Your Honor Review
Directed by: Eeshwar Nivas.
Starring: Jimmy Sheirgill, Varun Badola, Parul Gulati, Mita Vasisht and Mahabir Bhullar.
Written by: Ishan Trivedi
What it is all about:
Your Honor is a faithful remake of an award-winning Israeli show, Kvodo. It’s a story of a judge who puts family before principles as his son is embroiled in a hit-and-run case. Set in the city of Ludhiana in Punjab, the show revolves around an accident which leaves a gangster struggling for his life on a hospital bed. A teenager, Abeer (Pulkit Makol), who was driving the car that caused the accident, is the only son of sessions court judge Bishan Khosla (Sheirgill), who is in the race for becoming a High Court judge. While initially, Bishan asks his son to surrender, he later discovers that the man on the hospital bed is a criminal and decides to save his name and his only child from the police and goons, simultaneously.
What we liked:
The story has more twists and turns than one can imagine. Your Honor sets an interesting and quite intriguing premise. As the show moves on each and every episodes becomes more interesting as the story unfolds in front of us. Performances by a wonderful and talented ensemble cast keeps us hooked in the show. Jimmy Sheirgill is as seasoned as ever. Varun Badola is effortless as CRPF officer from UP settled in Punjab. The women of this show are more impressive. Mira Vashisht is scintillating as a tough police officer who becomes a victim of the system she was a part of. Parul Gulati is a surprise package. Suhasini Mulay yet again proves she is an effortless actress. It leaves us wanting for more as the season ends on a cliff hanger. Some of the tricks Bishan employs to keep the case off his son and also protect his status is very well crafted.
What we didn’t liked:
It starts slow, it is difficult to keep yourselves motivated to see the show in the start for the first three episodes. Also 12 episodes series of 35 minutes each could have been shorter. The sluggish pace of the thriller hurts the overall narrative.