Released on MXPlayer, the web-series Ashram brings out the black deeds of the con Godman open in the form of a brilliant drama. Prakash Jha is a master director and Ashram is the product of his extensive research into the life of Gurmeet Ram Rahim who operated from his den Dera, in Sirsa, Haryana.
Ashram web series on Ram Rahim: Storyline & Direction of Ashram
The complete series is based on Gurmeet Ram Rahim as to how he built his cult, brought in followers and ran a mini economy out of his Ashram spread over several acres. Though there is no direct hint given by the makers if the story belonged to the conman Ram Rahim, but the turning of events tells it clearly to be one. Though the caste related privilege shown towards a lower caste Police Inspector is rather immature and in bad light.
Prakash Jha’s direction is up to the mark and despite being slow, it won’t bore you. The well researched and aptly written screenplay is exciting as the plots lead from one crime to another. The big stage and large canvas production coming from Prakash Jha’s Productions, Ashram is visually appealing too.
Bobby Deol, in the portrayal of Gurmeet Ram Rahim has done justice to the fake flamboyance the conman carried. Except for few instances where Bobby appeared to be falling in the role, he sounded exactly like the Baba, delivered dialogues like one.
Other actors in major roles are Anupriya Goenka, Aaditi Pohankar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, and Darshan Kumar are playing important characters. Aditi is an excellent actor and delivers dialogues aptly. Anupriya’s role impacts the least. Her character is not well drawn and appears forced at times. Chandan Roy Sanyal has delivered the best show among all. His acting is spotless, through there was scope of him being more ruthless and dramatic. But, that depends on the Director as to how Prakash Jha drew the character for Chandan.
Background Score & Rating
Matching the vibes of any Ashram of a popular Godman in India, Background score is soothing to ears. The series deserves 6.5/10.