Review: Farzi (Season 1)

After catching up with The Night Manager, I took up to watching another show that was on my list. Farzi gets many things right, and this post is going to be just me raving about it.

In a bid to save his uncle’s printing press that stands for righteousness and revolution, Sunny (Shahid Kapoor) teams up with his best friend to choose a path opposite of those values. He finds an outlet for his underappreciated artistic skills in designing the perfect counterfeit note, unrecognizable by the government’s new software.

Like many vices in life, what was justified as a compulsion quickly turned into addiction. Having doors opened and respect earned pushes Sunny and his friend deeper into counterfeiting. Things get too real too quick as they find themselves between a ruthless gangster (Kay Kay Menon) and a relentless cop (Vijay Sethupathi).

It was great to see Shahid Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon together after Haider. I don’t know if they worked together after it but I’m sure no performance was as strong. They find themselves on opposite sides again in Farzi but this time they share a very different chemistry. But one thing that got me excited for every episode, eight in a row, was definitely the Vijay Sethupathi’s scenes. He lived a life of pain, professionally and personally, but he was still motivated to get his rivals down. His scenes with one particular character (you will know when you watch it) had me cracking up almost every time.

Farzi is a must watch. Thrill, suspense, drama, comedy; it has many things going for it.

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