Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2020

Amazon Prime : Breathe into the Shadows : Review

New Delhi, July 10, 2020.

The hypothetical plot line is familiar– a missing child is to be found. The ambience where the overdrawn characters interact, the technicals such as dialogues, costumes, locations and everything else in addition to it is too uninteresting and leave a bad after taste. Even in a known territory, Dr Avinash Sabharwal (Abhishek) and Abha (Nithya Menen) feel distanced and we fail to invest in their plight, when otherwise we ought to have been nervous with breaking down and distressed parents in search of their little girl held captive by a baddie.

One situation to another, expected twists and turns seem unworthy of the long wait since there’s nothing extraordinary in terms of performances happening in the meantime. Even with medium format episodes (40- 45 mins) and a meaty premise, the writers have struggled to uplift the situations and the series verges on uninspiring and bland. The main villain looks daunting, but only when the camera goes low-angle and little shadow play happens in the ‘den’. His portrayal makes borderline mockery of negative and twisted characters.

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