TVF Aspirants Review: Engaging and Satisfying Mini Web Series with A Customary Storyline
Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Shivankit Singh Parihar, Abhilash Thapliyal, Sunny Hinduja, Namita Dubey, Kuljeet Singh, Bijou Thaangjam, etc.
Director: Apoorv Singh Karki
Created By: Arunabh Kumar, Shreyansh Pandey
Written By: Deepesh Sumitra Jagdish
Story: Aspirants is the story of three best friends, Abhilash (Naveen Kasturia), Guri (Shivankit Singh Parihar), and SK (Abhilash Thapliyal). The story revolves around three friends’ past and present time where the past shows their struggle in Old Rajendra Nagar of Delhi, while the present shows the aftermath.
The trio came from different backgrounds but had a common ambition of clearing UPSC and become a civil servant of India. So, they joined the same coaching institute. However, their personal lives become intertwined through their struggles and failures. Years later, the thick as friends separated.
It is the story of three UPSC aspirants’ journey and, most notably, their bond besides all odds.
Performance: Naveen Kasturia, Shivankit Singh Parihar, and Abhilash Thapliyal are the main pillars of the series. Every character has a unique and impactful moment throughout the webs series. Among the trio, “Naveen Kasturia” (as Abhilash) is the main character because his journey and rigidity create the core conflict of the narrative. From the initial nerd-like appearance to the confident IAS officer, he played the character very well. Shivankit Singh Parihar and Abhilash Thapliyal get equal footing. Sunny Hinduja as Sandeep Bhaiya appears briefly in between, but his every scene leaves an impact.
Direction: Apoorv Singh Karki made a masterpiece. This web series beautifully showed the struggle and journey of UPSC aspirants.
Verdict: It is an inspiring story, so go for it. You will never regret it.