Drama, Thriller, Suspense, Philosophy.
Arjun Rampal is back on screen with his presence in the OTT series “The Final Call.” This Zee 5 series is precisely what you need to watch for the right balance of thriller and psychology. Based on the book, “I Will Go With You: The Flight Of Lifetime” by Priya Kumar, the series taps the right areas and creates a lingering effect on the audience.
“The Final Call” takes an interesting take on “Death and Destiny” and tries to reflect on both aspects simultaneously. Different people from different backgrounds board a flight from Mumbai to Dubai without knowing what’s ahead in their lives. What happens if the fate of 300 passengers is in the hands of a person who isn’t mentally stable and risks all passengers’ lives?
V. Krishnamurthy(Neeraj Kabi), an astrologer, explains life and death philosophy, which induces deep interest within Siddharth Singhania (Javed Jaffrey), the famous business tycoon. An 18-year-old boy who is co-passenger to an Australian woman shares his dreams with her. These four people interact and share a connection during the journey.
Karan Sachdev (Arjun Rampal), the captain of the flight, is up to something but things don’t turn in his favor creating a havoc situation up in the air. The anti-terrorist squad and the negotiator Kiran Mirza(Sakshi Tanwar), try to control the situation peacefully, whereas Parineeta (Anupriya Goenka), the air hostess, tries every way possible to save the passengers on board. Meanwhile, the different passengers are linked with their darker versions of themselves and their life stories through flashbacks.
The cast is undoubtedly impressive and together brings out the best in the series. Be it the depressed captain’s role by Arjun or the bold officer by Sakshi, a fantastic screen presence by Javed Jaffrey or Neeraj Kabi, every character shines and leaves an effect on the audience.
The show’s makers undoubtedly don’t aim for entertainment as the series offers much more than it. It throws light upon topics like life, death, destiny, mental health and even patriarchy in a subtle manner. It is crafted excellently by the use of words without hurting any feelings. The Final Call depicts how a journey can sometimes change your life’s destination forever and not every trip is worth remembering, yet they teach us a lot in life!
Our Rating : 3.5/5
Imdb Rating : 7.2/10
Directed By: Vijay Lalwani
Cast : Arjun Rampal, Harshad Arora, Neeraj Kabi, Anupriya Goenka