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She
She (TV series) poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Created byImtiaz Ali
Written byImtiaz Ali
Divya Johri
Directed byArif Ali
Avinash Das
StarringAaditi Pohankar
Vijay Varma
Kishore kumar
Theme music composerIshaan Chhabra
ComposerGaurang Soni
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi and English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Production locationIndia
CinematographyAmit Roy
EditorManish Jaitly
Production companiesWindow Seat Films
Inferno Pictures
Viacom18 Motion Pictures
Tipping Point Productions
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original release20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)

She is an Indian crime drama streaming television series created and written by Imtiaz Ali and Divya Johry.[1] Directed by Arif Ali and Avinash Das under production house Window Seat Films, the series stars Aaditi Pohankar, Vijay Varma and Kishore. It follows the story of a female constable who goes undercover to bust an underworld gang.[2] She premiered on Netflix on 20 March 2020.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

She follows the story of a poor female constable in the Indian Police Force who has been inducted in the Anti Narcotics Group to fight a major drug lord.[5] As a part of the mission, Bhumika goes undercover as a prostitute in Mumbai city. Meanwhile, at home, Bhumika has to fight off her drunk husband and work on finalizing her divorce with him. She is the sole earning person of her family, with her mother battling an illness and her sister studying in college. The show depicts the idea that a woman’s body can work well to control her surroundings.[6]

Cast[edit]

  • Aaditi Pohankar as Bhumika Pardeshi
  • Vijay Varma as Sasya
  • Vishwas Kini as Jason Fernandez
  • Saqib Ayub as Hemant
  • Vishesh Sagar as Kartik
  • Sandeep Sridhar Dhabale
  • Paritosh Sand as DCP Shishir Mathur
  • Shivani Rangole as Rupa
  • Suhita Thatte as Bhumika's Mother
  • Kishore Kumar G as Nayak
  • Sandeep Dhabale as Lokhande
  • Dhruv Thukral as Deep

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"The Pickup"Arif Ali, Avinash DasImtiaz Ali20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)
Police officer Bhumi goes undercover as a prostitute to bust a drug cartel leader, but when the operation goes awry, she makes an unexpected discovery.
22"The Proposal"Arif Ali, Avinash DasImtiaz Ali, Manish Gaekwad20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)
A visit from Bhumi's estranged husband angers her rebellious sister. Sasya agrees to cooperate in a police interrogation - on one condition.
33"The Pawn's Move"Arif Ali, Avinash DasImtiaz Ali, Manish Gaekwad20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)
The team doubts Bhumi's mettle after Sasya manages to rattle her. Fernandez pushes to keep her as an undercover agent in a plan to nab Sasya's boss.
44"Night Walk"Arif Ali, Avinash DasImtiaz Ali, Manish Gaekwad20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)
After going to dangerous lengths to prove herself, Bhumi is recruited into Fernandez's department, and begins to prepare for her risky new role.
55"It's Time"Arif Ali, Avinash DasImtiaz Ali, Manish Gaekwad20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)
Newly emboldened, Bhumi seduces an unlikely target. Ahead of Nayak's arrival in Mumbai, Sasya attempts to gain police trust as an informant.
66"The Promise"Arif Ali, Avinash DasImtiaz Ali, Manish Gaekwad20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)
With Nayak now in Mumbai, Bhumi is moved to a hotel under police surveillance, but her first encounter with the kingpin takes the team by surprise.
77"Devil's Share"Arif Ali, Avinash DasImtiaz Ali, Manish Gaekwad20 March 2020 (2020-03-20)
In the wake of an unexpected complication, Fernandez doubts Sasya's loyalty. Caught off guard by a suspicious Nayak, Bhumi drops her own bombshell.

Critical reception[edit]

Swetha Ramakrishnan from Firstpost gave credit to the cinematography of the series and applauded the cast performances. However, she further mentioned how and why she was disappointed with Imtiaz Ali on the plot. [7] Hindustan Times termed the series as sleazy and sloppy but hailed few instances from the series. [8]

Scroll.in appreciated the performance of Vijay Verma and highlighted that his character who was used to setup the events in the series was eventually sidelined at the end, which was disheartening. [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arora, Akhil (4 March 2020). "Imtiaz Ali's She: Trailer, March Release Date Unveiled for New Netflix Series From India". NDTV. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  2. ^ "In Netflix series 'She', an undercover constable takes on a ganglord". Scroll.in. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Aaditi Pohankar's Netflix series 'She' is about a female constable taking on a drug cartel". The Hindu. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Netflix drops power-packed trailer of Imtiaz Ali's crime-thriller 'She'". The Free Press Journal. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ "She Review: Women Deserve Better Than This Netflix Series". NDTV.com. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  6. ^ "She Web Series Review Netflix Series | A Perfect Review". 23 May 2020. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Netflix's She review: Imtiaz Ali's streaming debut could have been an intelligent thriller if not for its inherent male gaze-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 23 March 2020.
  8. ^ "She review: Imtiaz Ali's bad luck spills onto sleazy, sloppy new Netflix series". Hindustan Times. 20 March 2020.
  9. ^ Ramnath, Nandini. "'She' review: Profane games and limp erotic thrills in Imtiaz Ali's first web series for Netflix". Scroll.in.

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