Review of OK Computer(Disney-Hotstar)
Rating: 0 stars
Hold me back.Please. I want to touch the feet of all the geniuses who have contributed to this magnum-dopus. And I do mean dopus…when an opus is put together by a doped team it is dopus, right?
So do make yourself visible , all you wizards of the web world so I can pay my respects. I must confess that this is the first webseries which I haven’t understood fully…or rather I haven’t understood at all, hence fully.Pardon my tendency to explain the punchlines, I am stricken with fits of intellectual inadequacy after sitting through 40×6(that is 6 episodes of 40 minutes each) of brain-hammering inanity.
Or , so its seemed to me. This may be my failing as a non-enlightened viewer. I mean this is how a large section of viewers reacted to Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali and Mani Kaul’s Duvidha.Ok Computer joins those great works of cerebral masturbation created entirely and solely for the entertainment of the director and his dedicated soldiers. Co-directors Neil Pagedar and Pooja Shetty, writers Anand Gandhi,Neil Pagedar and Pooja Shett. I look on those creators of this anarchic work of disembodied art with awe and admiration.
You may be wondering why I have not so far said anything about the plot of this futuristic feel-crude experience. I have my reasons. For one ,narrating the plot of a series I’d rather forget would cause me serious emotional damage(are the makers of the series willing to fund my medicals bills?). Also, I have to confess I am not sure what this whole heretic hullabaloo is all about.
There is a murder, a scowling cop played by Vijay Varma who hates robots. There is Radhika Apte who loves robots. Kani Kusruti plays fk-knows-what.She keeps changing clothes and loyalty and the drop of a (computer) hack. Kani tries hard to see the humour of it all. She is a brave woman.The only humour I can see in Ok Computer is the freedom that I have to switch off whenever I want. But some perverse streak in me kept me watching till the end. I hoped that the Robot named Ajeeb would stop annoying me with his grating voice which sounds like a nagging old woman who keeps pestering you with her demands.
Now that I’ve finished watching Ok Computer my life has changed forever. I look with kindness at Coolie No 1 and Madame Chief Minister. I look at walnuts with new eyes now after hearing someone in the baffling series say, “Do you like walnuts? I love walnuts.”
I used to.