Postman, the Zee5 web series starring Munishkanth in the lead role as Raju, came with a lot of expectations post its impressive promos and the quirky characterisation. However, as you get past five episodes of the series launched recently, there’s not much in it to create any sort of intrigue. The story of a postman watching Rajinikanth’s Basha on the first day and waking up from coma after 23 years was an interesting premise, to begin with, but the director Prashanth Gunasekaran barely capitalises on it with his sleep-inducing narration.
The five episodes sees the lead character deliver letters to those people that he failed to do so 23 years ago. This gives a chance for the director to take us through the emotions pertaining to those letters and how they bring upon a difference to those who receive it. Though the concept is impressive, the backstories of the letters aren’t exactly appealing. There was a wonderful opportunity for the storyteller to observe differences in the society across a span of two decades, but there’s trivial humour and poor detailing that distracts us from the actual story.
The first five episodes of a series must make us wait for the rest episodes; this one does exactly the opposite. It certainly proves that Zee5 has a long way to go before dreaming of consistency in the digital space. The elusive wait for a solid Tamil web series continues.
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