The Office, Indian adaptation of classic English series is out on the streaming platform. There were lots of apprehensions on it based on the teaser that was released to announce the arrival of the show. Well, now that the entire series is out, we can say with confidence that those can be dismissed as kneejerk reactions from diehard fans.
Having said that, The Office is still not a pleasing outing that would be lapped up by everyone. It would fall into the same category as its remake in the US. If one is a fan of the original, it will take time to get used to a whole new take. One can see an effort has been put to make it relatable to the Indian people, the characters and there backdrops and quirks have been modified to local sensibilities.
But, it all feels boring. The inherent energy of the original or its remake seems to be missing so far. The making style takes time to get used to with these redesigned characters. The undercurrent ‘fun’ is missing.
The good thing though is the show is growing with each episode, and maybe at the mid-point, it could feel a whole lot better. Right now, props to the earnestness, but nothing more to it to make it memorable.
The Office is streaming online on Hotstar Premium. Applause Entertainment has produced the series helmed by Debbie Rao and Rohan Sippy.
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