Shahid Kapoor stars in the 8-part Amazon series, “Farzi,” directed by the talented duo of Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. The series takes the viewer on a journey into the fake world of counterfeiting, which is the second oldest profession in the world, and India is a major market for fake goods.
The storyline is intriguing, and the performances by all the actors, including Vijay Sethupathi, Bhuvan Arora, Amol Palekar, Zakir Hussain, Rashii Khanna, and Regina Cassandra, are solid. Amol Palekar plays the role of Shahid Kapoor’s grandfather, who runs a newspaper called Kranti, and still believes that he can bring about change through his writing. Shahid Kapoor’s character, Sunny, is a failed artist who turns to create fake currency notes in an effort to keep the newspaper alive.
The series highlights the struggles of the middle-class population in India who are constantly in debt and unable to live comfortably. The divide between the rich and the poor is a central theme, and the show touches on the fact that people often yearn for things they cannot have.
Vijay Sethupathi makes his Bollywood debut in Farzi as Michael, a cop with a troubled married life who is determined to catch the kingpin of counterfeits, Mansoor Dalal, played by K K Menon. The film-making duo of Raj and DK are known for their unconventional storytelling, and Farzi is no exception. They delve into the heart of the world they are portraying, allowing the story to develop before reaching the final plot.
Rating: 4 (out of 5 stars)
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Bhuvan Arora, Amol Palekar, Zakir Hussain, Rashii Khanna, Regina Cassandra
Director: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.