ALTBalaji's new web series streaming on ZEE5, "It Happened in Calcutta" Review


The story is set in the 1960s and 1970s when India fought two major battles, one with Pakistan in 1971 and the other with a deadly disease called cholera. It begins in Calcutta in 1962 when our protagonists Ronobir Chatterjee, Kusum Ganguly and Ratan Bagchi join Calcutta's most respected medical college. Ronobir Chatterjee is an arrogant and flamboyant Casanova, while Kusum Ganguly is a nerd, a faithful girl with fixed and strong goals who is the only female MBBS student in college but falls for the bad boy and Ratan is interested in Kusum but unfortunately is friend zoned by her. Ronobir impregnates Kusum and breaks his heart by going to London to marry Sujata on the day they have to abort the child. After 9 years as they cross the road again, the complex feelings between them ignite when Kusum is engaged to his childhood friend Dr. Ratan. Right now Ronobir has lost Sujata to Cholera and as a changed man he is back to Calcutta to help epidemic patients. Kusum is captured as a prisoner of war by Pakistan while on the war front to serve the victims. Ronobir and Ratan, both decide to rescue her. The question is now, will Kusum be able to forgive Ronobir because he claims that he is a changed man now?


Karan Kundrra who played the role of Ronobir Chatterjee shines bright and is the show's soul. He did full justice to his character. Debutante Naghma Rizwan who played the role of Kusum made her presence on screen felt and is quite expressive. All supporting players also did a great job in this web period drama.


The music gives full justice to the story and songs like "Sukoon Hai Hawa Mein", "Ekla Chalo Re" and "Pyar Tujhse Behisaab" tie the story together. The background music is quite melodic and helps to create romance and chemistry between the main duo.


What happened in Calcutta is a love story that beautifully depicts true love, supplies, change of heart and forgiveness. Set in the beautiful city of Calcutta in the 1960s and 70s, this series shows the romantic drama between the charming Casanova, Ronobir and the shy Kusum, it evokes the retro feeling through everything, whether it be music, characters, attire or parties. We loved the modern interpretation of the & # 39; retro & # 39; in this series because there are many aspects that felt modern in comparison to the timeline of the show. The medical college environment created in this series is no less than a Karan Johar movie with stylish cars, clothes and bling. Undisturbed discussions about sex, the open flirting and kissing in front of a huge audience is something that made it more relevant to today's younger audience.

This series is surely more than just a love story that leaves viewers with mixed emotions, especially when Ronobir and Kusum meet after nine years. The cast in the series steals the show with its brilliant performances. This is definitely a well-cared love story in the middle of the war and epidemic in the 1960s-70s. We love the way the director, Ken Ghosh, portrays the entire plot that has a backdrop of Indo Pak's war, cholera and Naxal movement on screen as a gripping visual spectacle. The story of Joyeeta Chatterjee deserves all appreciation for turning the whole concept into a love story.

The last word

Overall "It Happened in Calcutta" is worth looking at because it beautifully describes true love and how it withstands the test of time and remains unchanged even during the epidemic and war. You can check out this ZEE5 original series here

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