Sunflower review: Sunil Grover shines in this half-baked ZEE5 show

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Speaking of other characters, Ashish Vidhyarthi plays Dilip Iyer, a candidate for Sunflower’s chairmanship. With him, things are not what they seem, and he is not who he appears to be. The eight-episode series intrigued me in in the beginning, but never delivered on its promise. But the suspense created through him doesn’t pan out, and you are left wanting. He dominates his wife and blames her for putting his life in danger as she didn’t fast on Karva Chauth. They hide their secrets well, but at the same time, lets you satisfy your crime-solving, clue-finding itch. Mukul Chadda as a school teacher intrigues you. Kapoor’s neighbour Dr Ahuja (Mukul Chaddha) is also on the radar for his suspicious behaviour. Then there is his daughter Paddy Iyer (Ria Nalavde) who gives an insight into a young mind and the apprehensions of a youngster’s life. (Photo: ZEE5)
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For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. It had a ton of potential that’s squandered away. There is the obvious one who looks guilty from the word go, and then there is the mysterious one with hidden motives. Or, are they just the usual suspects and there is more to it than meets the eye? The characters of Gurleen and Justina are also an example of how women are stereotyped in our society. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


Ranvir Shorey

Sunil Grover If at one moment you doubt his intentions, the very next moment you sympathise with him. (Photo: ZEE5)
Kudos to Bahl for giving us such edgy characters but interesting arcs apart, most of the characters and their subsequent plots do not not add anything substantial to the main plot, thus leaving the series without any real purpose. He is not your usual neighbour or colleague. Written by Arushi Jain
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Updated: June 11, 2021 11:56:40 am

Sunflower is streaming on ZEE5. Sunflower, the latest ZEE5 web series, created by Vikas Bahl, pulls you in from the beginning. Through him, the makers take a subtle dig at the prejudices that still prevail in the society — stigma around divorced women, single women, homosexuals and religions. It’s a pleasure to see Grover in a role of some substance. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. As inspectors Digendra (Ranvir Shorey) and Tambe (Girish Kulkarni) begin their investigation, the case gets trickier with Kapoor’s wife, played by Shonali Nagrani, entering the scene.×1.png
The trait of the best mystery thrillers is that you can’t see the twists coming from a mile off. He reacts impulsively and is short-tempered. Sunflower tries to walk this fine line, but it is not a smooth journey. If they make it too tough, frustration sets in; too easy and you get bored. Sales manager Sonu Singh (Sunil Grover) is the obvious suspect, with evidence stacked against him. A suburban residential society faces chaos as a resident, Raj Kapoor, is murdered and police start their investigation. Actor Ashish Vidyarthi in a still from Sunflower. Sunflower could have been a zany ride replete with some quirky characters, but an overstretched plot fails to keep us hooked. In one of his interviews, ahead of Sunflower’s release, Sunil Grover said he cannot put the web series in a particular genre, as it has “thrill, humour and dark comedy.” While it doesn’t fit into all these brackets, Sunflower’s character development is its strength. Are both of them involved in the murder? 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Vikas Bahl has made him a perfect mix of quirkiness and innocence. Grover’s character of Sonu Singh takes the cake.