‘Jamtara’ Season 2: Review – Attempts to Avoid the Banalities of a Sequel & Thrives on Outstanding Performances

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To create conflicts that do not appear preposterous and pretentious, it is critical to understand the politics of a landscape, its culture, power dynamics, expected code of conduct, and sensibilities holistically.

“Sabka number ayega, Jamtara” Season 1 did this effortlessly, which helped it stand out from the plethora of series that attempted to weave their narrative around similar settings. The most difficult challenge is to avoid becoming a gimmicky representation.

A film or series has nothing authentic to say but still tries to latch onto a tried and tested formula. “Jamtara” arrived at a time when everyone wanted to tell the stories of small towns because they knew a certain peculiarity was omnipresent in the characters who lived there.

Many of these films and series had no particular story to tell and wanted to take advantage of the setting, uniqueness, and flavors. The blatant stereotyping made you realize that the writing was not supported by adequate research.

In Season 1, “Jamtara” cleared this hurdle and passed the authenticity test with flying colors. With the announcement of Season 2, however, another pertinent question needed to be addressed. The creators had to decide which way they wanted to take the story to keep the franchise’s integrity and give the audience a deeper conflict.

“Sabka Number Aayega, Jamtara” Soumendra Padhi directed Season 2, and Trishant Srivastava wrote it. It is based on an idea developed by Nishank Verma. It picks up where Season 1 left off, transporting us to the underprivileged underbelly of Jharkhand’s Jamtara district.

When the youth in the small town realize that easy money can be made without much risk, they find a purpose. Local politicians created an environment where illegal activities could be carried out without fear of being caught or otherwise inconvenienced.

Soon after, Jamtara witnessed the formation of a phishing ring that filled the pockets of the political elite while fueling the aspirations of the youth.

The country was still adjusting to the digital age, and these free-spirited youth took full advantage of the general public’s ignorance.

Now that the premise has been established, the challenge is to explore the narrative further and create plot points that aren’t frivolous and, more importantly, aren’t there for the sake of being there. So, let’s start with the positive aspects of “Jamtara” Season 2 and what it does that most franchise sequels can’t.

Trishant Srivastava ensures that the series maintains its footing and does so firmly. Naturally, a creator is influenced by precedents that have already been established, and it is unavoidable that strains of pre-existing creations will be visible in his perspective.

The catch is that you must keep an eye on those inspirations and prevent them from becoming imitations. “Jamtara” is capable of doing so.

The series isn’t afraid to make controversial decisions. It delves into the complexities of human emotions and the darkness that lurks within them, which sometimes even the person experiencing them is unaware of.

The series avoids stereotyping any character, which brings me to an important point about how to prevent cringe-worthy dialogue writing that relies heavily on stereotypical images and is miles away from the actual terminology of the land.

We’ve often seen writers insert specific words into dialogues to give the impression that the characters are fluent in the local dialect and belong to a make-believe world.

The terminology becomes a barometer of authenticity. However, the point is that 90% of the time, writers make everything far too pretentious and superficial.

The use of local jargon is never the yardstick but rather a supplementary aspect that is useless if one does not understand what behaviors are given accreditation by the society to which they are referring. “Jamtara” focuses on the heart of the conversation and can enhance it by using just the right amount of local dialect.

The series dramatically benefits from some outstanding performances. Amit Sial in the role of Brajesh Bhan, Sparsh Shrivastav in the role of Sunny Mondal, Dibyendu Bhattacharya in the role of Inspector Biswa, Monika Panwar in the part of Gudiya Mondal, Anshuman Pushkar in the role of Rocky, and the rest of the cast put on an excellent performance.

Rinku Mondal’s character is probably the meatiest and most intriguing of the bunch, and Ravi Chahar’s performance elevates it even further. “Jamtara” Season 2, like Season 1, relies heavily on metaphors and analogies to create profundity around its narrative.

The screenplay makes subtle references to and draws inspiration from ancient Indian epics and folklore. It adds a philosophical layer to the vice known as “desire” and helps us understand the complexities of human emotions.

Bachha and Munna, played by Rohit Kp and Harshit Gupta, respectively, add a “Shakespearean” tinge to the proceedings.

They appear to be personifications of the macabre witches from the world of the Scottish general Macbeth. They investigate the very existence of humans to find a plausible explanation for their motivations.

As the story progresses, you’ll notice that the creators try to add a lot of angles that disrupt the narrative’s cohesiveness and, as a result, make it look a little scattered.

In the climax, the writers attempt to condense everything into a single structure, and you can’t help but wonder why certain subplots are included. But there’s so much flavor added to even the most meaningless subplots that you won’t get tired of them.

No big reveal at the end of the series will catch you off guard. You’d figure out halfway through which way it’s going to go. “Jamtara” is the ideal blend of compelling dramatization and realism. The characters’ motivations may become mundane as the story progresses, but their dynamics remain as fresh as ever.

Jamtara is an intriguing watch because of the variety of relationships shared by the various characters. The series is not afraid to expose you to the harsh reality of a power-crazed and unjust patriarchal system. “Jamtara” tries hard to avoid the potholes and occasionally trips over them, but it quickly regains its balance and resumes its brisk and reassuring walk.

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