The Trial web-series is based on The Good Wife, highly successful legal drama worldwide. Indian version has Kajol Devgan in the lead role with Bengal actor Jisshu Sengupta playing the male lead. The Trial has released on Disney Hotstar on 14th July. The streaming giant has released the series expecting a huge success among ladies. Kajol after Lust Stories 2, has been part of The Trial. Let’s discuss about the web-series now.
The Trial Cast: Kajol Devgan, Jisshu Sengupta, Kubbra Sait, Sheeba Chaddha, Alyy Khan, Gaurav Pandey
The Trial Crew:
Written by Hussain Dalal, Abbas Dalal, Siddharth Kumar
Based on The Good Wife
Music by Sangeet-Siddharth
Cinematography by Manoj Soni
Produced by Parag Desai, Ajay Devgn, Deepak Dhar, Rajesh Chadha
Directed by Suparn Verma
The Trial Genre: Legal Drama
The Trial Streaming Platform: Disney+ Hotstar
The Trial Rating: 2.25/5
The Trial Plot:
The Trial is a legal drama about Noyonika Sengupta(Kajol Devgan) who has to find herself in crisis. Her husband, Rajeev Sengupta(Jisshu Sengupta) is a judge and he faces a scandal. As he is arrested and on trial, Noyonika has to join a law firm. She joins the firm of Vishal Chaubey(Alyy Khan), her college friend. She has to firmly stand on her feet and develop a career-oriented attitude from being a home-maker. She has to deal with the humiliation due to the public scandal of her husband. Watch The Trial to know more about the trial these characters have gone through.
The Trial Analysis:
The Trial has a very interesting premise to start off. There are some old Hindi films that too talk about home-makers finding themselves as career women for family. The Good Wife talks about a person with low confidence looking to make a career and learn as the opportunities arise. She becoming worldly clever and winning in career is a very good premise. The Trial tries to build it like The Good Wife TV series. It being a TV series, the time it required to build to the events works better. The Trial fails to gather momentum as the episodes unravel. The series feels like a big drag as it circles around the issue without addressing it.
Kajol has given her earnest performance in the character. While we do know about her talent and prowess, somehow she looked confused about character motivation. Still, she is fairly consistent through the series. The Trial needed some more strong women and male characters to see how Noyonika is growing against the tide or getting influenced. It just feels to generic in writing and overtly melodramatic at places. Had the writing team tried to give more teeth to other characters along with Kajol, this series might have been interesting to watch. The Trial ends up being a good premise derailed into bitten path with uninspired writing.
The Trial Positives:
Set-up of roadblocks
The Trial Negatives:
Too much drag
The Trial Bottom-line: Loses Steam from mid-point
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