Despite boasting an ensemble solid that includes mainstream actors, Kavithalayaa’s sitcom on Amazon Prime Video evokes derision and never pleasure
There is not any escaping the sinking feeling you’re sure to expertise whereas watching Kavithalayaa’s Time Enna Boss!?, a Tamil sitcom streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
What makes the expertise much more dreadful is that the solid, which options a number of mainstream actors like Bharat Niwas, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Karunakaran and Robo Shankar to call a couple of, come off unstuck regardless of their admirable dedication to stay to character.
The present is a three-hour lengthy facepalm marathon. It follows the story of 4 time travellers who’re re-routed to 2019, and into the home of Bala (Bharat). Bharathi (Priya) is from 1975, Killi (Robo) is from 1000 AD Hannah (Sanjana Sarathy) is from 1895 whereas Buggy (Karunakaran) is from 2075.
An attention-grabbing premise? Maybe, if the present’s laughs had been derived from these time travellers’ misadventures of becoming right into a world that’s not theirs. That mentioned — the place precisely are the laughs on this present? It is a query which the writers, led by the present’s creator Super Subu, should reply. Adding pretend laughter makes watching the present a buggier expertise than Karunakaran’s character.
There are a number of popular culture references: from 7G Rainbow Colony and Hip Hop Tamizha Adhi to Salman Khan and phrase performs on in style manufacturers like lifeless bull — ring any bell? — however all of this comes throughout as an incoherent mess in an incorrigible setup. The problematic state of the present’s writing and filming is greatest encapsulated in episode six (Shrooms), which is only a 20-minute scorching mess of Robo Shankar getting excessive on you recognize what. Poor sound design and dubbing solely add to the chaos.
The props, writing and presentation make Time Enna Boss!? an attention-grabbing cross between theatre and a spoof present on TV like a Lollu Sabha. Except, there isn’t a leisure worth. Certainly nothing that may maintain you to your seats for 3 actually lengthy hours — or 10,800 seconds, for the sake of time journey — which you would have as an alternative spent watching paint dry!
The most profoundly humorous and thought-provoking a part of Time Enna Boss!? is that this hidden message: on the entrance to Bala’s condominium constructing there’s a board that proclaims ‘Manda Bathram’. If solely we knew that it needed to be taken actually…
‘Time Enna Boss!?’ is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.