Crash Course Review: Annu Kapoor’s Show Isn’t a Kota Factory But Worth Seeing | Web series


It is no secret that Kota, a city in Rajasthan, is synonymous with its hundreds of coaching centers buzzing with students preparing for IIT JEE and medical entrance exams. And with the TVF series Kota Factory tackling the subject with great sensitivity and realism, the expectations of a viewer with the new series Crash Course are somewhat similar. But this one goes far beyond the difficult lives of these IIT aspirants and their struggle in coaching centers as they literally go into a bloodbath to outdo others.

With a lot more drama and side stories of students as well as teachers and institute owners, Crash Course has too much to pack into its over 7.5 hour runtime. And a question that arises at every turn is: how true could that be? Read also : Annu Kapoor says ‘kaun hai’ Aamir Khan asked about Laal Singh Chaddha: ‘I don’t watch movies’

Coming back to Kota Factory which had its Jeetu bhaiya as the only teacher every student wanted, Crash Course also has its own charm in AK Sir, Pranay Pachauri. He spins the same magic with his ways of teaching and his good looks only add to the appeal. But while Jeetu bhaiya and his group of innocent students have connected with the public in a very realistic way, AK sir’s decision to tutor a girl from a rival institute at his home sets the stage for a series which would rather fall into a drama than an academic docuseries like Kota Factory.

Crash Course is led by Ratanraj Jindal of Annu Kapoor, owner of an ever-growing range of coaching institutes in Kota. So much so that he dreams of dominating the city and one day renaming it RJ Nagar. With barely a bone of kindness in him, Annu Kapoor is less of a pedagogue and more of an unstoppable businessman who would do anything to ensure that his students rank in the top ten at IIT JEE. As Kota Factory evoked the poaching of elementary school students and teachers, Crash Course’s Annu Kapoor embarks on a ruthless hunt, overtaking institutes, poaching their students, and even introducing banned drugs to make her students perform better than others. entrance exams. . At times, he even comes across as the unflinching “bad guy” using a student’s suicide to his advantage.

Crash Course falls far short of Kota Factory in realism, but takes credit for addressing student suicides, parental pressure, distractions they face away from home, love angles, pregnancy in teenage and even drugs. He diverts the students to the bloodbath among the owners of institutes in the second semester, and thereafter no student is spotted with a book in hand. The Amazon Prime series has everything it takes to make an inviting binge watch, but not without a question of what might be true.

Student suicides are a grim reality in the competitive world, and the show deserves credit for the way it shines a light on the stories of three contestants. It forces us to think about everything that could have been done to prevent this from happening. The way the series opens with a suicide attempt and ends with the apocalyptic effects of a suicide leaves the viewer with a lot to think about.

I missed how Kota Factory hit the right chord in half the runtime, with the rarely used monochrome setting adding to the effect. And when I thought Crash Course had strayed far too far after a similar first half, the final two episodes manage to rekindle my interest, even if it continues to be very dramatic. Like Kota Factory, this one also does the trick with awesome soundtracks to keep the mood going. The show may not have the monochrome effect, but cannot be judged to focus more on the entertaining aspect. He manages to be sensitive with his way of imagining a suicide at the end. Although Crash Course looks too much like Kota Factory at first, I wonder if it’s better not to compare them at all, at least for the subject matter they cover.


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