Breathe: into the Shadows Review; Abhishek Bachchan’s Debut Web Series Throws Light on Split Personalities

Breathe Into The Shadows Review
Breathe Into The Shadows Review

Breathe: Into The Shadows Review; Abhishek Bachchan is the soul of this Amazon Prime series

Breathe: Into The Shadows Amazon Prime’s psychological drama thriller series that was released on10 July 2020. The story revolves around a man, Dr. Avinash Sabharwal (Abhishek Bachchan), and his chef wife, Abha (Nithya Menen) are parents to a young girl named Siya (Ivana Kaur), who is a ‘juvenile diabetic’ in need of regular insulin shots. Meanwhile, while at a birthday party, Siya is kidnapped by a masked man.

The kidnapper demands an unusual ransom, that Sabharwal must kill someone. In reality, it is Abhishek Bachchan himself who is the masked man bad uncle, as a result of his multiple personality disorder.

Director: Mayank Sharma

Genre: Drama | Thriller

In Theatres: 10 July 2020

Runtime: 12 episodes of 46 min

Studio: Abundantia Entertainment

Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Nithya Menen, Hrishikesh Joshi, Srikant Verma, Plabita Borthakur, Saiyami Kher, Ivana Kaur.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Abhishek Bachchan in Breathe Into the Shadows
Abhishek Bachchan in Breathe Into the Shadows

Breathe: Into The Shadows Review

The crime thriller throws Abhishek Bachchan making his digital on-screen debut and portraying a doting father who tries hard to search for his missing daughter. Although Breathe: Into the Shadows has nothing in common with the first season but only one thing in common, how far will a father go to save his child?

Director Mayank Sharma merely brings a thematic sequel that tries to show the life of a person with split personalities. But this series is a somewhat loosely written season and bounces in and out of a kidnapping drama. The creation and search of a psychotic killer somewhere or other fails to engage the audience and ends up being plain preposterous. Abhishek Bachchan, Nithya Menen, Amit Sadh, Saiyami Kher, Hrishikesh Joshi, Srikant Verma and Plabita Borthakur perform their parts well, but it is the overall writing that lets them down.

There are some parts of the series which work better and by the time we start getting the hang of the convoluted, confused logic, the reveals of split personalities begin and the last few episodes stretch our patience even more, as the series rolls towards a predictable denouement.

Nithya Menen in Breathe Into The Shadows
Nithya Menen in Breathe Into The Shadows

Overall you need to spend nearly 10 hours of your life, wanting to know what happens next. All you can do is watch it once and kill your time in this pandemic.

Amit Sadh in Breathe Into The Shadows
Amit Sadh in Breathe Into The Shadows
Saiyami Kher in Breathe Into The Shadows
Saiyami Kher in Breathe Into The Shadows

Breathe: into the Shadows Review

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