Kathmandu Connection Season 2 Takes a Dark Turn This Season
Amit Sial’s ‘Kathmandu Connection Season 2’ is a crime thriller, which is pacier this time but runs on familiar grounds. It will be streamed on SonyLiv soon.
With its second season, the Amit Sial-starring investigative thriller Kathmandu Connection is back. Sachin Pathak’s series features a solid cast and a decent story.
Although the twists were right in the first season, the pace was too slow. The pace is faster this season, but it becomes familiar territory and loses teeth.
After the events of season one, Samar Kaushik (Amit sial) has resigned from the force and now lives in peace running a hotel at a hill station.
Shivani (Aksha Paradasany) isn’t giving up on her investigation. She lands on something very explosive.
Shivani is also put in danger by the latter. Sunny (Anshuman Pushkar), in love with Shivani, takes him to Wajid Narayan (Prashanth Naryan), who is the mastermind behind all this chaos. The story reveals the whole India-Pakistan feud, as well as terrorism.
Kathmandu Connection showed a marked improvement in its pace, as we already mentioned. This was the main problem in the first season. Guess Pathak listened to the reviews.
The entire India-Pakistan tension has been handled intelligently and deftly without resorting to unnecessary enemy bashing. This is what sensible filmmakers should expect these days.
The entire Pakistani insurgent group that tried to disrupt the Indo-Pak summit has been killed. Even if you add great performances and story structure, there is nothing new in this subplot.
It ends up being a ‘been there, done that’ story regardless of whether you intended it. The Deja Vu effect is very prevalent in Kathmandu Connection.
The unique aspect of the first season is that you couldn’t tell who was just or fair. Everyone had a dark side. This was a great asset. This finesse is completely lost in the second season.
Samarth Kaushik, who left people confused in the first season, is now the nice guy with a clear agenda.
Sunny is now one of those lovable heroes from the 90s that only wants to get revenge. All that realism doesn’t have any effect on the story.
As usual, performances are quite impressive. Amit Sial receives his redemption in a seamless manner, without being an overly righteous cop.
Anshuman Pushkar performed well in his one-dimensional role, while Prashanth Narayan did his best to stun us with what he does best. Aksa does a great job in her role.