ZEE5's Bombers Web series Review : An inspirational Sport Drama
A new web series Bombers directed by Vishal Furia and written by Vishal Kapoor is live on ZEE5. Inspired by real events, the series stars Ranvir Shorey, Varun Mitra, Aahana Kumra, Zakir Hussain, Sapna Pabbi, Anup Soni and Meiyang Chang in key roles.
Starting with a tragic bus accident and all the players of a football team called BombersFC die except Badol (Varun Mitra). On the other hand, a corrupt politician is trying to build a shopping mall in their club's ground. From that point, the story revolves around the various situations and struggles of BombersFC to get their club's ground back. It shows the struggle of the local community to rebuild their beloved #BombersFC from scratch. Each episode has its unique approach with a brilliant focus on character building, like the love life of Badol (Varun Mitra), Struggle of coach Debo (Ranvir Shorey) to overcome from his own failures in life, the love angle of Aahana Kumara with Varun Mitra. We could go on with the examples.
The plot of the series is set at Chandan Nagar which has a rich French colonial heritage, being a formal French colony. Even during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the final match between France and Croatia was telecast live on the big giant screen at Chandannagar. The decision of setting the story in Bengal was good as it helped the series to get emotional connect of the region's football lovers.
On the acting front, Varun Mitra and Ranbir Shorey give their best to their roles. Aahana Kumra continues to shine as she did in many web series and movies like Lipstick Under my Burkha. However, in Bombers, we wish she had more screen time to show her talent. Even Bigg Boss Winner Prince Narula is in the series and gave a short but great performance. In a negative role, Anup Soni was a surprise as we haven't seen him take such a role in a while. The way he uses that fake innocence politicians often use in front of the public along with the political games was spectacular.
The direction of the series by Vishal Furia was also good as you feel connected to every character and story to the series in all the episodes. Bombers also has one rap song that is not only catchy but also helps to take the story forward.
In short, #BombersFC is must watch for the people who love to watch sports dramas and love football. So, go and watch this inspirational story of a football team and share with us your views about the series in the comments.