Agent Anand Santosh Web Series Review: A renowned Telugu OTT platform contacted Shanmukh Jaswanth to collaborate on a new web series and that is Agent Anand Santhosh. Because this is the first mini-series that Aha has supported and hence has the same cast as Shanmukh’s web series, let’s dive right in and see if the hype is justified.
The detective office’s most important rule is don’t accept a case if you can’t afford it, so Anand Santhosh (Shanmukh Jaswanth) joins as a new employee because the office follows some rules that Anand Santhosh must follow as well. Initially, Anand Santhosh receives some silly cases like missing milk packets and neighbor slippers. When he eventually discovers that the kidnappings are being carried out by a large group of people, only then can he begin to unravel the mystery.
Cast & Crew
Subbu. K and Arun Pawar directed the series, which starred Shanmukh Jaswanth, Vaishali Raj, Alankrita Shah, and Prithvi Jakhaas and included cinematography by Danush Bhaskar, music by Ajay Arasada, and production by Vandana. B and Aha.
|Series Name||Agent Anand Santhosh|
|Music Director||Ajay Arasada|
|Cast||Shanmukh Jaswanth, Vaishali Raj, Alankrita Shah, Prithvi Jakhaas|
|Editor||Krishna Karthik Vunnava|
While the plot of Agent Anand Santhosh isn’t particularly inventive (as is the case with Chantabbai and the more recent Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya), Shanmukh’s comic timing and the makers’ creative use of his talents kept the miniseries interesting. Shanmukh is well-known for his comic timing, and the series’ makers made full use of it, as did the plot. It’s like watching seven or eight episodes.
We enjoyed the lighter moments, but as soon as the tone turns to something more serious, we lose interest since the plot doesn’t feel like it belongs in a series; kidnappings are taking place in the city, but they don’t feel like they belong there. Few comic segments and realistic action sequences set in old city districts make the show watchable. It’s also similar to Agent Sai Srinivas Athreya, and that’s only the beginning.
While Shanmukh Jaswanth’s performance as Anand Santhosh is mostly passable, there are many situations in which he appears to be the same old Shanmukh. While this isn’t particularly noteworthy, we should give him credit for his transformation, as well as the rest of the actors, who all gave their all.
After working in the software development industry, Subbu K and Shanmukh are the writers of this series. However, Arun Pawar was unable to make the content engaging, although he did manage a few blocks fairly well and we are hoping for more content from him in the future.
Some scenes are well-done but many are over-saturated and Ajay Arasada salvaged a lot of blocks in the series with his amazing work. The rest of the technical teams tried their best as well.
For those looking for a well-crafted detective series, Agent Anand Santhosh is the answer.