Saturday, May 16, 2020 13:54 IST
Cast: Ahmed Masi Wali, Anisha Victor, Ayush Khurana, Ridhi Khakar, Pooja Shetty, Saadhika Syal, Tanvi Shinde, Prabhneet Singh, Sumeet Vyas, Esha Gupta
Director: Goldie Behl
The RejctX 2 has returned with a new season promising to be darker and bolder than the first season. RejctX 2 picks up exactly from where it left us in the end of the first season.
The second season starts off with the mysterious death of Anushka Rao, played by Kubra Sait and officer Rene (Esha Gupta) investigating the death of Anushka. While avoiding the cops, Aarav also finds himself and his friends being blackmailed by a mysterious Mr. X, whose motives are unclear. As the story starts to unfold slowly, things here do not get as much interesting as much as you expected them to be and this is what makes REJCTX 2 fall falt on its face as a cringeworthy sequel.
From a director of the repute of Goldie Behl, a much better sequel was expected, especially when the prequel was criticized to such a high degree. A strong narrative could have worked wonderfully for the season 2 but sadly here is none and the poor characterazation fails to impress too.
Sometimes it so happens that the story is not out of the box, but the script is what is proves to be path-breaking. There are numerous continuity errors and plot holes here and in such cases, although the plot is a predictable one-liner, but the script makes the audience glued to the screen as long as it can manage to.
If anything in the season 2 is good, then that is without a doubt the cinematography. There were many great visual moments created on screen with sufficient cinematic exposure and even the editing is surprisingly quite good.
With Masi Wali and Anisha Victor playing their parts with good dedication and notable acting skills, the other actors could have supported them in a better way but all in vain. The actors playing students are bad, just plain bad. They cannot lip-sync properly, they don't look enthusiastic about their musical routines and the female actors who played students are unfortunately used as eye-candy.
The only saving grace in this entire chaos is the vice-principal of the school Farhan Hussain played by the charming Sumeet Vyas, who has limited on-screen time but manages to save the day as an anxious principal, trying to help out his students. The gorgeous Esha Gupta has tried her best to capture the audience's attention but she couldn't. Even her screen time is very limited.
Like most of the other aspects of the series, the music is also below average. However, the romantic tune Ranjhaana is capable of getting a good degree of appreciation.
Overall, RejcX Season 2 is not a well-researched and thought project as far as its connection with the reality is taken into consideration. With a not-so-good directorial approach, RejctX Season 2 stands to be a weaker sequel of its already weak prequel. Watch it if you can, at your own risk or if you are a fan of Sumeet Vyas.