Cast: Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Aly Gony, Sushant Singh
Director: Vishal Mangalorkar
Zee5 has been witnessing a change when it comes to the genre of action-thrillers and it's the latest offering 'Jeet Ki Zid' defines it as a pretty good change with its brilliant performance. You must have heard some amazing stories which inspired you to get up and do something for yourself but this story has to be a special one as it is about the real-life hero Major Deependra Singh Sengar (Deep) played by the extremely talented Amit Sadh. The seven-episode series will take you through the incredible journey of a warrior who doesn't take no for an answer and makes himself capable enough to challenge his commanding officer and earns his signficant place in the army.
The story begins when Deep's lovable elder brother who was an athlete becomes a victim of terrorism and lost his life. The death of his elder brother transforms a childish boy deep into a soldier Deep who takes every challenge that comes his way and decides to combat terrorism by joining the special forces. Things were never easy for Deep from the beginning and so was the case in the training centre where he was declared 'unsuitable' by his commanding officer Ranjeet Chaudhary (Sushant Singh). Well, this does not stop the dedicated Deep who came back to challenge his officer and finally, with all his hard-core training and determination, became army personnel.
Meanwhile, the introvert and shy Deep meets the love of his life , Jaya (Amrita Puri) at the wedding of his close army fellow Surya (Aly Gony). Things were going great till a sudden Kargil war was announced. Deep gets severely injured during combat and is confined to a wheelchair. His devoted wife Jaya refuses to be derailed by adversity. The real-life Major describes Jaya as his “backbone”, and she is shown to be the driving force behind his rehabilitation.
Vishal Mangalorkar has tried his best shots but one thing that needs to be mentioned here is the dramatized version of the story. It might shed some tears in the eyes of the emotional audience. However, a smart one would take that as a weak point of Vishal's direction. One of the most important aspect of a story is screenplay which has been taken for granted in this action-thriller series. The whole show runs with the parallel stories going on which might confuse the audience or the whole story could have been portrayed as simply as it was.
Speaking of story, what makes a story crisp or a product of sale, is the writing and guess what, writer Sidharth Mishra has clearly played with the script of Jeet Ki Zid. No wonder that the plot is thrilling and Amit Sadh flows with it but the dialogues could have been more convincing and appealing. Anyway, apart from all this flaws, the show has a gripping factor that will keep you hooked to your screens. At the end of the episodes, we also see the real Deependra Singh Sengar and his wife Jaya giving us a breif summary of their experiences that were shown in the episodes. Now coming to the most important part of the whole show, which is, the absolutely spectacular Amit Sadh. Amit as Deependra Singh Sengar gave his two-hundred percent to justfiy the role that he was given.
While portraying the training days of Sengar, he crawls on rocks. Real rocks! He even sleeps on what looked like real slabs of ice while wearing nothing but a pair of shorts. He carries someone at least two times his size and he face-plants into the sand pretty painfully a couple of times. Going through the actual hard-core training of army personnel is what Amit did to deliver the authencity on the silver screen. Jeet Ki Zid will surely be Sadh's most convincing performance ever that could take Amit's OTT career onto another level. Sushant Singh as Ranjeet Chowdhary is brilliant. Showcasing the bluntness and attitude of an officer, Sushant truly fits in the character that he plays.
Amrita Puri as Jaya is beautiful, intelligent, smart and what not! Aly Goni as Surya is also good to watch. Other characters in the web-series are also pretty much nice to witness. Summing up the whole review, Jeet Ki Zid, the show is a fictional work of Major Deependra Singh's real-life story who does it all from becoming a Kargil hero to clear CAT in order to become a marketing guru. It’s inspiringly human and highlights flaws. The hidden message that nothing is perfect, the belief in yourself adage which it carries proudly and the vulnerability of human nature is used nicely to make the protagonist believably human who achieves extraordinary feats making them look like a miracle. Because he never gives up.
If you love Amit Sadh, there's no way that you'll skip this show. If you're not an Amit Sadh fan then, watch this and you will become one, for sure!