RE­VER­SAL

India Today - - LEISURE - —Suhani Singh

end of the event, Push­pavalli is smit­ten, and she takes Nikhil’s telling her “you’re so much fun” as a sig­nal that she needs to make a move.

Like the flawed lead­ing ladies of Greta Ger­wig’s Mis­tress Amer­ica and Frances Ha, Push­pavalli hasn’t fig­ured out what she wants from life. And like those char­ac­ters, she may not be like­able, but it’s fas­ci­nat­ing to watch her life im­plode. The se­ries is a show­case for Suresh’s tal­ent as a writer. The show comes alive with the brief but hi­lar­i­ous ap­pear­ances of the an­noy­ing land­lady and roomies Tara and Dhrishti, who revel in see­ing peo­ple get into trou­ble, and T-Boi, the tea stall owner who spies on Nikhil for Push­pavalli. At times, Suresh over­does it. But she can be sub­tle, such as when Push­paval­lii goes to see a stand-up comic and ends up be­com­ing the butt of jokes. Suresh not only re­veals the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties of her hero­ine but also how eas­ily hu­mour can go wrong.

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