Richa Chadha shines as the single mother and the only woman police officer throughout the show.
Richa Chadha and Ronit Roy starrer Candy on Voot Select is a tale of Rudrakund that witnesses multiple killings and crimes revolving around drugs in the shape of candies. This incident shakes the whole town. The Ashish Shukla directorial is a mystery-thriller show which also has Manu Rishi Chadha, Nakul Roshan Sahdev and Riddhi Kumar in pivotal roles.
Candy is one of the few shows that plays with your mind and forces you to take notice of it. It is a suspense thriller that propels you to delve deep into the investigations, which are reel but seem completely real. The web series has turned a fictional folk-tale into a gripping story of crimes in a small hill-town.
The show builds up amidst a lot of confusion, which is not something that the audience should go through. However, as time passes, the series grows on you.
Ronit Roy’s first-ever take sets the tone of the show. His character ensures that you are constantly at the edge-of-your seat. It is his acting that makes you binge-watch the whole series.
There is a forceful attempt to build a connect between Jayant Parekh (Ronit) and his family. Even though that scene is not executed well, it is necessary for the show to move forward.
Richa Chadha is a character who most definitely shines as a single mother and the only woman police officer throughout the show. DSP Ratna Sankhawar comes so naturally to the actress that her playing a cop for the first time ever could come as a surprise to many. Ratna is fierce but thanks to a loophole in the show, she becomes least interested in catching the culprit and more involved with her romantic life. The same can be ignored, since her character eventually does get back on track.
Candy, unlike the name, is not an eyecandy. It has stood out in portraying unconventional relationships in the most natural way.
The show, which is shot in Nainital, can give you major FOMO if you are a travel lover. The series begins with capturing the place and its scenic beauty. The scenario continues to charm the audiences every now-and-then. The dense and dark forest, curvy roads, picturesque hills and the gorgeous frozen lake of Nainital make it to the series. Director Ashish Shukla and his team have done a phenomenal job with panning the cameras. This enhances the scenes like none other.
Candy involves drugs and school but it does not educate the audiences about the ill effects of these drugs through cliched speeches. Instead, the makers focus on leaving an impact through the visuals.
Two more characters who leave a mark are Manu Rishi Chadha's Mani Ranawat and Vayu Ranawat (Nakul Sahdev).
Mani is the most powerful businessman in town. He wants the village to run at the snap of his fingers. He has even committed a lot of sins in order to retain the power. His son Vayu hopes to replace Mani soon.
Nakul as Vayu is so serious in the role of a drug dealer that he looks like an actual criminal. He has sunk his teeth into the character to the extent that it is visible through his body language. The frequent eye blinking and not caring about anybody makes him the perfect crime lord. His character, however, also has a shade that will make the audiences go aww.
Candy has a barrage of surprises that keep unfolding one by one. It constantly leaves you astonished. The show makes you believe that it is indeed #UnwrappingTheSins.
If you loved the 2020 web series Asur, starring Arshad Warsi and Barun Sobti in the lead roles, then Candy is the show for you.
Candy unwraps slowly. It takes its own sweet time, literally. However, patience is a small price to pay for a great blend of a folk-tale and a modern-crime story that this web series brings to the table.