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Cubicles 2 review: Abhishek Chauhan and Nidhi Bisht's series chronicles the reality of people's cut-throat corporate lives beautifully

The latest season shed light on each of the characters of the show.

3.5
Sunidhi Prajapat
Jan 07, 2022
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Story

TVF’s Cubicles 2 chronicles Piyush’s (Abhishek Chauhan) one-year-old corporate life, who gets attached to his small little cubicle at an IT firm and it explores the daily life and culture of the people who work a 9 to 5 job.

Review

What does an engineering student plan in his final semester? To clear all backlogs, to get a handsome package in campus selection and after that to get his own little cubicle in an MNC. Though it sounds like a perfect future plan, it’s not as easy as it sounds and the second season of this TVF show is a mirror of the actuality that a person doing a 9 to 5 job faces in real life.

Piyush Prajapati was quite enthusiastic about his first job and the cubicle that he bagged in the first season. The Cubicles S1 showcased to us what kind of difficulties the freshers face in the real corporate world and how they settle in and buckle themselves up for the future.

Meanwhile, the second season unveils the reality of huge challenges that come along. “I want to grow with your organizations,” starts to seem less important. As the protagonist says, “People start falling into the trap of quarter-life crisis.” When we start getting bored with our mundane routine and unwillingly get pulled into the cutthroat competition.

While the first season was mostly focused on Piyush, the second season can be seen shedding the light on each of the key characters. For starters, the hero gets a new competition and that too a girl. However, the best part of Cubicles 2 is, it has merely avoided the needles topic of sexism and has showcased each gender in the show as an individual. Hats off to the writer!

Other characters like Gautam (Badri Chavan) can be seen dealing with the struggle to find a perfect match on a dating app, while Naveen Shetty (Niketan Sharma) can be seen in a feud with the HR as he’s not able to apply for a leave. Another character is Angar Waghmare (Shivankit Singh Parihar), who can be seen always cutting off the friends in the office and mostly behaving rudely with everyone. If you are working in a corporate giant, you will easily find people who are like these three. Although, I think most of us will surely relate to the leave application issue!

One of the important things on which the series sheds light is how a working mother (essayed by Nidhi Bisht) manages to lead a big team along with her personal affairs in day to day life.

One thing that was missing in the show was a love angle. It seemed that the creators did that deliberately, to mostly focus on the serious part which is related to a 9 to 5 job. However, as an audience, I feel that a love angle could have added more flavours to this tale and would have been absolutely relatable to at least 50 per cent of the people who work in today’s fast-paced MNCs.

Cubicles 2 has banged on a message that the makers wanted to convey which is that 9 to 5 jobs always don’t have to be boring, the cut-throat competition doesn’t need to be taken literally and you need to confront your quarter-life crisis because let’s face it, it’s true! 

Verdict

The reality of cubicles and people's cutthroat corporate lives is showcased beautifully on TVF’s Cubicles 2. It ought to be streamed.


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