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Engineering Girls 2.0 review: Barkha Singh and Sejal Kumar’s show takes you down the memory lane

Though the second season of this comedy-drama offers less humour and more drama, it still oughts to be watched to relive your college days.

3.5
Sunidhi Prajapat
Aug 27, 2021
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Story:

Engineering Girls 2.0 is a tale of three girls, who are now exploring the final year of college life and dealing with dilemmas about their upcoming careers while also making ‘final year ki memories’ 

Review:

The final year of college is said to be the most important part of our lives. After surviving three years of college and struggling in all the multiple fields offered to you, you finally know what you want to become and pursue as a career, or still remain sceptical. Meanwhile, the final year also keeps reminding you that it’s time to move apart from your friends and get on with your lives ahead. As nostalgic and harsh as it sounds, that’s what Engineering Girls 2.0 is offering.

In a five-episodic series, the Barkha Singh, Kritika Avasthi and Sejal Kumar starrer has shown the college and hostel life but only through the perspective of girls, but also men. Maggu, who is scared of mostly everything, unwillingly gets out of her comfort zone and discovers herself throughout the series, and one of those moments include making booze with chemicals in the chemistry lab. In one of the job placement scenes, you might relate to her feelings and anxieties, when all you want is a job and stay affirmative for anything and everything.

Kiara, who realized in the first year that she doesn’t want to become an engineer but an actor, can be seen realizing her talents and finally utilizing them in the right direction. Meanwhile, what could have become a love triangle between Sabu, Nikhil and Kiara, becomes a revelation with Sabu's secret lover making an appearance and the latter two becoming a couple.

Sabu is completely focused on her start-up, which has been her goal since the first day of college. However, she finally gets what she wants but it doesn’t come the easy way after she gets betrayed by someone from her own founded team.

The makers have dedicated an entire episode at the end to show the backstory of the few main casts, who joined the show in the second season. The concept seems totally new and works out really well. Engineering Girls 2.0 has also become one of the few Indian shows that promote homosexuality but with subtleness.
Verdict:

Even after having all the flavours in place, the comedy-drama offers less humour and more serious drama to the final year students, which doesn’t seem completely wrong. With all that said, the series felt in a little hurry to complete the story. Instead of 5, it could have easily been made into a 7 to 8-episode series with proper pace and flow in the narration. However, if you enjoyed the first season of the show, you’ll surely need to tune in with this one on ZEE5.

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