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Matsya Kaand series review: Ravi Dubey’s charm and good performance need a better storyline

The action-thriller show also features Ravi Kishan, Zoya Afroz, Piyush Mishra, Madhur Mittal, Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles.

Sunidhi Prajapat
Nov 18, 2021
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Ravi Dubey in Matsya Kaand


A game of cat and mouse between a corrupt cop and a con man, who is on his way to revenge on behalf of his mother who was ill-treated and abused by his stepfather. Ravi Dubey stars in the thriller show Matsya Kaand, which also features Ravi Kishan, Zoya Afroz, Piyush Mishra, Madhur Mittal, Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles with Ritvik Sahore, Naved Aslam in special appearances.


The story of revenge begins with Matsya Thada’s (Dubey) jail term. A few minutes later, it showcases the protagonist 10 years ahead, just when he is released from prison. The makers have presented two timelines simultaneously in the series. 

The creators tried to take inspiration from Mahabharat and make the story creative, however, they haven’t succeeded. Each episode is named after a character or event from the Treta Yuga, which describes the lead actors’ move towards his goal - seek revenge.

The show doesn’t actually give a major cliffhanger in any of the episodes, nor does it make anything too difficult for the hero to get. Matsya and his team, which he formed after getting out of jail, have conveniently crossed each obstacle in their path with a few tiny bumpers.

In the past, which is the year 1998, Matsya meets Piyush Mishra’s Anand, who befriends the former and teaches him all the tricks and techniques to take revenge by avenging the latter in the midst as well. The protagonist obediently takes revenge upon his Guru and later his stepfather by destroying his life.

The show loses all its points when it comes to authenticity. In one of the scenes, Matsya goes to a club to bet on a cricket match that has been going on between India-Pakistan. But the game that was being shown on the television sets had players wearing jerseys of Pakistan and Srilanka, which shows huge negligence on the makers’ part.

One of the best things about Matsya Kaand is its title track, which has been used in multiple scenes as the background score. Parry G, who sang the song, has done a phenomenal job with the peppy music and catchy lyrics.

Meanwhile, Ravi Kishan can be seen at his best in the role of a police officer who’s been chasing Dubey for his multiple kaand of frauds. Rajesh has performed well in the role of a club owner but has offered nothing new through his character. The Slumdog Millionaire fame Madhur tried to give his best as a high-tech mastermind of Matsya’s team, however, he couldn’t match his performance as Salim Malik in the Academy Award-winning film.


Matsya Kaand can just be watched for Ravi Dubey and Ravi Kishan’s acting. The 11-episodic web series could have been a safer bet and less of a drag had it been made into a movie. The action-thriller show only gets grace marks because of the good performances by the two actors and the background score.

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