Director: Tanuja Chandra
star cast: Juhi Chawla, Soha Ali Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Karishma Tanna, Kritika Kamra, Shahana Goswami and others
Genre: Crime thriller
Where to watch: Amazon Prime video
Ratings: 3.5 stars
Short content: Four stubborn women, struggling with their struggle, come together after a mysterious figure threatens one of them. What follows is an unpredictable journey, drenched in blood, made from a gigantic web of lies and making their lives miserable.
Hush Hush Review: When you have a director like Tanuja Chandra (Director of Dushman, Sangharsh, Writer of Tamanna), you know you’re in for a story that revolves around women’s lives and struggles, one that takes the much-needed female perspective. that is new and enlightening at the same time.
The seven-episode series takes you on the journey of four distinctive women who are best friends and have different morals, values and attitudes to life.
Ishi Sangamitra (Juhi Chawla), a PR consultant, lives a life full of dark secrets. She is someone who is cursed, abused and threatened by almost every influential personality. Still, they can’t hurt her, because she’s Pandora’s box, which can expose them at any moment. Sahiba (Soha Ali Khan) is an ex-investigative journalist who gives up her successful career for her family. However, the journalist in her is still looking for justice. Zaira (Shahana Goswami) is one of the most successful fashion designers in India. Her ambition keeps her focused on her own world. She is not judgmental or emotional like Sahiba. Dolly (Kritika Kamra), is a sensible housewife who struggles to keep her marriage going by making multiple adjustments.
The lives of these friends are on the line after they try to protect Ishi from death. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game between them and Inspector Geeta (Karishma Tanna). Why is Ishi being attacked? What secrets does Ishi hide? Why are several influential personalities behind Ishi’s life? For the answers to all these questions, you have to watch the series.
Without spending much, let’s tell you that the show is a well-made crime thriller. It stays true to the genre and also gives us a taste of other genres such as love drama, a dysfunctional family drama seamlessly, without weakening the base plot. The cast of the series is a dream team. It’s hard to see such skilled female cast members together in Bollywood. They all shone in their parts. Tanuja and her team of directors have ensured that every member gets a scene-stealer moment. Ayesha Jhulka makes an impressive debut in the digital world. After seeing her perform, it seems as if Ayesha’s true potential was never tested until Hush Hush. Karishma Tanna stars as a no-nonsense inspector.
In the show, there are times when Geeta feels emotionally vulnerable, and Tanna has handled those delicate moments like a pro. Shahana Goswami, Soha Ali Khan and Kritika Kamra are fantastic in their respective parts. However, it is Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka who will get you involved in the show. You would like to indulge in the life of Ishi Sangamatra and Geeta Yadav. As the plot reveals itself layer by layer, you will have a change of perception towards these characters.
While Hush Hush’s plot looks predictable after a point, the developments and revelations will blow your mind. Speaking of the shortcomings, when the show ends, you may find it incomplete. But they have created a universe that strives to get bigger and better.
Conclusion: Hush Hush is a nail-biting thriller that will keep you hooked until the last minute.