Just the other day I was watching Khatron Ke Khiladi when I came across Voot Original series. Voot is an online streaming channel where you can watch shows from Colors, MTV, and other channels that fall under Viacom 18. As I surfed through the website, I spotted this series titled ‘Yo Bro Ke Hua’ and I remembered reading Shamita Shetty’s interview on it. And just like that, I decided to watch the web series. The web series stars Shamita Shetty, Ridhima Pandit, Aparshakti Khurana and Gaurav Pandey.
Yo Bro Ke Hua (Voot Original Series) (5 Episodes)
Yo Bro Ke Hua is about two boys Piyush (Aparshakti Khurana) and Mahendra (Gaurav Pandey) who have a common aim in life that is finding themselves a sarkari naukri (government job) and a hot chokri (beautiful girl). They both are slackers and do nothing in life except spending their fathers’ hard-earned money. One day they see a beautiful girl named Ragini (Ridhima Pandit) and follow her till her house to discover that she is Mahendra’s new neighbour. Later, they spot another pretty girl named Suman (Shamita Shetty) and find out that she is Ragini’s sister. The two boys then set on to impress the two alluring beauties only to find themselves trapped in a malicious trap.
I watched the series only because it had 5 episodes and I had only three hours to kill. Also, I have seen Gaurav Pandey in another web series where I really liked him so I was hoping to see something entertaining. Sadly, the web series turned out to be immensely boring. Though Aparshakti and Gaurav supposedly have a lot of bromance going on off-screen, I could not see much of it on screen. I felt that they lacked the ‘bro’ chemistry required to convince audiences of their bond. Individually too I felt they were decent and nothing exceptional to write about.
Sumit Vyas has a cameo in the series and he brings some brightness to a dull story. He also manages to generate some laughs in a boring script.
Same goes for the two damsels in distress. Shamita was in full-on movie heroine mode with her not-so-subtle facial expressions and beautifully accentuated eyes. For me, she was the star of the web series because of her starry screen presence.
Ridhima too was good especially with her sudden outburst ‘Shut the f*ck up and sit down’ which made the two boys quiver like drenched rats on a rainy day.
Coming to the script, it looked like the writers had content for just 3 episodes and were forced to stretch it to 5. The plot was thin which is why the script lacked meat and web series lacked good content. It did elicit occasional laughs but it was as rare as the white tiger. The actors were good, but the script was so not good enough to do justice to their talent.
I watched all five episodes of this web series because I had to write this review or else I would not have gone beyond episode one. For me, nothing worked and I am not recommending this one to anyone.
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