It Happened in Calcutta Review: A Periodic Romantic Series on ZEE5

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It Happened in Calcutta is a periodic drama to keep viewers engaged with an epic love story set against the background of war and pandemic outrage in India. A ZEE5 original, features Karan Kundrra in the lead a handsome Casanova (he looks ravishingly hot in bellbottoms and big rimmed glasses), Kusum an aspiring MBBS student who falls in love with Kundra despite his flamboyance and carefree attitude. A story that has various shades of human emotions. An awe-inspiring tale of passion with the backdrop of an unstable environment.

The Story Plot – It Happened in Calcutta

The city of Joy, Calcutta in the 1960s and ‘70s was much like today aesthetically, hustling bustling with the aspirations, passion, and flamboyance. The series starts in 1962’s backdrop with Ronobir Chatterjee (Karan Kundra), Kusum Ganguly (Naghma Rizwan), and Ratan Bagchi (Harman Singha) in Medical College of Calcutta. The story is a roller coaster ride with emotions like romance, betrayal, friendship, patriotism, and desperation weaved beautifully together.

Karan Kundra in ZEE5 It happened in Calcatta web series
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Ronobir is a college heartthrob, and girls flock around him for his attention. He is carefree and flamboyant, who only believes in living life to the fullest without any fallback or commitment. Kusum, on the other hand, is grown-up in a humble background and aspires to become an Indian Army Doctor. The plot is set in the 60s hence, she is the ONLY female student studying MBBS in the medical college. Ratan loves Kusum who friend-zone him and she falls in love with Ronobir. It is really interesting to see how the events turn gradually along with the story and characters evolve from college students to serious individuals.

Characters Performance Review It Happened in Calcutta –

Karan is stupendously handsome and plays the role of a Casanova effortlessly. His character grows from a colorful womanizer to a subtle and serious man who rethinks over his past actions. Karan’s character has a deep intensity, which makes his role believable. He knows his act well and won’t disappoint the audience. Naghma Rizwan brings a breeze of freshness with her role and acting. Her character is that of a headstrong girl, who believes in her dreams and aspirations. A digital debutant Naghma has done a great job playing the protagonist against an already established actor Karan Kundrra. The camaraderie between Karan and Naghma is quite natural, they have given viewers an epic love story.

What to expect from It Happened in Calcutta web-series?

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A complete entertainment package, creating a periodic drama with romance and medical transcend is often a risky challenge. It Happened in Calcutta has achieved this beautifully. Ekta Kapoor has again proved her finesse by picking up actors smartly. This ZEE5 web-series keep viewers glued to their seats, as the plot progresses from medical college to professional doctors’ desperation act of survival during cholera pandemic.

Detailing of Calcutta in the 60s is worth appreciating, loud retro fashion with bellbottoms and high hairdos are nice to watch on television screens. The backdrop of the Indo-Pakistan war has its own greatness. There are many short storylines attached to the main love story between Ronobir and Kusum.

One is that when the protagonist was captured by Naxalites and viewers will find Ratan more convincing than the lead actors.

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  1. Another show on Zee5. I keep
    Checking if Zee5 is available in USA but so far no luck. Zee5 is coming up with nice shows with good and catchy storyline.

  2. Zee5 looks like trending with new and good dramas. I like period drama, I will explore this one too.

  3. What I liked about this series that it is based on such a golden period…will sure check this romantic series!!

  4. The plot sounds intriguing, and performance in series is so entertaining. indeed a must watch this weekend.

  5. I enjoy Periodic romances, this plot of this show is interesting too. Will definitely try to squeez6in some time to catch it on Zee5

  6. I enjoy watching Periodic romances, this plot of this show is interesting too. Will definitely try to squeeze in some time to catch it on Zee5

  7. Periodic romance!it must be an awesome watch. Zee5 is coming with unique concepts. Motherhood, mystery and now romance full drama is going on Zee5. Great!

  8. Wow seems like something I may or may not watch depending on the other series I have on the list. Let’s see.

  9. These seems to be amazing series, currently I’m also watching some beautiful webseries on ZEE5

  10. Ekta Kapoor has done a fabulous work in this web series bringing out the true emotions. ZEE5 has actually come up with some interesting series and movies.

  11. Ekta Kapoor has done a fabulous work in this web series bringing out the true emotions. ZEE5 has actually come up with some interesting series and movies…

  12. ZEE5 is beaming with new shows and this one set in partition time backdrop adds more charm to it. Kunal Kundra looks so dashing here, will check out the show.

  13. This one looks so interesting. I have to watch it now.

  14. Zee5 is producing some great web series and ‘It happened in Calcutta’ is one of those series. Wish to finish my current web series and hook on to this one

  15. Adding this to my ever-growing list of must-watch series on Zee5. I like thrillers and this period drama seems quite interesting.

  16. That period look will give this show a unique charm. Love Karan Kundra and I hope to watch this show soon.

  17. ZEE5 is bringing great web series for us. I am really hooked. This series too sounds great. I am surely going to watch it.

  18. I love the plot and i cant wait to wait to start seeing this series. during this corona lockdown, I am actually seeing all the good series that is available on various channels.

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