Coming from the well known Roy Kapur family, Kunal Kapur has been a part of blockbusters such as ‘Delhi Belly’ and ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’. Based on the premise of everyday struggle, Eros Now has launched its first original show, ‘Side Hero’ is directed by Rohan Sippy.
This eight-episode long show is quite a take on Kunal’s life where he is juggling to become a hero but always ends up getting a side role of a ‘side hero’. The series revolves around Kunal trying to hit something big, but failing every time. After an unsuccessful marriage and a losing career, the only place he finds his peace is with his ex-wife Sarika and son Rumi.
This quirky series stars Kunal Kapu Roy, Gauhar Khan, Konkona Sen, Shakti Kapoor, Arjun Kanungo, Abhishek Bachan, Vijay Krishan Acharya, Sumit Vyas, Tillotama Shome and Kunal Kaamra.
The first episode opens with Kunal playing hero in a flick- a role that he got with difficulty with tilottama as heroine where suddenly his dhoti comes off, Tillotama eyeing his crotch cheekily, tells him in a typical Bengali accent to cover up his lyangcha-chomchom. This scene is outrageous. He is thrown out off the movie and his starry dreams come to an end. He fires his manager, Rytasha and hires Veere who promises to get Bebo to his Eid party, unfortunately, Bebo happens to be a star goat that Veera was talking about, this scene was damn hilarious. At the same time, his ancestral property would be taken by the bank due to his loans which he had taken to produce his own film ‘Zindagi Humari Aur Tumhari’. Konkona also has a very comic scene
Sidehero has a great narrative style, is hilarious in the storyline and is a must watch. The performances by the actors add glitter to the great storyline. We shall keep you updated about the next episodes as well.