Aapke Kamre Mei Koi Rehta is painfully regressive in the garb of comedy, notes Moumita Bhattacharjee.
Only sheer bad writing can turn a promising ghost comedy into an absolute tragedy.
Aapkey Kamrey Mein Koi Rehta Hai is an example of that.
The bite-size promise of entertainment does leave an impression as the episodes are a little over 18 minutes, but nobody warns you of a reckless and extremely problematic narrative.
Four friends and room-mates -- Nikhil (Sumeet Vyas), Sanki (Ashish Verma), Kavi (Amol Parasher) and Subbu (Naveen Katuria) -- lead a typical bachelor life in Mumbai. But a night of wild partying gets them thrown out of their accommodation.
They move to an under-construction building built on a cemetery which forms a source of ghost-sightings.
A revenge-seeking spirit is unleashed when the men host a Diwali party.
Mausam (Swara Bhasker), their colleague, stays a little longer than usual and gets possessed.
From there on, the lives of these friends go for a toss.
Written and directed by Gaurav Sinha, this five-episode series should be banned for casually suggesting things that are just so wrong. Spiking the drinks of women to score, forcing a girl to marry, just for cheap humour.
Worse, they remains friends even after such questionable and sexist behaviour.
If that's not enough, convenient plot twists like a sudden romance between Swara and Sumeet get silly.
Had it not been for a splendid cast, this would have been an unbearable watch.
Sumeet Vyas, as a compulsive flirt, is neat although his victories are supposed to be assumed.
Swara Bhasker is entertaining, both as a free-spirited girl and a ghost.
Ashish Verma does a good job of being a pervert.
Naveen Katuria is annoyingly under-utilised as is Amol Parasher. But they make it count despite their characters being shoddily treated.
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