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Karenjit Kaur Review: Precise! Satisfactory!

Starring – Sunny Leone
Director – Aditya Datt
Genre – Biopic/Drama
Streaming Platform – ZEE5 

Introduction

Directed by Aditya Datt, this ZEE5 Original Series “Karenjit Kaur-The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” narrates the story of Karenjit Kaur Vohra, a regular, typical girl-next-door to the superstar we all know and love, Sunny Leone, India's Most Googled Celebrity.

The series begins with Journalist Anupam Chaubey (Raj Arjun) interviewing Sunny Leone and he starts on a degrading note. Undisturbed by his tone, Sunny calmly opens up about her past. This ten episode series showcases about her early childhood, moving to Los Angeles, her success as a beauty pageant and what forced her to step into the porn industry and why she didn’t step back even when she had a choice. 

Rationalization

Making a biopic is never easy and having the one whom you are making a biography about as the main lead was indeed admirable. It takes nerves of steel to portray yourself and tell your story to the world and in that aspect Sunny Leone has done her best as herself in this series. 

Writers Karan Srikanth Sharma and Niranjan Kaushik have taken into note only the most important happening from Sunny’s life and the screenplay was crisp with all the necessary elements such a love, animosity, emotions, and criticism. Director Aditya Datt made sure that he justifies the writing and presents the debated past life of Sunny Leone in an unadulterated manner though he took some artistic liberation. The series oscillates from 1999 to 2004 to 1994 and back to 2008 yet the storytelling isn’t complex and was trouble-free watch. 

Also, the actors impersonating Sunny’s parents and brother did their part well. Bijay J. Anand as an emotional yet upright father, Grusha Kapoor as an alcoholic mother and Karamvir Lamba as a brother who was more of a friend and supporter to Sunny in every phase of her life. I found Raj Arjun’s performance to be exceptional. Though his screen time was limited, he made a mark as a stringent journal charging questions like a scorpion sting.

Conclusion

Overall, Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone is not very elaborate but still manages to cover the most intriguing and essential part of Sunny’s life. The series is precise, straightforward, understandable and easy to binge.

-A Just Stream Editorial by Nirmal Raj aka AK (@Nirmalraj2911)
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