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Karenjit Kaur S2 Review: Heart-Warming! Emotional!

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

Introduction

S1 received a great response from the audience and I didn’t think that they’ll come up with a season two, since the former displayed brief details about the early childhood of Karenjit Kaur, her school days, becoming  the Penthouse Pet of the Year, her family’s reaction when they got to know what she is doing and tasting success in her field. So, when they announced season two, I guessed it will explore her early career, entry into Bigg Boss house and eventually becoming a Bollywood actress.

Well, I'm wrong. The series begins right where the season one ends, Sunny Leone on an interview with Journalist Anupam Chaubey (Raj Arjun). This six-episode series, with a total runtime less than 140 minutes, isn’t completely about Sunny Leone or her career in the Porn Industry. But the series takes a diversion and slowly, subtly settles on her mother, her alcohol problem and how it affects her.

Rationalization

So when you make a biopic, you not only concentrate on the person whom you’re making one about. Instead of including their family and their lives is appreciable. Writer Karan Srikanth Sharma has focused on Karen’s mother and in what ways her alcohol addiction causes worry to her family. But the writing doesn’t only focus on her mother but it is balanced between her mother and her personal life. I said the season one to be oscillating between different phases of Sunny’s life, even this one does but not like its former and comfortably settles at one point.

Director Aditya Datt once again does justice to the writing by bringing out the best from the actors and making them do what the script needed especially the portrayal of the strained relationship between Sunny and her mother. Grusha Kapoor did her role exceptionally well as the alcoholic mother and Sunny Leone made sure she projected herself well as herself.

Conclusion

On the whole, Karenjit Kaur-The Untold Story of Sunny Leone season two is more about her family, specifically her mother. The series is heart-warming, touching, sentimental, and an easy one to watch in one go.

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