ZEE5’s new web-series “Never Kiss Your Best Friend”
is a romantic drama like never before.
The show was released on 20th January 2020 and has won hearts of millennials, generation X and critics alike.
The story revolves around two best friends, Sumer Singh Dhillon and Tanie Brar who share a beautiful relationship during their college years in London.
Tanie belongs to a typical desi family with a show-off mother and a doting father. Sumer aspires to be a filmmaker and finds himself burdened under an ambitious father. Her irritation towards her mother and his hatred towards his dad brings them together. They are as different as chalk and cheese but connect on several levels.
For some reason, they get estranged and meet after 5 years. Both have unfulfilled dreams and ambitions. What went wrong 5 years ago? Will they connect once again? Viewers will be hooked to their new avatar and the narrative that moves between the past and the present.
The web series is based on Sumrit Shahi’s best-seller, Never Kiss Your Best Friend that was released in May 2015.
The visual treatment & narrative are contemporary with a tinge of humour interspersing between serious scenes. There is a subtle thread of tension that runs through the narrative through the first few episodes. Despite a 5 year leap the chemistry Tanie and Sumer share is amazing. And the viewer ends up binge-watching waiting eagerly for this suspense to release.
Sumer played by Nakuul Mehta reminds you of Hrithik Roshan from Kaho Na Pyaar Hai and Tanie played by Anya Singh will remind you of Deepika Padukone from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Surely, they have lent their own panache to their characters but the resemblance is uncanny and makes the viewer fall in love with both of them from the first episode itself.
The song lyrics are soulful and take the narrative forward. The background score keeps you on the edge of your seat. I particularly loved Jaane Na Dunga Kahi by Armaan Malik and Jee Nahi Paunga by Vishal Mishra – soul-stirring and beautiful wordings.
If you are looking for a fun watch after a long tiring day at college or work, then Never Kiss Your Best Friend is the best option for you. Every episode will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. The beautifully told story will make you binge-watch for sure.
DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter credits Never Kiss Your Best Friend with a 4.5 on 5. Millennials will love the relatable story and Generation X will wish that this story was theirs.