Story of Things Series Review: Many filmmakers now have the freedom to portray any kind of story that may not be successful in theatres but is successful online thanks to the introduction of OTT platforms in India. As everyone will watch whenever they have time, creators have also started producing series in the form of short stories with a 20 to 25 minute runtime. There aren’t many programmes in India with various short stories, but one such series is “Story of Things,” which is now streamable on the Sony Liv OTT platform. The series’ trailer caught people’s attention and piqued their interest. Let’s examine this series in detail to see whether it is worth watching.
The collection of short stories “Story of Things” centres on various inanimate objects that start acting strangely in each story. These are the objects in question: a cell phone, a scale, an automobile, a compressor, and a mirror. People in various stories have strange relationships with these things, and as these characters start to notice strange things happening in their life after acquiring these things, their circumstances get worse.
Cast & Crew
From several short stories in this anthology series, Vinoth Kishan, Anshita Anand, Arjun Radhakrishnan, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Sidhique KM, Archana, Bharath Niwas, Linga, and Roju are portraying other significant roles. Each of the three major actors in this anthology series—Aditi Balan, Gautami Tadimalla, and Ritika Singh—plays the protagonist of a separate story.
The ‘Story of Things’ television series is written and directed by George K. Antoney, and it is produced by Chutzpah Films and Hari Prasad Uday. Madley Blues (Prashanth Techno and Harish Venkat) composed the music for this anthology series, and Harshvardhan Waghdhare was in charge of the photography. George K. Antoney, who also serves as the series’ director, edits the anthology series.
|Story of Things
|George K. Antoney
|Madley Blues (Prashanth Techno and Harish Venkat)
|Chutzpah films, Hari Prasad Uday
|Mystery, Thriller, Drama
|Vinod Kishan, Aditi Balan, Gautami Tadimalla, Ritika Singh, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Sidhique KM, Bharath Niwas, Roju
Many various types of people see movies in India, but because everyone is working so hard, they can’t stay in the theatre for longer than two hours at a time. People began viewing various series on various OTT platforms as soon as the time allowed and were able to pause watching it if they were not interested when web series were introduced in India. The OTT platforms were forced to spend more money on original series in order to increase their audience and subscriber base.
Making a single-story series is simple because each episode will pique the interest of the audience and encourage them to watch the next one. However, if the first episode of a web series with multiple storylines didn’t work out, it may be difficult to persuade viewers to watch the entire series. Even though there are a few moments from various episodes that seem irrational and uninteresting, the overall presentation of these short stories will undoubtedly deliver some excitement while viewing. “Story of Things” captures the interest from the very first episode and maintains it until the very last episode. We don’t want to ruin your anticipation by giving away any major plot points from this series because it has a variety of stories. Instead, you can view the trailer again to choose whether you should watch this show.
When it comes to acting performances, actor Gautami did a great job portraying her character with calm facial expressions. If given a good job, Aditi Balan has once again shown how well she can perform. Vinod Kishan is a skilled Tamil actor who consistently wows audiences with his work despite getting very little opportunities to appear in films. He once again put in a respectable performance. Roju and Ritika Singh both had room for improvement. Siddique, a senior actor, and Archana performed admirably. Every other actor played their roles as necessary by the script effectively.
The “Story of Things” series appears excellent technically. One of the series’ major features is the background score, which Madley Blues (Prashanth Techno and Harish Venkat) created. The background score keeps you interested in the show until the very final episode. Another notable aspect of this series is the cinematography by Harshvardhan Waghdhare, who was able to achieve the greatest results for each story while also setting the mood for that particular story using natural lighting and colours. The editing is clear. This television show has respectable production quality.
With very common fictitious notions that we experience in our daily lives, director George K. Antoney has produced several intriguing stories. He also made sure that these stories have some exciting points that may connect with the audience. Despite the fact that the series has many storylines that are distinct from one another, he undoubtedly succeeded in capturing the audience’s interest with his storytelling abilities.
Overall, “Story of Things” is a series that you should watch if there are no major theatrical releases this weekend. This weekend, you can definitely have some exciting experiences by watching this intriguing series on Sony Liv.
- Music & Cinematography
- Few Lags
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