Maharani(SonyLIV, 10 Episodes)
Starring Huma Qureshi, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Kani Kusruti and Inaamulhaq
Directed by Karan Sharma
If a genuine exploration of the Rabri Devi phenomenon in Bihar’s tangled politics is what you are looking for , then Maharani is not your poison. If, however, you are sold on a wildly implausible spin on Rabri Devi’s journey from Mrs Lalu Yadav to Chief Minister of Bihar ,this web-series, done up in dollops of devilishly pickled dialogues and bursts of humour in a dark uniform, is strongly recommended.
Writer Subhash Kapoor seems very interested in powerful North Indian female politicians. His self-directed feature film Madame CM was based on Mayawati’s ascension to the UP throne.In Maharani which Kapoor has written, he dives into Rabri Devi’s bizarre political escapade and comes up with a twin-sister named…