Farzi review: Vijay Sethupathi, and Shahid anchor a gripping but politically messy thriller

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Farzi has got a couple of strong star casts which makes it even more likeable, the casting has been superbly justified by the performances of these characters.

Shahid Kapoor starrer thriller web series “Farzi” is now streaming, Here is the plot, star cast, streaming platform and much more;

For the very first time, Shahid Kapoor has gone out of the league to be part of a crime-drama web series called “Farzi”. The storyline of the ‘Farzi’ is delivered in a series of 8 episodes, and it has been directed by the Indian filmmaking duo Raj and D.K. Keeping Shahid’s character as protagonist of the storyline, the plot of the Farzi was written by Sita Menon and Suman Kumar, which eventually got little improvised from directors. Farzi is now streaming on Amazon Prime TV in a series of 8 episodes, each episode has a 30-35 minutes stream span.

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Plot of Farzi :

The storyline of Farzi revolves around Shahid’s character called ‘Sunny’ who has got himself into making counterfeit money. The south megastar Vijay Sethupathi is playing the character of officer Michael who is trying hard to decode the illegal counterfeiting. Sunny is a brilliant sketch artist, and his grandfather was running a revolutionary printing press to spread awareness for the freedom struggle. After his demise, the printing press business got badly affected and financial problems made sunny indulge in counterfeiting.


Sunny was highly disappointed by the people’s behaviour towards the antique and indigenous heritage of freedom struggle. He was disillusioned by the income disparity in the country and decided to make counterfeit money with his closest friend called Firoz. The art of sketching helped him draw the notes and the old printing press was used for printing forged notes. Michael made an anti-counterfeiting task force to catch this nexus, the storyline revolves around both these characters. The plot further gets an extension by the supernumerary of money in Sunny’s hand, and he gets into smuggling, debauchery etc.

GenreBlack comedy,Crime drama
Created byRaj & DK
Written bySita MenonSuman KumarRaj & DK
Directed byRaj & DK
StarringShahid KapoorVijay SethupathiKay Kay MenonRaashii KhannaBhuvan Arora
Music byKetan Sodha,Sachin–Jigar,Tanishk Bagchi
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
ProducerRaj & DK
Release Date10 February 2023
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Starcast of Farzi :

Farzi has got a couple of strong star casts which makes it even more likeable, the casting has been superbly justified by the performances of these characters. Farzi has got unconventional storyline which needs the versatility of characters to fulfil its need. However, the plot revolves around two characters but other characters are also very impactful. Here are the star casts of Farzi;

Shahid Kapoor: The protagonist is called by the name of Sunny.
Vijay Sethupathi: He is playing the cop Michael Velayutham.
Amol Palekar: Sunny’s grandfather 
Regina Cassandra: She is playing Michael’s ex-wife Rekha
Kay Kay Menon: He is acting as Mansoor Dalal
Zakir Hussain: The powerful minister Pawan Gehlot
Raashii Khanna: The lady RBI office Megha Vyas
Kavya Thapar
Kubbra Sait 
Chittaranjan Tripathy
Jaswant Singh Dalal 
Bhuvan Arora
Akshay Gunaawat

There are a few more faces in it but the above-mentioned are some of the most prominent playing faces of this web series.

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Release and Production of Farzi :

The plot of Farzi was initially conceived as a film but it was further expanded into a full-fledged series of 8 episodes. Shahid Kapoor nodded to it in Jan 2021 and later on South megastar Vijay Sethupathi also joined it. It was announced by Prime TV on the 28th of April 2022, the trailer was launched on the 13th of Jan, 2023. The date of streaming was fixed on the 10th of Feb, 2023, it got released in a series of 8 episodes.

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Reception and critique :

Although it is freshly released yet some prominent critiques of our country have praised the script and performances of the protagonists. India today called it an intriguing watch but excess detailing might make it exhausting for some viewers. Similarly, the Times of India’s claimed that Farzi is a refreshing and intense gripping show for every age group. A few more critiques declared it as a gripping crime thriller with suspense and illusion throughout the end. As of now, Farzi is being praised everywhere and everyone is finding it interesting and watchable. The characters of Vijay Sethupathi and Shahid Kapoor are highly appreciated and admired, so they can be a good watch for you.

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Conclusion :

Shahid’s starrer ‘Farzi’ is a watchable web series as it binds you till the end to the TV screen to know more and more of the storyline. It has got some good reviews of critiques and the bad-boy performance of Shahid Kapoor is getting admiration everywhere.

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