Hostel Daze season 2 review : The series is an Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama mini series, produced by Saurav Khanna and Abhishek Yadav. It is directed by Ragh Subbu. Season 2 having 4 Episodes and each episode is about half an hour. The second season of Hostel Daze was a big disappointment for me. So let’s go weigh out the good and bad of the series.
Hostel Daze Season 2 starrs Shubham Gaur, Nikhil Vijay, Luv and Adarsh Gaurav in lead roles. The season has a total of 4 episodes, where each episode is of 30 minutes. Even in this season, you get to see a lot of relatable scenes like season 1.
Plot : Hostel Daze
In the first season of the Hostel Daze web series, we saw the story of India’s top engineering colleges. This shows that students belonging to different families by clearing fierce competition exams for a better career. For the main character, Jaat, Ankit, Chirag, and Rupesh somehow passed the exam, and it’s been their second year. This creates the changing dynamics and the ragging they have been waiting for. Although they still struggle with study and love, these four friends will be able to find a more valuable “stronger friendship” by the end of this semester.
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TVF : Hostel Daze Season 2
TVF’s web series always feature the factor of how relatable it is. In this second season of Hostel Daze you will be able to find hilarious comical scenes as well. Nikhil Vijay’s Jhantu’s dull personality gets deeper on the screen, and Nikhil can express it well on the screen. In fact, three out of four boys (Jhantu, Chirag, Rupees) have given the character the depth they need in this four-episode season, and the cast has successfully taken on the challenge. This series shifts focus from Ankit and focuses on four characters. This dynamic change works more effectively.
Season 2 analysis
Digital content creator TVF continues to provide us with a goldmine of college comedy gold but it has just as much realism as “Hostel Daze” or the first season of American college TV series “Blue Mountain State.” Which means over-the-top, ridiculously funny situations that would lead to comedy gold that usually never happen in real life.
Unlike the first season, this season has only 4 episodes – which keeps the series compact and keeps the script from lagging too much. And to some extent, this series can do so too. Of course, highly exaggerated characters and situations still happen, but they are set in more believable and nostalgic settings.
The themes of each of the four episodes are as follows – ragging, bro-code/sis-code, hygiene (or lack of hygiene) and holidays. The ragging and hygienic parts are the same as in the first season, but it’s very glorious. The Brocode / Siscode and Holiday parts of the series are a bit more realistic and the final episode is pretty heartwarming. The girls get more screen time, and more character depth (with the limited screen time they have), Chirag learns to swear, separates from high school friends, and Jhantu learns how to be a better friend.
However, swearing, masturbation, and porn are still discussed/shown throughout the series, which may be one of the few realistic parts of the TV series still considered unnecessarily similar to ragging in college is glorified. The show is still shallow and this is somewhat true for a group of horny college friends who are out of control.
Overall, the second season of Hostel Daze was an okay-ish series, not that impressive. The TV series doesn’t apologise about ragging and lack of sanitary conditions – in fact, the second season shamelessly promotes it. However, this time around, there is a more realistic scenario where the main and side characters gets lead. Breaking the fourth wall is fun (in a dark comic sense).
- First episode was not so impressive. The comedy felt forceful with no connect.
- Secondly despite the fact that the show was ending, no ending climax scene was present. It just looks like they finished it out of nowhere.
- Unrealistic adults
Aayushi Gupta and Ahsaas Channa are interesting and will be doing more (than last time) this season. They shine in some scenes where they occur and it’s fun to see some situations that eventually happens. The actor who plays the character that breaks the fourth wall is also quite interesting. Shubham Gaur’s performance was amazing, his way of speaking, his nature and the way he played that character.
Should you watch it it?
If you’re looking for something fun to take your mind off things, this is the show (and season) for you. To an extent, I enjoyed it, despite a few of it’s drawbacks.