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Hostel Daze Review: Nostalgic Web Series for Hostlers

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“Sab Kuchh Set?
Ho Gai Mummy Se Baat?
Room Set Ho Gaya?
Pet Bhara Hua Hain?
Interaction Shuru Kare?
Chal Shuru Ho Ja……”

A senior in the hostel says this to a new boy coming there. And this is the very first dialogue of ‘Hostel Daze’, Which shows that what we are going to see next.

Hostel Daze is a mini web series. Released in December last year on amazon prime. It has a total of five episodes. Each episode is about of 20 to 30 minutes. And it has been produced by The Viral Fever means The TVF. Earlier TVF has been made famous series like ‘Pitchers’, ‘Tripling’, ‘Permanent Roommates’ and all these were highly appreciated by the audience.

Short Summary of Hostel Daze Web Series

There is an engineering college named NATTI. Many new first year students come to its hostels. Three of them share the same room.

Rupesh Bhati: He introduces himself such as- Enrollment number 170037. The selection is done in a 4-year undergraduate course in mechanical engineering. And there are interests like to punish, to get rid of the occupied plot and to get the best ox his cow.

Chirag Bansal: Computer science student. Asthma is the problem. Apart from ‘Abe’ and ‘Saale’, no other abusing words are known by him.

Ankit Pandey: Most main or lead character among the three. Civil Engineering student. Rank – Fifty five hundred. His problem is that he feels that he will not be able to make any memory of the hostel. Because in the hostel, there is no identity of him and none is being created.

There is also a fourth character named Jatin, an Agriculture Engineering student. Lives in the room next to them. Although he is also a student of the first year, but as one of his disciples says about him:

Jatin ji ne 2014 me pehla entrance exam diya. Mitron ka selection ho gaya, par admission Jatin ne bhi le liya. College me nahi, Hostel me. Phir daru sutta bechkar kamaye painson, mitron ke Mess Card aur 7 jaali I-Card ki badaulat inhone isi hostel me rehte huye chaar saal me rehte huye matr 4 saalo me ye Entrance Exam phod diya.

So his dabbangai goes on in the college.

The story of Hostel Daze revolves around these four people, their hostel and college experience. Each episode has a new issue associated with hostels, a new issue. Although, studies, love, ragging (sorry interactions), exams and friendship are deja-vu of ‘Hostel Daze’.

Why One Should Watch this Web Series?

Director of Hostel Daze Raghav Subbu has a lot of experience of web content. His ‘Kota Factory’ was also well liked. Owing to its unique treatment, Some technical aspects of this series are quite unique and interesting.

As Follows:

# When two people are talking on WhatsApp, both of them come to the same place. During this time, it is also interesting to see how many times a person receiving a message extracts something from it.

# There is a new narrator in every episode. No ‘side character’. Such as security guard, lab assistant, sweeper or book shop keeper.

# Shoot from the other side by showing the blackboard transparent.

How is the Acting of Characters?

All four lead actors have acted naturally. Whether it is ideal pride in Ankit’s role or love in Chirag Bansal’s role. But Jatin and Rupesh’s characters take the most appreciation despite being in the second lead. And the actors who played them are Nikhil Vijay and Shubham Gaur, they also acted well.

There are not many frills in the show. That means simple, short enough but also creative and refreshing content.

The dialogues of the series are also quite sharp and refreshing.

Here are Few Dialogues of the Web Series:

  • Competition itna hain ki sirf 30-40 Hajaar ka hi….nahi ho pata. Baaki sab ghus jaata hain Engineering me. College itne hain…
  • Har student apne hi type ka element hota hain. Jo apne hi type ke bond banata hain. Koi carbon hain, kisi se bhi judne ko taiyaar. To koi uranium hain, itna unstable ki koi judna hi nhi chahta. Kuchh F Block wale bhi hain, jo kehne ko hain to yahi ke par alag hi hain.
  • Engineers ke saath dikkat hain. Identity proof to kar sakte hain, bana nahi sakte.
  • Inhe Ludo me apni goti pukaane se jyada, tumhari goti maarne se maza aata hain.

Final Conclusion of Hostel Daze Web Series

Sometimes, Chhichhore, sometimes 3 Idiots and sometimes it gives feel of TVF’s web series, this show is quite refreshing in such manner. That is, ‘hostel daze’ is a non-traditional treatment of a traditional theme. Together there is a nostalgia in this web series. For people staying in hostels, Be it in hostels of engineering college or management, everything is quite relatable for them.

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