36 Farmhouse review: A Subash Ghai’s musical that plays musical chairs with genres, characters, plot etc.
What: The last showman Subash Ghai’s entry in OTT as a music director and writer is a show that shoos away from its theme, feel and when it decides to come back, there’s not much enough left to heal. The thriller was already killed.
OTT movie 36 Farmhouse synopsis
Padmini Raj Singh ((Madhuri Bhatia), an aristocrat has made a will in favor of her eldest son, Raunak Singh (Vijay Raaz). Raunak Singh’s younger brothers Gajendra and Brijendra are not happy and demand equal share. It’s the lockdown time and Raunak’s brothers send a lawyer to negotiate but things go against the plan.
Padmini and Raunak along with their staff and house help stay at 36 Farmhouse while the brothers stay in the city. Padmini Raj Singh granddaughter Antara (Barkha Singh), a fashion designer comes to live with her Nani along with her tailor/assistant Harry (Amol Parashar).
In another development, Jai Prakash aka JP (Sanjay Mishra) a cook going back to his village due to lockdown accidently comes into contact with Benny (Ashwini Kalsekar) manager at 36 Farmhouse and JP gets hired as cook.
Amidst all these, the police are investigating the reason behind the sudden disappearance of that lawyer who came to meet Raunak Sing at 36 Farmhouse.
Sanjay Mishra entertains in parts; Vijay Raaz is surprisingly one note most of the time.
Amol Parashar is fine. Madhuri Bhatia is good. Barkha Singh leaves an impression. Ashwini Kalsekar repeats herself. Rahul Singh as Gajendra is okay. Flora Saini is average.
Thankfully, 36 Farmhouse is not directed by the showman – Subash Ghai. So I won’t call it as Subash Ghai’s debut as a filmmaker on OTT it’s the showman’s debut as a music director on OTT and that is good.