Trust issues by Shivam Sharma reminded me of Teen Deviyaan, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Yeh Dil Maange More which centered on one guy’s experiences with multiple girls at different phases of his life. The protagonist here is a helpless, pitiable guy who is friend-zoned by the first love of his life during his school days. He falls for another girl who joins as an intern in his company and works under him. Meanwhile, he also develops feeling for the distressed and alcoholic wife of his boss, reminding us of Guru Dutt’s Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam.
The 3-episode series shows Shivam juggling between three girls that he is dating from all the three girls back-to-back, making it an exhausting experience – a plight that Akshay was thrown in Priyadarshan’s hilarious Garam Masala. Dealing with all three and managing time for all of them every day, one can only imagine the chaos it brings along in Shivam’s life, and audiences can bet that the consequences do not go down well.
But Trust Issues descends into outrageously silly terrains with mediocre performances. Shivam employs ploys that are merely reduced to stereotypes - His boss is a straight pick from Ranbir Kapoor starrer Tamasha, a character which was deliciously essayed by Vivek Mushraan. The ladies brigade, played by Akanksha Singh, Diksha Pawar and Ahana Goel, is superficial and facile, lacking any serious drama. Though they don’t undermine the humor quotient that the show promises to hold. In that regard, Trust Issues keeps you engaged, even though it reaches to a point of short supply of wit.
What holds u invested is an earnest performance by Shivam, who is like the captain of a ship. He plays the goofy character with absolute honesty and conviction. But his misadventures don’t warrant you a rib-tickling experience. I go with 2.5 stars.
Ahwaan Padhee, is an IT Techie/Business Consultant by profession and a film critic/cinephile by passion, is also associated with Radio Playback as well, loves writing and conducting movie quizzes.
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