The Broken News: Review

The Broken News stars Sonali Bendre as Amina Qureshi, Shriya Pilgaonkar as Radha Bhargava and Jaideep Ahlawat as Dipankar Sanyal. The show is the Hindi adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s British show, Press. The Zee5 series is directed by Vijay Waikul and the rest of the cast includes Taaruk Raina, Indraneil Sengupta, Kiran Kumarand Sanjeeta Bhattacharya.

Two rival news channels (Awaaz Bharati and Josh 24×7) and the journalists do their best to tell the news to the people while also hoping for great TRPs. However, only one of them aims to tell the truth. From telling the news to people to becoming the news themselves, the show is full of twists and turns.

Amina Qureshi and Radha Bhargava from Awaaz Bharati do not like twisting the news. It is a bit surprising, considering most Hindi news channels have lost their credibility. The show shows how the channel that refuses to follow the trend suffers from budgets and TRPS. On the other hand, Josh 24X7 is run by Dipankar Sanyal. He represents almost every Hindi TV news anchor we see nowadays. He’s loud and unsympathetic; he treats the news as entertainment and doesn’t care much about telling the truth.

Director Vinay Waikul succeeds in neatly showing the stark difference between how Awaaz Bharati covers the news and how Josh 24X7 handles it.

The series is a must watch and shares a relevant and impactful story. 

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