knowing full well that the series is heavily scripted, Ranveer Singh’s energy in Netflix’s interactive special Ranveer Against the Wild it’s a bowl full of casual entertainment with Bear Grylls serving as your guide through the desert.
From Singh showing off his little vanity mirror or hugging Grylls as he professes his love for his wife, Deepika, to grabbing one of the rarest flowers on planet earth, viewers are in for a smooth and entertaining ride. Singh is a self-proclaimed ‘hopeless romantic’ who embarks on a journey into nature to find the rarest flower that ever lived: the Serbian ramonda. Of course, the flower is meant for his wife, so he has to settle for cuddling with Grylls in her absence. If Deepika had appeared at the end of the show to acknowledge Ranveer’s tireless efforts to get the flower, the plot would have been completely changed. Fans are wondering if it was a waste like Grylls predicted.
The problem is that the entire 90 minute adventure gives viewers only 4-5 instances of adventure. Beyond that, it’s a fun and easy watch, featuring various doses of drama, comedy, and Ranveer Singh’s trademark energy.
The one-episode docu-adventure also talks about values like ‘not giving up’ and ‘accepting a challenge’. There may not be much to keep one sitting for 90 minutes straight, but watching for Ranveer Singh is always a good time..
The visuals are impressive, but that’s about the least one can expect from a jungle-based reality show. The show has a surprise visit from Ranveer’s friend Karan Kapadia, who also brings an uplifting message from Deepika. Critics may see this as a Netflix pilot project, hoping that if it’s successful, there will be other stars in similar adventure-inducing interactive specials. Ranveer Against the Wild gets a 10/10 for the effort to create something interactive.
This interactive Choose Your Own Path production might motivate some to go on an adventurous journey. The one-episode docu-adventure also talks about values like ‘not giving up’ and ‘accepting a challenge’. There may not be much to keep one sitting for 90 minutes straight, but watching for Ranveer Singh is always a good time. And because Ranveer Singh is Ranveer Singh on camera, many of Singh’s one-liners provoke fits of laughter.
For viewers looking for light-hearted comedy and laid-back acting, Ranveer Against the Wild it’s an easy-to-watch gem, highly recommended, especially if you’re looking to break away from the more boring options on the platform.
The author is a student of English Literature at Government College University. She can be contacted at [email protected]