In the first season of R Madhavan starrer Breathe, we saw how a father goes on a killing spree to keep his son alive. Now, in the second season, Breathe: Into The Shadows, another father justifies murder to save his daughter.
A psychiatrist named Avinash Sabharwal (Abhishek Bachchan) and his wife Abha (Nithya Menen) plans murders to keep their daughter safe who’s been kidnapped. In order to free their child, they do as the kidnapper asks them to. Thus, a well educated family becomes killers because it’s all fair if you’re trying to save your loved ones.
Direction & Writing:
Written by Bhavani Iyer, Mayank Sharma, Arshad Syed and Vikram Tuli, the storyline lacks logic which is a very important aspect when you’re writing a murder mystery. Although it has a lot of cliffhangers, a lot of cliches makes it boring at times. Mayank Sharma’s direction is no different than that of the first season. Nothing exciting clicks you to talk about it.
Abhishek Bachchan tries hard to get into the skin of the character, he impresses us much at a lot of scenes but the weak storyline does not work on his side. Nithya Menon could have been a more interesting character if given more time on screen and same goes to Saiyami Kher. Amit Sadh was a precise choice for the character he played and did his part really appreciatively.
You know there are times when a person who’s in front of you is thinking something which you’re obviously unaware of but trying hard to get into his mind but couldn’t is something the music of this series is to us. You try to get into the situation of the performer to link the music with him but you just can’t because it seems like a mismatch.
Breathe: Into The Shadows is one of those murder mysteries which will come and go as soon as possible. You can definitely skip on this one.