Prajakta Koli and Rohit Saraf’s Mismatched steals hearts and we can’t stop shipping them together!
- Mismatched is modest watch with a few jaw-dropping cliffhangers and several incomplete yet predictable storylines
- It normalises homosexuality, calls out misogyny and tells people that it is okay to be dark
- The songs are a hit and who does not love Prateek Kuhad! Kahan ho tum and Aise Kyun are all about finding and falling in love
Based on Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi, Mismatched, Netflix’s latest production is a modest watch with a few jaw-dropping cliffhangers and several incomplete yet predictable storylines. The story is about two mismatched teenagers from strange and broken families who fall in and out of love (kind of).
Click to watch the trailer!
Prajakta Koli, who is known for her quirky and cute antics, plays Dimple, an ambitious yet grumpy 17-year old with big dreams. Her character is the exact opposite to what she is like in her YouTube videos. However, this time we also see a lot of Rohit Saraf and every minute he’s seen on the screen is worth it!!
Set in Jaipur, Mismatched is far away from reality but if you’re looking for something light and happy to binge watch this weekend, please go ahead with this show. Set amid an app-coding course, the protagonist, a tech wizard, whose mother is intent on getting her married at the tender age of 17(!!!) goes to study Java and learn coding and app development. Later we also come to know that Dimple is a gamer and apparently a very good one.
Dimple has several encounters with different people at college but the best one is where she throws coffee in Rishi’s face, the boy who calls her his future wife (cringes) in the very first meeting. The protagonist who is grumpy and irritated almost all the time finds a good friend in Celina, her roommate but things get really messed up at the end.
Rishi wants to get married early and is head over heels in love with Dimple whom he finds on a matrimonial/dating site, her mother signs her up for. It’s weird but it is what it is.
The ravishing Rannvijay Singha (alliteration unintended) plays their teacher and we can’t stop admiring him or Vidya Malvade who plays a widow and is ready to press the restart button on her life!
It is commendable how the makers have woven topics like homosexuality , obsession with fairness with Prajakta Koli leading the tribe and misogyny with her beating the hell out of her opponent who is a highly abusive and misogynistic streamer, in their storylines.
It normalises homosexuality, calls out misogyny and tells people that it is okay to be dark by taking a dig at Dimple’s mother who is obsessed with fairness creams and makeup. “Your flaws make you unique” and Mismatched goes all in to make us believe in that.
The climax is all about winning a game, so things are still pre-teenish but it is a cute series with super cute actors and Rohit Saraf who plays the hopeless-romantic-boy-next-door steals our hearts and we can’t stop drooling over him !!! The six episodes of Mismatched are peppered with everything – broken families, obsession with fair skin, chasing one’s dreams, pushing boundaries to coming out and to say that they could not do justice to all the themes at hand would not be a lie.
However, the songs are a hit and who does not love Prateek Kuhad! Kahan ho tum and Aise Kyun are all about finding and falling in love. They’re beautiful and so is the show.
Click here to watch the official video of the most beautiful song ever!
So, if you’re a chick-flick fan, you should definitely watch Mismatched. It’s a battle between the heart and the mind only to tell us in the end that nothing works out if it is not meant to be. Only to tell us that both the sides end up losing in the end.