ETV Win has weaved a charming web series titled 90’s. Picture this – it’s January 6, 2024, and the series unfolds a family drama set in the heart of Wanaparthy. Directed by the talented Aditya Hasan, the story introduces us to Chandra Sekhar, a government teacher played by Shivaji, and his middle-class family.
Chandra Sekhar’s wife, Rani (Vasuki), gracefully takes on the role of a homemaker, and together they navigate the complexities of parenthood with their three children: Raghu Teja (Mouli), Divya (Vasanthika), and Aditya (Rohan). The series embarks on a journey through the rollercoaster of emotions and challenges that define life in a middle-class family.
Now, here’s the magic of 90’s – it’s not about grand narratives or cinematic flair. Instead, it’s a genuine portrayal of those simple, relatable moments that shape our lives. The series takes us back to the golden days of school life, making us laugh and nod along as we remember expecting money from relatives, experiencing our first love, or sneaking in a favorite TV show when parents weren’t watching.
In the midst of this family tapestry, Shivaji and Vasuki shine as the quintessential middle-class parents, while Mouli, Vasanthika, and Rohan steal the show with their heartfelt performances as the siblings. The director, Aditya Hasan, skillfully weaves humor and emotion, striking a balance that resonates with both the young and the young at heart.
While every tale has its nuances, some episodes, like the one addressing education in private schools, could have been more polished. There are moments when the pacing slows down, and a few scenes feel repetitive. Yet, the series remains true to its essence – a tribute to the 90’s era, capturing the essence of a generation and their parents.
As the narrative unfolds, you might find yourself laughing at the familiarities or perhaps shedding a tear at the poignant moments. 90’s doesn’t aim to dazzle with complexity; instead, it beckons you to a simpler time, a journey through the nostalgia of the 90s. Despite its predictability, it’s a recommended watch, offering a warm and heartfelt experience for those seeking a rendezvous with the past.