Farzi (2023) Series: Money, Money, Money & Middle-Class Angst

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Farzi series is about money, money, money and middle-class angst in India. This 2023 Hindi language series from India, was created and directed by Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru.

The title “Farzi” (फ़र्ज़ी, فَرْض) word; which word has an Arabic origin and means fake, fictitious, counterfeit, not real, etc. It narrates the tale of false currencies/notes circulating in India.

Synopsis of the Farzi (IND/2023) Series

Sunny (Shahid Kapoor), a brilliant small-time artist is catapulted into the high-stakes world of counterfeiting when he creates the perfect fake currency note, even as Michael (Vijay Sethupathi), a fiery, unorthodox task force officer wants to rid the country of the counterfeiting menace. In this thrilling cat-and-mouse race, losing is not an option!

Spoilers Free review of the Farzi (IND/2023) Series

The introduction

Originally this series was planned as a movie with Shahid Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddique. However, later on, it was transformed into a web series. And then Vijay Sethupathi took Nawazuddin’s role. National Film Award winner Vijay Sthupathi is a versatile actor. He has acted in movies/series in various Indian languages. His popular movies are – Pizza (2012), Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (2014), Vikram Vedha (2017), 96 (2018), Super Deluxe (2019), etc. Shahid Kapoor is a well-known Indian actor, who has delivered super hit movies like Vivah, Jab We Met, Kaminey, Badmaash Company, etc.

So, what is the basic storyline of the film?

Its protagonist is a struggling artist Sunny (Shahid Kapoor) from the middle class, who blindly chases money. He wishes to climb the wealth ladder and reach the super-rich class. So, it is a complex drama about two young underachievers – the artist (Shahid) and his childhood friend. Coming from the middle class of India, these youngsters always struggle in their lives to earn a sizeable income and lead a comfortable life, as their wealthy friends do in their lives.

It is about the middle-class angst in India

In this serial, the middle class of India has been called the middle “finger” class to point out the rage, angst, pain and displeasure of this class in present-day India. Perhaps, this middle finger gesture has been used as a mark of protest or maybe it acts as a justification for the criminal activities of the anti-hero protagonist called the artist.

The artist and his childhood friend blame the prevalent “system” for their poor earnings and then they decide to change the rules of the “game” to fulfil their desires, dreams, goals and aspirations. However, to get rich quickly by any means necessary, both of them get involved in one of the biggest counterfeiting currency rackets in India.

However, on the other end of the spectrum are an honest officer (Vijay) and his dedicated team. They are willing to take all kinds of risks and steps to put an end to the circulation of fake notes in the economy. But more often than not, these bunch of honest middle-class officers come up a notorious politicians and bureaucratic hurdles.

Raj & DK give us another hit Hindi series with its talented ensemble cast

It is the latest show from the writer and director duo Raj and DK. In the recent past, they have tasted success with The Family Man serial.

This is the first web series for both Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi. Both these actors along with Kay Kay Menon, Raashii Khanna, Bhuvan Arora, and the rest of its cast have done a good job. This show is backed by good writing and acting by its ensemble cast members. Undoubtedly, it is a good-paced crime thriller infused with good black comedy.

The conclusion

We restate that we liked this series and now we look forward to its next season. Kindly allow us to make an educated guess. In its upcoming season(s), we might see Micheal (the officer) joining hands with Sunny (the artist) to take down the big boss(s) of counterfeiting currency rackets.

And allow us to hazard another guess about the future of “Farzi” and “The Family Man” series. Therefore, we might see the overlapping of their famous characters and spy stories in the future on a much grander scale, unlike the mere phone calls to each other by the officials. Until then, go, watch the Farzi series, and perhaps learn a thing or two about the menace of fake currency in India.

Ratings of the Farzi (IND/2023) Series

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
FM’s rating4.25/5
FM ratings – Farzi show.

Poster of the Farzi (IND/2023) Series

Farzi – poster.

Key details of the Farzi (IND/2023) Series

GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller, Dark Comedy
Original languageHindi
Age-RestrictionsA (18+)
ReleasedFebruary 2023
Season & EpisodesOne (1) Season & Eight (8) Episodes
WriterKrishna D.K. & Raj Nidimoru, Sita R Menon, Suman Kumar
Creation & DirectionKrishna D.K. & Raj Nidimoru
CastShahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Kay Kay Menon, Raashii Khanna, Bhuvan Arora, etc.
About – Farzi show.

Trailer of the Farzi (IND/2023) Series

Official trailer – Farzi series- Prime Video | YouTube.

Focus on the bonus info. about its viewership

Ormax Media conducted a survey that showed that Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi’s Farzi series achieved a record viewership of 37.1 million in March 2023.

Shahid Kapoor | Instagram

Thus this show became the most-watched Indian series of all time.

Raj and DK | Instagram

No doubt, the viewers loved the original storyline as well as the talented ensemble cast in this hit show.

FM article – FARZI is one of the top series of 2023.

Featured Image and Poster: Farzi show | Amazon Prime Video.

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