Hasmukh Review (Netflix): A Dark Comedy totally worth your time

Not many actors and producers indulge in Dark Comedy but presence of platforms like Netflix gives that opportunity to the producers and actors to innovate.


Hasmukh Review (Netflix): It’s a Dark Comedy starring Vir Das and directed by Nikhil Gonsalves and produced by Emmay Entertainment and Applause Entertainment.

The plot revolves around the kick of an artist and based on the various types of motivations that every artist needs to give his best in his field.

Hasmukh Cast:

  • Vir Das as Hasmukh
  • Ranvir Shorey as Jimmy
  • Ravi Kishan
  • Manoj Pahwa as Gulati
  • Raza Murad
  • Suhail Nayyar as KK

Hasmukh Review: The Plot

Hasmukh (Vir Das) is an aspiring comedian who has always been bullied right from his childhood. He works for a famous local comedian Gulati played by Manoj Pahwa who has taken money from him to launch him as a comedian.

But Gulati fails on his promise and never intends to fulfil his promise. On the other side is a man who would even kill to become a comedian and Gulati becomes his first victim. Killing Gulati gives Hasmukh s strange confidence and then he goes on the stage and simply tears the audience into laughter creating a name for himself from his very first show. Jimmy played by Ranveer Shorey was Manager of Gulati and now he is the friend and manager of Hasmukh.

But Hasmukh realizes that his kick comes from killing bad people before each show and without Good Jokes and Killing a bad guy he cannot perform. Soon he receives an invitation from a local politician and while laughing on his jokes the politician shoots himself in his leg immediately making Hasmukh a viral sensation across India.

And now Mumbai starts calling him as he is noticed by a reality show talent hunter and gets a wild card entry into the show. But the twist is that he has to kill every time to win the rounds.

Hasmukh Review: Performances

Right from getting into the skin of Hasmukh, from being a serial killer to retaining that innocence in his character. Vir Das does a Fantastic Job, though the character is a serial killer he only hunts those who are a sham to the society which makes you vouch for the central character and helps him retain his innocence.

Ranveer Shorey takes the lead when it comes to making the audience laugh as he plays a flawless role of “Jimmy The Starmaker” and makes this Dark Comedy works.

You watch a Veteran Like Raza Murad on screen after a Long time and he simply blasts the screen with his experience, though he plays role of a Don but his character is again a positive one.

Deeksha Sonalkar, Sunil Pahwa, Ravi Kishan and all the members of the cast give out a flawless performance in each and every frame.

Hasmukh Review: Thrills

Although, Hasmukh is a Dark Comedy but the effect comes from the thrills and placement of various elements across the narrative and also the camerawork plays an important role in giving you that sensation. As there’s always a sense of urgency, there’s always a fear that now Hasmukh will be caught, there’s always a surprise waiting for you.

For which the writers Nikkhil Advani, Vir Das, Nikhil Gonsalves, Suparn Verma, Satyam Kumar and Neeraj Pandey Deserves the full credit with cinematographer Akash Agarwal and editors Ninad Khanolkar and Arjun Srivastava.

Hasmukh Review: What’s Bad

Right from start to end Hasmukh is Flawless but I could not laugh a single time Hasmukh came out on stage and tried to make the audience laugh. Though I am almost alien to the stage comedy sector, any form of comedy has to make you laugh.

And this is one section where Hasmukh falls flat as the stage comedy appeals to a very niche audience.

Hasmukh Review: The Final

Despite the sloppy dialogue writing of the dialogues where Hasmukh has to go out on stage and perform, Hasmukh remains a very good binge-watch material as the stages dialogues will not make you laugh but they sure keep you engaged.

If this show had this department covered then this could have a classic in Dark Comedy Genre and this review would have got at least 1 or 1.5 more stars.

I would recommend that you do not miss out on this Netflix presentation and preferably go for a Binge watch to enjoy it completely.


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You cannot miss this Dark Comedy.

  • Direction
  • Perfomances
  • Thrills
  • Writing