‘Girls Hostel’ is back with its second season which continues with the rivalry from two different streams—Medicine and Dentistry. Ramya Mantri (Shreya Mehta) with the help of college dean Dr. Sarla Desai (Jayati Bhatia), becomes the president of the college’s student body. Post that—with immediate effect—dental girls are shifted to a smaller hostel that cannot accommodate all the students and they suffer from water scarcity and other issues. This infuriates Zahira (Parul Gulati), Richa (Ahsaas Channa), Mili (Simran Natekar) and Jo (Srishti Srivastava) who demand fair selection process for a new president. Will Ramya, with her bossy attitude, continue to be the president or will her opponent Zahira be able to replace her by winning the intending elections, frames the base of this series.
Directed by Chaitanya Kumbhakonum, this five-part series is a reflection of hostel life and college politics. Co-written by Shreyasi Sharma, Anant Singh ‘Bhaatu’, Prashant Kumar and Swati Jain, this season tackles some serious issues—right from water crises management to eve-teasing—which are depicted in a lighter manner. Overall, it has more substance to showcase than the usual catfights.
Some things are carried forward from its last season like Richa is narrating the story from her angle. And she is seeing third-year medical student Aarav (Gagan Arora). Jo and Zahira are still aloof. Trupti Khamkar as their warden is less interested in the well-being of the girls and more concerned about her plants.
The girl gang (Ahsaas Channa, Parul Gulati, Simran Natekar and Srishti Srivastava) has given honest performances to make their characters believable. Ahsaas’s on-screen chemistry with Gagan is quite adorable. Simran’s Mili is naïve yet funny. Parul’s screen presence, especially when she is contesting elections and campaigning for herself, is impressive. Tomboy Srishti Srivastava talks less but when she utters something, every word makes sense. Trupti Khamkar has the best one-liners in the show. Ramya Mantri, who bullies everyone in the college, is quite a repulsive character that has been perfectly portrayed by Shreya Mehta.
Every episode of this season is a bit longer (30-40 minutes) than its first installment. Despite that, ‘Girls Hostel’ will keep you glued to your screens until you watch all five episodes.
STORY: The gang of girls from SVM Dental College Girls hostel is back, however, this time they conjure up some serious issues that seek immediate attention from the administration.
In a satirical world of bitches, watch these girls become political underdogs and grapple amidst friendships to speak up and contest against their crises and vices. Witness them grow, fight and learn in their conservative world, and make histories and memories to remember for a lifetime.
Series Directed by: Chaitanya, Kumbhakonum