Damaged 2 Franchise is a 6 episode Psychological Thriller, marking the debut of popular TV Actress Hina Khan and Shekhar Suman’s son Adhyayan Suman.
The story unfolds in a Homestay owned by a couple of Gauri (Hina)and Akash Batra(Adhyayan). The suspense starts with the sudden disappearance of a young girl child of a couple who comes to stay at their Homestay for their vacation. What follows is of course a Police investigation in the case, pointing fingers to a Bangladeshi maid and her neurologically challenged Brother staying at the Homestay, and then to Gauri and Akash themselves. At multiple points in the story, there is an angle of an underlying Mental illness of both Gauri and Aakash, superstitions, and folklore of a lurking restless soul of a Dand Pret ( One who delivers Justice).
The story offers suspense and keeps the viewer guessing for more, till the end.
Damaged Franchise released its second Season on 14th January 2020 on Hungama Play. The Series is also available on MX Player.
Damaged 2, the story of a mysterious Homestay Owner Couple fails to peak or sustain interest in its plot. While there are twists and turns in the entire 6 episode series, it does seem that the director is equivocating a lot before it comes to reveal the actual reason behind the strange behavior of Gauri (Hina Khan) and Akash ( Adhyayan Suman). There is a certain predictability to the series and a viewer gets an idea that the story is a mesh picked from multiple Hindi plots which we have seen before.
While Gauri is shown to be a drug addict, extremely scared of ghosts, and also zones out, Akash sometimes breaks into a stammer, showcasing a deeper psychological problem to both.
Add to it the angle of Police investigation to find the missing girls who disappear at the Homestar and surrounding village, the story does get predictable to an extent, bringing in restless souls, local folklore and superstitious beliefs.
That lover can keep secrets is brought out very well in the series, not just from the world, but even from each other.
Hina Khan does impress in a perpetually scared avatar, and Adhyayan Suman is passable. All together Damaged 2 is edgy, predictable, and does offer Horror, only in few parts.