After building anticipation for a spine-chilling thriller with teasers starring Arjun Rampal, Sakshi Tanwar, Neeraj Kabi, Javed Jaffrey and Pradeep Rawat, the trailer of The Final Call a ZEE5 Original Web-series, is finally out. The first episode will be released on 22nd February. The series is a thriller with a lot of suspense and mystery elements sprinkled all over it.
Based on Priya Kumar’s novel, I Will Go With You; The Flight Of A LifeTime, the story revolves around the life of flight captain, Karan Sachdev, played by Arjun Rampal, who seems to be at a crossroad in his conscience about “What’s right, what’s wrong?”
The Final Call is described as, “A story that will change the way you see your life – FOREVER”. The trailer hints at elements of conflicted-conscience, philosophy, and introspection about what’s right and what’s not and it does all that in the most intriguing way possible.
What we figured from the thrilling trailer?
In the trailer, Karan (Arjun) looks to be suffering from PTSD (Post Trauma Stress Disorder) after his time in the armed forces. According to his own words, Karan was a weapon programmed to destroy and kill.
However, even as he serves as a pilot in a commercial passenger airline, he is still tormented by his past. He says:
“Yaadein Sone Nahi Deti, Aur Zameer Se Aankhen Mein Mila Nahi Sakta”[Dreams don’t let me sleep, and I don’t have the strength to face my conscience.]
The trailer shows a flight captain struggling with his past, the sheer thoughts make him believe and look at himself as a weapon that is meant to destroy & kill. He is shown speculating hijacking his own flight. Struggling internally, Karan contemplates converting his final flight into the final flight for everybody on board.
The Final Call flirts with concepts of Astrology and the philosophy of life with a life & death situation only known to the audience. The people on board have no idea about the mental state of the flight captain. With such dense themes meeting a thrilling plot, The Final Call sure seems like one series we should not miss.
This will be the first time actor Arjun Rampal will feature in a web series. Having proven his capability of playing complex roles with varied shades in movies like Raajneeti and Om Shanti Om, Arjun Rampal is very excited about his digital debut in the new web series. He tweeted:
The web series marks ZEE5’s first attempt in adapting a book into a web series and that makes for some evident excitement
Even, Mahesh Aggarwal, Business Head, ZEE5 India, is quite ecstatic about the new web series. He said, ‘The Final Call’ is our maiden foray into the genre of web series based on book adaptations. Arjun Rampal fit the character of the protagonist perfectly.”
Our Verdict of the Trailer:
Layered with intriguing sub-plots, and actors who have already proved their mettle, and an interesting character-arc of the main character, Karan Sachdev, The Final Call promises to be an enthralling watch. We are excited about its premiere on 22nd February at ZEE5.