Famed Bollywood actress, Madhur Dixit plays the central character of Anamika in the Netflix show The Fame Game. Like Dixit, Anamika is a Bollywood star. Except in reel life, the actress goes missing one day after an award function. Sri Rao, Shreya Bhattacharya, Akshat Ghildial, Nisha Mehta, and Amisha Vyas are also part of the show in pivotal roles. But does the show keep the suspense alive throughout the eight episodes of 45-50 minutes each? Is streaming the show worth your time? Let’s find out.
It’s a slow burn mystery
Director Bejoy Nambiar and Karishma Kohli unpeel the layers of Anamika slowly. They take viewers back and forth in Anamika’s life. As Shobha (Rajashri Deshpande), the police officer, starts investigating Anamika’s case, we also get to see her life behind the camera.
She is surrounded by sharks: her mother and her husband. Her relationship with her children is rocky at best but powers through her life because it’s her job to smile. Her husband, played by Sanjay Kapoor, uses her funds without her knowledge. On the other hand, her mother remains to be a domineering person in her life ever since childhood. Avi, her son, finds her distant and insensitive, while daughter Amara is insecure about living in Anamika’s shadow. The Fame Game also explores her romantic link up with Manish (Manav Kal).
Fame game reviews
Hindustan Times is convinced that “Dixit’s still got it.” Her change in character towards the end of the series is unsettling. The Netflix show lie heavily on Dixit’s star power and the writing. Dixit shines in this twisted show. The Print considers the plot to be Madhuri Dixit and “The Fame Game her canvas.”
The Fame Game is rated 6.6 on IMDb and fans are charmed by Dixit’s performance as the disturbed and unhappy Anamika. One says it’s “flawless” and the other reviews it as a “time waste” and “boring AF“. One reviewer writes that the show is not for people who don’t want the “same old crap“. The series is interesting enough for some to want to look forward to the second season.
If that trailer fascinated you and streamed the show, let us know what you think of Madhuri Dixit’s performance and The Fame Game.