Untag Episode 1 Review: Voot’s New Comedy Drama Is Relevant, Engaging And Entertaining

Salina Uppal

Salina Uppal

A reporter for TubeScoop on most days, Salina is otherwise a part-time writer, designer, 'web series watcher' and full-time 'fun haver!'
Salina Uppal
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Untag episode 1 review

New web series titled Untag premiered online today (January 4) on Viacom 18’s digital platform Voot. Aptly titled, the show is a light-hearted take on the various ‘tags’ people tend to get associated with in society. More often than not, these tags are based on first impressions that stick on irrespective of how people really are.

Untag follows the lives of six characters, each dealing with their imposed tags, trying to become much more than what the world has labelled them as. The show has an ensemble cast comprising Meiyang Chang, VJ Andy, Dipannita Sharma, Shiv Pandit, Anjali Anand and Naveen Polishetty.

Related: Interview: ‘I’ve Faced This All My Life’ – VJ Andy Opens Up About Losing The ‘Tags’ Given By Society

The series kicks off on an interesting note. We caught the first episode ahead of the official release, and it does a commendable job of introducing and establishing all different characters. The writing is fresh and ably supported by some fine performances from all actors especially Meiyang Chang and Naveen Polishetty – both very natural and understated in their respective roles. Of course, we will get to see more layers to the other characters, as we go along (all episodes have been made available online for binge watching).

The show also seems very well-paced with the episode perfectly utilising its 25-odd minute runtime to keep the viewers engaged and entertained. Credit goes to director Ashima Chibber (this is her second web series after last year’s fun and quirky Y-Films show, Ladies Room).

Untag is a promising new series and it definitely looks like Voot has another winner on its hands after delivering hits like Chinese Bhasad, Shaadi Boys and It’s Not That Simple, in 2016.

Our rating: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

All six episodes of Untag are now streaming online. You can click here to watch.

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