‘Hostel Daze’ makes its intention obvious with the title itself. It is a story about hostel life, soaked in a daze of nostalgia.In keeping with most products that TVF churns out, the five-episode limited series is irreverent in its brand of humour. Like most other TVF efforts, too, the show does not probe for a deeper context in the story it narrates. Rather, the focus remains on creating nonchalant, feel-good fun moments that range from outright hilarious to somewhat cliche.Hostel Daze Season 1-3 Download
Mainstream campus flicks set in engineering colleges follow certain character and plot routines. From ‘3 Idiots’ to ‘Chhichhore’ to ‘Hostel Daze’, the hero and his friends are invariably the campus underdogs — a happy-go-lucky bunch sworn to watching each others’ back through thick and thin.A web show such as ‘Hostel Daze’ has an added advantage in this context, while setting up that sort of a bro-code with authenticity over films in the genre — it can afford to take liberties with sex talk, the use of expletives or the mention of adult content. Conservative audiences may baulk at the idea but seriously, what did you expect from a 16+ digital series about engineering college students?.The series follows four hostel mates in their first year. Ankit (Adarsh Gourav), Chirag (LUV) and Jaat (Shubham Gaur) are campus greenhorns and roommates, who find a perfect foil in Jhantoo (Nikhil Vijay), a ‘veteran fresher’ who has been in his first year for four years. The show is essentially about the misadventures of the quartet, bringing in its wake formulaic mush, hazing, end-semester exam woes and the works.It’s all done with a spirited rush, aimed at the young audience that digital platforms bank on. Honestly, the show won’t let down its target audience although, at the end of it all, you are left noting how there was nothing new about what you watched.