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Kota Factory episode 2: A survival guide to the city

Rating: 8/10

TVS’s Kota Factory returns with its second episode “Assembly Line” and it’s as good as the first one. Vaibhav Pandey (Mayur More) has his new routine set in front of him but it turns out to be much more than he bargained for.

In this episode he struggles to sleep, eat, study for long hours and still drinks bottled mineral water. The whole idea is to find ways to help Vaibhav cope with his new life and get rid of his constipation.

Uday (Alam Khan) and Meena (Ranjan Raj) come up with quite weird but mostly funny ways to help their new friend. These include going to a temple, getting a checkup by Uday’s girlfriend and visiting his school friend, Piyush (Visshesh Tiwari).

Image Source: The Viral Fever

It is very easy to relate to the situation as settling down in a new place is something most people experience at some point in their lives. Once again, it is Jeetu Bhaiya (Jitendra Kumar) who comes to their rescue.

As it turns out Jeetu is not just a beloved physics teacher but an “agony aunt” for his students. He is the person to go to for any problem a student might have at any time of the day. Another aspect of his character which makes us all wish we had a teacher like him.

The tone of this episode is lighter compared to the first one and is a welcome change. Every character gets to explore their comedic side and dwell deeper into the student life at Kota. The acting is on point and not a single frame feels forced.

It still follows the black & white colour palette which unlike the previous episode feels a bit out of place. There is also an ongoing phone call situation with Vaibhav and his mother which is heartwarming to see.

The Viral Fever is setting the bar high with this unconventional series which is sure to leave a mark on many.

If you still cannot decide whether you should watch the show, here’s the trailer to help you convince yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNZQ6msbOvM

If you missed our reviews for other episodes, you can catch them here:

Episode 1: https://theenvoyweb.com/2019/04/17/kota-factory-episode-1-review/

Episode 3: https://theenvoyweb.com/2019/05/01/kota-factory-episode-3-review/

Episode 4: https://theenvoyweb.com/2019/05/07/kota-factory-episode-4-review/

Episode 5: https://theenvoyweb.com/2019/05/14/kota-factory-season-finale/