The unwelcomed guest in our lives from the last couple of months (Coronavirus) has bought major changes as Work From Home (WFH) has become the new normal. New routines and norms are embraced and have changed the way people work. As the pandemic shuts down most television productions, the entertainment industry faces an uphill task of keeping the public entertained while maintaining social distancing. Enter Lemon Max Web Series ‘Lockdown Ke Side Effects’.
Lemon Max has launched its mini web series and roped in actors Zain Afzal, Rabya Kulsoom, and child-star Alyaan as central characters. To beat the COVID-19 blues, each episode narrates the self-contained consequences of individuals coping with recent events in a fun and engaging way. The web series highlights the pros and cons of the lockdown both to entertain and document this extraordinary time.
Like this second episode that perfectly sums up the ‘Work From Home’ situation, showcasing the roller coaster of endless responsibilities that fall in the women’s domain by default. How? Let me elaborate. Rabya works 9 to 5 Work from home, 24x/7 working for home, making official conference calls, looking after children online classes, cooking cleaning, etc. This is lockdown in a nutshell for her. However, some perks make her happy, like when the husband cooks for her and does the dishes.
Lemon Max ‘Lockdown Ke Side Effects’ is a thought-provoking web series that emerges as a clear winner. It carries a real bite, a significant one, but the best part is, it does it with wit and humor. The concept and execution are a triumph as we get to experience many highs and lows of various emotions. The content breaks gender norms, arouses the feeling of being connected, approaching things mindfully, having fun, being kind and acknowledging feelings, and, most importantly, developing a positive mindset no matter how difficult the situation may be. How the characters connect is superbly done. The web series beautifully injects the concept of #StaySafeStayHome and surely clicks with the masses in a big way.