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School Of Lies Review: A Boarding School Thriller With An Intense Storyline

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The Disney + Hotstar has come with a fantastic show that seldom anyone anticipated. Yes, we are talking about the School of Lies. On 2nd June, the School of Lies premiered on the OTT platform. This show has an ensemble cast that includes Nimrat Kaur, Aamir Bashir, Sonali Kulkarni, and others. Furthermore, this boarding school thriller has an intense storyline that keeps you hooked until the very end. Director Avinash Arun, known for his popular series ‘Paatal Lok,’ initially planned School of Lies as a horror series. However, he decided to turn it into its present-day form. So what is it all about? If you are curious, here is the School of Lies review for you.

 

School Of Lies Story

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Revolving around the River Isaac School of Education (RISE), this boarding school drama has an intense storyline. The plot of the series revolves around a 12-year-old named Shakti Salgaonkar who goes missing from this private school. This fact is realized when Shakti’s dorm mate wakes up in his empty bed, and the teachers notice a vacant bench. From then on, the tale begins as secrets about the place and scary truths about different characters are discovered. What was the shady thing that TK and Vikram (two seniors of Shakti) doing the night before Shakti went missing? That too outside the hostel? As one after another layer is unearthed, the storyline gets more gripping and exciting. Has Shakti (played by Vir Pachisia) fled or been kidnapped? Make sure to watch the series to find out.

 

School Of Lies Review

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While the School of Lies may sound like another boarding school thriller, you would be astounded to figure out the freshness in the series. This is not your typical thriller but the one that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Furthermore, one of the great things about the series is its fantastic cast. Sam (Aamir Bashir) does a commendable job as a housemaster, trying to safeguard the school’s reputation. However, it is evident that he has his secrets, as he is reluctant to involve the police. On the other hand, Nandita (Nimrat Kaur), as the Career Counsellor, tries to politely interrogate the students while juggling her personal life.

Furthermore, Sonali Kulkarni also does a fine job portraying the mother of the child. The emotions are top-notch. Varin Roopani and Aryan Singh Ahlawat as the senior, also play a crucial role.

With this series, Avinash Arun very well brings out the picture of how lonely a kid feels at boarding school. The portrayal of the hard-hitting realities of boarding schools is also well shown. Each character has their own skeleton in the closet. Will they come out at the end of the show? It would be fun to see.

 

Final Verdict

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The show is indeed an interesting one. However, it seems a bit fast-paced, which might confuse the audience. Nonetheless, the show is a fine watch for weekends. If you are looking for a not-so-typical thriller piece, then this series is for you. We give the series 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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