‘Breathe’- New show from Amazon Original asks “How far can you go to save your loved one?”

With the question “How far will you go to make your loved one breathe” to you, Amazon premiered its
2nd Indian Original series Breathe on 26th January, 2018. Breathe is a story of a mouse-cat race between
Danny and Kabir who have crossed each other to save their loved one.

As you can see your favorite show at your preferred time, Online content App has become the most
preferred choice of many viewers in India. Especially after the launch of Reliance Jio, watching contents
online has become so pocket-friendly that it has added many new viewers to an online platform.

Since the launch of Amazon Prime in India in December 2016, Amazon Prime has made many movies
and favorite TV-shows like Suits available in our mobile. Once old contents are consumed, viewers start
looking for new and refreshing contents and I think Amazon knows this and hence, they premier programs like “Inside Edge“, “Breathe” which give real entertainment.

Image Courtesy: Amazon Prime Original

Let’s talk about Breathe. R. Madhavan plays a role of Danny Mascarenhas, a widow and adoring father of six-year-old Josh. Josh has a fatal disease and he needs to have an urgent lung transplant to get saved from this disease. Josh is on 4th number in the list of organ transplant receiver and he has only 6 months
to survive. Danny becomes helpless when he sees Josh moving towards death. And devilish thoughts start arising in his mind as false ways to save his son. Director Mayank Sharma has picturized each scene so nicely that you will not feel anything wrong in Danny’s decision to kill people who are in donors’ list.

As soon as we get familiar with Danny, a character named Kabir comes into the picture. Kabir Sawant is a genius police inspector played by talented actor, Amit Sadh. He has his own story. He is married to Ria (Sapna Pabbi) and a few years back, Kabir had kept his gun in a cupboard, but missed to lock it which led to the death of their own daughter. Ria has already learned to live life without her daughter, but Kabir who feels as a culprit of his daughter’s death can’t move on.

Even though these two lead carries the Show, but you can’t ignore other supporting actors played by Hrishikesh Joshi, Sapna Pabbi, Atharva Vishwakarma and Neena Kulkarni.

Breathe has some comic scenes to relieve the tension built by the duo. A comic part has been taken brilliantly by Hrishikesh Joshi as Prakash Kamble’s character. He is always seen with Kabir and does as directed by Kabir same as what Circuit was for Munna Bhai in Munna Bhai MBBS.

Amazon has released 4 episodes altogether and makes one episode available on each next Friday. First 3 episodes are mostly building a base for the story even though Danny has already started working on his mission, but the real excitement starts in the 4th episode when Danny and Kabir cross each other.

Image: Amazon Prime Original

I really liked the suspense created in the show. You will not feel bored for a single moment whether it’s Danny, who makes a plan in his garage or does drill execution for his plan, or over-drunk Kabir’s emotions.

There will be many moments while watching an episode, you will start thinking if you are at Danny’s place, what have you done? As being a father of two daughters (one is 6 years old, same age of Josh, and other is 8 months old), I had been thinking for hours and hours whether I would have done the same thing what Danny was doing for Josh. My inner self said “Yes”, I would have done the same thing if I am at his place, but my realistic mind says that I can’t execute similar things what Danny is doing and so I am sure I would be caught in the first place.

This show is completely stilled by R.Madhvan but I am very touched by Kabir’s character. How happy he was with his family and a minor mistake turned his life upside down. I pray to God that this never happens even with my enemy. Just to realize the feelings of Kabir, assume that if your mistake kills your loved one, how bad will you feel about yourself !!! This will shiver my whole body. I would have killed myself for this such mistake. You can feel the pain of Kabir when you see him crying in her daughter’s room in episode 6. He is haunted by same fateful day, every night.

The third character who joins Danny and Kabir is Ria Ganguly (played by Sapna Pabbi). Ria is the wife of Kabir and she is staying with her father after the death of her daughter (Shreya) which has made Kabir out of control. Even though it was difficult for her to forget her daughter’s death, she had decided to move on in her life. This has been taken wrongly by Kabir who thinks how a mother can forget her child and live life, such that Shreya never existed in her life. Sapna Pabbi, whom we have seen in 24 serial as a daughter of Jai Singh (Anil Kapoor) has put her heart to perform this character.

Breathe also has few other characters whom we have seen in a few episodes, but they are not linked to the main plot of the story, especially Ronnie (Tarun Gahlot) and Shaina (Madhura Naik). Ronnie runs Tattoo shops nearby home of Danny and Shaina seems to stay with him. Ronnie doesn’t like Danny, but Shaina does. Malwankar (played by Shrikant Yadav) is a corrupt police officer who has bitterness for Kabir.

Overall, ‘Breathe‘ is really nice thrilling series with top-class, excellent performances by actors. I suggest every one of you watch and enjoy this show. You can either watch online or can download Amazon Prime. You can watch all past episodes altogether and be excited to wait for next episode.

Photo: Amazon Prime

Watch Official Trailer of Breathe:

List of Episodes of Breathe:

  1. The Promise – January 26, 2018 – 
  2. The Hunt Begins – January 26, 2018
  3. Safety First – January 26, 2018
  4. The Audition – January 26, 2018
  5. Bad Fish – February 2, 2018
  6. Blind man’s Bluff – February 9, 2018
  7. It’s in the eyes – February 16, 2018
  8. Body Parts – February 23, 2018

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