Aashram is a Hindi crime drama tv series that is directed by Prakash Jha for MX Player original. It is produced by Prakash Jha as well under Prakash Jha Productions. The show is written by Madhvi Bhatt, Avinash Kumar, Sanjay Masoomm, Tejpal Singh Rawat, and also Kuldeep Ruhil. The cast of the show is pretty good and one of the famous Bollywood stars is in this as a major character. The show released on 28 August 2020 and the first season had a total of 9 episodes. This show tells the story of Baba Nirala that had Thousands of people pray to him and come to him in order to give advice or give solutions to their problems.
He seemed to have knowledge about everything and because of his is vast knowledge that he claims to have makes many people think he helps them and that why so many people come to him for any problems. There is something mysterious surrounding him but many people don’t care to think about it. People bow down to him as he is a heavenly entity that came to Earth and he also proclaimed that he is here to bring salvation to everyone who trusts in him through the powers that are within him.
But there Baba Nirala is becoming more and more successful and many people are wondering whether he is real or a conman. As time passes, Baba who was deemed a man of faith unveiled his true nature. When nine girls were missing in the last 3 years and even with the help of the police they weren’t able to find them except for Baba Nirala was able to locate them. The bodies of these nine women were found which pointed fingers towards Baba himself.
Instead of showing those poor souls the way, he leads them to death. The cast of the show consists of Bobby Deol as Baba Nirala, Aaditi Pohankar as Pammi, Anupriya Goenka as Dr. Natasha, Chandan Roy Sanyal as Bhopa, Adhyayan Suman as Tinka Singh, Darshan Kumaar as Ujagar Singh, Tridha Choudhury as Babita, Vikram Kochhar as Sadhu, Tushar Pandey as Satti, Sachin Shroff as Hukum Singh, Anurita Jha as Kavita, Rajeev Siddhartha as Akki, Rupesh Kumar as Nonny, Parinitaa Seth as Sadhvi Mata, Tanmaay Ranjana as Dilawar, Preeti Sood as Sanober, Jahangir Khan as Michael, Kanupriya Gupta, Navdeep Tomar and last but not the least Adarsh Pandey as A member of Bada Mohalla.
The show has been gone through its fair share of controversy as it was stated by many that this show “downplays Hinduism.” But Jha “What’s happening with Aashram isn’t new to me. Once people see the show, they will realize they have nothing to worry about.” The director isn’t downplaying the religious of a sort instead showing us what people like Baba Nirala do which is to play with people’s emotions and make money other of it. With the first season ended many people want to know will they be getting another season of the show.
As of writing this, the show hasn’t been renewed by MX Player. There is a good amount of chance that fans might be getting a second season and the company first has to see if the show performed well and stood up to their expectations. And if the show does these two things then it is quite possible that the show will return for a second season. If it gets renewed we might be seeing the second season in 2021.