Swami Vivekananda’s proverb, “If you succeed you can lead, if you fail you can guide” aptly describes the essence of TVF Aspirants. The crux of the show is demonstrated in the opening scene when a faculty known by the name of S.K SIR
says: “Yeh UPSC ka exam na physically hi Nahi mentally Bhi chos leta hai. First attempt nahi nikala second nahi…. Final attempt nahi nikala.. palat ke dekhoge, zindagi ka 6 saal gayab…. Mehnat koi nahi dekhta. Log aayenge failure ka medal daalenge aur bolenge sincere nahi the”.This compelling dialogue sets the tone for the whole series.
Aspirants is a 2021 Indian Hindi language coming-of-age web series. TVF ( the viral fever) aspirants web series depicts the past, and present of three friends, who are UPSC aspirants. Their past revolves around Old Rajinder Nagar, Delhi when they struggle to crack the UPSC examination as aspirants, whereas the present story demonstrates their adult lives outside the Rajinder Nagar.
The five-episode TVF web series boasts some excellent performances, especially by Abhilash thapliyal, Naveen kasturia, and sunny Hinduja.
Ist episode: “ UPSC optional me kya hai?” was broadcast on 7th April 2021
- When Abhilash enters the old Rajinder Nagar to prepare for his UPSC CSE, he opts for a famous coaching institute of civil service examinations. In his last attempt, he is trying to change his optional subject but things become difficult because it was his last attempt.
2nd episode: “ teacher sahi hona chahiye” was broadcast on 14th April 2021
- Eventually, Abhilash decided to leave his coaching institute because he was dissatisfied with his teacher in the institute, as he was worried about his examination.
3rd episode: “positive approach rakh yaar” was broadcast on 21 April 2021
- Abhilash went to study at the library after being taunted regarding his negative approach. Abhilash met dhariya in the library, and from there, things turned positive besides appalling.
4th episode: “ Plan- B kya hai?”, was broadcast on 28th April 2021
- When Abhilash finally realizes that cracking UPSC is difficult. Afterward, he also realizes that he needs a backup plan.
5th episode: “ UPSC…. Pre… mains aur life”, was broadcast on 8th May 2021
- IAS Abhilash Sharma struggles when the past runs into the present. When Sandeep bhaiya, his mentor cum friend from the past returns as a colleague and advises him as he used to do.
Thus it shows the journey of students preparing for one of the toughest exams, UPSC in Old Rajinder Nagar, Delhi. The journey starts from their hard work, about the sacrifice that each UPSC aspirants make, and ends at the outcome of the exam that changes them completely.
The best fictional series of India that I have watched is Aspirants. Even those who are non-aspirants of UPSC or any other competitive paper will feel motivated by this web series. The lesson is pretty simple: One should not give up in the moments of hardships, instead one should persistently keep working towards their goal.
The concept of having a ‘Plan-B’ was very well explained. Many people think that plan-b is only for those who fear failure, but from the web series, we can see that it’s all about maintaining balance. It also illustrates the struggle, pressure, hard work, patience, and perseverance which every student faces while cracking one of the toughest exams.
Naveen kasturia as Abhilash Sharma
Shivankit Singh Parihar as Gurpreet Singh (Guri)
Abhilash thapliyal as Shewet Ketu
Sunny Hinduja as Sandeep ‘ bhaiya’ Singh lohan
Namita Dubey as Dhairya
Are tvf aspirants worth watching?
Good content, realistic sets, and powerful acting are what make Aspirants worth watching.
Where can you see tvf aspirants?
TVF Aspirant mini-series is on the youtube channel of TVF ( the viral fever).