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Ravi Kishan Shines in 'Maamla Legal Hai': Netflix's Hilarious Take on Courtroom Chaos

Maamla Legal Hai, declares that the story we are about to see unfold on our screen pertains to a few lawyers "jinke coat kaale hai magar dil kaala nahi hai" (their coats might be black, but not their hearts)

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Ravi Kishan is superb as the manipulative and ambitious VD Tyagi, who happens to be the president of Patparganj Bar Association and harbours the dream of one day becoming the Attorney General of India. Kishan is a natural in the role.

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There is a point in the series when Kishan's Tyagi sits down with Ghosh, a senior judge, to talk about a career opportunity. Here, Kishan displays how Tyagi has the ability to be both respectful and sassy, simultaneously.

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Tyagi is both charismatic and conniving, and Ravi Kishan brings that delicate balance to the part that makes him immensely watchable.

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With Maamla Legal Hai, director Rahul Pandey and showrunner-producer Sameer Saxena have managed to bring together a cast that ably supports each other without stealing anyone's spotlight.

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Naila Grrewal as the Harvard-return, justice-seeking lawyer shows the kind of moral dilemma some lawyers might face when tackling a case, because as one episode shows, law and justice are two very different beasts.

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Then there is Nidhi Bisht's Sujata Negi, who just wants a chamber of her own in the district court, where every day is a struggle for her as the 'foyer ki Salman Khan' (as director Rahul Pandey had referred to her in an interview with IndiaToday.in).

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The characters of Anant V Joshi as Patparganj's 'Donna', Yashpal Sharma as the formidable but annoying rival lawyer and Anjum Batra as Tyagi's faithful sidekick, add value to the series in their own inimitable and unique ways.

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