There have been various attempts in the past to bring alive the murky world of medical malpractice and unethical drug trials on the screen but none has been as impactful as the Human – the new Disney + Hotstar special series. Viewer alert – some instances shown in the web series may be triggering for people negotiating the third wave of the ongoing Covid pandemic.
Human is created and directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Mozez Singh and convincingly captures everything that is wrong in the medical care industry today. The plot is constructed around two characters – Shefali playing the 45-year-old Dr. Gauri Nath, one of India’s top neurosurgeons and the founder of the city’s top hospital Manthan. She shines through and through across all the episodes – a woman who is always in command.
The second-billed Kirti plays the 35-year-old junior cardiac surgeon. The web series takes a few daring leaps in terms of creating backstories for their main characters.
The series is a medical thriller and also as a sociopolitical drama. It narrates rather convincingly that medical fraternity also has its share of greedy individuals who will do anything for money. There’s enough and more information on pharma company owners who are only interested in profit, with no moral obligations.