In ZEE5’s latest original Expiry Date, a man and a woman’s lives get unexpectedly intertwined because their respective spouses are in an extramarital affair. The result is a pacy thriller that’s high on suspense, drama and full of twists. The whole show plays out as a flashback over 10 episodes.
When Vishwa (Tony Luke) learns that his wife Disha (Sneha Ullal) is cheating on him, he’s consumed by rage.
But things don’t go as per plan. He accidentally ends up killing her at their home and somehow manages to get rid off her body by burying it at their farmhouse.
To avoid coming under the police radar, he reports Disha as a missing person only to find out that Sunny’s wife Sunitha (Madhushalini) has filed a similar complaint. Things get even more mysterious when Vishwa finds out that Sunny went missing on the same day as Disha was killed.
When Sunitha confesses to Vishwa that she too killed her husband in a fit of rage, they come up with an elaborate plan to throw the cops off the scent by making it seem that Disha and Sunny could have possibly eloped. But the biggest twist comes when they both realise that there’s an unknown person who knows all about their misdeeds.
As a viewer, it’s hard for you to predict what’s coming next and that’s the best part about the show. Director Shankar Marthand ensures that the show moves at a steady pace right up until the end. There are enough twists and turns to keep you hooked. Each episode is about 30 minutes.
As two people whose lives get entangled by a quirk of fate, Tony Luke and Madhushalini are excellent in their roles. They are ably supported by Sneha Ullal and Ali Reza.
Expiry Date is a thriller that you can binge-watch right from start to finish. It’s the kind of show that keeps throwing up surprises every few minutes, and that’s rare. We’re giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
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