“Ashram” crime drama web series under the direction of Prakash Jha is considered to be the best MX Player original series. Both the seasons of Aashram have hit the right chord leaving people asking when “Ashram 3 will come”? Soon after the hit reviews and ratings of Original MX Player Series Season 2, the producers confirmed that they would come back with a new plot for the third season with the same chart-popping popularity, and cast.
The Aashram series won ‘The ITA Landmark Show’ award at the 20th Indian Television Academy Awards recently. It is proof that the series offers a complete entertainment package to the viewers, targeting overall humanity.
Now coming to the ever-growing clamour for the upcoming Sharm Season. Season 2 had ended in a cliffhanger leading everyone to believe that we will be treated to Ashram Chapter 3.
Ashram Season 1 was launched on August 28 with 9 episodes. Receiving an overwhelming response from the public, Ashram chapter 2 was aired on November 11. It was packed with 9 episodes and the MX player original web series received an IMDb rating of 7.4 and a 4.3/5 on Google.
After a hiatus of 1 month since Ashram 2 came out. The popularity index was a bit less on the scale however, it scored 3/5 on NDTV and 3.5/5 on Times of India. But being a flagship original program, the reason was enough to get it renewed on MX Player. Also, the climax of Season 2 being a cliffhanger was enough to signal that Aashram 3 is on its way.
Confirming these loose signals, Ashram Season 3 aired on MX Player on 3rd June 2022 and has been well-received by the viewers. After the controversies raised on Season 2 for targeting Hindus, makers slightly changed the title to “Ek Badnaam Ashram: Season 3”.
Ashram 3 Release Date – Ashram 3 kab aayega?
Since Seasons 1 and 2 have a difference of 2-3 months in between their release, it was assumed that the show would drop in early 2021. In other words, it was safely assumed that Season 3 would arrive by January 2021. But with the new COVID strain and lockdown being reported, the Ashram 3 shooting schedule has to be revisited. The Ashram news said that production was in full swing after the release of Season 2 last episodes.
Earlier, April 6 was when Aashram 3 was to go on floors, with speculations of Chapter 3 premiering in the last quarter of 2021. Finally confirming the details, makers released the final date for the release which was 3rd June 2022.
Bobby Deol also revealed a glimpse of the new season in the delayed release period through a video on his Instagram account.
Ashram Season 3 Trailer
Prakash Jha in his series Ashram captures the satirical opinion that surrounds self-proclaimed Godmen with thoughts crossing – “Ashram based on which baba”. Although the story does use fictional attributes, the majority of the story is based on the activities of a self-proclaimed Godman, Gurmeet Ram Rahim. However, it remains one of the best-acclaimed series with regard to the subject.
The producers have not released the Ashram 3 trailer. It will be unveiled probably a few weeks before the release. But keep on watching this space for official updates as and when they come.
Ashram 3: OTT Release Date and Time
- Eastern Time- 2.30 PM EDT
- Pacific Time – 11.30 AM PDT
- British Time – 7.30 PM BST
- Pakistan Time – 11.30 PM PKT
- Philippine Time – 2.30 AM PHT
- India Time – 12 AM IST
- Australian Time- 4.00 AM ACST
The trailer for Season 3 was released back on 14th May 2022 on Youtube. It was furthermore appreciated with 2.2 million views in only a few hours.
Ashram 3 Cast
- Creator – Prakash Jha
- Director- Prakash Jha
- Streaming Platform- MX Player
- Language – Hindi and other dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Punjabi
- Total Number of Episodes – 10
- The runtime of Each Episode – 45 Minutes.
The original star cast of Season 1 and Chapter 2 will be retained. However, Jha has confirmed that there will be surprise comebacks from earlier Seasons.
Jha is true to his word. According to the latest news, Jannat 2 actress Esha Gupta has been roped in to play the role of Bobby Deol’s publicist. In her role, she will be seen handling the press and public image of Baba Nirala. She will project him to be the Messiah of the downtrodden!
- Bobby Deol as Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala / Monty
- Chandan Roy Sanyal as Bhopa Bhai / Bhopa Swami / Bhupendra Singh
- Aaditi Pohankar as Parminder aka Pammi
- Tushar Pandey as Satti aka Satwinder Lochan
- Darshan Kumar as SI Ujagar Singh
- Anupriya Goenka as Dr. Natasha
- Esha Gupta as Sonia
- Tridha Choudhury as Babita
- Vikram Kochhar as Sadhu Sharma
- Anil Rastogi as CM Sundar Lal
- Dimpy Mishra as Girls’ Hostel Warden
- Rajeev Siddharta as Akki
- Kanupriya Gupta as Mohini
- Navdeep Tomar as Sunny
- Preeti Sood as Sanober
- Parinitaa Seth as Sadhvi Mata
- Anukriti K Jha as Kavita
Recent news coming in says that Jagriti fame actor Yogendra Verma has been roped in for Ashram chapter 3. Details on his role portrayal are awaited.
Aashram Season 3: Star Performance
- Booby Deol’s role pertains to the same consistency in Season 3 and there’s not much change in his overall appearance in the show.
- Chandan Roy’s character remains to be the sole highlight of the season.
- Rajeev Siddhartha’s and Aaditi Pohankar’s characters’ timelines and quality have been reduced and they do not justify the roles of supporting actors in the new season.
- Anupriya Goenka and Darshan Kumar’s role is also trimmed to a minimal or no storyline.
- Esha Gupta was supposed to be the season’s highlight, but her role didn’t gel well with other characters and the storyline.
- Adhyayan Suman and Tridha Choudhary’s roles are also not much impactful.
What is the Aashram Chapter 3 plot?
Following the heels of Ashram 1, we see how Baba Nirala (Bobby Deol) becomes ruthless in his attempt to gain power. He relies on corrupt politicians to cover his hide while preying on innocent women who seek deliverance.
Being a conman he is quite talented in hiding his true intentions from the public and wears a mask of pretense before his devotees. Ujagar Singh, a cop, directs himself toward capturing Baba Nirala who doesn’t seem like the person he is supposed to be. The skeletons and dead bodies on the Ashram property further act as a catalyst that adds to the story.
The question remains whether the cop will unearth Baba’s crimes or not. The lapse of faith of some devotees in him adds to the unraveling of the mystery, with several others seeking revenge.
According to the reviews, the makers have stretched 20 minutes story into a 45 minutes plot and have filled the gap with unnecessary questions that do not suit the story quality.
What is Ashram 3 shooting news?
The shooting for Season 3 started on October 3 and on its second day, it landed in a dispute. Ashram 3 shooting happening in Bhopal saw the right-wing outfit, Bajrang Dal creating a ruckus on the set. They even threw ink on director Prakash Jha and tried all means to disrupt.
Their contempt was for the title ‘Ashram’ as well as the portrayal. They vandalized the set because they felt the web series was an attempt to tarnish the perception of Hinduism and its Ashram system. Bajrang Dal activists tried to convince Prakash Ja to change the name of the series. The vandalism and disruption of peaceful production work have been strongly condemned by The Producers Guild of India. Issuing a statement, it reads.
“The Producers Guild of India strongly condemns the brazen acts of violence, harassment, and vandalism faced by the crew involved in the production of the series Ashram in Bhopal.”
“Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident and the Guild is alarmed to note the frequency with which both the production and exhibition sectors are severely and illegally disrupted by various elements with impunity.”
In spite of controversies, the shooting is on. At present production team is about to wrap up their Ashram 3 shooting schedule planned for Bhopal and its surrounding locations.
Ashram Season 3 Reviews/Ratings
As fetched from viewers’ ratings and reviews, the entire web series divided into 10 episodes of 45-50 minutes seems to be a drag. Viewers have mentioned that the story has been forcibly stretched at a slow pace. Such direction is furthermore not expected from an experienced filmmaker like Prakash Jha.
- Ashram Season 3 NDTV Ratings – 2.5 Stars out of 5.
- Ashram Season 3 IMDB Ratings – 7.3 out of 10.
- Ashram Season 3 Times of India Ratings – 4.3 out of 10.
Is Ashram A Real-Life Story?
The makers claim that the Ashram is pure fiction and that any resemblance with real-life characters is coincidental. However, the plot appears to have picked up from the true-life narratives of a few self-proclaimed Godmen in India. For instance Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh the cult head of the Dera Sacha Sauda was convicted of rape and murder in 2017. Fans are drawing comparisons between Baba Nirala with Gurmeet due to the music concerts and connection with the youth he enjoys. Many believe that the story of the Aashram series is an exposure to the rise and fall of Baba.
Many others were made celebrities by their followers and had a chequered background similar to the one in the Ashram series. The famous ones include rape-accused Nithyananda, Asaram Bapu, Swami Vikasanand, Swami Bhimanand. They all have a history of looting, rape, hoarding, and political patronage.
Where can I watch all the episodes of Ashram 3 online for free?
If you have watched Ashram Season 1 and Chapter 2, you will be waiting for the next series, fully loaded with thrill, action, and crime. It can be watched for free online on Mx Player.
If you have not watched the previous two seasons, all episodes are available and can be downloaded for free on desktop, Android, and iOS platforms.
The web series is not streaming on major platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video Disney+ Hotstar, Voot, and ZEE5.
How to download Aashram Season 3 online for free?
The Ashram web series is exclusively streaming on MX Player. One needs to follow the below-mentioned steps to install the app and get set to watch Ashram Chapter 3 episodes online on Mx Player App.
- Users on the desktop can directly click on the link MX player.
- Android users can download from the link on Playstore and iOS users from App Store link.
- Smartphone users are prompted to install the MX player app.
- Tap on the ‘Play’ icon next to your local videos.
- Search for the AashramWeb series and watch it for free.
- The episodes can be downloaded for free.
Is the MX Player app free to download in the USA?
Yes, MX Player is now accessible in the US from June 2020. The OTT service has been made available globally to select markets, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
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