Karmma Calling Review | A Flat Thriller That Feels More Like a Glorified Daily Soap

The new Hotstar original Karmma Calling, directed by Ruchi Narain, based on the ABC original Revenge, feels more like a daily soap you see on these main TV channels rather than a nuanced thriller that can captivate you with its plot development. With almost every character being so unreal on screen, this blend of posh… Continue reading Karmma Calling Review | A Flat Thriller That Feels More Like a Glorified Daily Soap

Indian Police Force Review | Rohit Shetty’s Bland OTT Debut Is Literally and Figuratively Sore to the Eyes

Rohit Shetty’s movies are not known for being subtle or nuanced. He himself has said in interviews that he wants to entertain the single-screen audience, and he doesn’t care about critics. Even though he has repeated the same thing over and over again in his films, I was curious to know how he would approach… Continue reading Indian Police Force Review | Rohit Shetty’s Bland OTT Debut Is Literally and Figuratively Sore to the Eyes

Killer Soup Review | An Engrossing Character-Rich Black Comedy With Some Memorable Performances

Killer Soup by Abhishek Chaubey is a fascinating black comedy that succeeded really well in establishing its absurdity. When your main theme has to do something with the existence of a doppelganger, it is quite possible to get dragged into the criticism of being illogical. But somewhere, I felt the sort of treatment the series… Continue reading Killer Soup Review | An Engrossing Character-Rich Black Comedy With Some Memorable Performances

Perilloor Premier League Review | A Breezy Comedy With a Flurry of Signature Deepu Pradeep Characters

Perilloor Premier League, the latest Malayalam original series on Hotstar, is a signature creation of its writer Deepu Pradeep, who has previously written movies like Kunjiramayanam and Padmini. The kind of quirky characterization we have seen in those movies can be seen here as well. And I would say the series format has given Deepu… Continue reading Perilloor Premier League Review | A Breezy Comedy With a Flurry of Signature Deepu Pradeep Characters

P I Meena Review | A Thematically Ambitious Series That Lacked the Wow Factor

P I Meena, the new Amazon Prime Video series, has 8 episodes, and the series was pretty engaging in the first 7 episodes as the curiosity behind the mystery was there till that point. But when it comes to the last moments of season 1, the narrative takes conventional turns and ends the season without… Continue reading P I Meena Review | A Thematically Ambitious Series That Lacked the Wow Factor

Aspirants Season 2 Review | This One Sets Things up Nicely for an Enticing Third Season

Blending that classic Indian texture of filmy drama with the series format is not an easy one to crack. Many shows that used the filmy approach to address the content have not really connected as they couldn’t find a striking balance between the content and the treatment. Aspirants Season 1, which I saw on YouTube… Continue reading Aspirants Season 2 Review | This One Sets Things up Nicely for an Enticing Third Season

Masterpeace Review | A Loud Woke Comedy That Works in Parts Because of the Relatability

The new Hotstar original Masterpeace, a comedy starring Nithya Menen and Sharaf U Dheen as the central characters, is an eccentric comedy that works to an extent primarily due to the relatability of the content on a thematic level. Set mainly in a single location, Sreejith N’s 5 episode series is deliberately loud, sometimes making… Continue reading Masterpeace Review | A Loud Woke Comedy That Works in Parts Because of the Relatability

Kaala Paani Review | Despite Writing Inconsistencies, This Survival Drama Remains Engrossing

Thematically, Kaala Paani has a very enticing premise that smartly uses the history of the unexplored Andaman and Nicobar Islands to create a compelling story about survival against an epidemic set in the near future. While the recurring placement of dilemma in making a decision keeps us hooked on to the content, there is a… Continue reading Kaala Paani Review | Despite Writing Inconsistencies, This Survival Drama Remains Engrossing