Bombay Begums

One criticism that was held continuously against the movies made by Alankrita Shrivastava was that they were too female-oriented that men in those stories felt as insignificant as heroines in some of the mainstream masala movies. And one could also sense her trying to pitch too many things about women’s desires, which made her movies… Continue reading Bombay Begums




WandaVision

What amuses you the most by the time you finish watching all the nine episodes of the new Disney + original series WandaVision is how the storytelling expands, similar to how the screen aspect ratio expands. I paused watching the show in the middle of the first episode and wondered for a second whether I… Continue reading WandaVision




Tandav

The premise of the new Amazon Prime Original series, Tandav starring Saif Ali Khan, is indeed very enticing. They have built this political drama based on the reality in which we are living in. The farmer’s protest, JNU issues, the family politics, and several other things that are mentioned in this series give it a… Continue reading Tandav




A Simple Murder

The way the dynamics between characters shift in the new Sony LIV original series, A Simple Murder, is the one thing that makes it appealing. The series ends with Vijay Raaz’s voice over giving us an assurance that there will be a season 2 and just like Mismatched, I think A Simple Murder will also… Continue reading A Simple Murder




Mismatched

Mismatched, the new Netflix original that has YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli in the prominent role, is trying to go into the dilemmas of its characters. The emotional insecurities, the need for a relationship, etc., are getting etched out through various characters in the larger picture. But somewhere, I felt the canvas was far too small… Continue reading Mismatched




Bicchoo Ka Khel

When Mirzapur got released, many reviews said that it felt like a wannabe Anurag Kashyap movie that never achieved that quality. Well, I personally never had that opinion about the series. But when it comes to the new Zee5 Alt Balaji series Bicchoo Ka Khel starring Divyendu Sharma in the lead role, I would say… Continue reading Bicchoo Ka Khel




Taish

When you can’t really take a side in a story and end up thinking about all those characters, the movie starts to sort of stay in your headspace. The latest Bejoy Nambiar movie Taish that got released as a series in Zee 5 was one such experience. In his usual style, Bejoy cleverly mixes eccentric… Continue reading Taish




A Suitable Boy

It took almost 3 days for me to complete the new Netflix limited series (originally made for BBC), A Suitable Boy directed by Mira Nair. No, it wasn’t my inability to find time to watch this series that caused the delay. The language and a major chunk of the characters in the series were so… Continue reading A Suitable Boy