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Bandish Bandits

Often when we see a talent-related content like a dance or musical competition being a central theme in a movie or show, there is a disconnecting element, which is the inability of the viewer in judging the performance. If you look at the Step Up inspired ABCD series, I have at times felt that they […]




Final Thoughts

Bandish Bandits is a good mix of that popular musical storytelling method along with a wide canvas of characters and emotional arcs.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Indian Matchmaking

When you are watching a show like Indian Matchmaking that feels extremely problematic from the word go, you will be obviously curious to know what will be the ultimate stand of the show. Because you will be definitely in that baffled headspace seeing this cringe-fest in a premium OTT platform like Netflix. But from what […]




Final Thoughts

Indian Matchmaking is a show that is advocating for a patriarchal system that has been suppressing women for a really long time. It’s the most unnecessary show about a very real problem.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Breathe: Into The Shadows

The first season of Breathe, in my opinion, was a dud. It never felt like a series that got developed using the possibility of the series format. It was in a way constrained to just two tracks that had familiar or assumable trajectories. I am talking about the first season of Breathe in the review […]




Final Thoughts

Like me, if you were disappointed by that first season, then the drastic improvement here will surprise you. I found Breathe: Into the shadows as an engaging show that used characters effectively.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Dark: Season 3

Depth in the presentation can always induce a particular curiosity in you to understand more about the subject and discuss it. During a 2017 interview, Jantje Friese, the co-creator of Dark was asked what she really wanted the audience to take away from the series. And in her reply, she said she will be happy […]




Final Thoughts

While the first two seasons presented various paradoxes at a gentle speed, this third season is a broader and deeper look at the maze.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Rasbhari

The initial reaction of almost everyone to the trailer of the latest Amazon Prime Video web series Rasbhari would be “Whats an Alt-Balaji series doing on Amazon?”. The trailer is constructed as the adolescent lust obsession of a teenager and in fact, the first 3 episodes of the series have all the elements to make […]




Final Thoughts

Rasbhari is way too thin on a content level when you look at the statements it wishes to make.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Aarya

Aarya, the latest Hotstar Special is a thoroughly gripping series that rarely has a weak point. This is the official adaptation of the Dutch series Penoza. On the face, it may look like a killing spree, but along with that, they are exploring the human side of the story and that element helps the content […]




Final Thoughts

The way the script finds humane emotions in a plot that has nothing familiar for a normal viewer is what makes Aarya a compelling watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended