Putham Puthu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa

Putham Puthu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa, the new lockdown anthology from Amazon Prime Video, is arranged chronologically from bad to better. Every episode here is half an hour long and portrays a wide range of emotions. Balaji Mohan emphasizes the humor aspect of the situation. At the same time, the other directors are more interested in the… Continue reading Putham Puthu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa




Aarya: Season 2

In the initial bits of the second season of Ram Madhvani’s Aarya, one could sense a little bit of a forced feel to the way everything is happening. But as soon as Aarya gets involved in the procedure, the screenplay manages to get that rhythm of the first season. Post that, the series becomes constantly… Continue reading Aarya: Season 2




You: Season 3

Watching a series with a psychopath as its central character looks pretty problematic when you think about the political correctness aspect of the whole idea. But what is fascinating about this thriller series created by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti is that they managed to develop a genuine curiosity in us to know how a… Continue reading You: Season 3




Maid

Women who go through emotional and physical abuse in their relationships and struggling even to identify that they are being abused is a reality that many of us might have witnessed. For a third person who observes these events, it might feel very easy to tell them to walk out of such toxic and problematic… Continue reading Maid




Kota Factory: Season 2

Kota Factory, the TVF original which now has a second season on Netflix, is a very raw yet smoothened depiction of the world of competitive exams. For a lot of people, this will be a series of Dejavu moments. For some, it will be insightful, and for some, this series is almost like a warning.… Continue reading Kota Factory: Season 2




Sex Education: Season 3

What I find fascinating about Sex Education is that they are able to add so much into that series by just being observant of the numerous characters. It might have this outlook of being a teen drama where the young ones are trying to differentiate between true love and casual intimacy. But as the story… Continue reading Sex Education: Season 3




Mumbai Diaries 26/11

Mumbai Diaries 26/11, created and directed by Nikhil Advani and Nikhil Gonsalves, has its share of theatrical filmy moments, which sort of makes it the product of the Bollywood sensibilities. But having said that, there are some really commendable achievements in terms of the craft part of the series. At a time when jingoism feels… Continue reading Mumbai Diaries 26/11




Navarasa

Like any other anthology that got released during the lockdown, the new one in Netflix presented by Mani Ratnam, Navarasa, is a mixed bag in terms of quality. While the eldest one in the lot, Priyadarshan, came up with the banalest creation, the young gun Karthick Naren impressed me the most with his grip on… Continue reading Navarasa