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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 […]




Final Thoughts

It has a premise that is definitely tempting. But the character dynamics and the internal politics of the series aren't as captivating as its premise.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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 […]




Final Thoughts

If the character creation aspect of movies and series' fascinates you as a viewer, this one from Sachin Pathak will surely impress you in some areas.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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 […]




Final Thoughts

I hope once season 2 gets released, the characters would look more relatable on an emotional level when you binge-watch it.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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 […]




Final Thoughts

When it comes to the content, Bicchoo Ka Khel is just a hurried narrative with a basic plot that aspires to look like a convoluted one. But in reality, it is pretty simplistic.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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 […]




Final Thoughts

Taish manages to manipulate you to think about the characters, and the numbness we feel at the end of the movie is a result of good writing.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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 […]




Final Thoughts

The first and foremost thing to make sure in the storytelling of this scale is to ensure the depth and in that department, A Suitable Boy fails due to its hurried structure.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Mirzapur: Season 2

The first season of Mirzapur was dedicated to establishing characters. The characters that were largely in the backdrop of events in season one is now at the forefront of things.  And what I really loved about the second season is its unpredictability in constructing the power dynamics. What we eventually end up seeing at the […]




Final Thoughts

With well fleshed out characters getting introduced along with some dramatic shifts in the plot, I would say it has all the stuff that someone who enjoyed the first season was looking forward to.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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The Boys: Season 2

In its first Season, Erik Kripke’s The Boys was more like a spoof. As the Superhero stuff was dominating Hollywood at that point (even now), this interpretation of Superheroes aka Supes was really catchy. The story had depth, the characters were distinct and the level of brutality and swagger one gets to see was clearly […]




Final Thoughts

Season 2 of The Boys delivers a really fascinating, scaled up, and an in-depth look at the world of Supes.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended