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

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 Review | A Consistently Engaging Thriller With an Impressive Character Pool

Kaala, the new series from Bejoy Nambiar, is dealing with the enormous task of presenting a story that has happened over multiple decades. It is an ambitious attempt to pull off a subject that needs to have conviction. In totality, I was really impressed by the way Bejoy and his team of writers managed to… Continue reading Kaala Review | A Consistently Engaging Thriller With an Impressive Character Pool

Mathagam Part 1 Review | A Discretely Promising Thriller That Shouldn’t Have Got Split

Let me begin by saying I have an issue with the Part 1-Part 2 releasing strategy of some of the Hotstar specials. The problem is that it almost feels like the projector got damaged at the interval of a seemingly exciting thriller, and you will have to wait for months to know what happened after… Continue reading Mathagam Part 1 Review | A Discretely Promising Thriller That Shouldn’t Have Got Split

The Night Manager: Part 2 Review | A Tidier Screenplay and Tillotama Shome Make the Finale Fairly Engaging

It’s kind of weird to review a series that has only one season with 7 episodes and got split into two parts over a span of almost 5 months. In my review for Part 1 back in February 2023, I mentioned that it felt like watching a thriller inside a theater, and the projector guy… Continue reading The Night Manager: Part 2 Review | A Tidier Screenplay and Tillotama Shome Make the Finale Fairly Engaging

School of Lies Review | A Deeply Unsettling Drama With Brilliantly Etched Characters

School of Lies from Avinash Arun has this eerie vibe of a mystery thriller in the beginning portions. But as the series progresses, we are, in a way exploring the numerous shades of the title of the series. The shock we feel is not really about what happened to a particular individual. It’s more about… Continue reading School of Lies Review | A Deeply Unsettling Drama With Brilliantly Etched Characters

Kerala Crime Files Review | A Flat and Stretched-Out Thriller With Commendable Visuals

The one-liner description of the first Disney+ Hotstar Malayalam web series Kerala Crime Files is fascinating. A murder happens in a lodge, and the only clue the police have is a fake address. But barring the cinematography that uses colors and lensing to create a visual impact, the overall packaging of this web series from… Continue reading Kerala Crime Files Review | A Flat and Stretched-Out Thriller With Commendable Visuals

Good Night Review | A Lively and Relatable Comedy That Puts a Smile on Your Face

Even though the final act of the new Tamil movie Good Night is a bit flimsy in comparison to the rest of its content, this movie from Vinayak Chandrasekaran is perhaps one of the few films that made me laugh out loud with subtle humor in the recent past. The core conflict is about how… Continue reading Good Night Review | A Lively and Relatable Comedy That Puts a Smile on Your Face