For most of us, the only exposure to courts is through films. And usually, films with court scenes are lumped under the genre of “Court room dramas”. Essentially because of the high drama that unfolds in the court scenes. Arguments and counter arguments, suspense around sudden appearances of key witnesses, witnesses going hostile at the... Continue Reading →
The Family Man – 2 – My Flash Review!
Family Man – 1 was released without much fanfare but went on to become a very popular Indian web series. Therefore, Family Man – 2 obviously was much awaited and had created quite a bit of expectations among the viewers. For the creators, it is always a huge challenge to raise the bar for a... Continue Reading →
Scam 1992 – The Harshad Mehta Story – My Review
When I first came to Bombay in 1989, many facets of the city fascinated me. One among them was ‘Dalal Street’. There was a family friend working in the Bombay Stock Exchange and I went to meet him. One of the 1st things I told him was that I wanted to see the “trading ring”.... Continue Reading →
Crackdown (Web Series) – My Flash Review!
Crackdown is an espionage thriller about a covert team on a mission to save the country. I should have said, “Yet another”. This genre has been crowded of late with OTT offerings in India - The Family Man, Bard of Blood, Special Ops to name a few. In Crackdown, a covert team named “Direct Operations”... Continue Reading →
Bandish Bandits (Web series) – My Review
“Bandish Bandits” – To start with, the title itself was quite intriguing as I was trying to guess the link between the two words. As I started watching the web series, now streaming on Amazon Prime, the mystery unraveled. The entire concept of this is about conflicts. Conflicts at multiple levels. Classical Music Vs Contemporary... Continue Reading →
Avrodh (web series) – My Flash Review
Any sequel or a remake cannot escape comparisons with the original version. Avrodh is again a long form version of the 2019 super hit Hindi film – Uri - The Surgical Strike and hence comparisons with the film cannot be avoided. Based on one chapter of the book titled India’s Most Fearless authored by journalists... Continue Reading →
Paatal Lok (Web series) – My Flash Review
Paatal Lok, the recently added web series streaming on Amazon Prime belongs to what I call as the “Anurag Kashyap” genre of cinema. Dark, dense, deep, disturbing and at times depressing but gripping. Created by Sudip Sharma, the team of writers (Sudip Sharma, Sagar Haveli, Gunjit Chopra and Hardik Mehta) bring the nexus between Hindi... Continue Reading →
Special Ops (Web series) – My Flash Review!
This new 8 episode web series dropped in probably at the right time when people are locked down at home compulsorily. For Neeraj Pandey who is credited with creating, writing the series and directing of few episodes, the genre of Special Ops is his familiar playground. After his 1st outing in this genre - Baby... Continue Reading →