The plot of this this two part French series set in Paris has its lead character highly inspired by the fictions of Arsene Lupin, a gentleman thief created by the writer Maurice Leblanc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztDvgU36Xnw&t=50s The Plot Babakar an immigrant black man lands a chauffer’s job at a wealthy businessman’s mansion. His son Assane Diop grows … Continue reading LUPIN | Netflix | Cutting Review | Two part stylish French heist drama
https://youtu.be/fb1Wx3IMBiY Bringing popular mainstream names to OTT platforms is proving to be rewarding for all. The actors get to challenge their own stereotypes, the makers get the eyeballs, and the audience, if lucky get the best of both worlds. Of course the success of this formula heavily relies on the content. November story hits the … Continue reading NOVEMBER STORY | DISNEY HOTSTAR | Cooked on slow flame, served hot
Ok so the OTT platform is ever evolving. I am glad that we are seeing increasing number of women stories, even better when the creators are also women. But when will this representation truly become more inclusive, more believable and free of stereotypes? Bombay begums is not the answer to these questions. But it probably … Continue reading BOMBAY BEGUMS | CUTTING REVIEWS | NETFLIX
Cast: Neena Gupta, Divya Dutta, Sanya Kapoor, Aisha Ahmed, Deepak Dobriyal, Rima Kallingal, Swarrop Sampat, Shafina Patel and more. Directors: Tahira Kashyap, Punarvasu Naik, Vijayeta Kumar, Rakesh Sain, Gautam Govind Sharma, Smrutika Panigrahi and Vinay Chhawal. Guneet Monga brings seven slice-of-life short stories each narrated and filmed with a distinctive style tied together by nothing … Continue reading Zindagi In Short | Netflix | Cutting Review
Aashram Chapter 1 & 2 builds a very compelling world based on the far and wide consequences of blind faith. The larger than life aura and fanfare of the central character, Baba Nirala is cringe-worthy but at the same time very immersive with all the ‘japnaam’ chants. While the direction, editing and narration are amateurish, … Continue reading AASHRAM|MX PLAYER|CUTTING REVIEW | Slow, uneventful in big & impactful in small parts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88gxSoTOqXA&feature=youtu.be Before I begin, I must admit that I have not read the 1500 page Vikram Seth book. My opinions on this series are solely based on how entertaining it is and not on how well it has been adapted. So think of the all the contemporary great character actors that we have in the … Continue reading A Suitable Boy | Netflix | Shot like a painting, narrated like a poem.
https://youtu.be/A_jlC8q-OfY Looking at the Eiffel for the first time is magical. I speak from a miniscule version of my ‘Emily in Paris’ experience last year. It is worth all the exaggeration that movies have been doing forever & Instagram more recently. Emily brings Paris and Instagram together. The premise is a sure shot winner, It … Continue reading EMILY IN PARIS – A BREEZY INDULGENT WATCH
Director: Asim AbbasiCast: Sarwat Gilani, Yasra Rizvi, Nimra Bucha, Meher Bano, Omair Rana https://youtu.be/iQwnQUCZZtI A murder convict, a rebellious boxer, a trophy wife and a high society event manager, the only common thread between these four Karachi women is their trauma, and this alone proves enough to unite them to stand against patriarchal bullying. On the … Continue reading CHURAILS|ZEE 5|CUTTING REVIEW | Contemporary, Engaging & Sharp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHDhUFAWXeU&t=28s A young girl is abducted from a birthday party. 9 months later the kidnapper sends a free ipad to the parents asking to kill random people to keep their daughter safe and alive. 1 free ipad per murder. Heard of emails anyone? Nevermind.. The only thing common between Season 1 and Season 2 is … Continue reading Breathe Into the Shadows | This show takes upon itself to keep you busy through the lockdown