Folklore Myths Vs Science Give this Horror an Interesting Tinge

Dahan : Rakan Ka Rahasya (DisneyHotstar/ Horror/ Series) Director- Vikrant Pawar, Jai Sharma  Cast – Tisca Chopra, Saurabh Shukla, Rajesh Tailang, Pankaj Sharma, Rohan Joshi, Lehar Khan, Mukesh Tiwari Plot  IAS Avani (Tisca) seeks a posting to a strife ridden town where the superstitious locals headed by an occultist ( Saurabh Shukla), and a mining […]

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“A heartwarming story and laudable performances that are a pleasure to watch”

Saas Bahu Achaar Pvt Ltd (Zee5 Series/2022/ Comedy/ Drama) Writers-Abhishek Shrivastav, Swarnadeep Biswas Director- Apoorv Singh Karki Cast-Amruta Subhash, Yamini Das, Anjana Sukhani, Anup Soni, Anandeshwar Dwivedi, Manu Bisht, Nikhil Chawla. Plot The story centres around a woman, recently divorced, who is trying to get a foothold financially and emotionally. She fumbles, falls but eventually […]

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An Interesting mix, worth it for the cast and directors!

Ankahi Kahaniya( 2021/ Anthology/ Netflix) Three stories by three acclaimed directors bound by a common theme of loneliness and love. Have seen a lot reviews about this anthology and quite mixed ones, which consequently toned down my expectations. But the stories had me completely roped in and I think it was a good decision to […]

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“A nail biting mystery with cultural nuance, that sucks you right in !”

Suzhal: The Vortex  ( Series / Prime Video/ 2022/Thriller /avl in various languages ) Writers-Pushkar Gayathri  Directors -Anucharan Murgaiyan, Bramma G Cast -Kathir, Sriya Reddy, R Parthiban, Aishwarya Rajesh Plot A quaint small town ,that is preparing for the mesmerising  Mayana Kollai festival, is reeling under a factory workers-owner dispute and strike.  On the first […]

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‘Tryst with Destiny’ Review: Subtlety, Substance and a Set of Superb Actors !

Tryst with Destiny (2021/ Sonyliv / Anthology) A set of four stories about people from different strata struggling with prejudices, inequalities, aspirations, vices and their destinies. Director – Prashant Nair Writers – Avani Deshpande, Neeraj Pandey, Prashant Nair Analysis The anthology offers a great combination of subtlety, substance, message and engaging storytelling  Besides the fact […]

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Ray Review: A Mix Bag of Short Thrillers that’s Engaging and Worth a Watch!

Ray (2021)  Based on stories by Satyajit Ray, it’s an anthology of 4 short thrillers conveying stark human emotions like ego, selfishness, vanity and the likes.  Forget Me not – By Srijit Mukherji (Ali Fazal, Shweta Basu Prasad, Anindita Bose) Ipsit (Ali) is a rich dynamic entrepreneur, who is at wits end when his famous […]

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Maharani

This true blue political drama, set in Bihar milieu, offers a potent concoction of politics, corruption, casteism, patriarchy and a fascinating woman lead.  Director – Karan Sharma Writer – Subhash Kapoor Plot When popular Bihar CM Bhima Bharti is shot by unknown assailants, his wife Rani is forced into a city and field she extremely […]

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THE INNOCENT

This amazing Spanish thriller revolves around the fucked up life of a man caught in the web of destiny, deceit, threats and some nefarious and deadly plans. Director – Oriol Paulo Based on – The Innocent by Harlan Coben Cast – Mario Casas, Aura Garrido, Alexandra Jimenez, Martina Gusman, Juana Acosta, Jose Coronado, Ana Wagener, […]

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The Last Hour

This suspense thriller is absolutely refreshing with it’s off-beat storyline, setting and cast. Based around a spate of murders haunting the serene towns of Sikkim, a  policeman and a Shaman try to chase the mysterious murderer through some otherworldly methods. Director – Amit Kumar Writers – Amit Kumar , Anupama Minz Cast- Sanjay Kapoor, Karma […]

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