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Delhi Crime – Netflix Original

Delhi Crime – Netflix Original

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = The series is based on the infamous Nirbhaya Gangrape Case, executed in the capital city, in the year 2012. It’s a 7 episodes NETFLIX ORIGINAL web series, mainly focusing on the investigation, conducted by the Delhi Police, after they took cognizance […]

Wild Wild Country

Wild Wild Country

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = It’s a 6 episode documentary, based on the life of OSHO RAJNEESH – the most controversial spiritual guru, in the history of mankind. The documentary mainly focuses on the establishment and dissolution of RAJNEESHPURAM, in the United States of America, between […]

SACRED GAMES

SACRED GAMES

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Plot = Mafia lord of Gopal Math, Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), returns to Mumbai after staying off – radar for more than a decade. Ganesh approaches Inspector Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) to inform that the city of Mumbai will be destroyed after 25 days. Will Sartaj be able to save the city or is there something more in store for him?


Opinion = This is India’s first original series produced only for NETFLIX. Since its release on 6th July, this web series is getting rave reviews everywhere. But, I would beg to differ from other critics, in my opinion. There are multiple facets of the series which disappointed me and my logical senses. The series is highly impactful, no doubt in that, but, majority of the part lacks entertainment value.

Firstly, the movie is heavily inspired from The Godfather, also its Indian Version, which was SARKAR (The assassination of Paritosh Shah, closely resembles that of Vishram Bhagat in SARKAR).

Secondly, it continues the legacy of mocking the operations of the most powerful intelligence agency of our country, RAW (less than “Ek Tha Tiger” Franchise).

RAW is shown henpecked throughout the series, which makes the proceedings unbelievable. Also, the use of cuss words and sleazy scenes seem forced, for a major part.   

Till the first 4 episodes, as a viewer, you remain highly clueless about what and why things are moving in such a way. The modus – operandi used by senior officials in cracking the case, also looks hilarious.

The series can be termed as a dark – thriller, which will appeal to a niche audience.

I would consider it as a one – time watch.

Performances = There is no doubt that Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the best actor we have in Bollywood today. Here also, his personification of Ganesh Gaitonde, is just outstanding. The lunacy, frustration, arrogance and attitude of Ganesh Gaitonde’s character is presented by Nawaz in a subtle way. But, at certain places, I felt that Nawazuddin was deliberately trying to imitate Don Vito Corleone. You can never forget his character and his performance, after you finish watching this series. Actor Saif Ali Khan looked very convincing as a Sardar. His dialogue – delivery and diction, was also very impressive. Neeraj Kabi as Officer Parulkar was also very effective, but I feel, he is getting repetitive in choosing his roles. Actress Radhika Apte, as RAW Chief Anjali Mathur, was completely wasted here, so was, actress Geetanjali Thapa, as actress Nayanika, and actor Pankaj Tripathi, as Guruji Khanna. Actor Girish Kulkarni, as minister Bhosale, gave yet another impactful and riveting performance after KAABIL. Also, the scope of actress Kubra Sait, as Kuku, was restricted to having Anal Sex with Ganesh Gaitonde, still, she gave an impactful performance. Actor Jatin Sarna, as Bunty, also gave a mind – boggling performance. The supporting cast did a pretty decent job.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Director – Duo Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane had directed the entire series. Their signature style of filmmaking is quite evident. Anurag is now been considered as Quentin Tarantino of India, considering his vision and execution while making a movie. After Bhavesh Joshi – Superhero, even Vikaramaditya Motwane has started following Kashyap’s style of filmmaking. The series is extremely violent and is not at all for the faint – hearted. Also, there is a bit heavy dose of sex, in this series. The Cinematography and Production Design, suits the genre of the series. The Intro Composition and the Background Score are highly effective. The pacing of the series at some parts, could have been improved.


Rowdy Rating = 3.5 / 5    

 

 

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