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Old 29th July 2023, 03:19   #5041
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Adhura 3.5/5

Playing on Prime India.

After ages, I sat through an entire series and completed it in one single sitting. The initial 2 episodes are slow however the screenplay then, is gripping. Predictable for those who love horror, mystery and suspense genre. Not the best Indian series in the genre but commendable.

To those who have watched it, why was it named Adhura? Could have named it 'Old Boys' <in that strike through red font>

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Old 29th July 2023, 07:18   #5042
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Thanks everyone for recommending Adhura on Prime.

Not a big horror genre fan but I liked the way this series was done. The background setup, lighting, acting everything was spot on. Only the storyline kinda felt a bit lame by the end. But never the less, don’t remember the last time I watched a hindi horror show till the end. Good watch

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Thanks for the recommendation. Running out of horror stuff to watch, so will give this a go Yay for subtitles
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To those who have watched it, why was it named Adhura?
From the names of the 2 main cast? Adhu from Adhiraj and Ra from Raman.

Would rate Adhura 3/5. Was an okay'ish watch for me. Glad they wrapped it up in 7 episodes. The horror elements were useless. I loved the two main characters, the flashback, their schooldays, emotions etc.

Kohhra OTOH was amazing. 4.5/5. Not as intense/dark as Pataal Lok but the investigation, sub-plots linked to the main characters, dry humour, etc. kept me glued. Great script and dialogues. Just 6 episodes and they really wrapped it up well.
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Would rate Adhura 3/5. Was an okay'ish watch for me. Glad they wrapped it up in 7 episodes. The horror elements were useless. I loved the two main characters, the flashback, their schooldays, emotions etc.
Have never gone wrong with a recommended show from TBHP, however was disappointed with Adhura, the actors were good, the location was beautiful but the horror element or story was very flimsy, at one point was hoping that it finishes soon , some of the acting by the cops or the head of school was comical to say the least, Rasika Duggal is a brilliant actress and always does well!
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Le Bureau des Légendes

I'd rate it a 10 on 10.
Which platform does this stream on in India?
Couldn't find on Netflix+Prime+Hotstar
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Which platform does this stream on in India?
Couldn't find on Netflix+Prime+Hotstar
I watched it on DVD handed over by a friend. But I'm pretty sure it can be found online streaming platforms too via Google search.
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KOHRRA Netfilx
Another brilliant Punjabi series after CAT. ....
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Kohrra
What a terrific show!...........
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"Kohhra" on Netflix
Absolutely riveting series.........
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Kohhra was amazing.
4.5/5.
Thank you for the recommendation, watched it over the weekend. The sub-plots are tight, a very good season.

Didn't realize I would complete the whole season in 2 days. Now I have an angry wife.

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Started watching Kaalkoot, a Vijay Varma starrer, watched 6 episodes till now, pretty much above average, definitely not as good as Kohhra but the cast is very good, especially Yashpal sharma, Gopal dutt with a tinge of negative aspect is a revelation, have been typecast into a specific type of role in his earlier roles but clearly he has a lot to offer.

Vijay Varma seems to be a lot into microexpressions, the camera folks have done a good job at that, Seema biswas is wasted till now.
3/5
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Watched Hijack on Apple TV+.

The story of a plane hijack, and how a corporate negotiator takes it upon himself to get the plane the best possible outcome. The show starts off slow but the second half of the 6-episode series is very well done.



4.5/5
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"Kohhra" on Netflix : 2.5/5
IMO This was too slow & should've been wrapped up as a 3 episode mini-series. Don't know why it was not, but it lost a huge part of any intensity because of that.


"The Diplomat" on Netflix : 4/5
I'm sure the storyline is dramatised & FAR FAR from reality, but the semblance to how the foreign offices operate in pursuit of the interest of the rule based global order, of their own interest viz-a-viz their allies' concerns etc, is well nuanced & tightly scripted with good twists and turns that kept things exciting.

Quite interesting. Hope the next season is longer & has far more in the storyline to entertain viewers.

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Succession Season 4 : Was not thrilled with the ending. IMO the entertainment industry is obligated to offer its viewers an ending that offers a satisfying closure. They're not the center of our lives, they're just one of the places we recuse to when we're tired of work. Plenty of alternatives, so hope they don't take this cheekiness too far. "We love you'll, but we're not in-love with you'll".

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War of the worlds

Another retelling of the classic, with no star cast of note except Gabriel Byrne.
Wonderfully made and why it works is that there is no "America to save the day" nonsense. Its tight, well shot. All in Europe.

For any Sci-fi fan, it's a 5/5.

On prime.
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Scoop on Netflix - 4/5.

True events like what happened to Jigna Vora are there in our collective memories for a few days and then we forget about it. The makers of Scoop have done an admirable job to bring back those stories and awaken our conscience, so hopefully these doesn't happen again.

A 6 episode mini series is the right format to give characters the needed depth, yet keep the narrative engaging and taut. I had minor crib only with the last episode where there is too much focus to find who is the "villain" is rather than keeping the focus on the central character.

All the actors have done a good job. After Scam 1992, this is another fantastic effort by director Hansal Mehta .
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If you loved Scam 1992, Scam 2003 is on its way
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The Hunt for Veerappan - Netflix

A retelling of two decades spent hunting and being hunted by the notorious brigand Veerappan. The docuseries interviews Veerappan's wife, cops who spent years combing the forest for him, journalists, his gang members and known associates with plenty of old footage interspersed. All in all found it to be very engaging watch and would recommend highly.
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