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Old 29th September 2023, 10:47   #5116
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Watched BAMBAI MERI JAAN on Amazon Prime

Watched it for KK Menon & except him found the rest of the cast just OK. Storyline is usual deal which we have seen in so many movies and series' loosely based on the book Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia by Hussain Zaidi.

Warning : Foul language galore. Watch it with earphones or when kids/parents aren't around.

Rating : 3/5
I was attracted by the 'Ritesh Sidhwani - Farhan Akhtar' credentials as they have produced some good content in the past, but this was very disappointing and I would rate it as their worst ever. It didn't help that I have read Dongri to Dubai, which was an enormously well researched work, and after that this feels so superficial. The excessive use of expletives has become very common now and passes for 'realism'. It is lazy script writing to make everyone just spout abuses all the time. The Mumbai lingo is totally absent, and for some strange reason the gangster's family keeps breaking into Hyderabadi muslim accent.
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Watching “Choona” on Netflix.

My rating after 2 episodes: 4/5

Narrated by Arshad Warsi, the story is slowly building in a nice manner so far. The back story of why a few individuals have developed a common goal is being told the way it should and I am sure that the series will be worth the time.
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Watching “Choona” on Netflix.

My rating after 2 episodes: 4/5
Once you watch all episodes, please let us know if it is conclusive or not.

I don't want to start it if it is not.
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Once you watch all episodes, please let us know if it is conclusive or not.
I don't want to start it if it is not.
Left Choona after 3.5 episodes, a joke of a plot (Ever seen a painter like that? and also you end up discussing something which can surely get you killed, with him of all people, some brilliant story telling :|) trying to make a guy ritchie series it seems, falls flat, poor acting, super poor plot, wonder how such series get made! Guns and Gulaab was a million times better honestly, though I still couldn't bring myself to complete it too.
Watched Season 4 of Hostel Daze on Amazon prime, it was the last season, though not as great as the earlier seasons, it still was an engrossing watch, nostalgia of college placement season and the different kinds of students one sees in that. 3.5/5
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Once you watch all episodes, please let us know if it is conclusive or not.
Choona: a comedy heist web series on Netflix.

I have finished it just now. A total of 8 episodes of around 45-55mins duration each. It is conclusive. Nothing left as a cliffhanger. The story could have been completed in 6 episodes so yes they did try to make an additional episode or two resulting in pacing issues.

I have one additional opinion about the final episode but that could drive others’ perspective towards one side as well so not saying anything else.

My final rating is 3.5/5 and I rate it as a good one time watch. To me, it was worth spending one Sunday of my life on this series (unlike the 3 seasons of Ragnarok).

I’ve hit the “loved it” icon on Netflix.

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It is made for those who want to see a light, time pass series. It is neither a hardcore comedy, nor hardcore serious stuff etc. Keeping such expectations will result in dissatisfaction.

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This was a decent watch but the subject can be a bit sensitive. Good acting by Sharath Kumar but his wife was pathetic. The storyline is predictable. Good BGM as well. Runtime is decent and doesn't bore you.

Rating - 3.5/5 (Available on aha). A definite one time watch.

Locked - Telugu

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The only good thing is that they have kept each episode short. The synopsis looked interesting but the same can't be said about the series.

Rating - 1/5 (Available on aha with tamil audio). Can be avoided.

Rudra - Hindi

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This was a decent series. Not sure about Ajay Devgan's and Esha Deol's acting but Raashii Khanna was quite decent. Haven't seen the original so can't comment which is better. The runtime is pretty long with around 1 hour for each episode and some are quite graphic.

Rating - 3/5 (Available on Hotstar). One time watch.
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Law & Order SVU is airing on Jio Cinema premium. I find it the best made in the Law & Order franchise with an amazing cast and very relevant storylines. Seasons 20-24 are available, which also includes the Covid pandemic period that is well-captured in the series.
Incidentally I wasn't planning to get a Jio Cinema premium subscription but Mom watches VOOT and it has apparently been acquired by Jio so we got automatic access. Content-wise it's very good (the HBO catalog has migrated here from Disney Hotstar) but the app is buggy as hell: it's such an annoyance to see parse errors in an app in 2023!

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How do you manage going through the frequent ads on the platform? I got Jio Cinema Premium subscription only for removing the ads but realised only later that they won't go away. Those tardy ads coupled with streaming issues were too much. That really soured our experience and we rarely visit that app nowadays.
I don't see any ads in the premium version! Am using it on an LG smart TV as well as another TV that has a Firestick attached. Maybe check your settings?

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Incidentally I wasn't planning to get a Jio Cinema premium subscription but Mom watches VOOT and it has apparently been acquired by Jio so we got automatic access. Content-wise it's very good (the HBO catalog has migrated here from Disney Hotstar) but the app is buggy as hell: it's such an annoyance to see parse errors in an app in 2023!
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How do you manage going through the frequent ads on the platform? I got Jio Cinema Premium subscription only for removing the ads but realised only later that they won't go away. Those tardy ads coupled with streaming issues were too much. That really soured our experience and we rarely visit that app nowadays.

Some of their subscribed contents (like HBO) are ad-free. But the free ones will have ads even if I have premium subscription. This is what their website says:

https://help.jiocinema.com/articles/...cb6a0837e3b89c

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The Capture (Season 1-2019): Wow, why nobody is talking about this show is still a mystery to me. Anyway, everyone should watch this intense yet exciting series since it will likely leave u feeling uneasy & wanting to check that your devices are secured just in case.


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How do you manage going through the frequent ads on the platform? I got Jio Cinema Premium subscription only for removing the ads but realised only later that they won't go away. Those tardy ads coupled with streaming issues were too much. That really soured our experience and we rarely visit that app nowadays.
I face the same issue. I started using Jio Premium last weekend to watch the Asur web series. We realized soon that we cannot stand the frequent advts. I took the premium subscription for Hollywood movies as it was the only option hoping that the advts will go away. It did not go away and I see that others are facing the same issue when I checked online. The local content will have advts always it seems; irrespective of premium subscription.

The streaming issues are too much and this app takes the crown of the most buggy OTT app.

I use a Fire TV stick. I checked the Jio app in Fire TV settings and cleared Cache too. There are no updates pending. Seems I wasted money without any use.

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How do you manage going through the frequent ads on the platform? I got Jio Cinema Premium subscription only for removing the ads but realised only later that they won't go away. Those tardy ads coupled with streaming issues were too much. That really soured our experience and we rarely visit that app nowadays.

Some of their subscribed contents (like HBO) are ad-free. But the free ones will have ads even if I have premium subscription. This is what their website says:

https://help.jiocinema.com/articles/...cb6a0837e3b89c

You can use ad blocker to stop the ads. I use it and no ads on any website or streaming services whatsoever. You can set one on your router just by changing the DNS. Restart the router and done.

Blahdns

Ip : 103.167.150.45
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The Capture (Season 1-2019): Wow, why nobody is talking about this show is still a mystery to me.
Thanks for this recommendation. Binge watched Season 1 and have to agree that this is very good TV. The acting, screenplay and storyline is spot on and the core idea that drives the show is so very believable. Rating it 5 stars and definitely recommend it to anyone who likes crime dramas.
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Thanks for this recommendation. Binge watched Season 1 and have to agree that this is very good TV. The acting, screenplay and storyline is spot on and the core idea that drives the show is so very believable. Rating it 5 stars and definitely recommend it to anyone who likes crime dramas.
Can you share where this is streaming?
Thanks..
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The Capture (Season 1-2019): Wow, why nobody is talking about this show is still a mystery to me. Anyway, everyone should watch this intense yet exciting series since it will likely leave u feeling uneasy & wanting to check that your devices are secured just in case.


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I watched it when it was released. Top tier television. Will do a re-watch soon. Also, storyline is quite believable in today's time.

If you like the lead actress I can recommend another good show featuring her - C.B. Strike.

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The Capture (Season 1-2019): Wow, why nobody is talking about this show is still a mystery to me. Anyway, everyone should watch this intense yet exciting series since it will likely leave u feeling uneasy & wanting to check that your devices are secured just in case.
Thanks for this feedback. Added to my "Watchlist".

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Can you share where this is streaming?
Thanks..
Thankfully, I see it's available on "Peacock" for US geo and not available on Netflix and Amazon.
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