Tag: amazon prime
Solos (2021) Miniseries review
Packed with powerful performances by the whole cast, the episodes usually focus on the story of a single character, where you get to see diverse acting and a range of emotions.
Some stories hook you from the start, others take a while to warm up. My favourites were the ones featuring Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman.
Watch it for the dystopia that might await us. Watch it to cherish the present and make all the good memories you can. Watch it to reflect and face whatever feeling or emotion you may have been avoiding.
Gulabo Sitabo (2020)
A rare gem of a film, bursting with authenticity and brilliant performances, it is a simple yet layered tale with well etched characters.
Amitabh Bachchan is not visible at all. All you see is Mirza, the landlord / petty pilferer who loves his mansion.
One of his many long term tenants are Ayushmann Khurana and his family, who are at odds with him. The drama that follows is accompanied with an ample dose of comedy of the classic kind.
A fitting and unpredictable end is the cherry on top of this superb film, directed by Shoojit Sircar.
For creative and nuanced cinema, excellent cinematography, background score, music, lyrics and a superlative ensemble cast, this film is highly recommended!
A satire about an alternate life after death, it takes a futuristic look at what option maybe available.
The fiction is laced with comedy and the inevitable loneliness at being in touch with those that continue to live, but never really being part of their lives.
An interesting perspective that makes you wonder what choice would you make?
Modern Love (2019)
Modern Love: A wonderful 8 episode series which cover eight distinct stories of love in the current day. Not necessarily romantic, but beautiful, nuanced relationships which have so much to teach.
Based on true stories with some facts altered, they speak of love that may not fit our ideas but is real and true nonetheless. With a stellar cast and some surprises, be prepared for deep, thoughtful and well-written viewing.
Made in Heaven (2019)
It was so refreshing to see such exemplary content and no surprise it’s so moving once you know the team behind it, Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti. Created by them, and written by them and Alankrita Shrivastava, the stories are carefully crafted to evoke many emotions.
The stories are so beautifully written and presented, with a mature and understanding outlook. There is no melodrama as we dive into the most intimate thoughts and feelings of the characters.
The recurring cast has great performances, Arjun Mathur, Dhulipala, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, Shashank Arora and Shivani Raghuvanshi invite you into their worlds, and you feel invested right away. That being said, each and every cast member is super, every character complete.
The four directors at the helm, Nitya Mehra, Zoya Akhtar, Prashant Nair and Alankrita Shrivastava deliver rich episodes with lots of superior content to process, real stories set in the current world that challenge every stereotype and include most sections of society.
I can’t wait for season 2!