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Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein was released on January 14th on the OTT platform. With a stellar cast of Shweta Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, and Aanchal Singh in the lead roles, the series gets entangled in a twisted tale of love and hate.

The first look of the series was showcased on Tahir Bhasin’s Instagram. He took to Instagram to share the trailer of the series and left a summary about this show where he wrote:

“Ek happily ever after ki keemat Jante ho? is love really enough for that? will vikVikrantsikha and Purva find there’s in this twisted tale of love? “Yeh Kali Kali aakhen” coming to Netflix on January 14th.”

The director of this series is also popular for his shows like Balika Vadhu and the series Apharan, bankrolled by edge storm ventures private limited.

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The Official Synopsis Of The Series

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein: Unenthusiastic Tale Of Love & Obsession

“A romantic simpleton Vikrant becomes an object of desire for Poorva who will go to any lengths to get him. As Purva’s ruthless efforts to make him hers begin to destroy all that he holds dear, the mild-mannered Vikrant finds a new side to him emerging to escape Purva’s clutches and reclaim his life with his true love, Shikha. He goes down a dark path only to regret it later in this pulpy thriller “.

Since they were kids at school, a powerful politician’s darling daughter Purva Avasthi had her eyes on the accountant’s son, Vikrant, Vicky Singh Chauhan.

The Official Synopsis Of The Series

As Vikrant is the diamond of Purva’s eye, none of the dozens of henchmen and forces that cater to Purva’s dad, who more or less runs the town, dare lay a hand on him. Vikrant’s life is quite well protected; neither he nor the Netflix series takes much advantage of that.

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Now coming to the point from where you can decide whether you should or should not watch the series,

The loopholes

Though the series had its moment, it was not completely and consistently a water-tight thriller. The series, to be frank, is a mixed pack. The writer, director, and showrunner Siddharth Sengupta takes a lot of time to build the thrill, but once Purva and Vikrant engage in a conflict from the 8th episode onwards, the series truly gets going.

Vicky, in the series, manages to escape being caught at the very last moment even though he continues his quest to avenge those who had done wrong to his family. However, the series had too many loopholes in the plot convenience, and contrivance abounds.

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Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein : Loopholes

The series kind of forced the user to constantly have a sense of disbelief, and that doesn’t work well for a show that had aimed to be a thriller in the first place.

The series had taken too many references from the 90s Bollywood while some of them seem to inculcate themselves in the narrative well. However, the completely unnecessary “palat” scene seemed to be forced into the narrative.

Vikrant’s role as a narrator is also not versatile enough to constantly hold the viewers’ attention; his performance has very few faults.

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However, his performance ranges between above average and watchable. There is also a bit of humor inculcated in the series when Vikrant watches YouTube videos on how to fake cry, and it borders on the morbid.

This series has all the elements of 90s Bollywood pulp but lacks cinematic breath and feel. With the plot focusing on ego, desire, and harsh north Indian politicians encapsulated in a love triangle, this series has a tint of a pulse thriller but is not heavy on the thrill.

However, it is said that this pulpy thriller is emblematic of Netflix India. The series has an inherent promising black comedy set up at its core. “Ye Kali Kali Aankhein” ends on a cliffhanger to challenge all the other cliffhangers possibly made on Netflix, and honestly, given the performance of the first season, the audience wouldn’t mind a second season because who doesn’t love a cat and mouse chase.

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Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein Review

The central theme of femme fatale set in the small town of UP is what the series does differently, hovering around politics and violence of the hinterland. As interesting as the storyline might seem, the execution somehow falters in the series. A few years back, though the milieu and dialect of up Bihar town seemed to be refreshing now, it essentially looks like an easy way to include grittiness in the story, which this series tries to do.

The trope of setting the series in this small town does not quite work in the series. The criminals, the corruption of politics, cops being agreeable to gangsters- all of it is something that we have seen before, so there is nothing new to the series.

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The Batman: Unpopular Opinions From Critics And Audience

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Unpopular Opinions About The Batman

The Batman is getting tremendous applause from critics and audiences alike. The newest rendition based on the YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN comics had a tremendous weekend collection with a staggering $258 million at the global box office and has already passed the milestone of $300 million fifth day, confirming that it is being loved worldwide. 

Although there are certain people, both critics, and audience, that feel otherwise and have presented different opinions. Scroll down to read the unpopular opinions about the Batman movie.

The Batman: Unpopular Opinions From
Critics And Audience

The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 1: Pacing and Run time

The Batman: Pacing and Run time

The film has very slow pacing with a run time of 2h 56m, which is a lot for today’s audience.

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The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 2: Underdeveloped chemistry between The Bat and The Cat

The Batman: Underdeveloped chemistry between The Bat and The Cat

Though both are great characters on their own, Batman and Catwoman’s chemistry falls apart at some crucial points. 

The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 3: Underutilisation of supporting characters

The Batman: Underutilisation of supporting characters

Some integral supporting characters like Alfred (Batman’s most trusted ally) seem very underutilised and do not contribute to the storyline as expected. 

The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 4: Hyper-realistic and Lacks Action

The Batman: Hyper-realistic and Lacks Action

The Batman being very realistic takes the experience and thrill of watching a comic book movie away. The film places action sequences in very few places which takes away the thrill.

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The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 5: Forced inclusion

The Batman: Forced inclusion

Joker’s inclusion doesn’t seem like a genuine story demand and is more of a forced inclusion.

Are you one of those who have felt the similar things mentioned in the post? Or are you one of those who have ushered nothing but love upon the film? Do let us know in the comments. 

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Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The World Of Thrillers, Gunfires & Cold-Blooded Mobsters

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Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The World Of Thrillers, Gunfires & Cold-Blooded Mobsters

A SonyLiv crime drama presenting the powerful Atwals owning a huge resort in the heart of Manali enjoying the marriage of the family’s son. The plot takes its villainous twists and turns after a patriarch shoots a tribal dancing girl under the influence of gaiety and alcohol. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The world of thrillers, gunfires & cold-blooded mobsters

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: Dramatis personae

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: Dramatis personae

The script is full of a multitude of eccentric characters who are completely ruthless and thoroughly corrupt. The only innocent person with a conscience is killed in cold blood. Surya Sharma as Rinku with his sharp gangster image obviously created a lasting impact. Also, Papaji played by Harsh Chhaya as the filthy-mouthed alcoholic impresses the audience beyond measure. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: Good or Evil?

Perhaps, this crime thriller is not the one that would give you an easy choice between who is just or who is a criminal. This is undoubtedly an innovative way to portray how reality unfolds itself when lawlessness is the law of the land, where there is no thin line between good men and bad men. From the cops to the media persons, everyone is corrupt in the drama.

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Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The post-truth era

No single person in the story is a man of integrity, everyone is fallible to the delicacies of money and power. If you are someone who seeks at least some morals, sorry to tell you, this one will disappoint you. Truth is just a matter of perspective here, untrustworthiness rules. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: A little exhausting at times

The first season would definitely be a wild ride where you would be constantly thrilled to know what lies ahead but certainly, the experience gets saturated after a while. It is maybe because of the constant bombardment of twists after twists that the characters make or rather it is the same chor-police narrative that is to blame. The second season feels a little stretched till the end of time. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The Naxals

The show certainly did a great job in mainstreaming the Naxal ideology. As the difference between good & bad blurs, the audience is slightly invited to shift to the tribal perspective. The character played by Koyal, a tribal girl is extraordinary in depicting the rules of the jungle where the less powerful have no means but to be on a killing spree to get whatever little justice they can for the damages done to them. 

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Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The language 

The show depicts an influx of Bengali & Punjabi cultures. If looked at carefully, the differences between the lifestyle of these two states are clearly visible that making the show vibrant in its own way. Especially the cuss words of Punjabi are so crude that they will betray your ears. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The message

Well, life is of little value when politics, money, and power proves to be larger than the humans who have created them in the very first place. People are ready to do almost anything for petty freebies. In such a world even the influence of insensitive sex & drugs appears pretty normal.

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The ending

Season 2 ended with lots of melodrama and gunshots. The bombs interspersed with lots of action sometimes appeared to be just too much but definitely not enough to deter the echo of the coming seasons if there are any in the cue. Although, that would be like asking a lot from the direction team if they have to cater to its loyal audience with the same thrill. 

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The stellar performances with some really good situational shenanigans make it worth giving it a try. 

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A Thursday: A Gripping Yet Predictable Thriller

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A Thursday

The story is about a playschool Teacher Naina, who keeps 16 small students as hostages and keeps a series of demands in return for every kid. Consequently, it becomes an emergency in the country.

A Thursday Review: Cinematography

The Cinematography is relevant to the gripping thriller with a certain subtlety. It is successful in creating a background to the plot with a little darkness and constant rain to keep the viewer engaged and let the audience wonder what might happen next. 

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A Thursday Review: Pace

A Thursday has a runtime of 129 minutes that feels a little exaggerated, particularly when the film delves into searching Naina’s past. Also, the film feels predictable in the end and seems a bit long. 

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A Thursday Review: Theme

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The film raises an important issue of capital punishment for rapists by highlighting the lifelong impact on victims of sexual violence and the inability of the system to deliver justice. 

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A Thursday Review: Performances

There can be contrasting views, but the performances have been noteworthy. Yami Gautam proves her matte as an actor again with a fine performance that holds the film.

Neha Dhupia has again done a commendable job while playing a pregnant cop and understands her character well. Atul Kulkarni makes hard efforts to make us believe in his character but seems overdramatic at some points 

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Overall, the movie tries to keep the audience engaged with the viewer but feels predictable after a point. However, it successfully conveys an important theme.

Watch the film for its theme and performances particularly if you are a thriller fan. 

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