The movie & series enthusiast in me kickstarted June 2022 with engaging series like - 9 Hours, Code M Season 2 and Aashram Season 3.
She Season 2 was enough to keep me occupied during the middle of the month.
Towards the month's end, I was fultu spoilt with the following 2 new series and 2 movie releases (originally released in theatres) on OTT -
- New Series -
* Avrodh 2 (24 Jun 2022) on Sony Liv:
An extremely engaging plot regarding modular (read micro) workology of terrorist forces attempting to bring down a nation and collective efforts of able politicians, military, intelligence officers and police who detect abnormalities at assorted locations and brainstorm vividly to attach myriad loose strings to identify the mega terrorist plots and nab them on time !!
The series is engaging but not sleek. Casting and direction is good but it could have been much better.
* Forensic (24 Jun 2022) on ZEE5:
Like the ongoing trend, it's a hilly region based serial murders mystery.
Vikrant Messey clearly shines through the series both in wardrobe and presence, well supported by Radhika Apte. They able save the series from being broody.
- Theatre Movies On OTT -
* Runway 34 (29 Apr 2022) on Amazon Prime Video:
Most of it is a courtroom drama concerning an emergency flight landing.
Both the lead actors - Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan are expectantly effective, the former in his silence & nonchalance and the latter in his aggression & chaste Hindi.
But after seeing Top Gun: Maverick (27 May 2022), you do miss that sense of easy understanding of technicality of the flying machine involved.
* Anek (27 May 2022) on Netflix:
A thought provoking movie about civil unrest aka demand of a separate nation by two major groups in the north-east, their internal clashes plus clashes with the government forces, spy network and central government's effort to successfully derive a peaceful understanding sans any division.
The wound is much deeper and complex than it seems. The healers do want to bandage the surface to limit the contagion but don't actually care about the cure !!
Tricky situation, eh?
So, what happens? Everybody acts as per their personal understanding of the situation and power to solve it !!
This is prone to create a mess and abundance of collateral damage.