Amazon Prime came out with a new web series titled ‘Afsos’ on the 7th of February. The series is written by comedians Anirban Dasgupta and Sourav Ghosh along with Dibya Chatterjee. Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, the series is definitely something that people have never seen before.
It deals with the sensitive topic of suicide in a quite ironic way. Humour comes out of unexpected places and the story never stops making sense to you. All the characters have been well written and there is a background story attached to all of them. Not a single character seems out of the place or extra. The twists and turns of the story are also very well placed. The narrative hits you with another twist just the moment it all starts making sense.
The way ‘Death’ is dealt with in the series makes you wonder a lot. Death is presented in a very simple manner not making a big deal out of it. This sends out a simple but important message that death is inevitable and none of us actually knows when and how it will strike us.
The background score fits in perfectly with the story on the screen. Neel Adhikari has done a great job while making the music for this show.
Talking about the cast of the show. Gulshan Devaiah steals the show, his performance is excellent and it seems as if the character of ‘Nakul’ was written just for him. Nakul’s condition is pitiable and Gulshan’s performance forces you to feel sorry for Nakul.
Anjali Patil looks natural in the role of a therapist while Heeba Shah scares the shit out of you as a deadly assassin.
I would like to appreciate Robin Das who plays ‘Fokatiya baba’, for his perfect portrayal of a confused hermit on a mission. ‘Fokatiya baba’ acts as a catalyst to the entire story.
Aakash Dahiya, who plays the honest and dutiful police inspector Bir Singh played a small but important role which helps in the further development of the story. Bir Singh is ‘the ideal guy’ when it comes to his work and radiates courage and zeal throughout.
Rest of the actors have done a great job as well. The series is perfect from all aspects. The direction is wonderful, the story never bores you, the characters are wonderfully written and portrayed. The music, dialogues, locations and background score, everything seems to perfectly fit. It is a story that makes you want to text the writers and ask them what came to their mind before writing this.
The series is a must-watch and if you are looking for something to binge-watch this weekend, then ‘Afsos’ is just the thing.
So Game of Thrones has won, but not in a big way. For a show that broke the record of being nominated the most for Emmys ever didn’t’ make splashes. I mean it only won 12 out of 32 awards it was nominated for!
It won Outstanding Drama Series for Season 8 (yes season 8) and Peter Dinklage got Supporting Actor – Drama Series Emmy. While Dinklage win is welcoming, people were completely pissed that GOT got an award for a lazy work of season 8. The backlash the season received was just a hint. Check out some reactions of people hearing GOT won an award. (Psst Some were even low-key happy that it got looked over on whopping 30 other categories it was considered for. That’s what happens when you don’t give fans an ending they deserved. GOT makers, you had it coming!)
People Were Sad Too That GOT Women Didn’t Go Home with an Emmy
GOT had a very strong women presence, especially in later seasons. I mean can you imagine it without Khaleesi, Cersei, Sansa or even Arya? The show was built around them only as the real fight for the thrones began. Their snub is real and fans felt real bad. The biggest shout out was for people-favorite Emilia Clarke, of course. Not giving her an Emmy is, well, not right at all in any book! See it for yourself.
There Were Some Who Laughed As Well
…At the expense of GOT. LOL
BTW how do you feel about this last journey of GOT? Say it all in the comment section below. We understand you’ve been holding it for so long now. Let it all out now. It’s okay.
If you are a 90’s kids, then you’ll sure remember He-Man. And if the show’s end left a sad-shaped hole in your heart, then here’s your surreal chance to heal. Netflix has roped in filmmaker Kevin Smith of Clerks and Mallrats fame, to reboot the series.
The anime wonder will be titled Masters of the Universe: Revelation and the best thing about it is that it will start off right from the point where it left off! Smith will be both the executive producer and showrunner of the project. Earlier, he unveiled the show at the Power-Con convention as well.
And don’t at all expect it to be some outdated stuff left for people pushing 40s. Nuh-uh! Netflix hopes to engage new, younger viewers as well, after all. The show is getting resurrected with big hopes and dreams. Ask Smith and he’ll tell you that “(It) is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid.”
Moreover, you won’t be seeing abrupt changes, only the familiar characters. So if you want to run a fast search on Youtube to brush up some memories, it’s the right time. Smith also hinted towards that the show would necessarily focus on unresolved plots and this time, it could very well be “the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor.”
Seems like it’s about time your age-old hero sees the light of modern graphics and streaming platforms. But Netflix hasn’t put a streaming date on the show yet and it’s very likely it’d be some time before you could actually gorge on popcorn watching it. But it’s worth the wait, right?
Taylor Swift is out with her whole tracklist of her latest album Lover. The album which will be released on 23 August has already 3 songs out – “You Need to Calm Down”, “ME!”, “The Archer”, in addition to the lyric video of titular track Lover which is recently dropped.
Here’s the 18-song-long list of Lover:
1. I Forgot That You Existed
2. Cruel Summer
4. The Man
5. The Archer
6. I Think He Knows
7. Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince
8. Paper Rings
9. Cornelia Street
10. Death By a Thousand Cuts
11. London Boy
12. Soon You’ll Get Better (feat. Dixie Chicks)
13. False God
14. You Need to Calm Down
16. ME! (feat. Brendon Urie)
17. It’s Nice to Have a Friend
Talking about her new album, Swift told Vogue, “There are so
many ways in which this album feels like a new beginning. This album is really
a love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting,
enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory.”
It’s only just a week left till you can hear the complete
album of her and to be very honest, WE.JUST.CAN’T.WAIT.
As shocking as it can be, our favourite whimsical singer has been banned from the Indian movie and music industry. The harsh decision came about after Mika performed for a Pakistani family. And this was no ordinary event. Mika was invited to perform for Pakistan’s ex-PM Pervez Musharraf’s wealthy cousin’s daughter.
Pakistan, which completely bans any Indian media content like songs and films from broadcasting in their country, somehow issued a 30-day visa for Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi to Mika and his crew members. As per the reports, Mika charged Rs 1 crore for his wedding performance at the high-profile event.
In the delicate situation going on between the neighbouring countries, this decision, of course, didn’t sit down very well with the Indian media industry. The AICWA (All India Cine Workers Association) has called a blanket ban on Mika which will prevent him from ever working in the Indian entertainment industry.
The association released the statement on Tuesday stating about his ban from music companies, film production houses, and online music content providers. Suresh Gupta, the AICWA President, stated that if anyone who would work with him “will face legal consequences in the court of law.” He also said that when the two nations have so much tension going on between them, “Mika has put money above the nation”.
The harsh decision is not being appreciated by the singer’s fans at all. We hope he gets some relaxation. What do you think about this ban? Just or not?
In these serious times of bubbling tension between India and Pakistan, we could have done with less controversy. But no, the drama just has ways of resurfacing again and again. Recently, Priyanka Chopra was at BeautyCon, a Los Angeles’ beauty event. She was taking questions from the audience when one woman of Pakistani origin named Ayesha Malik stood up and asked a question which broke all hell loose.
She started, “So it was kind of hard hearing you talk about humanity, because as your neighbor, a Pakistani, I know you’re a bit of a hypocrite. You tweeted on February 26, ‘Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces.’”
Malik is referring to the tweet UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka made when India just launched airstrikes on Pakistan, back in February this year.
Malik continued, “You are a UNICEF ambassador for peace and you’re encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan. There’s no winner in this. As a Pakistani, millions of people like me have supported you in your business of Bollywood and you wanted nuclear war…” Apparently, she had to say more, but microphone was taken away from her.
At this point, everybody was looking at Priyanka for a response which she made before saying, “Whenever you’re done venting … got it, done? Okay, cool.”
Priyanka can be heard saying, “So, I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India, and war is not something that I am really fond of but I am patriotic. So, I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments to people who do love me and have loved me, but I think that all of us have a sort of middle ground that we all have to walk, just like you probably do as well.”
And she continued, “The way you came at me right now? Girl, don’t yell. We’re all here for love. Don’t yell. Don’t embarrass yourself. But we all walk that middle ground, but thank you for your enthusiasm and your question and your voice.”
It all got subdued there for then but it’s not ending anytime soon. Ayesha took to Twitter to speak more on the matter.
The internet is thoroughly divided on the issue. While people from Pakistan are wholeheartedly supporting Malik and her bravery, some Indians also think she was right on calling Priyanka out. Take a look:
It does feel like Ayesha has a point. What are your thoughts on this?