So today we will talk about some selected content on these platforms. See, there are tens of platforms first, then there are hundreds of movies and shows on every platform. So the dilemma remains, what to see and what to skip. So we compiled a list of 5 such web series and 4 such movies which are released on these online platforms in 2019 and are among the best in a crowd of thousands. At least in our eyes.
The list is neither in increasing order of improvement nor decreasing. Nor alphabetical. It is random like thoughts.
»1. Made in heaven
Amazon Prime | Season 1 | Release – March 8, 2019, | Episode – 9 | Directors- Nitya Mehra, Zoya Akhtar, Prashant Nair, Alankrita Srivastava
Karan Mehra (Arjun Mathur) and Tara Khanna (Sobhita Dhulipala). Runs a wedding planning company. Both of them have personal problems, as well as their staff and their clients’ problems or they also have problems. Although each episode is like a stand-alone episode due to new clients, due to Karan, Tara, and their wedding planning company, these episodes are also interlinked. The shooting of the second season of ‘Made in Heaven’ is also on.
# Baffles of rich people, their problems which are different than collecting noon oil.
# The Truth Behind Weddings.
# The mirror of the duplicity of society – dowry, sexual exploitation, superstition, honor killing, virginity, NRI groom etc.
# Layered characters.
# Fictional presentation of some news made headlines in newspapers.
- Inside Edge
Amazon Prime | Season 2 | Release – 6 December 2019 | Episode – 10 | Directors- Akash Bhatia, Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh
Season One of ‘Inside Age’ arrived in 2017 only. This was one of the first web series of India. Although it did not last much, this time, it was very buzz when the second season came. Like the IPL, its story revolves around a fictional Premier League and one of its teams ‘Mumbai Mavericks’. In this, what is happening on the field and during the game, of course, is also shown. But the focus is not on the stage but on the ‘sports’ playing in the background. Meaning- fixing, betting, cricket’s relationship with Bollywood and politics, corporate version of cricket, et cetera.
# Completely different subject.
# Real presentation to the extent of ‘Perfection’ of the Playground and Sports Part.
# Theatrical adaptation of a lot of true events, though slightly exaggerated. For example, the controversy over the movie ‘Padmavat’. Brazil’s ‘locktygate scandal’. IPL to be in South Africa due to election. Ban on Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, etc.
# Many characters and lots of plots, linear and simple storytelling despite subplots.
»3. The family man
Amazon Prime | Season 1 | Release – September 20, 2019, | Episode – 10 | Director – Raj Nidimoru, Krishna D.K.
Zulfikar. Such a mission of enemies, which is going to cause great destruction even beyond 26/11 (Mumbai Terror Attack). What is this and how to stop it is shown in ‘The Family Man’. And shown is Srikanth Tiwari. Which is a secret agent? Is struggling on both professional and personal fronts. He also has to save Delhi by solving a case of insult and prove himself as a family man.
# Inspired by newspaper headlines.
# Amazing performances by actors like Manoj Vajpayee, Priyamani, and Neeraj Madhav.
# Based on subjects like ‘terrorist attack’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Pakistan’, the series has not forcibly cheated nationalism.
# Efforts to faithfully show both sides of the coin on a range of issues such as beef, lynching, hate speech, ISI, Baluchistan, Syria, Kashmir, Sleeper Cell, Extra Marital Affair.
# Good research is done on Locations and Incidents.
»4. Out of love
Hotstar | Season 1 | Release – November 22, 2019 | Episode – 5 | Directors – Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ejaz Khan
The official remake of BBC Studios series ‘Doctor Foster’. The married couple is woven around Mira-Akshar. Meera is a working lady and is also helping her husband in making her career. The twist in the story comes when Meera suspects her husband. Extra-Marital Affair. But Meera’s cousins and family friends assure her that her suspicions are baseless. The suspense that builds in this frenzy of doubt and belief is the essence of this series.
# The series maintains suspense and thrill despite being based on relationships and emotions.
# Unique treatment of the regular subject.
#Modern shows the lifestyle of cosmopolitan married couples very close to reality.
# Characters have many layers to their character. And the way these layers open up, the way their different faces, different forms appear, the journey has become very easy.
Netflix Season 1 | Release – 14 June 2019 | Episode – 6 | Directors – Deepa Mehta, Shankar Raman, Pawan Kumar
Based on the book of the same name written by Prayag Akbar. The year 2047. The name of the country ‘Aryavarta’. A place where nothing is more precious than water. The old system crashed in the name of water. Create a new system. Each community has its own ‘ghettos’. Whose high walls all around. There is a woman here, Shalini Rizwan Chaudhary. Laila’s mother. Hindu. Whose husband was killed for being a Muslim? The mother and daughter were separated. The entire series is a journey to find the same daughter.
# The world with ‘us vs them’. Very black. The world of the future, which seems neither distant nor impossible.
# Capitalism comes out in its most terrible form.
# We have Taliban, Iran, and Saudi to see how the hardcore Sharia rule is. Likewise, Laila has a radical Hindutva system.
# Old Dictators such as Hitler, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and newer ones like Kim Jong would indirectly refer to their truths.