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Netflix is catering filthy Hindi contents to its subscribers


Netflix is catering filthy Hindi contents to its subscribers

Hafizur Rahman

By now, the video streaming platform Netflix has become very popular around the world, and it has already started seeing a rise in the number of subscribers in South Asia, particularly India. But, in recent weeks, this popular video streaming platform has started releasing extremely cheap Hindi movies, which even lack minimal standard. One such movie is One Day: Justice Delivered, starring Anupam Kher, Esha Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Kashyap Bharbhaya, Anusmiritu Sarkar, Zakir Hussain, Rajesh Sharma, Murli Sharma, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, Deepshikha and others.

Anupam Kher although he is a celebrated actor in India, has failed to show his excellent acting skills in this movie, for reasons unknown and the performance of Esha Gupta was a total disgust. She did not at all fit in the character of a police officer. Most of the time she has been over-acting and movement of hand and fingers are so rampant that she actually looks like a comedy character than any serious character at all.

Watching One Day: Justice Delivered is a total waste of time.

Then we can question, as to why Netflix has added this disgusting film on its catalog. Reason is simple. Either the producer of the film has offered it free of cost or just throw-away price to Netflix and this international streaming platform has added this movie without considering the potential risks of losing the trust of its subscribers by adding such a filthy movie.

Maybe the policymakers of Netflix sitting in the United States were just dodged by its employees in India.

Leading newspapers in India have been rightly critical on this filthy movie.

Avinash Ramachandran in a review in The New Indian Express titled ‘A mediocre thriller let down by bad writing and inconsistent performances’ wrote: “Though I could rally behind the premise of One Day: Justice Delivered, the Ashok Nanda directorial lacks the finesse to shoulder this wafer-thin plot, which crumbles even further due to some amateurish staging”.

Shubhra Gupta wrote in the Indian Express: “Esha Gupta’s arrival as a tough crime branch cop takes whatever little credibility the film had managed till then and flings it out of the window”.

Devesh Sharma wrote in the Film Fare: “Vigilante justice films have to have the right mix of mayhem and violence. They should persuade us that the wrong-doers deserve this kind of raw punishment. Director Ashok Nanda hasn’t been able to offer the right balance and as a result, the film fails to make the kind of impact it was aiming for”.

R.M. Vijayakar wrote in the IndiaWest: “So by the time the two final (and interesting) twists in the tale come, our patience has worn totally thin! And the claim that this story is based on real incidents also, to state a paradox, seems false!

“The writing, as we said, is the main culprit. Correction, it is the gentleman who accepted such a writer who is the chief perpetrator! Technically average, the film has atrocious songs (again!) and shockingly amateurish background music (Sanjoy Chowdhury & Rishi Singh)”.

Arnab Banerjee wrote in the Asian Age: “The idea isn’t new — neither is it too worn-out. It’s the tacky treatment that begins to spoil the tempo of the film. Knowing fully well the limitations of his role and the film’s general appeal, Kher doesn’t use any of his theatre techniques for survival either. Esha Gupta’s sudden enlightenment that leads to her solving the mystery virtually effortlessly is as dim-witted as her character itself. She also speaks a funny dialect that is reminiscent of a Haryanvi, but not quite — she alternates between trying to be humorless and comic by turn, and makes a mockery of her character”.

In brief, you don’t find even a single positive review of this film. Moreover, this 2019 movie was a grand flop in the theatre and possibly the producer went to Netflix with the hope of getting some extra cash by showing the trash to the subscribers of the video streaming platform.

Despite such a disgusting fate of this film, director Ashok Nanda most possibly is having a plan of returning to Netflix with the sequel of this film, which for sure will further smash the reputation of the international streaming platform.

Shall the bosses of Netflix at least learn any lesson?

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