Apharan (Season 1)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Extensively shot in real locations.
2) Weak start but strong third act and final twist.
3) Varun Badola and Saanand Verma performances stand out.

 

CONS –
1) Random misuse of classic Bollywood songs without any context. Legendary songs are forcefully added in various situations.
2) While the supporting cast is great, the lead actors Arunoday Singh and Nidhi Singh are not convincing at all.

 
QUOTE –
“jab insaan sab kuch haar chuka ho, to wo sirf jeet hi sakta hai”

Pataakha (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Both lead actresses justified the roles.
2) Sunil Grover as Dipper plays the marionettist of this story.

 
CONS –
1) Another movie completely ruined by the trailer. Entire first-half is summarised in the trailer.
2) Third-Act is dud. The movie is forcefully trying to convey some “social message”.

 
QUOTE –
“hum apne dushman to chun saktey hain, par padosi nahin; rishtey to chun saktey hain par rishteydaar nahin”