The most significant aspect of Scam 1992 is its supporting cast . Almost every bit-role is played with fresh precision by a familiar face – by veterans who’ve long been typecast as loud character actors, or miscast as leads, in mainstream Hindi cinema.
On the face of it, Churails has a playful premise, but the narrative is not afraid to deconstruct itself to show that righteous ideas may be fun on paper, but the moral complexities are real and crippling.
Paatal Lok is a tightly knit thriller with every episode ending on a cliffhanger, which forces you to keep bingeing. The suspense doesn’t flag but our perception of the characters shifts as the story unravels so that it becomes impossible to decide the good, bad and ugly
Ghamak Ghar, following in the footsteps of hyper-naturalistic greats like Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court and Somnath Pal’s animated short Death of A Father, is shot in the narrative language of a documentary