Articles by Poulomi Das
May 22, 2020
Paatal Lok: How Sudip Sharma created the Amazon Prime series no one can stop talking aboutPaatal Lok, Amazon Prime’s latest stab at Indian prestige TV, is an investigative thriller that flips the police procedural on its head, invested not as much into solving a crime but into dissecting the minds assembled to carry it out.
May 13, 2020
Schitt’s Creek and the pleasures of a 'sweetcom': A criminally underrated series that brings back the charm of optimismThe army of Schitt’s Creek converts continues to be on the rise.
May 08, 2020
The Half Of It is the definitive rom-com of this generation; Alice Wu's film bridges gap between platonic and romantic loveThe Half Of It shows some friendships do not have to turn into love-stories to be the greatest romance in your life.
May 04, 2020
Mindy Kaling's Netflix series Never Have I Ever isn't actually invested in depicting India, just in summarising itIndeed, Never Have I Ever is at its most enjoyable when it forgets its Indian roots and plays out just like any other teen coming-of-age
Mar 15, 2020
So bad, it's good: Tracing the meteoric rise of 'guilty-pleasure' Indian TV, from Skulls and Roses to What the Love!The dawn of the Indian guilty pleasure feels a lot like an extension of gossip sessions, allowing viewers to vicariously have an opinion on the bad decisions of strangers without any accountability
Mar 15, 2019
'Photograph' is about love & longing in the time of introspectionArray