articles by Swetha Ramakrishnan

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Sacred Games season 2 review: Netflix's haphazard thriller takes on terrifying socio-political relevance

There can be no bigger crime than reducing Netflix's Sacred Games to a gangster drama. Sure, it has all the trappings, but season 2 is so much more.

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Big Little Lies season 2 review: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep save this finale too eager for a happy ending

Now that we're at the end of season 2 of Big Little Lies, it is important to question if we needed a second season in the first place

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Big Little Lies season 2 episode 6 review: Showdown between Celeste and Mary Louise is just what we need

Post episode 6, there's no doubt that the Big Little Lies finale will be explosive.

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Big Little Lies season 2 episode 5 review: The kids are all right, but what about the Monterey Five?

There's a reason why every episode of Big Little Lies starts with a flashback of the ill-fated night when Perry died.

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The Office India review: Good performances, apt casting make Hotstar's lazily-written remake watchable

The Office India is a mixed bag of great performances and casting, but lazy writing that one cannot ignore.

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Big Little Lies season 2 episode 4 review: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon deliver, and how

Big Little Lies knows how to confuse you as a viewer; it is perhaps one of their ways to ensure you keep coming back, episode after episode.

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Big Little Lies season 2 episode 3 review: What's the deal with Meryl Streep's character, Mary Louise?

Episode 3 of Big Little Lies should have been the make or break episode, giving us more insight into Meryl Streep's character, Mary Louise.

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Big Little Lies season 2 episode 2 review: As major secrets start to unravel, the Monterey Five are in for a ride

With so much already out of the bag by episode 2 of Big Little Lies, the next few episodes will probably get more meaty.

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Leila review: Netflix's frighteningly self-aware dystopian series holds a mirror to Indian society

Netflix's Leila is a highly engaging show with memorable moments and impressive performances.

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Big Little Lies season 2 episode 1 review: The Monterey Five want to forget 'what they have done' — but can they?

Even though it may seem like not much has changed in the Big Little Lies universe, so much is simmering under its "normality".

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Why does the end of Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, MCU Phase 3 feel like a break up?

Three flagship entertainment properties saw an end in 2019: Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory and MCU Phase 3.

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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1: Why can't Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen be friends?

Game of Thrones season 8: Would it be completely far-fetched to hope that Sansa and Dany would get along?

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Criminal Justice review: Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff, Pankaj Tripathi rescue Hotstar's inconsistent series

Even though Criminal Justice is not a binge-able show (the pace is inconsistent and the cliffhangers foreseeable), you will find yourself thinking about it well after it is over.

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Why is our generation so obsessed with Game of Thrones? I binge-watched HBO's fantasy series to find out

I was blissfully unaware of the magic of Game of Thrones, until I binge-watched the show in 2 weeks.

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Queer Eye season 3: Heart-warming transformations, a breakdown of stereotypes — and lots of tears

What makes Queer Eye such a binge-able and joy-inducing show is the Fab Five's ability to be sassy as well nurturing.

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Vh1 Supersonic: Electrifying performances by Bonobo, Lost Stories x Zaeden — and a whole lot of music

The sixth edition of Vh1 Supersonic festival boasted of names like Bonobo, Jaden Smith, Marshmello, Lost Stories, Zaeden, Prateek Kuhad, TroyBoi, Paul Ritch, BLOT!, Arjun Vaghale, Peter Cat Recording Company among many others.

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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga: Anil, Sonam Kapoor's charming film has its heart in the right place

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga revolves around a joint family based in Moga, Punjab. The patriarch — Balwinder Choudhry (Anil Kapoor) — owns a garment factory but has always wanted to be a chef. Similarly, his daughter Sweety (the luminous Sonam Kapoor) is sitting on a massive secret — she's been in love with a woman all her life. Gender constructs are so rigid in this setting that both father and daughter live unfulfilled lives.

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Gully Boy music review: A rousing, eclectic soundtrack that sets the benchmark for a trailblazing genre

The best thing about the Gully Boy soundtrack is that not one song feels stretched. Each track is paced well; in fact, very often you are left wanting more.

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Netflix's You and the #10YearChallenge: Love in the time of social media validation

What does Netflix's popular show You have in common with the #10yearchallenge? (The pitfalls of) social media validation.

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Bird Box movie review: Sandra Bullock, screenwriter Eric Heisserer power Netflix's post-apocalyptic thriller

Bird Box toes the line. It holds your attention. It lets your imagination run wild, and sparks a ticker of running questions while you're engrossed with what's happening on screen.