With the advent of OTT platforms in India, the Indian audience bid adieu to the ‘saas-bahu drama’ on television. Myriad shows, dedicated to the OTT audience, have been released for the past few years, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
The audience got the substance and relatability they needed in the content they consumed and were freed from stereotypical and regressive content served on Hindi channels.
Production houses released web shows and films on OTT platforms every week which is overwhelming for the audience. There are shows that created a hullabaloo among fans with their first part and on the flip side, there are shows that fizzled out after their first episode. And there are also shows with out-of-the-box marketing on social media but didn’t turn out to be worth the hype.
With the N-number of OTT platforms around, it was natural that there would be N-number of shows. If you are a sucker for Indian web shows, you might have friends who can’t stop talking about a particular show and made you binge-watch it but you were disappointed! This article is for you poor souls who end up choosing overrated shows going by social media trends.
5 overrated Indian shows to flee from
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives
Nepotism has many negative sides but Karan Johar took the cliche and turned it upside down. He featured his four best buddies Seema Kiran Sajdeh, Neelam Kothari, Bhavana Pandey, and Maheep Kapoor and doled out a 21st-century favour to them by helping them retain their long-lost fame or the fame their husbands never enjoyed.
Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives is like a drunk mistake everyone regrets the next morning. And they had the audacity to come up with a second season? Why? Why was this series even made? Netflix! Why so tasteless?
Modern Love Mumbai
Bankrolled by Pritish Nandy, this Amazon Prime Video series brings you six stories of human connection. The six-story series has been directed by Shonali Bose, Hansal Mehta, Alankrita Shrivastava, Vishal Bhardwaj, Nupur Asthana, and Dhruv Sehgal.
Inspired by Modern Love by John Carney, Modern Love Mumbai has beautiful stories but what’s new. Similar themes and content have been seen in Lust Stories and Made in Heaven and films like Kapoor And Sons and Tamasha. Six stories dealing with people’s complexities and finding love and connection are monotonous and can be seen in every other OTT series. Yawn!
Four More Shots Please!
Starring Bani J, Sayani Gupta, Kirti Kulhari, and Maanvi Gagroo in the lead, Four More Shots Please is an utter waste of time. It’s a weak-ass watered-down version of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sex And The City. The acting, plot, and dialogues seem to be written by the scriptwriter under extreme duress, such as at gunpoint. And the drama in the show will remind you of the much-criticised portrayal of feminism in Rhea Kapoor’s film Veerey Di Wedding.
Starring Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal, Little Things has very little substance. Same old mundane urban relationship and cohabitation scuffle. The show is popular among the young, but again the story is as stale as a week-old loaf of bread. Palkar has already appeared in similar content produced by Filter Copy and TVF. Moreover, the makers came up with sequels which kind of pulverised the little substance the show had into nothing.
The crime-thriller might have changed Sushmit Sen’s life for good but the show is just another casual watch on Hotstar. With shows like Criminal Justice, Made In Heaven, The Great Indian Murder, et al, Aarya is like a showpiece in your living room, gathering dust and no one caring to clean it. The only watchable thing about Aarya is Sen who returned to the screen after years of hiatus.
Parineeti Chopra, Raghav Chadha share their wedding photos, says forever begins now
The wedding festivities took place on September 24 at the Leela Palace Hotel in Udaipur.
After keeping their fans awaited, Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha shared their wedding pictures on the social media platforms. Parineeti opted for a blush lehenga and Raghav adored in a cream sherwani for the special day. The photos shared by the couple give glimpses of their jaimala and pheras.
Among all, two pictures catch special attention, one the bride’s veil and the other in which the groom plants a kiss on the bride’s forehead. Sharing the pictures, the actor wrote that from the very first chat at the breakfast table, their hearts knew that they were the one.
She expressed that they have been waiting for this day for a long time. She added that they are blessed to be Mr. and Mrs and that they couldn’t have lived without each other. She concluded the post saying that their forever begins now.
The wedding festivities took place on September 24 at the Leela Palace Hotel in Udaipur. After Raghav’s sehrabandi at Lake Palace, the baaraat left for the wedding venue in curtained boats, according to reports. A jaimala was followed by the pheras and then the vidaai.
Parineeti-Raghav’s pre-wedding ceremonies included haldi, mehendi and a 90s-themed sangeet where singer Navraj Hans performed live. As per reports, last week, an ardas and a Sufi night were held in New Delhi. The couple will fly to Delhi for reception today, September 25.
Guests at the wedding included several of Raghav Chadha’s AAP colleagues. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann also attended the special occasion. Sania Mirza, a close friend of Parineeti Chopra, also took part in the wedding along with Manish Malhotra who designed the bride’s wardrobe.
Karan Johar was scheduled to be at the wedding in Udaipur but is reported to have had a family emergency. The most notable celebrity absence was Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti’s cousin. Priyanka was busy working, her mother Madhu said while flying out of Udaipur this morning.
Parineeti Chopra-Raghav Chadha tie the knot, RagNeeti fans waiting for couple’s wedding picture
Following his sehrabandi, Raghav boarded a boat with his baraat and travelled to The Leela Palace, where the major wedding ceremony was held with the setting sun as a backdrop.
Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra and Aam Aadmi Party MP, Raghav Chadha, finally tied the knot in Udaipur today, September 24. The theme of the wedding was a pearl-white wedding and Parineeti opted for a Manish Malhotra-designed ivory lehenga whereas Raghav on the other hand coordinated with his wife and opted for an ivory-coloured outfit.
However, the couple did not share any pictures from their wedding on social media, their fans are eagrly waiting to see the pictures of the new couple.
Following his sehrabandi, Raghav boarded a boat with his baraat and travelled to The Leela Palace, where the major wedding ceremony was held with the setting sun as a backdrop. Manish Malhotra, Sania Mirza, and Harbhajan Singh were among the politicians and family members that are in Udaipur for the royal wedding.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, and the leader of the Yuva Sena Aaditya Thackeray, are all in Udaipur and attended Raghav Chadha’s baaraat. Sanjay Singh, a member of the Aam Aadmi Party, is another guest from the groom’s side.
Actor Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti’s cousin, her husband Nick Jonas, and their daughter Malti did not travel to India to attend the wedding. Priyanka’s mother Dr. Madhu Chopra, attended the event. On Instagram, Priyanka wished Parineeti and gave the impression that she might not be at the latter’s wedding.
Dolly Sidhu, celebrity mehndi artist, shared the pictures from Parineeti’s mehndi ceremony. The actor can be seen wearing a green-blue kurta with minimal makeup.
According to sources, the groom’s family will organise the couple’s wedding reception in Chandigarh on September 30. The Taj Chandigarh will host the event. In Delhi, there will be another reception after this.
Meanwhile, Parineeti and Raghav have been the talk of the town ever since their love story came to light. After dating each other, the couple got engaged in May in Delhi in the presence of their close family members and friends.
Box Office: SRK’s Jawan to cross Pathaan’s record, film to cross Rs 1000 crore globally
Jawan collected Rs 13 crore in net earnings on Day 17 across all languages. The film’s overall collection now stands at Rs 546.58 crore.
The biggest Hindi film hit of the year is Jawan, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara. The domestic collection for Pathaan, which was released in January of this year, has already been surpassed. The film is making progress and will likely surpass the Rs 1000 crore mark globally in the upcoming week.
Jawan collected Rs 13 crore in net earnings on Day 17 across all languages. The film’s overall collection now stands at Rs 546.58 crore. On the other side, it has made about Rs. 966 crore worldwide. The movie will soon join the 1000 crore club thanks to this.
There are now just three Indian films in the club, including Aamir Khan starrer Dangal, Ram Charan and Jounir NTR starrer RRR, and Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan. Jawan will now be a part of a club that already has two SRK films.
On September 7, Jawan, a Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu film directed by Atlee, was released in all countries. In crucial parts of the action-packed thriller are Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi. Deepika Padukone played the cameo role in the film.
Shah Rukh portrays a father-son story in the film that at its heart sheds light on a number of social and political issues. Lehar Khan, Aaliyah Qureshi, Ridhi Dogra, Sunil Grover, Mukesh Chhabra, Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, Girija Oak, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Sanjeeta, Sanjay Dutt, and a cameo by Sanjay Dutt are also included in the movie.
Jawan is a Red Chillies Entertainment production that is co-produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma. SRK plays a double role in the film, which makes the movie more entertaining and a popular comedy. The movie was filmed in Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Rajasthan, and Chennai. Anirudh Ravichander made his Bollywood solo composing debut with the music for the movie.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan will be next seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki which is scheduled to hit the theaters during Christmas and New Year’s eve.