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From Modern Love Mumbai to Four More Shots, a look at overrated Indian shows

5 overrated Indian shows to flee from.

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Modern Love Mumbai

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.

Little Things

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.

Aarya

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.

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Taarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma actor Gurucharan Singh returns home after 25 days

During his religious journey, Gurucharan Singh visited Gurudwaras in many cities like Ludhiana and Amritsar. The police said afterwards, he decided to return home.

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Gurucharan Singh returned home on 17 May after going missing on April 22. The Delhi Police has recorded his statement in the court and said Singh had gone away from home on a spiritual journey.

The Delhi Police started searching for the TV actor on April 22. The 51-year-old actor had to board a flight from Delhi to Mumbai on April 22 evening but he never reached his destination. His father, who lives in Palam, informed the local police after his phone was found not reachable. About 12 nos police teams, including the Crime Branch and Special Cell, were working to locate Gurucharan Singh.

The police had closely monitored his financial transactions from his bank accounts and credit cards. According to reports, the last transaction was of Rs 14,000, which he withdrew from one of his bank accounts on the day he went missing.

CCTV footage recorded from the day Gurucharan Singh disappeared showed him walking with a bag on his back. The police also visited some states like Haryana, Punjab, and Uttarakhand to get any leads in connection with the case. A few days earlier a police officer told the media that Gurucharan Singh had once shown his interest in going to the Himalayas for meditation. During the investigation it was revealed that Singh was in financial trouble with many loans and dues.

His father, Hargit Singh, filed a missing complaint on April 26, which led to an FIR under Section 365 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). His father said that he did not have any idea about his son’s financial troubles. He said Gurucharan Singh never shared anything with him. As a result Hargit Singh was not aware of this. During his religious journey, Gurucharan Singh visited Gurudwaras in many cities like Ludhiana and Amritsar. The police said afterwards, he decided to return home.

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Arjun Kapoor unveils stylish new look after wrapping Singham Again

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Arjun Kapoor recently wrapped shooting for Rohit Shetty’s highly anticipated film, Singham Again, in which he will seen playing an antagonist. The actor is known for his dedication to his characters and maintains a rugged, bearded look throughout the film process. Now he has unveiled his new look with a stylish haircut and beard trim, showcasing his transformation on social media.

In a video shared on Instagram, Arjun Kapoor can be seen getting his new look, humorously asking his hairstylist to make him look sexy. His final appearance exudes confidence and style, perfectly complementing his character in the movie. Alongside the video, he captioned that he had told Siri to get a haircut, adding a touch of modernity to his transformation. 

The film marks a significant milestone for the actor, as Singham Again is his 20th film. The much awaited film is anticipated to be a blockbuster as it is made under Rohit Shetty’s direction, who is known for his high-octane action sequences. The Ishaqzaade actor expressed his gratitude towards Rohit Shetty, acknowledging him as the Boss of Mass Cinema and emphasizing the importance of this project in his career.

Earlier on February 14, 2024, the makers of Singham Again teased fans with the actor’s menacing first look as the antagonist. The image shared on social media portrayed him with blood smeared on his face, excluding a sinister aura that hinted at the intensity of his character portrayal.

With an ensemble cast including Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Tiger Shroff, Deepika Padukone, and Kareena Kapoor Khan, the movie promotes an immersive cinematic experience. The expansion of Rohit Shetty’s cop universe has built excitement among viewers, who eagerly await every detail about the film’s plot and characters.

Arjun Kapoor’s new look is getting a lot of attention on social media. Fans are excited for Singham again, eagerly waiting to see his powerful performance as the villain in this action-packed movie. 

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Madgaon Express starring Kunal Kemmu now available on Prime Video

Madgaon Express was released in theatres on March 22, 2024

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Kunal Kemmu’s directorial debut Madgaon Express, is now available for free streaming on OTT platform Prime Video. The film was initially released in theatres on March 22, 2024, and garnered positive reviews from critics. After its theatrical run, the film raked in a substantial sum of Rs 44.5 crore across the globe. Madgaon Express features a stellar cast that including Pratik Gandhi, Avinash Tiwary, Divyendu, Nora Fatehi and Chhaya Kadam in key roles.

The streaming platform Prime Video shared on Instagram that the Goa trip film has been released, alongside a poster with the caption that says #MadgaonExpressOnPrime, watch now.

Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the plot of the film revolves around childhood friends Dodo, Ayush, and Pinku planning an exciting trip to Goa, but their adventure quickly is derailed due to a series of unfortunate decisions and what was supposed to be a fun getaway, turns into a chaotic journey.

Kunal Kemmu expressed his joy, stating that each member of the cast has given their best to ensure that viewers gain an enjoyable experience while watching the hilarious shenanigans of the three main characters. He also stated his excitement about the opportunity for a broader, international audience to enjoy his passion project on Prime Video as the film will be available for streaming in more than 240 countries.

The Golmaal Again actor previously mentioned his intentions to work on a sequel to Madgaon Express. He expressed the need to begin writing for it but stressed that it would only be meaningful if the storyline matched or surpassed the humour of the original film. The actor-filmmaker elaborated that while there were no initial expectations for the first film, its success now requires him to meet higher expectations in the sequel.

According to reports, Kunal is said to be appearing in the sequel of Go Goa Gone in the future. However, the actor stated that he hasn’t received any confirmation yet. Prior to Madgaon Express, the actor was last seen in the family comedy film Kanjoos Makhichoos, which was released in 2023.

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