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Netflix seems really keen to expand into the Indian market with more Hindi content. Thar is the streamer’s latest attempt to strike a chord with the masses on the sub-continent. The platform has succeeded with offerings like Sacred Games, The Fame Game, Mai, and many more. However, this Hindi Netflix film has western elements that can propel it to global screens. 

It focuses on the hinterland, particularly, a village deep in the dry and dusty eponymous desert. Shreya Dev Dube’s camera exquisitely frames the parched landscape, animal carcasses, and the location where the story unfolds. 

Munabao is a place where nothing happens. It is so quiet that a police officer in the region is seen to have had a career so safe that he would earn his pension before a promotion. However, a grisly sequence of events turns everything on its head.

Starring Anil Kapoor, Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, and Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal roles; Thar on Netflix focuses on an investigation that begins with a grisly murder that has a warning note. It’s right there in that moment that director Raj Singh Chaudhary permitted viewers to understand what would unfold over the next 90 minutes. 

What’s Good in Thar on Netflix? 

Thar’s cinematography is something that stands out. It is through this window that we get to see Munabao and experience the dusty landscapes. One chase scene even has the director use it as an element once the bullet shatters the glass. Combined with Ajay Jayanthi’s pulsating background score, this is one of the bursts of action that breathes life into this neo-western film.  

Shots of the sprawling desert landscape give one that classic western feel that can transport them back in time to the classic westerns or even the spaghetti westerns. One western that came to mind after seeing the jeep move along to the horizon in the sunlight was No Country for Old Men. Perhaps it was this Academy Award-winning effort that led me to liken one character to the psychotic Anton Chigurh? 

While the frames and characters may remind you of North American westerns, Anurag Kashyap’s dialogues shed light on a very famous Ramesh Sippy film. 

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Emulating an iconic character such as the one Javier Bardem played is not a good idea. Hence, it was good to see that Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor wasn’t required to be psychotic. His eyes and body language didn’t seem to revel in his gruesome actions, and his demeanor was a clue to his motivation.  

Anil Kapoor, as Inspector Surekha Singh, brings his acting chops to the fore with an age-appropriate role. His character shows the world that wishes do come true as he laments the lack of ‘real’ police work. Singh isn’t meant to command the screen, and Kapoor accomplishes that with a display of maturity. Thar couldn’t have done without him; remember that scene where he reacts to his wife’s response about his promotion? 

In the last 30 minutes, Thar springs to life as you finally understand why things are happening. It is here that you can sort out the muddled mess and receive a payoff for sitting patiently. 

What’s Not Good in Thar?

Thanks to the first 75 minutes and the final 10 minutes, this 108-minute Netflix Original feels as though it is much longer. 

The film bursts into life with about thirty minutes left. However, getting there is a challenge, especially as one may not catch the accents. Also, the film fizzles out toward the final ten minutes and you begin to wonder whether the subplot should have been the main plot. Audiences begin to entertain this thought after the action picks up, breaks their stupor, and then veers into familiar territory. 

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In the present-day streaming era, viewers usually would opt to head back to browse if something is too long and doesn’t hook them at any point. While length isn’t an issue here, perhaps a crisper edit could have really helped increase the impact of this film. Even when Thar seems to get a dose of adrenaline, a cut to another character just sees it all come to nothing. 

The scenes for the first two acts provide no hint about why something is happening. At times, audiences may even get confused about who the real villain is. When one begins to get an idea, they may wonder about the other subplot and feel even more confused. 

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In terms of word of mouth, this could prove costly for audiences used to short episodes. 

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Should you Watch Thar on Netflix?

As the media is a reflection of society, it is good to see that Thar is a reflection of the 80s society without aiming to infuse present-day elements into the same. Head covering, blame for infertility, the caste system, and patriarchal society are present in scenes throughout the film.

Thar is an essential piece of cinema for Western aficionados. It would be tough to not spot references to work from iconic westerns from the 60s in this new film on Netflix. The movie is a western throughout, but police procedure and revenge thriller battle with each other. 

It is something you may have to do with yourself as Chaudhary elects to let the audience view the actions in the impromptu torture chamber. Stay away from this brutal western if you wish to avoid grisly content, but watch it if you like a slow build. Thar is one of those films that would have worked very well on the big screen. 

Thar is now streaming on Netflix.

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Exclusive: Martin Scorsese’s Classic Where Robert De Niro Took Over Al Pacino and Ray Liotta Refused Batman Makes Way to Netflix – TalkOfNews.com

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Martin Scorsese is the master of his craft. No other filmmaker in the world comes even close to the filmography of the Academy award-winning director. His films have not only stood the test of time but somehow gotten better over time. And many of his great films are in collaboration with his dear friend Robert De Niro.

De Niro and Scorsese have given the world some of the most influential films ever. Their collaboration ranges from nine feature films and a short film. All of these nine films are classics. Luckily, one of the greatest among these nines is coming to Netflix.

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese’s exemplary film coming to Netflix

The 1990s was an amazing year for cinema, and it was just elevated by the collaboration of De Niro and Martin. It was the faithful year of 1990 when the duo dropped one of the best gangster films of all time: Goodfellas.

There is no opening scene more iconic than the “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster” from Goodfellas. The film is a powerhouse of great performances, amazing dialogues, and amazing direction.

The film was certainly a dream project for the late actor Ray Liotta. Ray reportedly dropped out of Batman 1989 to be in the crime drama film. He was supposed to play Harvey Dent. Billy Dee Williams later picked up the role.

Where Ray dropped out of a project to be in the film, Al Pacino, on the other hand, rejected it, feeling it would stereotype him.

No matter how things turned out, the film was an absolute success and is one of the best films by Martin Scorsese.

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And now Netflix is bringing Goodfellas to the screens once again.

When is Goodfellas coming to Netflix?

Subscribers of Netflix will be able to stream the movie from the first of July.

Goodfellas is actually an adaptation of the 1985 nonfiction book ‘Wiseguy’ by Pileggi.

Both the film and the book are based on the narrative of Henry Hill. Henry was a former Lucchese crime family associate, who became an FBI informant. The primary characters in the film were all based on real individuals Hill knew.

What do you guys feel about Goodfellas coming to Netflix? Which other Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro films do you want to see on Netflix? Feel free to share your answers with us in the comments.

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Exclusive: Netflix Haunts Joe Keery Fans With “Protect Steve” Billboard, Is He Going To Die In Season 4? – TalkOfNews.com

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Hawkins, a small town of untold stories, is about to reveal its biggest showdown tomorrow on Netflix. Speculations were rife for a while now that an important character will depart in volume 2. Fans have been imploring through tweets and comments that their favorite character might not die aka to protect Steve on the Netflix show, Stranger Things.

However, creators seem to have a different idea about deaths in Stranger Things. They said that the death of a main character is necessary for breaking the emotional grounds this season. Worsening the situation is Netflix’s post on Twitter that is scaring the hell out of fans. Is it an end to the Steve Harrington era? Or there is still hope left for our babysitter? Read on to get all the information if you wish to protect Joe Keery this season.

Clouds of danger are looming on Steve Harrington and Netflix asks fans to protect him

Official Netflix tweeted “AT ALL COSTS!!!” with a billboard image saying ‘Protect Steve,’ leaving people restless. The post has created an uproar on Twitter with fans concerned about Harrington’s fate. The heartbreaking poster is certainly indicating some catastrophe that might leave viewers all teary-eyed. Take a look at the devastating tweet pinned below:

Moreover, the billboard photo seems to depict that Steve will have some gruesome encounter in Upside Down. This is justifiably scaring fans, especially with even Netflix asking Steve to be saved. Steve’s transformation in season 1 from an imbecile to a teenager mom won people’s hearts. And now no one including the co-director Shawn Levy wants him to die.

Unfortunately, fans can only wait until the truth comes out, which will decide the destiny of this brilliant character. For as far as we know Steve’s death is planned by Duffer Brothers because he has become a fan favorite. Therefore, killing him in the deadly volume 2 will leave a deep impact on viewers’ minds. So, they will likely end season 4 with a grand culmination as Noah Schnapp hinted in his interviews.

However, as fans of King Steve, we still don’t want these speculations to be true.

ALSO READ: Stranger Things Creators Warn Fans to Be “Concerned” About Steve Harrington’s Fate in the Upside Down

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Check out the reactions of fans after this haunting post came out on Twitter

Fans are literally going hopeless at the thought of Steve Harrington dying in volume 2. They are ready to trade with any other character to save their babysitter.

ALSO READ: Michael Jackson too Expensive For Stranger Things? Fans Predict Why the “King of Pop” is Missing From The 80s Culture-Heavy Series

Fans are so attached to Joe Keery’s character that they are threatening Netflix but it only shows how much fans got indulged in the show. Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 will be ready to stream tomorrow only on Netflix. What do you think? Does Steve have a lifeline? Or is volume 2 his last ride to the Upside Down? Feel free to add your opinions to the comment box!

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