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Movie review: Bulbbul – an intensely dark tale.

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Bulbbul is a new movie that is streaming on Netflix. It is also in the ‘top 10 recommended’ movies or shows on Netflix. Bulbbul is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language film, written and directed by Anvita Dutt. Produced by Anushka Sharma’s production house, ‘Clean Slate Films’ and Karnesh Sharma, the film launches new and upcoming stars like Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Paoli Dam, Rahul Bose, and Parambrata Chattopadhyay.

Bulbbul has been in the news a lot lately, mostly because of controversy and certain offensive content in the film. Bulbbul is an extremely dark and gripping tale. It is very unique as compared to most other films on Netflix. No wonder it’s on the top 10 but everyone has their choice and so there are many negative reviews of this movie.

So let’s go about with the plot. Bulbbul is a supernatural tale set in the Bengal province back when India was being ruled by the British. We know this from the text that flashes right when the movie is about to begin. The text read “1881, Bengal Presidency”. The tale is basically about a ‘chudail’ or as it’s English translate “demon-woman”, who rises from the dead after an unnatural death. And just like any other chudail, the demon woman mentioned here too has inverted legs.

The first scene shows a young Bulbbul who’s getting married to Indranil, who is much older to her. While on the other hand, Bulbbul is the only one convinced that she is married to Satyajeet, Indranil’s younger brother who is almost the same age as Bulbbul.

The film is then fast-forwarded two decades when nothing is the same. What changes is something you should check out? The script is a little weak but the acting is meticulous. Everyone has played their party extremely well. It’s a one time watch according to me, you must check it out this weekend.