Bard Of Blood Web Series Review: Emraan Hashmi's heroic acts will keep you hooked

Updated: Sep 26, 2019, 10:13 IST | Pratiksha Mestry | Mumbai

Latest web series Bard Of Blood gained attention for all the right reasons, courtesy: Shah Rukh Khan's co-production and the team Netflix. Emraan Hashmi-starrer action drama will hit the web on September 27

Emraan Hashmi on Bard of Blood poster/picture courtesy: Emraan Hashmi's Instagram account
Emraan Hashmi on Bard of Blood poster/picture courtesy: Emraan Hashmi's Instagram account

Bard Of Blood
Streaming On: Netflix
Director: Ribhu Dasgupta
Episodes: 7
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Viineet Kumar
Rating: rating

Starring Emraan Hashmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Viineet Kumar, Kirti Kulhari and Jaideep Ahlawat, this action drama directed by Ribhu Dasgupta is based on Bilal Siddiqui's book by the same name. But in this adaptation, one would fail to relate entirely as this is nothing but what we have seen in Jack Ryan and American series Homeland. If one is a hardcore spy-thriller lover and enjoys gorging on such stories, Bard Of Blood has nothing new to give you.

The series has it all, a great cast, impeccable dramatic scenes, and a gritty storyline, but it starts falling flat after three episodes. With high and low nodes, as the show runs further, each episode will surely keep you hooked to switch on to the next one. After the first three episodes, Bard Of Blood turns into a redundant action-adventure drama. Every episode will introduce you to new characters which acts nothing but a restart to the predictable storyline.

Watch the trailer of Emraan Hashmi-starrer Bard Of Blood here:

The first episode will give you a glimpse of what's going to happen in the next six episodes. An ex-RAW agent, Kabir Anand, played by Emraan Hashmi, with a codename Adonis, leads a normal life as a literature teacher, reason? To overcome the guilt from his past life as a spy. Fast-forward to the current day, a sudden incident makes him go on an undercover assignment to rescue three Indian spies from Balochistan, along with Isha Khanna, played by Sobhita Dhulipala. While Isha has her own issues that she is struggling with, not on the field, in regards to gender bias at work. The entire agenda to prove her worth in the patriarchal society of army and intelligence runs parallelly along the journey to save the country. Their entire journey, Mumbai-Dubai-Quetta, in search of the answers and also to save the country, leads them to take decisions like any other agent of popular spy-thrillers.

Viineet Kumar Singh's character Veer, also an undercover agent living in Pakistan for seven years, yearns to meet his family back in Punjab, but after completing every assignment, all he gets is a new date to return to his homeland. But working with Kabir Anand and Isha Khanna on this mission gives him hope to meet his mother. While saving the country is one of the many storylines in this series, the makers have also brought to light sex slavery.

What stands out in this character-driven series with multiple narratives is Emraan Hashmi's acting. His character, who feels ordinary, wishes happiness like any other being, also desires to save his country, as a responsible citizen, and also an army man. His heroic stance will leave you nothing but proud. Sobhita too has done justice to her role, and to look at her non-glamorous avatar after playing an elite in Made In Heaven, the actress is a star of her own in the series! We all have seen Viineet Kumar in Mukkabaaz, and without any doubt, Veer's manipulative talks will make you believe in his smart tactics. Though Jaideep Ahlawat and Kirti Kulhari don't have much to showcase in the series, their on and off on-screen appearance fits perfect in this action drama. Every episode ending with a cliffhanger makes Bard Of Blood a binge-watch over the weekend.

Also Read: Emraan Hashmi on digital debut with Bard of Blood: Can try experimental ideas on this platform

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    Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies is producing the Bard of Blood on Netflix, which also marks the debut of actor Emraan Hashmi in the web series' genre. A special screening of the show was hosted at a multiplex in Lower Parel, Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah

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    Emraan Hashmi looked dapper in his blue suit as he arrived at the special screening of his show Bard Of Blood. The show is based on Bilal Siddiqui's book by the same name and the show is set against the backdrop of the Indian sub-continent.

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    The multi-lingual series, Bard Of Blood, will tell the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand who is recalled from his new life as a professor in Panchgani to save his country and long-lost love.

    In picture: Kirti Kulhari wore a mustard yellow and blue pantsuit, which she paired with white pumps.

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    Speaking about Bard of Blood, Emraan had told mid-day, "It's like shooting three films simultaneously. We have seven episodes, each 45-minute-long. We are catering to 190 countries; so, the concept of 'Indianising' things doesn't apply here. It has to be real; it can't be illogical and jingoistic like most of our films."

    In picture: Sobhita Dhulipala wore a belted metallic co-ord set for the special screening of her show Bard Of Blood in Lower Parel.

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    Bobby Deol sported an animal printed shirt and black denim as he arrived at the special screening of Bard Of Blood in Lower Parel.

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    Super 30 actress Mrunal Thakur was all smile as she arrived for the special screening of Bard Of Blood at a multiplex in Lower Parel.

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    Sahher Bambba, who recently made her Bollywood debut with Karan Deol in Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, also attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood.

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    Shriya Pilgaonkar wore a blue pantsuit as she attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood at a multiplex in Lower Parel.

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    Shruti Marathe, who is also part of Bard Of Blood, arrived for the special screening of the Netflix show in Lower Parel.

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    Suchitra Pillai along with a friend attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood in Lower Parel.

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    Sacred Games star and Marathi actor Jitendra Joshi also attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood at a popular multiplex in Lower Parel.

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    Tahir Bhasin also attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood at a popular multiplex in Lower Parel.

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    Viineet Kumar, who is also part of Bard Of Blood, looked dapper in his grey and white checkered suit as the special screening of the show.

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    Boman Irani was all smile as he posed for the photographers at Bard Of Blood screening.

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    Vikramaditya Motwane and wife Ishika Mohan also attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood.

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    Vivaan Shah at the special screening of Bard Of Blood in Lower Parel.

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    Emraan Hashmi with Kirti Kulhari and Sobhita Dhulipala pose for the photographers at Bard Of Blood screening.

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    Shah Rukh Khan poses with the cast and crew of Bard Of Blood at a multiplex in Lower Parel. It will launch on September 27.

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