STAY IN-TERTAINED: Tahir Raj Bhasin has some entertaining OTT recommendations for home-bound fans

Updated: May 02, 2020, 07:59 | Anshul Vipat
  • Tahir Raj Bhasin, Coronavirus

    I have watched everything that was pending on my must-watch list over the years," says Tahir Raj Bhasin in an exclusive interview to mid-day, echoing the sentiment of many who have turned to digital entertainment to escape the lockdown boredom. A movie aficionado, the actor has been making the most of the stay-at-home period by acquainting himself with his favourite shows. Want to know what are they?

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  • Shoplifters, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Coronavirus

    Shoplifters: "My first recommendation would be Shoplifters on Netflix. It's a 2018 Japanese drama by Hirokazu Koreeda that traces the story of a dysfunctional family. It has a slow pace, but the lockdown is the perfect time to widen your horizon when it comes to movie consumption," says Bhasin.

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  • The Wire, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Coronavirus

    The Wire: For those fascinated by crime thrillers like he is, the actor has a suggestion. "The 2002 HBO series, The Wire, was the first show that I had binged on. It was the first time that film budgets [were commissioned] for long-format storytelling on television, making it a path-breaking series", says Tahir.

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  • Borgen, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Coronavirus

    Borgen: "Being a fan of House of Cards, I revisited Borgen, the Danish political thriller that is said to be the inspiration for the American drama", says the Mardaani actor. The three-series drama first premiered in 2010.

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  • Love Death + Robots, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Coronavirus

    Love Death + Robots: Love Death + Robots is an American adult animated anthology web television series that premiered in March 2015. The cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Chris Parnell, Omid Abtahi, John DiMaggio and Christine Adams.

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  • Stalker, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Coronavirus

    Stalker: The movie that left an indelible impact on his mind was Tarkovsky's sci-fi offering, Stalker (1979). "It's available on YouTube. In Stalker, Tarkovsky is talking about an apocalyptic world where there are few human beings around and they have to stay away from each other. I was able to relate to it as it almost mirrors our current situation", says Bhasin.

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Tahir Raj Bhasin who has been confined to his home since the announcement of lockdown. He is exploring the digital space. Here are the shows that help Tahir Raj Basin kill his boredom.