Shah Rukh Khan’s second web series Betaal has released on Netflix today. SHAH RUKH KHAN’S ZOMBIE THRILLER BETAAL TV Series looks a Refreshing TV Show.
SHAH RUKH KHAN’S ZOMBIE THRILLER BETAAL REVIEW & PUBLIC REACTIONS
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s second web series Betaal has released on Netflix today and fans have already given it a big thumbs up. The series shows a heart-racing battle between the CIPD (Counter Insurgency Police Department), and a battalion of zombie redcoats led by a two-century-old Betaal
Shah Rukh Khan’s second web series Betaal Details
Evil is eternal. From the makers of ‘Get Out’, ‘Insidious’, ‘Bard of Blood’ and ‘Ghoul’ comes another boundary-pushing and genre-elevating horror series. While on a mission to displace the natives of Campa forest in order to build a highway, Sirohi and his squad unwittingly unleash the curse of Betaal mountain that wreaks havoc on the people and threatens to end civilization as we know it.
Shah Rukh Khan’s second web series Betaal Cast
Starring Viineet Kumar Singh (Mukkabaaz and Bard of Blood), Jitendra Joshi (Sacred Games), Aahana Kumra (Lipstick Under My Burkha), and Suchitra Pillai (Dil Chahta Hai), and written and directed by Patrick Graham (Ghoul) and Nikhil Mahajan.
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Betaal Review: Shah Rukh Khan’s Second Netflix Series Fails to Thrill
Betaal — the four-part Netflix original that has Shah Rukh Khan as an uncredited producer — has been marketed as the first Indian series with zombies. Except they aren’t exactly zombies. Sure, they love to bite and turn humans to their cause. But they don’t pursue their prey rabidly. Instead, Betaal’s undead operate at the behest of their leader, who can command them and speak through them. After resurrection, the infected remember who they were and talk lucidly. Betaal adds an Indian touch to this as well, with the undead unable to walk past a combination of turmeric, salt, and ash.
Those are welcome updates in the overdone zombie genre. Unfortunately, Betaal doesn’t carry that spirit over to the rest of the Netflix series.
Review at Gadgets NDTV
Betaal review: Shah Rukh Khan’s Netflix zombie show is dead on arrival
Betaal review: Shah Rukh Khan’s second Netflix series, a zombie horror starring Viineet Kumar Singh and Aahana Kumra, is just as disappointing as his first, Bard of Blood.
Creator – Patrick Graham
Cast – Viineet Kumar, Aahana Kumra, Jitendra Joshi, Suchitra Pillai
It is customary for Indian film productions to conduct a ‘mahurat shot’ — a largely ceremonial practise — before beginning a shoot. The actors and crew are gathered, a ‘pandit’ is summoned, and a quick ‘pooja’ is performed to ensure a smooth production, excellent reviews and a big box office. Whether or not there was one here, Netflix should’ve prayed harder, because its latest Indian offering, Betaal, is yet another high-profile misfire from the streaming service in desperate need for a resurrection.
Review at HT Times
Betaal review: Netflix zombie series is neither scary nor thematic enough to be a truly immersive experience
They always make the same mistake with genre entertainment.
Here, “they” represents a production house/streaming giant that thinks they will be the one to “mainstream” a genre that has traditionally never been able to rise above its niche foothold in India. The genre in question is zombie thrillers, and today, we’re talking about the high-stakes Netflix zombie thriller Betaal, co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Blumhouse Television (Get Out, Sinister, Split, Insidious series etc). The legacy practically writes itself.
Unfortunately, in a bid to make a zombie thriller series more palatable to vast audience, Betaal, directed by Patrick Graham (of Ghoul fame), neither sticks to tried and tested thrills that Blumhouse is known for, nor is able to dive into Indian folklore the way Tumbadd did, leaving it in some weird kind of content limbo.