Sunday, September 20, 2020

​​BARD OF BLOOD (2019)

 A High-Octane thriller and Melo-Drama

VR Critique Meter: 3.75/5


  • Premiered Date: 27th September 2019
  • No of Seasons: 1
  • No of Episodes: 7
  • Runtime: 45mins per episode
  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama.
  • Language: Hindi
  • Dubbed: Yes, English, Hindi, Tamil
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Streaming Portal: Netflix


Bard of Blood (BOB) is based on the novel in the same name written by Bilal Siddiqi. The series was produced under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment owned by Shah Rukh Khan. The series is of seven episodes with 45mins of runtime. BOB is a highly powered spying thriller.



The story of BOB revolves around four Indian operatives captured by the Taliban after working behind enemy lines. Sadiq Shaikh, director of operations in Indian intelligence, trying to rescue them from the enemy hands, but he was mysteriously murdered by the enemy. Kabir Anand (Emraan Hashmi) who was unhappy and devastated on his friend's death reluctantly pulled back to rescue his agents from the enemy lines. Mullah Khalid, supreme head of the Taliban who was said to be the next Osama Bin Laden is in a hideout in the sands of Pakistan, many countries including the United States were in the search of him. Since the Indian government not approved for the mission, Kabir along with Isha Kanna (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Veer Singh (Vineet Kumar) going on an espionage mission to save their agents. 


Meanwhile, The Indian agents are under Mullah’s custody. ISA agent of Pakistan Tanveer Shehzaad (Jaideep Ahlawat) trying to take the control of the rogue agents from the Mullah for using them to stop the Indo-China summit. 


What happens next? Does Kabir save their agents? Does Mullah got caught? Is the remaining part of the series.



The episodes are engaging in every stage. When Kabir was called for the mission, he recalls what happened when he was on the same mission as an Indian operative along with his friend. The death of his friend on the mission made him down and devastated. So, He plans to take revenge as well to honor his friend’s soul. Isha, a bold Indian intelligence operative who was desperate to go to the field for work but it was being rejected. The duo was family to the director of operations Sadiq Shaikh, on his death and the government, didn’t want to save their operatives due to the heavy risk involved, the duo and Veer Singh who was in an undercover operation plans to rescue.


The backstory of Kabir was really good and engaging. BOB goes all out in this respect too, with explosions, gunfights, and well-choreographed bar brawls showcasing this in all its glory. It takes many influential action films and shows over the years and adds a unique Hindi flavor to proceedings, boasting a very capable and entertaining series.


Limited characters make the series more intriguing, some of the characterizations are very light made some weak on the ambitious plot. There’s no denying that the action itself and the execution of that is second to none.


The series shows the hop between India and Pakistan. it does very well without deviating the engagement part. Thanks to the trio for their impeccable performance which holds the story very well. The cinematography was really spellbinding, the places are really beautiful. The music was fascinating which traveled along with the screenplay. 


If you’re a fan of action thrillers and fancy something high power and full of excitement, BOB worth checking out. Few melodrama scenes make boredom but with plenty of action sequences and some nicely implemented plot ideas keep things interesting.


VR Critique Meter: 3.75/5



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