Exclusive: 6 favourite shows filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar recommends to watch on streaming platforms
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Exclusive: 6 favourite shows filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar recommends you to watch on streaming platforms

Bejoy Nambiar, who is excited about Navarasa, which is releasing on Netflix on August 6, lists out some of his favourite shows on digital platforms

Thinkal Menon
Aug 06, 2021
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Bejoy Nambiar

Director Bejoy Nambiar, who shot to fame with the Bollywood flick Shaitan, made his digital debut with Flip a couple of years ago. The filmmaker, who has made films in three languages, is ready with Edhiri, a segment of the Tamil anthology, titled Navarasa, which is presented by his mentor Mani Ratnam, along with Jayendra Panchapakesan. Edhiri, which touches upon the emotion 'compassion' stars Prakash Raj, Revathi and Vijay Sethupathi. 

Bejoy, who spoke in detail about the plethora of opportunities digital platforms provide with regard to narrating different kinds of stories in an earlier interview with OTTplay, lists out some of his favourite series from the popular OTT avenues. He said, "There are so many of them, but I can name a few which really kept me completely engaged." .


One of the most popular series loved by people from different age groups across the world, the historical drama, streaming on Netflix, is about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created by Peter Morgan. All the four seasons of Crown received praises from critics for its performances and technical aspects, including cinematography and production values. However, the series received criticism with regard to inaccuracies in the fourth season.


Created by Noah Hawley, the series which has released four episodes till now, streaming on Netflix, has won numerous awards and appreciations from critics. The series, which has huge number of fans across the world, was first aired in 2014. Fargo's first season was set in Minnesota and North Dakota in the years 2006 and 2007 while the last season was set in Kansas City, Missouri in the '50s. Hawley had said recently that he is planning to end the show with its fifth season. 


An American dark comedy television series created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader, it stars the latter in the lead, who plays a hitman from Cleveland who travels to Los Angeles to finish off someone. How his life witnesses a slew of changes forms the plot of the series. Barry, which has had two seasons, have received critical acclaim for its screenplay, comedy, intriguing characters and performances. It is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Sacred Games

The crime thriller, based on Vikram Chandra's novel of the same name, starred Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi among others in pivotal roles. The first season of the series, which is streaming on Netflix, opened to a rousing reception, thanks to its gripping screenplay and captivating performances from every artiste. The second season, however, didn't meet the humungous expectations, but some of the characters and dialogues became instantly popular, though.       

Paatal Lok

This riveting thriller, which starred Jaideep Ahlawat, Gul Panag and Neeraj Kabi in lead roles, opened to fantastic reviews as soon as it was released on Amazon Prime Video. The series received eight nominations at the inaugural Filmfare OTT Awards and went on to win five awards. Though the series courted controversy because of the topics it touched, the realistic portrayal of politics in today's society won the hearts of the audience.  


This comedy drama, created by Sumukhi Suresh, who also played the titular role in it, had both its seasons receiving a thumbs up from critics and viewers alike. Currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video, the series which had Naveen Richard, Kenny Sebastian and others in crucial roles, touches upon the various complex situations Pushpavalli goes through in her personal and professional life.    

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