Hey there! Welcome to another special podcast List hai toh hit hai, this is your host Nikhil with you.
In today’s podcast I would be taking you through my list of films and TV shows that redefined satire on OTT platforms. Today's podcast is an awesome journey into the world of satire.
The film and television industry has always been used as a medium for delivering the socio-political messages of the society. Playwrights such as John Marston, Thomas Middleton, and William Shakespeare used satire as tools to rhetorically provide information on the issues in a society. Film and television have also adopted this approach even though the commercial viability has toned it in some ways. However, there are quite a good number of films and TV shows that have managed to become critical and commercial hits. The following is a list which takes you through some of the best satires available on the streaming platforms.
First up on my list
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
This 2006 film is written by Sacha Baron Cohen, a master when it comes to making satires, focuses on anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and far-right nationalism, in which he stars as the titular character. The film is a mockumentary about a Kazakh journalist and his team who visit America to create a documentary. Also, a sequel, Borat Subsequent Movie Film, was released in 2020 with Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat.
We at OTTplay have given this flick a 7.7 rating and watch it on Youtube, Google Play Movies and Disney + Hotstar
The Interview stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as a TV journalist and producer respectively who are offered a chance to Interview the dictator of North Korea, while the CIA has plans to assassinate him in the process. This film is a political satire on the tyrannical rule of Kim Jong-Un in North Korea, backed up with plenty of humour and action by, and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.
You could catch this film on Itunes and Zee5
This film starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, directed by David Fincher, was not a commercial success upon its theatrical release. Over the years, the film has attained a cult status and is now regarded as one of the finest films ever made. The film is a satire on hypermasculinity and consumer capitalism and is based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk.
We at OTTplay have given it a 9.1 and watch this flick on numerous OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Youtube , Voot and Google Play Movies
Hot Fuzz is a parody of a buddy cop action film set in a quaint town in England. It is a satire on anti-immigration and xenophobia. The film is the second part of the trilogy from the Three Flavours Cornetto Anthology films directed by Edgar Wright starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The first film Shaun of the Dead is a zombie parody and the third film, At the World’s End, is an alien invasion parody.
This flick has an OTT rating of 7.9 and watch it on Youtube, Google Play Movies and Itunes.
Receiving the Academy Award winner for Best Animated Film of the Year 2009, Disney Pixar’s Wall- E was directed by Andrew Stanton. The movie was universally acclaimed and a narrative satire on human civilization and how it is turning Earth to an inhospitable planet.
We at OTTplay have rated it a 8.5 and watch it streaming on Disney + Hotstar and Jio
The film is a satire on the glorification of war and the very idea of a war hero, starring Christoph Waltz, Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brūhl, Mélanie Laurent, and Michael Fassbender. The film is a masterclass in editing with stellar performances by the actors. Waltz’s performance as portrayal of SS colonel Hans Landa earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
This super blockbuster flick gets an 8.4 rating from us at OTTplay and is streaming exclusively on Netflix.
This underrated gem from Netflix’s long list of original content is an animated dark-comedy series. Will Arnett’s portrayal of the titular character is a mix of funny and depressing. The core theme of the show is a critique or a satire on the celebrity lifestyle in LA. The story is set in a universe where animals and humans coexist in society as equals, or almost equals.
We at OTTplay have rated it whooping 9.0 and catch it exclusively on Netflix
This TV series is one of the most popular shows on Netflix after completing six successful seasons, a winner of nine Emmy awards, the comedy-drama was a sleeper hit. Eugene Levy and Dan Levy, who are the executive producers, also starred as primary characters alongside Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy. The four main cast won them Emmy awards for their performances. The show is a satire on social classes and modern-day influencer lifestyle.
This show comes with an OTTplay rating of 8.7 and watch it streaming exclusively on Netflix.
Alright thats a wrap of this special theme based podcast List hai toh hit hai , I shall be back with another podcast pretty soon , until next time this is your host Nikhil signing off
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