NFLX2019 October 18th: Upstarts

Upstarts. Udai Singh Pawar. 2019. ☆☆★★★★

Indian movie. Hopefully it’s a comedy, because the serious Indian Netflix movies have been pretty dire.

Oh, darn. It’s a dramedy.

I think!

My initial thought was that this movie made fun up start-up culture and apps and stuff… but… perhaps it’s serious?

If it’s the latter, this is the stupidest movie ever. If it’s the former, the parody is so broad that it’s a bit on the embarrassing side. On the plus side, it’s a very professional-seeming movie. It looks and sounds nice and the actors deliver their moronic lines with conviction.

[time passes]

It’s not a parody.

Oh:

Upstarts is an upcoming Indian comedy-drama film directed by Udai Singh Pawar and Produced by Janani Ravichandran and Jawahar Sharma. […] Upstart was announced last year by Netflix among the nine films to be made by them.

So Netflix is ordering these movies by the dozens? Makes sense; they need to pad their library, I guess. Why anybody would want to watch these movies is another thing, but perhaps there’ll be a sufficient number of people from that area that puts the movie on by mistake and forget to switch it off to make it worthwhile.

This post is part of the NFLX2019 blog series.

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