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TV Review : On Air with AIB

Title : On Air with AIB Language : Hindi/English Year : 2015 Content creators : All India Bakchod Genre : Comedy, Satire, Current Affairs, Adult Comedy IMDB Link Watch the show online on Hotspot Presented By :  Rohan Joshi, Tanmay Bhat, Ashish Shakya and Gursimran Khamba Before reviewing On Air with AIB, let us have a prologue on All India Bakchod, or AIB as they are popularly known. AIB is a group of stand up comedians who started as a YouTube channel, using humor effectively to highlight matters of significance, explaining things in very simple manner so as laymen could grasp stuff. One prominent example is when they did a video explaining the concepts of net neutrality and urged the audience to file petitions to TRAI. Though they had a niche audience for their videos, AIB got real famous after their Roast program, which drew flak from public for its explicit content. Coming back to On Air with AIB, this is a TV series they launched last year. Season one completed

TV Review : Sherlock - The Abominable Bride

Title : Sherlock - The Abominable Bride Language : English Year : 2016 Director : Douglas Mackinnon Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery IMDB Link Watch trailer on Youtube Lead Role :  Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs After almost two years of baited anticipation, the hat detective and his doctor friend is back, this time in what apparently is a time twisting episode, as the plot unravels itself in the nineteenth century. Sherlock fans, do not be disheartened. The times may have changed, horse carts may have replaced motor cars and certain socio-political situations might be from the past, but the super confident-arrogant nature of Mr. Holmes and the helpful, concerned and rebuking nature of the good old Watson remain intact in this "special" episode. Though this is an off-episode, I would advise you to watch the first three seasons before you watch this (if you have not watched already). So, what is the abominable bride all about? To be short and no

Movie Review : Departures

Title : Departures Language : Japanese Year : 2008 Director : Yôjirô Takita Genre : Drama, Music IMDB Link Watch trailer on Youtube Lead Role :  Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki The concepts of birth, life and death have always fascinated the imaginations of human beings. Though the scientific base to the theory is debatable, most religions around the globe preaches of an afterlife after death. Hence, when someone passes away, it is the duty of his family and friends to make sure he reaches the other world safely. In this regard, funeral ceremonies are very elaborate and pious. The astounding  pyramids of Egypt bear testimony to the fact that most of us considers death as a passage rather than the end. However, the persons entrusted with the role of preparing the deceased in their journey to the next world do not often get the deserved attention in the society. 2008 Academy Award winner (for the best foreign language film) Departures tell the tales of one suc