Starring R Madhavan, Amit Sadh
As if the troubles over Padmaavat and the barrage of flops were not enough, Breathe the thriller-drama webseries from Amazon which premiered on January 26, gives Bollywood more reason to worry. It is a thriller so riveting in design, and so cunningly executed that you would never feel the weight of the manipulation that carries us from episode to episode.
I was hooked from the word go, when in a preamble that rivals the opening montage of the James Bond films—spoiler ahead–a young girl is seen wrapping her head with plastic to commit suicide on camera.
It’s an astounding opening to a cat-and-mouse thriller packaged and executed with the panache and precocity of a Clint Eastwoood cops-and-robbers films, replete with dialogues that embrace colloquialism and conceits without filtering, but with more time to let the characters and grow…and well, breathe…than allowed in a feature film.