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Taj Mahal 1989 And Ghost Stories: Two Unusual Netflix Films That Are Worth Revisiting

Taj Mahal 1989 And Ghost Stories: Two Unusual Netflix Films That Are Worth Revisiting

TAJ MAHAL 1989: As a 40-plus couple trapped in a stagnant marriage, the redoubtable Geetanjali Kulkarni and Neeraj Kabi are effective performers. Characters routinely turn to the camera to talk to us, thereby creating an annoying distraction, something like Brecht meets Balajee. The amalgamation of nostalgia and socio-political relevance is self conscious. Till the end when the intellectual poseur Akhtar Baig (Neeraj Kabi) takes his disgruntled wife Sarita (Geetanjali Kulkrani) on a much-delayed honeymoon to Agra, I was trying to decode the significance of the series, beyond attempts to recreate Lucknow in 1989 with nothing more than the most basic tools of periodicity.

We also meet another couple, Sudhakar (Danish Hussain) and Mumtaz (Sheeba Chadha)…

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