Archive for authorPratikshya Mishra

A journalist (when I'm trying) and a content creator (when I'm lying to myself) waiting to move in with someone so I can adopt many, many cats. If I could swallow a rainbow, I would. I love everything to do with entertainment, gender, and sexuality.

Amazon Original’s “Paatal Lok”, A Show With Flawed Characters With Varying Shades Of Privilege.

Paatal Lok explores the crime thriller genre brilliantly with its fast paced storytelling and the way it managed to sew together the loose ends with its climax, even if I say so myself. However, the show’s actual intrigue comes from its critique of the Indian polity. It attempts to comment on the prevailing caste hierarchy, Islamophobia, and transphobia in the country.