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Bard of Blood Review, A Serious But Weak Espionage Drama

Bard of Blood Review
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Bard of Blood web series is based on the 2015 espionage novel of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi. He wrote the novel at the age of 20 during his college days in Mumbai and it was published by Penguin books.

An ex-IIW agent code-named Adonis aka Kabir Anand (Emraan Hashmi) revisiting Balochistan where he lost his love and partner five years ago, for rescuing four Indian spies from the Taliban group and ISA. While IIW (Indian Intelligence Wing) had no option to aid the mission, three of the best agents entered the enemy territory in their own patriotic interest even without expecting support from the agency.

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Many lives are at stake, will Kabir Anand and his team manage to rescue three Indian Spy? What makes Kabir revisiting Balochistan where he had lost everything 5 years back? Watch Bard of Blood Web Series exclusively on Netflix now.

Bard of Blood Web Series Credits

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta
Casting: Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari, Abhishekh Khan
Production: Red Chillies Entertainment
Genre: Action Espionage Thriller
Maturity Level: 16+
Availability: Netflix (OTT Platform)
Released on: 27 September 2019

Our Opinion

Bard of Blood is a pretty straightforward web series. The script and directions just felt adequate, not super-impressive. I personally did not like storytelling mainly the covertness of a spy was missing. The seven episodes of this series were tidy but with a lot of exaggerated emotions, especially with Kabir Anand’s character. In the first episode, Kabir Anand was showcased as one of the best agents of the agency, his work was being used for influencing trainees but later when we saw him in action, he does not felt that good.

The entire cast did decent enough to make it consumable. Emraan Hashi and Kirt Kulhari managed to outperform others though. To my surprise, the entire series does not have a single comedy scene and lacks maturity too which makes this series a little boring.

Comparing Bard of Blood with a similar genre web series, The Family Man, later one felt way more enjoyable and engaging due to neat script, maturity, and on-point use of emotions.

It is not like Bard of Blood is trash, don’t get me wrong, rather there are many serious viewers who just love actions, thrill or espionage things, they will love it. Truly speaking, I would have rated it 4 out 5, if I missed “The Family Man” (review here).

Overall, in our Bard of Blood Web Series review, we would like to rate this series 3 stars out of 5. If you enjoy watching action, crime, suspense then this series is for you. Otherwise, you may consider to binge-watch it. By the ending, we can predict that season 2 is on the way. Let us just hope this time they make it more enjoyable.

What’s your opinion, do we share the same thought? Let us know in the comment section.

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