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Bard of Blood 

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Political espionage thriller based on "Bard of Blood," by Bilal Siddiqi.
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Series cast summary:
Emraan Hashmi ...  Kabir Anand 7 episodes, 2019
Sobhita Dhulipala ...  Isha Khanna 7 episodes, 2019
Jaideep Ahlawat ...  Tanveer Shehzaad 7 episodes, 2019
Shishir Sharma ...  Arun Joshi 7 episodes, 2019
Vineet Kumar Singh ...  Veer Singh 6 episodes, 2019
Danish Husain ...  Mullah Khalid 6 episodes, 2019
Sahiba Bali Sahiba Bali ...  Abida 6 episodes, 2019
Asheish Nijhawan Asheish Nijhawan ...  Aftab Khalid 6 episodes, 2019
Amit Bimrot Amit Bimrot ...  Nihar Gupta 6 episodes, 2019
Viineet Kumar Viineet Kumar ...  Veer Singh 6 episodes, 2019
Abhishekh Khan Abhishekh Khan ...  Nusrat Marri 5 episodes, 2019
Shamaun Ahmed ...  Qasim Baloch 5 episodes, 2019
Jaideep Ahlawat Jaideep Ahlawat ...  Tanveer Shehzaad 5 episodes, 2019
Shishir Sharma Shishir Sharma ...  Arun Joshi 5 episodes, 2019
Kirti Kulhari ...  Jannat Marri 4 episodes, 2019
Shruti Marathe ...  Neeta 4 episodes, 2019
Ankit Hans Ankit Hans ...  Kuldeep 4 episodes, 2019
Vikas Shukla Vikas Shukla ...  Aditya 4 episodes, 2019
Danish Hussain Danish Hussain ...  Mullah Khalid 4 episodes, 2019
Rajit Kapoor ...  Sadiq Shaikh 3 episodes, 2019
Sohum Shah ...  Vikramjit Singh 3 episodes, 2019
Akshat Chopra Akshat Chopra ...  Samar Sharma 3 episodes, 2019


Follows four Indian intelligence officers belonging to the Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) who are compromised, before they can relay an important piece of information to India. They get captured and are about to be decapitated. The stakes are high. Back in India, the intelligence veteran Sadiq Sheikh, the handler of the captured agents, realizes he must spearhead a clandestine mission to rescue his men. He reaches out to a former spy and now professor of Shakespeare, Kabir Anand - a man who knows the terrain and politics of Balochistan inside out. Kabir must connect the dots from the cryptic information that he has at his disposal. The only way for Kabir to get the answers is to embark upon a dangerous journey and complete unfinished business.

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Good but not great!
27 September 2019 | by rathirishabh93See all my reviews

Bard of Blood is a political espionage thriller that is based on a book with the same name by Bilal Siddiqi.

Produced by SRK's Red Chiilies Entertainment, this Netflix original stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead role supported beautifully by Vineet Singh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jaideep Ahlawat and others.

The story is good however, the execution is not very great. It has been shot delightfully even though the narrative is confusing for some parts. A surprise element towards the end saves it for the otherwise lack of grip in the script. The hand to hand combat sequences are nice though. I, for some reason binge watched the whole season that has 7 episodes of 45 min each.

Emraan Hashmi is a great actor and he carries himself nicely as Kabir Anand (I wonder why every other spy is called by this name). Sobhita Dhulipala is equally good while Vineet Singh struggles a bit with the Punjabi accent but is good overall. The rest of the cast is on point.

Had there been a less convoluted transition of events, this would have been at par with the other series, say "The Family Man". It is good if not great!

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