The Watchlist Whisperer: Indian Documentaries

Jun 11 2024.

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Struggling to navigate the ever-expanding world of streaming services and on-demand content? Feeling lost in a sea of options, unsure of what to watch next? Worry no more, because The Watchlist Whisperer is here to guide you! We'll be your trusted source for must-watch picks, from captivating dramas and laugh-out-loud comedies to thrilling documentaries and thought-provoking films. Consider us your personal concierge for all things screen-worthy. So, grab your remote, settle in, and get ready to discover your next obsession with The Watchlist Whisperer! 

This week, we're taking a spicy trip across the border for a taste of true-crime documentaries from our fascinating neighbour, India. Get ready to delve into hidden gems and chilling mysteries – because sometimes, the truth is stranger than a Bollywood plot twist!
 

Curry & Cyanide: The Jolly Joseph Case

You know those true-crime stories that burrow into your brain? The ones that plaster themselves across the newspapers and leave you shaking your head in disbelief, wondering how something so shocking could happen in real life? The Koodathayi Cyanide killings were definitely one of those for me. Six members of a family in Kerala, India, poisoned one by one with cyanide – and a seemingly ordinary wife, Jolly Joseph, at the centre of it all. The details were horrifying, the mystery captivating. So, when I stumbled upon the trailer for Curry & Cyanide: The Jolly Joseph Case on Netflix, you can bet I hit play faster than you can say "serial killer."

This true-crime docuseries isn't just about reliving the headlines, though. Curry & Cyanide delves deep, offering a chilling exploration of the investigation, the family dynamics, and the lingering questions that continue to plague this tragic case. We get glimpses into the lives of those affected, the police hunt for the truth, and the unsettling enigma that was Jolly Joseph.

If you're looking for a documentary that blends the familiar with the frightening, with a dash of "I remember reading about this" chills, then Curry & Cyanide is a must-watch. It's a haunting reminder that sometimes, the darkest truths can lurk beneath the most ordinary facades. So, grab your popcorn (or maybe something a little less nausea-inducing), and prepare to dive into this unsettling story.


The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth

"Did you murder your daughter, Sheena?" Indrani Mukerjea, the woman accused of an unthinkable crime, stares back defiantly. A smug smile spreads across her face as she delivers a chilling retort: "What a stupid question."
This is your introduction to The Indrani Mukerjea Story on Netflix, a true-crime docuseries that promises to be anything but ordinary. The Sheena Bora murder case in India was a national obsession, a story steeped in darkness and unanswered questions.  The Indrani Mukerjea Story goes beyond the headlines, offering exclusive access and shocking new revelations.

This sets the tone for a docuseries that promises explosive revelations about the Sheena Bora murder case, a story that captivated India with its darkness and unanswered questions. The Indrani Mukerjea Story does offer exclusive access, but some viewers might find the focus skewed.

While the series delves into the disappearance of 25-year-old Sheena Bora and the aftermath, some may feel it spends more time sensationalising the case than offering genuine insights. The narrative explores the investigation and family secrets, but the true question – was Indrani truly responsible? – remains shrouded in ambiguity.
The Indrani Mukerjea Story might leave you wanting more answers, but it undeniably delivers captivating storytelling.

Prepare to be drawn into a complex web, but be aware that the series might prioritise screen time for its central figure over offering a truly balanced perspective. So, if you're looking for a true-crime docuseries with a focus on in-depth analysis, this might not be your top pick. However, if you're intrigued by a sensationalised take on a chilling case, The Indrani Mukerjea Story is still worth a watch. Just remember to keep a critical eye as you delve into this unsettling journey.

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rihaab Mowlana

Rihaab Mowlana is the Deputy Features Editor of Life Plus and a journalist with a passion for crafting captivating narratives. Her expertise lies in feature writing, where she brings a commitment to authenticity and a keen eye for unique perspectives. Follow Rihaab on Twitter & Instagram: @rihaabmowlana


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