Web series: Scoop
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Imdb rating: 7.8/10
My rating: 8/10
Review by: Aqib Raza
Scoop is streaming on Netflix released on 2nd June 2023. Storyline is based on Jigna Vora’s book Behind Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison.book
The 6 episode show captures our attention with its gripping story. It sheds light on the harsh reality of seeking the truth.
Scoop is an item of news reported by one journalist or news organization before others. It is of exceptional originality, importance, surprise, excitement, or secrecy.
Scoop, is much much more than just this accusation case. Scoop is actually a journalism thriller which takes you into the rather sensitive yet tainted world of journalism.
In the world of journalism, there is so much cut throat competition that even your faithfuls can turn against you. We get to see different types of editorial companies that verify facts before publishing news. The ones that simply break a story without verifying facts just to get the front page.
Scoop doesn’t hate journalists, nor does it want you to. It respects the profession and acknowledges the dangers involved. But it also points its finger at the increasingly volatile scenario of the current trend of controversy-happy, clickbait journalism. There is no time for truth, only views. Less facts, more gossip. All part and parcel of the hustle.
Scoop is gripping, thought-provoking work-right down to its bone-chilling final credits. It is brought together by a director in full command of his craft. All reports need evidence, while some mostly need courage.
After Scam 92 this is another hansal mehta Masterpiece. Excellent story telling that keeps you engaged with stellar performances by Karishma tanna, Zeeshan ayyub, Deven Bhojani, Prasenjit, Harman Baweja and many other class actors.
Karishma Tanna proved that she is much more than her glamorous and beautiful looks while Zeeshan Ayub was spell bounding as Imran as well as the pivotal actor in the show.
If you like hard-hitting dramas based on real life, it is a must watch…
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