Saturday, April 6, 2019

Review: Criminal Justice - Episode 1 - Once Upon a Night


Screen grab from Hotstar

This first episode of the new series Criminal Justice that is being widely promoted these days by Hotstar is an intense one. But even with it’s intensity, the character of Pankaj Tripathi brings a fresh air of calmness and also lightness in the setup towards the very end of the episode. This for me was the highlight of the episode as I believe the show is going to evolve around this character a lot.
Overall, this is a promising first episode of the series and if we compare it with other popular series that came on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, this is also less violent and less abusive. Though the right remains with the creator, as a viewer I don’t know what makes the makers think that we are in love with crude violence.