Netflix’s Bard of Blood: Check Out the Social Media Reactions For The New Spy Thriller Series
Netflix’s new show Bard of Blood, starring Emraan Hashmi in the lead role, premiered on 27th September. Here’s how viewers are reacting to the show on social media.
Bard of Blood is finally available for streaming on Netflix The new original spy thriller series, produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, is based on Bilal Siddiqui's book of the same and follows a fictional rescue mission conducted by Indian spies in Balochistan, Pakistan. The makers of the show have said the show is not trying to make any political statements but should be enjoyed as a thriller-adventure story. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, Bard of Blood stars Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Shobita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari, and Jaideep Ahlawat in the lead roles. It has received largely positive reviews from critics and is also receiving mostly great feedback from its viewers. See below:
Many viewers absolutely loved the suspense. Shubh Gupta (@Shubhgupta4you) wrote, “Jst finished #BardOfBlood ! Just want to say what a masterpiece it is Indian web series is just improving with it's time and this one is mindblowing! Ended season 1 on truly high note surely waiting for 2nd season now. #BardOfBloodReview"
Gotta appreciate the cast of #BardOfBlood @emraanhashmi killing it as always @sobhitaD is beautiful & done great job. @ItsViineetKumar is fantastic & seems real @IamKirtiKulhari is engaging. @Jaiahlawat is perfect for this role.And last but not least congo to writer @BilalS158— Shubh Gupta (@Shubhgupta4you) September 27, 2019
A few others found it predictable but still praised the show and its performances.
Aritra Saha (@aritrasaha_03) tweeted, “#BardOfBlood Esp the direction, action sequences and the locations, even though few of the scenes were predictable. But nonetheless, BOB is intense, gripping and ends on a high note, with so many questions unanswered. PS: @ItsViineetKumar's performance was the best.
#BardOfBlood Esp the direction, action sequences and the locations, even though few of the scenes were predictable.— Aritra Saha (@aritrasaha_03) September 27, 2019
But nonetheless, BOB is intense, gripping and ends on a high note, with so many questions unanswered.
PS:@ItsViineetKumar's performance was the best.
Emraan Hashmi has been receiving a lot of appreciation for his subtle performance as Indian spy Kabir Anand. Insane Writer (@Insane_writer9) wrote, “What a flawless acting bro. @emraanhashmi I have always said that you are one of the underrated actors. #BardOfBlood."
Rohan Sengupta (@GarryDevilDada) said, “Just loving the way Emraan Hashmi is getting the credit and attention he deserves from everywhere. You are absolutely owning the internet, keep rocking @emraanhashmi #BardOfBlood"
Ta̸h̸a̸ (@Taha4SRK) posted, “Watched #BardOfBlood and what a classy performance by @emraanhashmi Sir. Well written Show !! @BilalS158"
The show ended on a cliffhanger, like all its episodes. Fans of the show are already demanding a second season. Banna. (@iJaideep_) wrote, “Dear @NetflixIndia @RedChilliesEnt That last minute suspense was Masterclass, Will makes everyone into shock - Please release Season 2 Asap.. @emraanhashmi Why so talented Sir, Your best thrilling performance till now.. Kudos! #BardOfBlood."
#BardOfBlood- An engaging thrilling with faadu content. The Macho @emraanhashmi as Spy Agent Kabir Anand delivered masterpiece performance Along wid her co star n eternally beautiful @sobhitaD- whole season is brilliantly made and that last minute suspense made me Awestruck!— Banna. (@iJaideep_) September 28, 2019
Some viewers were however not too happy. Ashu (@ashu048) said, “Netflix was churning out some fine content and then SRK decided to produce a series #BardOfBlood."
Netflix was churning out some fine content and then SRK decided to produce a series #BardOfBlood— Ashu (@ashu048) September 28, 2019
Imran Jan (@Imran_Jan) felt the show was anti-Pakistan. He wrote, “So Shahrukh Khan makes an anti Pakistan Netflix film and Pakistanis love Shahrukh Khan? How shameful? What kind of immature people watch Indian movies anyway? #BardOfBlood"
So Shahrukh Khan makes an anti Pakistan Netflix film and Pakistanis love Shahrukh Khan? How shameful ? What kind of immature people watch Indian movies anyway ? #BardOfBlood— Imran Jan (@Imran_Jan) September 28, 2019
Some fans compared it with Amazon Prime’s Show The Family Man. Shah Rukh Premi (@srkpremi) tweeted, “#BardOfBlood is an entertainer. Totally BINGE IT this weekend. The series that matches the quality of international ones. Amazing work again @NetflixIndia ! Much better than family man. Could have waited for this one. Love this. The action, intense scenes and so much more. Wow!”
#BardOfBlood is an entertainer. Totally BINGE IT this weekend. The series that matches the quality of international ones. Amazing work again @NetflixIndia ! Much better than family man. Could have waited for this one. Love this. The action, intense scenes and so much more. Wow!— Shah Rukh Premi (@srkpremi) September 27, 2019
Ravish Mani (@ravishmani) also compared the two shows, sharing his review on Twitter, "#BardOfBlood or #TheFamilyMan? Both are the stories of spies but with different themes & treatments. Each has its own USP. My personal favourite is BARD because it fulfills my expectations. In other words, it delivers what it promises. It's simple & focused #BardOfBloodReview. On the other hand, #TheFamilyMan raises my expectations very high but, unfortunately, doesn't fulfill it. Though I like it but not for the reasons it was sold to me. It's more a political satire than a struggle between one's personal & professional life as told in promotions,” he added.
#BardOfBlood is a simple story of a rescue mission done by Indian spies in foreign land with its twists & thrills intact.#TheFamilyMan is a story of finding a terrorist mission in Indian land with office politics & everything intact, including a family life & its dramas.— Ravish Mani (@ravishmani) September 28, 2019