Emraan Hashmi’s Bard of Blood is well made spy thriller

bard of blood review

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta

Star cast:  Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Shamaun Ahmed

Production House: Red chilies Entertainment

Network: Netflix

Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu

Writer: Gaurav Verma

What’s this about?

Bard of Blood starts off with four Indian spy agents getting caught by Taliban group in Balochistan, while sending some very confidential information to their superiors in IIW (Indian Intelligence Wing). Sadiq Sheikh (played by Rajit Kapur), special director of the Indian Intelligence Wing want desperately bring back all agents safely back to country, contacts Kabir Anand who left the service after a failed Balochistan mission which caused the death of his close friend. Kabir presently works as a professor in some school in Mumbai. Sadiq Sheikh is mysteriously killed by some ISA agents and before his death he had formed a team of three agents to go on a rescue mission to Balochistan. Kabir Anand along with Ishan Khanna (played by Sobhita Dhulipala plans on going on a unsponsored mission to Balochistan where an Indian spy Veer Singh (played by Vineet Kumar Singh) joins them and starts the rescue mission.


Bard of Blood is well made series with lavish making and grand visuals. Cinematography is excellent, kudos to Cinematographer Anil Singh. Direction by Ribhu Dasgupta is top notch, as characterization is brilliant with very good hype and details on all characters. Actor Emraan Hashmi who is known for his typical Bollywood romantic movies, tries hard to get into role of Kabir. However, have to give the credit to Emraan for coming out of his comfort zone. Standout performer was actor Vineeth Kumar Singh in the role of Veer Singh. Performance of rest of the cast is underwhelming. Action choreography was mediocre and there were some unrealistic action sequences, especially the scenes involving car blasts.

Since this series is released exactly after a week of release of “The family man”, the viewer’s tend to compare the both the series, if comparison is made, then it is obvious that “The family man” will be declared as the winner.

Rating: 8/10  (16+)

Seasons: 1 (7 Episodes)  

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