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Bird Eye Review Show Episode 19: Roots – ‘Hum Do, Hamare Do’, ‘Tryst with Destiny’ and Amit Trivedi ‘Sonic Roots’

Nat is back for her review of what’s out there online from South Asia…

OUR intrepid Bird Eye Reviewer, Nat, has been flying high this month and looking around to see what attracts her beady eye and she has settled on and gets her beaky claws into Roots – all these are connected to this, in episode 19.
Hum Do, Hamare Do’ – (‘Us Two, Our Two’), a film starring Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal and Rana Pathak Shah. You can find this film on Disney + Hotstar. It’s about the Rao character prepping to get married to Sanon in the film, but he’s an orphan and worries how this will look, so enlists Rawal and Shah to help out. Does it work?
Tryst with Destiny’ is a series of four short interconnected films – a trio screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2020 and one has been added to that. See what our Nat makes of these currently available on Sony Liv. All are interconnected by the idea of Roots!
Last but certainly not least and something a little different is Amit Trivedi’s new (branded) music series. Brought to us by Skoda ( don’t forget this, Nat won’t – she mentions it at least five times! 😂And nothing in it, as far we, the Mother Bird, know…) So there on its own merits…and courtesy of the Nat Bird filming skills…Trivedi travels around India and homes in on musical traditions and genres in certain states and produces a music video while subtly promoting the car brand. Looks great and sounds lovely too – individual music videos are available on Youtube as is the music on various streaming platforms but the actual series – released in parts – is only currently available on – India digital platform only – Voot.
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Production credits

A Big Talent Media Ltd (UK) production for
Presenter/Editing: Natalie Barrass (
Camera: Kamal Sadanah
Extra script: Roy Daniel D’Silva

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