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MoviesNetflix film Bulbbul movie review - Powerfully feminist tale

Netflix film Bulbbul movie review – Powerfully feminist tale

The production house of the Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has some remarkable projects for us this year. Before Bulbbul, the web series Patal Lok also got a lot of appreciation from the audience. It was the series that was most-talked-about and got mixed reviews. Now, Bulbbul is all set to blow the mind of the audience again. Read the detailed Bulbbul movie review and decide whether to give your precious time for the Netflix movie or not. 

Movie details: 

Director: Anvita Dutt 

Cast: Tripti DimriAvinash Tiwary, Rahul Bose, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Paoli Dam, Ruchi Mahajan, Varun Paras Buddhadev 

Run time: 1 hour 34 minutes.  

Distributed by: Netflix 


The movie revolves around a child bride, who grows up to be an exceptionally beautiful woman. Set in Bengal, 1881, the little bride named Bulbbul inherits the entire household but also harbors a painful past. Supernatural murders of men plague the village she lives in.  

Bulbbul Movie review: 

Netflix film Bulbbul movie review - Powerfully feminist tale

Covered with an ominous and dark genre the film tells a tale of feminism. The feminist narrative of the film condemns patriarchy and other social ills. It stands out as the story perspective from the Bulbbul’s eyes stays distinct. The movie surrounds the quest of a wide-eyed child bride. Her search for a kindred soul and kindness pulls her deep into peril.  

There can be seen many influences taken in the film by the writer. From Rabindranath Tagore’s classic Chokher Bali to Abrar Alvi’s iconic Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam, and much more that it’s hard to keep a track of. Regardless, the uncanny influences, the movie has a tale to tell of its own. 

Netflix film Bulbbul movie review - Powerfully feminist tale

The film manages to grip the audience through its mix of classic pre-Renaissance Bengal and desi horror gothic. Bulbbul is fashioned as a sharply relevant fable. It is powerfully feminist, a revisionist tale of a woman wronged, and it is told with economy, precision, and feeling. 

BollywoodHush rates Bulbbul 4 stars from 5. Tell us in the comments your Bulbbul movie review. Stay tuned to BollywoodHush to get more reviews on the latest Bollywood films.