Squid Game is the latest web series which have released on September 17, 2021 has turned out to be a massive hit among people across the world. It has released on Netflix and had a total watch time of around 8 hours 10 minutes. There are a total of 9 episodes and each episode has a screen time of around 50 to 55 minutes.
Story: There are a total of 456 people who were debt ridden and taken a part in Children game which promises a big money in return. There are a total of 6 different children game that all these contestants have to play and ultimately only the one that survives till the end wins the money of 45.6 million South Korean Currency (286 crores). Before entering the show no one had thought that they will be killed if they failed in these games.
The story mainly focuses on a Lee Jung-jae aka Seong Gi-hun, who is a kind of looser in life. He is a debt ridden and even a divorce. All, he has left is his old mother, who is badly suffering from diabetes. He even has a daughter which he will loose soon as his ex-wife is about to leave the country with another man. Now, Seong has no other option than to play this dangerous game. The other character that you will love in this series are Park Hae-soo aka Cho Sang-woo, Jung Ho-yeon aka Kang Sae-byeok, O Yeong-su aka Oh Il-nam, Heo Sung-tae aka Jang Deok-su, Anupam Tripathi aka Abdul Ali and many others.
The early reviews of Squid Game is fantastic and it has become a world phenomena now. Squid Game holds a rating of around 8.3 stars out of 10 on IMDB. The average ratings of this series is around 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5 stars so far. This saw has created history to become the most viewed show on Netflix ever and currently trending No.1 in 81 countries. This show also holds 94 percent ratings out of 100 on RottenTomatoes.com.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: We have already seen Money Heist and many other famous series across the world but this is something new that the audience has witnessed here. Squid Game is not just a game show but it also talks a lot about humans and their behaviour in today’s world. We have already saw Parasite movie (2019) from South Korea which went on to win the Oscar for best picture. That film also talks about the rich and the poor, the class divide in South Korea. This web series also highlights the same kind of class divide story. There is an instance in this film, where the lower class people termed as just mere horses who are running in the race to become number 1. And the rich are those who conduct such race. At the end, the lead actor Seong calls on the number given on Squid Game Card and says we are not horses, we are humans. That is another message this web-series give is to have a faith in the humanity. Another question this web-series raise, Can we trust others in today’s world?
This is action packed webseries which has lot of heart into it. There are 8-10 characters that are being shown in this webseries and every character has their own shades. Is money is so important that you can risk your life is what this series is all about?
I am blown away by the concept, the visuals, the presentation and the emotions. All these elements are well presented in this story and which is why it will hit you hard. The first game of Green Light, Red Light was the most freaking one in all the 6 games. We need to credit the writer and director for giving something new to the audience.
This show has been created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, who is also the writer and director. The musical score has been given by Jung Jae-il. Siren Pictures Inc has produced this show. In one of the latest interviews, the director says that he had this story concept with him from last 10 years but couldn’s able to make earlier due to its bizzare vibes and he reportedly had to sell his laptop to produced this series.
Squid Games budget hasn’t been revealed by the makers but it is reportedly around USD 16.8 million- 125 crores maximum. So far, Squid Games is available in 31 plus subtitles and 13 dubbed languages including Hindi. 95 percent who have watched this show are from outside South Korea. There are being reports that both Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon have gained a significant amount of social media followers in last few days due to the popularity of this show.
Altogether, Squid Games is all set to break the records of other popular webseries like Bridgerton and Lupin on Netflix.
Last Word: Watch it because It is one of the best web-series of 2021 across the world.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Squid Game Review- Mind-blowing (90 Percent Out of 100).