Are you a spy or an action lover? Or the Emraan Hashmi fan? But this one is definitely not going to be a romantic one? This is something different from Emraan Hashmi in your list. Today, in this article we talk about Bard of Blood starring Emraan Hashmi under the production banner Red Chillies Entertainment. And also share with you some of the Shows Like Bard of Blood that you should watch during this lockdown. So, let’s get started with this entertainment piece.
Bard of Blood (Netflix)
Bard of Blood is an Indian Hindi language spy and action-based show that premiered on Netflix. This series is based on the novel, Bard of Blood written by Bilal Siddiqui. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta under the production of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan established Red Chillies Entertainment. This amazing chunk was first released on 27 September 2019 with a list of seven episodes. Bard of Blood is the story that rotates around an ex- Intelligence Officer played by Emraan Hashmi.
The story follows Kabir Anand (Emraan Hashmi), the former Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) agent of we can say the former Intelligence Officer. He was fallen out after an operation in which his partner was dead. After that, he was worked as a literature teacher and looked after his late friend’s family. Later in the show, Kabir (Emraan) was called by the secret service director Sadiq Sheikh, to rescue four Intelligence Officer, who were captured in Quetta by the Taliban. In the series, you will see the struggle and efforts of the Intelligence Officer, Kabir Anand for saving the lives of the comrades.
Bard of Blood starring Emraan Hashmi is Kabir Anand, Vineet Kumar Singh as Veere Singh, Shobhita Dhulipala as Isha Khanna. Along with them it also has Danish Hussain as Mullah Khalid, Kriti Kulhari as Jannat Marri, Jaideep Ahlawat as Tanveer Shehzad, and many more. With 6.9 IMDb ratings, the show is slightly much better than average, but it has a huge fan base and many people liked the show. If you are a spy and action lover then you must watch it at least once.
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Top Shows Like Bard of Blood
1. The Family Man
From the creators of Go Goa Gone, Stree, and Shor in the City this is something unbeatable. Created, produced, and directed by Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru, this series is espionage and action-packed entertainment with the little comedy pieces on Amazon Prime Video. The Family Man follows the life of a middle-class man, Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) who is working secretly as an Intelligence Officer. He even does not tell his family about his work and that’s why he is battling with his personal and professional life. Till now only one season of The Family Man and the trailer of the second season has arrived. The Family Man Season 2 is going to release on 4 June 2021. Also, the makers announced that The Family Man Season 3 is to be conceptualized.
Cast– Manoj Bajpayee, Gul Panag, Priyamani, and Sharib Hashmi
Director– Raj & D.K.
Release Date– 20 September 2019
IMDb ratings– 8.6
2. Special OPS
Special OPS is inspired by the various espionage missions that are tackled in India in the last twenty years. This critically praised series is created and directed by Neeraj Pandey for Hotstar Special. The story follows Himmat Singh, who worked for Research and Analysis Wing. In the show, Himmat (Kay Kay Menon) planned to catch the mastermind who is behind all the terrorist attacks that happened in India. To accomplish this mission he generates a team of five agents who lives in different countries. This show has only one season with eight episodes with a running time of 44-55 minutes each episode. The second season of Special Ops has already been announced by the makers in April 2020.
Cast– Kay Kay Menon, Vinay Pathak, Karan Tacker, Vipul Gupta, Sayami Kher, and Meher Vij
Director– Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair
Release Date– 17 March 2020
IMDb ratings– 8.6
In Season 1, the story of the Hostages is about a prominent Superintendent of Police, Prithvi Singh (Ronit Roy), and a well-known surgeon Dr. Mira Anand (Tisca Chopra). She was hired for a routine operation on Chief Minister. But in this process, she was ordered to kill CM to save her family who is being captivated. Come to season 2, in this season CM is still in bondage and tries to escape, now the situation becomes more complex and Prithvi tried to overcome all the things along with his daughter’s life. The show is based on the Israeli series, Hostages. This crime-based serious show is created for Hotstar Specials. This piece has two seasons with 10 and 12 episodes each.
Cast– Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Dalip Tahil, Aashim Gulati, Divya Dutta, and Kanwaljit Singh
Director– Sudheer Mishra (Season 1) and Sachin Krishn (Season 2)
Release Date– 31 May 2019 (Season 1) and 9 September 2020 (Season 2)
IMDb ratings– 6.9
4. Delhi Crime
Delhi Crime is an Indian crime drama series streamed on Netflix. The show is based on the Delhi Gang Rape in 2012. The show follows the story after the gang rape happened where DCP Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah) is ordered to find the criminals who were responsible for the assault and death of the woman. Delhi crime is series that is critically acclaimed for the performance of the actors, and the script. This becomes the first Indian series ever to win the 2020 International Emmy Awards for the Outstanding Drama Series. Till now, only one season with seven episodes of this show has been released but soon the main cast will return with the second season.
Cast– Shefali Shah, Rasika Duggal, Adil Hussain, and Rajesh Tailang
Director– Richie Mehta
Release Date– 22 March 2019
IMDb ratings– 8.5
5. The Spy
The Spy, this series is the English language, French spy miniseries directed and written by Max Perry and Gideon Raff. The show is based on the real-life events of Eli Cohen, Israel’s top intelligence agency, Mossad’s agent. Also, it is based on the book The Spy Who Came From Israel by Uri Dan and Yeshayahu Ben Porat. This miniseries got mixed reviews from the critics, it has been criticized for reverses in historical precision. The story follows the life of Eli Cohen, and how he became the Deputy Defense Minister of Syria and also became a close confidant to Amin-al-Hafiz, future president. The Spy miniseries has only one season with six episodes
Cast– Sacha Baron Cohen and Noah Emmerich
Director– Gideon Raff
Release Date– 6 September 2019
IMDb ratings– 7.9
6. Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan or Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is an American, political, and action drama. The character of the show ” Ryanverse” was created by Tom Clancy and was released on August 31, 2018, on Amazon Prime Video. Two seasons of Jack Ryan have already been released with 16 (8 episodes each) episodes. And it has renewed for the third season also. Jack Ryan follows the story of the CIA analyst, who was pulled out from his desk job into the field. And how he became a part of the political conflict in Venezuela in the middle of a global conspiracy regarding nuclear projectiles.
Cast– John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Sulliman, Noomi Rapace, and Jordi Mollà
Creators– Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland
Release Date– 31 August 2018 (Season 1) and 31 October 2019 (Season 2)
IMDb ratings– 8.1
7. Sacred Games
Something with a huge cast or big faces! Yes, Sacred Games starred some of the big names of Bollywood like Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Sacred Games is an Indian Hindi language series and first Netflix original from India, based on the novel, Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra. This series is the only Indian series to appear in The New York Times in the list of “The 30 Best International TV Shows of the Decade”. The story follows Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), who is the Mumbai Police Officer. In the first season, Sartaj received a phone call from Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a gangster who warns him to protect the city within 25 days. The second season is the continuation of the first season in which a dangerous extremist Shahid Khan, who turned to be Sartaj’s cousin, planned to harm India.
Cast– Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Pankaj Tripathi, Ranvir Shorey, and Kalki Koechlin
Directors– Anurag Kashyap, Neeraj Ghaywan, and Vikramaditya Motwane
Release Date– 5 July 2018 (Season 1) and 15 August 2019 (Season 2)
IMDb ratings– 8.6
8. SEAL Team
This is an American army drama created by Benjamin Cavell and produced by CBS Studios. The show is about the unity of the United States Navy SEAL. It has four seasons with 79 episodes in total. The story of the SEAL Team followed the team, named Bravo Team that is the sub-unit of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG). They planned and took risky missions across the world. Also, it is the story about the efforts or burden on the team and on their families.
Cast– David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré, Neil Brown Jr., and A.J. Buckley
Creators– Benjamin Cavell
Release Date– 27 September 2017 (Season 1), 3 October 2018 (Season 2), 2 October 2019 (Season 3), and 2 December 2020 (Season 4)
IMDb ratings– 7.6
So, these are some of the shows similar to Bard of Blood, that you must watch if you are action or spy lover. Dismiss them and start watching these amazing pieces of entertainment.