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What to watch on Netflix, Disney+Hotstar and Voot this weekend

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The anti-hero persona that catapulted Shahrukh Khan into the Bollywood stratosphere in the early 1990s gets a female clone almost 30 years on in the new Netflix series Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein. She is, however, no patch on the original because there is none of the throbbing energy of Baazigar and Darr in this erratic and effete thriller.

Scripted and directed by Siddharth Sengupta, Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, effects another major reversal and turns the hunted into the hunter in a tale of obsessive love in which the gender dynamic is inverted to give the woman who won't take no for an answer the upper hand.

The title of the series, as the whole wide world knows, is a line from a Baazigar song, but there is no room for intense, infectious romance in Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein, in which Tahir Raj Bhasin (in his second web series of the week) plays a feckless engineering graduate whose life goes into a tailspin as a powerful politician's daughter forces him into marriage.