Shark Tank is going to make you want to start a business. Fo Sho!

It is a guilty pleasure but of a good kind. Let me tell you why.

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It has been a very recent development that I got hooked onto Shark Tank (no pun intended!) on Netflix and boy oh boy it is interesting. The show is a franchise of the international format Dragons’ Den, which originated in Japan in 2001. Multiple Emmy award winner, Shark Tank shows aspiring entrepreneurs as they make business presentations to a panel of five “shark” investors, who then choose whether to invest as business partners.

That is the explanation part but let me tell you why it is interesting. The kind of pitches that you get to see range from being hilarious to eye opening. From chips to baby weighing machines to smart alarm systems to virtual air gliding- the range of businesses is just amazing.

What also holds your interest is the presentations. You have the most creative and absolute duds in just one episode. You enter a world of investor pitch boardrooms where sales and revenues and go to market strategies are discussed. You get to witness deals through equity, royalties, loans and what not. And not to miss is the banter between few of the richest people in the United States of America sitting their and slyly taking each others’ cases.

If you are a fan of reality TV which is not as stupid as the Bachelor, start watching Shark Tank today. Even if it is running in the background, you will not be bored. You can catch seasons 7 through 9 on Netflix and the rest on various other websites.

P.S. The recent favourite in the dating world- Coffee meets Bagel was also pitched on the show. 🙂

Hits- Real Drama, Short crisp pitches, Accumulated business acumen
Misses- Only three seasons available on Netflix in India

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So excited about being ‘Trapped’

Have you heard of this movie Trapped releasing tomorrow? If not, let me tell you. This might be the most underplayed and un-marketed movie in the recent times but is very promising. By the looks of it (trailer), Trapped, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, appears to be about a man who is locked in. Where? His own house. Is he kidnapped? No. Is this under some extraordinary circumstances- does not appear so. Just a very regular day where he is leaving in a hurry to pick someone up; someone who he has decorated the house with a ‘WELCOME’ sign for.

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But in an unfortunate turn of events, he is trapped in his own house with no resources to fall back on. Just imagine that scenario- an innocent setting with so much to take from you if it gets this peculiar. 

It does not seem to have any other characters physically present in the movie except for the super ignorant security guard that Raj Kumar Rao- the superbly brilliant actor- keeps calling out for.

The movie is set in a high res apartment building and takeson the isolation and survival of this man throughout. So simple but impactful. The film had its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival on October 26, 2016 where it was praised and received a standing ovation. After releasing on March 17, 2017, it would be made available on Netflix. Yay!

Do check out the trailer for the movie and catch it at a theatre near you tomorrow onwards. 

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