Parents' Guide to

Kaala Paani

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dense eco-thriller has disease, death, and cursing.

TV Netflix Drama 2023
Kaali Paani TV show poster: Ariel shot of islands shaped symbol with three spirals.

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The Indian thriller offers a variety of character-driven stories told against the backdrop of a deadly eco-disaster. The remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, once home to the infamous Cellular Jail, a colonial penal colony known as "Black Water" (where thousands of Indian freedom fighters were held and tortured by the British), serve as a natural and deadly prison from which people cannot escape. The stories of the individual characters unfold within this tiny universe, highlighting the civil and physical deterioration of the society. These plotlines are interesting, but are too many, and as the epidemic rages they slow down the pace of the series. Nonetheless, there are also parts of Kaala Paani that are entertainingly tense, and can make it worth the watch.

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