The culture of fetishising death seeks to eternalise the period of grieving, ensuring that death does not simply occur to the ones who die.
At some points, 'Betaal' is so bad that it’s good. In the very least, this isn’t the worst thing Shah Rukh has put his name on.
The rules are different, the new ‘normal’ is nothing like we had ever imagined.
For six hours straight, death stared us right in the face. But not everybody was lucky enough to maintain that gap – 72 people have been reported dead so far.
Gill’s latest special represents a journey that most of us have made.