Netflix fans hail ‘phenomenal’ thriller that ends up on streamer about man wrongly accused by social media of being a terror suspect
- A ‘phenomenal’ and ‘brilliant’ new thriller has arrived on Netflix
- ‘Accused’, starring actor Chaneil Kular, is receiving praise from fans
- It achieved an impressive score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes
A ‘phenomenal’ and ‘brilliant’ new thriller has arrived on Netflix, making viewers think about the dangers of social media.
“Accused” follows a young man, played by Chaneil Kular, as a social media frenzy wrongly identifies him as a wanted terrorist who detonated a bomb on a London subway.
When the witch hunt for online threats leads to a home invasion, he is forced to fight for his life.
The film has seemingly gone unnoticed on the streaming platform, despite an impressive and rare 100 percent score on the popular review site. Rotten tomatoes.
However, film buffs are starting to wake up to how ‘excellent’ it is, and are using social media to spread the word.
‘Accused’ follows a young man, played by Chaneil Kular, as a social media frenzy wrongly identifies him as a wanted terrorist who detonated a bomb on a London subway
The film has seemingly gone unnoticed on the streaming platform, despite an impressive and rare score of 100 percent on popular review site Rotten Tomatoes.
One user wrote: ‘Accused on Netflix is just brilliant, the reality in society.
“The power of social media, hate, racism and stereotypes can destroy lives just because everyone today thinks they are entitled to it.”
Another said that ‘Accused’ on Netflix is actually 10/10, tense but so gripping and the reality of it is so important.
“This shows that social media can be a damn scary place. Definitely worth a look.’
Someone else said they ‘still feel anxious’ after watching, adding: ‘If there’s anything good to watch, I just watched Accused on Netflix.
‘Absolutely brilliantly acted. I still feel worried now. Really shows how dangerous social media can be.”
The tense and gripping thriller was directed by Philip Barantini, best known for his one-shot feature Boiling Point, starring Stephen Graham.
Fans will recognize ‘Accused’ star Chaneil Kular from Netflix’s Sex Education, where he plays high school student Anwar Bakshi, after making his debut as Tariq Amiri in the BBC series Doctors.
Film buffs are starting to wake up to how “excellent” it is, and are taking to social media to spread the word
The actor tweeted the trailer when the film was released on September 21, writing: ‘Accused now on @NetflixUK!!
‘It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally happy to share this with you all! Be sure to come and have a look x’
A day later, he posted an update that the film had reached number one of the top 10 films on Netflix that day.
Fans replied: ‘You were brilliant’, ‘absolutely stunning’ and ‘amazing performance’.
Others added: ‘Fantastic performance – tough and gritty watch but would highly recommend’ and ‘It was absolutely amazing. Terrifying. I hope you get an award for this.
“I loved how it came from something so simple, showing the racism and political issues, but without patronizing the viewers. I loved it, thanks for this.’