Off-Topic: Wild Wild Country (2018) Review

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Netflix has outdone itself once again. After the drop of quality in House of Cards—and the third season of Daredevil not living up to its previous season—Netflix has released their best show since the last two years: Wild Wild Country (2018).

Directed by Maclain Way and Chapman Way, Wild Wild Country tells the story an Indian guru by the name of Rajneesh Osho who, with his secretary Ma Anand Sheela, and several thousands of followers, not only opened up a spiritual center in America, but managed to extend it to an entire city by the name of Rajneeshpuram in the 1980s.

This is best docu-series I’ve watched till now. The directors craftily used articles from the past in the form of found footage, newspaper clippings, classic photographs, interviews with every major figure involved (citizens of Rajneeshpuram, the townspeople they overtook, Rajneesh’s followers from across the globe, journalists, the American police, the FBI, as well as lawyers, judges and other officers of the court).

There are six episodes and all are equally entertaining. Every chapter is outlined with such precision that the only word to describe such a show is perfect. There is no flaw in this drama. And the best aspect is that opinions from both sides of the story are showcased without any bias.

As a documentary’s main objective it to authentically retell events, Wild Wild Country narrates details of Rajneesh Osho’s unimaginable rise to power with 100% honesty. There are always two sides to a story, and the filmmakers weren’t fearful of viewers not being able to handle the realism depicted in this breathtaking series shot at a high budget courtesy of Netflix.

So, if you want to know about the non-fiction tale of a Sex Guru who owned 93 Rolls Royces, a million dollar watch, 2 Learjets, an American city, a global organization (OSHO International Foundation) with branches currently in India, America, Switzerland, etc., and also had a net worth of more than five million dollars, then you’ll have the time of your life watching Wild Wild Country.