Netflix recently launched a series titled Jamtara. It’s something that we’ve always known – few crimes, big or small, can ever be committed without the law being either aware of or prepared for it, and news isn’t limited to what has happened but also what the consumer wants it to be. Jamtara makes a somewhat assured attempt at exposing it for what it really is.
Jamtara is really a small-town family drama that mixes in familiar tropes with a fresh-faced energy; a show that feels at once sprawling yet rather simplistic. This isn’t simply a case of the poor scamming the poor. The majority of victims who fall from scams such as this live in big cities; they’re educated and wealthy.