Rating: 3 out of 5.

There’s no denying that the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 passengers in 2014 is one of the biggest modern mysteries of the world; but what really happened to that doomed plane is a question that still doesn’t have a concrete answer. So, the three-part Netflix docu-series titled ‘MH370: The Plane That Disappeared’ only offers three varying theories of what could have transpired. .

Directed by Louise Malkinson, the docu-series features a string of interviews with aviation experts, journalists, adventurists and officials and other persons of interests who were under the spotlight during the course of the investigation. For those who’ve followed the MH370 case closely in the media, the documentary might not offer any staggering new insights. What makes this a gut-wrenching watch is the interviews of family members of those lost their loved ones with the plane.

Louise Malkisnon and team cleverly re-create representational sequences for the ‘what might have happened’ theories, which add a touch of drama to the documentary. The first episode titled ‘The Pilot’, focuses on the first few weeks of the plane’s disappearance and the earliest suspect/possible villain in the story – the pilot Ahmad Shah Zaharie. The creators then move on to Journalist Jeff Wise’s implausible belief that the MH370 could’ve been hijacked. And finally, the last episode puts the spotlight on a French Journalist’s theory suggesting a baffling political conspiracy.

All three episodes are interspersed with the despair and questions of the victims’ family members, who were constantly puzzled with the manner in which the Malaysian government handled the investigation into the missing plane. A lot of details and disclosure just did not fit. And while ‘MH370: The Plane That Disappeared’ may not have any answers, it serves as a brutal reminder of how those power are capable of manipulating the truth to their convenience. All the common man can do is hope for some closure.

It’s a 6 on 10 from me.