Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar – your companions during this quarantine season! Make this 21-day lockdown entertaining with binge worthy movies and series on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar.
These Over the Top platforms feature some of the best stories and popular movies which won’t let you taste even a hint of boredom. Recently online streaming platforms have reduced their bitrates to 480p on cellular networks to tackle the rush on telecom networks.
However, this will not stop us from watching an Akshay Kumar Movies or binging that series which has been on the watchlist since months. Here we have some select Bollywood and Hollywood movies you can enjoy during the lockdown.
1. Paan Singh Tomar – Netflix
This 2012 National award-winning drama movie leaves no stone unturned to keep you hooked.
Irrfan Khan and Tigmanshu Dhulia aesthetically tell the story of an athlete, who becomes a dacoit after his mother is wrongfully killed and the system remains ignorant to his plight.
If you want to witness good cinema, it is a must watch and this movie is regarded as best movie on netflix.
2. Tanhaji: The unsung warrior- Hotstar
Ajay Devgn completed his centurial movie as a critical and box office success. He plays Tanhaji Malusare, a patriot who puts freedom of his motherland above anything else.
Convincing performances, realistic action sequences and good graphics are present throughout the movie. Catch it on Hotstar.
3.Parasite- Amazon Prime Video
A thriller mixed comedy, it swept Best Motion Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Story and Best Director Award at The Oscars this year. Bong Joon Ho smartly displays class disparity and the unending human want in this worth watching movie.
4. Chhapaak – Hotstar
Raazi director Meghna Gulzar brings another story inspired from true events about a young girl who faces the worst in life only to emerge strong than ever! Story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal will fill you with tears and hope.
5. Good Newwz- Amazon Prime Video
A good comedy is always welcome during these tough times. Good Newwz is one of those movies which beautifully puts across the message of practicing IVF without sounding preachy. Directed by Karan Johar, it makes you laugh and cry at the same time.
6. Avengers- Hotstar
Marvel universe is known by Avengers. If you feel like watching good action and clever dialogues with a tinge of humor go on Hotstar.
Bonus- Here, you can find Captain America and Iron Man movies too.
7. Marriage story- Netflix
All relationships are complicated and this movie essays how a married couple from movie background tries to work through their differences which also has an impact on their respective careers.
Note to potential watchers- Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver have acted splendidly.
8. Gully Boy- Amazon Prime Video
Zoya Akhtar’s directorial is based on a true story inspired from Divine and Naezy. Ranveer’s astonishing performance, Siddhant’s MC Sher and Alia’s portrayal of Safeena impress every single time in this hugely successful movie.
9. Forrest Gump- Netflix
Your imperfections don’t define you and make you all the more human. Tom Hanks’ performance and Robert Zemeckis’ direction landed this movie 6 Oscars with 13 nominations. Hard times demand inspiring movies.
10. Bala- Hotstar
Ayushmann, Yami and Bhumi tell you story of a man who is uncomfortable with the way he looks and tries every trick up his sleeve to hide it. The movie is successful in telling you that – You are beautiful, and the only person you need to hear it from is you!
11. Once upon a time in Hollywood- Amazon Prime Video
Hollywood heartthrobs Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt play best friends in this almost three hours long drama. Quentin Tarantino has balanced everything from fluctuating career paths to murder attempts effortlessly in the movie.
12. Tumbbad – Amazon Prime Video
Directed by Rahi Anil Barve and Adesh Prasad, Tumbbad received massive critical acclaim. It is a kind of movie Hindi cinema hasn’t seen before.
Fantasy mixed with thriller and suspense with some never-shot-before bold scenes, it is an entertaining watch. Without giving away spoilers, it is ‘Greed won’t take you anywhere’ well put.
13. A Beautiful Mind- Amazon Prime Video
A Beautiful Mind is the story of American mathematician John Nash who develops Schizophrenia.
His struggle with the mental illness and journey to winning a Nobel prize is shown with good dramatization and ease. Russell Crowe and director Ron Howard are at their best in this Oscar winner.
14. Andhadhun – Netflix
One of the best films in Bollywood till date, Andhadhun is a murder mystery directed by Sriram Raghavan, who also created Badlapur. This National award winner has Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu in lead roles with Radhika Apte and Anil Dhawan supporting the plot.
To tell you in short- it is not easy to tackle an ending like this one here, which makes this movie a must watch.
15. Soni – Netflix
Soni deals with the sensitive issue of violence against women. Geethika plays the titular role and Saloni Batra plays Kalpana. Both women have performed effectively.
Geethika has shown her caliber in movies like Soni and Thappad. The way plot is stitched and presented makes sure that Soni doesn’t disappoint you.