The year 2020 witnessed an unprecedented shift in the world of cinema! From big-ticket movies releasing on OTTs to a complete change in the way we view our favourite stars, 2020 made the showbiz evolve. As we countdown to the end of this eventful year, let’s take a look at 5 movies that made a buzz on OTT!
An awe-inducing journey of innocence to strength, and mere survival to thriving, Netflix’s Bulbul created waves when it released in June. Starring Tripti Dimri in the lead role, along with Avinash Tiwary, Paoli Dam, Rahul Bose and Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Bulbul told the empowering story of a child bride set against an 1880s Bengal.
Dil Bechara, Disney+ Hotstar:
Sushant Singh Rajput’s swan song released on Disney+ Hotstar on June 24 and immediately became one of the biggest hits of 2020. Based on John Green’s novel, The Fault In Our Stars, Sushant Singh Rajput was able to capture Augustus’ charm, vulnerability, and beautiful personality seamlessly. The movie was a heartwarming watch with SSR and Sanjana Sanghi’s performances.
With an ensemble cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra, Pearle Maaney, Pankaj Tripathi, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rohit Suresh Saraf, Saurabh Sharma and Inayat Varma, Anurag Basu’s dark comedy movie was a hit. With 4 different stories colliding into a state of orderly chaos, the movie had no dull moments, but many dark yet humorous ones.
Shakuntala Devi, Amazon Prime Video:
Starring Vidya Balan and directed by Anu Menon, the biographical comedy-drama shed light on India’s human-computer and her inspiring story. Vidya Balan took on the role of Shakuntala Devi with wit, grace, and unparalleled genius and shone brightly throughout. The movie also stars Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra, and Amit Sadh.
AK vs AK, Netflix:
A meta film by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, AK vs AK saw superstar Anil Kapoor in an entirely new light. With Anurag Kashyap and Anil Kapoor going head to head, the movie will make your eyes wide, and your laughs loud. The cameos of Harshvardhan Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Boney Kapoor coupled with the catchy soundtrack and of course, both the AKs jhakaas acting made AK vs AK an instant hit.
(Contributed by Sakshi Prabhu)