Top Indian sports movies of the decade (part 2)

1983 (2014, Malayalam, directed by Abrid Shine)

The highly celebrated Abrid Shine movie is a family drama about cricket. It reproduces the glorious year when India achieved cricketing glory by following Rameshan (played by Nivin Pauly) along with his memories from 1983 when India’s national cricket team won its first World Cup under Kapil Dev. The movie of Abrid Shineopened to a roaring success as reverberating with cricket as the central theme and the director lets a simple charm exude from his debut production.

Mary Kom (2014, Hindi, directed by Omung Kumar)

As Priyanka Chopra donned the gloves to play the role of six-time World Champion and 2012 London Summer Olympic Games bronze medalist, Mary Kom, the response was overwhelming. The movie follows Mangte Chungeijang with her inspiring journey, struggling through the pressure of belonging to the marginalized Manipur state. Her struggles are wonderfully portrayed by Chopra and earned her a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Thanks to her powerful and emotionally poignant story, Mary Kom wins the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016, Hindi, directed by Neeraj Pandey)

M. S. Dhoni is arguably considered as the coolest captain that the Indian cricket team could have been gifted with. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story follows his magnetically powerful story. Through a series of obstacles that befell the highly successful Indian cricket captain’s way, both in his personal life and in his cricketing career, the film makes for a true tale of grit and passion that inspires us with every watch. Sushant Singh Rajput does an excellent job in portraying the role of the Ranchi lad nursing the dilemma of being a Train Ticket Examiner for his dad’s sake or chasing the dreams of letting his talent unfurl. The gripping and emotional movie instills in us the desire to dream and to chase them too.

Four South Indian Movies You Can’t Miss on Amazon Prime Video and Zee5

July 2020 is set for more on Amazon Prime Video as one can enjoy  Law (releasing on 17th July) and French Biriyani (24th July). We have got a list of four South Indian movies that will sort out your weekend binge plans.

Law

Released on 17th July, Law is Amazon Prime Video’s first-ever Kannada direct-to-service film. Produced by Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar, M Govinda and directed by Raghu Samarth, this movie is a criminal suspense drama following the life of Nandhini, a law student who seeks justice against a gruesome crime. The legal drama is led by Ragini Prajwal, who made her debut as a lead actress along with Mukhyamantri Chandru Achyuth Kumar and Sudharani. Don’t miss out this gripping story.

French Biriyani

Amazon Prime Video has recently dropped the trailer of the comedy French Biriyani, slated to release on 24th July. This is the second Kannada drama by the streaming service. The comedy-drama follows the life of an auto-rickshaw driver played by Danish Sait and a sales representative of a pharmaceutical company played by Sal Yusuf. Directed by Pannaga Bharana and produced by Guruduth A Talwar and Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar, French Biriyani is sure to tickle your funny bones.

Lock Up

Touted to be a crime thriller, Vani Bhojan, Venkat Prabhu, and Vaibhav’s Lock Up will premiere on Zee5 in August. Written and directed by Murali Karthick, the drama shows a murder mystery where Vaibhav and Venkat Prabhu will be seen essaying the roles of cops. While Vaibhav’s character will portray the sincere cop, Venkat will hav a grey shade and Vani Bhojan will be seen playing Vaibhav’s love interest in the film. Lock Up is set to be released on 14th August.

Danny

Another film to be added on this list is the Varalaxmi Sarathkumar-starrer Danny. Directed by LC Santhanamoorthy, Danny tells the story of Varalaxmi’s character Kundhavai, who will be seen as a gritty cop investigating a murder. The film is set to release on Zee5 on 1st August.

Four Indian Movies That Showed Police Brutality

Custodial death is a very serious matter as people seek police’s help for their ‘safety’. But after this incident, people are raising questions about the same. When we talk about cinema and societal issues shown in it, police brutality is one of them. Though there are many such movies, let’s have a look at 4 such Indian movies that showed police brutality.

Rege

Abhijit Panse’s Marathi film, Rege starring Mahesh Manjrekar, Pushkar Shrotri, Santosh Juvekar and Aroh Welankar in the lead role, shows a cop kill someone in an encounter, just for the sake of completing his count of 100 encounters. The movie shows Mahesh Manjrekar shooting Aroh Welankar for a crime that he has not committed. The film also deals with the theme of kids getting involved in criminal activities.

Darbar

AR Murugadoss’ directorial venture Darbar starring Rajinikanth in the lead is a recent example of police brutality, in which the hero performs all kinds of gymnastics with the law, killing many people in encounters and appointing himself as the sole provider of justice. The movie perfectly shows how a police officer can take law in his hands to get things done.

Visaranai

Visaranai directed by Vetri Maaran and starring Dinesh and Anandhi, Samuthirakani, Aadukalam Murugadoss, Kishore, Pradheesh Raj and Silambarasan Rathnasamy in the lead roles, showcased police brutality. The film deals with the lives of two men before and after thrown into a Kafkaesque area, in which they are tortured for confession. The film has won many awards including 3 National awards.

Bardaasht

Bardaasht is yet another example of police brutality. The movie shows three cops played Rahul Dev, Vishwajeet Pradhan, and Ganesh Yadav kill Bobby Deol’s brother, played by Riteish Deshmukh, in police custody for talking to his girlfriend in a car. Well, the film was indeed a landmark movie of that year as the protagonist uses his smartness to show the real face of those cops to the police department.

Top Indian sports movies of the decade (part 1)

Sports movies inevitably find a way to inspire and motivate us and connect people through the common thread of the love for sports. There are so many spectacular movies, here is a list of the top Indian movies that have made a great mark for themselves and helped to give a more holistic view of the sporting ecosystem of the country.

Egaro: The Immortal Eleven (Directed by Arun Roy)

Director Arun Roy embarks on an amazing journey to revisit the historic 29th July, 1911 IFA Shield win by barefooted Mohun Bagan players over the East Yorkshire Regiment. For a debut venture, Roy deserves to be lauded for the gutsy choice of showcasing the spirit of the freedom struggle of the country through the emotional football match. The massive win, a first by any native team, resulted in a turnaround in the scheme of things and also helped boost the struggle for Independence.

Paan Singh Tomar (Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia)

Paan Singh Tomar saw Irrfan Khan playing the role of the Army man who won the steeplechase event 7 times in a row at the Indian National Games. Tomar, gifted in athletics but tormented by circumstances, resorts to being a dacoit and murdering some people for the sake of revenge. Opening to critical acclaim, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie was a sleeper hit that also had Nawauddin Siddiqui playing a main role as a police informer.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra)

A dramatic plot, power-packed performances, and perfect lightning pace – all of these stitch together in the biographical movie on Milkha Singh. Opening to an uproarious response, the Farhan Akhtar-spearheaded movie showcases the journey of Milkha Singh from being a normal army recruit to being the ‘Flying Sikh’ at the Olympics. Although the initial part of the film is set in the backdrop of the Indian Partition, it soon takes off to follow Singh as he becomes a legend of Indian athletics.

Top 5 Indian Movies for Kids

Cinema has a huge impact on both adults and kids. Our children will not just entertained in those 2 hours of a movie but also be inspired by the movie and they may even try to have new move in their life. Here is the list of top 5 Indian movies for children that has a big social impact on every child’s mind.

1. Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par is a great movie, an inspiring slot. It can be viewed by everyone, regardless of the age.

Taare Zameen Par beautifully captures the life of the young boy Ishaan, a great struggler in his life. The movie provides a meaningful lesson to everyone that every child is different and has different needs in this world.

2. Udaan

Udaan portrays a story of youth from Indian middle class families, who desire to be free and passionately follow their dreams. The movie was selected in the 2010 Film festival to compete in the UN Regard. It was also the first Indian movie to be selected in Cannes.

3. The Blue Umbrella

Based on an Indian novel by Ruskin Bond and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, The Blue Umbrella is a great movie to watch. It teachs a kid that even a villain doesn’t deserve cruelty or judgement.

4. Anjali

Directed by Mani Ratnam, Anjali tells a beautiful story of a mentally disabled ill girl, who has been kept away from her mother. She is on a verge of dying and the movie depicts hard how her family cope up in this unwanted trauma.

5. I Am Kalam

I Am Kalam is a must watch film, not only for children but also for everyone. This is a peculiar, but an inspiring movie indeed. It tells a heartwarming story of a Rajasthani boy looking up to President Kalam and finding the courage to follow his dreams passionately.

The Best Indian Movies of 1990s

Although it’s not easy to choose the best movies of any country, there are always movies standing out from the rest. India is not an exception. This is our list of the best Indian movies of 1990s.

1. Sholay (1975)

Category: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Sholay is the greatest epic story that has ever been told. It is also the movie with the greatest Indian stars, including Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, and Amjad Khan.

It tells the story of of an ex-police officer and two thieves.  The family of the ex-police officer Thakur Baldev Singh was murdered in the village of Ramgarh by Gabbar Singh. Thakur wants to kill Gabbar in revenge.

He askes for help from two thieves named Jai and Veeru.  Firstly, they hesitated to help. Finally, they start to plot their revenge when they know exactly who Gabbar is and what his crimes are.

2. Mother India (1957)

Category: Drama, Musical, Family

Mother India is a movie tributing to Indian women.  It is set after Indian Independence.

It follows a mother who struggles to earn a living for her and her two sons. The movie helps viewers to understand about women’s standing in Indian society at that time by depicting the situation of women struggling for equality in a male orientated society.

Mother India was the first Indian movie to get a nomination for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.

3. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Category: Comedy, Drama, Musical

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of India’s best love story movies of all time. It depicts a very personal story for every Indian. In a country with 90% of all marriages being arranged, this story is all Indians’ dream of finding true love.

It follows two people who fall in love with each other.  They meet each other on a European trip but when they return to India, their parents don’t allow them to get married. What happens later is a battle of love over tradition.

4. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Category: Drama, Romance, War

The setting of Mughal-E-Azam takes place in the 16th century.  It tells the love story between Prince Saleem, heir to the throne, and Anarkali, a commoner.  However, his father, Emperor Akbar doesn’t agree with the relationship. The rift between father and son starts soon.

5. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Category: Comedy, Drama

Released in 1983, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a satirical movie depicting the situation of India at that time, showing the corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media, and the business sector.

It tells the story of two photographer friends who become witnesses to illegal dealings by the government.

Best Films on Netflix in India (part 1)

In its endeavors to win Oscars and please its 167 million individuals, Netflix has been spending billions into films as of late, inclusive of projects from or highlighting the likes of Martin Scorsese, Dwayne Johnson, and Michael Bay. You see, one of those — The Irishman — managed to rack up ten nominations for the streaming service at the Oscars in 2020. However, it did not work to leave away with a single prize. Netflix has likewise extended its movie endeavors in India in the previous year, declaring projects from the likes of Karan Johar, etc. Until further notice, however, its catalog’s strength is still the acquisitions. With more than 3,500 films, Netflix offers a more significant number of selections than some other India’s platforms. 

To pick the best films on Netflix, we depended on Metacritic, IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes appraisals to make a list. Moreover, we utilized our editorial judgment to include or get rid of a couple. 

Here are the best movies at present accessible on Netflix in India, arranged one after another in order. 

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12 Monkeys (1995) 

The 1962 French short La Jetée inspired this film. Here, Bruce Willis – a prisoner is sent back to get familiar with the infection that cleared out almost the entirety of humankind. Terry Gilliam directs.

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12 Years A Slave (in 2013) 

Duped into slavery owing to an occupation, adaptation of Steve McQueen regarding a free New York dark man’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor) nineteenth-century memoir is a mind-boggling good story and a significant watch. 

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 

In Stanley Kubrick’s profoundly influential science fiction film, humankind outlines a course for Jupiter with the conscious PC HAL 9000, to comprehend the discovery of a black monolith influencing human development. It’s not so much plot, but rather more an aural and visual experience.

Bollywood Movies Women Must Watch

Recall when well-known singer Beyonce stated, “Who runs the world? Young ladies!” Well, ladies are demonstrating it directly with their success. Thus, to praise this International Women’s Day, we have shortlisted some of the best ladies situated movies that will cause you to feel engaged and believe that you are no less compared to men. 

1. Mary Kom 

Mary Kom manages to throw stereotypes about female people to the wind. It likewise legitimately reveals to us that getting married doesn’t affect our career life; however, it instead supports it. Giving us understanding into the biography of India’s unbelievable female fighter Mary Kom, this film will move you to benefit as much as possible from your life and get energetically. 

2. Sovereign 

We don’t need to reveal to you how astonishing Kangana was in Queen and how perfectly she changed from a hesitant young lady into a solid and free lady, who stood firm for herself and enjoyed her honeymoon alone. 

3. Pink 

What better film to begin your Women’s Day with than Pink. The Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu demonstrated that we should quit deciding on ladies by what they wear. This film additionally discusses sexual consent in its most extreme detail. 

4. Kahaani 

This film is about a pregnant lady who plots, controls, and essentially attempts each damn technique to discover her better half’s killer as well as avenging his death. Coordinated by Sujoy Ghosh and featuring Vidhya Balan in the lead, this film is loaded with turns that will keep you at the edge of your seat! Additionally, this film will support your certainty and instruct you that there’s nothing you CANNOT do!

5. Mardaani

Rani Mukherjee understands the way of playing a strong character. Mardaani is a film that you will be able to see one woman in the uniform handing criminals.

The Great Indian Casino – The fantastic movie about casino games

One of the most popular entertainment methods people have ever enjoyed is the casino game. It is like a tool that reflects the world of cinema that cannot be overlooked. Indian cinema is also not out of that influence.

In 2019, Indian cinema witnessed the launch of an impressive film with casino content. The film was produced by director Rupesh Paul and made a big splash after debuting to the public. With its influence, the film was nominated at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

We are talking about The Great Indian Casino movie!

If you are looking for a movie to entertain after a stressful and hard working day, do not confine yourself to an interesting thriller or a romance film. Do not hesitate to choose The Great Indian Casino! It really deserves an option worth considering.

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The Great Indian Casino content is inspired by the demonetization policy of the Modi Government. Therefore, it was controversial as soon as it was published because of its context. The content of The Great Indian Casino revolves around a story about four crooks who have used casino games as a way to solve the problem of demonetization. In addition to introducing ways to handle demonetization, the film also touched the hearts of viewers with sad stories about the dead as well as those who lost their jobs because of the improvised move of the Modi Government.

The film stars Rajesh Sharma, Asif Basra, Pankaj Beri, and Deepraj Rana as four crooks. Meanwhile, Amisha Patel takes on the main role in the movie.

The Great Indian Casino Movie is one of its genres when it comes to making and presentation styles. It has garnered a great response and admiration from audiences both in India and internationally. After the highlight in the Marché du Film part of the famous Cannes film festival, the film was well promoted in the international market and received positive feedback from viewers.

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Director Rupesh Paul produced the film. He is the person who has previously brought audiences movies like Saint Dracula and Kamasutra 3D. Both his films were screened in Cannes and appreciated by the audience. The Great Indian Casino Movie was officially released on July 14, 2019. Shortly after its release, the film achieved a huge revenue and laid out a hidden story about casino games in India.

The underrated Indian movies to watch today (Part 8)

42. Lahore (in 2010)

This movie that Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan directed is overall a sports film that is set on the backdrop in Indo-Pak. The story is of one cricketer that turns kickboxer so as to avenge his brother’s death.

43. Salaam Bombay! (in 1988)

Mira Nair directed the film. It chronicles the daily life of children who live on Mumbai’s streets. It won the Film Award at the National level for Best Feature Movie in Hindi. It was even nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film. Great!

44. B.A. Pass (in 2012)

Ajay Bahl directed this neo-noir film. It is based on one short story, Mohan Sikka’s The Railway Aunty. It is one story looking at a new life’s fatal promise. When Mukesh encounters Sarika at one kitty party, he hardly knows of the city as well as its ways, aside from the means to survive. The thing that follows is one twist of destiny, one kind of story which shows up in the tabloids as crime’s heinous acts.

45. Black Friday (in 2007)

The Anurag Kashyap film is based on the Mumbai bomb blasts in 1993. It was so controversial that the film did not gain the certification by the Censor Board for three years. It was ultimately released in 2007 since the Supreme Court allowed it after the ’93 Bombay case’s verdict was eventually delivered by the TADA court. Watch it!

46. Shor in the City (in 2011)

Raj Nidimoru, as well as Krishna D.K, directed it. It revolves around the central characters who encounter challenges in Mumbai.

47. Shaurya (in 2008)

It is one Indian courtroom drama film in 2008 directed by Samar Khan. It stars Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba, and Javed Jaffrey. It revolves around a Muslim officer’s court-martial.