Best Hindi Films to Watch on Hotstar (Disney+Hotstar)
Hotstar maybe still struggling to make it to the top in the OTT race, but one cannot deny that it’s a treasure house of some really amazing Bollywood films. To make you convince the same, here’s a list of some of the best Hindi films on Hotstar.
1.Ek Villain (2014)
Ek villain is probably one of the very films that utilized Ritesh Deshmukh’s potential as an actor. The film is a cat and mouse chase game with some really thrilling sequences. Along with some beautiful songs, drama, and action, Ek Villain is a complete package.
2. Masaan (2015)
Masaan is not just about the spectacular performances by all the actors of the film but also about lost love, finding yourself, and learning to live. No matter how much I love this film, I think it is not everyone’s cup of tea. It is intense, it is depressing and it is soulful. Set in the lush and serene location of Varanasi, the film tells the story of youngsters who are left to learn the world all by themselves.
3. Pink (2016)
No means no, let it be your wife, girlfriend, or sex worker. There’s no film in the history of Indian cinema that speaks this message so loud and clear. The Indian film industry has often endorsed objectification and disregarded the need for female consent. Now the same cinema tries to stand against this idea. Backed by some really powerful performances, Pink is one of the best courtroom dramas ever made in Indian cinema.
4. Talvar (2015)
Based on the 2008 Aarushi Talwar case, Meghna Gulzar directorial Talvar follows the investigation of the case from three different perspectives. It digs deeper into the whodunnit crime thriller that is sure to leave you baffled.
5. Chhapaak (2020)
Starring Deepika Padukone, Chhapaak is a story of an acid attack survivor who sets out to change the law against acid distribution in the Indian market. It is loosely based on the life of acid attack survivor Lakshmi who suffered brutal injuries due to an acid attack in 2007. Chhapaak is really gripping and to be honest, hard to watch the film. It stands out in reflecting the feelings and misery an acid attack victim goes through.
6. Bol Bacchan (2012)
Personally, for me, Bol Bachchan is Rohit Shetty’s funniest film ever. It makes use of the comedian in Ajay Devgan rather well, not to mention the hilarious Abhishek Bachchan. Though there may not be any logic to the film, it’s definitely not a usual slapstick kind of comedy movie. I can guarantee you some genuine shreds of laughter. If you are in for a light-hearted comedy film, this is a must-watch.
7. Jolly LLB 2 (2017)
Jolly LLB 2 is yet another socially relevant courtroom drama that takes a dig at fake encounters by corrupt police officers. Akshay Kumar plays Jolly, a lazy irresponsible lawyer who feels awakened after a series of incidents. He single-handedly tries to bring down the system that supports and endorses fake encounters.
8. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
It’s not always that you see the actor in Salman Khan. In Bajrangi Bhaijaan Salman plays Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman. He comes across a Pakistani girl who is apparently lost in India. He takes it into his shoulder (literally!) to safely send her back to her parents in Pakistan. The interesting incidents that follow make the core of the film. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is based on true events involving Geeta, a dumb and mute girl who was lost in India.
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