OTT releases, movies in theaters only some of us saw, it’s all confusing. I’m gonna try to limit it down to the movies that mattered to DCIB world. Let me know if there is something I am missing from the list that you think should be included. I’m looking for movies that a fair number of DCIB people have seen so we can judge them. Oh, and tell me if there is something I should remove because no one really watched it.
AR Rahman, ridiculous plot, good songs
AR Rahman, good plot, good songs, good acting
Saif is excellent, the rest is uneven
Bunty Aur Babli 2
Sequel! Never as good as original
Dark, twisted, romantic, comic
Hum Do Humare Do
Forgettable despite Ratna
Indoo Ki Jawani
Very forgettable Kiara movie
Conversation provoking surrogate movie
Sanya Malhotra as a young widow, not as interesting as it could be
Salman movie! Very inappropriate romance
Another feminist horror comedy!
Vidya Balan and a tiger try to fight bloated patriarchy and ignorance
Akshay Rohit Shetty!
Time to Dance
Amusingly horrible! Sad balloon, flipbook flashback, all kinds of goodness
Infuriating boxing movie about a Noble Prejudiced Old Hindu Man who we must all admire
Kajol! Overacting! Good bits, but also bad bits
Atrangi Re – I know I didn’t watch a whole lot of Indian films this year, but it would be at the top of my list anyway. It has my vote!
Also, for southern films, then Karnan is top of that list. It was amazing! I just forgot about it when commenting. The Great Indian Kitchen is a close second.
99 songs! I was waiting for so long for this film, then when it finally arrived on eintusian I watched 5 minutes, paused, and completely forgot about it till now!
I had completely forgotten I had watched Time to Dance. I think it wins by default for me, it’s probably the best Indian movie from 2021 I watched????!!! What was that movie where the hero gets overinvested in the heroine’s teen sister’s sex life?
There was a party where everyone wore white? What WAS that?
I also saw Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele but I think I’m the only one who saw that, maybe Angie also? Also Luca Alias Johnny which apparently was 2021. God, it’s a tough year when it’s between Luca Alias Johnny and Time to Dance for best movie.
Tuesdays And Fridays! Another movie produced by Bhansali. 😆
Figures! Anyway, I couldn’t get through that.
So this post is to throw all the movies we have in common, both bad and good and then we will chose which one we liked and which we didn’t like?
Thise are the ones I saw and think others also:
Sandeep aur Pinki Faraar
The girl on the train
Not like or didn’t like, I’m just trying to find the ones in common. Normally I just do the theatrical releases, but that doesn’t work this year.
On Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 3:49 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:
So I got it right. Those mentioned are the ones I remember other people talking about. Oh there is also Karnan.
Karnan was amazing!
Aww, Maara. Forgot about Maara, that was a nice one.
I didn’t get much chance to watch new releases until I finished moving house in mid-September, so I missed pretty much everything that came out earlier in the year. Besides ones you mention, here are a few that I saw and that others may have gotten the chance to see:
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
Shyam Singha Roy
How about Jaathi Ratnalu, Karnan, and Shershaah?
Oh right, Shershaah!!! Good one!
On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 3:17 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:
So far I think my favorites of the ones you’ve listed are Haseena Dillruba and Pagglait. I don’t know if I can choose between the two, but I guess if a gun were put to my head I’d say HD because it’s so different? But I don’t know, Pagglait was also. Mimi I liked but had issues with. Sooryavanshi was whatever.
However, I’m finally on a bit of a break and on a mission to watch Sherni and Atrangi Re and maybe Sardar Udham if I can squeeze it in, so my vote might change by Sunday.
Of this list, I’ve only seen Atrangi Re and Mimi (so far, I’ve been meaning to watch Love Story forever). But I think Atrangi Re edges Mimi out slightly. Maybe it’s cuz of the communal experience of watching it for the first time with you all. Idk. ❤