Thank you thank you for helping me work out this list! I’m gonna go ahead and limit our 2021 Awards Discussion to this tiny group of nominees. Just to make things manageable and try to leave out as few people as possible!
Vikrant Massay being sweet and bearded, Taapsee being sexy, and the whole movie being WEIRD and twisted and sexy and dark.
Surrogate movie! That made us all argue about surrogacy and stuff!
Allu Arjun’s big crossover hit!
Sweet village Tovino Thomas superhero movie
Finally, the Rahman movie releases! And it is ridiculously bad and over the top and MUSIC WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.
Cute cute cute love story. Cute cute cute Sara and Dhanush and great music.
Cute love story, gets a bit weird and dark but still cute. Sai Pallavi! Zumba!
Sanya Malhotra as a young surprise widow, interesting idea.
Vidya and Vijay Raaz and Neeraj Kabi and a TIGER.
Time to Dance
A dance movie with people who can’t dance! Set in England where everyone speaks weird Hinglish!
I haven’t seen it myself, but soooooo much buzz! Tamil, Dhanush, dark and strange and good apparently.
Again, haven’t seen it myself, but have heard it is soooooooooooo bad it makes you hate everyone in it.
Haven’t seen this one either. Sanya again, a less interesting movie, long distance marriage romance thing.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
I will be watching this one soon! It’s an Ayushmann issue movie, fun.
Sid M! And Kiara Advani! And yes, jingoism, but Sid M! Oh, and I haven’t seen this one either. This is the “Margaret hasn’t seen it” section.
I’m not saying you have to have seen ALL of these movies, this isn’t the Oscars (I haven’t seen all these movies, anyway). But I’m saying for all our Awards posts, you have to choose between these movies. No fair bringing in some weird non-Hindi thing ANGIE. Or some obscure non 2021 thing POPKA. Or Korean TV BASICALLY EVERYONE HERE BUT ME AND ANGIE.