Although the cinema halls have been shut for many of 2021, OTT platforms took care of our every day dose of leisure. They churned out some attention-grabbing content material within the first half of the 12 months, making binge-watching a matter of routine.
From a heartwarming story of a middle-class household in SonyLIV’s Gullak season two to an edge-of-the-seat thriller in Amazon Prime Video’s The Household Man 2, the digital medium saved us occupied in these grim occasions with some sensible content material.
So, as we enter the second half of the 12 months and look ahead to some extra wonderful net reveals, right here’s an inventory of the perfect content material we watched until now.
The Household Man 2: Amazon Prime Video
It takes a uncommon franchise to beat the curse of the sequels however Raj and DK did it with type. The ten-episode sequence lived as much as the expectations of the followers of the franchise because the story travelled from India’s north to its south. From the story, performances, dialogues, to cinematography, every part in regards to the present was spot on. Manoj Bajpayee returned as spy Srikant Tiwari who needed to safeguard his nation from an assault whereas coping with his household points. His group included JK (Sharib Hashmi), Chellam Sir (Uday Mahesh), Muthu (Ravindra Vijay), Umayal (Devadarshini) and several other others who made the present a rollercoaster experience. Samantha Akkineni impressed as Raji, the Sri Lankan Tamil, who is set to serve her group.
Gullak 2: SonyLIV
A nonetheless from Gullak 2.
Seeking to watch one thing heartwarming? SonyLIV’s Gullak season two is an ideal choose. It’s the story of a middle-class household residing in a north Indian city. The sequence and its lead characters, performed by Gitanjali Kulkarni, Jameel Khan, Vaibhav Raj Gupta, Harsh Mayar, and Sunita Rajawar, really feel too near dwelling and that’s the USP of the Palash Vaswani directorial. Author Durgesh Singh has explored the ‘kisse’ that takes place in an everyday Indian family. Within the quick, 5 episodes sequence, 90s children are sure to get nostalgic and relive their childhood days.
Aspirants: TVF, YouTube
Starring Naveen Kasturia, Abhilash Thapiyal, Shivankit Singh Parihar, Sunny Hinduja, and others in important roles, Aspirants narrated the story of 4 candidates of the civil service exams whose private life will get entangled with their aspiration of turning into IAS and IPS officers. In addition to its well-crafted narrative, what labored for the sequence was the efficiency of its solid. The relatable dialogues and characters have been a reminder of our faculty friendships and struggles of maturity.
Bombay Begums: Netflix
An eight-part sequence, Bombay Begums is centred round 5 city girls — Rani, a CEO of a financial institution, Ayesha, a naive newcomer to Mumbai, Fatima, a career-oriented girl, and Lily, a former bar dancer attempting to dwell a lifetime of dignity for her son. By means of them, the Alankrita Shrivastava present offers a peek into the struggles, desires and wishes of city girls and the way their lives intersect with one another whereas they attempt to struggle patriarchy. The present was lauded for its real looking portrayal of city girls.
Maharani stars Huma Qureshi, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial and others. (Photograph: SonyLIV)
The Huma Qureshi starrer is a political drama which is ready in Bihar of the Nineteen Nineties. It showcases how the lead character Rani Bharati (Qureshi) has to take the chair of Bihar’s CM after her husband and the CM Bheema Bharti (Sohum Shah) is shot by his enemies. The present does take the extent of political dramas on the net platforms a notch increased. Qureshi, together with Amit Sial, Inaamulhaq and Pramod Pathak, has delivered a robust efficiency. Aside from showcasing the soiled energy politics, the Subhash Kapoor creation additionally emphasises the caste atrocities and Naxalite violence in some components of the nation.
Kathmandu Connection: SonyLIV
A poster of Kathmandu Connection.
This spy-cum-revenge thriller is a reasonably entertaining present, simply that it is advisable be a bit of affected person because the makers take their very own candy time to get to the primary plot. However, after they get to the purpose, Kathmandu Connection is undoubtedly a worthy binge watch. The plot of the six-episode revolves round police officer Samarth Kaushik (Amit Sial) and his seek for Dawood Ibrahim aide and politician Mirza Beg (Zakir Hussain) and his affiliate Sunny (Anshumaan Pushkar).