2020 was a year in which most of the time was spent at our homes, due to which the Bollywood industry suffered a great loss. Many films which were supposed to be released this year were either shut down in the middle of shooting or postponed for next year. There was no release by the Khan trio which consists of Shah Rukh, Amir and Salman this year. With them out of the picture, most movies that were released this year were watched privately and made the cut due to the superb acting of the actors. Despite the peculiarity of the year, here are some films which are worth watching, that is, if you haven’t seen them already.
‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ is a film starring
. It is a romantic comedy directed and written by
. The storyline of the movie is that of a gay couple trying to get acceptance from their family. This film is about the challenges faced by gay couples in their lives.
2. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ is the story of the right-hand man of
(AKA Tanya) who clashed with the Mughal chieftain Udaybhan Singh Rathore to recapture Kondhana for the Maratha Empire. This movie was directed by
, starring Ajay Devgn, , and Kajol, etc.
‘Thappad’, starring Tapasee Pannu, Diya Mirza, etc., is a Hindi language drama film directed by
. It is the story of a young woman who files for divorce after her husband slaps her at a party. This movie shows the domestic violence faced by women in their lives and how they should speak up to stop it.
4. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
‘Gunjan Saxena’ is a Hindi language biographical drama film directed by . It is the story of a pilot who fulfills her dreams and serves the country in the Kargil War, despite facing uncertainties. The lead role was played by Jhanvi Kapoor in the film.
, Chhapaak is the story of an acid attack survivor Malti whose face was splashed by a family friend for refusing his advance. She fights for a law that should seek harsh penalties for acid attackers and a ban for acid sale. The movie starring
as the main lead is a real-life story of an acid attack victim Laxmi Aggarwal. This movie was made to humanize Malti's story and avail justice.
‘Panga’, starring , is the story of Jaya Nigam (former pro-kabaddi player) who had to give up her dream due to her marriage and pregnancy. Tired of her desk job, and support from her husband and son, she starts dreaming to become a champion again. The biggest challenge for her in her journey is to believe in herself and make her dreams come true.
7. Gulabo Sitabo
‘Gulabo Sitabo’, directed by
and starring and Ayushmann Khurrana, is a comedy-drama film. The plot of this film is based on two conspiratorial men each with an agenda of their own and attract other members to their clan. The movie was considered a hit by the producers.
This movie shows the challenges faced by a young woman who starts her job as a live-in maid and falls in love with a cynical son of a wealthy family. ‘Sir’, directed by
, is a romantic drama film
9. Raat Akeli Hai
‘Raat Akeli Hai’, directed by
, is a crime thriller drama film. This film is the comeback of
. The story is of a married landlord who was murdered on his wedding night and a small-town cop who was asked to investigate the case. The film did full justice to the writer’s script.
Bulbbul was directed and written by Anvita Dutt. It is the story of a child bride, who grows into a mysterious woman ruling over her household. She hides her painful past from others. The beauty of this movie is in small details that plugs the story and photographic aesthetics.