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Updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 18:46 [IST]

Like
2020,
this
year
too
the
theatres
remained
shut
(barring
the
first
three
months)
owing
to
the
ongoing
COVID-19
pandemic.
Left
with
no
other
choice,
some
filmmakers
turned
their
attention
towards
OTT
platforms
to
release
their
respective
films.

One
cannot
ignore
the
fact
that
OTT
has
changed
the
consumption
pattern
of
the
audience
over
the
years.
With
diverse
content
from
across
the
globe
being
easily
available
at
the
press
of
a
button,
the
filmmakers
have
got
a
hard
task
when
it
comes
to
keeping
the
viewers
glued
to
the
screen.

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2021
Half
Yearly
Report:
From
Kajol
To
Parineeti
Chopra;
Actresses
Who
Delivered
Stellar
Acts

On
the
other
hand,
the
‘junta’
is
ready
to
welcome
good
content
irrespective
of
its
star
cast
and
this
year
is
the
proof!
The
much-hyped
films
like
Janhvi
Kapoor’s

Roohi

and
Salman
Khan’s

Radhe:
Your
Most
Wanted
Bhai

failed
to
entice
the
audience
due
to
its
flimsy
storytelling.
On
the
other
hand,
films
minus
any
frills
(eg.

Pagglait
,

Tribhanga

and
others)
left
a
lasting
impression
as
they
satiated
the
audience’s
taste
buds
with
their
appealing
stories.

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Series
2021
Half
Yearly
Report:
Best
Hindi
Shows
From
The
Family
Man,
Bombay
Begums
To
The
Married
Woman

As
half
the
year
has
gone
by,
we
list
down
some
of
the
top
Bollywood
films
that
proved
that
content
is
the
king
when
it
comes
to
stirring
emotions
in
the
audience.

Kaagaz

Kaagaz

Inspired
by
a
real-life
story,
Pankaj
Tripathi-starrer

Kaagaz
tells
the
story
of
a
man
who
decides
to
fight
the
system
to
prove
his
existence
when
his
relatives
declare
him
legally
dead.
Pankaj
Tripathi
breathes
life
into
this
social
satire
with
his
remarkable
performance
despite
a
few
glitches
in
the
storytelling.

Nail Polish

Nail
Polish

The
ever
dependable
Manav
Kaul
gives
you
enough
reasons
to
catch
up
with
this
crime-legal
thriller
in
which
an
open-and-shut
case
has
more
to
it
than
meets
the
eye.
Besides
Kaul,
Arjun
Rampal
also
puts
his
best
foot
forward
to
deliver
some
engaging
courtroom
drama.

Tribhanga

Tribhanga

Renuka
Shahane’s
Hindi
directorial
debut
headlined
by
Kajol,
Tanvi
Azmi
and
Mithila
Palkar,
revolves
around
how
three
generations
of
women
from
a
dysfunctional
family
deal
with
grief
and
other
difficult
emotions.
Shahane’s
take
on
imperfect
mothers
and
difficult
daughters
makes
for
a
heartwarming
watch!

Pagglait

Pagglait

Sanya
Malhotra
as
a
young
widow
who
makes
a
startling
discovery
after
her
husband’s
demise,
sashays
her
way
into
your
hearts
with
her
layered
act
in
Umesh
Bisht’s
black
comedy

Pagglait
.
With
its
heart
in
the
right
place,
this
film
makes
unscathing
comment
on
the
hypocrisy
of
the
society
when
a
woman
decides
to
take
charge
of
a
situation.

Geeli Puchhi (Ajeeb Daastaans)

Geeli
Puchhi
(Ajeeb
Daastaans)

Neeraj
Ghaywan’s

Geeli
Pucchi

overpowers
rest
of
the
films
in
the
Netflix
anthology

Ajeeb
Daastaans
with
Konkona
Sen
Sharma
and
Aditi
Rao
Hydari’s
stellar
performances,
and
an
engaging
plot
which
captures
themes
like
homophobia,
class
and
caste
divide
in
an
effective
way.

Sherni

Sherni

Despite
some
bumps
in
the
narrative,
Vidya
Balan
wins
you
over
with
her
pitch-perfect
performance
in
Amit
Masurkar’s

Sherni.

Beneath
the
man-animal
conflict,
Masurkar
peels
off
layers
of patriarchy
and
gender
bias
which
are
deeply
seeped
in
the
society
and
provides
the
audience
with
some
food
for
thought.

Out
of
all
these
movies,
which
one
impressed
you
the
most?
Let
us
know
in
the
comment
section
below.

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