BY REEMA CHHABDA
“2020 has been the worst year ever!” We heard this sentence from a lot of people this year since March. All thanks to Coronavirus Pandemic for spoiling many plans that we made, for that promotion which was due, for the whole year planning which we started doing since 2019 for 2020. Although when we were all getting bored because we were asked to sit at home and go nowhere, there has been one thing which was continually entertaining us during these challenging times and it was none other than Cinema.
And as Shah Rukh Khan once said, “agar kisi cheez ko poore dil se chaaho to poori kaynaat use tumse milane ki koshish karti hai” and hence came OTT to bring us close to the cinemas. OTT platforms were our saviour during these challenging times when we could not go to the theatres and watch films.
Now, let’s talk about all the good films and the tortures we saw so here’s a list that we have brought for you to save your time if you’re planning to watch anything from 2020 in 2021.
The Good Films (Do Not Skip):
Deepika Padukone makes you sob like a child with her brilliant performance showcasing the real-life story and struggles of an acid attack survivor.
With outstanding cinematography, fantastic acting, lovely costumes, Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol starrer Tanhaji is a must-watch film of 2020.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan:
Sensitive topic? No! A normal human behaviour, shown normally, with regular family drama that touched our hearts. A non-missable film starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, among other brilliant actors.
This was definitely a slap on patriarchy. A beautiful story with outstanding dialogues and small but impactful concepts. Taapsee Pannu was the perfect fit for this one.
Irrfan Khan never missed an opportunity to impress his audience with his out of the world performances. An actor who will always remain in our hearts gave this amazing film, and we can’t be thankful enough.
Please don’t skip this last movie by Sushant Singh Rajput wherein he taught us how happy and blessed we all are with what we have in this beautiful life.
Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi made us fall for them with their outstanding performance with this film. Watch this with your family and make it the perfect movie day.
A beyond fantastic action thriller. This film is a brilliant and stylish execution.
Ludo is one entertaining package. It is all about fun and spunk. All the fantastic performances is a cherry on the cake.
AK vs AK:
An out and out entertainer. The unique concept of this Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap starrer is a perfect end of 2020.
The Bad Ones (Press The Skip Button):
I would only say ‘Making this film was a mistake’.
The ‘show-sha’ of the film made the film lose its charm. Saif Ali Khan in the movie was the copy of his character from the film Cocktail.
Love Aaj Kal:
The first part of the film had Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, and they definitely set the bar high which became difficult for Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan to stand up to. Imtiaz Ali’s lazy script then became pineapple on pizza.
Class Of 83:
This Bobby Deol starrer seemed like a story left unexplored.
Oh My God! the hype of this film and the choice of actors obviously made our expectations go high and then made it fall at one go. With actors like Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Gulshan Grover, this was one of those films which you try hard but cannot watch till end because it’s that boring.
The makers tried hard to make a masala entertainment with this Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday starrer but failed miserably.
Ginny Weds Sunny:
A typical Indian arranged marriage set up, lame jokes, lazily written dialogues and okay-ish acting made this film torture.
This Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer was the biggest Hindi film to release digitally. The response was mostly negative, and the film was actually unbearable.
The film starred Bhumi Pednekar and she tried hard to make this movie work, but the audience missed Anushka Shetty’s version as it was watch-worthy.
Coolie No. 1:
As we said earlier in our review, this was a failed ‘Cut-Copy-Paste’ version of Govinda’s original film. Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan failed to impress the audience.
Then there were films including Malang, Gulabo Sitabo, Chhalaang, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, Shakuntala Devi, Indoo Ki Jawani, among others which can be included in your one-time watch list as they were good but not the best ones.