Another week, another exciting batch of movies and shows await the audience. dcadIt stars Kangana Ranaut and Arjun Rampal. If you prefer to stay at home, panchayat Season 2 is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video as Nina Gupta steals the show. In case you missed RRR in theaters, it also airs on Netflix and Zee5.
Bhol Bahliaa 2: In Cinemas
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a stand-alone sequel to Priyadarshan’s 2007 film Bhool Bhulaiyaa, starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role. Actors Kartik Aryan and Kiara Advani lead the sequel. Fast Indian film critic Shalini Langer gave the film a two-star rating. She wrote in her review, “Don’t expect any light touches, or any pretentious music like the first part in Kartik Aaryan-Kiara Advani. There are frequent jokes at the expense of an overweight child and a hard of hearing factor.”
Read our Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 review here.
Decad: In cinemas
Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta starrer is an action-thriller that features some high-octane action sequences. The movie is about Kangana agent Agni, who has gone out to capture Arjun Rampal’s Rudraveer. Divya Dutta’s character is blindly in love with Rampal’s Rudraveer. Shalini Langer gave Razneesh Ghai a rating of 3.5 stars. In her review, she called Dhakad a “fantastic action movie” and added, “Dakad is an achievement, in getting those two things right, in getting rid of melodrama for the sake of bloodshed, in heading to the relatively new location of Bhopal and based in the ocean, in getting the mood right By diving into the coal mines there, and even giving us a glimpse into life in that city with its mixed communities, living together seamlessly. It shouldn’t be rare, but it is.”
Read our dcad review here.
Panchayat 2: Amazon Prime Video
If you loved the first season of Panchayat, then you should definitely have the second season on your watch list. Set in a village in Uttar Pradesh, Amazon Prime Video is about the main character of Abhishek (Jetendra Kumar) who has now begun to love his life in the village after hating her in the first season. Arushi Jin of Indianexpress.com described the show as a “warm experience” in her review. She wrote, “With a wonderful grip on the story, writer Chandan Kumar and director Deepak Kumar Mishra’s gentle approach to the lives of the Bolera residents greatly drives the vivid feel of the show. Jitendra Kumar as Abhishek is fantastic. The real scene stealer is Manju Devi, played by the actor. The idealist Nina Gupta.”
Read the review of the second season of Panchayat here.
Skype Live: Disney Plus Hotstar
Starring Siddharth, Javed Jaffrey, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, among others, the Disney Plus Hotstar series explores the different journeys of six people, as they struggle to win fame and fortune via a social media app called Escaype Live. However, the lines between virtual and reality begin to blur as contestants take some tough steps to win. Indianexpress.com Rohan Nahar gave the series one star. He wrote in his review, “Hotstar’s latest original series wants to be sharp and objective, but he’s just too pissed off at the kind of social comment he wants.”
Read our Escape Live review here.
RRR: Netflix, ZEE5
Did you miss seeing the visual splendor of SS Rajamouli on the big screen? Now is the time to get to know the Magnum Opus, and that too from the comfort of your own home. The film features NTR and Ram Charan actors as rebels waging war against British rule in India. The movie will be available on ZEE5 in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi and Bengali. Netflix is streaming the Hindi version of the movie.
Read the RRR review here.
After a disappointing experience in theaters, Shahid Kapoor and Mornal Thakur’s film, Jersey, is now streaming on Netflix. The new Hindi version of Nani-starrer was released in cinemas on April 22nd. The film revolves around a former cricketer in his late thirties who decides to get back on the field and possibly regain his glory days after his son insisted on wearing the jersey. Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave Jersey 2.5 stars and stated that although the film had its heart in the right place, the full tone of the feature was lackluster.
Read our jersey review here.