It is a sad truth that sometimes, our Bollywood movies, receive far more attention than they deserve. Because of massive promotion, even mediocre content becomes more popular than quality content. But, things are changing as the audience demands better quality content. And, the proof of this statement lies in the recent success of regional movies.
Here’s a look at films in languages other than Hindi that are far better than mainstream Hindi-language movies from recent times.
1. Jai Bhim over Bell Bottom and Bhuj
As a real-life-based drama: Jai Bhim is way ahead of Bhuj and Bell-bottom, both in terms of storytelling and performances. While the audience rejected Akshay Kumar’s nationalistic avatar saving the country in Bell-bottom, it was also let down by Ajay Devgan’s Bhuj. On the other hand, Jai Bhim, left the audience inspired as it touched the social issues related to caste-based atrocities, corruption, and power abuse – in the most captivating way!
2. Drishyam 2 over Bunty Aur Babli 2
For the movie sequels: While Bunty Aur Babli 2 left many of the audience disappointed, Drishyam 2 kept the audience hooked and engaged!
3. Joji Over The Girl On The Train
For the Crime Dramas: Joji hailed as a masterpiece is the perfect intriguing and shocking crime drama. So rather than choosing The Girl on the Train, a pale imitation, watch Joji.
4. The Great Indian Kitchen over multi-starrer Tribhanga
For the movies related to feminism: While the audience rejected Tribhanga, they applauded the makers of The Great Indian Kitchen to attack patriarchy in a simple yet engaging way!
5. Maara over Meenakshi Sundareshwar
For Romantic Love Story: Rather than picking problematic stereotypical Meenakshi Sundareshwar, watch Maara. Maara’s imaginative storytelling will awaken the sleepless, hopeless, romantic in you.
6. Maanaadu over Haseen Dillruba
For thrillers: While Haseen Dillruba left many audiences disappointed, Maanaadu left the viewers entertained and kept them on the edge of their seats.
7. Sarpatta Parambarai Over Toofan
For the Sports dramas: Sarpatta Parambarai is not only more impactful but also more entertaining than Toofaan.
8. Karnan over Sooryavanshi
For Action Drama: Choose a logic-driven sensible action thriller – Karnan over senseless and illogical Sooryavanshi.
9. RRR over Bachchan Pandey
Released within the week’s time, while RRR received love from the audience and critics Bachchan Pandey failed miserably to impress anyone.
While Bollywood gave us some really great Hindi movies like Sherni, Shershaah, Udham Singh, etc., no one would deny that there were more misses than hits. So, in case you are ready to seek help from subtitles, you would what were you missing. Because these movies are no less than gems!