As the year is about to end, here are the best Bollywood underrated movies that you might have missed because of the very limited buzz around them. Though we are sure you must have watched India’s most successful movies of 2022, here are some underrated Bollywood movies that won’t disappoint you either.
1. Kaun Pravin Tambe? (IMDb Rating: 8.4)
Starring Shreyas Talpade, Kaun Pravin Tambe is a biopic on cricketer Pravin Tambe. Though Pravin never got a chance to play in the Ranji Trophy or the national cricket team, he never gave up and finally made his debut at the age of 41 in the Indian Premier League. Shreyas, who has earlier played the role of a cricketer in his superhit film Iqbal, plays the titular role of Tambe in the movie. Directed by Jayprad Desai, the film also stars Ashish Vidyarthi, Parambrata Chatterjee, and Anjali Patil in pivotal roles. The movie streams on Disney+Hotstar.
One of the most underrated Bollywood movies of 2022 is Toolsidas Junior. Set in 1994, Toolsidas Junior is inspired by true events. After losing a tournament Toolsidas’s son decides to fulfill his father’s dream. In order to get to the top of the game, he takes help from former snooker champion Mohammad Salam. Don’t forget to stream it on Netlfix.
4. Runway 34 (IMDb Rating: 7.0)
The aviation thriller is about the suspicious case of Captain Vikrant’s flight-landing decision and how his decision is under scrutiny. This movie stars Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh, and Amitabh Bachchan in key roles. You can stream it on Amazon Prime.
5. Sharmaji Namkeen (IMDb Rating: 7.6)
Sharmaji Namkeen is special as it marks the last movie of talented actor Rishi Kapoor. The lead character, B.G Sharma is essayed both by Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal due to the former’s death. Freshly retired widower B.G. Sharma has a lot of time on his hands but doesn’t know how to utilize it. The 58-year-old discovers an avid interest in cooking and hopes to open a food joint, much to the dismay of his two discouraging sons. He gets invited to cook for a ladies’ get-together and talk of his skills spreads like wildfire. Sharmaji’s journey toward success sees many obstacles in the form of his status as a single father and his sons, but this determined man stops at nothing. You can stream the movie on Amazon Prime.
6. Jalsa (IMDb Rating: 6.6)
No one can deny that Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah are two of the most talented and versatile actresses in Bollywood. And, as they have always made a special attempt to present something new to their audience, they don’t disappoint you with Jalsa. You can stream this drama thriller on Amazon Prime.
7. Jogi (IMDb Rating: 7.2)
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie has a very talented cast. Along with Diljit Dosanjh, the movie also stars Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Kumud Mishra, and Hiten Tejwani, to name a few. The movie is set in the 1980s when India was facing riots that shook the whole country. The movie is about how a Sikh, Jogi (Diljit Dosanjh), a Hindu, Ravinder Chautala (Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub), and a Muslim, Kaleem Ansari (Paresh Pahuja) unite for a dangerous task to save hundreds of people. The movie showcases how humanity wins over any divide.
8. Chup: Revenge of the Artist (IMDb rating: 7.8)
Starring Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role, Chup is the story of an artist who becomes a serial killer – murdering critics who tore his art. The movie is a thriller that will keep you hooked, and raise questions about the ethics of critics. You can stream it on Zee5.
A powerful but illiterate politician intends to spend his time in jail earning his high school certificate. His wife, though, has her own ideas. Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Nimrat Kaur, and Yami Gautam, Dasvi is an ideal film to enjoy with your family. You can stream it on Netflix.
Underrated Bollywood Movies Of 2022 That Are Much Better Than Many 100 Cr. Movies
11. Goodbye (IMDb Rating: 7.3)
Rashmika Mandanna’s Hindi movie debut, Goodbye was released in Theatres in October and has an IMDb rating of 8.1. Advocate Tara Bhalla travels to Chandigarh to meet her father, after learning of her mother’s death. However, the two disagree about the cremation and other ceremonies. There are other issues that give rise to disputes between them and other family members. But despite their differences, they have a few more days under the same roof, will their fights continue or will they find common ground? You can stream it on Netflix.
12. Doctor G (IMDb Rating: 7.0)
Doctor G, a film starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh, is set to release on OTT platforms after its run in theaters. The story follows a male doctor who is interested in orthopedics but becomes a gynecologist, causing chaos. Shefali Shah and Sheeba Chaddha also have pivotal roles in the film. You can stream it on Netflix.
13. Jaadugar (IMDb Rating: 6.9)
Featuring Jitendra Kumar, Arushi Sharma, and Jaaved Jaaferi, this show is set in a small town, which is obsessed with football. Meenu, played by Jitendra Kumar, is a magician by profession. He falls in love but the only way to marry his dream girl is by winning the Dhabolkar trophy. So, to give his love a fair chance, he joins a football team. But, unfortunately, the team has never won a single match. Another twist in the story is that maybe the girl he loves might not actually love him. You can switch it on Netflix.
14. Jhund (IMDb Rating: 7.4)
An inspirational story based on the life of Slum Soccer founder, Vijay Barse, Jhund stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. Released in March in theatres, the movie received positive reviews and is currently ranked 7.2 on IMDb.
15. An Action Hero (IMDb Rating: 8.1)
Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaideep Ahlawat’s hilarious and thrilling cat-and-mouse chase left many impressed. The whole internet was buzzing with ‘An Action Hero’ great reviews but even after such positive word-of-mouth, this movie struggled at the box office. In case you haven’t watched it yet, please watch it as the movie won’t disappoint you!