Recently, Salman Khan starrer – Kisi Ka Bhai Kis Ki Jaan – hit the theatres. But, unfortunately, the movie miserably failed at leaving the audience or critics impressed. Many people took to social media to share their disappointment.
From calling it illogical to cringe-fest to terrible, many people called out Salman Khan’s movie as a sheer waste of time. While reviewing the movie Hindustan Times wrote, “Loud and senseless, Salman Khan’s cringefest makes you say, ‘stop it, Bhaijaan’”
Indian Express called the movie boring! While reviewing the movie, the critic wrote, “ A tired, unimaginative amalgamation of every Salman Khan version” Even TOI called the movie dull. While reviewing the movie, the critic wrote, “Bhai’s mighty punches land on a dull plot… The first half tests your patience with scenes that intend to be funny, but are not. The loud performances don’t help much. The story simply doesn’t kickstart until the interval.”
While Salman Khan’s KKBKJ disappointed many, these hard-hitting OTT shows and movies of 2023 are the saving grace.
1. Farzi | IMDb: 8.4
Shahid Kapoor made his digital debut with Farzi on Amazon Prime Video. The web series which also stars Raashii Khanna and Vijay Sethupathi received a lot of love from fans. The series had plenty of action, crime, scams, corruption, and dark humor as Shahid became the focal point of a world of fake currency and the black market. In case you haven’t watched it, then do stream it on Amazon Prime. Wanna read Farzi reviews? You can read them here! Where to watch Farzi: Amazon Prime Video | IMDb: 8.4
2. Vaathi | IMDb: 7.4
Dhanush‘s new release Vaathi revolves around a college professor who fights against the privatization of education in the country. This hard-hitting movie will definitely leave you impressed. If you want to watch meaningful inspiring content, then we bet you would definitely love it. Where to watch? Netflix | IMDb: 7.4
3. Gulmohar | IMDb: 7.7
Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Sharmila Tagore, and Suraj Sharma, the movie Gulmohar is about the Batra family and their challenges as they set to move out of their 34-year-old family home. The movie shows how this important change in their lives makes them rediscover the bonds and love they share. Where to watch? Disney +Hotstar | IMDb: 7.7
4. Trail By Fire | IMDb:8.0
The Netflix show, which stars Abhay Deol, Anupam Kher, Rajshri Deshpande, and Ratna Pathak Shah in key roles, is based on the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy that shocked India. The show follows the story of the parents of a boy who died in the fire as they fight for justice. Where to watch Trial By Fire: Netflix | IMDb:8.0
5. The Night Manager | IMDb: 8.1
Starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor, this show is an adaptation of the popular English TV thriller series of the same name, starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Olivia Colman. The series, which is based on John le Carré’s novel, follows the story of an ex-military man who is determined to bring down the arms dealer who killed his dear one. Watch Jonathan sneak around his inner circle and bring down his empire. Where to watch The Night Manager: Disney+ Hotstar | IMDb:8.1
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, Pathaan is the biggest hit of this year. The plot revolves around Pathaan (Shah Rukh Khan), an exiled RAW agent, who collaborates with ISI agent Rubina Mohsin (Deepika Padukone) to bring down Jim (John Abraham), a former RAW agent plotting to spread a deadly lab-generated virus across India. Though the movie has its flaws but it is definitely a better watch than KKBKKJ. Where to watch? Prime Video
7. Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga IMDb 7.9
After successful movies like Dasvi and Thursday, Yami Gautam gave the audience another gem – Chor Nikal Ke Bhaaga. Along with Yami Gautam, the movie stars Sunny Kaushal. A flight attendant and her boyfriend must steal a cache of diamonds to clear an old debt — but the plan spins into mayhem when the plane is hijacked. The movie received a lot of love from the audience and became Netflix’s most-watched Indian film ever.
Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.