With one new release after the other, it’s hard to keep track of content that you don’t want to miss out on. We tend to skip out on underrated movies and TV shows because they’re often not talked about!
After having watched masterpieces like Jamun with Raghubir Yadav in the lead and Rajat Kapoor’s Kadakh, we’ve found a new incentive to look for underrated movies in the plethora of content that we call OTT platforms. Some of these movies and TV shows helped us see life a little differently, while others gave us the opportunity to experience brilliant performances like Pankaj Tripathi in Kaagaz and Cyrus Sahukar in Mind the Malhotras.
For those of you who look forward to binging on a TV show or a movie after a long work week, these movies and TV shows are just apt. We’ve covered everything from senseless ‘keep your brain aside and watch’ kinds of movies to ones that touch upon mental health, self-acceptance, Indian bureaucracy, and relationships.
Check them out!
Written and directed by David Freyne, Dating Amber is one of the few coming-of-age films that stay true to the genre. Think Sex Education in the 1990s. Set in rural Kildare, Ireland in 1995, this story highlights homophobic abuse, confusion about sexuality and gender identity, friendship, and self-acceptance over and above the terror that we call being a teenager in high school. This movie is a great example of going above and beyond simply to fit in, whether it’s at home or with your peers.
Directed by Satram Ramani, Helmet touches upon a completely untouched topic of conversation in India aka contraception. But that’s all it does! An extremely overpopulated country congested with those who feel zero shame in having big families but feel shy or ashamed at the mention of birth control; Yes this is precisely the crux of the problem and also the plot of Helmet! In spite of leading with such a promising concept, this film turned out to be an absolute snooze fest!
Mind the Malhotras on Amazon Prime
The Malhotras, aka Rishabh and Shefali, are your next-door neighbors with the same household problems as most people in the form of a nosy and dominating mother-in-law, struggles with parenting, a dull sex life, and a ‘we’re not the problem but they are’ attitude. They’re living a regular life until the third couple that they know of files for divorce. This is precisely what brings them to Dr. Gulfam Rastogi, a couples counselor.
Directed and written by Satish Kaushik, Kaagaz is over-explained with a double narration from Satish Kaushik and Salman Khan and lacks serious depth. Having lived in India, there isn’t a single human who hasn’t dealt with ‘do din baad aana’ each time they’re in touch with anything sarkari, aka rigged bureaucracy under the tag of democracy. Satish Kaushik unveils this painful and neverending process in Kaagaz.
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