Ritesh Pallod

You are watching the wrong Bollywood movies

Ok, Bollywood isn't really making great movies all the time, I agree. But blatantly making accusations that the industry has gone to shit (which seems to be the opinion on the online trolling platforms i.e. social media) - is straight up wrong.

I saw 6 Bollywood movies in the last month, sharing a bit more about the 3 seen more recently

  1. An Action Hero

  • This movie felt like the same genre as Fan but more for the indie audience. Absolutely surreal, unpredictable, thrilling, hilarous movie.
  • Starring the magnificent Ayushmann Khurrana, Jaideep Ahlawat
  • Directed by Anirudh Iyer who worked on Tanu Weds Manu
  1. Bhediya

  • A block buster, mass entertainer movie I presume because of the star power. Yet delivering a hilarous (peak great comedy) take on the massively used Werewolf troupe. Also touching upon the casual discrimination / racism (?) rest of the country does to the folks from North East India.
  • Starring Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Abhishek Banerjee, Paalin Kabak, Deepak Dobriyal
  • Directed by Amar Kaushik, produced by Dinesh Vijan (no shit, should have seen this coming, they made Stree)
  1. Monica, O My Darling

  • How do I describe it ? A set of ambitious employees being suspects of a murder investigation where Radhika Apte's cop is the one in charge. Story revolves around Rajkummar Rao stuck in the web of variety of plots. The plot really thinkens in this one.
  • Starring Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte (at this moment in life, can you even second guess these actors?)
  • Directed by Vasan Bala, same guy who did Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota

Other movies that were adapted from the "South" that I absolutely loved were Vikram Vedha & Hit: The first case. And the extremely hilarous family dysfunctional drama / comedy Jug Jugg Jeeyo

Few thoughts or opinions I'd like to share

  1. Don't judge before viewing the thing yourself. Form informed opinions. Don't just be a hater.
  2. Certain actors, directors, writers, producers, DOP (and so many other important people involved in making a movie) - never disappoint. Look out for them and stan them!
  3. Movies are getting better. Our VFX, our action sequences, the music, the humour, the writing, the way the movies are shot, directed, background score. We are truly improving!

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