Weekend Fix: Is Love Enough? Sir to Yeh Ballet, 5 offbeat Hindi films that you must add to your watchlist
It's that time of the week again when you add films and web shows to your watchlist for the weekend. While OTT platforms will oftem highlight popular films on your homepage, there are a few gems in the Hindi cinema space that often go unnoticed. The streaming space has given these impressive films a platform to reach out to a wide demographic. So, today, we decided to round up some interesting and offbeat Hindi films that have often gotten lost amidst the hundreds of popular films on streaming platforms. Check it out:
Directed by Sooni Taraporevala, this Netflix Original took us through the lives of two Mumbai teens Asif and Nishu and their dream to make it big in the ballet world. From beautiful frames and poised movements to the underdog story, Yeh Ballet pulls you in and keeps you invested in the world of dance.
Is Love Enough? Sir
One of the most recently films, Is Love Enough? Sir stars Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber and has opened to wide critical acclaim. Apart from making waves at international film festivals, Tillotama even bagged the Best Actress (Critic) award earlier this year. This humble story of a househelp and her boss at a swanky Mumbai apartment is one of the most heartwarming and heartbreaking stories in recent times.
Tu Hai Mera Sunday
This slice of life 2016 film shows the journey of five friends who struggle to find space in the crowded city of Mumbai for their weekend football game. The film's characters created by Milind Dhaimade are not only endearing but also relatable. The film stars television actor Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Avinash Tiwary, Vishal Malhotra, Rasika Dugal, and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam.
Eeb Allay Ooo
Another Indian film which created waves at international film festivals is 2019's Eeb Allay Ooo. Helmed by debutant director Pratik Vats, this film follows the story of young migrant who takes up a government job of keeping monkeys away from public buildings. Vats beautifully uses sound and sights to capture this unusual story and impressive performances will keep you hooked.
Directed by Nikhil Pherwani, this film releases on Netflix on 15th May and brings together two starkly different worlds of OCD and down syndrome together. This heartwarming tale features how an OCD man is forced to take help from his neighbour who is a down syndrome person in order to win back his wife.
You can watch all these films on Netflix!