From theatres to Televisions, to making an appearance on the big screens – films, India’s actors have come a long way. However, finding all the big stars on the smaller screens again is even more enjoyable. Be it your laptop, phone, or Tv – wherever your internet connects you with the OTT platforms, you will find the big names of new Bollywood movies appearing in the shows or films you watch.
If we were to name a few top-notch Bollywood actors, Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, who have marked their successful presence on the digital space till by now.
Therefore, we thought that maybe actors and films themselves making a shift from theatres to the OTT platforms, the audience would also do so. And that is precisely why we have made a list of all the excellent top 10 New Bollywood movies you can watch with your family in your own house and now worry about the expensive tickets and pricy popcorns and soft drinks in the theatres.
Here are the top 10 New Bollywood movies to watch online in 2021:
AK vs. AK
Yes, this film was released in 2020, but it is still new on Netflix, making it the first on our list. Starring Anurag Kashyap (an Indian filmmaker) and the evergreen Anil Kapoor in the lead roles, this film is a Hindi thriller directed by none other than Vikramaditya Motwane. Along with the strong names in the lead roles, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Harshvardhan Kapoor also appear in the film in supporting roles. Written by Avinash Sampath, the story has a film-within-a-film kind of plot. So, this film is definitely amongst the top ones you should watch.
The White Tiger
Directed by Ramin Bahrani, this film features Priyanka Chopra, Rajkumar Rao, and Adarsh Gourav in the lead roles. Being a screen adaption from the same name’s novel, the movie depicts the struggle, poverty, corruption, and survival of an ordinary person in this society (exactly how Aravind Adiga’s book shows). The film was released on Netflix in January 2021, and we don’t think you would want to miss it for anything.
Firstly, this film marks the digital debut of Kajol, and secondly, it is based on a true story. Released in January 2021 on Netflix, this Dhilip Kumar directorial tells a story of the three generations of the same family – Nayan, Anu, and Masha. If you have watched shows like Little Things and Girl in the City, you will not miss this film because Mithila Palkar is a part of it and Tanvi Azmi and Kunaal Roy Kapoor.
Aapke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hai
Now, if you want to have a good laugh while sitting glued to your seat and wonder what will happen next, a horror-comedy is the best fit for you. Deriving its name from an RD Barman song, this film is based on four friends who take an apartment on rent in Mumbai. Directed by Gaurav Sinha, the film casts Sumeet Vyas, Naveen Kasturia, and Ashish Verma alongside Swara Bhaskar, who appears as a ghost. The film is released on MX Player.
The film by Gitanjali Rao had its initial premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2019. Although this animated film was all set to hit the screens in 2020 due to the worldwide pandemic, the makers canceled that plan. Now, the film will come as a treat to Netflix users in 2021 (the exact date has not been confirmed yet). This is a lovely and simple love story of two characters – Kamala and Salim who meet in Bombay and fall in love. Being a Bollywood film, there is a small twist of disbeliefs and rifts between the families, which provides a lot of drama. But let us see if the families succeed in dividing the love or even this is just another ‘happy ending’ for Bollywood fans. What makes this film a must-watch on our list is that being an animated film, Bombay Rose is hand-painted frame-by-frame. The characters’ contributory voices are given by Amardeep Jha, Amit Deondi, Makrand Deshpande, Cyli Khare, Gargi Shitole, Virendra Saxena many others.
This is one of those feel-good family movies or a couple’s movies that even the long-distance love birds can enjoy at the same time, even being at different physical places – all thanks to the power of the internet.
The Girl on the Train
It is incredible how we Bollywood fans wait for a novel to become a Hollywood movie and then wait for an Indian filmmaker to adapt and present it in a very Indian way. That’s precisely why many of you must not be aware of a novel named ‘The Girl on the Train’ (written by Paula Hawkin) and must or must not even know the book’s Hollywood adaption had already been done back in 2016. The American psychological thriller features Emily Blunt (wife of John Krasinski) in the lead role.
But well, that is not what we are even talking about, right? We need to know that the Bollywood version of this project is helmed by Ribhu Dasgupta and stars Parineeti Chopra in the lead role. In the supporting roles, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, and Avinash Tiwary will appear. The film will make its presence on Netflix this February 26, 2021
No, this is not some teenage girl romantic flick as the title may appear to you. A ZEE5 Original, Nail Polish is an Indian thriller film about the trial of a renowned social activist who is held for sexually harassing and murdering two migrant kids and is also suspected of killing others. The film’s writing and direction have been done by Bugs Bhargava Krishna, starring Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari, and Rajit Kapur, some exciting roles. If you are up for a good cinema, you don’t have to worry a bit. This film is praised by critics and is streaming on ZEE5.
The Big Bull
Based on Harshad Mehta’s life (an Indian stockbroker), ‘The Big Bull’ is a Bollywood biographical crime drama. Directed by Kookie Gulati, the film depicts almost a decade of the protagonist’s financial scandals.
Big names from Bollywood like Abhishek Bachchan, Ileana D’Cruz, Sohum Shah, Nikita Dutta, and few others are starring in the project. The film will only have a digital release on Disney + Hotstar.
Bhuj: The Pride of India
Another big project assembling a vast star cast from Bollywood is an action drama (set in the war set up) – Bhuj: The Pride of India. The project, which addresses the controversial battle of 1971 between India and Pakistan, is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya. IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of Bhuj airport at that time, will be the center of this story.
Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, and few other essential names from the B-town will be seen in the screen’s pivotal roles. The film will be released on Disney + Hotstar in 2021, though the dates are not confirmed yet.
A Kunal Kohli directorial, Lahore Confidential is one heck of an exciting love thriller on ZEE5. The story is about a woman suffering from a divorce and living a very everyday life until one day; she lands on a covert intelligence operation across the border. How this whole situation changes her life and what comes to her after is what you will find in this film. But what kind of makes it a typical Bollywood drama is that being on a mission, she falls in love. Maybe that twist in the story is why this film has got some mixed reviews from the critics. This film’s cast includes powerful Indian actors like Richa Chadha, Arunoday Singh, Karishma Tanna, and some more.