It is almost time to say goodbye to 2021, a year full of struggle at every stage. Thanks to Bollywood that we got great entertainment to sideline the stress and keep our hopes alive throughout the year. The industry struggled too but it continued to give us the best Indian movies. There are endless names to mention however, only a few were remarkable and have a fresh perspective.
Here’s the flashback
Flashback 2021: 15 Most-Entertaining Movies We Are Glad Released This Year
Release date- 07th January 2021
Cast: Pankaj Tripathi, Monal Gajjar, Satish Kaushik
IMDb rating- 7.5
Pankaj Tripathi had set the atmosphere with his solo performance in Kaagaz which was released earlier in January 2021. The film was produced by Salman Khan and directed by Satish Kaushik. The story was simple but had deep consequences on our life.
Also Read: List of Best And Worst Movies Of Salman Khan
Kagaaz is a story of Lal Bihari of UP who struggled for 19 years to prove that he is alive as officials declared him dead on the papers. Pankaj as Bharat Lal Bihari is as usual impressive in the movie. Kagaaz is a must-watch!
Release date- 13th January 2021
Cast: Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi
IMDb rating- 7.8
The south film industry began the year with a blockbuster movie and the most famous Vijay in Master. Director Lokesh Kanagaraj made it Vijay vs Vijay or you can say good vs evil but with a different perspective.
Vijay as J.D is an alcoholic professor and rusticated from the College but his popularity among students brings him back. Soon, he got a new job to teach students who work under the gangster Bhavani. Here’s the real story begins.
3. Drishyam 2
Release Date- 19th February
Cast- Mohanlal Vishwanathan, Meena
IMDb rating- 8.6
It is a follow-up of Drishyam that ended with Georgekutty succeeding in saving his family from the authorities. But the movie sequel shows he failed in his plan and got arrested by the police for murdering Varun( son of Geetha and Prabhakar).
What happened in the movie next will blow your mind. Director Jeethu Joseph had scripted it very smartly and Mohanlal added a flare with his performance. This is definitely one of the best Indian movies of all time.
4. Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Release Date- 19th March
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra
IMDb rating- 6.3
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is not a romantic comedy where hero and heroine run away from the family as the title sounds. Though Parineeti as Sandy and Arjun as Pinky get closer later in the movie, Sandy ended up being in prison. Watch the movie to know what happened in their story.
5. The Big Bull
Release date- 08 April
Cast- Abhishek Bachchan., Ileana D’Cruz,
After the success of the Scam 1992 web series, filmmakers tried to make it even bigger than ever. Director Kookie Gulati picked Abhishek for the role of Harshad Mehta. The actor did well too but the movie left the audience split over Pratik Gandhi and Junior Bachchan.
Release date- 09 April
Cast- Dhanush, Rajisha Vijayan,, Lal,, Yogi Bab, Natarajan Subramaniam
IMDb rating- 8.2
Karnan is not only the best Tamil film in 2021 but one of the best Indian Movies as well. Mari Selvaraj, the director, showed us how the differences are still prevailing in society due to casteism. Though the movie does not revolve completely around it, the audience will get a hint through many scenes.
The base of the story is a bus stop for Podiyankulam village which is denied by the Melur village due to caste superiority and dominance,
7. Vakeel Saab
Release date- 09 April
Cast- Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan, Nivetha Thomas, Anjali, Prakash Raj, Ananya Nagalla
IMDb – 7.7
The movie is more relatable in the present-day world where society does not accept the late homecoming of women. Pallavi, Divya, and Zareena’s stories are the same when they arrive late at night as their car breaks down in the journey. Another incident happened at the same time which causes huge trouble to all three.
They were troubled by a few men who took revenge on them. Pawan appeared in the movie as a lawyer to save them. Vakeel Saab will remind you of the Bollywood movie Pink.
Release date- 26th July
Cast- Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi
Mimi is Kriti Sanon’s best solo movie. She handled the entire story with ease and it could not be possible without the comic timing of Pankaj Tripathi. The duo and the directors showed a hero is not necessary to make a film blockbuster and how to represent a taboo topic in a simple way.
Release date- 12th August
Cast- Siddharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani
Directors have been experimenting with a lot of stories to deliver the best Indian movies in 2021. Biographies and historical stories have always been their favorite. Shershah is no different, it is a movie showing the heroism of Captain Vikram Batra who martyred during the Kargil war.
It is well narrated and the songs are very impressive. Siddharth and Kiara won the audience’s hearts with their simplicity and sincerity in the movie. Shershah was regarded as the most-watched movie on Amazon.
10. Bell Bottom
Release date- 19th August
Cast- Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi
IMDb – 6.2
2021 was the year of real-life stories twisted and wrapped in the creativity of filmmakers. Bell Bottom was one of them based on the hijacking events in India. Akshay Kumar and Lara received huge appreciation for the movie but it failed in terms of VFX shots.
Release date- 27th August
Cast- Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi, Krystal D’Souza
Chehre was inspired by a German Novel ‘A Dangerous Game’ which already got several recreations. If you have read the novel then it will be very exciting to see Big and Emraan in their respective roles. However, you won’t find too much resemblance with the story but it’s interesting. So, must watch the Cehre if you like mystery-thriller films.
12. Sardar Udham
Release date- 16th October
Cast- Vicky Kaushal
Sardar Udham movie unfolded the assassination of General O’Dwyer responsible for the Jallianwala Massacre. The movie was filmed within and outside India. It received appreciation for the realistic portrayal of the incident and was also shortlisted for Best Foreign Film.
13. Jai Bhim
Release date- 02nd November
Cast- Suriya, Lijomol Jose, Prakash Raj
Best of the best Indian movie of the year is Jai Bhim. The film has an outstanding story showing the hardship of poor people to get justice. If you want to see one good movie of 2021, go with Jai Bhim you will not be disappointed after watching it. The movie was originally filmed in Tamil but its Hindi version is also available.
Release date- 26th November
Cast- Nushratt Bharuccha
Chhorii is scary but not too much to give you goosebumps. The plot is simple where a couple moves to a village to hide from the goons who were chasing them. Nushratt played the role of a pregnant wife who found herself trapped in the curse of the village. She is left alone to save her baby.
15. Atrange Re
Release date- 24th December
Cast- Akshay Kumar, Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan
Atrange Re is the year-ender featuring the new pair in Bollywood. Sara and Dhanush collaborated for the first time. The movie is a love triangle where Sara and Dhanush are married against their will but Akshay’s part brings ups and downs in their life.
These were the biggest and best Indian movies we got to see this year. Which one is your favorite?