Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020): The best part about this movie is howeffortlessly it delivers its core message to you. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan follows thestory of Aman and Karthik who live together in Delhi and suddenly find themselvesfighting homophobia from Aman’s family in a small town in India. The movie runs for a little over two hours and without being overly emotional sends you all the correct messages. From quirky costumes, to soulful speeches and kissing, the movie ticks all the boxes that a regular rom-com in India would with but with a gay couple. The dialogues are so good and simplistic that they make it extremely easy for a conversation to start in a regular Indian household. There’s no reason that I wouldn’t watch this movie all over again.
Pati, Patni aur Woh (2019): A remake of a 1978 movie, this new version follows pretty much the same story – A middle class Indian man is happily married until one day is realizes that he is bored of his life and needs something new and the something new turns out to be a girl. The movie is fun and has some really good dialogues that will make you seriously laugh. Though I was not a fan of any of the leads, Aparshakti Khurana makes it all worth it with his hilarious deliver and crazy good acting. The movie is not bombarded with songs and is a super light watch.
Thappad (2020): Literally translated to ‘Slap’, Thappad is the story of Amrita whose husband slaps her in the middle of a party they are hosting and the slap leads to her re-evaluating the whole relationship. The movie is so brilliantly made and has such great acting that you cant help but follow it completely. The script moves in one clear direction and you can see this right from the start. The first half might seem a little slow to some people, but the whole process of Amrita realizing what happened and deciding what to do makes the first half so important. Taapsee Pannu makes you cry for her, makes you want to fight for her, and makes you cheer for her. The second half of the movie hits you hard and fast and before you know it, you’ve watched a really great content driven movie.