9 Best Hindi Movies From The First Half Of 2019 & Where To Watch Them

 

If there is anything particularly special about Telugu people. We watch ‘good’ movies of all languages. Many of us like watching some good Bollywood films. While most of the Hindi films are commercial ones focussed on making money, There a few, which must be adored for the craft of filmmaking. All the films in this list are rich on content and quality. So enjoy your weekend by watching these best Hindi films of 2018 so far.

 

P.S: The films are numbered in no particular order.

 

1. Uri: The Surgical Strike

Obviously the list has to start with the biggest box-office hit of this year. The film has collected nearly 300 crores (Which is more than the collection of all the Vicky Kaushal’s previous movies as hero). Probably because of the promotions of this film were kick-ass and of course the subject of the film. Starring Vicky Kaushal as Vihan Singh, Uri is a nice depiction of the events that unfolded during the Uri attacks.

Streaming on: Zee5


 

2. Soni

A film that probably no one has heard of, is one of the most powerful and important films of the year. Soni a tale of two police women in Delhi. The film is shot in the most realistic manner, revolving around the daily lives of these women. EVERY SCENE IN THIS MOVIE IS SHOT IN SINGLE TAKE.

Streaming on: Netflix


 



 

3. Sonchiriya

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, (Udta Punjab fame). Sonchiriya is one of the best fims made on Indian dacoits since Bandit Queen. But sadly, Not many people have watched the movie in theatres. The also has a stellar cast of Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Bajpai and Ranvir Shorey. The film is loaded with dark humour and unapologetic commentary of caste system rooted in rural parts of India.

Streaming on: Zee5


 

4. Rubaru Roshni

If you Documentaries or Anthologies.. You shouldn’t miss this one. Because this is both an Anthology AND a documentary. Produced and Narrated by Aamir Khan, This is unbelievable tale of ‘forgiveness’. Can’t reveal much.

Streaming on: Netflix


 

5. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

This is the mooooost fun I’ve had in theatres this year. The beauty of this film is that, it doesn’t make any sense at all (yep). If you’ve enjoyed watching Deadpool style comedy, You’ll love this one.

Streaming on: Netflix


 

6. Photograph

Directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox fame), Photograph is a humane tale of absolute nothingness. Starring brilliantly talented, Sanya Malhotra and Nawazuddin Siddique, Photograph tells about how two strangers in life can meet, change, and impact on each others lives.

Streaming on: Prime Video


 

7. Gully Boy

Zoya Akhtar’s biggest grossing film till date. Gully Boy is an ode to all the real life Gully Boys making their way up. Hands down, THE BEST music album of 2019. Ranveer Singh’s honest portrayal of Murad is both honest and stunning. The film also gave us a break out star, Siddhant Chaturvedi, aka, MC Sher.

Streaming on: Prime Video


 

8. Hamid

Would you believe if I say that, The star of this film is a 7-year-old kid !? Hamid a heartbreaking tale of a small kid (and his mom) in search of his lost father and the God (Yes, the god). The film wil give a brief insight into how different life looks like in Kashmir.

Streaming on: Netflix


 

9. Article 15

This recently released film is a bold take on India’s deep rooted problem, ‘Caste’. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Who dealed with the subject Islamophobia in his previous film, Mulk. He again told us a dark and disturbing side of our country. It’s still playing in theatres, Don’t miss this one.


 

Honorable Mentions:

10. Badla

This is a very well made film directed by Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani fame). But the reason I’m including this in the honourable mentions is because it’s a remake of popular French film, The Invisible Guest. And of course, An original is an original, and nothing can beat the original.


 

11. Yours Truly

You see, This year truly is the year of, Small, Indie and good films. Starring Soni Razdan (Alia Bhatt’s mother) and Pankaj Tripathi, Yours Truly is an ode to Middle-Aged longing.

Streaming on: Zee5


 

12. The Tashkent Files


As Anurag Kashyap said, The Tashkent Files was in theatres for a long time (but in very less screens though). The story revolves around the investigation of death of India’s second prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Streaming on: Netflix (soon)


 

13. No Fathers In Kashmir

Directed by Ashwin Kumar who previously directed, India’s only Oscar nominated short film, Little Terrorist. No Fathers In Kashmir, is yet another story set in Kashmir that released this year, after Hamid.


 

14. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

In an attempt to bring LGBTQ stories to mainstream cinema, This is a pretty decent attempt. But if you look at it as a film, This looks like a basic tutorial for Indian Parents about Lesbians. Maybe I guess that’s the makers wanted to make this film.

Streaming on: Netflix


 

So, yeah, these are the ‘Hindi’ films I’ve loved watching in the first half of 2019. Which one did you love the most this year, so far ? Do let us know in the comments below.

 

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