TV and Movies·Posted on 24 Apr 202216 Excellent Indian Movies On OTT Platforms That You Need To Watch, Like, Right NowYou can thank me later 😌by Mugdha KusrayBuzzFeed ContributorLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail 1. Dasvi Maddock Films / Netflix Abhishek Bachchan plays a politician who has been arrested for corruption and decides to prepare for his 10th board examinations from jail. Dasvi is a basically a witty take on how illiteracy is replete within the Indian political scene. The lead actors deliver great performances with superb comic timing. A nice, light-hearted watch!Available on: Netflix 2. The Great Indian Kitchen Mankind Cinemas Speaking volumes about the patriarchal notions that have seeped deep into the Indian existence, The Great Indian Kitchen is about a newlywed woman who struggles to fathom why they exist in the first place. Women are seen as a routine part of the kitchen — cooking, washing the dirty dishes, and eating after everyone else. And, all she wants to do is break free from this sub-standard treatment. The film is incredibly thought-provoking and honest. Available on: Prime Video 3. Jalsa T-Series / Amazon Prime Video This is a gripping crime drama that explores the themes of privilege, corruption, and dishonesty. Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah are a treat to watch.Available on: Prime Video 4. Minnal Murali Netflix This is one of the best (maybe the best, actually) Indian superhero films that I've seen till date, hands down. Propelled with strong origin stories, Minnal Murali has everything you could possibly want — amazing performances, oodles of action, and loads of fun! It also has a poignant undertone, because you end up questioning your own beliefs and wish to side with the villain. Do not skip this film!Available on: Netflix 5. Sharmaji Namkeen Excel Entertainment / Amazon Prime Video Sharmaji Namkeen is a slice-of-life film that will make you feel all kinds of nice things on the inside. It's about a man who has been forced to retire "voluntarily" and finds himself utterly bored with life. But, he loves to cook! A madcap retirement plan ensues that beautifully shows us how dreams can be worked on at any time, no matter your age. Available on: Prime Video 6. Bhoothakaalam Anwar Rasheed Entertainment / SonyLiv If you're looking for a good Indian horror movie, Bhoothakaalam is a must-watch! I am gonna leave it at that. Available on: SonyLiv 7. Lalitham Sundaram Manju Warrier Productions A cute comedy-drama about family, love, and how the little things in life matter the most, Lalitham Sundaram is a refreshing and heart-warming watch!Available on: Disney+ Hotstar 8. The Last Color House of Omkar The Last Color, set in the gorgeous city of Varanasi, is about the unbounded friendship between a young ropewalker and a widow who isn't permitted to participate in society. It shows us the fierceness of the human spirit and the selflessness of a true friend.Available on: Prime Video 9. Badhaai Do Junglee Pictures Badhaai Do is a small town story of a woman and a man in a lavender marriage because of their regressive families and how they struggle for acceptance. The film actually does a decent job of representing the LGBTQIA+ community, and has fantastic performances from the cast.Available on: Netflix 10. Cobalt Blue Netflix Studios We have a traditional Indian family wherein both the brother and the sister end up falling for the same man. Chaos (obviously) follows. Cobalt Blue is a neat slow-burn with subtle emotions and beautiful cinematography. Available on: Netflix 11. Once Again Neufilm Once Again is a beautifully crafted romantic film about how an accidental phone call changes the lives of two people — a lonely film actor and a widowed restaurant owner. Will they meet in person? The film will keep you mesmerised with its portrayal of relationships and emotions, set against the backdrop of Mumbai. Watch it for Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi.Available on: Netflix 12. Sardar Udham Rising Sun Films / Amazon Prime Video This biopic is based on the life of the Indian revolutionary, Sardar Udham Singh, who had assassinated Michael O'Dwyer (a British officer) as revenge against the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The film is one of Vicky Kaushal's finest performances. Available on: Prime Video 13. Jai Bhim 2D Entertainment / Amazon Prime Video A tribal man suddenly goes missing from police custody and it is now up to a lawyer to save him from his fate. Jai Bhim is an eye-opening courtroom drama which brings to light how the caste system is deeply ingrained in the Indian society and how it exploits people. It also raises questions about custodial violence, corruption, and how people in power use these as a means to their ends.Available on: Prime Video 14. Yeh Ballet Roy Kapur Films / Netflix Yeh Ballet is an inspiring film about how two underprivileged boys pursue their dream of performing ballet, inspite of all the sneers and prejudice they face. The direction and screenplay is superb. This is a truly underrated film!Available on: Netflix 15. Is Love Enough? Sir PVR Pictures / Netflix Sir is a very raw film about the class system and how it creates a barrier to prevent any trespasses. A live-in house help and her employer fall in love — only to find it prohibited — through society's lens. Subtle, convincing, and intelligent, the film shows us how being treated as an equal is a simple dream, but one that's almost impossible to achieve in this world.Available on: Netflix 16. Kaagaz Salman Khan Films / Zee 5 A man has been declared dead on official papers. But he's actually alive. Based on real events, Kaagaz is about Bharat Lal Bihari — a man who had to fight with multiple levels of bureaucracy and red tape to prove that he indeed was a living person. Pankaj Tripathi is at the top of his game, as usual!Available on: Zee5 Which ones did we miss? 🤔 Comment below!