In this digital generation, MACTS (movies, anime, comics and TV shows) are becoming a great medium of cultural contacts. Besides that, it is likewise giving hope; subliminally feeding souls of a third of the world’s population living in the shadow of the terrifying Covid-19 Pandemic. While social media has become more or less food for our soul, let us not forget to open our hearts and minds to Indian culture and appreciate some of the best Indian originals on OTT platforms.
Lockdown has seen a rise in high-quality content creation in India and to help you have a fun-filled week, Geekymonks has compiled the perfect list of the five best Indian originals to stream this week. Have a look!
1. Class of ’83 (Netflix)
Ah, the eighties, the fashion, the enigma, the glitters, the drama! Netflix’s newest original showcases vintage Mumbai, its ambiguous and enigmatic mafia, and the protagonist’s unwavering determination towards cleansing unlawful and nasty criminal underbelly.
Vijay Singh, played by Bobby Deol, is a no-nonsense scrupulous cop who is rebuked for doing his job, and wrongfully transferred to rot as the administrator of a police academy. However, an enliven police drama unfolds when Singh uses the opportunity to train and motivate six youngsters to end his unfinished business to restore law and justice in Mumbai.
Class of ’83 is one of the best Indian originals to stream this week for fans of the gangster genre.
2. Graham Staines: Ek Ankahi Sachai (ShemarooMe Box Office)
In the chilling winters of 1999, Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines was gruesomely burnt to death in India, along with his two sons, Philip and Timothy. And this Indian original investigates the murders that brought the whole country to a frightening standstill.
The film mirrors this tragedy through the perceptions of Manav Banerjee, a strong-minded journalist, played by Sharman Joshi. While examining the case, Manav faces unexpected events that could cost him his life. The movie features Stephen Baldwin, Sahri Rigby and Shakuntala Devi fame Prakash Belawadi also stars in as an ingenious editor. A film based on a true story, Graham Staines: Ek Ankahi Sachai is a must-watch to understand the core of the religious fanatism in India.
3. Detective (Hoichoi)
This complex Bengali masterpiece has been trending ever since its OTT digital release. Based on the acclaimed short story written by Rabindranath Tagore, this unconventional drama stars Anirban Bhattacharya as a titular Detective.
The inept private eye grapples his way through life until an unusual case lands on his lap, one that is much more than what he had bargained for. And what happens next will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Watch it on the OTT platform – Hoichoi.
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4. The Gone Game (Voot Select)
Entirely shot during the lockdown, the makers of “The Gone Game” have shown the entertainment world that beneath every crisis, there hides a great opportunity.
Based on the real-time issue “The Gone Game” tells a story of a suspected COVID victim who goes missing amid Covid-19 pandemic! However, 30 minutes into this four-part miniseries, it comes to light that a more ominous crime seems to be prowling below this vanishing/mishap. His loved ones vow to find the real cause of his disappearance as they rebel against the system to hunt for answers, leading to an edge of the seat ride that will surely keep you second-guessing.
It features some of the well-known Bollywood stars – Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Rukhsar Rehman and Shriya Pilgaonkar among other known faces.
5. Mee Raqsam (Zee5)
Mee Raqsam is a storytelling masterpiece that will melt your heart with its amalgamation of art, unity, diversity, culture, and rebellion like delicious hot chocolate.
Mee Raqsam is a touching film about a Muslim girl named Maryam, who wishes to break the shackles of blind traditions and pursue her one true love: Bharatnatyam. However, her love for dance is frowned upon in her conservative town! But with the support of her caring father and unwavering determination, Maryam rebels against the society. Will she able to beat the obstacles to live her dream? Or will a conservative society win again? Watch the film to know more.
Mee Raqsam stars some of the A-list actors from Bollywood – Naseeruddin Shah, Shraddha Kaul, Farrukh Jafar, Danish Hussain, Aditi Subedi, and Farrukh Jafar. This heart-warming film ticks all the boxes for being an amazing film.