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10 Indian Gems That Deserved Wider Play In 2022 – News

Jaideep Ahlawat and Ayushmann Khurrana an action hero(courtesy: youtube)

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For what it’s worth, 2022 was undeniably the year RRR, While star-studded Hindi movies struggled to attract crowds, southern monster hits slipped through the cracks and swept in large numbers. Apart from SS. Rajamouli’s blockbuster that captured the imagination of the West, KGF: Chapter Two Y Kantara He made huge sums of money at the expense of many Mumbai movies which sank without a trace.

Amid the uproar over the rise of southern cinema and the falling fortunes of the Hindi industry, many of 2022’s quieter releases didn’t get the attention they deserved. That’s not to say that these little cinematic gems have gone completely unnoticed, but in an ideal world, these works would have been talked about more.

This list is only for movies that have been released in theaters or on streaming platforms within the last year. This does not include titles presented at festivals. nor are there amazing movies like in the list scaffold Y arippu Because, thanks to their all-star cast, they were more than just blips on the radar when they landed on streamers.

Ten releases scheduled for 2022 show that there is more to cinema than box office receipts:

cluster

RRR It appropriates Dalit and tribal rights narratives to serve the cause of status quo cinema. Nagraj Manjule Beats cluster does exactly the opposite. It breaks with the tyranny of established storytelling methods based on traditional image-making and notions of entertainment. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and several amateur actors, the three-hour film flopped at the box office, but showed how the issue of caste and class oppression could be handled without turning it into an empty and superficial spectacle. does not make cluster In addition to elevating the sports film crew, it also subverts the two dominant mythologies driving commercial Hindi cinema: one stemming from the great Hindu epics and the other from formulated film limitations. The story of a sports teacher who molds slum dwellers into struggling footballers has raw power and authenticity.

Transmission on Zee5

always loyal

The fourth feature from filmmaker and cinematographer M. Manikandan (kakka-muttai, always loyal ,last farmer) is a wonderfully intelligent and enlightening work of cinema. This Tamil-language film takes the audience into the heart of drought-stricken rural Tamil Nadu. Here an eighty-year-old farmer, the last farmer standing in a town where the farmers have lost all their arable land, has to offer the symbolic first grain for the temple ceremony. But before he can harvest the rice he has planted, the taciturn old man is imprisoned on trumped-up charges. always loyalFeaturing Nalandi, a real-life 85-year-old farmer, with Vijay Sethupathi and Yogi Babu in the lead roles, it is a moving portrait of a community that has fallen victim to an unbalanced development model that depletes livelihoods. The film reveals more about humanity and the times we live in. RRR Y kgf they can be kept together.

Broadcast on SonyLIV

19(1)(a)

A political drama that makes no secret of its beliefs, newcomer Sindhu VS 19(1)(a) – The title of the film comes from the article in the Indian Constitution that guarantees freedom of speech and expression. Don’t yell loudly to prove your point. Aided by completely revamped performances from his two lead actors, Nithya Menen and Vijay Sethupathi, the writer-director makes a comment about the dangers of conveying one’s ideology in an environment that allows writers the freedom to speak their mind. . Menon plays a copy shop owner whose uneventful life takes a nosedive when a Tamil writer leaves him the manuscript of an unpublished Malayalam novel and never returns. malayalam language 19(1)(a) He uses cheesy and unhealthy means to explore personal aspirations, failed dreams, the duality of creation and activism, and the power of words to avoid the dangers of the many.

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

infinite

Form and substance merge in newcomer director Abhinandan Dutta’s Bengali film infiniteThe film captures urban wisdom through sounds, images and gestures to underline the passage of time and the painful act of waiting. infinite focuses on the daily tasks of an unemployed young man, who inherits an ancestral home that supports him financially and is a school teacher living with an alcoholic father. Both are emotionally trapped individuals. The first resigns himself to his fate; Dreams after the escape. The present weighs heavily on both of them, while memories of the past offer a touch of comfort. A tender, lyrical reflection on loss and longing, infinite It has a rich soundtrack. nothing seems to have happened yet infinite You are involuntarily dragged into a world that, like time, is the skin of a waning stream. You can feel it but you can’t understand it.

Transmission on Zee5

Matt’s bike

Directed by newcomer M. Gani and starring filmmaker Prakash Jha, Matto Ki Saikil is the moving story of a poor day laborer who lives in a simple village far from the city of Mathura. The limited release and tepid response from the ticket-buying public didn’t allow this story of an activist and his battered bike to get much further. But the film goes further by describing the consequences of impoverishment for those who do not have the social capital to choose not to live a life of deprivation. With the help of sober diction and stylistic subtlety, Matt’s bike examines the many fault lines surrounding a deeply divided society where an unbridgeable chasm separates the rich and the poor, the powerful and the weak, and the brash and the meek.

Stream on Amazon Prime Video

Iravin Nijhal

One of the most unusual film essays not only of 2022 but of all time, Iravin Nijhal (Shadow of the Night) is a one-shot film that accomplishes an ambitious feat. Veteran actor, writer and director Radhakrishnan Parthiban impresses with energy, pace and technical dynamism. The narrative spans half a century and spans multiple locations. It revolves around a 50-year-old man struggling with mental and emotional anguish as his tragic past threatens to catch up with him. just over an hour and a half long Iravin Nijhal It’s a cinematic crackerjack experience that avoids gimmicks, even as it plunges headfirst into unfamiliar territory. Parthiban, who also plays the title role, thrives on the risks involved in the film and delivers an emotional, colorful and riotous film that has the potential for cult status.

Stream on Amazon Prime Video

bye god

In a village in Odisha, an old man addicted to pornography rents DVDs from a local store and watches them with his friends. Nothing unusual until you bump into Jean-Luc Godard. His friends aren’t impressed, but the old man is in love with the new kind of cinema. He decides to host a Goddard film festival in town. But it goes without saying that there is a lot of slippage between a cup and a lip. These lapses and the discoveries and epiphanies that arise from them are the pieces of the puzzle that writer-director Amartya Bhattacharya uses to craft a wonderfully quirky tribute to one of cinema’s greatest and most iconic masters. The film honors the spirit of Godard’s work in substance and emotion, while capturing the idiosyncrasies of life in a conservative corner of the woods. an extraordinary achievement.

Streaming on Amazon Prime in North America

Ballabpurer Roopkotha

In a Bengali film that broke the mold, Ballabpurer RupkathaActor Anirban Bhattacharya’s first narrative feature as director, Brecht in a brilliant but moving partnership with Banchharam (Manoj Mitra Sajano Bagan’s play, which Tapan Sinha adapted for the big screen as Banchharmer Bagan 42 years ago). Let’s meet. The result is a highly entertaining adaptation of one of Badal Sarkar’s early works. With a cast of actors drawn from the theatre, where Bhattacharya still has his feet firmly planted, the director has crafted a comedy that combines the spontaneity of a live performance on the stage and the measured artistry of cinematic dreams. Ballabpurer Roopkotha, a certified commercial success in Bengal, would have found buyers across the country with a little push. The story of him, an indebted scion of a royal family who plans to sell his dilapidated palace and pay off his creditors, but a well-kept secret threatens to scare off potential buyers, is rooted in a distinctive atmosphere, yet subjectively universal. Outstanding performances, excellent cinematography and production design, and a haunting background score make it one of the most successful commercial films to come out of Kolkata for years to come.

Broadcast in Hoichoi from early 2023

wolf

Filmed entirely in Arunachal Pradesh, by Amar Kaushik wolf uses the body-horror genre to create a narrative that conveys a message of environmental protection without tripping over the clichés that accompany the territory. Its theme of human-animal conflict and its impact on cultural and linguistic divides is presented with humor, wit, and empathy. wolf It leaves ample room for skepticism, but combines an entertaining core with a substantial degree of sincerity. Lead actor Varun Dhawan steps out of his comfort zone to play the shape-shifting hero in a setting that is real and tangible on one hand and imaginary and feudal on the other. The interplay of narrative motifs and motifs produces surprisingly pleasing results. In a year where Bollywood delivered an endless stream of mediocre movies, wolf It was a breath of fresh air: a commercial film that had a lot to say and did so without compromise.

Coming soon to stream on Jio Cinema

an action hero

Anirudh Iyer an action hero There is a surprise package that gives more than what the audience expected. Ayushmann Khurrana-Jaideep Ahlawat’s protagonist uses the conventions of this revenge story to construct a lively and gripping commentary on notions of heroism, the nature of movie stardom, the influence of the media and distortions of reality, where the truth always prevails. of noise, images and hysteria. under the guise of a thriller, an action hero He held up a mirror for Mumbai films and the public that watched and consumed them. A clever and stylish action film that, with a wink here and a nudge there, encourages the viewer to look beyond the surface and separate themselves from the chaff that the media and film industry produce in the name of chaff. The delightfully inventive film did not receive the expected response at the box office. The loss was entirely ours.

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