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5 movies to watch if you like Sutliyan’s Ayesha Raza

Watch these five Ayesha Raza movies if you have watched her web series Sutliyan.

Ayesha Raza has become a familiar face in Indian movies and TV shows in recent years. As the grandniece of stalwarts Zohra Sehgal and Uzra Butt, Ayesha was exposed to theatre at a young age. She is best known for her work in web series such as Permanent Roommates and Netflix's Made in Heaven. While Ayesha gears up for her web-release Sutliyan, here are five of her best performances in films.

5 movies to watch if you like Sutliyan’s Ayesha Raza
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Last Updated: 05.22 AM, Mar 09, 2022


Chhappad Phaad Ke (Disney+ Hotstar)

Ayesha Raza stars alongside veteran actor Vinay Pathak and fresh faces Siddharth Menon and Sheetal Thakur in the satirical comedy film Chhappad Phaad Ke. The story revolves around a typical middle-class family who claims to be financially weak but morally rich. After stumbling upon a bag containing Rs. 5 crores, the family is caught in an ethical conundrum – whether to compromise their principles or give in to their desires.

Laxmii (Disney+ Hotstar, Vi Movies & TV)

Laxmii is a 2020 Hindi remake of the Tamil horror comedy Kanchana. Aasif (Akshay Kumar) and his wife, Rashmi Rajput (Kiara Advani), visit Rashmi's family. Rashmi's father disapproves of Aasif and Rashmi's marriage; however, her mother, Ratna (Ayesha Raza), remains supportive. Rashmi's family members experience supernatural instances forming the comedic plot of the movie.

Veere Di Wedding (ZEE5, Vi Movies & TV)

The 2018 buddy comedy film Veere Di Wedding is the story of 4 friends and their respective relationship issues. Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor) is getting married to Rishabh (Sumeet Vyas), but Rishabh's large religious family overwhelms Kalindi. Ayesha Raza plays the role of Rishabh's over-bearing, over-the-top and quintessential Delhi mommy, inducing laughs each time she appears on the screen.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (Netflix)

Ayesha Raza plays the role of Kirti Saxena, the mother of Indian Air Force officer Gunjan Saxena. The movie is a biographical drama of the real-life Kargil girl and her journey to becoming one of India's first female air-force pilots. Ayesha plays the role of a conflicted mother who is reluctant about her daughter's career choice. Eventually, she is filled with pride when Gunjan (Janhvi Kapoor) gets accepted into the air force. The movie beautifully portrays the beautiful bond between parents and their children.

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (Amazon Prime Video)

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety was one of the biggest hits of 2018. In the film, Ayesha Raza plays the role of Manju Sharma, Titu's (Sunny Singh) mother. She is also like a surrogate mother to Titu's best-friend Sonu (Kartik Aryan). One of the movie's highlights is watching Ayesha dance in the many dance numbers in the film. Leaving Luv Ranjan's misogyny aside, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is a fun movie you should not take seriously.

Despite playing supportive character roles, Ayesha Raza is always a delight to watch.