The following are the ten Hindi and English movies that have received the most views on OTT as of now in 2022.
In just no time, we are about to bid adieu to 2022! The year saw several actors make their OTT debuts as well as releasing films that were hard-hitting and equally entertaining. 2022 started with Prime Video premiering Shakun Batra's Gehraiyaan, starring Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, and Dhairya Karwa in the lead roles. The film became the talk of the town in no time and went on to become one of the most-watched films of this year.
Moreover, it wasn't even a surprise when Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah's Darlings made it to Netflix and were thoroughly loved by the masses and the critics alike. Akshay Kumar's Cuttputlli also dropped on Disney+ Hotstar this year, and although it didn't receive favourable reviews, the film was viewed all over when it was released. Even the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer Dasvi got good viewership on both Netflix and JioCinema when it directly premiered on OTT.
Here are the movies that people watched the most on Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar in 2022. Check it out:
Behzad Khambata is the writer and director of the thriller film A Thursday. Yami Gautam, Atul Kulkarni, Neha Dhupia, Dimple Kapadia, and Karanvir Sharma star in the movie, which was produced by RSVP Movies and distributed by RSVP Movies. On February 17, 2022, the movie had its world premiere on Disney+ Hotstar.
A playschool teacher named Naina (Yami Gautam) has taken sixteen of her students captive. Her demands are sending shockwaves throughout the country and rattling the authorities as well as the politicians.
Pooja Entertainment is responsible for producing the psychological criminal thriller film Cuttputlli, which was directed by Ranjit M. Tewari and produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, and Deepshikha Deshmukh. This is a remake of the 2018 Tamil film Darlings - Netflix, which was written and directed by Ram Kumar. Akshay Kumar, Rakul Preet Singh, Joshua LeClair, Chandrachur Singh, and Sargun Mehta appear in it. On September 2, 2022, Disney+ Hotstar presented the world premiere of the film.
Arjan (Akshay Kumar), a rookie police officer, starts on a search for the truth after a small town is engulfed in the horror of serial killings. Through his investigation, he uncovers a horrible conspiracy.
Jasmeet K. Reen, making her debut as a director, co-wrote and directed the dark comedy film Darlings. The film's screenplay was written by Parveez Sheikh, and it was produced by Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt (making her debut as a producer), and Gaurav Verma under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment and Eternal Sunshine Productions. The film's main characters are played by Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, and Roshan Mathew, in that order.
On August 5, 2022, it was made available for streaming on Netflix. The reviews that the critics gave to Darlings were mostly favourable. The film was viewed for more than 10 million hours during its opening weekend, making it the non-English original film with the most viewing hours ever recorded worldwide.
The movie goes into the lives of a strong mother (Shefali Shah) and daughter (Alia Bhatt), who are struggling for love and finding their footing in Mumbai while also fighting their demons. The film takes place in Mumbai.
Dasvi is a social comedy film that was directed for the first time by Tushar Jalota and produced by Dinesh Vijan under his brand Maddock Films in cooperation with Jio Studios and Shobhna Yadav and Sandeep Leyzell under Bake My Cake Films. Jalota made his directorial debut with Dasvi. Abhishek Bachchan, Yami Gautam, and Nimrat Kaur are the actors who star in it. While Gautam is cast as an IPS officer, Bachchan plays the role of an illiterate politician in the film.
On April 7, 2022, the movie had its world premiere on both Netflix and JioCinema. Dr. Kumar Vishwas, a well-known poet and politician, worked as a consultant for both the script and the dialogue. People had different reactions to the movie. Some liked the story, the comedy, the acting, and the social message. Others didn't like how the screenplay was all over the place.
The film Dasvi tells the amusing story of Gangaram Chaudhary (Abhishek Bachchan), a crooked politician who, while serving time in prison, comes to realise the power and enchantment of education. The most important plot point of the social comedy is when the "illiterate neta" with a clever tongue resolves to educate himself. This turns out to be the turning point.
Shakun Batra, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ayesha Devitre, Sumit Roy, and Yash Sahai, is the man behind the camera for the romantic drama film Gehraiyaan. Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, and Dhairya Karwa lead the cast of this movie, which was produced by Dharma Productions, Viacom18 Studios, and Jouska Films. Naseeruddin Shah and Rajat Kapoor appear in the film in supporting roles.
The first episode of Gehraiyaan was released on Amazon Prime Video on February 11, 2022. The movie was met with reviews that ranged from negative to positive, with many praising its soundtrack, cinematography, and the performances of the cast, with particular praise directed towards Padukone and Shah's performances. On the other hand, the story, screenplay, and climax of the movie were met with criticism.
Alisha Khanna (Deepika Padukone), who is thirty years old and driven, is at a crossroads in her life right now. Her career seems to be going nowhere, and the monotony in her relationship has lasted for the past six years. But just as she had started to accept this fate as unchangeable, the entrance of her cousin Tia (Ananya Panday) and her fiancé Zain (Siddhant Chaturvedi) takes over her life. She bonds with them over a traumatic past and a shared desire to break free from its restrictions.
Suresh Triveni is the director of the upcoming Indian thriller film Jalsa, which will be released in 2022. T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment are responsible for its production. Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah are two of the film's stars. On March 18, 2022, it premiered on Amazon Prime Video.
A hit-and-run accident involving an 18-year-old girl raises numerous questions, revealing that the truth is rarely pure and never straightforward.
Vasan Bala is the director of the neo-noir criminal comedy thriller Monica, O My Darling. Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, and Radhika Apte play leading roles in the movie. The source material for the film was Keigo Higashino's 1989 novel Burutasu No Shinzou (Heart of Brutus), which was published in Japan. The song Piya Tu Ab To Aja from the 1971 film Caravan inspired the title of this movie. It was made available on Netflix on November 11, 2022.
After a passionate affair takes an unexpected turn, a suave robotics specialist (Rajkummar Rao) becomes involved in a homicidal plan, but nothing, not even death itself is what it seems to be.
Sharmaji Namkeen is a comedy-drama film that was written and directed by debutant Hitesh Bhatia. The film was co-written by Supratik Sen, and it was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Entertainment, in addition to Honey Trehan and Abhishek Chaubey under the banner of MacGuffin Pictures. It marks the first time in the history of cinema that two actors have played the same character without sharing screen space. It stars Rishi Kapoor in his posthumous appearance as the titular protagonist following his death on April 30, 2020, and Paresh Rawal also plays the titular character, with Rawal finishing Kapoor's remaining scenes. Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar, Isha Talwar, and debutante Taaruk Raina star in crucial parts.
On March 31, 2022, immediately following the film's completion, it made its debut on Amazon Prime Video.
B. G. Sharma (Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal) is a widower who is 58 years old. He leads a routine existence, which comes to a halt when his employer decides to let him go without a job. Sharma has a hard time adjusting to his early retirement and keeps trying to find ways to maintain his relevance in the workforce, but he is unsuccessful. That is, up to the point where he is introduced to a jovial group of ladies. They bring Sharma's passion for cooking and life in general back to life, which helps him figure out what his real calling is in this world.
The neo-Western action thriller film Thar was written and directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary. Anil Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor were the film's producers. Thar is a film that takes place in the 1980s and tells the story of a man from the city who relocates to a village in the middle of the wilderness in order to work in the exploration industry. However, there is more to the man than meets the eye. Fatima Sana Shaikh, Anil Kapoor, and Harshvardhan Kapoor are the actors who star in it.
On May 6, 2022, it was made available for streaming on Netflix, and it was met with a critical reception that ranged from positive to negative. The film's direction, cinematography, performances, dialogues, background score, and homages to the Western genre were praised by critics, while its predictable story, screenplay, and editing were panned.
In 1985, Siddharth Kumar (Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor), a mystery antique merchant, travels through Munabao, a lonely Rajasthani village situated in the Thar desert near the Pakistan border that has been shaken recently by brutal killings. While investigating these murders, Munabao Inspector Surekha Singh (Anil Kapoor) meets Siddharth.
Skydance Media, Maximum Effort, and 21 Laps Entertainment collaborated on the production of the science fiction, action, comedy, and drama film The Adam Project. Shawn Levy was the one in charge of the film's direction, and Jonathan Tropper, T.S. Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin were the ones who wrote the screenplay. Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, and Zoe Saldaa star in the film, as do other notable actors.
Ryan Reynolds plays a time-traveling pilot who makes a deal with his younger self (Walker Scobell) and his dead father (Mark Ruffalo) so that he can make peace with his past and protect the future.
The shooting began in November 2020 and continued until March 2021 before being completed. On March 9, 2022, The Adam Project was made available in select theatres for "one night only," and it was made available on Netflix in digital format the following day, on March 11. The movie was met with a variety of reactions.