Do you spend more time trying to choose shows and movies than actually watching them? Don't worry, RJ Stutee is here with her recommendations for the week. This week, she talks about Promising Young Women, Jai Bhim, Meenakshi Sundareshwar, Finch and Tryst With Destiny.
Last Updated: 04.15 PM, Nov 05, 2021
Things are opening up. Lots of films are releasing in the theatres, like superstar Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe, Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi and Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals. But there is still enough OTT content available to keep us glued to our TV and laptop screens at home.
In her Oscar-winning debut feature, writer-director Emerald Fennell's film is about a young, promising woman traumatized by a tragic event in her past who seeks out vengeance against men who cross her path. Cassandra/Cassie (Carey Mulligan) is a medical school dropout who lives with her parents and works in a café. She spends most evenings going to clubs, pretending to be hopelessly drunk, waiting for predatory men to hit on her. An unpredictable, dark comedy, and revenge thriller, watch it for its audacious narrative and a standout performance by Carey Mulligan. What fuels Cassie’s anger is the toxic conditioning that we as a society have internalized and a powerful climax. Watch it on the Bookmyshow stream and you will not regret it.
It’s a Tamil legal drama directed by J. Gnanavel. Jai Bhim is based on a true incident and tells the story of a lawyer fighting for the land rights of tribal people. Suriya, Prakash Raj, Rajisha Vijayan, Lijomol Jose, Rao Ramesh, and K. Manikandan star in the film. A tribal woman’s ordeal to find the truth about her missing husband and a righteous lawyer fight against injustice and abuse of power. Jai Bhim is backed by some very powerful performances and takes the caste issue head-on. Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani come together in this Meenakshi Sundareshwar as a newlywed couple who are trying to adjust to their new life. Based in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, the two must find a way to make a long-distance relationship work. From the trailer, we know Sundereshwar is an introvert but is confident of being a good husband because engineers never give up. Meenakshi, on the other hand, is superstar Rajinikanth’s fan who is straight-jacketed in the role of a supportive wife. Directed by Vivek Soni, it promises to be an entertaining rom-com on Netflix.
Finch is a robotics engineer who survives an apocalyptic event in his underground bunker with his dog, Goodyear. He is the only human you see on screen bonding with his adorable pet and after a decade creating a world of his own in his bunker, he makes a robot to take care of his dog when he’s no longer around. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed several pivotal episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, this unlikely family that consists of Tom Hanks, a dog and a robot promises to be a powerful and moving journey. Watch it on AppleTV +.
This anthology consists of four episodes in total that explore the socio-economic inequalities that exist in society. Each chapter tells the story of an individual in contemporary India and his or her struggle to be 'what destiny intended them to be.’ Tryst with Destiny premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020 where it won the Best Screenplay Award. Directed by Prashant Nair, it features Vineet Kumar Singh, Palomi Ghosh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Kani Kusruti, Ashish Vidyarthi, Amit Sial, Ishwak Singh, Lilette Dubey, Victor Banerjee, Geetanjali Thapa, and Suhasini Maniratnam in prominent roles. It’s on SonyLiv.