Mayur Chauhan, Hemang Shah, Archan Trivedi, Nisarg Trivedi, Revant Sarabhai and Cutting director Pratik Kothari recommend the shows and movies to watch on OTT.
The Gujarati web series Cutting released on Oho Gujarati recently. OTTplay had gotten in touch with the cast and crew of the show and asked them to name a few shows or movies that they could go back to and watch anytime.
Mayur Chauhan, who played the lead role of Bobby in the series and Hemang Shah, who played his brother Sunny, were among the few who answered the question. The others were Archan Trivedi, Nisarg Trivedi, Revant Sarabhai and director Pratik Kothari.
Here are the movies and shows they recommend:
An obvious choice, Friends has been a series that is loved by people from all across. It has received immense appreciation especially in India and often tops the list on Netflix India.
Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times
A unique choice, but then again, it is Charlie Chaplin. In case you have not seen any of the comedian’s movies yet, this is a good one to begin with.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
The Aamir Khan-Ayesha Jhulka starrer is undoubtedly a film which inspires you. The coming-of-age sports drama is something that has received love from many people over the years.
If you are looking for entertainment, then Dulhe Raja, starring Govinda and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles, should be your pick. The film is one of the most-loved Govinda movies and was a hit because of the duo’s chemistry. The song ‘Akhiyon Se Goli Maare’ is also a part of the movie.
Rajkumar Hirani films (3 Idiots or Munnabhai series)
Rajkumar Hirani is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after filmmakers thanks to his previous works. Whether it is Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots or Sanjay Dutt’s Munnabhai series, the Rajkumar Hirani touch always appeals to the viewers.
Game Of Thrones
A classic war, fantasy-drama series, Game Of Thrones has been a rage ever since it first released in 2011. The Starks vs The Lannisters was something that kept people intrigued throughout the series.
Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has most definitely been a franchise that has fans from all across. The proof of it is in Avengers: The Endgame being one the highest-grossing films of all time.
Andaz Apna Apna
Andaz Apna Apna is one of the hidden gems which were waiting to be discovered. Years after the film was declared a flop, the new generation started watching it and instantly fell in love with the Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon starrer.
Rose and Jack’s story has brought tears to many eyes. Inspired by real events, Titanic featured Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the lead roles.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Max, played by Tom Hardy, is someone you do not mess with. The massive action, heart-wrenching story, based in the post-apocalyptic era, has many fans.
Just like Pratik, Hemang is also a fan of Friends. No surprise here.
The Gujarati actor, who was seen in Karsandas Pay & Use, also loved one of the most-followed shows on Netflix, Breaking Bad. The story of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman and their transformation especially made them popular among the fans i.e. all of us.
Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday is one of his most underrated works till date. The film, which starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a brief role, deserves much more love than it received when it was released in theatres.
Om Shanti Om
If you are looking for a film that has romance, drama, action and suspense, then Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om, which launched Deepika Padukone as an actress, is the film for you. The movie starred Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun Rampal in the lead roles too.
Being a Shah Rukh Khan fan, Hemang goes back and watches Baadshah. The movie, which was released in the 90s, did receive a lot of love. The Abbas-Mustan directorial also featured Twinkle Khanna, Amrish Puri and Johnny Lever in pivotal roles.
The Emmy Award-winning show is the story which explores the Nirbhaya rape case. Like you would have guessed, the show is based on real events and has some gruesome moments that could leave you scarred and speechless.
Made In Heaven
Zoya Akhtar beautifully explored many factors - treatment of gays, a distraught wedding, societal pressures, all through weddings and the two wedding planners Tara and Karan. Shobhita Dhulipalia and Arjun Mathur played the roles of the wedding planners respectively.
Tandav is a political drama which starred Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. The show, which became controversial eventually, beautifully portrayed how the world of politics works.
Aarya, which marked Sushmita Sen’s debut in web series, was quite a powerful show. Nobody saw the big twist coming. The actress definitely proved herself worthy as an actor, just like her character proved herself worthy of handling the underworld business.
The Family Man
The Manoj Bajpayee show, The Family Man, has been in the news ever since its second season was released. It shows how a TASC officer Srikant Tiwari (Manoj himself) has to deal with fighting terrorists and work through his problems in his married life. Like a good ‘Family Man’ he tries to find a balance between the two but like most of the family men, has to face consequences for his actions.
Vaat Vaat Ma
Vaat Vaat Ma is based in the COVID-19 lockdown situation. A couple, Pahel and Swayam (played by Chirag Bhatt and Puja Joshi), are forced to stay together despite desperately wanting a divorce. The bigger twist is that their divorce lawyer is also stuck at their home owing to the lockdown.
Pratik Gandhi, who is a gambler, has to leave his profession for a promise he made but not before proving himself worthy in front of strong opponents. Can someone, whose whole life has been about gambling, leave it? The show explores that and much more.
Six friends, who are more like a dysfunctional family, come face-to-face with the harsh realities of life. After that, their core is shaken and the viewers are left to wonder if things will be the same as before for them.
Mere Paas Tum Ho
Mere Paas Tum Ho is a Pakistani romantic drama where the loyalty of the wife Mehwish (played by Ayeza Khan) is challenged. The Television series also stars Adnan Khan in the lead role.
Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli
Bhai revolves around a Marathi stand-up comedian who goes through changes in his life. The Mahesh Manjrekar directorial talks about how the life changes substantiate in the stand-up comedian’s art.
Keshav (Hrishikesh Joshi) believes his cycle brings him good luck. Unfortunately, one day the same bicycle gets stolen and problems arise one after another.