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OTTplay Lost and Found - Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
Nikhil Kumar
Jan 20, 2022
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Welcome to OTTplay Lost and Found , one podcast that talks about critically acclaimed films yet lesser-known. Im your host Nikhil.

Indian superhero movies and shows have largely bordered on the bizarre. From the maroon-suited Shaktimaan to the blue-eyed android G One in Ra.One to the friendly and cocky Flying Jatt, our desi superheroes have spoofed the genre time and again. But in the last decade, if there’s a film that really packed a punch and gave us a hero we could look up to and count on, it has to be the one in Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. And this 2018 film is our Lost and Found for today.

Much like some superheroes, the one in this film is an underdog too. The film introduces us to a trio of online activists who rely on their YouTube channel to broadcast scam busts and crimes that slip through the eyes of the law. But when two from this team hang up their boots and resign to corporate jobs, the third keeps at it. Until, he chances upon a major scam involving a nexus between politicians, government officials and an enterprising construction tycoon. Needless to say, getting access to dirt on people in power has dire repercussions. Now, it’s up to the least inclined and unlikely hero in the group to keep the legacy going by turning vigilante to make the bad guys eat dust. 

Headlined by Harshvardhan Kapoor, who delivers a promising turn, this film’s breakthrough performance actually comes from Priyanshu Painyuli who despite playing the title role is restricted to a compelling supporting part.

What sets Bhavesh Joshi Superhero apart from others in the genre is that the vigilante here is fallible and not entirely sure of his unique set of skills. But while his powers may fade in comparison to those in the MCU, his unbridled confidence and drive to seek justice for the undermined helps him pull through.   

If you haven't been able to watch this superhero flick yet then do so on eros now, Netflix and Disney + Hotstar

That's the OTTplay Lost and Found film for today’s podcast. I shall be back again with another critically acclaimed film. This is your host Nikhil signing out for now.

Aaj kya dekhoge OTTplay se poocho.


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