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World Book Day - Here's a list of OTT films that will inspire you to read books

In a world driven by the internet, World Book Day is being celebrated today to promote the habit of reading among people.

World Book Day - Here's a list of OTT films that will inspire you to read books

Posters of 12th Fail and Super 30. 

Last Updated: 05.28 PM, Apr 23, 2024


World Book Day is a yearly tribute to promoting the joy of literature and reading. Celebrated every April 23, it provides a worldwide stage for recognizing the importance of books as a link between past and future and a connection across generations and societies. This day carries special meaning in the realm of global writing, as it honors the passing of literary greats like William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. In honor of this event, here are some must-watch films that are bound to fuel your love for reading.

List of films on OTT that will inspire you to read books

12th Fail

12th Fail portrays the inspiring journey of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma, who courageously decides to restart his academic pursuit and redefine his destiny. Set against the backdrop of the UPSC exam, known as one of the world's most challenging competitive tests, the film features Vikrant Massey in the role of Sharma.

OTT Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar


Super 30

Super 30 tells the story of Anand Kumar, a mathematician from Patna, India, who faces challenges but eventually creates the Super 30 program for IIT hopefuls. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the movie is based on Anand Kumar's life and his educational project. Hrithik Roshan plays the role of Anand Kumar in this motivating film. The film minted crores of rupees at the box-office in 2019.

OTT Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar

Hindi Medium

The movie Hindi Medium tells the story of a couple, played by Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar, and their daughter Pia, portrayed by Dishita Sehgal. Deepak Dobriyal and Amrita Singh also have important roles in the film. The setting is in Delhi, where the couple faces obstacles in trying to get their daughter enrolled in a top school. They realize that their financial status is a barrier to Pia's education, leading them to fight tirelessly for her admission to the school they desire.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Angrezi Medium

Angrezi Medium tells the story of Champak, played by Irrfan Khan, as he reluctantly embarks on a mission to make his daughter's dream of studying in London come true. Despite his initial resistance, Champak faces various hilarious challenges along the way. A standalone sequel to the 2017 movie "Hindi Medium," the film stars Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Deepak Dobriyal, and Kareena Kapoor Khan in pivotal roles.

OTT Platform: Disney Plus Hotstar

English Vinglish

English Vinglish, a 2012 comedy-drama film, was penned and helmed by Gauri Shinde. The renowned late actress Sridevi beautifully portrayed the character of Shashi Godbole, a homemaker and caterer who is mocked by her family for not being fluent in English. Shashi's quest to master the language turns into a life-changing adventure, helping her regain confidence and reestablish her identity as a dedicated mother and wife.

OTT Platform: Jio Cinema


The movie Hichki follows the journey of Naina Mathur, played by Rani Mukerji, a teacher with Tourette syndrome. Despite facing rejections from several schools due to her condition, Naina finally got a teaching position at her old school, St. Notker's School. She is tasked with teaching Class 9F, comprised of underprivileged students as part of a government initiative. Naina transforms her perceived weakness into her biggest strength, inspiring her students in the process. Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Aditya Chopra and Maneesh Sharma for Yash Raj Films, the film is inspired by the autobiography "Front of the Class" by motivational speaker Brad Cohen.

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video


In the 2005 drama film Black, directed, co-written, and co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the focus is on Michelle, played by Rani Mukerji, a woman who is deaf and blind. The emotional core of the story centers around her special connection with her teacher, Debraj, portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan, an elderly teacher struggling with alcoholism. Through Debraj's guidance, Michelle learns to navigate the world despite her disabilities, strengthening their bond. However, their relationship faces unexpected challenges when Debraj's battle with Alzheimer's disease begins. The film also includes performances by Ayesha Kapur, Shernaz Patel, and Dhritiman Chatterjee in supporting roles.

OTT Platform: Netflix

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