Rewind 2021 | Favorite Hindi Films

2021 has not been a good year for hindi films. As the year was mostly spent in waiting for unlocking of theatres, most of the content was made available to us more through the OTT platforms and less through theatrical releases. But that was not really an excuse for great content not being available to us, as in a parallel universe, Malayalam film industry was dishing out gems after gems (more on that later). Yes there were a couple of exceptional films, but for the times where there is scope to experiment with so much of different kind of content, it is a shame that not much in Hindi cinema flashed this year. So here goes a round up of what worked and what did not work for Hindi films for me this year. Will keep this to just listing of the films for this year (with a link to the individual reviews if a detailed write up was done). As always this is a very personal list, and my 10 favorite films of 2021 is based on what I could watch based on availability on public platforms (and I have not watched a lot of available films by choice too).

Here are some more mentions before we get on to the favorites.

Least Liked Films: Atrangi Re, Ray, Tribhanga, Dial 100

Missed Opportunities (Could have been but weren’t): Haseen Dillruba, Bob Biswas, Meenakshi Sudareshwar, Mimi, Rashmi Rocket

Honorable Mentions: Bombay Rose (Geetanjali Rao, Netflix), Bittu (Karishma Dubey), 1232 kms (Vinod Kapri, DisneyPlus Hotstar)

10 Favorite Films of 2021

10. Sherni | Amit V Masurkar | Amazon Prime Video

More about SHERNI : The Tigress on the Run

09. Pagglait | Umesh Bist | Netflix

08. Geeli Puchchi (Part of Ajeeb Dastaans) | Neeraj Ghaywan | Netflix

07. Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar | Dibakar Banerjee | Amazon Prime Video

More about SANDEEP AUR PINKY FARAAR : Layered with Smartness

06. Jamun | Gaurav Mehra | Jio Cinemas

More about JAMUN : Deliciously Warm

05. Ankahi (Part of Ajeeb Dastaans) | Kayoze Irani | Netflix

More about AJEEB DASTAANS : Ankahi Shines

04. 83 | Kabir Khan | Still in theatres

More about 83 : A Feel Good Satisfying Experience

03. Ramprasad ki Tehrvi | Seema Pahwa | Netflix

More about RAMPRASAD KI TEHRVI : Truly Heartfelt

02. Meel Patthar | Ivan Ayr | Netflix

01. Sardar Udham | Shoojit Sircar | Amazon Prime Video

More about SARDAR UDHAM : Say it like Shoojit Sircar

What were your favorite Hindi Films of the year? Do share. Next we will look at my favorite Malayalam films of the year. And we will take a detailed look at the Best Indian Films of the Year as well. So please keep following this space for more, and have a great time with movies.


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