Today is the eve of World Book Day and considering how almost everyone is obligated to stay at home owing to lockdown, it is a reader's delight to have extra time to read books or for the non-readers to have a hang of it. Nevertheless, if you aren't into books as much, here are some films and TV shows that you can watch on Disney Hotstar+ for free.
Based on William Shakespeare's ‘Macbeth’, the movie is about Maqbool, who in his greed for power, murders his mentor, a fearsome don, kick-starting his countdown to doom.
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah
In this adaptation of Jane Austen's novel ‘Emma’, ‘Aisha’ thinks she is a perfect match-maker. Despite her neighbour Arjun's warning, she continues to interfere in others' lives at the cost of her own relationships.
Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Amrita Puri, Lisa Haydon, Ira Dubey
Based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller novel ‘2 States’, North and South India come together in this chholey-bhaturey-idli-dosa romance of Punjabi Krish Malhotra and Tamilian Ananya Swaminathan, who meet at the IIM campus.
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt. Amrita Singh, Revathi, Ronit Roy
Angoor is a Hindi comedy film directed by Gulzar,and starring Deven Verma, Sanjeev Kumar and Moushumi Chatterjee. Adapted from Shakespeare's ‘The Comedy of Errors’, the story is about two pairs of identical twins, Ashok and Bahadur, who are separated at birth and later meet in adulthood, causing confusion. While one of the pairs is honest and the other is wanted by the police.
Cast: Deven Verma, Sanjeev Kumar and Moushumi Chatterjee
Shatranj Ke Khilari
Shatranj Ke Khiladi is a Hindi drama, directed by Satyajit Ray. Based on Munshi Premchand's short story by the same name, the historical drama is set against the backdrop of the British annexation of Avadh and is about two best friends who, in their obsession for the game of chess, abandon their families.
Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi and Amjad Khan
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, one of the most loved television shows, is based on the novel ‘Custody’ by author Manju Kapoor. The story of Raman and Ishita, brought together by destiny and their love for Ruhi, Raman’s daughter from his ex-wife.
Cast: Divyanka Tripathi, Karan Patel, Ruhanika Dhawan
Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali 'Saraswatichandra’ is based on Govardhanram Tripathi’s novel of the same name. In this classic tale of love and heartbreak, Saras and Kumud are soulmates who are repeatedly the joy of being together. Will Destiny bring them together?
Cast: Gautam Rode, Jennifer Winget, Shiny Doshi, Varun Kapoor
Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil
Based on Manju Kapoor’s book ‘The Immigrant’, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil’ is about Naina Batra and Raghav Mehra. Both are expats in a foreign country, abandoned by their loved ones. Soon, they become each other’s strength.
Cast: Drashti Dhami, Arjun Bijlani, Additi Gupta, Surekha Sikri
Malgudi Days is a Hindi family serial based on the works of R.K. Narayan. The heart-warming short stories take place in the fictitious town of South India, Malgudi, inhabited by timeless characters who go about their lives with a dash of humor and simplicity.
Cast: Master Majunath, Shankar Nag, Girish Karnad, Anant Nag, Deven Bhojani
Which film or TV show will you be looking forward to the most? Leave in your comments below.