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'Gangubai Kathiawadi' to 'Badhaai Do': Content driven films that have been highly acclaimed in 2022

Lets have a look at four content driven films that were highly acclaimed in 2022.

Published: Friday,Dec 23, 2022 12:02 PM GMT-07:00
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Gangubai Kathiawadi and Badhaai Do

We must not lose sight of one thing in the ever-evolving world of commercial and parallel cinema: the story should rule. Indian audiences are always hungry for riveting & original content. 2022 witnessed a great mix of south remakes and cinematic experience films. However, here are 4 such films that have made us believe that the year 2022 has also seen content-driven films finding appreciation from the audiences and getting due love & respect. 

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Gangubai Kathiawadi

This movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is nothing short of a masterpiece. Alia Bhatt effortlessly assumes the titular role and plays the boss-lady. When you see Alia deliver dialogue with unwavering confidence, and a killer instinct you tend to root for her character even more. The film's brilliance resides in the way the story is beautifully depicted handling even the most sensitive topics with much ease.


Badhaai Do

This heart touching story produced by Junglee Pictures takes us on a truly fascinating journey of a lavender marriage set-up. The big-screen portrayal of the LGBTQ+ community and their sexual relationships is normalized in Badhaai Do. The challenges of marriage, middle-class conventional families, and their demands on individuals is portrayed with utmost realism, great humor yet sensitivity. The beauty of the story lies in how humanly it treats its queer characters (played by Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Gulshan Devaiah, Chum Darang) which widely resonated with the LGBTQ+ community.


Doctor G

Junglee Pictures’ Doctor G sparked social conversation and highlighted a tricky subject in the most lighthearted manner. Known for his unconventional choice of films Ayushmann Khurrana essayed the role of a gynaecologist for the very first time. ‘DOCTOR G’ took audiences through a funny yet profound journey of a hopeful orthopedic who reluctantly turns gynaecologist and faces the struggles of being the only male doctor in an all-female department of a government hospital. With a plot of how a man navigates his way in a woman’s world, this medical campus comedy-drama won hearts over the nation.


An endearing film that's guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings, Uunchai takes audiences through the story of three best friends in their 70's, who decide to embark on a trek to Everest in honour of their late friend. With simplicity at the heart of this story, Uunchai touches upon pertinent subjects like intergenerational-discord and changes with the boom in social media. With some memorable performances by cinema stalwarts, this film had its heart in the right place.

These films have been highly acclaimed by the audience and industry alike. Well we can't wait to see more such films in 2023.

Amitabh Bachchan Boman Irani Anupam Kher Ayushmann Khurrana Rajkummar Rao Alia Bhatt Rakul Preet Singh Bhumi Pednekar Gangubai Kathiawadi  Doctor G  An Action Hero  Uunchai 

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SoniRita 3 months ago I liked Badhai do and Uunchai from the list.
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Red_eyes94 3 months ago Watched none of the movies listed
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ChickenSoup 3 months ago All of them are shit movies. Bollywood is heading towards its inevitable destruction.
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WildestDreams 3 months ago I liked Badhai Do and Doctor G from the list!
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