Covering movies from five different languages across India, Pycker has a database of virtually every movie released in a particular week from Tollywood, Bollywood, Kollywood, Mollywood, and Bengali. Not just limited to a single language, here we are presenting India's Best Movie Of The Week, which singles out the one best movie the week has seen across all the five languages.
Hey everyone! One more week comes to an end and we have some amazing films and a few... well not so amazing. Now, it's time for Pycker India’s Best Movie of the Week.
Week 24 has seen some great attendance numbers in theatres thanks to Bharat which hit the screens last week. Unfortunately, the highly anticipated horror-thriller Kolaiyuthir Kaalam starring lady superstar Nayanthara got postponed due to an interim court ban. Jump into the table for all the important details in the table below.
|1||Unda||Khalid Rahman||Mammootty, Asif Ali, Arjun Ashkan, Shine Tom Chacko, and Jacob Gregory||3.8||Malayalam|
|2||Prince Avarachan||Appani Sharath and Dominic Thommy||N/A||Malayalam|
|3||Game Over||Ashwin Saravanan||Tapsee Pannu and Vinodhini||3.3||Tamil and Telugu|
|4||Vajra Kavachadhara Govinda||Arun Pawar||Sapthagiri, Archana, and Vaibhavi Joshi||2.0||Telugu|
|5||Viswamitra||Raaja Kiran||Prasanna, Nanditha Raj, Satyam Rajesh, and Ashutosh Rana||2.0||Telugu|
|6||Thushagni||Rana Banerjee||Arjun Chakrabarty and Amrita||N/A||Bengali|
|7||Khamoshi||Chakri Toleti||Tamannaah Bhatia, Prabhu Deva, and Bhumika Chawla||2.1||Hindi|
India's Best Movie of the Week
Though there are several insignificant releases this week, Telugu Cinema could well be going through a dry week. Even Upendra's I Love You couldn't even get openings. Sapthagiri's Vajra Kavachadhara Govinda is panned by the critics. The unfortunate postponement of Kolaiyuthir Kaalam left only Game Over as the new film in Tamil Cinema.
Except for Megastar Mammootty's Unda, the other release of Malayalam and the Bengali film Thushagni failed to catch popular imagination to such an extent that they are roundly ignored by major critics. Khamoshi starring Tamannaah and Prabhu Deva also faced similar fate but the few reviews it received are overwhelmingly negative.
Now, fret not. We have two gems this week. One is Unda which tells the story of a group of Kerala policemen who travel from Kerala to the Maoist affected Bastar in Chhattisgarh for the Parliamentary election duty. Sub-inspector Manikandan C.P. played by the terrific Mammooty in probably one of his best roles of this decade in Malayalam Cinema leads the unit in this mission. With an understated but intense performance, the Megastar rocked in the role where he has to shed every last bit of his massive stardom. And boy he did! With such perfection.
Game Over is a truly game-changing film as our own review called it, and tells the story of a videogame addict young lady who is plagued by the fears that take a toll on her. A multi-layered narration and some extraordinary work from the director, music director, and the cinematographer made this film a one of its kind experience. And then there is Tapsee Pannu who has given her all to bring to life the role of Swapna who not only has to fight internal demons but also a serial killer bent on eliminating her from the earth.
Considering all aspects of filmmaking, we can say...
Game Over is Pycker India’s Best Movie of the Week.
Give a big hand to Ashwin Saravanan and his team which includes A. Vasanth (cinematographer), Ron Ethan Yohann (music director), and Tapsee.
Recommendation: Mammootty's masterclass Unda is a movie not to be missed though it narrowly missed out on the honor of being Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week.
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Previous Best Movie of the Week Winners
|22-27 October 2018||French Viplavam||Maju||
Sunny Wayn, Lal,
Chemban Vinod Jose,
and Lal Jose
|29 Oct - 3 Nov 2018||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|5-10 November 2018||Madhupal||
Tovino Thomas, Nimisha Sajayan,
Dileesh Pothan, and Lijo Mol Jose
|12-17 November 2018||Pihu||Vinod Kapri||Myra Vishwakarma and Prerna Sharma||2.9||Hindi|
|19-24 November 2018||Generation Aami||Mainak Bhaumik||
Ritabrata Mukherjee, Aparajita Aadhya,
Shantilal Mukherjee, and Sauraseni Maitra
|26 Nov - 1 Dec 2018||2.0||Shankar||
Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar,
and Amy Jackson
|3-8 December 2018||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|10-15 December 2018||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|17-22 December 2018||Balaji Tharaneetharan||
Vijay Sethupathi, Vijay Sethupathi,
Gayathrie, Parvathy, Remya Nambeesan,
and J Mahendran
|24-29 December 2018||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|31 December 2018 - 5 January 2019||Bijoya||Kaushik Ganguly||
Kharaj Mukherjee, Rajatava Dutta,
Shantilal Mukherjee, and Nigel Akkara
|7-14 January 2019||F2: Fun and Frustration||Anil Ravipudi||
Mehreen Kaur Pirzada, and Rajendra Prasad
|14-19 January 2019||Shah Jahan Regency||Srijit Mukherjee||
Parambrata Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee,
Swastika Mukherjee, Anirban Bhattacharya,
and Anjan Dutt
|21-26 January 2019||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|28 Jan - 2 Feb 2019||Peranbu||Ram||
Mammootty, Anjali, Sadhana,
and Anjali Ameer
|4-9 February 2019||9 (Nine)||Jenuse Mohammed||
Prithviraj Sukumaran, Master Alok,
Mamta Mohandas, Wamiqa Gabbi,
and Prakash Raj
|11-16 February 2019||Gully Boy||Zoya Akhtar||
Ranveer Singh, Siddhant Chaturvedi,
Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, and Vijay Raaz
|18-23 February 2019||Nagarkirtan||Kaushik Ganguly||Riddhi Sen and Ritwick Chakraborty||4.7||Bengali|
|25 Feb - 2 Mar 2019||Sonchiriya||Abhishek Chaubey||
Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar,
Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey,
and Ashutosh Rana
|4-9 March 2019||Badla||Sujoy Ghosh||
Amitabh Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu,
Amrita Singh, and Tony Luke
|11-16 March 2019||Nedunalvaadai||Selvakannan||Poo Ram, Mime Gopi, and Anjali Nair||3.7||Malayalam|
|18-23 March 2019||Kesari||Anurag Singh||Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Rakesh Chaturvedi Om, and Vivek Saini||3.5||Hindi|
|25-30 March 2019||Super Deluxe||Thiagarajan Kumararaja||Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Krishnan, Samantha Akkineni, Fahadh Faasil, Ashwanth, and Mysskin||4.0||Tamil|
|1-6 April 2019||Majili||Shiva Nirvana||Naga Chaitanya, Samantha, Divyansha Kaushik, Rao Ramesh, Posani Krishna Murali, Subbaraju, and Srinivas Avasarala||3.1||Telugu|
|8-13 April 2019||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|15-20 April 2019||Jersey||Gowtam Tinnanuri||Nani, Shraddha Srinath, Sathyaraj, and Sathyaraj||3.5||Telugu|
|22-27 April 2019||Uyare||Manu Ashokan||Parvathy, Tovino Thomas, and Asif Ali||3.9||Malayalam|
|29 Apr - 4 May 2019||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|6-11 May 2019||Konttho||Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy||Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Paoli Dam, and Jaya Ahsan||3.8||Bengali|
|13-18 May 2019||Ishq||Manu Ashokan||Shane Nigam, Ann Sheethal, and Shine Tom Chacko||3.4||Malayalam|
|20-25 May 2019||Durgesgorer Guptodhon||Dhrubo Banerjee||Abir Chatterjee, Arjun Chakraborty, and Ishaa Saha||3.4||Bengali|
|27 May - 1 Jun 2019||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|3-8 Jun 2019||Virus||Aashiq Abu||Rima Kallingal, Tovino Thomas, Revathy, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, Kunchacko Boban, Soubin, Madonna Sebastian, Chemban Vinod Jose, Parvathy, and Asif Ali||4.0||Malayalam|