India's Best Movie Of The Week (15-20 April 2019)

India's Best Movie Of The Week (15-20 April 2019)

20 Apr 19 @ 4:34 PM | By GitacharYa

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! This is a special day for Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week. We have hit 25 weeks mark this time, and we present to you the Silver Jubilee Edition of Pycker India's best Movie of the Week. Looking back, we are proud of this little exercise and have the satisfaction of unearthing a few unknown gems like Nedunalvaadai, and introduced some exotic cinema of one state to the others. Without further ado, let's jump to find out which movie is going to win the honor of being Best Movie of the Week.

Week 16 in 2019 has a surprisingly lesser number of releases. But there are three films which created a lot of anticipation among the audience. The Bollywood film Kalank with its huge star cast, the Telugu film Jersey starring Natural Star Nani, and Raghava Lawrence's Kaanchana 3 (Tamil), the 4th installment in the wildly successful horror comedy franchise of Muni/Kanchana.

Apart from these three films, there is another Tamil film, Vellai Pookal that hit the screens this week. There are no releases in Bengali and Malayalam this week. Find out more about these movies in the table below. 

Movies Released This Week (15-20 April 2019)
S. No. Movie Director Cast

Avg. Rating

1 Kalank Abhishek Varman Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, and Aditya Roy Kapur 2.3 Hindi
2 Jersey

Gowtam Tinnanuri

Nani, Shraddha Srinath, Ronit Kamra, and Sathyaraj 3.5 Telugu
3 Kanchana 3 Raghava Lawrence

Raghava Lawrence, Kovai Sarala, Oviya, Vedhika, Nikki Tamboli, Devadarshini, and Sriman

2.3 Tamil
4 Vellai Pookal Vivek Elangovan Vivek, Charlie, Dev, and Paige Henderson 3.0 Tamil

India's Best Movie of the Week

There are only four releases and three among them created a lot of noise to gain our attention. And three won either critics approval or box office numbers or both. Kalank despite sky-high expectations and an unprecedented hype received not just mixed reviews from the critics, it has failed to set the box office from the day 2 onwards despite scoring the biggest opening of the year. Kanchana doesn't merit any artistic evaluation. Of course, it caters to a section of the audience. 

It is Nani's Jersey and Tamil star senior comedian Vivek's Vellai Pookal that impressed nearly everyone with contrasting storylines. While Jersey is about a former cricketer's attempts to make a mark at the late age of 36 in order to fulfill a promise to his son, Vellai Pookal also tells the story of an elderly man. A retired police officer who goes to the US to patch up with his son gets interested in solving a kidnapping case in the neighborhood which turns out to be a deeply complex and personal affair for him. 

Jersey is deeply grounded in its narration while Vellai Pookal breaks the moulds of recent Tamil thrillers and follow a literary template established by the masters of detective fiction including Agatha Christie and Keigo Higashino. It also discusses the currently relevant issues which form the spine of the story. jersey is more about self-discovery and is a period sports drama. Both films have a father-son bonding at the core but Nani-Ronit Kamra's score a few more brownie points. Considering various factors and minute details, we say...

Jersey is Pycker India’s Best Movie of the Week for the silver jubilee edition. 

Best Movie of the Week - Jersey
Best Movie of the Week - Jersey

Give a big hand to Gowtam Tinnanuri, Nani, Shraddha Srinath, Ronit Kamra and team. And this is the only third Telugu film to receive the prestigious Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week honor.

Strong Recommendation: You can check Vellai Pookal review here and find out why we strongly recommend that you should watch it if it is available nearby you. 

Follow the online movies page on Pycker to get notified to watch the best movies you have missed in theatres. Also, check the previous entries in Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week below. 

Previous Best Movie of the Week Winners

Previous Best Movie of the Week winners
Week Movie Director Cast Avg. Rating Language
22-27 October 2018 French Viplavam Maju

Sunny Wayn, Lal,

Chemban Vinod Jose,

and Lal Jose

3.2 Malayalam
29 Oct - 3 Nov 2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5-10 November 2018

Oru Kuprasidha Payyan


Tovino Thomas, Nimisha Sajayan,

Dileesh Pothan, and Lijo Mol Jose

4.0 Malayalam
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

3.8 Bengali
26 Nov - 1 Dec 2018 2.0 Shankar

Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar,

and Amy Jackson

3.2 Tamil
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

3.3 Tamil
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

3.4 Bengali
7-14 January 2019 F2: Fun and Frustration Anil Ravipudi

Venkatesh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Varun Tej,

Mehreen Kaur Pirzada, and Rajendra Prasad

3.1 Telugu
14-19 January 2019 Shah Jahan Regency Srijit Mukherjee 

Parambrata Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee,

Swastika Mukherjee, Anirban Bhattacharya,

and Anjan Dutt

3.6 Bengali
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

4.0 Tamil
4-9 February 2019 9 (Nine) Jenuse Mohammed

Prithviraj Sukumaran, Master Alok,

Mamta Mohandas, Wamiqa Gabbi,

and Prakash Raj

3.0 Malayalam
11-16 February 2019 Gully Boy Zoya Akhtar

Ranveer Singh, Siddhant Chaturvedi,

Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, and Vijay Raaz

3.7 Hindi
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

3.3 Hindi
4-9 March 2019 Badla Sujoy Ghosh

Amitabh Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu,

Amrita Singh, and Tony Luke

3.3 Hindi
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
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