India's Best Movie Of The Week (30 Sep - 5 Oct 2019) - Episode 50

India's Best Movie Of The Week (30 Sep - 5 Oct 2019) - Episode 50

5 Oct 19 @ 6:41 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.

Long long ago! Of course, it was already about 10 months during the week of 17-22 December 2018, we have witnessed a Golden Week of Indian Cinema what with multiple good to great films releasing in all languages (the said given + Kannada) at the same time. We’re spoiled for choices. And it was the toughest week to pick Pycker India’s Beat Movie of the Week. But it was a rewarding exercise in the end.

Now, in Week 40 of 2019, and coincidentally on the same day Pycker India’s Best Movie of the Week celebrates its golden jubilee (Yes! It’s 50 weeks that this flagship weekly feature runs. Congratulate us!), we have another Golden Week of Indian Cinema.

See what movies we have! Bengali Cinema has 4 releases for the Pujo (Dasara and Durga Puja). Bollywood comes up with War. And then there is the Hollywood classic Joker. Never one to shy from competition, Telugu Cinema comes up with Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Tamil film that released this week is a classic. Malayalam Cinema has four releases and every film got positive reviews.

Without further ado, jump into the table to check all the details about the films.

Movies Released This Week (30 Sep - 5 Oct 2019)
S. No. Movie Director Cast

Avg. Rating

1 War Siddharth Anand Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, and Vaani Kapoor 2.7 Hindi
2 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Surender Reddy Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Jagapati Babu, Kiccha Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara, Tamannaah 3.3 Telugu
3 Joker Todd Phillips Joaquin Phoenix 4.2 English
4 Chanakya Thiru Gopichand, Mehreen Pirzada, and Zareen Khan 2.3 Telugu
5 Asuran Vetrimaaran Dhanush and Manju Warrier  3.6 Tamil
6 100% Kadhal Chandra Mouli G V Prakash Kumar and Shalini Pandey 1.0 Tamil
7 Mitin Mashi Arindam Sil Koel Mallick and Vinay Pathak 3.0 Bengali
8 Password Kamaleswar Mukherjee Dev, Paoli Dam, Rukmini Maitra, Adrit Roy and Parambrata Chatterjee 2.8 Bengali
9 Gumnaami Srijit Mukherjee Prosenjit Chatterjee 2.8 Bengali
10 Satyanweshi Byomkesh Sayantan Ghoshal Parambrata Chatterjee and Rudranil Ghosh 3.0 Bengali
11 Jallikkattu Lijo Jose Pellissery Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose and Sabumon 4.1 Malayalam
12 Vikrithi Emcy Joseph Suraj Venjaramoodu and Soubin Shahir 3.2 Malayalam
13 Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal Kamal Vinayakan, Saiju Kurup, Dileesh Pothan, Riddhi Kumar 3.0 Malayalam
14 Adhyarathri Jibu Jacob Biju Menon and Anaswara Ranjan 3.2 Malayalam

India's Best Movie of the Week

Among the four Bengali releases, Srijit Mukherji’s Gumnaani is the highly anticipated release. There’s the mandatory Byonkesh Bakshi film. And then there is the first Bengali female detective Mitin Mashi (maternal aunt Mitin) making her big-screen debut. Apart from these, there’s the techno-thriller Password. Mouthwatering choice. Every film is watchable for one reason or the other.

Bollywood has finally given the Greek God Hrithik Roshan a film his stardom and capabilities deserve. War! An ultimate celebration of hifi action film. And who’s better than Hrithik Roshan to act in such a film. As a smaller matter, Tiger Shroff faces him off. It created all sorts of box office records. On the opening day, it collected 53.51 Cr. - the biggest Bollywood opener ever in India. Of course! The film is one of the best escapist entertainment.

Telugu Cinema once again flexed it’s newfound pan-India box office muscles with Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. The epic historical action drama tells the story of who is considered India’s first freedom fighter, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. The Mega Star brought out the best actor hidden in himself and delivered one of the greatest performances in recent times.

He defied age and language barriers to win acclaim nationwide. The movie went on to become the biggest grosser if the week with 60.65 Cr. (India Nett beating War) once again proving Telugu Cinema is fast becoming the cosmopolitan representation of Indian Cinema.

Again there is a Dhanush film in the direction of Vetrimaaran. And again one more classic. Tamil film Asuran is not just a good film. It is a true blue classic which tells the story of a murder, a teenage fugitive and his father’s struggle to save him from being slaughtered by upper-class men. Subtle in its political message and stunningly acted (Dhanush played a character which is a decade and a half older than his real self in a power-packed and National Award-worthy performance). That Vereimaaran makes great films is as much true as Sun rises in the East like our own review said.

In a stunning way, all the four releases in Malayalam Cinema received good to great reviews. But among them is a once in a generation film. Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissary, who is already popular among film buffs outside of Kerala too, the film Jallikattu is the pinnacle of mad mad mad filmmaking greatness. You have to watch it to believe it.

So, despite these many worth-watching films this week, our pick is quite easy in the end. Once in a generation film! Nothing can beat it, right? So,

We say... (you guessed it right)

Jallikattu is Pycker India’s Best Movie of the Week. 

Best Movie of the Week - Jallikattu
Best Movie of the Week - Jallikattu

Give a big hand to director Lijo Jose Pellissary and his team which includes Prashant Pillai (music director), Girish Gangadharan (cinematographer), Deepu Joseph (editor), K. V. Gokul Das (art director), and of course, the production house - Opus Penta and the distributors - Friday Film House. And the actors. 

Strong Recommendation: All films except the entries 4&6 in the above table.  

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 in the table 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 Tarikh Churni Ganguly Saswata Chatterjee, Ritwick Chakraborty, and Raima Sen 3.8 Bengali
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 June 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
10-15 June 2019 Game Over Ashwin Saravana Tapsee Pannu and Vinodhini 3.3 Tamil and Telugu
17-22 June 2019 Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya Swaroop RSJ Naveen Polishetty and Shrutii Sharma 3.1 Telugu
24-29 June 2019 Article 15 Anubhav Sinha Ayushmann Khurrana, Sayani Gupta, Isha Talwar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Manoj Pahwa, and Kumud Mishra 3.8 Hindi
1-6 July 2019 Oh Baby Nandini Reddy Samantha, Lakshmi, Rajendra Prasad, Naga Shaurya, Rao Ramesh, and Pragathi 3.2 Telugu
8-13 July 2019 Super 30 Vikas Vahl Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi, and Virendra Saxena 3.1 Hindi
15-20 July 2019 Aadai Rathna Kumar Amala Paul, Sriranjani, and Ramya Subramanian 3.1 Tamil
22-27 July 2019 Thanneermathan Dinangal A. D. Girish Vineeth Sreenivasan, Mathew Thomas, Udaharanam Sujatha fame Anaswara Rajan, Irshad, and Nisha Sarang 3.5 Malayalam

29 Jul 2019 - 3 Aug 2019

Rakshasudu Ramesh Varma Bellamkonda Sreenivas, Anupama Parameshwaran, Rajeev Kanakala, and Saravanan 3.1 Telugu
5-10 August 2019 Ambili John Paul George Soubin Shahir, Tanvi Ram, and Naveen Nazim 3.6 Malayalam
12-17 August 2019 Shantilal O Projapoti Rohosyo Pratim D. Gupta Paoli Dam, Ritwick Chakraborty, and Srijit Mukherji 3.6 Bengali
19-24 August 2019 Kousalya Krishnamurthy Bheemineni Srinivasa Rao Aishwarya Rajesh, Sivakarthikeyan, Rajendra Prasad, and Jhansi 3.1 Telugu

26-31 August 2019

2-7 September 2019 Magamuni Kumar Santha Arya, Mahima Nambiar and Indhuja Ravichandran 3.4 Tamil
9-14 September 2019 Section 375 Manish Gupta Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadha, Meera Chopra, Rahul Bhatt, and Atul Kulkarni 3.2 Hindi
16-21 September 2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
23-28 September 2019 Rajlokkhi O Srikanto Pradipta Bhattacharya Ritwick Chakraborty, Rahul Banerjee, Aparajitha Ghosh Das, and Jyotika Jyoti 4.0 Bengali
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