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.
Hah! End of another eventful week with a lot of promise with a few great films and few disappointments. But is it going to be a straightforward choice this week or any stiff competition between films? Let's find out. And welcome to Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week for the seventh week in 2019.
All the eyes are on a couple of releases this week for the most part. Oh! Pardon us! Three movies: Gully Boy, Dev, and Oru Adaar Love. Among these, too much is made of Oru Adaar Love and a lot is expected from Gully Boy and Dev. Is this trio compete for the coveted crown of India's Best Movie this week?
After a rain of 19 movies last week, we have a bit of semblance with not more than two releases for each language. Hindi Cinema has seen the release of Gully Boy and Hum Chaar. Telugu Cinema surprisingly didn't come up with any straight release. Only Lovers Day (official Telugu dubbed version of Oru Adaar Love).
Apart from the big film Dev, Tamil Cinema has seen the release of Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 which was in production for more than a few years. Malayalam has seen the release of the highly talked about Oru Adaar Love and the coming of age drama June. And finally, Bengali Cinema witnessed the release of Bhobishyoter Bhoot, the highly anticipated directorial of Anik Dutta.
|S. No.||Movie||Director||Cast||Avg. Rating||Language|
|1||Gully Boy||Zoya Akhtar||Ranveer Singh, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, and Vijay Raaz||3.7||Hindi|
|2||Hum Chaar||Abhishek Dixit||Prit Kamani, Simran Sharma, Anshuman Malhotra, and Tushar Pandey||2.2||Hindi|
|3||Dev||Rajat Ravishankar||Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh, Prakash Raj, and Ramya Krishnan||1.9||Tamil|
|4||Chirtram Pesuthadi||Rajan Madhavan||Vimal, Radhika Apte, Ajmal Ameer, and Vidhaarth||2.7||Tamil|
|5||Oru Adaar Love (Tamil dubbed version of Oru Adaar Love)||N/A||Tamil|
|6||Oru Adaar Love||Omar Lulu||Priya Prakash Varrier, Roshan Abdul Rahoof, and Noorin Shereef||1.8||Malayalam|
|7||June||Ahammed Khabeer||Rajisha Vijayan, Joju George, Arjun Ashokan, and Aju Varghese||3.5||Malayalam|
|8||Bhobishyoter Bhoot||Anik Dutta||Sabyasachi, Kaushik Sen, Swastika Mukherjee, and Paran Bandopadhyay||3.0||Bengali|
|9||Lovers Day (Telugu dubbed version of Oru Adaar Love||2.2||Telugu|
India's Best Movie of the Week
Among all these films, the two movies that stand out on both pure cinematic merits and the love showered by the audience with their wallets are: Gully Boy and June. Both films, quite interestingly observe the growth of their protagonists in two unique perspectives. While Gully Boy deals with the story of a musical prodigy who grows up to be a top-level rap musician, June tells the story of a pretty ordinary girl's life from her late teens to her mid-twenties as she grows up as an independent woman.
Gully Boy is well loved by the critics and the audience. Ranveer Singh's performance and his vocals in the songs are received unanimous critical acclaim. The story of an underdog who comes from a slum without any background privileges and his rise in the music world is based on the renowned rappers Devine and Naezy. Backed by strong performance and some excellent writing by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, Gully Boy stands as one of the best films in the genre of musicals.
June also boasts of some magical performances from Rajisha Vijayan and Joju George. But what takes the cake is the movie is written by a trio of men who appears to have understood the life of a teenage girl inside out. The characters are full of life. The music is a feast for connoisseurs. And the narration is nostalgia inducing. When compared to another teen film that hit the screens this weekend with so much of hype, June stands head and shoulders above it. One of the best Malayalam films in this genre and it leaves a smile on the faces of the audience when they leave the theatres.
A tough situation that we have to choose between these two films. The winner is all right. But the runner up is also a must watch film. Behold! We have to pronounce...
Gully Boy is Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week.
Give a big hand to Ranveer Singh, Zoya Akhtar, and the host of musical talents who gave authenticity for the film's music.
Let us reiterate the obvious. The little Malayalam gem June is a must watch film if available in your region. Or, you can watch it online when released on the streaming sites.
Follow the online movies page on Pycker to get notified to watch the best movies if you 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
|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||Madhupal||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|