India's Best Movie of the Week - Season 2, Ep 9 (2-7 Dec 2019)

India's Best Movie of the Week - Season 2, Ep 9 (2-7 Dec 2019)

7 Dec 19 @ 5:27 PM | By GitacharYa

Strolling through the magical land of Indian Cinema, we pick up the one Best Movie you must not miss from various major film industries like Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, Mollywood, Sandalwood, and Bengali Cinema. 

Welcome back to Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week. This is Season 2 and Episode 9!

In the Week 49 of 2019, we have seen a host of interesting releases like Panipat, Pati Patni Aur Woh, 90ML, Chola. There are other interesting releases too. Let's see which strikes gold and which went without a trace with Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week. 

So, without further ado, let's jump into the table to check the details of all the major releases from 6 languages this week. 

Films Released This Week (2-7 Dec 2019)
S. No. Title Director Cast

Average Rating

Language
1. 

Ashwamedham

Nitin Gawde Dhruva Karunakar, Vennela Kishore, Suman and Priyadarshi Pullikonda  2 Telugu
2 90 ML Sekhar Reddy Kartikeya, Rao Ramesh, Ravi Kishan 2.2 Telugu
3 Panipat Ashutosh Gowariker Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt
Kriti Sanon
2.7 Hindi
4

Pati Patni Aur Woh 

Cherag Ruparel Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Panday, Aparshakti Khurana,  3.4 Hindi
5 Iruttu V. Z. Durai

Sundar C.,Sai Dhanshika
Vimala Raman,Sakshi Choudhary

2.5 Tamil
6 Jada Kumaran Kathir, Roshini Prakash, Yogibabu, Nishanth 2.1 Tamil
7

Dhanusu Raasi Neyargalae

Sanjay Bahrathi Harish Kalyan, Digangana Suryavanshi, Reba Monica John, Munishkanth 2.1 Tamil
8

Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu

Athiyan Athirai Dinesh, Anandhi, Riythvika 3.25 Tamil
9 Sagardipey Jawker Dhan Sayantan Ghosal Parambrata Chatterjee, Koel Mallick
Gaurav Chakrabarty, Kanchan Mallick
3 Bengali
10

Alidu Ulidavaru 

Arvind Sastry Atul Kulkarni, Pawan Kumar, Sangeetha Bhatt 3.3 Kannada
11

Katha Sangama

Rahul PK Hariprriya, Rishab Shetty, Kishore Kumar G., Yagna Shetty 3.1 Kannada
12 Chola Sanal Kumar Sasidharan Nimisha Sajayan, Joju George 3.6 Malayalam
13 Thakkol Kiron Prabhakaran Murali Gopy, Indrajith Sukumaran, Renji Panicker, Nedumudi Venu 2.8 Malayalam
14 Udalazham Unnikrishnan Avala Mani, Anumol, Indrans 4 Malayalam

 

India's Best Movie of the Week

Among the 6 major film industries, all had come up with at least one release this week. Surprisingly, the biggest of them all, Bollywood had only two releases and Bengali had one. And Tamil had four, Malayalam had six out of which three carried buzz. Just like the previous few weeks, Kannada Cinema has 6 releases out of which 2 are major films with a buzz. 

Among the 14 major releases this week, highly anticipated Hindi epic drama Panipat has been getting mixed reviews and did not elicit the reception that an Ashutosh Gowariker film usually receives. Meanwhile, Pati Patni Aur Woh made up for some wholesome entertainment and ended as a delightful watch by making it palatable for the new gen audience. Bengali film Sagardipey Jawker Dhan looked quite impressive. Looking at Kannada, Katha Sangama and Alidu Ulidavaru were well-received. The two Telugu releases 90 ML and Aswamedham managed average to poor reviews. 

Among the Tamil releases, Kathir's Jada had picqued some interest, considering the lead actor's earlier choice of films, but ended up as a dud. Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale and Iruttu received average reviews.  Irandam Ulaga Porin Kadaisi Gundu has impressed critics as it is a well-intentioned film, shedding light on many issues plaguing the society especially the premise of nuclear waste disposal being an untouched topic especially in Indian cinema.
  
Among Malayalam films, Chola had already made it big by getting screenings at many international film festivals. The film has the signature Sanal Kumar Sasidharan style of making it gripping despite the slow pace. Udalazham too had screenings at major film festivals. Thakkol had received average reviews from critics.

Looking at the film Chola that released in film festivals much earlier, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan presents a disturbing film that makes you waiting for the most horrible to happen at any time. With two terrific actors like Nimisha and Joju on board and with stunning camera work by  Ajith Acharya makes the slow-paced film quite thrilling. No marks for guessing why Nimisha and Joju George won state awards for their roles.

The premise of a young person feeling insecure in the presence of a stranger and an unreliable friend/boyfriend/relative and the mental turmoils that a girl goes through is a familiar scenario that finds place in our everyday life. With all the recent happenings around us, Chola acts as a cautionary tale. The brilliance of the director and the actors in portraying the trauma convincingly make us say that

Chola is Pycker India's Best Movie of the Week.

Best Movie of the Week -Chola (Malayalam)
Best Movie of the Week -Chola (Malayalam)

Give a big hand to director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan and his team which includes Nimisha Sajayan and Joju George. Thanks for an essential film. 

Here are

Pycker India's best Movie of the Week winners for each quarter of 2019

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Follow our Online Movies page to watch the best movies you have missed when they are released. 

Recommendation: Irandam Ulaga Porin Kadaisi Gundu is surely worth a watch due to the unexplored premise of nuclear waste in Indian cinema. 

Previous Best Movie of the Week Winners

Best Movie of the Week Winners (Past)

Week Title Director Cast Rating Language
14-19 Oct 2019 Gantumoote Roopa Rao Teju Belawadi, Nischith Korodi, and Surya Vashishta 3.3 Kannada
21- 26 Oct 2019 Kaithi Lokesh Kanagaraj Karthi and Narain 3.4 Tamil
28 Oct - 2 Nov 2019 Kedara Indradip Dasgupta Kaushik Ganguly and Rudranil Ghosh 4.0 Bengali
4-9 Nov 2019 Moothon Geethu Mohandas Nivin Pauly, Sobhitha Dhulipala, and Roshan Matthew 3.7 Malayalam
11-16 Nov 2019 Helen Xavier Mathukutty Anna Ben and Lal 3.7 Malayalam
18-23 Nov 2019 Karuppu Durai Madhumitha Mu Ramaswamy, Badava Gopi, and Yog Jaypee 3.8 Tamil

25-30 Nov 2019

Mookajjiya Kanasugalu P Sheshadri B Jayashree, Kavya Shah, Arvind Kuplikar, and Nandini Vital 3.6 Kannada
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