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As we near the end of the first quarter of 2023, there have been remarkable successes and disappointing letdowns on digital platforms. Let's take a look at the most impressive and underwhelming Hindi movie releases on OTT so far.

OTT Hindi Movies That Captivated the Audience:

The Movies That Left The Audience Impressed On OTT

1. Drishaym 2

IMDb: 8.2

Despite being a remake, Ajay Devgn's performance in Drishyam 2 was a massive hit both at the box office and on OTT. The movie garnered praise from critics and fans, proving wrong those who believed that audiences had completely rejected remakes. Ajay Devgn's honest portrayal of Vijay Salgaonkar played a significant role in the success of Drishyam 2. Where to watch? Netflix | OTT Release Date: January 13, 2023

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2. Chor Nikal Ke Bhaaga

IMDb: 8.0

Starring Yami Gautam, Sunny Kaushal, Sharad Kelkar, and Indraneil Sengupta, Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga is a thrilling movie filled with twists and turns. The story revolves around a flight attendant and her boyfriend planning to steal a stockpile of diamonds to settle an old debt. However, their heist goes awry, resulting in a hostage situation 40,000 feet above the ground. Despite some flaws, the movie received immense love from the audience. Where to watch? Netflix | OTT Release Date: March 24, 2023

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3. Gulmohar

IMDb: 7.8

Gulmohar is a captivating and emotional family drama featuring a talented cast, including Manoj Bajpayee, Simran, Suraj Sharma, and veteran actress Sharmila Tagore. The movie garnered rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Many hailed it as the best movie of the year so far, appreciating its brilliance. Where to watch? Disney+ Hotstar | OTT Release Date: March 3, 2023

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4. Uunchai

IMDb: 7.1

Starring an illustrious ensemble cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parineeti Chopra, Danny Denzongpa, Neena Gupta, and Sarika, Uunchai revolves around the bonds of friendship among the elderly. The movie follows three friends trekking to the Everest base camp to fulfill their late friend's final wish. With a rating of 7.1 on IMDb, this uplifting movie garnered tremendous love from audiences in theaters and on OTT. Where to watch? Zee5 | OTT Release Date: January 7, 2023

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5. Vadh

IMDb: 7.1

Featuring Neena Gupta and Sanjay Mishra in lead roles, Vadh is an unconventional film that resonated with the audience. Upon its release on Netflix, it received high praise from viewers who appreciated every aspect, particularly the captivating suspense that kept them on the edge of their seats. Sanjay Mishra delivered a fantastic performance, and Neena Gupta gracefully portrayed a traditional homemaker whose world revolves around her family. Where to watch? Netflix | OTT Release Date: February 3, 2023

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The Movies That Failed To Leave The Audience Impressed On OTT

6. Pathaan

IMDb: 6.1

After a four-year wait, Shah Rukh Khan returned to entertain movie lovers with his blockbuster movie Pathaan. Although the movie achieved significant success at the box office, its OTT release on Prime Video failed to live up to the hype. Many viewers expressed disappointment, calling it boring and likening it to a storyless video game. Where to watch? Prime Video | OTT Release Date: March 22, 2023

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7. Kuttey

IMDb: 5.7

Despite featuring stars like Tabu, Kuttey failed to impress both in theaters and on OTT. The film revolves around a truck carrying a substantial amount of money, which becomes the focus of three different groups in the Mumbai suburbs on a foggy evening. As the groups clash, viewers question whether they will succeed in their quest for money or if their greed will lead to their downfall. Where to watch? Netflix | OTT Release Date: March 16, 2023

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8. Phone Bhoot 

IMDb: 5.4

The horror comedy Phone Bhoot, starring Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, and Siddhant Chaturvedi, failed to leave a lasting impression on the audience. Neither in theaters nor on OTT did it manage to captivate viewers. Where to watch? Amazon Prime | OTT Release Date: January 7, 2023

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9. Cirkus

IMDb: 4.9

Angoor, a Bollywood classic with an impressive IMDb rating of 8.3, unfortunately received a cheap and terrible remake in the form of Cirkus. The movie faced heavy criticism and was labeled as torture by many. Lack of humor and poor acting left numerous viewers disappointed. Where to watch? Netflix | OTT Release Date: February 17, 2023

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10. Mister Mummy

IMDb: 2.0

Mister Mummy, a Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Shaad Ali, starring Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza, received highly negative reviews both in theaters and on OTT. Where to watch? Netflix | OTT Release Date: January 13, 2023


Which one do you love and hate the most? Tell us in the comments below.

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