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10 Best Bollywood Movies 2022: Star Cast, Storyline, IMBD Rating,and More

The last couple of years, i.e., 2020 and 2021, were not so positive for Bollywood. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, several films were delayed or moved as Direct-to-OTT releases. However, 2022 began on a positive note, with government regulations in place, as production houses resumed theatrical releases with full force.

The first successful film of the year, a blockbuster release in February 2022, Gangubai Kathiawadi, presented Alia Bhatt in a never-seen-before avatar and gave filmmakers hope that the audience appreciates good content. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s presentation was lauded, and the film clocked over Rs. 100 crores in a few weeks. This was followed by The Kashmir Files, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Jugg Jugg Jeeyo , Brahmastra: Part One Shiva, and many others. Besides these, many other releases, like Dasvi, Rocketry, Darlings, Raksha Bandhan, and others, were loved by the audience for their premise and performances.

Best Bollywood Movies of 2022 to Watch Online

Making over a hundred crore in Bollywood has become the benchmark of success. Below are ten films which crossed Rs. 100+ crore collection irrespective of the reviews and opinions.

Movie Name Release Date (2022) Box Office Collections OTT Release Platform
Brahmastra Sep-09 431 crores Disney+ Hotstar
The Kashmir Files Mar-11 340 crores Zee5
Bhool Bhulaiya 2 May-20 266 crores Netflix
Drishyam 2 Nov-18 273 crores Amazon Prime Video
Gangubai Kathiyawadi Feb-25 209 crores Netflix
Radhe Shyam Mar-11 150+ crores Zee5
Jugg Jugg Jeeyo Jun-24 136 crores Amazon Prime Video
Vikram Vedha Sep-30 135 crores Voot Select
Laal Singh Chaddha Aug-11 129 crores Netflix
Ram Setu Oct-25 92 crores TBA

Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

The story of Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva revolves around Shiva, who is unaware of his unique superpower of not being affected by the fire. He falls in love with Isha, and they begin exploring their relationship, and soon he gets introduced to his powers. He has a vision of a few encounters with special people associated with life. He needs to save them from Junoon and also keep the Brahmashtra safe, as her possession of all three pieces could lead to massive destruction, which would ruin the world. What follows are events where he along with other superpowers, unite to keep everyone safe.

First of the three-part movie series, Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva, released in theatres after a long wait, and soon after its theatrical run in September 2022, the film garnered immense love from the audience for its intriguing storyline and presentation. Created by Ayan Mukherji and presented by Karan Johar’s Dharma Production, Brahmastra introduces the new concept of ‘Astraverse’ to the audience in India.

Where to watch:  Disney+ Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

Genre: Romance

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and others

The Kashmir Files

Written and directed by the eminent Vivek Agnihotri, The Kashmir Files oscillates between two zones. The present-day 2020 and the flashback 1989-90s.

The story revolves around Krishna, whose parents have passed away. He is raised by Pushkar and believes that they died in an accident. He follows Professor Radhika Menon, who supports Kashmiri separatism and sends him to Kashmir during the ANU’s student election. While travelling to his ancestral home after the demise of Pushkar, Krishna identifies the government’s atrocities. He holds the Government of India responsible for the issue of Kashmir, and upon Menon’s instructions, he records some footage to expose the atrocities. He meets Bitta, who tells him about how Krishna’s mother and brother died. But what is the truth, and how Krishna deal with this becomes the crux of the film.

Where to watch: Zee5

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Drama, Historical Film

The Kashmir Files Cast: Mithoon Chakraborty, Anupam Kher and others

Bhool Bhulaiya 2

The sequel of Akshay Kumar’s popular film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, is Kartik Aaryan’s film which released in the first half of 2022. Directed by Aneez Bazmee, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 became one of the most loved films of the year and continued to run in theatres for several weeks.

Starring Kiara Advani along with Kartik Aaryan, the film focuses on how Ruhaan Randhawa meets Reet Thakur, who accidentally meets and falls in love, and faces the malevolent spirit named Manjulika. She is only focused on attacking Reet’s family and targeting their daughter-in-law Anjulika to a room. Presented as a horror comedy, the film puts Kartik in the spotlight, who uses his comic abilities with ease to entertaining the audience. What follows through the film are a series of events where the Thakur family returns to the deserted mansion and hopes for safety.

Where to watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

Genre: Comedy Horror

Cast:
Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and others

Drishyam 2

Written and directed by Abhishek Pathak, Drishyam 2 is the sequel of the previous film, Drishyam, starring Ajay Devgn. The official synopsis of the film reads, “A gripping tale of an investigation and a family which is threatened by it. Will Vijay Salgaonkar be able to protect his family this time?”

In this film, the story takes a seven-year leap. Earlier, David Braganza fled from police authorities after being charged with murder. He uses an under-construction police station to hide and notices Vijay exiting the same. In an attempt to apologise to his wife, he lands behind bars. Years later, David is out of prison and is trying to settle into life by making up to his wife and yearning for employment. He comes to know about the ongoing case and recalls the instances from the location, knowing that Vijay was complicit in the murder. What follows are nail-biting investigations which keep the audience hooked to the screens.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Genre: Drama/ Crime film

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu and others

Gangubai Kathiyawadi

This film is written and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and is said to be one of the best films of Alia Bhatt’s career.
She plays the titular role of Ganga Jagjivandas Kathiawadi, fondly called Gangu, who aspires to become an actress in Bollywood. She elopes with her boyfriend, Ramnik Lal, to Mumbai, who pushes her into prostitution under the tutelage of Sheela masi.

She is told at the brothel and forcefully becomes a part of the sex trade. After Sheela mausi’s death, she meets a man named Shaukat Abbas Khan, who attacks her. With an aim to seek help, she meets mafia leader Rahim Lala for justice, who swears to take care of her as a brother. Soon, she becomes the madame of her brothel and renames herself Gangubai, only to become an influential figure.

Where to watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Genre: Biographical crime drama

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Seema Pahwa, Ajay Devgn, and others

Radhe Shyam

Vikramaditya is a palmist, and due to his predictions, he has often left countries for safety. Two years later, he returns home to be with his mother and friend. While he does not believe in love, he meets a doctor, Prerna, on a train journey and instantly falls for her. After reading Mahendra Rajput’s palms, he is chased by his men and eventually meets with an accident.

He undergoes treatment at the hospital where Prerna works as a doctor, and after hesitance, the two fall in love. After a few incidents, Prerna believes in his predictions and requests him to analyse her palms; however, she collapses in his arms. He learns that she suffers from a rare tumour and has only a few months to live. What follows are events where their relationships get strong as his skills of reading palms tell that Prerna has a long life ahead.

Where to watch Radhe Shyam: Zee5

Radhe Shyam IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

Genre: Romance

Radhe Shyam Cast: Prabhas, Pooja Hegde and others.

Jugg Jugg Jeeyo

Childhood friends, Kukoo and Naina, get married and move abroad. While she has a successful career, he struggles, and soon their relationship suffers, so much so that they decide to get divorced. They visit India for Ginny’s wedding and plan to inform Kukko’s parents about the divorce; however, a twist changes his plans. Kukko’s father, Bheem Saini, is unhappy with his relationship and has an affair outside the marriage.

He plans to separate from his wife, Geeta, and his shattered Kukko. What follows further are events which bring disappointment, hatred and more in the family. How they solve these matters and if they come back becomes the crux of Jugg Jugg Jeeyo.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Family entertainer

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and others.

Vikram Vedha

Starring Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles, the 2022 film is the official Hindi remake of a Tamil film with the same title, Vikram Vedha. Vikram is an honest police officer, while Vedha is a dreaded gangster. Vikram believes in a black-and-white sense of good and evil and faces Vedha, who is the target. In an encounter mission, the squad kills some of Vedha’s henchmen, and an unarmed criminal is brought for further inquiry.

Meanwhile, Vedha surrenders, and his interrogation begins. As Vikram begins, Vedha narrates the story to him. What follows are a series of events where a no-nonsense tough police officer sets out to track the equally tough gangster who tries to change Vikram’s life, eventually leading to a conflict.

Where to watch: Voot Select

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Neo-noir action thriller

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Rohit Saraf and others.

Laal Singh Chaddha

Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor-starrer, Laal Singh Chaddha is the official remake of Academy-Award-winning film, Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks. Adapted by Atul Kulkarni and directed by Advait Chandan, the premise of the film revolves around Laal, who has weak legs and hence needs the support of braces to walk. His best friend Rupa and his mother are supportive of him, too and motivate him always.

However, as they grow, their relationship doesn’t remain the same. He joins the army and writes her letters, but she does not respond. Bothered by this, he visits Rupa and understands her disturbed life and abusive husband. Despite offering help, Rupa denies it, and he leaves disheartened. His love for Rupa continues, and he lives remembering her every day, making her a part of his daily life. Would they reunite, and if so, how becomes the crux of Laal Singh Chaddha!

Where to watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 5.5/10

Genre: Family entertainer

Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and others.

Ram Setu

Dr Aryan Kulshreshtha, an ASI archaeologist, is a non-believer. He is often criticized for sharing his opinion on the Ram Setu, claiming that it is man-made and merely a natural phenomenon by Indrakant, who seeks financial gain from this.

However, research makes him realise that the structure has historical importance. In order to collect evidence related to the existence of Rama, he visits Sri Lanka with environmentalist Dr Sandra, where they learn more about the ancient cave connected to the bridge. Meanwhile, his wife Gayatri is kidnapped by Indrakant’s men, and to save her, the trio surrender. Rest of the film focuses on how they rescue and how they publicize their discoveries.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Genre: Action/ Adventure

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Nushrat Baruchha, and others

Other critically acclaimed films of 2022

Movie Name OTT Release Platform IMDb Rating Cast
Gehraiyaan Amazon Prime Video 5.9 Deepika Padukone, Ananya Pandey and others
Sharmaji Namkeen Amazon Prime Video 7.6 Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and others
Kaun Pravin Tambe Disney+ Hotstar 8.4 Shreyas Talpade, Anjali Patil and others
Dasvi Netflix 7.3 Abhishek Bachchan, Nimrat Kaur, Yami Gautam and others
Jersey Netflix 7.3 Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur and others
Samrat Prithviraj Amazon Prime Video 5.9 Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chillar, and others
Rocketry Zee5 8.8 Madhavan, Simran and others
HIT: The First Case Netflix 6.8 Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra and others
Darlings Netflix 6.6 Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, and othes
Raksha Bandhan Zee5 5.1 Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, and others
Chup Zee5 8 Dulquer Salmaan, Sunny Deol and others
Dhokha Round D Corner Netflix 6.9 Madhavan, Khushalii Kumar, Aparshakti Khurrana and others
Maja Ma Amazon Prime Video 6.1 Madhuri Dixit, Gajraj Rao and others
Goodbye Netflix 7.5 Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta, Pavail Gulati, Rashmika and others
Doctor G Zee5 7.3 Ayushmaan Khurrana, Rakul Preet Singh and others
Mili Disney+ Hotstar 8 Jahnvi Kapoor and others
Uunchai Zee5 7.8 Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani and others

 

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