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Best Bollywood Movies to Watch on OTT 2022: The Kashmir Files, Dhrishyam 2, Brahmastra Part 1 and More

Let’s take a look back at the previous year before discussing the Hindi films of 2022. Thankfully, 2022 was a year when moviegoers returned to theatres. All of us felt uneasy because of the coronavirus threat, and some of us were scared to leave our modest homes and go to the theatres in the future. However, a slow shift occurred this year, and as things improved, many did quit their now-favoured OTT platforms to take advantage of the sense of community-watching experience. Following is the list of some the best Hindi movies of 2022.

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Best Hindi Movies to Watch on OTT Platform

Movie name  IMBD Rating OTT Platform
Brahmastra part 1 5.5 Disney+Hotstar
Gangubai 7 Netflix
Runaway 34 7 Amazon Prime Video
The Kashmir Files 9.9 ZEE5
Vikram Vedha 7.1 Voot Select, Jio Cinema
Bhool Bhulaiya 2 5.7 Netflix 
Uunchai  7.7 ZEE5
Dhrishyam 2 8.6 Disney+Hotstar
Doctor G 6.8 Netflix
Chup  7.8 ZEE5
Darlings  6.6 Netflix

Brahmastra Part 1

Ayan Mukerji wrote and directed the fantasy action-adventure movie Brahmstra: Part One – Shiva in 2022. The plot is about a group of sages in the Himalayas who come into contact with the energy Brahm-shakti, various celestial weapons of enormous strength known as astras are created in ancient India. The Brahmstra, the strongest of all, has the power to end the world. The sages employ their own astras to control the erratic Brahmstra and form the Brahmnsh, a covert organisation that guards the globe against the influence of astras.

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Mouni Roy and Amitabh Bachchan

Release Date: 9 September 2022

Duration: 2 hours 7 mins

Genre: Action, Fantasy, science fiction, adventure

Director: Ayan Mukerji

Producer: Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, Ranbir Kapoor, Marijke DeSouza, Ayan Mukerji

Where to Watch Online: Disney+Hotstar

Gangubai

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the director of the biographical crime drama film Gangubai Kathiawadi, which will be released in 2022 in Hindi. A young child is sold to Rashmibai’s brothel and is compelled to work in the trafficking of human flesh. Rashmibai is finally obliged to enlist Gangubai Kathiawadi’s assistance when the girl refuses. In order to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, Gangubai Kathiawadi, often known as Ganga, eloped to Bombay with her partner Ramnik, who afterwards sold her to Shelia Masi’s brothel. Because she had no other choice but to become a prostitute, Gangubai earned the respect of her fellow women because she would be their main ally in their fight against Sheila Masi.

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Shantanu Maheshwari

Release Date: 25 February 2022

Duration: 2 hours 5 mins

Genre: Drama, Crime film

Director: Sanjay Leela  Bhansali

Producer: Jayantilal Gada

Where to Watch Online: Netflix

Runway 34

Ajay Devgn is the producer and director of the 2022 Indian thriller movie Runway 34 under the Ajay Devgn FFilms imprint. Captain Vikrant Khanna, played by Ajay Devgn, is a flying prodigy in the movie “Runway 34,” which was based on actual events. After taking off from a foreign location, his flight follows a peculiar path.
Tanya Alburquerque and Vikrant Khanna, the co-pilot, are flying a plane from Dubai to Kochi with 150 people on board. Later, despite objections from Albuquerque, Khanna suggests that the flight be redirected to Trivandrum because of a cyclone in Cochin.

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Preet Singh, Boman Irani, Angira Dhar

Release Date: 29 April 2022 

Duration: 2 hours 4 mins

Genre: Action, Thriller, Survival

Director: Ajay Devgn

Producer: Ajay Devgn

Where to Watch Online: Amazon Prime Video 

The Kashmir Files

Vivek Agnihotri is the author and director of the 2022 Indian drama film The Kashmir Files in Hindi. The movie tells a made-up narrative. An agonising story that depicts the agony, sorrow,and the 1990 conflict between the Kashmiri Pandit community. It prompts Krishna, a freshmen college student, to embarka search for the reality. The protagonist is Krishna Pandit (Darshan). Kumar, a student at JNU, believes that his parents were reportedly killed in an accident, according to Pushkar, his grandfather Nath (Anupam Kher). But the reality is even more dismal. He is stuck between two conflicting accounts of the 1990 flight of Pandits from Kashmir.

Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, and Pallavi Joshi.

Release Date: 11 March 2022

Duration: 2 hours 8 mins

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Historical film

Director: Vivek Agnihotri

Producer: Tej Narayan Agarwal, Abhishek Agarwal, Pallavi Joshi, Vivek Agnihotri

Where to Watch Online: ZEE5

Vikram Vedha

Inspired by the 2017 Tamil film of the same title and also drawing inspiration from the Indian legend Baital Pachisi, Pushkar-2022 Gayathri’s Hindi-language techno action thriller Vikram Vedha was written and directed. The protagonist of the story is a fierce police officer who embarks on a mission to find and assassinate similarly tough gang members. SSP Vikram, a trustworthy police officer with a clear sense of right and evil, is the focus of the story. Vedha is a notorious criminal from Kanpur who is aware of the subtleties in between. The STF, which was established to take out Vedha, is led by SSP Abbas, Vikram’s closest buddy.

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Radhika Apte, Rohit Saraf and Yogita Bihani

Release Date: 30 September 2022

Duration: 2 hours 6 mins

Genre: Action, crime thriller

Director: Pushkar–Gayathri

Producer: S. Sashikanth, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Chakravarthy Ramachandra, Vivek B. Agrawal

Where to Watch Online: Voot Select, Jio Cinema 

Bhool Bhulaiya 2

Anees Bazmee is the director of the 2022 Hindi-language comedy-horror film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The plot revolves around two strangers named Reet and Ruhan who, by chance, cross paths. Their travels take them to an abandoned mansion where they encounter a terrifying spirit that has been imprisoned for 18 years. Both meet accidentally yet inevitably, and as a result, they wind up travelling to Reet’s hometown in Rajasthan. As a result of fate forcing them to reveal a long-kept secret, chaos ensues, sending Ruhaan and Reet on such a terrifying rollercoaster trip where their tragedy continues turning into our comedy.

Cast: Tabu, Kartik Aaryan, and Kiara Advani

Release Date: 20 May 2022

Duration: 2 hours 4 mins

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Comedy

Director: Anees Bazmee

Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar

Where to Watch Online: Netflix

Uunchai

The 2022 Hindi-language adventure drama movie Uunchai, which translates to “Height,” was directed and written by Sooraj Barjatya. Rajshri Productions worked together to produce. In order to grant their dear friend Bhupen’s final desire, three elderly friends—Amit, Om, and Javed—set out on a trip to the Everest Base Camp. Along the way, Mala, Bhupen’s long-lost love, joins them and laments not fighting for their relationship. As they struggle with their physical constraints and realise the real meaning of freedom, what starts out as a straightforward hike becomes a personal, emotional, and spiritual adventure.

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Parineeti Chopra, Neena Gupta 

Release Date: 11 November 2022

Duration: 2 hours 8 mins

Genre: adventure, drama film

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya

Producer: Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Mahaveer Jain, Late Rajkumar Barjatya, Natasha Malpani Oswal

Where to Watch Online: ZEE5

Dhrishyam 2

Abhishek Pathak is the director of the 2022 Indian crime thriller film Drishyam 2, which is inspired upon that 2021 Malayalam movie with the same name. It is a follow-up to the 2015 movie Drishyam, which was itself adapted from the 2013 Malayalam movie of the same name. The sequel takes place seven years after the first movie’s events. The first film serves as the central focus of the film’s plot. On the evening of October 4, 2014, David Braganza, a man accused of murder, eludes law enforcement. He observes Vijay leaving a police station that is still being built while hiding behind another one. He subsequently makes an effort to confess to his spouse, but instead gets arrested.

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta

Release Date: 18 November 2022

Duration: 2 hours 3 mins 

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director: Abhishek Pathak

Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar

Where to Watch Online: Disney+Hotstar

Doctor G

Anubhuti Kashyap is the director of the 2022 Hindi-language medical college comedy-drama film Doctor G, which is made by Junglee Pictures.  In the movie, a male doctor who wanted to specialize in orthopedics ended up becoming a gynecologist, which led to mayhem. Dr. Uday Gupta, a medical student who recently passed his last M.B.B.S exam, is featured in the film. He resides in Bhopal with his best buddy Chaddi, who is studying for the civil services exam, and his widowed mother Shobha, who dreams of becoming a famous chef on social media through her cooking channels.

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Rakul Preet Singh, and Shefali Shah

Release Date: 14 October 2022

Duration: 2 hours

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Director: Anubhuti Kashyap

Producer: Junglee Pictures

Where to Watch Online: Netflix

Chup

Chup: Revenge of the Artist, a 2022 crime thriller movie in Hindi, was directed and written by R. Balki. The movie’s main character is Suresh, a lonely film director who discovers Shanti one late evening and decides to cast her as the lead. Unexpectedly, Suresh loses his place among the top actors in the film industry as Shanti rises to fame.

Cast: Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Pooja Bhatt

Release Date: 23 September 2022

Duration: 2 hours 2 mins

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Director: R. Balki

Producer: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Jayantilal Gada, Gauri Shinde

Where to Watch Online: ZEE5

Darlings

Jasmeet K. Reen, in her debut film, and Parveez Sheikh collaborated to co-write and direct the dark comedy film Darlings in 2022. When he becomes a violent and alcoholic husband, Hamza and Badru’s marriage takes a bad turn. After drinking every night for three years of their love marriage, Hamza Shaikh, an alcoholic, beats up his wife Badrunissa “Badru”. Hamza’s refusal to have children is one of the many tactics Badru uses to get him to stop drinking. But she decides to exact revenge when his actions result in a tragedy.

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, and Roshan Mathew 

Release Date: 5 August 2022

Duration: 2 hours 2 mins

Genre: Drama

Director: Jasmeet K. Reen

Producer: Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt

Where to Watch Online: Netflix

Monica O My Darling

The 2022 Hindi-language techno crime comedy thriller movie Monica, O My Darling was produced by Vasan Bala. With some unusual allies and a cunning, evil scheme to commit the ideal murder, a young guy urgently attempts to make it big. Dev Prakash tells his friend Gaurav that Shalu has accepted his marriage proposal during a late shift at the Unicorn factory. Soon later, Dev is killed by the company’s robot attack. Safety officer Faridi Baig is let go by the business while the case is resolved as an accident.

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Radhika Apte, Huma Qureshi

Release Date: 11 November 2022

Duration: 2 hours

Genre: Thriller, Comedy

Director: Vasan Bala

Producer: Sarita Patil, Sanjay Routray, Dikssha Jyoti Routray, Vishal Bajaj

Where to Watch Online: Netflix

The year 2022 proved good for Hindi Cinema and its Box Office. The viewers can sit back with popcorn and cherish the best of 2022 released Hindi cinema movies.

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