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Quarantine Watch: What’s Good On Web For Lockdown Entertainment

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Coronavirus has kept us all under quarantine, and wondering what to do next. Well, here’s a listicle of 10 shows and films you can watch to keep yourself from going crazy with boredom. Quarantine watch

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Mr. Prime Minister announced a 21 days lockdown yesterday, leaving us to wonder, “Kya karenge iss 21 din me? Bach paayega desh 21 din me? Trivedi bach jaayega, lekin mera kya?” Of course, Gaitonde was remembered! Anyway! Staring at the four walls of your house, taking various challenges on Instagram, and watching the same old movies and series get boring after a point. All 3 months of 2020 have been not good, but there were some shows and movies on Web that compensated for the lousy year it so far has been. And now with theatres closed, Web Entertainment is the only option. So, here’s what you should watch (if you haven’t already!) in this quarantine to pass time!


SHORT FILMS

1) Devi

Cast: Kajol, Shruti Haasan, Neha Dhupia Bedi, Neena Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Yashaswini Dayama, Sandhya Mhatre and Rama Joshi.

Platform: Large Short Films (YouTube).

Director: Priyanka Banerjee.

Genre: Drama.

There’s no shortage of rape awareness film in our entertainment industry, and very few of them really stand out. Devi definitely comes under the top 10 list of that. A groundbreaking simple and resonating short film that will leave you necessarily uncomfortable.Quarantine watch

Watch Short Film Here:

2) Gadhedo

Cast: Chandan Roy Sanyal, Vikrant Massey, Trupti Khamkar, Krishanoo Beniwal, Aakash Dabhade.

Platform: Large Short Films (YouTube).

Director: Jai Sharma.

Genre: Satire.

Vikrant Massey is the master of expressions, and in this short film where a man is compared to a donkey (quite appropriately) he makes his bizarre character come alive through expression alone. A great concept supported by great performances. Quarantine watch

Watch Short Film Here:


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3) Vir Das For India

Artist: Vir Das.

Platform: Netflix.

I have to take a minute every time I talk about Vir Das For India, because it’s just that brilliant, and I don’t want to start gushing. The comedian gives the tour of real India with all its quirks and qualities, that make you love this country a little more.Quarantine watch

Watch The Trailer Here:

4) Relatively Relatable

Artist: Naveen Richard.

Platform: Amazon Prime Video.

In this completely unprecedented times, Naveen Richard reminds you of all the things that are stupidly funny. Every comedian, more often than not, resorts to observational comedy that viewers can relate to. Then what makes this one special? Well, because Naveen Richard does it. Quarantine watch

Watch The Trailer Here:

WEB SERIES

5) Afsos

Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Anjali Patil, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Heeba Shah.

Platform: Amazon Prime Video.

Director: Anubhuti Kashyap.

Genre: Black Comedy, Mystery, Drama.

A perpetually depressed man who wants nothing but death, but has failed at every attempt at suicide. And as if that irony isn’t enough, there’s also a chance that he is immortal. A crazy ride that leaves you feeling bad for laughing at most of it, Afsos will leave you flabbergasted, in a good way.

Watch The Trailer Here:

6) Asur

Cast: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, Ridhi Dogra, Anupriya Goenka, Sharib Hashmi, Amey Wagh.

Platform: Voot.

Director: Oni Sen.

Genre: Crime, Thriller.

The web series that has been the talk of the town since its release, Voot’s first original offering under Select, Asur is unlike anything seen before. It takes you on a cat-and-mouse chase that keeps you on your tenterhooks throughout its entire duration. Beware, though. You may find yourselves confused and in shock at times.

Watch The Trailer Here:

7) Mentalhood

Cast: Karisma Kapoor, Sandhya Mridul, Shilpa Shukla, Tilotamma Shome, Shruti Seth, Dino Morea, Sanjay Suri.

Platform: ALTBalaji, ZEE5.

Director: Karishma Kohli.

Genre: Drama, Comedy.

Motherhood is a crazy journey, and Mentalhood is a realistic quintessential portrayal of all the craziness, frustrations, struggles, forgotten ambitions, hopes, imperfections, and everything else that fits into this box we usually refer to as a mother. With a stellar female cast Mentalhood is light-hearted and breezy, and something that’s worth watching to pass your time in this lock down.

Watch The Trailer Here:

FILMS

8) Ghost Stories

Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Surekha Sikri, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sukant Goel, Mrunal Thakur, Avinash Tiwari.

Platform: Netflix.

Director(S): Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar.

Genre: Horror.

When the world counted down towards 2020, Netflix released Ghost Stories. India has a shortage of good horror movies, and Ghost Stories can be counted in the better lots. An anthology of 4 stories of horror, thrill and mystery, this blend of monsters and ghosts is sure to keep you up at night.  Especially the crow (shudders).

Watch The Trailer Here:

9) Yeh Ballet

Cast: Achintya Bose, Manish Chauhan, Julian Sands.

Platform: Netflix.

Director: Sooni Taraporevala.

Genre: Drama.

This is the best cheer-you-up movie, especially in this quarantine. A story of two boys who defy all the odds and achieve their dreams, Yeh Ballet is the perfect film to get your creative juices flowing in this dreary time. Oh, and it also gives one thing we all need now- hope.

Watch The Trailer Here:

10) Guilty

Cast: Kiara Advani, Taher Shabbir, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Gurfateh Pirzada.

Platform: Netflix.

Director: Ruchi Narain.

Genre:Mystery, Drama.

A film where Kiara Advani showcases her acting prowess, Guilty is a film that shows the battle between class divides and gender discrimination, in the light of an investigation about a rape. Apart from its keep-you-at-the-edge-of-your-seat story, its music is also a bonus to add new songs to your playlist.

Watch The Trailer Here:

We have done our bit to keep you ensconced in your houses and entertained. You do yours, and stay home. Stay safe.

 

Also Read: Best of 2019: 10 Indian Web Series That Stepped Up The Game.

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Shraddha Raut

Dreamer- above all else; I like to read, sleep and overthink, in that order. You'll find me obsessing over Harry Potter, seas, moon, and window seats. If you are as fascinated by The God Of Small Things as me, we can be friends.

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