For all sports enthusiasts, with the end of Wimbledon and the European Championship 2020, you have your hands full. But if you’re someone who’s not really interested in who’s winning at Wembley or the All England Club, then you might want to check out these shows and movies to get you through your day. Here are five shows and movies on SonyLIV, Disney+ Hotstar and Netflix:
5 best shows and movies on SonyLIV, Disney+ Hotstar and Netflix
1. Fatherhood – Netflix
We’ve all seen Kevin Hart make us laugh. But in Paternity, he plays a grieving single father who must learn how to raise his little girl all alone. The film covers all bases without getting too juicy or even insensitive and in the end you are not only satisfied, but you also need a lot of tissues. It is a film that absolutely moves you.
2. JL50 – SonyLiv
A unique science fiction film set in India, JL50 starring Abhay Deol and Pankaj Kapur may have gotten mixed reactions, but everyone unanimously praised the brave plotlines. Shantanu (Deol) is a CBI officer tasked with investigating a plane crash in West Bengal. The incident enters strange territory when it is confirmed that the wreckage comes from a plane that went missing more than 35 years ago.
3. Luca – Disney+ Hotstar
As a sucker for Pixar movies, I make sure to see them all. And I am rarely disappointed. Luca Pixar told us again that animated films are for every age group. While the premise revolves around two ‘sea monsters’ disguising themselves as humans in a remote village in Italy for the love of a Vespa, it’s much more than that. Luca is about friendship and exploring new territories and is a film that is great to watch.
4. Manto – Netflix
The Saadat Hasan Manto biopic stars the talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal. Directed by Nandita Das, the film focuses on Manto’s most turbulent years between 1946 and 1950 in Mumbai and Lahore.
5. Bad Education – Disney+ Hotstar
Starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, Bad education is a true story about the world’s largest education fraud. After putting Roslyn Schools on the map, Frank Tassone and his assistant are caught in an embezzlement that casts serious doubts on their credibility.
5 best shows and movies on SonyLIV, Disney+ Hotstar and Netflix today
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Alex Wolff, Allison Janney
Release date: 2019
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Release date: September 4, 2020
Manto – Netflix
Nawazuddin Siddiqui bears an uncanny resemblance to Urdu author Saadat Hasan Manto in his biopic. In the late 1940s, Manto was one of the most successful story writers in Bombay’s then thriving film industry. But due to communal tensions between Hindus and Muslims, he and his family have to flee to Pakistan. This film didn’t perform great at the box office, but it received a lot of critical acclaim.
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rishi Kapoor, Rasika Duggal, Tahir Bhasin, Divya Dutta
Director: Nandita Das
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