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Super Se Be Upar! 10 Progressive Movies Of 2021 That Made Us Say ‘Yeh Dil Mange More’

Ravina SachdevRavina Sachdev  |  Dec 20, 2021
Super Se Be Upar! 10 Progressive Movies Of 2021 That Made Us Say ‘Yeh Dil Mange More’

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Don’t know about you, but we were quite done with watching the same typical Bollywood love stories. Fortunately, the moviemakers decided to treat us to some fresh and progressive content this year, and we’re hooked! From talking about sensitive issues like gender identity to surrogacy—Bollywood gave us some impressive films that are like a breath of fresh air. Go ahead, and get ready for a movie marathon with the fam! 

The Big Bull

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Based on a true story, The Big Bull follows the life of Hemant Shah, a small-time stockbroker. Shah manipulates the loopholes of the country’s archaic banking system to create a massive imbalance in the stock exchange. The gripping movie is about ambition, greed, market manipulation, and political chicanery. 

Meenakshi Sundareshwar

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Ever wondered what happens when two newlyweds (who don’t know each other well enough) are forced to live apart due to their professions? They try their best to make the dysfunctional arrangement work, and that’s exactly what this light and quirky rom-com is all about. 

Sardar Udham

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A gripping biographical drama that has our hearts! Sardar Udham revolves around the real-life story of Udham Singh, a freedom fighter from Punjab, starting from his early days in the HSRA and leading up to his eventual assassination of Punjab’s former Lieutenant Governor Michael O’Dwyer.

The Girl On The Train

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Every once in a while, Bollywood surprises us with progressive movies, and The Girl On The Train is one of them. The storyline revolves around Mira, an alcoholic and troubled divorcee who fantasizes about a couple she sees on her daily commute. But, one day something shocking happens, and she gets embroiled in a murder investigation. Soon, her personal life unravels. The high-on-suspense movie will have you on the edge of your seats till the very end.

Pagglait

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Pagglait offers a satirical look at Indian society’s conventional ways of dealing with death and grief. When Sandhya’s husband of five months dies, the young widow finds it difficult to grieve or even shed a single tear. After discovering that she is the sole beneficiary of her husband’s five million insurance policy, she sets out on a journey to explore a new life, and makes a shocking discovery about the man she was married to. 

Tuesdays And Fridays

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Tuesdays and Fridays is about the relationship (if we can call it that!) of Anmol and Jhataleka, who like each other enough, but aren’t ready to commit. Their solution? To meet and be lovers only on Tuesdays and Fridays. A fresh take on the ghisa pita Bollywood love stories we’ve had enough of!

Shershaah

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Shershaah is hands down one of the best movies of the year. The film sheds light on  Capt. Vikram Batra’s journey during the 1999 Indo-Pakistan Kargil war. It also gives us an insight into his childhood years and his personal life. Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, the movie does complete justice to the legacy of the late Capt. Vikram Batra. 

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

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Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui is one of the most surprising Bollywood love stories we’ve ever seen. The movie is about a bodybuilder, Manu who falls for a Zumba teacher, Maanvi. All’s well in paradise until he discovers that she is a trans woman and suddenly everything isn’t the same. It takes him a long time to realise that love transcends bodies, gender, norms and it doesn’t require outside validation. 

Rashmi Rocket 

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Rashmi Rocket is about a woman from Gujarat who, despite reaching the top, is brought down by the people around. This is due to a false indication in a gender verification test. The film aims to question the age-old practice of gender-testing that women athletes are subjected to. It also attempts to break the notions of masculinity and femininity. 

Jay Bhim

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The legal drama portrays the grim reality of the deeply rooted caste system in our society. It sheds light on a true incident from 1993, which involves a case fought by Justice K Chandru. The movie has been creating waves on social media ever since it was released and is currently the highest user-rated movie on IMDB. 

Ready for a fab movie night?

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