There is the list of Top 10 Hindi Anthology Films which availabe on OTT.
Top 10 Hindi Anthology Films with assorted themes Anthology movies are basically the type of films which are a series of short films with different themes. The element of suspense is always appealing and induces the maximum thrill. Apart from that they have romance, mystery and reality themes.
These kinds of movies are rare and only a few of them stand out. They usually have an ensemble cast and many talented actors perform together which is a treat for the viewers. With OTT platforms taking the world of cinema by storm, they have proved to be a dependable resort for watching anthology films. Here we are going to list Top 10 Hindi Anthology Films which are available on popular OTT platforms.
1- Modern Love Mumbai
This series has six wonderful stories filled with love, affection and the captivating subtleties of human relationships. The background of Mumbai is truly justice to the stuff of dreams and fantasies which one can only imagine in love.
Though there is nothing extraordinary in the stories, it is about portraying the basic elements of human connection with simplicity and character.
Director Shonali Bose has done a great job in putting different storylines highlighting one theme. The performance of Fatima Sana Sheikh as Lali is the icing on the cake. Her spirited character shines throughout. This series is currently streaming on Amazon prime video.
2- Ankahi Kahaniya
This 2021 anthology movie portrays three tales of love which cannot be defined by the definitions of the world. The stories have elements of grief, yearning and affection. The trio of Saket Chaudhary, Abhishek Chaubey and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari have worked really well in putting the stories together.
The sheer uniqueness of love is reflected in the storyline of the film. Besides, the tragedies of life which, in a way, obstruct buddying love are shown. Actors Abhishek Banerjee and Kunal Kapoor have given great performances. As the title suggests, the stories in the narrative are left unsaid. This movie is available on Netflix.
3- LSD: Love, Sex, Dhokha
This film seems to induce a lot of curiosity from its title. As for the content, this film is basic, unhinged and the most accurate display of the young and upcoming India. It has three stories and each story in this anthology is apparently separate but has the loose ends connected. It is inspired by the real life events and the director, Dibakar Banerjee does excellently to piece the different stories according to the contrasting themes in the title.
Despite that, the movie lacks the fun element without humour and is too dry. The actors, mainly Rajkummar Rao and Nushrat Bharucha, amidst the others have done a splendid job in keeping the film close to reality. It is available on Netflix, Jio Cinema, Amazon prime video and Disney+ Hotstar.
4- Feels Like Ishq
This anthology show is a collection of five light-hearted stories. The show’s main theme is that of love and romance that gives a feeling of comfort and warmth. It explores the different subtleties of love and affection along with the problems and difficulties. There are different directors for each story and every one of them has come up with a gentle, heartwarming story to lighten up the audience.
This show has an ensemble cast including Radhika Madan, Rohit Saraf and Amol Parashar in their respective roles. The wholesomeness exists in all stories and gives a positive vibe. It is available to watch on Netflix.
This 2019 anthology film is about the tale of three people of Kanpur with different stories and in the pursuit of achieving something in their lives. It is about the life of the typical Indian youth who wants to do big in his life but is hindered by circumstances. The movie, in many ways, touches the reality of the situation.
Director Ashish Aryan has managed to do this with the use of subtle humour and satire of the proper amount. Actors Aparshakti Khurana and Divyendu have delivered amazing performances which match with what the film conveyed. The struggles of a common man are well documented. It is available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar.
6- Ghost Stories
This 2020 anthology film showcases four different plots where there is situational horror and paranormal presence. However, the movie does not offer spine-chilling moments of horror or fear. There are some vague attempts to scare the viewers in the stories but nothing out of the box.
The film has four different directors for each story – Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap. Like in typical Hindi horror films, this has some instances which make the outcome very obvious. However, the spooky element is still present at some scenes and the endings induce curiosity. It has an ensemble cast including Janhvi Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur who have given good performances. It is available to watch on Netflix.
This 2004 movie is a portrayal of three stories which are linked by one event. It is the story of three pairs of characters who are of very contrasting natures. Despite being a political movie, where normally the focus is on the pure spirit of a particular character as against his/her counterpart, this movie keeps every character in the middle of the line.
Director Mani Ratnam has done an excellent job in keeping the subtle elements of the film proper and detailed. Besides, the music is moving and gives a patriotic vibe. Actors Ajay Devgn and Vivek Oberoi have done well in their characters but the stand out performer here is Abhishek Bachchan, whose performance is considered one of his best till date. It is available on Netflix.
This 2007 anthology film is about the love stories of six couples who understand the true sense of love after facing hardships and overcoming their insecurities. Through multiple interconnected stories, the movie tries to hint at the significant theme of love and romance. As the name suggests, all the stories conclude with the result of love reigning supreme.
The characters have to undergo grief, loss and struggle to realize the importance of love. Director Nikkhil Advani has done a decent job in weaving the different stories together. However, the excess of the plots makes it less entertaining. The film has an ensemble cast including Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor and others. It is available on Jio Cinema.
9- Bombay Talkies
This 2013 anthology film has four different stories. Released at the event on Hindi cinema’s 100th year, this movie explores varying themes and aspects and reflects how Hindi cinema has evolved over the last century. It is a brilliant cinematic experience and touches the audience with its subtleties.
The four directors, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap have each done really well in putting their stories in this film. The acting prowess of Randeep Hooda, Rani Mukherji and Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a treat to watch among the ensemble cast. Though not specifically a tribute to Hindi cinema, it truly manages to convey the purpose of cinema and film to the audience. It is available on Netflix.
10- Lust Stories
The main theme is that of sex and sexual pleasure in the shadow of different relationships and circumstances. The film’s universal nature and presence of female leads in every story is testimony to the fact that in our country, where there are many developments in the situations of females, they are still considered obnoxious when it comes to their expression related to sex and lust.
Directors Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag have woven four varieties of stories with their proper highlights. Actors Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani have delivered the best performances amidst the other cast. It is available to watch on Netflix.