With the rainy season finally making an appearance, it makes all the more sense to not venture out in the heavy downpour, and instead, to remain cosy and dry inside the safety of our homes. Thankfully, this month was filled with exciting titles to keep us busy. Mindy Kaling’s show Never Have I Ever finally returned with a new season, packed with new drama and dilemmas. Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra teamed up for another sports drama, this one being about a boxer fighting against all odds to win the title of national champion. Below, we round up all the new movies and TV shows that people watched (and loved) in the month of July 2021.Mimi
Director Laxman Utekar returns to work with Kriti Sanon again after Lukka Chuppi (2015) in this comedy drama about surrogacy and motherhood. In the movie, Sanon plays the titular Mimi who is hired by a foreign couple to be their surrogate. Things go south when the couple backs out from the deal, leaving Mimi pregnant, lost, and unable to explain her condition to her conservative parents. The movie also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Supriya Pathak, and Manoj Pahwa. The movie was slated to officially release towards the end of July, but unfortunately got leaked sooner, causing Netflix to prepone its release on the platform.
Streaming on NetflixHaseen Dillruba
This romantic thriller stars Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, and Harshvardhan Rane. It revolves around the mystery of who murdered Rishu (Massey) with his wife Rani (Pannu) being the prime suspect. Rishu and Rani had an arranged marriage and it was clear that she was dissatisfied with the match. Through the movie and its various twists and turns, we’re taken through the events leading up to Rishu’s murder and Rani’s involvement in it.
Streaming on NetflixToofan
Farhan Akhtar and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra collaborate once again on a sports movie after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013). This time, Akhtar plays the role of a local goon-turned-boxer. The movie follows his ascent from the bottom to becoming a national level boxing champion, along with the various ups and downs in his personal life. The movie also stars Paresh Rawal and Mrunal Thakur.
Streaming on Amazon Prime VideoNever Have I Ever Season 2
Mindy Kaling’s wildly successful series about a first-generation Indian-American teenager and her high school misadventures returned with a second season this month. In this season, Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) continues to navigate high school, love triangles, and an imminent move to India that complicates everything. Along with most of the cast members returning for the new season, there have been some new additions in the form of Atypical star Megan Suri, Common, and Tyler Alvarez.
Streaming on Netflix14 Phere
Vikrant Massey starred in another movie revolving around weddings and marriages this month. In 14 Phere, he plays the role of a man who teams up with his girlfriend to come up with a scheme that will allow them to get married without their family’s disapproval. Their plans cause chaos and misadventures all around, but to find out whether they get their happy-ever-after, you’ll just have to see the movie for yourself.
Streaming on Zee5Feels Like Ishq
Streaming giant Netflix offered us yet another anthology in July, this time focusing on finding romance in unexpected places. It’s a compilation of six breezy stories of meet-cutes, each lasting for around 30 minutes and exploring different shades of love and romance. The directors featured are Ruchir Arun, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Anand Tiwari, Jaydeep Sarkar, Danish Alam, and Sachin Kundalkar.
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