People will start cheering for the new year with only a couple of months to go. 2022 has a lot of chronicled ups and downs in the film and Bollywood industry. Cinema and movies audience have become smarter and more intelligent to pick good movies to watch in theatres. Now the directors and stars have left no stone unturned to make their film a blockbuster. In this article of Updatevilla, We have the list of the 11 must-watch Bollywood movies released in 2022.
During the years 2020 and 2021 people are habituated to OTT platforms, and it was a difficult task for film directors to get back the audience to the theatres. A few movies like Kashmir Files, Rocketry, and others made a good impact on the audience and have a very high box office collection. On the other side movies which have high hopes like Laal Singh Chaddha, and Cuttputli becomes more noisy than Norse. The list below of consist is the best Bollywood movies released in 2022.
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1. A Thursday
A Thursday is an amazing thriller, drama movie starring Yami Gautam, Neha Dhupia, and Atul Kulkarni as the lead characters. Yami Gautam excels at her character and provides complete justification. The movie is based on a serious crime such as rape in the country. Yami Gautam as Naina Jaiswal hostages a few students of his school and asks the Indian Prime minister to meet her. No More Spoilers, but the movie’s suspense and gripping storyline will not allow you to leave your seat for a minute.
|Cast||Yami Gautam, Atul Kulkarni , Neha Dhupia, Dimple Kapadia, Karanvir Sharma|
|Release Date||17 February 2022|
In Bollywood, we have only a few movies that can portray dark humor perfectly and Darling’s movie is among them. The plot of the film reflects the couple Badru and Hamza. Hamza is an alcoholic guy and used to beat Badru every night after their 3 years of love marriage. After giving a lot of tries to make her married life peaceful when nothing worked out Badru decided to deliver the same feeling to her husband Hamza.
The film will give a lot of harrowing and frantic emotions till the end of the movie. Darlings’ movie again shows us how society is male-dominated but women need to raise up. This movie can be the best in the new Bollywood movie list.
|Directors||Jasmeet K. Reen|
|Cast||Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, Roshan Mathew|
|Release Date||5th August|
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Jalsa is an underrated crime thriller Bollywood movie starring Shefali Shah and Vidya Balan as the lead cast. Shefali Shah has now become one of the finest Bollywood actresses to perform highly intense characters. The movie’s plot revolves around Vidya Balan as Maya Menon accidentally hits a teenage girl while driving back home. After a few days, Maya got to know that the girl he hit was the daughter of her maid Rukhsana (Shefali Shah). She did all the possible kinds of stuff to run away from this heinous crime. The movie is well-driven by the plot but the climax can be made more exciting and interesting.
|Cast||Shefali Shah, Vidya Balan|
|Release Date||18th March 2022|
Jhund is one of the new Bollywood movies based on sports drama. The film cast Amitabh Bachchan the protagonist as a football coach. It is directed by Nagraj Manjule and is a perfect watch for football lovers or sports lovers. The plot of the movie is based on a few boys and a couple of girls from slums growing their interest and playing football.
The teenagers and children who belong to slums used to have alcohol and other kinds of stuff that make VijayBorade(Amitabh Bachchan) which gives a harrowing feel to him. He decided to transcend their ability in playing football. Jhund is full of emotions, love drama, and a little bit of melodrama.
|Release Date||4th March 2022|
5. The Kasmir Files
The Kasmir Files is still the best movie of the year 2022. The movie is based on the real-life incidents that took place with Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir in the year 1990. Every Indian should aware of the history of their country and this is one of the perfect movies to watch. The cinematography, cast performance, and direction are all up to the mark.
Vivek Agnihotri the director of the movie must be given credit for bringing small details, the brutal scenes, and for the visuals. The budget of the movie is around 15 crores making a total box office collection of 320 crores worldwide. This is one of the Must-Watch Bollywood Movies.
|Cast||Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Pallavi Joshi, Chinmay Mandlekar, Bhasha Sumbli|
|Release Date||11th March 2022|
6. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is the best Bollywood biographical movie based on the life of the famous Indian scientist Nambi Narayanan. R.Madhavan the writer, producer, and director of the movie as well as playing the character of Nambi Narayanan. The story depicts from early college days of Nambi to the day when he was falsely accused of espionage.
The film also showcases the contribution and efforts of Nambi Narayanan space research to advance India and ISRO. His all efforts went in vain when he was accused of fake espionage charges. A great movie for all Indians not only for the storyline but also because of the extraordinary performance by R.Madhavan as Nambi Narayanan.
|Release Date||1st July 2022|
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7. Sherdil: The Philbit Saga
Srijit Mukherjee the director of the movie, is one of the filmmakers who always comes up with something different and unique. Sherdil: The Philbit Saga is an adventure film starring Pankaj Tripathy as the lead character. The plot of the movie revolves around Gangaram(Pankaj Tripathy) the sarpanch of a village in Uttar Pradesh. His village is suffering from poverty, wildlife encroachment, and other disasters.
After getting no help from the government in the situation, Gangaram finds a poster that states – The victims of lethal tiger encounters near tiger reserves would be given 10 Lakh from the government. Gangaram decided to sacrifice his life to get that money that can be used for village work purposes. One of the underrated and must-watch Bollywood movies.
|Cast||Pankaj Tripathi, Sayani Gupta, Neeraj Kabi|
|Release Date||24th June 2022|
The plot of the film revolves around the anti-Sikh riots in 1984. It depicts the situation, and conditions after 3 days after the assassination of Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi on 31st October 1984. This is a straightforward movie without much love drama and songs. Diljit Dosanjh perfectly played his character.
The film gets mixed reviews from the audience and critics. The direction, cinematography, background music, and production design must be given credit to bring the 1984 story to the present time. Jogi can be one of the best Bollywood movies.
|Directors||Ali Abbas Zafar|
|Cast||Diljit Dosanjh, Amyra Dastur|
|Release Date||16th September 2022|
9. Bhool Bhulaiya 2
Bhool Bhulaiya 2 did great in the 2022 Indian movie box office collection. The film is based on a horror-comedy starring Kartik Aaryan, Tabu, and Kiara Advani. The character of Sanjay Mishra and Rajpal Yadav increases the interest and hilarious comedy in the movie. The plot showcases the malevolent spirit of Manjolika against the Thakur family.
Before the interval, the movie can be a bit slow but after the interval, it takes the pace and the plot twist at the end at which the movie excels. The film has a total box office collection of 266.66 crores made in a budget of 70 crores. It gets positive reviews from the audience as well as critics.
|Cast||Kartik Aaryan, Tabu, and Kiara Advani|
|Release Date||20th May 2022|
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10. Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva
There is a lot of buzz on social media when Brahmastra was released. In the list of new Bollywood movies, Brahmastra is one of the best in VFX and production. This is the first part of the planned trilogy of the sequel. The plot centers around shiva who has the power of Astra(enormous energy). Shiva has the responsibility to save the strongest of all Astra, Brahmastra from dark world people.
The film receives a lot of criticism because of the storyline, direction, and cringe dialogue. Brahmastra Part 1 excels at visual effects, music, and action scenes. The cast selection looks like a perfect fit for the movie characters. Amitabh Bachchan in a whole new avatar is a pleasure to watch.
|Cast||Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Shah Rukh Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mouni Roy|
|Release Date||9th September 2022|
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11. Monica, O My Darling
Monica, O My Darling is a recently released Netflix Bollywood movie. This is a crime thriller comedy film. Rajkumar Rao a Robotics engineer coming from small background now involved in a couple of murders. He needs to find the evidence and prove himself innocent. The plot has a lot of twists and turns with jaw-dropping suspense. The gripping storyline with extraordinary execution makes this the must-watch Bollywood movie of 2022.
The characters of Radhika Apte as ACP Naidu are just mind-blowing. Vasan Bala the director of the movie proves how low-budget movies can be made in a distinct way.
|Cast||Rajkummar Rao, Radhika Apte, Huma Qureshi|
|Release Date||11th November 2022|
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