From ‘Tanhaji’ to ‘Ludo’, 2020 Box Office & Digital Hits That Charmed The Audience This Year
2020 In Focus
With the global population locked indoors, the producers of films were in a fix - how to make movies reach the audience when theatres are shut? That’s when the OTT (Over-The-Top Content) platforms came to their rescue.
Several films began streaming online on OTT platforms as viewers tuned in through their laptops and mobile devices, from the comfort of their homes to watch good cinema.
While it may not be fair to compare the films released this year as the medium of release is different, there were some films which left a mark on the audience and charmed them. Here they are:
‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’
Not just BO, the film managed to win over the critics as well as they praised Devgn’s performance, the captivating storyline and the visual effects.
‘Street Dancer 3D’
Starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor, the film wasn’t particularly well-received by the critics but managed to drive a large number of footfalls in the theatre.
Needless to say, the dance drama film was a commercial success.
‘Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan’
The sequel to the 2017 ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’, gave a positive message about the empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community and received critical acclaim for the same.
The comedy drama starred Khurrana and Gupta, both of whom, were praised by the critics for their performance.
A success at BO and with the critics, the romantic comedy is one of the finest films of 2020.
The word-of-mouth played a key role in making the film popular among the audience and now ‘Angrezi Medium’ is considered one of the finest films of 2020 with a 7.3 rating out of 10 on IMDb.
The comedy-drama film received mixed reviews from critics but generally positive reviews from the audience. While the exact number of people who watched the film on Amazon Prime Video isn’t available, the film has a decent rating of 6.3 out of 10 on IMDb.
When the film’s trailer was released on YouTube on July 6 by Fox Star Hindi, it made a record of ‘most liked trailer’ surpassing ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avenger: Endgame’.
The film registered a whopping 95 mn views on Disney+Hotstar in the first 24 hours which, some experts estimated, is equivalent to Rs 2,000 cr collection on the opening day. ‘Dil Bechara’ also went on to become a top-rated film on IMDb with 9.8/10 rating.
The film became a huge hit among the audience who lauded the film’s narrative and storyline, Rao and Tripathi’s performances. While the exact number of people or accounts which streamed the film on Netflix might not be available, it is not difficult to gauge the popularity of the film given the IMDb rating of 7.6 out of 10.