Vidya Balan Catalogue: Watch Now

admin   July 29, 2020

Bhalo Theko (2003)

Streaming ON HoiChoi

Anandi lives in an extended family along with her parents, siblings and uncle and is in love with Babua, her brother’s friend. However, things change drastically in her life when Babua goes abroad

Director: Goutam Halder

Parineeta (2005)

Streaming ON Netflix

The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by
the arrival of another man.

Director: Pradeep Sarkar

Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

Streaming ON Netflix

Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Guru (2007)

Streaming ON YOUTUBE

A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Director: Mani Ratnam

Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007)

Streaming ON ZEE5

Six couples face problems in their lives when fate forces them to move away from each other. They must overcome these issues in order to make their love triumphant.

Director: Nikkhil Advani

Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)

Streaming ON NETFLIX

As the kingdom of Devigarh comes apart at the seams, an aging bodyguard
attempts to protect the Royal Family, as well as keep its darkest secrets from ever coming to light.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Heyy Babyy (2007)

Streaming ON YOUTUBE MOVIES

Three bachelors who are compulsive womanizers find their lives turned
upside down when a baby is left at their doorstep. The trio suspect each
other of being the father.

Director: Sajid Khan

Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

Streaming ON YOUTUBE MOVIES

An NRI and his wife decide to stay in his ancestral home, paying no heed to the warnings about ghosts. Soon, inexplicable occurrences cause him to call a psychiatrist to help solve the mystery.

Director: Priyadarshan

Halla Bol (2008)

Streaming ON Voot

A popular Bollywood actor witnesses a murder but refuses to come forward to identify the killer(s)

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi

Kismat Konnection (2008)

Streaming ON YOUTUBE MOVIES

A luckless architect discovers a social activist to be his lucky charm.
Unfortunately, she’s protecting the community center he’s aiming to win a
contract to tear down.

Director: Aziz Mirza

Paa (2009)

Streaming ON YUPP TV

A father tries to help his son cope with a rare condition that causes the young boy to age beyond his years.

Director: R. Balki

Ishqiya (2010)

Streaming ON Amazon Prime

While on the run from goons, a man and his nephew fall for a kidnapper’s
seductive widow.

Director: Abhishek Chaubey

No One Killed Jessica (2011)

Streaming ON Netflix

A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case.

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta

Urumi (2011)

Streaming ON ZEE5

Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar, a warrior in 16th century Kerala wants to avenge his father killed in a confrontation with Vasco da Gama and his troops and is assisted by his best friend Vavvali and warrior princess Ayesha.

Director: Santosh Sivan

The Dirty Picture (2011)

Streaming ON Viu

The love story between an actress and a director, inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.

Director: Milan Luthria

Kahaani (2012)

Streaming ON NETFLIX

A pregnant woman’s search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Ghanchakkar (2013)

Streaming ON NETFLIX

A safe cracker claims he has lost his memory when two criminals come calling for their cut of the bank heist loot.

Director: Rajkumar Gupta

Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014)

Streaming ON Disney+hotstar

A complicated relationship develops between a man and woman after getting married and having a baby.

Director: Saket Chaudhary

Bobby Jasoos (2014)

Streaming ON Disney+hotstar

Bobby Jasoos is a film that celebrates the aspiration of Bobby, who wants to
become the number one detective in the old city area of Hyderabad.

Director: Samar Shaikh

Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015)

Not available for streaming

A single mother finds solace with a wealthy, but lonely hotel magnate,
together they find love until her past comes back to confront her.

Director: Mohit Suri

Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh (2016)

Streaming ON ZEE5

A woman with a mysterious past is charged with kidnapping and murder.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Begum Jaan (2017)

Streaming ON Amazon Prime

The story of eleven prostitutes who refuse to part ways with their brothel and each other during the partition between India and Pakistan.

Director: Srijit Mukherji

Tumhari Sulu (2017)

Streaming ON Amazon Prime

Sulu is an ambitious housewife with a loving husband and a happy family.
Things start changing for her when she accidentally lands a job as a radio jockey and her show becomes an instant hit.

Director: Suresh Triveni

N.T.R: Kathanayakudu (2019)

Streaming ON Amazon Prime

Based on the journey of the legendary Telugu actor, filmmaker and ex-Chief
Minister Late Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri.

Director: Krish

N.T.R: Mahanayakudu (2019)

Streaming ON Amazon Prime

A follow up to NTR: Kathanayakudu which was based on N.T. Rama Rao’s life and acting career. This movie will focus on his political career.

Director: Krish

Nerkonda Paarvai (2019)

Streaming ON ZEE5

When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.

Director: H. Vinoth

Mission Mangal (2019)

Streaming ON Disney+hotstar

Based on true events of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launching the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), making it the least expensive mission to Mars.

Director: Jagan Shakti

Natkhat (2020)

Not available for streaming

A doting mother tries to correct the course of her child through her bedtime stories.

Director: Shaan Vyas

Shakuntala Devi (2020)

Streaming ON Amazon Prime

Based on the life of Shakuntala Devi who is a well-known mathematical genius and calculating prodigy from India. She has been nicknamed ‘Human Computer’ because of her extraordinary talent and skill in solving complex mathematical problems without any mechanical aid.

Director: Anu Menon


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Vidya Balan Set to Shine as Shakuntala Devi

admin   July 28, 2020

With Shakuntala Devi directed by Anu Menon, a Biopic on the legendary maths genius, getting ready for a direct release on Amazon Prime Video, Pickle presents you 10 interesting things about the film

* The film stars Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi, who was also known as the ‘human computer’ along with Jisshu Sengupta, Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh. The Hindi biographical movie is directed and written by Anu Menon and produced by Sony Pictures Networks India and Vikram Malhotra under his banner Abundantia Entertainment.

* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the film will not be released theatrically and will stream on Prime Video worldwide on 31 July 2020. It can be watched in 200 countries simultaneously and in 4000 towns of India. Vidya Balan expressed her delight on social media platforms regarding the release of the movie on the OTT platforms.

* Vidya too knew Shakuntala as an exemplary mathematician, but as she delved deeper into her life with director Anu Menon, she learnt that the academician defied every notion you have of a mathematical genius. According to the actress, Shakuntala was so full of life, had a wicked sense of humour. She was like a complex equation.

* Shakuntala Devi is being released amid the coronavirus pandemic. Theaters all over the country are still closed, but with Amazon Prime Video stepping in, the film is getting a digital release. Its result would be one of the factors that would decide the impact of OTT platforms and its future when it comes to streaming ‘big films’ directly.

* Shakuntala Devi was a mathematician, an astrologer, the writer of guides to arithmetic, a cookbook for men and a crime novel, the author of one of the earliest studies of homosexuality in India, an aspiring Member of Parliament. She was also very emotional and possessive, affectionate and loving and so much more rolled into one. Vidya Balan did a lot of homework to get things right.

* Shakuntala Devi was often called a ‘human computer’ and the world knew her as a genius who could solve complex equations in a few seconds. Anu Menon’s upcoming biopic, which stars Vidya Balan, aims to discover the heart that ticked inside the machine. Shakuntala Devi has been made in consultation with her daughter Anupama Banerji, who lives in London with her family.

* Shakuntala Devi was born on November 4, 1929. Her father was a trapeze artist and a magician. Shakuntala Devi gave her first professional performance at the age of six, in which she demonstrated her prodigious memory and ability to solve arithmetic problems with extraordinary speed.

* Director Anu Menon had grown up with reports of Shakuntala Devi’s mathematical genius. It started out with a stray comment by her daughter who was eight at the time. Menon’s quest became richer and deeper after she met Anupama Banerji and her husband, Ajay Abhaya Kumar, in London in 2016. The meeting lasted six hours and was equally moving for Banerji and Menon.

* Anu Menon’s research for the film included viewing clips of Shakuntala Devi performing calculations on television. In an undated programme filmed for the Canadian broadcast network ATN, the mathematician impresses a panel and the studio audience by coming up with answers nano-seconds after the questions have been asked. Wearing a sari and a big grin, Shakuntala Devi revels in her brilliance.

* Shakuntala used to perform Maths on stage. And there was a lot of joy involved in it. According to Anu Menon, they tried to capture as much as they could from the daughter’s perspective. She made Maths an art form. And, the film is aimed at paying a memorable tribute to the genius.