If OTT wants to have a movie selection that appeals to everyone, then its two most popular original movies this month do a fantastic job of that. A acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel is exactly what Netflix is offering this month.
Persuasionstarring Dakota Johnson and directed by Carrie Cracknell, should excite fans of Jane Austen who are fed up Pride and Prejudice redone.
Feel-good movies for this weekend
Persuasion is one of the darkest works of the famous humorous author. But let’s find out which movies Netflix and Amazon Prime have previously added to their catalog and for this weekend by reading on.
Queen Bee and Aspirants, a book by Rosalind Wiseman, was made into a movie by Tina Fey, and the result was one of the funniest teen comedies of its time as well as a critique of high school social customs. Lindsay Lohan plays Cady Heron in mean girlsa high school student who struggles to find love while living under the dictatorial regime of Plastics, a popular girl group led by the devious Regina George (Rachel McAdams). Even if viewers haven’t seen the film, they’ve probably already learned a lot from it through memes and other forms of cultural osmosis. But more than two decades after its first release, mean girls is always hilarious and quotable.
The 2022 movie cobalt blue, directed by Sachin Kundalkar, is based on the 2013 release of the author’s only book of the same name. Kundalkar has produced documentaries, written a film script in Hindi, made a few films in Marathi and acted in plays about homosexuality. It’s a film that explores the isolation and fear associated with same-sex relationships. cobalt blue novel would be made into a feature film for Netflix, it was revealed in November 2018. It was originally planned to start streaming on the platform on December 3, 2021, but was later delayed. Kundalkar wrote and directed it. On April 2, 2022, it was finally made available.
Sharmaji Namkeen(Amazon Premium)
The film begins with Brij Gopal Sharma, better known as Sharmaji, being forced into retirement by the home appliance company where he spent decades working. He reluctantly kills time watching TV, fixing neighbors’ water tanks and socializing with other retirees around his New Delhi home as he is unable to embrace post-retirement life and the monotony that it involves. All the necessary components for a feel-good film are present in Sharmaji Namkeen.
Rishi Kapoor’s final act is a completely authentic performance that, had he completed it, would have been a big-budget movie based on his own performance. The film reveals to us the essence of metropolitan life, which is essentially the same in all metros. Paresh Rawal as Sharmaji’s replacement gets a special mention as it is unheard of in movies for another actor to take over the unfinished role of a deceased soul and make it a more alive role with some nerve.
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Emma, (Amazon Premium)
Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy), the “mistress” of an English estate, is the focus of Jane Austen’s novel and Wilde’s Autumn film. Both take as their subject a happily single Emma Woodhouse as she fills her days by starting a series of ego-driven (albeit well-meaning) matchmaking schemes. Featured Universal Images Emma February 14, 2020 in the UK and February 21, 2020 in the US. It received three nominations at the 26th Critics’ Choice Awards, three nominations for Best Costume Design at the 74th British Academy Film Awards, and two nominations for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 93rd Academy Awards. It also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical (for Taylor-Joy) at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.