‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’ And Other Black Comedies You Must Add To Your Watch List

‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’ And Other Black Comedies You Must Add To Your Watch List

By Alisha Fernandes15 March, 2021 2 min read
‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’ And Other Black Comedies You Must Add To Your Watch List

Black Comedy is a genre that is not commonly seen in mainstream Bollywood movies as it deals with topics that are often viewed as taboo or are too painful and serious to discuss. Let’s take a look at some brilliantly-made, thought-provoking black comedies.

Kaalakaandi

In this movie, Saif Ali Khan plays the role of Rileen, a man diagnosed with last-stage stomach cancer. Rileen decides to process this news by indulging himself with intoxicating substances as soon as he realizes that he needs to live his life to the fullest and decides to tick things off his bucket list.

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

Andhadhun

This brilliant black comedy features Ayushmann Khurrana as a blind pianist who is caught up in a murder mystery filled with deceit, drama, and unexpected twists.

Streaming on: Netflix, JioCinema

Newton

This 2017 black comedy features Rajkummar Rao in the lead role as a rookie government clerk who is sent on election duty to a Naxal-controlled town in the insurgency-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh.

Streaming on: Prime Video

Blackmail

Irrfan Khan plays the role of a toilet paper sales executive who lives a dispirited life personally and professionally. His boring life is turned upside down when he finds out that his wife is having an affair.

Streaming on: Prime Video

7 Khoon Maaf

This psychological-thriller features Priyanka Chopra who plays the role of Susanna Anna-Marie Johannes a femme fatale who murders seven husbands on her quest to find the perfect man.

Streaming on: Netflix

Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

This movie is based on real incidents and features Abhay Deol in the lead role. He portrays a man named Bunty who is known for his charisma, fearlessness, and his obsession to rob the rich and elite.

Streaming on: Netflix

Delhi Belly

A journalist, a photographer, and a cartoonist live together in a shady apartment burdened with debt. What ensues is chaos and drama that relentlessly pursue these creatives.

Streaming on: Netflix

Judgementall Hai Kya

Judgemental Hai Kya features Kangana Ranaut as an eccentric woman named Bobby who is deemed ‘abnormal’ by society. Rajkummar Rao is also a sheer delight to watch in this  Prakash Kovelamudi directorial.

Streaming on: Zee5

AK vs AK

This black comedy thriller film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane stars Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap at loggerheads with each other. The story follows a film director (Anurag Kashyap) who kidnaps a star’s (Anil Kapoor) daughter (Sonam Kapoor) and shoots Anil Kapoor in real-time as he frantically looks for his daughter.

Streaming on: Netflix

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, this film follows the story of a police officer named Pinky (Arjun Kapoor) and a woman from the corporate world named Sandeep (Parineeti Chopra). They are united by their haterade and suspicion for each other. This film is set to release on the big screen on March 19.

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