Five movies shot during the lockdown that will leave you awestruck

Over the last 6 months, streaming services have been feeding us with fresh and immersive content that we simply can't get enough of. Over the course of these months several films have been conceptualised and shot with limited crew and budget amid lockdown.

Here are five movies and shows shot entirely during the lockdown that you certainly should watch to experience creativity at its finest.  

A Viral Wedding

'A Viral Wedding' is a fun and light-hearted story of a couple played by Shreya Dhanwanthary and Amol Parashar whose wedding plans go downhill due to the lockdown and how they make the most of the situation by planning an online wedding.

Shreya dons multiple hats of an actor, writer and director of the series and aces each one of them with perfection. With 8 episodes lasting less than 10 minutes each, this comedy-drama series is an entertaining ride that will leave you with smiles by the end of it.


Putham Pudham Kaalia

You can’t ask for more when you have five stellar filmmakers come together to create an anthology of unique stories all revolving around the same theme. Featuring celebrated directors like Suhasini Mani Ratnam (Coffee, Anyone?), Sudha Kongara (Ilamai Idho Idho), Gautham Vasudev Menon (Avarum Naanum/Avalum Naanum), Rajiv Menon (Reunion) and Karthik Subbaraj (Miracle), one can’t wait to see the magic that unfolds on screen.

Currently, streaming on Amazon Prime Video, this Tamil movie is set against the 3-week lockdown in March, should be definitely your first film to start with. Exploring the emotions of love, hope, dreams, excitement, laughter amongst others, the sheer beauty of this movie is that it has something for everyone.


The Gone Game

The next on our list of must-watch lockdown movies is this Voot original’s that left everyone impressed by its gripping narrative and a great performance by the ensemble cast. 'The Gone Game' is a crime thriller that successfully utilises the onset and impact of the virus as a crucial plot point, leaving us staring at a puzzling scenario.

This masterpiece, directed by Nikhil Bhat, stars talented actors like Sanjay Kapoor, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, and Arjun Mathur who leave behind a performance that stays in our minds for a long time. 


Home Stories

Netflix India’s 'Home stories' is an anthology of four short films that beautifully captures the essence of ‘life under lockdown’. These short stories featured familiar faces like Arjun Mathur, Apoorva Arora, Veer Rajwant Singh, and many others who left us spellbound with their performances.

Directed by Sahirr Sethhi, Anubhuti Kashyap, Tanvi Gandhi and Ashwin Lakshmi Narayan, what one is sure to love is how each of these short stores covers an aspect of the relatively new experience of staying indoors and makes it immensely relatable to what we’re going through on a daily basis.


CU Soon

'CU Soon' by Amazon Prime Video was the first film, shot entirely during the lockdown, to have a direct-to-stream release. A true trendsetter to say the very least. Edited and directed by Mahesh Narayan, the spellbinding drama stars superstar Fahadh Faasil, Roshan Mathew, and Darshana Rajendran in lead roles.

The movie revolves around a software engineer from Kerala who helps his Dubai-based cousin find his missing fiancée. The only clue left behind is a video-based suicide note which makes the hunt all the more complicated. Offering one ample food for thought, the movie also gives the viewer an interesting social message that will leave us questioning our social media presence.


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