‍Do you watch Hindi films? If yes, then you must be very familiar with the term ‘Lal Singh Chadda’ (literally meaning ‘The Village of Lal Singh’). The phrase is used to describe any new film that has been released in a particular year. More often than not, those films have barely anything to offer and are usually forgettable. 

However, there have been some exceptions over the years when we have received movies that stood out thanks to their creativity and uniqueness. Even though these films may not have a huge fan following, it is safe to say that they deserve our time and money. 

If you feel the same way, then read on for our reviews of some of the best lal Singh chadda movies that you can find on Netflix and other streaming platforms.

 

Godh Bhairavi (2018)

Released in January 2018, this film is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The story follows a woman named Bhairavi who is married off to an old man named Vikram Singh. However, Bhairavi harbors intense romantic feelings for a man named Kunal, who is also married to another woman. What begins as a dreamy secret romance turns into a nightmare when Bhairavi convinces Kunal to murder Vikram Singh. The film received mixed reviews from critics. 

However, they were mostly positive toward the lead performances by the two lead actresses. Many called the plot “possibly the most convoluted plot in the annals of Hindi cinema”. While some felt that the film’s striking visuals and music were the best parts, others criticized the plot as “ridiculous and unoriginal”.

 

Bairi Na Mere Sai (2017)

This film was released in September 2017 and is based on a Marathi play of the same name. The plot follows a middle-aged woman named Sevoo who is taken to a psychiatrist by her husband, who wants advice on how to deal with her unruly kids. The film received mixed reviews from critics, some of whom praised the “insightful” plot while others deemed it “dry and meandering”. 

However, they were mostly positive toward the lead performances. The director himself was also praised for his direction. Some loved the “sensitivity” of the film while others criticized it for being “too long” and “incoherent”. One critic even called it a “flighty drivel that is completely unappealing and boring”. Overall, the film received negative reviews, but it was still one of the best lal Singh chadda movies.

 

Ghayal Once Again (2016)

Released in January 2016, this film is based on the 1975 film of the same name. The plot follows four people who have been sentenced to life imprisonment and are about to be hanged. While two of them are new to the prison, the other two have been there for over 30 years. also, While the four men are forced to live in isolation, the prison authorities have devised a way for one man to watch TV. 

While the men soon start to miss the outside world, what happens when a woman is thrown into the mix? The critics called this film “ponderous” and “labyrinthine”. However, they were mostly positive towards the lead performances and the “thrilling” plot. 

One of the few lal Singh chadda movies to receive positive reviews, the film was also praised for its “humanity”. However, it was also criticized for being “tedious”. Overall, the film received negative reviews and was not a popular lal Singh chadda movie.

 

Highway (2015)

Released in January 2015, this film is based on the same-titled novel by Chetan Bhagat. In the film, three childhood friends are reunited 10 years later. Their reunion is soured, however, by the fact that all three have been living away from society for years and have become “lunatics”. 

The men are all involved in illegal activities and have resorted to kidnapping to fund their lifestyles. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the “competence” of the actors while others felt that the film was “loud and obnoxious”. Overall, the film was not a popular lal singh chadda movie and was not praised for any reason.

 

Thugs of Hindostan (2016)

Released in November 2016, this film is based on a novel of the same name. The story follows a thief named Jai Ahirwar who is hired to serve as the bodyguard of a man called Lord Ram. However, Ahirwar soon finds himself caught between his client’s quest for vengeance and his own desire for money.

The film received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the “burst of energy” and “gleeful abandon” of the film while others found it “loud and overblown”. Overall, the film received negative reviews and was not a popular lal singh chadda movie.

 

Judwaa 2 (2017)

Released in November 2017, this film is based on the 1990 film of the same name. The story follows a group of five friends who are all named after numbers – 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. What begins as a lark of sorts soon escalates into trouble when they begin to target the rich and famous. 

The film received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the “remarkable chemistry” of the leads while others felt that the film was “loud and obnoxious”. Overall, the film was not a popular lal singh chadda Reelcraze movie.

 

Toilet Ek Prem Katha (2017)

Released in October 2017, this film is based on a book of the same name. The story follows a young woman named Ganga who lives in a small village with her parents and four brothers. Ganga has always dreamed of visiting the city and experiencing the world outside of her rural village. 

However, when Ganga turns 18, she faces several restrictions from her parents that prevent her from doing so. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the “impressive” direction and “roaring entertainment” while others felt that the film was “rude and crass”. Overall, the film was not a popular lal singh chadda Reel Craze movie.

 

Shubh Vivah Dee Nahin Wah Dee (2018)

Released in December 2017, this film is based on a 2016 novel of the same name. The story centres around two best friends named Bhavana and Meenu who are very different from each other. 

While Meenu is a “free-spirit” who enjoys partying with her friends every weekend, Bhavana is a “serious-minded” woman who prefers to spend her time reading books at home. The film received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the “engaging” performances of the lead actresses while others felt that the film was “loud and obnoxious”. Overall, the film was not a popular lal singh chadda movie.