The year 2022 has turned out to be a bad year in terms of Bollywood and box office. Except for Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, all the films that have been released in theaters so far have failed to capture the attention of the audience. If reasons are to be mentioned, then whether it was bad/less engaging content and nepotism or coronavirus, audiences often avoided theaters. However, there are plenty of movies that did well on OTT, and they should be talked about too because their stellar cast has defied those big movies. About who was believed to win a record breaking record at the box office. Now that all the movies are released on OTT every month, let’s first understand what the audience likes to watch on OTT.
The OTT top ten movies list has been told by producers or directors to be the test of the audience.
Actually, Ormax Media has recently released the list of the most viewed Hindi movies of 2022 (up to July). Which is based on the overall strength of the content, marketing hype, and audience for Hindi movies. The research firm restricted the samples to India so that overseas streaming of Indian content would not affect the results.
This research does not use data provided by streaming services. It is also interesting in this regard that such a new technology has been used to understand sight in research. A view is only considered when users have watched a movie for 30 minutes.
Whereas in the case of web series, a view is only considered when the user has watched a full episode of the series. In research, estimates of multiple users using the same account for their entertainment have been different. Because mention has been made of the most watched Hindi movies on OTT till July 2022. So let’s take a look at those movies and see how they have made some new records with their names.
One Thursday (Disney Plus Hotstar) – 25.5 million
A Thursday tops the list of most viewed Hindi movies in 2022 with 25.5 million views so far. The movie premiered OTT on Disney+ Hotstar on February 17, 2022. If we talk about the story, then One Thursday is the story of Naina Jaiswal, a preschool teacher, who takes 16 children hostage just so she can talk to him. Prime Minister of India. The film stars Yami Gautam, Atul Kulkarni, Neha Dhupia, Dimple Kapadia, and Karanvir Sharma in the lead roles.
Dehheyan (Prime Video) – 22.3 million
Gehraiyaan, starring Deepika Padukone, ranked second on the list with 22.3 million views. The film is the story of 30-year-old yoga teacher Alisha. The complexities of relationships have been shown in the film. In the film, Deepika strikes up a relationship with her cousin’s fiancé. How does this affect four different lives? The producing director has conveyed it well on screen through the depths.
Apart from Deepika Padukone, the film also stars Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Dhairya Karva. The music and cinematography of the film were excellent, but when we talk about the script of the film, there are many points where the script of the film seems weak to us.
Who is Praveen Tambe? (Disney Plus Hotstar) – 20.2 million
Starring Shreyas Talpade, Who Praveen Tambe? It ranks third in the list of most viewed Hindi movies with 20.2 million views. The film premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on April 1, 2022. The film is a biographical sports drama based on the life of Indian cricketer Praveen Tambe who made his IPL debut at the age of 41.
Jalsa (Amazon Prime Video) 13.9 million
Jalsa, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video on March 18, 2022, ranks fourth with 13.9 million views. The film follows the exciting story of a hit-and-run case in which a successful journalist’s maid loses her daughter and seeks justice for her daughter. The film is directed by Suresh Triveni and stars Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah in the lead roles.
Sharmaji Namkeen (Prime Video) – 12.7 million
Sharma Ji Namkeen, released on Amazon Prime Video, is the story of Brij Gopal Sharma (Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal) from Delhi, who has been provided with VRS by his company. Nor is it easy for Sharmaji to withdraw. Because he has worked for years.
The film puts an emotional spin on the story of a man whose wife has passed away and does a lot of strange things to keep busy and show off.
The USP of the film is a clash between a retired father and young children. There are many scenes in Sharmaji Namkeen that will make you emotional.
This is the top five OTT movies of 2022. Apart from this, 10th earned 10.4 million on Netflix, 8.6 million for Zee5’s Forensics. Netflix’s Thar has 7.8 million, Zee5’s Love Hostel has 7.5 million, Netflix’s Loop Lapeta has 5.7 million views.
However, depending on how the views have come and what the mood of the audience has been, it is not wrong to say that whether it was the Yami Gautam movie A Thursday at number one or the Netflix movie Loop wrapped at number ten, the audience took the same films. whose plot was different and the story was excellent.
Overall, this list published by Ormax Media can prove to be a lifesaver for Bollywood producing directors. Who are looking for what to do? So that the lost love of the audience can be recovered by them. You can set new standards of success through your movies.
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