As we draw to the end of 2021, we can look back at a number of things. The places we visited, the people we met, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and so on. An entertainment surge we have witnessed over the past two years is the expansion of the OTT category. When theatres were closed in 2020, the trend of launching a movie on OTT had picked up rapidly. As time passed, even though theatres had opened and started running, the OTT channels continued receiving telecasting rights. All in all, a number of hallmark movies have been released this year. We bring you the best 2021 Indian movies to watch on Amazon Prime.
To end the year, here is the list of the best 2021 movies on Amazon Prime covering all the languages and genres.
Master is a Tamil action thriller starring Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles. The whole plot revolves around an alcoholic professor, who meets a ruthless gangster in jail. This gangster uses children for his criminal activities. The film has released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
#2 Konda Polam
Konda Polam is a Telugu action thriller movie directed by Krish Jagarlamudi. This film stars Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles. The whole plot revolves around shepherds in the Nallamala Forest region who try to protect their sheep from the attacks of predators.
#3 Jathi Ratnalu
Jathi Ratnalu is a Telugu comedy-drama movie starring Naveen Polishetty and Faria Abdullah. The whole plot revolves around three young men who leave their village and go in search of decent jobs in the city.
#4 Vakeel Saab
Vakeel Saab is a Telugu legal drama movie starring Pawan Kalyan, Nivetha Thomas, Anjali, Sruthi Haasan and Ananya Nagalla in important roles. This movie was released in the theatres and has received a good response. This is a remake of the Hindi film Pink with starred Amitabh Bachchan.
#5 Drishyam 2
Drishyam 2 is a Malayalam drama thriller directed by Jeethu Joseph. This film stars Mohanlal, Meena and Ansiba Hassan in lead roles. The whole plot revolves around a murder investigation that had taken place six years ago. This is a sequel to the 2013 film Drishyam and has managed to get into the the list of the best 2021 movies on Amazon Prime.
Narappa is a remake of the Tamil action film Asuran. This film stars Venkatesh, Priyamani and Ammu Abhiram in lead roles. The story is based on the conflicts between Dalits and the upper caste landlords in a village.
Shershaah is the Hindi biopic of soldier Vikram Batra who contributed to India’s victory in the Kargil war of 1999. This movie was released on 15 August 2021 on the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence Day. Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, in lead roles, this film is a mix of emotions.
#8 Sardar Udham
Sardar Udham is a Hindi movie based on the life story of the Indian freedom fighter, Sardar Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer. This was done in order to take revenge for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre which took place in Amritsar. Vicky Kaushal portrays the role of Sardar Udham. Even though this is a Hindi movie, a good part of the movie is carried with English dialogues.
#9 Jai Bhim
Jai Bhim is a Tamil crime drama story starring Suriya and Lijomol Jose in lead roles. This movie is inspired by a true story. The whole plot revolves around a human rights lawyer trying to rescue a tribal man who is arrested in a theft case. This film has also been dubbed in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. A masterpiece to make it to the list of the best 2021 movies on Amazon Prime.
Sherni is a Hindi action movie starring Vidya Balan in the lead role. The plot revolves around the forest officer tasked to capture a man-eating tigress in a remote village and the troubles she faces in her job.
#11 Big Bull
Big Bull is a Hindi crime drama starring Abhishek Bachchan, Ileana D’ Cruz and Sohum Shah in lead roles. The film is based on the life story of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker involved in financial crimes in the year 1980.
Thalaivii is a biopic of Indian actress turned politician J.Jayalalithaa. The film stars Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swami in lead roles. This film has released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages.
Saina is a biopic of a badminton player Saina Nehwal. This film is directed by Amole Gupte stars Parineeti Chopra in the lead role, portraying the life of the badminton player. This film also stars Manav Kaul and Eshan Naqvi in important roles.
#14 Bell Bottom
Bell Bottom is a Hindi action-thriller directed by Ranjit Tiwari. This film stars Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutt and Vani Kapoor in lead roles. The plot revolves around an undercover agent who tries to rescue a flight that has been hijacked by terrorists.
Malik is a Malayalam political thriller directed by Mahesh Narayan. The film stars Fahadh Faasil and Nimisha Sajayan in lead roles. The plot revolves around a juvenile criminal who has been assigned to eliminate his uncle; an ageing patriarch.