With streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Voot competing for our attention, it can be quite overwhelming to browse all of them to pick the perfect show for your weekend bingeing.
To make matters easier, we got Vicky Kaushal, who’s riding high with back-to-back hits such as Raazi, Sanju, Lust Stories, to curate a list:
Zoo – Netflix
It’s a film that explores a new form of storytelling — it has been shot entirely on an iPhone 6s. Has been directed by Shlok Sharma, who made Haraamkhor, which was pretty solid. I’d definitely recommend this experimental film that looks at Mumbai’s ghettos with a humanistic eye.
Prison Break — Hotstar
I think I’d strongly recommend everybody to go back to this great show, which peaked before bingeing on a TV series even became a thing. There’s an entire generation that has missed this 5-season jailbreak drama and even in hindsight, the show retains its thriller quality.
Peaky Blinders — Netflix
It has a very intriguing premise of street-gangs set in England after post the first World War. It’s a show that’s definitely going to wow viewers who have a thing for crime sagas.
Old Boy — Netflix
I am a very big fan of Korean crime thrillers and Old Boy tops my list of perhaps one of the most stunning crime drama ever made — in terms of mood, atmosphere, and the performance. I can watch it innumerable times and for those who haven’t seen Korean cinema, I’d urge them to start here and move on to even darker stuff, like Memories of Murder.
The Godfather series — Netflix
These are the films that perhaps inspired me to become an actor. I have them memorised. Nothing else that has been made even comes close. For me, Godfather is what I watch when I have nothing else to watch. It’s an education, a learning. This is an indulgence for me and every time I go back to this film, I discover something new about it.