Hotstar, the biggest streaming service in India is on a roll in 2022 as well after it was acquired by Disney. They have acquired rights of many good movies, cricket series, production shows and more. We have jotted down list of 12 Hotstar shows you must watch in 2022.
1. Indian Premier league (IPL) 2022
The 2022 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 15 and officially known as IPL, will be the thirteenth season of the IPL, a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007.
2. 2020 Asia Cup
The 2020 Asia Cup will be the 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament. The matches will be played as Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and it is scheduled in September 2020. India are the defending champions.
3. Koffee with Karan
Journey back to when divas were debutants and when Bollywood icons were beginners. Witness the moments when superstars had their very first cup of coffee and spilled the beans on their personal and professional life on the Koffee couch. Seasons 1 to 6 are exclusively available on Hotstar.
4. Rubaru Roshini
Produced by Aamir Khan, this anthology narrates three personal stories through first person testimonies of both victims and perpetrators of violence and explores the power of forgiveness. Thought provoking and deeply engaging, this show is not to be missed.
5. Criminal Justice
Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, and with a stellar cast comprising Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff, Anupriya Goenka and Mita Vashisht in lead roles, this Indian adaptation of the hit BBC series saw unprecedented success as a breakout show in India.
Available in seven languages : Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
6. City of Dreams
Set in Mumbai against the backdrop of Indian politics and elections, the show traces the journey of two siblings – Poornima and Ashish Gaikwad – and their thirst for power. Directed by critically acclaimed and national award winning director Nagesh Kukunoor, City Of Dreams is a 10-part series starring National Film Award winners Atul Kulkarni and Sachin Pilgaonkar.
7. Malgudi Days
Based on the works of R.K. Narayanan, these heart-warming stories take place in the fictitious town of South India, Malgudi. Inhabited by timeless characters who go on about their lives with a dash of humour and simplicity, this is must watch for all ages.
8. Mission Mangal
Starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Mission Mangal tells the dramatic true story of the women behind India’s first mission to Mars. The film traces Indian Space Research Organisation’s Mars Orbiter Mission which made Mars more accessible showcasing the dedication, struggle and scientific accomplishments of the men and women who made the feat possible.
A documentary on the Border Security Force, salutes the BSF: India’s first line of defence, their extreme sacrifices and distinct identity as saviours of peace while defending the borders for the last 51 years.
10. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
A block buster romance series from Star India Plus that aired for 6 strong years and recently concluded. Created by Ekta Kapoor and starring Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel, it is a heart-warming story of Ishita and Raman, two people from different cultures and contrasting personalities brought together by Raman’s daughter, Ruhi.
11. Star Screen Awards
Honouring the best of Bollywood, exciting red carpet events, and sizzling stage performances by B-Town’s A-listers. Totally unmissable for a Bollywood fan.
The mother of all wars, the mother of all rivalries, the cauldron of emotions, insecurities, jealousies and power play. Riveting and a master lesson for the entire mankind. Available in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Apart from the above mentioned shows, the below ones are being watched by lakhs of South Asians as per the statistics recently released by Hotstar.
- Out of Love
- Criminal Justice
- City of Dreams
- Roar of the Lion
- Big Boss
- Dance Champions
- Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
- Kasauti Zindagi Ki
- Karthika Deepam
- The Office