Bhakshak To Sonchiriya - 7 Excellent Performances by Bhumi Pednekar

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Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) 

This is a  romantic comedy drama written and directed by Sharat Katariya. Prem, an underachiever hesitantly marries a charming and overweight girl, Sandhya. However, the two come closer when they take part in a local race, which involves Prem carrying Sandhya on his back.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017)

This is a comedy-drama film directed by Shree Narayan Singh.The story is of the newlyweds Keshav and Jaya who face problems in adjusting to their new life. Jaya also complains and resents that there is no toilet inside Keshav’s house. The film highlights the social stigma around this issue in Indian society. 

Lust Stories (2018) 

This is an anthology film, consisting of four shorts about the story of individuals and their desire. In the segment directed by Zoya Akhtar, the story is about an affair between the house help and her employer, an unmarried man. Bhumi plays the role of Sudha, the house help in this film.  

Sonchiriya (2019) 

This is an action film co-written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey. The story is about a group of dacoits who get split after their leader is killed. On the run back home, they meet two people who are also being chased down to death. 

Saand Ki Aankh (2019) 

This is a biographical drama film directed by Tushar Hiranandani. The story is of two women in their 60s, Chandro and Prakashi, who accidentally discover their shooting skills and go on to fight the patriarchy and train their skills to compete professionally. 

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare (2020) 

This is a comedy-drama film directed by Alankrita Shrivastava. The story is about a housewife from Delhi and her newly arrived cousin in town who give each other the space to grow and explore themselves outside of their social expectations.

Bhakshak (2024) 

This is a crime thriller film based on the Muzaffarpur shelter case, directed by Pulkit. The story follows a struggling local journalist who chases an investigation about the harrowing cases of abuse being covered up at a shelter for young girls.

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