Whether it’s the silver screen, film festivals or Netflix, the gifted and beautiful Radhika Apte continues to outshine everyone and win our hearts. Check out some of the best Radhika Apte movies and shows here:
1. Sacred Games
Directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, Sacred games was a milestone when it came to global Indian content. the full season of eight episodes released on Netflix on 6 July across 191 countries; it had subtitles in more than 20 languages. The show has an amazing cast including Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, Kubra Sait, Rajshri Deshpandey etc. Radhika Apte played the supporting role of Anjali Mathur as a RAW officer who helps the main character of uncovering the secrets of Mumbai’s dark underworld.
2. Lust Stories
Another anthology film after Bombay talkies, Lust stories is a collection of four short films segments directed by four directors: Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Bannerjee and Karan Johar. Apte plays the role of a college professor, Kalindi who has a sexual relationship with a student of hers named Tejas.
This Indian horror web mini-series is the second of the Netflix originals after Sacred Games. The series is based on the Arab folklore monster Ghoul. Radhika Apte plays Nida Rahim, who’s a newly recruited military officer and is fiercely loyal to the authoritarian regime and is ready to go to any limit to prove her faith in the existing system to cleanse the society for a better future
4. That Day After Everyday
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the movie stars the ever-present Radhika Apte. The short will relate to every girl as it portrays the sexism, inequality, harassment, and abuse that women face on an everyday basis. It also shows how the sufferers have to take matters into their own hands when it gets too much to bear.
Long before being all over Netflix, Radhika Apte was ever-present on youtube in a lot on Indian short films. This 14 minutes short is directed by the renowned director Sujoy Ghosh and is a modern-day take on the story of ‘Ahalya’ in the Hindu mythological epic Ramayana. This thriller created a lot of buzz in the media when it released.
This psychological thriller stars Manoj Bajpayee and Radhika Apte in the lead along with Neha Sharma. Directed by Shirish Kunder, It explores the Subject of mental illnesses related to differentiating reality and the fantasy world of the protagonist. The background score and the brilliant performance of the cast deserves a special mention.
7. Stories by Rabindranath Tagore
Based on the brilliant literary work of Rabindranath Tagore, this series is directed by the famous Indian filmmaker Anurag Basu. The series originally aired on the T.V channel Epic and recreated many beautiful stories of the author like Chokher Bali, Kabuliwala, Atithi etc. It is a must watch for everyone who wants to enjoy outstanding Indian cinematography and art direction.
It is available on Netflix.
A biographical drama based on the life of the real Padman Arunachalam Muruganantham, who introduced the concept of low-cost sanitary pads in India. written and directed by R. Balki. Radhika Apte played Gayatri, the protagonist’s wife. The movie was based on Twinkle Khanna’s book on the same storyline and also starred Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan in a cameo appearance.
This 2016 psychological thriller is directed by Pavan Kirpalani and produced jointly by Eros International and Next Gen Films. The movie features Radhika in the role of Mehak, who suffers from severe agoraphobia, a condition in which the individual is paranoid about being in public places and dislikes socializing with large groups of unknown people. Her performance gained a lot of critical appreciation for this particular film.
The most recent work of Apte, the movie also stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu in the lead roles. The movie is a romantic thriller directed by Shriram Raghvan. After Stree this year, this is also a peculiar blend of two clashing genres. According to the synopsis, Ayushmann plays a blind pianist in the movie and some serious events happen in his life, taking the story further. After watching the trailer, there is a dilemma if he’s actually blind or pretends to be so to debunk the puzzles around him. The trailer’s jazzy background music) sets the tone for the film, while it introduces the characters and the premise to the best of its abilities.