Streaming Guide: Manav Kaul Movies & Web Series


In our Streaming Guide series, we list the works of a filmmaker or actor that are available on streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus Hotstar, ZEE5, Eros Now and YouTube.

This edition features Bollywood actor Manav Kaul who has films like Kai Po Che !, Tumhari Sulu, Saina and Ajeeb Daastaans among others to his credit.

Kai Po Che!

Streaming on: Netflix

sushant singh rajput kai po che debut bollywod Kai Po Che had Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role. (Photo: Archives Express)


Abhishek Kapoor director Kai Po Che was the launch pad for Sushant Singh Rajput in Bollywood. But the film also featured talents like Rajkummar Rao, Amit Sadh and Manav Kaul, among others. Kaul had a small but memorable role as a right-wing politician. His portrayal of a villainous character has earned him appreciation from audiences and critics alike.

Tumhari Sulu

Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

tumhari sulu vidya balan box office movie win Vidya Balan and Manav Kaul in Tumhari Sulu.

After impressing with his many small but hard-hitting performances, Manav Kaul was seen alongside Vidya Balan in the comedy-drama, written and directed by Suresh Triveni. The film saw a never-seen-before Manav Kaul singing and dancing who tried out the role of a supportive husband to Sulu (Vidya Balan) taking the radio jockey position. Tumhari Sulu, with Neha Dhupia and RJ Malishka, is a wellness watch.

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?

Streaming on: Netflix

Nandita Das, Manav Kaul, Saurabh Shukla, Soumitra Ranade, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai, Crowdfunding, Entertainment News Manav Kaul and Saurabh Shukla in Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?

The 1980 classic Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai was remade in 2019 with actors Manav Kaul, Nandita Das and Saurabh Shukla in key roles. The film presents the anguish of youth and deals with the problems of an ordinary man that still exist in society.


Madam Chief Minister

Streaming on: Netflix

Madam Chief Minister Manav Kaul Manav Kaul in Madam Chief Minister.

Madam Chief Minister is an inspiring story of a woman who breaks the chains of patriarchy and the obstacles put in her way to rise to the top of UP politics. Directed by Subhash Kapoor, who previously ran the Jolly LLB franchise, the film stars Richa Chadha as a politician from Uttar Pradesh. Manav Kaul, Akshay Oberoi and Saurabh Shukla also play important roles. The political drama is only entertaining and gripping in parts.

Nail polish

Broadcast on: ZEE5

Nail polish The nail polish is broadcast on ZEE5.

Bugs Bhargava Krishna’s courtroom drama is an intriguing watch. It has actor Manav Kaul trying out the role of Veer Singh, a man accused of child rape and murder. For the actor, it was the “most difficult role” he has played so far. Arjun Rampal played a lawyer in the film. Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review: “The nail polish, backed by a wonderful performance by Manav Kaul, and ably supported by others, keeps our commitment.


Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

Manav Kaul tried out the role of Saina’s trainer Nehwal Pullela Gopichand in his biopic titled Saina. The film had Parineeti Chopra in the lead role and also starred actors Paresh Rawal and Meghna Malik, among others. The film directed by Amol Gupte gave a glimpse into the life of the badminton champion and how she started the sport very early, when she was little. The movie leaves you emotional at times and offers some fun moments as well. The two highlights of the film are Kaul as trainer Rajan and Parineeti as Saina.

Ajeeb Daastaans

Streaming on: Netflix

ajeeb daastaans netflix shefali shah manav kaul Manav Kaul and Shefali Shah in Ajeeb Daastaans. (Photo: Netflix)

Manav Kaul is paired up opposite Shefali Shah in the short Ankahi by Kayoze Irani in the anthology Ajeeb Daastaans. He skillfully plays the role of a hearing impaired photographer Kabir and you can’t help but fall in love with his character’s innocence. Kabir falls in love with Natasha de Shah, a married woman. The two communicate through sign language and their love affair is the one that will make your heart vibrate. This is the last scene in the short film that might leave you with tears in your eyes.


Streaming on: Netflix

Manav Kaul Manav Kaul and Radhika Apte in Ghoul.

Set in a dystopian future where fascism is rife, Ghoul focuses on interrogating terrorist Ali Saeed in a secret camp. The camp bears witness to horrific and supernatural events with Radhika Apte playing the central character. The miniseries received positive reviews from critics and is a must-see.

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The verdict – State against Nanavati

Streaming on: AltBalaji

manav kaul altbalaji show Manav Kaul plays the main character of Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati in The Verdict: State vs Nanavati.

The fictional web series of the infamous 1959 case of Commander KM Nanavati against the state of Maharashtra. This is by far the best and most “real” screen adaptation of Independent India’s popular criminal case. Directed by Shashant Shah, the 10-episode series features Manav Kaul as Nanavati, Angad Bedi as lawyer Karl Khandalvala, Sumeet Vyas as Ram Jethmalani, Elli Avram as Sylvia, wife of Kawas Nanavati, and Kubbra Sait as Mamie Ahuja.


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