Bhakshak Soars to Top 4 on Netflix: Bhumi Pednekar’s Performance Wins Hearts Worldwide


Mumbai: In a remarkable feat for Indian cinema, the critically acclaimed film ‘Bhakshak,’ starring Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar, has soared into the top 4 most-watched films on Netflix. This gripping crime thriller, directed by Pulkit, stands tall among global megahits such as ‘Fighter,’ ‘Animal,’ and ‘Donkey,’ showcasing the film’s universal appeal and storytelling prowess.

‘Bhakshak,’ which premiered on Netflix on February 9, 2024, is a hard-hitting social drama based on the harrowing Muzaffarpur shelter case. The film follows the journey of Vaishali Singh, an investigative journalist played by Pednekar, who uncovers a dark secret at a shelter home. Her character’s relentless pursuit of justice in the face of adversity has resonated with audiences both in India and around the globe, earning the film its esteemed spot on the streaming giant’s charts.

Expressing her gratitude and joy over the film’s success, Bhumi Pednekar took to social media to share her thoughts. “Bhakshak is more than just a film; it’s a movement that has captivated hearts across continents for months. To be recognized among this year’s most compelling content on streaming platforms is not only an honor but a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team,” said Pednekar.

The actress extended her heartfelt thanks to the film’s director, Pulkit, the production team at Red Chillies Entertainment, and the cast and crew who brought this poignant story to life. “This achievement is not mine alone; it belongs to every individual who believed in the narrative we wanted to share with the world. Your trust in me has been the greatest gift,” she added.

Pednekar’s portrayal of Vaishali Singh has been lauded by critics and audiences alike, further cementing her status as one of the leading talents in the Indian film industry. Her commitment to bringing complex and challenging roles to the screen has been a driving force behind her success.


‘Bhakshak’ has sparked conversations and debates, reflecting the film’s high engagement levels and sustained interest from viewers. The film’s ability to maintain such impressive viewership numbers is a clear indicator of its profound impact and the emotional connection it has forged with its audience.