Indian Premier League’, ‘ICC T20 World Cup’ have emerged as top searches on Google in 2021.
CoWIN’ and ‘Covid Vaccine’ were also trending high in the country, Google said. Battle royale game Garena Free Fire surfaced as the lone gaming entry that made it to the overall trending list in the country. Covid19’ and ‘FarmersProtest’ were the most tweeted hashtags on Twitter.
After dislodging `The Shawshank Redemption’ from the top spot, Jai Bhim has earned another honor by becoming the top trending movie of 2021 on Google’s `Year In Search’.
Like every year, Google has released its Year In Search that highlights the top search trends in the nation and across 70 other countries. It gives an overview of the most trending moments in entertainment, sports, news, and other means.
No Bollywood film hasn’t got a top position. Instead, Suriya’s `Jai Bhim’ has got the title of the top trending movie of 2021. The film is based on a true incident that happened in 1993. It was regarding a case fought by Justice Chandru and it revolved around the lives of Senggeni and Rajakannu from the Irular tribe.
Next up, on the second spot, is Shershaah featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani. The film was based on the life of Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra.
The film released on an OTT platform received an amazing response from the critics and the audiences. The third spot on the list was occupied by Salman Khan and Disha Patani’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. The film got a decent response from the audience but it somehow made it to this list.
Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra grabbed the first spot in the most searched personality list. Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was a close second.
The other three celebrities who made it to the list are Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra, Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal.
Top trending Google Search topics in 2021
In India, ‘Indian Premier League’, ‘CoWIN’, ‘ICC T20 World Cup’, ‘Euro Cup’, and ‘Tokyo Olympics’ were the top-five trending search topics on Google in India in 2021.
Trending personalities of the year on Google
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became the most trending personality on Google in India this year, thanks to his history-making performance at the Tokyo Olympics. He was followed by Aryan Khan — the son of Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan — who came in the news for an alleged drug case.
Tesla founder Elon Musk as well as celebrities including Vicky Kaushal, Shehnaaz Gill, and Raj Kundra were among the top trending personalities on Google in 2021.
Trending movies of the year on Google
Regional cinema managed to catch the interest of Google users in India this year as Tamil drama film Jai Bhim outpassed others on the movies list, followed by Bollywood titles Shershaah, Radhe, and Bell Bottom. Hollywood movies including Godzilla vs Kong and Eternals were also among the top trending movies of the year in the country.
Trending recipes on Google
As people mostly stayed at their homes in the initial months of the year, many of them seem to have used Google for searching for new recipes. The top trending recipes on Google in India this year was ‘Enoki Mushrooms’, though ‘Modak’ and ‘Cookies’ were also among the leading queries. Google also found homely staples like ‘Methi Matar Malai’ and ‘Palak’ as well as immunity-boosting ‘Kada’ among the top recipes searched on its website this year.
Trending sports events on Google
Similar to the overall top trends, Google said that the Indian Premier League, ICC T20 World Cup, and Euro Cup were the three leading sports events searched on its site in India. These were followed by the Tokyo Olympics and Copa America.
Trending news events on Google
Tokyo Olympics was also the dominating trend in the ‘news events’ category on Google in India this year. It was followed by Black Fungus, Afghanistan news, West Bengal elections, and tropical cyclone Tauktae.
Google revealed the leading search trends around the globe. These are coming from over 70 countries and include ‘Australia vs India’ as the top search trend, followed by ‘India vs England’, ‘IPL’, ‘NBA’, and ‘Euro 2021′.