The underrated Indian movies to watch today (Part 3)

10. Ugly (in 2014)

It is one neo-noir psychological thriller movie that Anurag Kashyap directed. It tells a terrible corruption tale, systemic violence, and indifference which begins to unfold when an aspiring actor’s 10-year-old daughter disappears. 

11. I Am Kalam (in 2010)

One boy derives inspiration from A. P. J. Abdul Kalam – India’s late former President and chooses to change the name to Kalam. Also, the rural boy harbors the wish to meet the visionary once throughout his lifetime. Harsh Mayar – the child actor, received the Film Award at the national level for the Best Child Artist for the movie. 

12. Dasvidaniya (in 2008)

The movie starring Vinay Pathak tells the story of one man who figures out to have only three months to live. So, he creates a list of ten things and tries to realize them. This movie was highly appreciated.

13. 15 Park Avenue (in 2005)

This movie stars Konkona Sen Sharma as Meethi who experiences schizophrenia. The movie traces the relationship of Meethi with Anjali – her older sister, played by Shabana. Directed by Aparna Sen, it won the Film Award at the national level for the Best Feature Movie in English. 

14. Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (in 2003)

The movie talks about the gender imbalance in society as well as presenting the near future’s fictional account when there will be few women remained in the country. It is considered a wake-up call for the community with discrimination based on gender.

15. Rockford (in 1999)

It is the story about one boy, Rajesh – he moved in Rockford Boys’ High School. Here, he experiences the agony and joy of living in one all-male boarding school, knowing how to take care of himself without his parents’ safety. This movie carries the filmmaker’s trademark subtle brilliance. Enjoy it fully!

The underrated Indian movies to watch today (Part 2)

4. Filmistaan (from 2014)

It is a filmy man’s story. He is from India. He is mistakenly kidnapped. Then, while he is shooting a film, he is made to cross the border. When he is held hostage in Pakistan, his survival hope is Hindi films. The movie attained the National Film Award for Hindi’s Best Feature Film.

5. Chittagong (from 2012)

Directed by Bedabrata Pain, it is based on the Chittagong uprising of British India. The movie stars Manoj Bajpai as the main lead. It garnered many positive reviews from many critics and got the National Film Award for Best Debut Movie by a Director. 

6. Shahid (from 2013)

It is a biographical movie based on the life of Shahid Azmi – a lawyer as well as human rights activist. The movie focuses primarily on two significant cases of the lawyer: the Mumbai train bombings in 2006 and the Mumbai attacks in 2008. This movie got the National Film Award for Most Excellent Actor (Rajkummar Rao) as well Best Director (Hansal Mehta). See it!

7. Margarita, with a Straw (from 2015)

It stars Kalki Koechlin. The movie is a bi-sexual woman’s story. She has cerebral palsy. Lailai finds out about her self along with the course of this movie. It is a must-watch for people who are looking for coming of age stories and decent cinema.

8. Gour Hari Dastaan (from 2015)

Directed by Anant Mahadevan, it is an Indian freedom fighter’s story. This person is from Odisha. Gour Hari Das managed to fight for a certificate recognizing the work as a fighter for freedom that took three decades to arrive. 

9. Antardwand (from 2010)

It is based on the groom kidnapping’s cases in Bihar. It attained the National Film Award for Most Excellent Film regarding social issues. Watch it today!