The underrated Indian movies to watch today (Part 5)

23. My Brother… Nikhil (in 2005)

It is a man’s story – he is found to get HIV positive. This story is set in Goa during the late ’80s. At that time, HIV was society’s big taboo. Sanjay Suri played Nikhil, who gains support only from his sister as well as his boyfriend. This movie created quite a stir since it was released and has been among the best films produced about the subject.

24. Mirch (in 2010)

Made by Vinay Shukla, this movie is one compilation of four short stories in the primary narrative. The stories get inspired from Panchtantra’s tales and are imagined in various contemporary settings. 

25. Hey Ram (in 2000)

It centers on the partition of India as well as Mahatma Gandhi’s murder. The movie was written, directed, as well as being produced by Kamal Haasan. Not all, he played as the protagonist in this movie. It was made in Hindi and Tamil simultaneously. 

26. Mr and Mrs Iyer (in 2002)

Here, Konkona Sen Sharma stars a Tamil Iyer Brahmin. Also, Rahul Bose stars a Bengali Muslim. The story is above these two lead characters on one fateful bus journey during riots in the country. It attained the Nargis Dutt Award regarding Most Outstanding Feature Movie on National Integration in India.

27. Mastram (in 2014)

It was one fictional biography of one reluctant pornographic writer aspiring to become one litterateur and is famous by Mastram – his pen name. The movie garnered positive reviews and worked to create adequate curiosity.

28. Ship of Theseus (2013)

By Anand Gandhi, this movie explores the inquiries of justice, beauty, identity, meaning, as well as death. Its title has to do with Theseus’ paradox (means, one ship restored by taking the place of every part still stays the same). Watch it today!

The underrated Indian movies to watch today (Part 4)

16. Raincoat (in 2004)

That afternoon is rainy; a lonely wife encounters a man who she used to be engaged with. Both of them have their difficulties yet try and help each other out. The movie by Rituparno Ghosh attained the Film Award at the National level for the Best Feature Movie in Hindi.

17. The Last Lear (in 2007)

Rituparno Ghosh directs it. The film tells the story of Harish – a Shakespearean theatre actor. Amitabh Bachchan plays that role. The movie is based on Aajker Shahjahan – the semi-autobiographical play by Utpal Dutt.

18. Manorama Six Feet Under (in 2007)

It tells the story of Abhay Deol – an amateur detective, in a small town from Rajasthan. He finds himself caught in deceit, lies, as well as murder. The movie failed to do well commercially yet critics appreciated its brilliantly-written dialogues.

19. Sankat City (in 2009)

It is the story of petty car thieves that unknowingly get in a ruthless gangster’s bad books. Pankaj Advani directed this movie, and it has dark humor. 

20. The Blue Umbrella (in 2005)

It is based on the novel by Ruskin Bond. It tells a story of one girl that finds a blue colored umbrella as well as being enamored by its beauty. Then, it goes missing, which makes her left heartbroken, thus urging her to find out the one who steals it.

21. Monsoon Wedding (in 2001)

It has attained a cult status throughout the years. With the wedding backdrop, this film sheds light on different characters with their stories. Issues such as child abuse are dealt with here as well.

22. Astitva (in 2000)

It tells the story of one woman whose past returns to her after the demise of her music teacher. The movie handles the chauvinism embedded in society. Watch it!

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!

The underrated Indian movies to watch today (Part 1)

There come a couple of quality films that can bring sanity back in your boring life. Such good movies in Bollywood is available. It is just that you do not hear a lot about them owing to the mainstream commercial movies’ marketing gimmicks that these ones may not, in general, afford.

Below, we have rounded up some of the underrated films that will be able to satiate your expectation for top-quality cinema. Without further ado, let’s discover what they are.

‘Masaan’ movie (in 2015)

It manages to follow two story arcs which are separately set. The setting is in Varanasi; the stories converge in the end. The first follows Devi’s journey. She has to tackle the severe loss of her boyfriend. At the same time, the character has to get over the guilt that she feels for the dead. The latter follows Deepak’s journey. This one comes from a family which burns funeral pyres from the Varanasi ghats. Critics highly appreciated the movie, and it also won a couple of awards in the Cannes Film Festival. 

Titli ( in 2015)

In Delhi’s underbelly’s badlands, Titli is a young member of a brotherhood that is violent car-jacking. He plots a bid to go away from the family business that is as shady as hell. His unruly brothers thwart the schemes. They try and marry him off without his willingness. Still, Titli manages to find an ally in Neelu – the new wife. She also nurtures her frustrated dreams. 

Ankhon Dekhi (in 2013)

Rajat Kapoor directed this film. It is known as a man’s bittersweet tale. He has an epiphany. This character only believes what he witnesses with his naked eyes. The actor who stars as the man has shown a perfect performance as a middle class family’s patriarch that lives in Old Delhi.

Why did India become the center of Asian cinema? (Part 3)

India also actively participates in the world famous film festivals. Most recently at the Cannes Film Festival, India organized a show of their film in parallel with films in the framework of participating in Cannes. This is also one of the best ways to promote Indian cinema. Not only that , at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the fact that actress Vidya Balana “takes” the role of a jury member is also a highlight that makes more people interested in the country’s films. Cannes Film General Director Thierry Frémaux also said: “Admirable history and tradition, the strong creative motivations of Indian filmmakers are a good example of immortal vitality”.

Because of the good promotion and quality of the films, many Indian films have been copyrighted in countries around the world. Endhiran, for example, has been shown in 300 cinemas around the world, including demanding markets such as North America, the United Kingdom, Spain and Japan.

The difference in the movies

If one has seen Indian films, the audience has found that the films of Indian cinema have left a deep impression. It is the music and dance elements that make up Indian film. Normally, music and dance are only found in music films but in India, these two elements are present in all films. Typically, a movie will appear songs and dances 3 to 4 times. The music is carefully selected for the melody, in addition to the choreography is also performed spectacularly with the participation of many people.

This difference makes Indian films unmistakable with any other film industry. In addition, audiences also enjoy watching movies when there is a mix of music and dance on the film. This can be considered as one of the factors that make up the strong attraction of Indian films.

Indispensable choreography in Indian films

There are large investments and widespread advertising, but Indian cinema has not achieved much success as expected. Indian and Bollywood films compared to major film industries like China and the US have not yet participated in major film festivals of the world such as Cannes or Oscar. The number of films won at these prestigious film festivals is just counted on the fingers. Blockbusters with high investment and quality have not achieved the revenue as “crisis” as foreign blockbusters. India still needs more breakthroughs to bring the film industry to a new level.

Anandi of ‘8-year-old bride’ is now a sexy girl (part 1)

After many years, “8-year-old bride” every year on the small Indian screen with a cute face is now a charming, modern girl with the dream of becoming Miss Universe.

The 8-year-old 8-year-old drama series not only caused a fever in India, but also created a big attraction for Asian audiences, including Vietnam. The role of young Anandi in the 8-year-old Bride is an important turning point for Avika Gor’s career. She joined the film for more than 2 years, from 2008 to 2011 at 11 years old. Baby girls have a holy face and smart eyes quickly conquer the audience.

The film’s success has helped cast members to shine in the Bollywood sky, especially with the leading actress Avika Gor. As Anandi, she won 2 important television awards, the Best Child Actor and the Best Actress. Since then, Avika Gor has become a prominent name for Bollywood and has risen to become a A-star.

In 2012, the 15-year-old star was invited to play the lead role of Roli in the film The War of Brides. The film also made a big hit in Asia. This is the role Avika loves the most, so she has been playing Roli for more than 4 years. The role becomes a symbol of living with Indian women because of their strong character that dares to stand up for the right reason.

It was because of the great success of the previous two films that her later efforts were almost overshadowed and unpopular. The public gradually forgot the image of this talented young actress. However, after more than 4 years, when looking back at Avika Gor’s beauty molting journey, many people did not escape the surprise. No longer a girl with a round face, innocent but instead of a beautiful, charming and equally modern girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bollywood is an Indian film, but is Indian film a Bollywood movie? (part 2)

Movies that speak other languages, such as Tamil, if towards focusing on good storyline but not too focused on actors, are often closer to Indian audiences, bringing their normal lives to movies. The film can be simple about a man and the problems he meets in everyday life. Tamil films have the ability to “treat” low budget because the content is not too picky and does not require a lot of skill, film production is often younger than the old faces in Bollywood movies. In terms of emotion, this branch of Tamil movies is sharper than Bollywood films, acting better, Indian cultural music so the audience in the country may not be as good, but for Indian audiences sometimes is another story.

Movie Three Idiots

Tamil films that follow the direction of the actor are not much different from Bollywood and Hollywood movies, and somewhat worse. Telugu movies also go in the same direction, somewhat like Bollywood. The main characters in the film are often built beautifully, flashily, without any place to treat, the clothes are to honor the male character. Female characters can say there is no place in Tamil or Telugu movies, partly because Indian culture is still heavy on men and women.

Promoting family values ​​and discrimination against women is a common feature of Tamil, Telugu films in particular and most Indian films in general. The old-fashioned concept of making films has greatly influenced the success of films in languages ​​other than Hindi. That is the reason why Bollywood films are well received by the foreign public because of the harmonious combination of Indian tradition and open and modern views.

 

 

 

 

 

Bollywood is an Indian film, but is Indian film a Bollywood movie? (part 1)

In addition to Hindi language films, Indian films also categorize a number of genres of films in other languages ​​such as Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, etc.

Bollywood is one of the largest film capital in the world. People often know that Bollywood is an Indian film, but who knows what Bollywood really is? When referring to Bollywood, people often mistakenly use this word to refer to Indian movies without knowing that Bollywood is the name given to the Hindi film industry, which is made from Bombay (Mumbai today) and Hollywood.

Bollywood movies are Indian films, but Indian films are not necessarily Bollywood movies

In addition to Hindi language films, Indian films also categorize a number of genres of films in other languages ​​such as Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, etc. depending on religion and geographic location in each region. The common point of most Indian films is that there is a scene of singing and dancing, with colorful costumes and typical dance in Indian culture, regardless of whether it is an action, emotional or comedy movie, mind reason. But each film in each language area has its own characteristics. The plot, focused focus (on content or actors), music, color and audience reception, all are very different. So it’s really hard to determine what kind of films the Indian audience is most interested in.

The reason for this type of film is that Bollywood films are the most successful genre, partly influenced by the way Hollywood’s modern films are made, blending the content and the faces of famous actors appeared in the movie. Bollywood films often have more sex elements (compared to the Indian common ground), multi-dimensional characters, humanistic messages about the rich and poor decentralization, the history of Indian culture, and prejudices. for women more deeply. You can check out some famous Bollywood movies not only for Indian audiences but also for foreign audiences like English Vinglish, Teri Meri Kahaani, Magadheera, Three Idiots , etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 great Bollywood movies of Indian cinema (part 5)

Ghajini – Alarm

A Sanjay boy (Aamir Khan) is the president of a large computer group who falls in love with a girl who has rumored that the girl is his girlfriend, even though two people have never met. And then the two people started falling in love, but the girl was retaliated by a boss who only denounced him. Unfortunately, the girl who was killed and Sanjay was beaten so badly that after dementia every 15 minutes, what happened earlier would be forgotten. How can you retaliate with a short-term dementia?

Trying on a variety of roles (both face-to-face and antagonistic) and constantly refreshing your image in the eyes of the audience is another secret that makes Aamir Khan the best actor in Bollywood.

Inspired by Hollywood’s Memento (2000), adding a new element of “Ghajini” has contributed to conquering both domestic audiences and a large number of Indians living abroad, earning 40 million. USD.

Rang De Basanti – Paint Yellow

A very meaningful film about the patriotism of youth, made with a budget of only 4 million USD and a setting around New Delhi, but as soon as it premiered, “Rang De Basanti” broke every century. ticket office in India.

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The story tells Sue, a British documentary filmmaker, who wants to make a film about free fighters in the Indian independence movement based on her grandfather’s diary – a former officer of the British army at India. When she arrived in India, she asked a group of five young people to take part in their films. During the filming process, Indian revolutionary idealism seeped into the main characters. They gradually realized that their lives are quite similar to the characters they describe in Sue’s film and that the problems in the old war still affect their generation.