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!