The underrated Indian movies to watch today (Part 6)

29. Firaaq (in 2008)

Firaaq follows various individuals’ lives – they were victims in the Gujarat riots in 2002. The film is considered the directorial debut of Nandita Das – an actress as well as winning two National Film Awards. Enjoy it!

30. Miss Lovely (in 2014)

It follows the Duggal brothers’ story – they produce sex-horror films around the 1980s. The younger brother, who Nawazuddin Siddiqui played, gets attracted to one mysterious young woman, which results in his downfall. The film attained the National Film Award – One Special Jury Award. Watch it!

31. Haasil (in 2003)

It is based in Allahabad that the student politics in one university takes one nasty turn. This film has achieved cult status across the years. 

32. Samay: When Time Strikes (in 2003)

This movie is the story of one cop who was played by Sushmita Sen – this character is on the hunt for one serial killer. The movie won one National Film Award for its best editing. 

33. Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid (in 2012)

Directed by Nila Madhab Panda, it stars Harsh Mayar. The great movie focuses on the issue of female foeticide. It succeeded in winning Cannes’ Award of MIP Junior Kids Jury in October 2012.

34. Ek Hasina Thi (in 2004)

The neo-noir movie, directed by Sriram Raghavan, is one woman’s story – she is Urmila Matondkar. She gets involved with one man (Saif Ali Khan) – he sets her up for one crime that she has not committed. Then, she tries to set out for revenge as she sets him up.

35. Mithya (in 2008)

It is directed by Rajat Kapoor and stars Neha Dhupia, Ranvir Shorey, Naseeruddin Shah, as well as Vinay Pathak in pivotal roles. Here, the story is about one small-time actor asked to impersonate one gangster by the police as well as how to get out of the mess.