Are you a movie buff always looking out for good movies to watch? Well, you have come to the right place. Bollywood, the Indian film industry has always been known for its larger than life movies, but there are some hidden gems that often go unnoticed. So, here we are with a list of 10 hidden gem movies that you must watch to have a different movie experience. These movies have left a lasting impression on audiences and critics alike, so let’s dive in.
1. The White Tiger – This Netflix adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s novel features Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The movie revolves around the story of Balram who worked tirelessly to become a driver for a wealthy family. The movie has been critically acclaimed for its performances and story.
2. Cargo – This sci-fi movie is a fresh take on Indian cinema. The story is about a demon who has been doing space deliveries for centuries, and suddenly he finds himself training a new recruit. The movie does an excellent job of exploring the emotions of the characters and has stunning visuals.
3. Thappad – This movie starring Taapsee Pannu showcases the reality of domestic abuse and how it affects the protagonist. The movie is thought-provoking and highlights the importance of self-respect.
4. A Suitable Boy – This BBC series is based on Vikram Seth’s book and is set in post-independence India. The story revolves around Lata Mehra, her life choices, and the people in her life. The movie has a stellar cast and is a must-watch.
5. Dil Bechara – Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie is a beautiful adaptation of John Green’s novel ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ The movie also stars Sanjana Sanghi and showcases the emotional journey of two terminally ill patients in a love story.
6. Kaamyaab – This movie featuring Sanjay Mishra is a tribute to the character actors of Bollywood. The movie has dialogues that will make you laugh, cry and also make you think about actors who are not in the limelight.
7. Chintu Ka Birthday – This movie is about a family who plans a birthday party for their son Chintu but ends up getting stuck in Iraq. The movie is heartwarming and has an emotional story to tell.
8. Lootcase – This comedy-thriller revolves around a middle-class man who finds a suitcase full of cash and gets pulled into an underworld war. The movie is hilarious and has some excellent performances.
9. Axone – The movie showcases the challenges faced by people from northeastern states living in India’s metropolitan cities. The story revolves around a group of friends who try to cook Axone, a traditional northeastern delicacy, and the challenges they face. The movie is entertaining and heartwarming.
10. Serious Men – This movie starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui is about a lower caste man who makes up a fake story about his son being a genius to move up in society. The movie has a strong social message and an interesting storyline.
Indian cinema has come a long way with movies that push boundaries and explore new genres. These hidden gem movies are proof that if given the chance, Indian cinema can showcase world-class content. So, go ahead and add these movies to your watch list and have a different movie experience. Let’s support good cinema and appreciate the hard work put in by the cast and crew. Happy watching!
List by: Akshat Sharma