10 Undiscovered Bollywood Gems For The Movie Buff In You

Let’s admit it- most of us watch a Bollywood movie for its actors. While it’s perfectly okay to see a movie just to spot our favourite actors, let’s also take a look at how cinema is being redefined in Bollywood with each passing day.

Every once in a while, Bollywood and independent artists isolated from famous production houses give us very substantial movies to cling on to. While most of us see the popular ones, a lot of us fail to see the ones that are saying the unsaid and doing things unconventionally. Here’s a list of underrated Bollywood movies that everyone should see:

1. Ankhon Dekhi (2013)

A masterpiece by Rajat Kapoor, this movie will take you to the existential nooks and corners of Old Delhi. With great cinematography and a great performance by Sanjay Mishra, this is a must watch for its philosophical undertones.


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2. The Ship Of Theseus (2013)

Written and directed by Anand Gandhi, this movie revolves around stories of 3 people and raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object.


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3. Masaan (2015)

Set in the backdrop of Varanasi, two stories unfold parallelly into the narrow ways of small towns in India where casteism is still prevalent.


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4. Liar’s Dice (2013)

The film opens in a small village where Kamala with her girl child Manya, embarks on a journey in search of her missing husband. On this journey, they meet Nawazuddin, who helps them for a reason.

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5. Shaurya (2008)

Starring Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon and Minissha Lamba, Shaurya is a military courtroom drama which shows the true meaning and value of gallantry.


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6. Gulaal (2009)

An underrated gem by Anurag Kashyap, this movie has a cult following. With college politics being the main undertone, crime, homicide and deception is explored in this movie. If you’re a fan of Piyush Mishra, this is a must-watch for his poetry and songs.


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7. Chittagong (2012)

Starring Manoj Bajpai and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Chittagong is a very well directed movie set in the 1930s and speaks the untold patriotic story of heroes forgotten.


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8. Firaaq (2008)

Directed by Nandita Das, this controversial movie shows the aftermaths of 2002 Gujarat riots.


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9. Hey Ram (2000)

Starring Kamal Haasan, Rani Mukherjee and Shah Rukh Khan, Hey Ram is a bold mix of religion and politics. An archaeologist finds out that his wife was assassinated by Mahatma Gandhi. Watch the movie to know what happens next


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10. Udaan

Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, this masterpiece talks about dreams and shows the struggle of a 16-year old boy to make the first step against his abusive and oppressive father.


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Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed out on any hidden gem!

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