Bollywood is a very interesting place. Somehow movies with stock quality with absolutely no sense of logic generate hundreds of growth, whereas sheer brilliance and powerful movies are somehow left ignored and dejected. So here we are to discuss five amazing Bollywood movies that actually no one saw.
Shanghai a 2012 Emraan Hashmi and Abhy Deol is one of the most underrated political thrillers in Bollywood. A movie focusing on political corruption in the strike for development and infrastructure, had one of the most powerful performances from lesser known actors, a directorial masterpiece by the Debakar bannarjee and hands down Emraan Hashmi, his best performance on screen. It’s sad that Shanghai got all the critical acclaim, but was averagely received by the audience.
4. Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi is released in 2005, directed by Sudhir Mishra, a movie that good actors like Shiny Ahuja and Chitrangada Singh on the map as skilled and talented individuals. A movie set in the backdrop of India in the emergency period in the 1970s when there was heavy social and political unrest. The movie focuses on the three characters Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja and chitrangada Singh, who are Delhi University students. The movie not only focuses on the characters, but also put light on the caste based discrimination the Naxalite unrest socio economic barriers. A movie that sets romance between characters and a backdrop of sheer madness and turmoil is truly beautiful.
3. Black Friday
one of the many Anurag Kashyap gems people know less of Black Friday is definitely a standout movie by him. The movie based on the 1993 Bombay blasts as one of the most powerful performances by an ensemble cast. A movie so controversial that the censor board did not allow it to release for three years, a pointed history that still leaves Indians especially Mumbai residents in shock and shock being the movie hit all the right modes. tracing the motive of the blast and social unrest between Hindus and Muslims. This was in your face, ugly and real.
2. Rocket Singh
when repeat composer is cast in a Yash Raj production. It’s a no brainer, right? It’s going to be a super hit while you got it wrong. The problem here is that Ranbir is not romancing three women but is portraying a middle class Sikh boy who is going through the corporate struggle and issues all of us know and feel. movie directed by Shimit Amin focuses on the naive college student who has aspirations and goals which are immediately squandered in the nine to five world from office politics, corruption, personality clashes and the all mighty corporate ladder. The movies very underrated and certainly portrays our daily struggle to change the norm and amazing performance by Ranbir Kapoor and one of the most underrated movies in Bollywood.
Dor is based on a Malayalam film called perumuzak kalam, a movie Written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and starring Ayesha Takia and Gul Panag is a feed to women being protagonists in movies, a movie focusing on traditions and costumes set by society, ideological backwardness in Indian families. The fact that women have to stay strong and silently bear all the pain is so painfully yet beautifully depicted in the movie with stunning performances by the cast. This movie is an example to prove that if the script is powerful, the movie does not need star power to be a gem. A movie with so much critically clean, but very average box office numbers. Dor is also definitely a movie that every one should have seen.
So that was the list.