Indian movies or Bollywood movies have been stigmatized globally for being this enthusiastic assortment of musical numbers and dramatic dialogues. It has almost been understood as a genre of films, which is not true. It is an entertainment industry with ample creative presentation if one is willing to look deep. Here are some movies, shortlisted for you, that speak to those who listen, the movies that come into the void between mainstream Bollywood and dark art films.
It’s a story about a hypochondriac old man who keeps everyone on the foot and has illogical whims that drives everyone crazy. Watch him go on a road trip to his hometown with his smart and reluctantly obedient daughter and a straight forward man stuck with this unconventional father-daughter duo. The film will leave you with a heavy heart, bittersweet emotions, and changing perspectives of relationships.
Finding Fanny, as the name suggests, revolves around a group of five people set out to look for Fanny. It’s a very simple and subtle story filled with good humor. The characterization of everyone is very unique and not to mention the acting, on point. This film proves that an ordinary story can reach hearts if portrayed perfectly.
Three most random people put together to deliver a dead body! It’s refreshing and way too much fun. A little bit adventurous and at times slow, this story is filled with ups and downs that you’ll love. In all, it would give you the experience of going on a trip while staying at your home.
This film gives a beautiful insight into a mediocre dysfunctional household filled with grudges, lies, anger, and affection all together in a nuanced way. You’ll be left with a feeling of grief, hope, and tear marks on your cheeks.
Dear Zindagi very successfully represented an ordinary girl willing to seek help for mental peace. It brought to light a significant topic that we don’t talk about enough but we should. The film is packed with all this and much more including some fun jokes and metaphors we all relate to.
This particular movie has stayed with everyone who watched it. It’s about a lunch box that gets sent to the wrong address and turns out to be the perfect mistake as it sparks a connection between the sender and the receiver. Again an extremely beautiful and subtle story highlights some really deep emotions about middle age and unhappy marriage in a very quiet way.
Symbolism, superstitions, riots, realization, and togetherness, this story captures all of it in Indian society and shows the happy ending we all want.