If you have an eccentric perspective with an exceptional humor, then, this list of 20 Offbeat Bollywood movies might be the one you are looking for! Fasten your seat belt and get ready to dive into an adventurous ride called “The Cinema”!
1. The Blue Umbrella
As they say, elegance lies in simplicity. This story of a little girl portrays the same. A simple life of a girl named Bindiya who loses her blue umbrella somewhere, in a small hill-town attracts the audience. Vishal Bharadwaj has set the industry standards high by surprising the audience with this simple yet effective movies and is surely an inspiration to all the budding minds.
Released in 2005, Matrubhoomi is a movie which staircases the issues of injustice and violence on women. The story revolves around a woman in a village married to 5 brothers of the same family. The brutality, insensitivity makes you feel nauseous about the male- dominated society.
3. Mumbai Meri Jaan
Nishikant Kamat has done an outstanding job by gifting us this fabulous movie. The movie tells a story of 5 people whose lives affected due to the serial bombings happened in Mumbai. The blending of the 5 characters that are totally unrelated to each other makes you go thumbs up for the movie.
It is a story where the 4 main characters battling for love and life, this movie lets you go awestruck by their performance.
Filmed by Anurag Kashyap, Gulaal is one of the movies that encompasses many emotions at a time. It is filled with love, politics, betrayal, & revenge! Overall, it is a must watch movie as it highlights so many social issues such as cast biases, campus ragging, student activism & etc.
Citylights is a dramatic movie, which is a remake of a British BAFTA-nominated movie Metro Manila. The movie has beautifully presented the story based on a poor family from Rajasthan who moves to Mumbai and faces the hard side of the city. Citylights received appreciation for its low budget yet, high collection at the box office.
7. Supermen of Malegaon
The movie keeps you engaged with fun and tragedy at times. The story of a man in a village who is all set to take on the Hollywood and Superman is the pulp of the movie.
8. I am Kalam
The child actor Harsh Mayor has done justice to the character of a village boy who gets inspired by the late president Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and wants to change his name to Kalam. He bagged the National Award for the Best Child Artist.
9. 15 Park Avenue
The story is based on a girl named Meethi who suffers from schizophrenia and her sister Anjali. Aparna Sen, the director of the film won the National award for the Best feature film in English.
10. Dil Dosti etc
It is the intersection of two opposite worlds, the conservative and liberal, Mr. Not-so-serious and the Committed. The movie keeps you entertained with the beautiful stories of college life.
11. Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
The title is inspired from a poem written by Mirza Ghalib. The film had been to 12 film festivals in the span of 6 months, which includes Turkey, Goa, Pacific Rim (California), River to River (Florence), Berlin, Commonwealth (Manchester), Washington, Bite The Mango (Bradford), Edinburgh, India (Los Angeles), Dallas, and Estonia. The story is about three youngsters against the backdrop of the Indian Emergency during the 1970s.
12. Sankat City
This film pulps out the story of some car thieves who are trapped by a gangster ruthlessly. The director Pankaj Advani has made equal justice by spicing up all the characters and keeping the audience engaged and entertained.
13. Monsoon Wedding
Directed by Mira Nair, this story has got something which spreads the light on the issues like child abuse. The characters are so well portrayed that the film bagged the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
14. Aankhon Dekhi
The life of the story is a 55-year old man “Bauji” who lives in a joint family accompanied by the drama. Director Rajat Kapoor who also stars in the film has made an effort in providing one of the best films to the industry.
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the film staircases the story of a man who got trapped in his 35th floor apartment without water, food and, electricity. It received a standing ovation at its World’s Premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival.
A film that has made a perfect balance to visualize the lives of 2 women with a tragic backdrop and also uplifting the beauty of Rajasthan. Good always wins over evil is the takeaway of this film.
The movie has got the honesty and simplicity at its peak. Director Vikramaditya Motwani has done a tremendous job in narrating the story of an adolescent boy, that makes you nostalgic as it digs deep from education, family, friends, hook ups, relationships and a meaningful climax!
This bi-lingual film in Hindi and Marathi has beautifully pictured the story of a woman whose past is revealed after the death of the music teacher. The characters reflect the discrimination which is the root cause of the destruction of the minds in our society.
19. Hey Ram
A film particularized during the murder of Mahatma Gandhi and the partition of India. This semi-fictional movie was directed, produced and written by Kamal Haasan who also stars in the movie, which was shot in Hindi and Tamil on the go.
This film is a cute collaboration of the short stories of 4 characters inspired by the Tales of Panchatantra. So, if you are looking for a film that entertains you and your kids, then, this is the one!
And, as you all know the list of creativity has no end button and no pause button either! This list boils down to those offbeat films which have received a big fat thumbs up from the audience and critics. So, make sure you get these movies pre-downloaded to waive off that slow-moving-time when boredom strikes you hard and watch the films to turn the boring time into an entertaining environment!
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