Films from India that are actually worth watching !!by a-r-rajib | created - 25 Aug 2011 | updated - 01 Jan 2017 | Public
Films from India were always been rubbish or BollyODDish ..but there are still some films that deserves your valuable time !!
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1. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
PG-13 | 157 min | Drama, Romance
An aspiring filmmaker goes through the ups and downs of romance when he falls for a Christian woman who says she only wants to be friends.
A film very close to my heart , i saw myself on big-screen for the very first time through karthik !!
2. Earth (1998)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Votes: 6,448 | Gross: $0.53M
3. Kaminey (2009)
130 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.
Votes: 14,217 | Gross: $1.29M
4. Dev.D (2009)
144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?
Votes: 23,906 | Gross: $0.01M
stunning performance by the lead actor !!
5. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.
Votes: 24,247 | Gross: $3.44M
The more you say about this ....the more you left out to describe this piece of fine art !!
6. Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)
149 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After falling in love, three room-mates experience changes in their lives.
For guys who have been/are in a relationship
7. Bandit Queen (1994)
119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,696 | Gross: $0.40M
Thrilling !! Based on a real life Bandit queen ... Bravest attempt on Indian film history !!
8. Pather Panchali (1955)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.
Votes: 16,774 | Gross: $0.54M
9. Sabar Uparey (1955)
Must be the BEST bangla film ever made !! and it's not love story *beep* ..an awesome thriller !! "Sobar uporey" indeed , which translates Above all !! :-)
10. Sonar Kella (1974)
120 min | Adventure, Family
A young boy becomes a target for crooks, after he claims to remember his past life and mentions precious jewels in a golden fortress.
11. Pushpak (1987)
125 min | Comedy, Romance
A silent movie about an unemployed young man.
A silent masterpiece
12. Sarfarosh (1999)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.
13. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
PG | 165 min | Drama, Family
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
Votes: 116,436 | Gross: $1.20M
14. Ghare-Baire (1984)
140 min | Drama
When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by ... See full summary »
16. Joi Baba Felunath (1979)
112 min | Family, Adventure, Crime
This is the second film about the detective Feluda (Soumitra Chatterjee) set in the holy city of Benares, where he (along with his cousin, Topshe and friend, Lalmohan Ganguly) goes for a ... See full summary »
17. Distant Thunder (1973)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.
18. Roja (1992)
137 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.
19. Company (2002)
155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai.
20. Satya (1998)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.
21. Apaharan (2005)
173 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.
22. Love Aaj Kal (2009)
128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An old-fashioned romantic tells his personal love story to a modern man who has just broken up with his girlfriend. Has love really ever changed?
Votes: 12,618 | Gross: $2.43M
23. Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)
129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An honest cop named Sadhu Agashe makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an ... See full summary »
25. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
Votes: 56,245 | Gross: $0.30M
26. The Namesake (2006)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama
American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Votes: 17,515 | Gross: $8.66M
28. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Votes: 84,768 | Gross: $0.07M
29. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.
Votes: 87,511 | Gross: $2.20M
30. Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
122 min | Action, Biography, Crime
An account of the gangster Mahindra Dolas and his gang, which terrorized Mumbai City, and a massive war between Mumbai Police and gangs during 16 November 1991.
Votes: 7,636 | Gross: $0.29M
31. Water (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,226 | Gross: $3.22M
Brave attempt !!
32. Magadheera (2009)
Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A bike stuntman recalls his previous life as a warrior, and pursues his love's reincarnation. A sinister figure from their shared past threatens to separate them forever.
The period portions will take your breath away !!
33. No One Killed Jessica (2011)
136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case.
Votes: 8,934 | Gross: $0.44M
34. Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
135 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A loner, Karthik achieves success, and even wins the heart of his gorgeous co-worker, after getting early morning mysterious phone calls from someone claiming to be him.
Votes: 8,532 | Gross: $0.26M
35. Khakee (2004)
174 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A team of police force escorts an alleged terrorist from Chandangarh to Mumbai. However their trip turns into a deadly survival when an ex-cop tries to stop them to reach Mumbai.
36. Enthiran (2010)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Dr. Vasi, a brilliant scientist, builds Chitti, a unique robot, who is programmed to protect mankind and also feel human emotions. Problems arise when Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's girlfriend.
Votes: 20,921 | Gross: $4.37M
A Rajnikanth film ...dont expect anything rather than pure senseless Rajnikanth-mania !!
37. Ghajini (2008)
183 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.
Votes: 46,098 | Gross: $2.43M
A plagiarized/Indianize copy of Memento ..but very well executed !!
38. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
187 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.
40. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
Votes: 261,953 | Gross: $6.53M
41. Bombay (1995)
130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.
42. Khiladi (1992)
157 min | Action, Musical, Mystery
Two friends wage bets for money and fun. There comes a time where they race to win the biggest bet, for they know that their lives depend on it.
A decent thriller
44. Samay: When Time Strikes (2003)
136 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Malvika Chauhan battles time to obtain & solve the clues to solve the various murders occurring in the city.
45. Swades (2004)
Not Rated | 189 min | Drama
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.
Votes: 67,985 | Gross: $1.22M
46. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
321 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.
47. English Vinglish (2012)
Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.
Votes: 26,945 | Gross: $1.67M
48. Royal Bengal Rahasya (2011)
106 min | Thriller
Feluda and his gang gets invited to North Bengal by a wealthy Zamindar to solve a piece of a puzzle supposedly leading to buried "treasure", but things take a turn for the unexpected with a... See full summary »
49. Kahaani (2012)
Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.
Votes: 46,926 | Gross: $1.04M
50. Abar Byomkesh (2012)
102 min | Mystery, Thriller
On vacation in the foothills of Himalayas with his wife, Satyabati, and his best friend, Ajit, private investigator Byomkesh gets embroiled in a simple photograph theft, which is quickly followed by a gruesome murder.
52. Gorosthane Sabdhan (2010)
100 min | Mystery
A sudden violent storm takes Kolkata by sutprise. It also Narendra Nath Biswas injured, hit by a falling tree in the Park Street Cemetery. ... or was it the work of some unknown assailant? ... See full summary »
53. Kailashey Kelenkari (2007)
Detective Feluda, with the help of his nephew Topshe and the writer Jatayu, investigates smuggling and illegal trading in ancient sculptures across India.
54. Bombaiyer Bombete (2003)
100 min | Adventure, Crime, Family
Lalmohan Ganguly's Book Bombaiyer Bombete is made into a Hindi feature film. Thus Feluda, Lalmohanbabu and Topshe goes to Mumbai. Soon a murder takes place in Mumbai. Can Feluda solve the ... See full summary »
55. Baksha Rahasya (1996)
197 min | Adventure
Famous Bengali private investigator Pradosh C. Mitter (Feluda) is hired by wealthy businessman Dinnanath Lahiri. His suitcase has been accidentally exchanged with someone on the Kalka Mail.... See full summary »
56. Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)
123 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A rib-tickling comedy about a group of spirits who, in their various idiosyncrasies, try and save their only haunt, their resting place, when some unscrupulous builders try and break it down to build a modern monstrosity.
59. Dutta Vs. Dutta (2012)
124 min | Drama
Biren Dutta is a lawyer. He is unsuccessful in his career and does not have any client. His wife is an alcoholic.The couple has one son and one daughter. Biren Dutta has an extra-marital affair with his only client.
60. Schatten der Zeit (2004)
122 min | Drama, Romance
Ravi has settled in his dreary fate as indented boy-laborer in a textile plant outside Calcutta, making sure he earns and saves more then other boys to buy his release. Yet when young, ... See full summary »
61. Mishawr Rawhoshyo (2013)
Unrated | 148 min | Thriller
Mishawr Rohoshyo, a thriller, is The Egyptian Mystery to be solved by detective Raja Roy Chowdhury to unearth an Egyptian fortune. The all's-not-well quest takes Kakababu and Santu into a ... See full summary »
62. Hemlock Society (2012)
135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The plot revolves around a man who runs a school called "Hemlock Society" which teaches aspirants how to successfully commit suicide. He develops a bond with one of its students, Meghna (... See full summary »
63. Maach Mishti & More (2013)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
"A love letter to Calcutta," declares Mainak. "It's about a typical Bengali family of dadu (grandfather), parents and three brothers and their love interests. Then there's the Marwari ... See full summary »
65. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The truth behind the ascension of Milkha "The Flying Sikh" Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.
Votes: 49,257 | Gross: $1.63M
66. Madras Cafe (2013)
Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, History
An Indian intelligence agent journeys to a war-torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group and meets a passionate journalist.
67. The Lunchbox (2013)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
Votes: 38,337 | Gross: $4.23M
68. Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Romance
A romantic comedy which tells the journey of three restless young people who junk society's syllabus for finding love and decide to follow their heart.
69. Omkara (2006)
155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.
Votes: 15,499 | Gross: $0.79M
70. Aadukalam (2011)
160 min | Action, Drama, Romance
In a village in South India, rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people.
72. Raanjhanaa (2013)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance
Kundan, the son of a Hindu pundit, discovers that his childhood sweetheart Zoya loves city-bred Akram and wants to marry him. However, he persistently seeks to win her heart.
Votes: 24,372 | Gross: $0.88M
73. Lootera (I) (2013)
Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance
An aristocrat's daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.
Votes: 12,126 | Gross: $0.38M
74. Kai po che! (2013)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Sport
Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.
Votes: 22,432 | Gross: $1.12M
75. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists.
Votes: 13,147 | Gross: $0.08M
76. Nobel Chor (2011)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
The Nobel Medal of great Indian Poet Rabindra Nath Tagore was stolen in 2004 and it was never found. This film is a fictional account of what might have happened to the medal. A poor farmer... See full summary »
77. PK (2014)
153 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
A stranger in the city asks questions no one has asked before. His childlike curiosity will take him on a journey of love, laughter, and letting go.
Votes: 117,314 | Gross: $10.62M
78. Shabdo (2012)
100 min | Drama
Tarak is a professional foley artist whose obsession with creating sound effects for films makes him oblivious to all the talking around him. As his family and friends struggle to cope up ... See full summary »
79. Charulata (1964)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature.
Votes: 3,846 | Gross: $0.08M
81. Mickey Virus (2013)
135 min | Comedy, Thriller
When Delhi Police comes across an unusual case revolving around hacking they seek help of an expert who thinks like them only to come across a lazy hacker Mickey Arora.
82. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.
Votes: 26,817 | Gross: $0.04M
84. Jaatishwar (2014)
150 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life and notable works of Anthony Firingee a 19th century Bengali language folk poet of Portuguese origin.The time frame of the storyline jumps between two different time periods-19th century and the present day.
86. Take One (2014)
97 min | Drama, Family
An Indian Actress Doel Mitra, shoots to overnight infamity igniting the wrath of conservative indian society when a bold sex-scene from one of her foreign films is leaked on the internet, ... See full summary »
88. Charuulata 2011 (2012)
130 min | Drama
Chaiti is a young beautiful woman and wife of newspaper editor Bikramjit. Bikramjit is a workaholic and always stay busy with his editorial works. In spite of being a highly educated woman,... See full summary »
89. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, War
A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.
92. Laptop (2012)
120 min | Drama
People in primitive times connected through people. And then there was a time when people wrote letters to connect, and letters took long to arrive. With advancement in technology, snail ... See full summary »
93. Vicky Donor (2012)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Romance
A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic.
Votes: 31,861 | Gross: $0.17M
94. Talvar (2015)
Not Rated | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.
Votes: 21,033 | Gross: $0.34M
95. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
184 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's journey from ticket collector to trophy collector - the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.
Votes: 24,625 | Gross: $1.78M
99. Titli (2014)
Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Titli, the youngest member of a car-jacking brotherhood wants to escape the family business. He and his wife form a pact to set free from their family roots. But is escape possible?
100. Belaseshe (2015)
141 min | Drama, Family
A story of relationships that explores the intricacies of the married life, of life-long companionship, of promises and expectations and love.