Unconventional Indian cinemaby sweetnirvana | created - 19 Apr 2012 | updated - 08 Jun 2012 | Public
Some remarkable Indian films
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1. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,233 | Gross: $2.08M
A controversial film about life of street children and the people they encounter in everyday life in Mumbai.
3. Anjali (1990)
Not Rated | 150 min | Family, Drama
Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child, she is taken on a stormy night to a hospital where she ... See full summary »
This beautifully made movie shows the struggle faced by a small middle class Indian family when an autistic child is born to the parents. The story revolves around how this child is first hated, then accepted and later loved by her siblings and a group of their friends.
4. Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007)
143 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A comic thriller about two people who miss the last local train at 1:40 am and how missing of their train changes their course of life forever.
5. Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010)
108 min | Comedy, Crime
Om Shastri, a recession victim comes to India to sell his ancestors property to clear is debt. On reaching he comes to know that selling the property will make his family homeless in India. Later he is kidnapped by goons thinking a rich NRI.
7. Vedam (2010)
135 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A terrorist threat puts five people in jeopardy.
5 different people's lives and circumstances that bring them together on new year's eve.
8. Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)
166 min | Drama, Thriller, Action
Prahaar is the story of Major Chavan, a tough and stern soldier, trained to destroy the enemy. He can see the enemy on our borders but is unaware of the invisible enemy within ourselves. ... See full summary »
9. Lakshya (2004)
Not Rated | 186 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.
Votes: 15,599 | Gross: $0.75M
A young man with no aims or ambitions whiles away his time until some incidents dramatically change his view of life and he realizes his true purpose.
10. In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989 TV Movie)
112 min | Comedy
Annie struggles to to clear his bachelor's degree with one final hurdle-The Thesis. It's his final attempt to clear it. Can he?
A funny take on the trials and tribulations faced by a group of architecture students in the early 80's Delhi.
11. 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.
12. Vamsa Vriksham (1980)
Story of a young widow who leads a meaningless life in a nondescript south Indian village until a young man falls in love with her and gives her hope in life.
13. Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A school-teacher, who forces children to share their food with him, forbids one from entering the school until he brings his own Tiffin/Lunch-box.
14. A Wednesday (2008)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.
A story of how a common man reacts to the terrorist activities that threaten to destroy fabric of life on the city of Mumbai
16. Hyderabad Blues (1998)
85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The protagonist of Hyderabad Blues is Varun, played by the director, Nagesh Kukunoor. The movie revolves around his visit home after 12 years in the USA and his resulting culture shock.
A young NRI struggles to adjust to the life back home when he returns from USA after a gap of 8 years
17. Traffic Signal (2007)
130 min | Drama
Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's... See full summary »
19. 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: 115,116 | Gross: $1.20M
20. Lajja (2001)
Unrated | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of four women from different places are the victims of male chauvinism and marital abuse. They decide to fight for their rights and dignity against the social norms and injustice.
Votes: 2,148 | Gross: $0.38M
A young woman trapped in an unhappy marriage tries to escape from her husband and in the process encounters several people, not all of whom are friendly.
21. Kabul Express (2006)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A thrilling story spanning 48 hours of five individuals linked by hate and fear but brought together by fate to finally recognize each other.
Votes: 2,689 | Gross: $0.30M
22. Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)
96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1913 India's cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke's efforts to make Raja Harishchandra (1913), India's first feature-length B&W silent film.
27. Kshana Kshanam (1991)
158 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A high-profile bank robbery in the city wreaks havoc in the life of an unsuspecting regular young woman when she's caught in the line of fire between the villains and the police.