Every year there are movies everyone hears about. But what about the films that fly under the radar? With so much attention on these superstar blockbusters, it becomes far too easy for a quality movie to fall through the cracks — even with a star-studded cast and reputable director behind it.
We all love lavish movie sets and out-of-the-world extravaganza when it comes to showing fiction on the silver screen, along with even costumes by the best designers. But, at the end of the day, all we are looking for is a great storyline along with a lot of entertainment.
You might love Bollywood masala movies but some times you need simple films that take your heart away with just the simplicity in their storyline and effortless performance by the actors in the film.
Here’s a list of five low budget movies that are actually hidden gems of the Hindi film industry. Do yourself a favor and add these to your queue.
Starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar, Sonchiriya is a story about Baaghis in Chambal. It is a deeply spiritual film, a quietly understated drama that is interested in understanding how gender, caste, patriarchy intersect to make monsters out of ordinary men. The movie is a critique of a society that enables patriarchal norms to remain unchallenged. The movie also received positive reviews from critics.
Like the name of the movie it all starts with a simple photograph. A movie from the makers of The Lunchbox, Photograph is an old fashioned romantic love story that seems real but relatable too. A love that was kept within, never talked about, yet the look in their eyes, their gaze, the silence between them spoke of it all. The movie features Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra in the lead roles.
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
This international award winning movie garned a lot of appreciation from the audience. It is a story of a young boy, Surya, who has the rare condition of Congenital Insensitivity to pain — meaning he can not feel pain — as he sets out to learn martial arts and hunt down muggers. It is also the debut movie of Bhagyashree’s son, Abhimanyu Dassani.
Before Bala and Ujda Chaman both centred on men with receding hairline hit the screens, Shweta Tripathi played a bald girl in Gone Kesh. The film follows the story of a teenage girl, an aspiring dancer, who is diagnosed with alopecia, a condition where she starts losing hair rapidly. The movie has lots of drama and emotions along with comedy on the side.
Sulu is a homemaker with dreams and aspirations who believes in accomplishing them. The movie fairly portrays her transition from a housewife to a late night Radio Jockey. The film will inspire you to become what you want to be.