Indian Cinema at it's bestby asc642 | created - 18 Jun 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
My goal here is to focus on Indian Cinema and what goes beyond the norm (music and dance) and here I wanted to list films that focus on the daily struggle and the lifestyle of humans. Here through directors like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Girish Kasaravalli,Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Jahnu Barua,and Goutam Ghosh. Even todays prodigies like Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair,Anurag Kashyap, Vishal Bhardwaj, Srijit Mukherjee, Suman Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Biju, and Bala. And Actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma, Manoj Bajpai, Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and many many more. Though I am not an Indian my goal is to understand Indian cinema a bit more through language (Hindi, English, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Oriya, and many more), Art, and Culture from India to the diaspora (Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the US). If you have any recommendations for any film comment below. Rate and Comment please on any film and also a saying "If there's no struggle, no progress" Thank You P.S: I would like to see a rating for films like Investment, The Bastard Child (more will come) And Happy New Years and support the LGBT community
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1. Gangoobai (2013)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Family
Gangoobai, a Maid-in-Matheran, has lived a life with simple aspirations, until one day she finds a new purpose of buying a designer sari. She follows her dream to the big city of Mumbai.
2. Black Friday (2004)
Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.
Votes: 17,171 | Gross: $0.03M
4. Omkara (2006)
Not Rated | 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: 18,002 | Gross: $0.79M
6. Company (2002)
Not Rated | 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.
8. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Not Rated | 321 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.
9. Dev.D (2009)
Not Rated | 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: 27,166 | Gross: $0.01M
11. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.
Votes: 22,654 | Gross: $13.88M
13. 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.
14. 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: 63,401 | Gross: $0.30M
16. 3 Deewarein (2003)
Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama
The story of a documentary movie-maker who films the reformation story of three hardened criminals within the prison walls - and in the process, finds redemption in her own life.
17. Iqbal (2005)
Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Sport
Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of a washed-up, alcoholic ex-player.
18. In the Name of God (2007)
Not Rated | 168 min | Drama
The movie deals with the difference of opinion between the westernized, educated, modern Muslims and their counterparts who follow their religion and live life in the name of 'God'.
19. 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.
20. Rockford (1999)
102 min | Comedy, Drama
The movie chronicles the arrival of a (Hindu) student to a strict all-boys Christian boarding school in India and his assimilation into the school. The change is quite dramatic to the ... See full summary »
21. I Did Not Kill Gandhi (2005)
100 min | Drama
Widowed Uttam Chaudhary lives a comfortable lifestyle with his college-going son, Karan, a daughter, Trisha, who is in love with a South-Indian youth named Ashish Reddy, and an elder son ... See full summary »
22. 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: 30,434 | Gross: $0.04M
25. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.
Votes: 20,984 | Gross: $0.03M
26. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
PG-13 | 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: 15,309 | Gross: $0.08M
29. 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: 54,228 | Gross: $1.04M
32. 15 Park Avenue (2005)
116 min | Drama
An exploration of the impact of schizophrenia on a young woman and her family in today's Calcutta. The narrative pivots around the relationship of two sisters, older sister Anjali is a ... See full summary »
33. The Making of the Mahatma (1996)
144 min | Drama
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was invited to South Africa in 1893 to settle a case for a wealthy Indian settled there. He expected to return in a few months but instead got involved in the freedom movement and eventually stayed for 21 years.
35. 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: 18,359 | Gross: $8.66M
38. 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.
41. 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.
42. The Blue Umbrella (2005)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family