In this article, we will be looking at some Indian movies which deserved love and applause for their sheer awesomeness, but sadly weren’t lucky enough.
No matter how technically-sound or engaging a film happens to be, there are always external factors (luck, clashes….etc.) which decide its fate. Sometimes, not having a popular or a new face as the lead too makes the audience less receptive towards the film. This has, however, changed in the past decade, where the audience has stated supporting original and fresh content irrespective, of the popularity of its lead actors. We have created a list of 6 critically acclaimed Indian films you must watch on Amazon Prime Video.
A Death in the Gunj (2016): [Hindi]
A Death in The Gunj takes experimental cinema to a whole new level. The movie has an engaging screenplay coupled with terrific performances and beautiful cinematography. It does not drag on with unnecessary scenes and keeps the viewer hooked. The movie is so intricately detailed which is definitely worth applauding.
Director: Konkona Sen Sharma
Cast: Vikrant Massey, Ranvir Shorey, Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin, and Gulshan Devaiah
IMDb Rating: 7.5
Gantumoote (2019): [Kannada]
Gantumoote is a soulful and intimate film which lingers on your mind, long after you finished watching. It is one of the best coming-of-age dramas created in Indian Cinema. The movie should be praised for its realistic storytelling. Each character present in the film is so relatable that it feels like you have met these characters somewhere in your school-life.
Director: Roopa Rao
Cast: Teju Belawadi, Spoorthi Gumaste, and Yogi Chandru
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Helen (2019): [Malayalam]
With the exception of Trapped, I believe Helen is only the second Indian film which could be categorised into a survival-drama. Helen has such a solid screenplay that none of the scenes feel unnecessary. Each and every scene is planted with a motive and all of it makes sense at the end. It has such an emotionally strong core which is a rarity in such films. I believe it is this core which helps us to root with the characters even more.
Director: Mathukutty Xavier
Cast: Anna Ben, Lal, Noble Babu Thomas, and Aju Varghese.
IMDb Rating: 7.7
Titli (2015): [Hindi]
Titli is deliciously dark and twisted. This film gives Anti- Sooraj Barjatya vibes in the way its characters are written. The film boasts of amazing performances, crisp editing, and an engaging screenplay. The movie is inherently possessed with a wicked sense of humour. If you watch something dark, something twisted, then Titli should be your choice.
Director: Kanu Behl
Cast: Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Amit Sial, Ranvir Shorey, and Lalit Behl
IMDb Rating: 7.6
Uriyadi (2016): [Tamil]
Uriyadi is an example of how political dramas, if done well, could leave such a long-lasting impact on the audience. The movie, though having budget constraints, is technically strong in all aspects. The soundtrack and the background score deserve a special mention. The actors too, being debutants have given stellar performances. If you’re wanting to watch a hard-hitting political drama, then don’t miss Uriyadi.
Director: Vijay Kumar
Cast: Vijay Kumar, Mime Gopi, and Hella Benna
IMDb Rating: 8.1
Mathu Vadalara (2019): [Telugu]
Mathu Vadalara is one of the best Telugu comedies to have come out last year. The film, along with having an intelligent script is coupled with fabulous performances and tight editing. The hook of the background music is just crazy and elevates the scene altogether. Indian Cinema hasn’t had much luck with stoner-comedies, but Mathu Vadalara surely does change that.
Director: Ritesh Rana
Cast: Sri Simha, Sathya, Athulya Chandra, Naresh Agastya, and Vennela Kishore
IMDb Rating: 8.3
If regular Bollywood and regional cinema is not your stuff, we recommend you to watch these movies on Amazon Prime Video.
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