Although Hindi Film makers leave no stone unturned to promote their work, some of them despite having the best stories, wouldn’t move an inch to create that extra hype. Among them are directors like Ritesh Batra, Shoojit Sarcar and Anand Ghandhi whose work may not have earned main stream acclaim or even reasonable numbers at the box office, but have truly awed people with their innovative concepts.
2013 is the year with many hits at the box office, but also for some great movies that remained unheard of. We’ve carefully compiled a list of 7 unheard Hindi movies of 2013 that are must watch. Take a look!
7. Special 26:
Based on the 1987 heist case, Special 26 revolves around 26 men who posed themselves as the CBI officers and planned to raid a renowned jewelry store in Mumbai.
The script offers a great story, with the usual Bollywood panache. Neeraj Pandey, the movie Director has come up with yet another gripping con-thriller, adding a star to his alley.
6. Bombay Talkies:
Bombay Talkies was released as a commemoration to the centennial year of Bollywood. The movie tapped four of the most talented and successful directors and gave them a chance to showcase four powerful short stories.
Karan Johar was widely acknowledged for conceptualizing a mature story about a gay and a dead marriage. Dibaker Banerjee created the most memorable character of the idle theater actor, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap also garnered appreciation for their stories that precisely fit the theme.
The likely obsession of Bollywood with the ‘D’ movies continues with the D-Day. Like many other Bollywood movies that are set around the underworld, this one again comes up as India’s revenge fantasy as opposed to the celebration of a fugitive’s underworld expertise.
Rishi Kapoor has given an outstanding performance as an embodiment of Dawood. Arjun Rampal and Irrfan Khan added more to the credibility to this not so perfect plot. The movie was spiced up with stunning action scenes and an unlikely love story.
4. Madras Cafe:
This film embarked upon a new milestone in portraying real-life historical and political controversies. Successfully overcoming major barriers posed by politically and socially sensitive groups, Shoojit Sarcar bravely attempted to narrate a crucial story revolving around Rajiv Gandhi, his assassination along with the Sri Lankan civil war.
Madras Café was clearly jingoism, which is a very common Bollywood theme. The movie has successfully underlined the futility of wars.
The movie is a rare masterpiece based on a unique theme and is not associated to the typical films that emerge from the commercial Bollywood factory. Shahid is a biography on a lawyer who was also a human rights activist. He was brutally assassinated in 2010, at the age of 32 in Mumbai.
The story revolved around an average Indian citizen, who despite his grim circumstances stood above the rest to save the lives of many others. The movie highlights our flawed justice system and inspires us to stand for what is right. Raj Kumar Yadav was highly acclaimed for his role as Azmi.
2. Ship of Theseus:
A widely acclaimed and much applauded Ship of Theseus is Anand Ghandhi’s first feature film as a director. He has exceptionally interwoven a powerful story of three broken lives in Mumbai.
A photographer who is on the verge of getting blind, a stock broker who is absorbed by the grim reality of illegal organ trade and an ailing monk who has to let go of his principles in order to survive. Anand had approached his subjects with so much compassion that he compels the viewers to reflect upon their social and humanitarian responsibilities.
1. The Lunchbox:
The Lunchbox turned out to be a movie that kept running in your mind even hours after the curtains came down. Director Ritesh Batra narrates a heartwarming story of two souls who get connected though a mistaken lunch delivery by the ‘Dabbawalls’.
The subsequent story follows by the exchange of notes between the protagonists. The movie indeed is a very exceptional love story and overall a sumptuous treat.