Bollywood movies are known to be entertainers with very little attention paid to the script. Most producers sign on a big star, shoot in foreign locations, remix a few old songs, and well, they’re done. More often than not, this formula will result in crazy box-office numbers. Some of the Hindi films though are less commercial and focus on the story and performances. Here are the top Hindi art movies that you need to add to your must-watch list.
Neeraj Pandey, who is a big name in Bollywood today, started his career with a small film titled – A Wednesday. The Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher-starrer will a taut thriller and kept the viewers on the edge of their seat.
Vishal Bhardwaj has adapted several works of William Shakespeare into Hindi art films. Maqbool is easily the best of the lot as it boasted of powerful performances by Tabu and Irrfan Khan.
This Anurag Kashyap film was based on the investigations of the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai. Black Friday is considered to be one of his most gripping movies to date.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Dibakar Banerjee helmed this 2008 film which was about a man who befriends the socialites in Delhi only to rob them later on. Abhay Deol played the lead character in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!.
Shreyas Talpade became a big star after his sensational act as a deaf and dumb cricketer in Nagesh Kukunoor’s Iqbal. The film hit theatres in 2005 and won several awards.