Any typical Bollywood movie has some textbook elements such as over-the-top comedy, songs, colorful sets, a sweet girl and a macho guy falling in love and dancing around trees only to be separated by the zamana. While we love our masala, audience is evolving to appreciate unconventional Hindi movies. By unconventional movies, we mean with storylines that are unique, a different treatment, a never-explored-before point of view, and a technically sound movie. Listed below are 6 unconventional Hindi movies of 2017 that you simply cannot miss!
The film stars only Rajkummar Rao who gets trapped in a flat of an abandoned building and cannot get in touch with anyone. He is close to losing his mind and makes friends with a rat to keep himself sane.
A school teacher Shyam (Nawazuddin) is attracted to an underage student Sandhya in his class (Shweta Tripathi). Blinded by his lust, Shyam exploits Sandhya’s innocent need for love and affection.
Rajkummar Rao strikes yet again in this unconventional film about elections in the Naxal areas. Newton Kumar is a conscientious government employee and he does his best to ensure that the citizens of the village get a fair shot at casting their vote.
This movie faced a lot of flak but has emerged to be a winner and talks about a taboo subject – sexuality, and women’s sexuality, no less. The film has an array of super talented actresses and storylines most women will relate to.
On a road trip in India, a shy student realizes that his life is falling apart. Directed by Konkona Sen Sharma, this movie with an unconventional treatment has a cast comprising of Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Om Puri, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh and Ranvir Shorey.
6. Tumhari Sulu
Sulochana “Sulu” Dubey (Vidya Balan) and Ashok Dubey (Manav Kaul) are a happily married, with an 11-year-old son. However, Sulu is full of life and starts hosting a late-night relationship advice show. This is when the family’s dynamics start changing.