Bollywood is known for all the entertaining masala, the glitz, the glam, super production values, and 100-crore clubs. However, while we love our conventional Bollywood, there is a section of films that haven’t done well on the box-office but are superb. Here are five amazing Bollywood movies that may not have gotten an entry to any club but are still a part of great cinema.
A leader of a movement against the corruption of the government dies what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is appointed to look into the inquiry. Shanghai has some of the best performances by Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, and Kalki.
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Based on the backdrop of the Emergency in the early 70’s, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi is a twisted love story with the sordidness of the unfortunate conditions during the Emergency. It is packed with powerhouse actors such as Kay Kay Menon and Chitrangada Singh.
Black Friday is a stark narration of the unfortunate bomb blasts in Mumbai in ‘93. The film tells us the story of the youth of Mumbai embroiled with the likes of Tiger Memon. This is one of the realest depictions of the unfortunate events.
Not every story is lovely with ribbons and balloons. Some are gritty and dark, especially if the film talks about the greedy and selfish nature of humans, even when it comes to their own offspring – like this one. Ugly is about a little girl who goes missing and yet no one is really focussed on finding her.
This dark comedy set in North India tells the story of three brothers who do anything in their power to make ends meet. They have all the flaws you may see in humans such as wrath, greed, and connivance. The youngest brother, however, realizes that his life need not be limited to the village they stay in or the family that he is a part of.