Over the years, we have seen how the Bollywood industry has grown in different dimensions. When we talk about Bollywood films and their success, we have seen how certain actors have ruled and managed to stay at the top for a long time. There has also been the belief that you need big stars, item numbers and a humongous budget to make your film work at the box-office.
This does not always happen. Even without these ingredients, a low-budget film can do pretty well. When you have a good story, neat direction and a set of talented actors, the film can still get all the appreciation irrespective of the budget and the big stars. We have witnessed that in the past and have appreciated such movies.
Let's take a look at a few films which did not have a big budget but still was appreciated by many.
Nagesh Kukunoor's underdog sports-drama is about a deaf and mute boy from a remote village who seeks to play for the Indian cricket team. Starring Shreyas Talpade and a brilliant performance by Naseeruddin Shah got this film all the appreciation it deserved. This film was not made on a big budget but its great story helped it earn six times its production cost.
Kahaani directed by Sujoy Gosh is a film about a pregnant woman in search of her missing husband. Kahaani was a big success and the story was loved by many. A powerful performance by Vidya Balan made this film a hit at the box-office and the character played by her in this film was much praised as well.
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
This film is based on the story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and a national champion who later becomes one of the most-feared dacoits in Chambal valley. This film under the direction of Tigmanshu Dhulia, was highly praised. The character played by Irrfan Khan was one of his best performances. The movie made almost nine times more money than its actual production budget.
Vicky Donor (2012)
John Abraham's maiden production venture brought together an acclaimed director Shoojit Sircar and a bunch of fresh faces like Ayushmaan Khurana and Yami Gautam. With a quirky script, Vicky Donor, a movie centered on the concept of sperm donation was liked by the audience. The movie did well on the box office and earned its handsome producer a good amount of money too.
Vikramaditya Motwane's film has become one of the most talked about films since its release. It has won praises from the critics and has marked its success at the box-office. Once again, Trapped is one such film that has been made not with a flashy subject but purely on the merits of its plot and a superb performance by Rajkummar Rao won hearts.
Which one of the above mentioned movies have you watched and like most? Let us know in the comments below.