Right at this moment, we all agree to the fact that the dynamics of Indian cinema have changed. Don't we? In this changing scenario, movies just don't work because of so called "star" tag and the money invested. They work because of the talented people who have changed the definition of acting and amaze us with their way of telling stories. Movies in India have become more receptive towards content-driven cinema.
Hindi cinema has also given us some outstanding Bollywood movies that do not have these celebrities or exotic foreign locations, yet have managed to do pretty well at the box office.
Let's recall these movies once again that you would have definitely watched in theatres.
Nil Battey Sannata, a simple movie that has an interesting idea, engaging story and some brilliant performances. It is a story of a 10th standard student, Apeksha who loses interest in her studies as she feels that she can only become maid like her mother, who tries hard to get her educated and finally succeeds.
This film begins with a woman watching porn. Sex and death follow. The first 15 minutes are so startling and sad that you sit up and wonder, what's coming next? A wonderful story about how a girl deals with the tragedy and the things which follow, how the situation leads her to greed.
This is an inspiring, powerful love story that showcases hard-hitting performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte. The movie creates a wonderful cinematic experience which is worth watching for.
With a strong will, you can achieve anything. Dhanak shows that it is a unique story that looks at the world from the perspective of a child. A story of orphaned siblings Pari and Chhotu who embark on a journey to meet Shahrukh Khan who can help her brother regaining his eyesight.
How do you imagine a child's psyche? Tahaan is a beautiful story about how a child sees the world and his perception of the mundane. This boy's pet donkey is taken away by the local moneylender instead of an unpaid loan. He goes to retrieve it and meets a terrorist who gives him a grenade to commit a terrorist act.
An inspirational movie about a boy, Rohan, who is the son of an abusive and oppressive father, gets expelled from his school and returns home where he has also a step-brother of whom he is unaware. Shocking right? He is forced to work at his father's factory even though he wants to be a writer.
A remarkable thriller which questions the injustice done to a common man, when innocents meet their end, following bomb blasts.
Life in a metro is an 'Indian Drama' about nine people and their stories, living in Mumbai, each with different issues and problems.Their interesting stories provide a glimpse of how love and heartbreaks are a part of modern-day urban life.
A splendid political drama film by Anurag Kashyap in which Dilip, a law student, is assaulted and abused by a gang led by Jadhwal. The movie shows how Dilip somehow gets embroiled in politics in a bid to avenge the humiliation.
Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, narrated through different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.
A thrilling drama film in which Maqbool, a man whose superior is a powerful crime boss Abbaji. Maqbool falls in love with Abbaji's mistress who instigates him to kill the don and become the new leader. Interesting right?
One of my favourite parts in The Lunchbox is when a character buys himself a painting. Truly creative script with an amazingly talented cast (Irfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur) who have added icing to the cake.
Dedh Ishqiya is definitely smarter, funnier, richer and way more gorgeous than its predecessor. If you're a fan of clever lines, great writing, masterful direction and Urdu poetry, Dedh Ishqiya hits your sweet spot. The script of this movie is truly magical.
The description is of a Human Rights legal representative Shahid Azmi, who is an average citizen with a bizarre obligation to impartiality. The odd casting of the film comprises of 'Rajkummar Rao', Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Prabhleen Sandhu.
This movie is targeted at the youth and shows the choices they make at the end. Apart from these do you know any other movie without stars? Do share it in the comment section.