We watch totally pointless same old-same Bollywood films over and over again and then complain about Bollywood not producing good films. While few undeserving films go superhit at the Box Office, there are few films that never see the light of recognition and appreciation that it deserves. These films are pure work of art and something one shouldn’t miss out on, still these films stay underrated nonetheless. Here’s the list of Bollywood’s 12 Most Underrated Films Of All Time.
Year 2014 ended with a bang with Anurag Kashyap‘s Ugly. This film is inspired by a true story and tells a saga of corruption and indifference. Violence and chaos takes over when a 10 year old daughter of an aspiring actor is kidnapped. Film stars Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhatt and Suvreen Chawla.
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, Udaan
Directed by Nila Madhab Panda, I Am Kalam is a comedy film starring Gulshan Grover, Harsh Mayar and Hussan Saad. The film revolves around a young boy named Chotu, who works at a tea stall. This young boy is so inspired by Abdul Kalam that his dream is to learn and become like him. Soon, the boy befriends a boy of his age, who happens to be the son of a king and his life changes forever.Gulaal
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Gulaal tells a story about a student and his journey where he has to deal with crimes, politics, Rajput‘s struggles and deception. Troubles don’t stop chasing him, even when he gets selected as General Secretary of his college. The film stars Kay Kay Menon, Mahi Gill and Raj Singh Chaudhary.Dor
Dor tells a story of a young widow who is caged in traditional values and cultures. The young widow finally starts to break out all the boundaries and step out to embrace her happiness after meeting a young woman who asks for her help to save her husband. Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, starring Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas Talpade.
2014’s film Children Of War is a film based on the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Directed by Mrityunjay Devrat, the film tells a story about how rape and religion were used as weapon of war. The story of the film tells shows us how Bangladesh came into existence in 1971, and focuses on the genocide and take us through the dark journey when 400,000 women were raped and 3 million people were killed. The film is dark, hard hitting, disturbing and provocative. It stars Raima Sen, Tillotama Sho
Directed by Hansal Mehta, Shahid is a biographical drama which tells a story of Shahid Basheer, a human rights lawyer, who was assassinated in 2010 in his own office for his extraordinary commitment for justice. The film stars Rajkummar Rao.Dhobi Ghat
2010’s film Dhobi Ghat, tell a story of 4 different people, a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker turned photographer, a painter who is searching for an inspiration and a newly married immigrant whose lives intersect in Mumbai. Directed by Kiran Rao, film stars Prateik, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra and Aamir Khan.Main Madhuri Dixit Bana Chahti
Main Madhuri Dixit Bana Chahti
This comedy drama tells a story of a middle class family who tires to join every piece together so they can buy a car. The head of the family, Rishi Kapoor, fights every struggle to fulfill the wishes of his family. Produced by Arinandam Chaudhari and directed by Habib Faizal, the film stars Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.Gandhi, My Father
Directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, Gandhi, My Father is a biological film which stars Akshaye Khanna, Bhumika
Director Homi Adajania has a very different and unique perspective of life and his surroundings. The film tells a story of 5 different individuals, who set out on a road trip to help find a lost love. The film is shot in Goa. Finding Fanny stars Deepika Paudkone, Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur.