Bollywood is developing with each passing year. Despite seeing the release of usual dancing and singing sequences, there is off-beat cinema which is emerging as a powerful medium to tell the stories which need to be told. People are becoming more and more receptive of this cinema. Even though most of these movies are produced in Bollywood, you might feel like you are watching a different kind of cinema which doesn’t even belong to our society but knows all our idiosyncrasies. Even though some of the top-most directors and actors are only willing to stay in their comfort zones, other actors are breaking free. Here is a list of the most underrated movies of the year 2016.
Manoj Bajpayee’s Aligarh deals with the sensitive topic of homosexuality. He is playing the role of a homosexual professor who has to face the atrocities of the society. It’s great that Bollywood directors are not shying away from creating the kind of movies which can possibly ruffle a few feathers. The movie could not perform well on the box office because of lack of audience and promotion. But whosoever watched the movie, praised it for its extreme honesty, subtle emotions and mind-blowing storyline. In fact, Manoj Bajpayee was praised for selecting the kind of role which is not only different but considered a bit taboo in our society.
Buddha in a Traffic Jam
Buddha in a traffic jam is quite a complex story, as it deals with socialism and capitalism which are prevalent in India. Moral policing has been a major cause of distress to many young people. Even though we live in a democratic country, there are some areas of our lives in where we are denied the basic freedom to live in whichever way we want. Buddha in a Traffic Jam stars actors like Arunoday Singh and Anupam Kher. Watch the movie to see India in a different light.
Nil Battey Sannata
Nil Battey Sannata is not your usual mother-daughter story. It will certainly remind you of all the sacrifices that your parents make to provide good education to you. There is lots of competitiveness, anger and frustration involved in this mother-daughter duo. Produced by Anand L. Rai, Nil Battey Sannata is the perfect mixture of entertainment, good storyline and terrific acting skills. Watch the movie for detoxifying yourself after watching incessant Bollywood masala movies with no storyline.
Parched is one of the best movies of the year 2016. Dealing with various issues like dowry, abuse and child marriage, the movie highlights the patriarchy that is rooted deep inside our country. The movie is significant in this day and age where women are fighting for equal rights.
Phobia is one of the best psychological thrillers that have been produced in India. Dealing the concept of agoraphobia, Radhika Apte plays the lead role who is seen losing her head due to her phobia. The movie will keep you on the edge of your seats.