10 Best Off-Beat Bollywood Movies Worth Watching: The majority of the Bollywood movies are commercial movies. There are a lot of great dramatic and colorful films. But there are some movies which exactly show the reality of life, and they go unnoticed for all the wrong reasons. They didn’t do well at the box office or make crores of rupees. Those off-beat movies are worth watching as they can entertain and inspire you at the same time. So here is the collection of 10 Best Off-Beat Bollywood Movies Worth Watching.
10. Queen (2014)
Queen is considered as one of the best films of 2014. It is a worth watching film, which shows a Punjabi woman who embarks on her honeymoon to Paris and Amsterdam by herself after her fiance calls off their marriage. It is directed by Vikas Bahl and the film stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead role. This movie has won a lot of awards. At the 60th Filmfare Awards, the movie earned a leading six awards, including the Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress award for Ranaut. It realistically portrays the life of Rani, who was a silly girl and later understands her true power in the patriarchal society. And she becomes independent in her thoughts at the end of the movie, and that is the reason why this film had become an inspirational movie for a lot of women.
9. Aamir (2008)
The movie Aamir is directed by the famous director Raj Kumar Gupta. It stars Rajeev Khandelwal in the leading role. It has received many positive responses from the audience as well as critics. Even though it was not a box office hit, it has got a position of its own in the Bollywood. This psychological crime thriller film reveals the life of Dr. Aamir Ali, who has returned to Mumbai from the United Kingdom and discovers himself at the mercy of Islamic extremists who want to carry out a bombing in the city. The movie was a commercial success and many thinks that its plot is similar to a Filipino film Cavite of 2005.
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8. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
It is a wonderful movie directed by Zoya Akhtar and was released in the year 2011. This comedy drama movie shows the life of Arjun, Kabir, Imraan, Laila, Natasha, and Nuria. And Naseeruddin Shah makes a special appearance in it. The movie unfolds the story of Arjun, Kabir, and Imraan, who have been inseparable since childhood who set off to Spain on a bachelor trip. And later Arjun falls in love with Laila and helps him succeed his problem of workaholism. This movie surely will inspire the youth and can learn some lessons that may be useful for your life.it has received good responses from all over India. The film was shot in Spain, India, Egypt and the United Kingdom and was made on a budget of ₹550 million. It is one of the amazing movies that you should not miss.
7. English Vinglish (2012)
This comedy-drama presents a highly touching story of an ordinary housewife who takes an English-speaking course in order to prevent her husband and daughter mocking her lack of English skills. And later she emerges as a woman with great self-respect. Gauri Shinde directed it, and Sridevi plays the leading role of Shashi and English Vinglish made her return to the acting after 15 years. It has received positive responses when it was firstly premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival before its theatrical release. The movie also gained global acclaim at several international film festivals across the world.
6. Lunchbox (2013)
The film Lunchbox stars Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. Directed by Ritesh Batra, it grossed ₹71 million in its first weekend of release in India. A young wife Ila for seeking her husband’s attention started cooking delicious food for him to bring romance back into her marriage life. But the lunchbox she had prepared goes to a widower Saajan Fernandes. It is an excellent movie which shows the actual nature of humans. This movie was nominated even nominated for Oscar.
5. 3 idiots (2009)
This movie is an adaptation of the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. It was directed by the Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. This coming of age comedy drama has received a huge welcome and held the record for the highest collections in the first week for a Bollywood movie. This movie inspired a lot of engineering students, and it also featured the real inventions by little-known people in India’s backyards. It was remade in Tamil as Nanban (2012) which also received critical praise and commercial success. The film focuses on the life three friends, and the roles are played by the famous actors Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi.
4. Matrubhoomi (2003)
It shows the real terrific situation of many villages of India where female infanticide and female foeticide happens at an enormous rate. It is Bollywood movie written and directed by Manish Jha. The movie portrays the future dystopia going to occur in some of the Indian villages populated exclusively by males due to female infanticide over the years. It was presented in 2003 Venice Film Festival, and also got the FIPRESCI Award as it shows the important theme of women’s issues, and female infanticide. It is one of the must watch movies.
3. Udaan (2010)
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane is a coming of age drama film that portrays the life of Rohan, who is 17-year-old, after being expelled from his school come back to home and faces an unloving father whom he had not met for eight years. This great movie was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The film offers a moody and introspective and different look at the adolescence. It is one of the top best off-beat movies that you should not miss.
2. PK (2014)
This movie is one of the most controversial movies of the Bollywood. It was released in 2014 and was written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. Rajkumar Hirani is the director of this film. It has become one of the highest-grossing Indian cinemas of all time and was listed as the 70th highest-grossing film of 2014 worldwide. This satirical science fiction comedy stars Aamir Khan in the title role with Anushka Sharma. It is an interesting story of an alien who lands on earth on a research mission and questions all the superstitions and religious convictions that are prevalent in India. And this made this movie to face many criticisms.
1. Piku (2015)
Piku is an outstanding movie and has all the reasons to be in the top position on this list. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, it stars Deepika Padukone in the titular role. Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan have significant roles in this movie and without their outstanding acting skills, this film will not be a huge success. The story is about the short tempered and independent Piku and her old father Bhashkor, and Rana Chaudhary is a cab driver who gets stuck in between them. Deepika Padukone won her Second Filmfare Award for Best Actress for acting in this movie.