Indie Hindi Cinema

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1. Piku (2015)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

A quirky comedy about the relationship between a daughter and her aging father, whose eccentricities drive everyone crazy.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 24,758

2. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 42,497 | Gross: $4.23M

3. Turning 30!!! (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Naina grapples with heartbreak and a crisis in her advertising career, while facing her 30th birthday.

Director: Alankrita Shrivastava | Stars: Gul Panag, Purab Kohli, Sid Makkar, Jeneva Talwar

Votes: 350

4. Dor (2006)

147 min | Drama

Two woman --different backgrounds, miles apart, and strangers to each other-- are linked by tragedy. Their new-found friendship is tested as one holds the fate of the other's husband in her hands.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Ayesha Takia, Shreyas Talpade, Gul Panag, Girish Karnad

Votes: 5,060

5. Water (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas, Sarala Kariyawasam

Votes: 13,637 | Gross: $3.22M

6. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)

120 min | Drama

50 Metascore

During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhisham Sahni, Surekha Sikri

Votes: 4,484

7. Land Gold Women (2011)

Unrated | Drama

Set in modern Birmingham, "Land Gold Women" revolves around a small British Asian family caught between their traditional past and the tumultuous, faction-driven present. Nazir Ali Khan, a ... See full summary »

Director: Avantika Hari | Stars: Haqi Ali, Renu Brindle, Caroline Frewin, Sonia Kaur

Votes: 149

8. The Last Lear (2007)

130 min | Drama

An aging Shakespearean actor takes on one of the bard's most challenging roles. Based on Utpal Dutt's play "Aajker Shahjahan".

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Shefali Shah

Votes: 986

9. Heaven on Earth (2008)

106 min | Drama

Chand, a young Punjabi woman, travels to Canada to marry a man she has never met. They live in a crowded suburban house and Chand has to also put up with her husband's abusive behavior.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Preity Zinta, Gick Grewal, Vansh Bhardwaj, Geetika Sharma

Votes: 806

10. The Namesake (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

82 Metascore

American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Jacinda Barrett

Votes: 18,054 | Gross: $8.66M

11. Mod (2011)

100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A woman falls for a male she believes is her class-mate until she finds out that he is an unknown and unstable inmate from a mental institute.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Ayesha Takia, Rannvijay Singh, Raghuvir Yadav, Tanvi Azmi

Votes: 393

12. Religion (2007)

105 min | Drama, History

The movie is about a Hindu priest Pandit Chaturvedi (Pankaj Kapur) who is one of the most highly respected priests in the entire city of Varanasi. A man who lives for his religion, soaked ... See full summary »

Director: Bhavna Talwar | Stars: Pankaj Kapur, Supriya Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi, Daya Shankar Pandey

Votes: 886

13. Jugaad (2009)

Comedy, Drama

A man faces financial losses after authorities decide to demolish his business.

Director: R. Anand Kumar | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Vijay Raaz, Govind Namdeo

Votes: 53

14. Ramchand Pakistani (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

A 7 year old Pakistani boy and his father belonging to the untouchable Hindu caste accidentally cross the border and spend years in an Indian jail while the mother on the other side doesn't know what has happened to them.

Director: Mehreen Jabbar | Stars: Nandita Das, Rashid Farooqi, Syed Fazal Hussain, Hassan Niazi

Votes: 1,163

15. Dus Tola (2010)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

A Village goldsmith gets betrayed by the woman he loves.

Director: Ajoy Varma | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Aarti Chhabria, Pallavi Sharda, Govind Namdeo

Votes: 270

16. Shorts (2013)

95 min | Drama

Shorts is a 2013 Hindi Drama film which is a compilation of five short films.It is directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, Vasan Bala, Anubhuti Kashyap, Shlok Sharma and Gitanjali Rao. The five short ... See full summary »

Directors: Neeraj Ghaywan, Siddharth Gupt, Rohit Pandey, Anirban Roy, Shlok Sharma | Stars: Satyakam Anand, Aparajit Bhattacharjee, Richa Chadha, Aditi Khanna

Votes: 407

17. Te3n (2016)

136 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A grandfather, a priest, and a police officer investigate the case of a kidnapped child.

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan, Mukesh Chhabra

Votes: 9,995 | Gross: $0.26M

18. Waiting (III) (2015)

92 min | Drama

Shiv and Tara support each other while their partners are healing at the hospital.

Director: Anu Menon | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin, Jennifer Antony, Ashish Bhatia

Votes: 1,435

19. Margarita with a Straw (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.

Directors: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal

Votes: 2,919

20. Parched (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

67 Metascore

In the arid landscape of Rajashthan, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural difficulties.

Director: Leena Yadav | Stars: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Lehar Khan, Surveen Chawla

Votes: 4,098

21. Haraamkhor (2015)

90 min | Drama, Romance

An unlikely love triangle unfolds when married professor, Shyam, has an illicit affair with his student, Sandhya, who in turn is trying to be wooed by her classmate Kamal. Haraamkhor is a prohibited love story witnessed by two adolescents.

Director: Shlok Sharma | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi, Trimala Adhikari, Irfan Khan

Votes: 2,967

22. Kahaani 2 (2016)

Not Rated | 127 min | Mystery, Thriller

A woman with a mysterious past is charged with kidnapping and murder.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal, Jugal Hansraj, Kharaj Mukherjee

Votes: 4,300 | Gross: $0.28M

23. Madaari (2016)

Not Rated | 133 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

When Nirmal loses his family in a disaster caused by government corruption, he embarks on a journey seeking accountability and revenge.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishesh Bansal, Tushar Dalvi

Votes: 10,962

24. Udta Punjab (2016)

TV-MA | 148 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A story that revolves around drug abuse in the affluent north Indian State of Punjab and how the youth there have succumbed to it en-masse resulting in a socio-economic decline.

Director: Abhishek Chaubey | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh

Votes: 22,881

25. Queen (2013)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.

Director: Vikas Bahl | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho

Votes: 54,985 | Gross: $1.43M

26. Drishyam (2015)

Not Rated | 163 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

Votes: 54,550 | Gross: $0.74M

27. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Not Rated | 321 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 68,793

28. Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Indraneil Sengupta, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 51,699 | Gross: $1.04M

29. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama

Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Sanjay Gandhi, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh

Votes: 38,738 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Dev.D (2009)

Not Rated | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 26,003 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Hemendra Dandotiya, Navneet Gairola, Mahie Gill

Votes: 29,299 | Gross: $0.04M

32. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra, Art Malik

Votes: 54,590 | Gross: $1.63M

33. Masaan (2015)

109 min | Drama

Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and... See full summary »

Director: Neeraj Ghaywan | Stars: Richa Chadha, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Pankaj Tripathi

Votes: 18,582

34. Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

A photographer invites her closest friends to vacation at her family's home in Goa in celebration of her upcoming marriage.

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Sarah-Jane Dias, Rajshri Deshpande, Sandhya Mridul, Amrit Maghera

Votes: 2,407

35. Gour Hari Dastaan: The Freedom File (2015)

114 min | Biography, Drama

Gour Hari Das, a freedom fighter who works in Khadi Kraft and lives along with his wife & son, lives a content life in his neighborhood. However, one day when his son is unable to secure ... See full summary »

Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ranvir Shorey, Tannishtha Chatterjee

Votes: 417

36. Rainbow (2015)

106 min | Drama

Believing actor and goodwill ambassador Shah Rukh Khan can help her brother get an operation to restore his sight, a 10-year old girl takes her blind 8-year old brother on a trek across Rajasthan in search of the superstar.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Krrish Chhabria, Hetal Gada, Vipin Sharma, Gulfam Khan

Votes: 2,963

37. Sold (2016)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

49 Metascore

A girl risks everything for freedom after being trafficked from her mountain village in Nepal to a brothel in India.

Director: Jeffrey D. Brown | Stars: Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Neerja Naik, Priyanka Bose

Votes: 1,341

38. Amal (2007)

101 min | Drama

When Amal impresses an eccentric millionaire with his humility and humanity, he unknowingly becomes the old man's beneficiary.

Director: Richie Mehta | Stars: Rupinder Nagra, Naseeruddin Shah, Seema Biswas, Koel Purie

Votes: 1,791

39. Siddharth (2013)

G | 96 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed.

Director: Richie Mehta | Stars: Rajesh Tailang, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anurag Arora, Shobha Sharma Jassi

Votes: 566 | Gross: $0.06M

40. Amu (2005)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

54 Metascore

Amu is the story of an Indian American woman who returns to India. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju learns that a horrifying genocide that took place twenty years ago turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins.

Director: Shonali Bose | Stars: Konkona Sen Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, Brinda Karat, Ankur Khanna

Votes: 784 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Provoked: A True Story (2006)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

39 Metascore

It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband.

Director: Jag Mundhra | Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews, Ray Panthaki

Votes: 1,951

42. English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Director: Gauri Shinde | Stars: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand

Votes: 30,217 | Gross: $1.67M

43. Parzania (2005)

116 min | Drama, History

A parsi family struggles to find thier son in a genocide carried out by vested interests outfits during 2002, commonly known as Gujarat riots which broke out after the Godhra Train Burning incident. During riots more than 790 Muslim and 289 Hindus died and around 300 people missing in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Director: Rahul Dholakia | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Corin Nemec, Sarika, Parzaan Dastur

Votes: 1,271

44. Monsoon Wedding (2001)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, Vijay Raaz

Votes: 22,098 | Gross: $13.88M

45. Morning Raga (2004)

110 min | Drama

Morning Raga is about the meeting of worlds. It is a story that brings the modern and traditional together, unites the past with present, Carnatic music with Western music, as never before ... See full summary »

Director: Mahesh Dattani | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Prakash Kovelamudi, Lillete Dubey, Perizaad Zorabian

Votes: 287

46. Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)

117 min | Drama

In order to be independent and break free from the conservative society, four women sets on a journey to discover freedom and happiness.

Director: Alankrita Shrivastava | Stars: Aahana Kumra, Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur

Votes: 5,374

47. Dasvidaniya (2008)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

A man who loves to make "to-do lists" makes one last bucket list when he realizes he is about to die.

Director: Shashant Shah | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Sarita Joshi, Rajat Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 5,414

48. Mom (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Devaki is a biology teacher at the same school attended by her stepdaughter Arya. Although, Devaki is a caring mother, Arya remains distant. One unfortunate night, Arya is brutally attacked... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Udyawar | Stars: Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Sajal Ali, Adnan Siddiqui

Votes: 6,799

49. Newton (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

Director: Amit Masurkar | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 12,616