10 Underrated Bollywood Movies that You Must not Miss


Out of more than 1,000 movies released every year in Bollywood film industry, some films become all time blockbuster while some films are underrated, but we bet the list that we are going to list out in this article have finest scripts that you can ever imagine.

Although these 10 films are underrated in India but are very much appreciated in the West specially some films at the Cannes Film Festival.

This list is all about the top 10 Underrated Bollywood films that you must not miss.


1. Citylights

CityLights is a 2014 Indian drama film directed by Hansal Mehta starring Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha in the lead roles. It is a remake of the BAFTA nominated British film Metro Manila. The film was presented by Fox Star Studios in association with Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. The story is about a poor farmer from Rajasthan coming to Mumbai in search of livelihood. The film released on 30 May 2014, and won rave reviews from most critics. In spite of releasing in just 350 screens, CityLights became a success due to its low cost of production and consistent collections at the box office.


2. Black Friday(2007)

Black Friday is a 2007 Indian crime film written and directed by Anurag Kashyap based on Black Friday – The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts, a book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings.[1][2] The film's creative consultant, Chandramohan Puppala, attempted to recreate those events and the intense feelings that followed them. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was a nominee for the Best Film (Golden Leopard) award at the Locarno International Film Festival. The film was so controversial that the Indian Censor Board did not allow it to be released in India for three years and was finally released on 9 February 2007 after Supreme Court of India allowed it following the verdict in the '93 Bombay blast case was delivered by TADA court.


3. Tamasha(2015)

Tamasha is a 2015 Indian romantic drama film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. It features Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film score and soundtrack album were composed by A. R. Rahman, while lyrics for the songs were written by Irshad Kamil. Filmed briefly in Corsica, Indian cities–Shimla, Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata; followed by two-day schedule in Tokyo, the film tells the story of character Ved Vardhan Sahni in three stages–as a nine-year-old child, a 19-year-old adolescent and a 30-year-old adult in a drama-based non-linear screenplay.


4. Aligarh(2016)

Set in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, it is the true story of Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras (Manoj Bajpai), a professor of Marathi and the head of the Classical Modern Indian Languages Faculty at the famed Aligarh Muslim University, who was suspended on grounds of morality. He was also sacked from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages The film starts with the inciting moment when the professor’s privacy is invaded by some miscreants who forcibly enter his house and film him sharing intimate moments with a rickshaw-puller.


5. Masaan(2015)

Masaan is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. The directorial debut film is an Indo-French co-production produced by Drishyam Films, Macassar Productions, Phantom Films, Sikhya Entertainment, Arte France Cinema and Pathé Productions. It was screened in the Uncertain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival winning two awards. Ghaywan previously assisted Anurag Kashyap on Gangs Of Wasseypur.


6. Dor(2006)

The story is about two women who come from different backgrounds and how fate brings them together. Meera (Ayesha Takia), a young woman who becomes a widow shortly after marriage, is trapped by tradition. Zeenat (Gul Panag), on the other hand, faces the daunting task of saving the life of her husband, who is on trial for murder. A bahuroopiya (Shreyas Talpade) helps her reach Meera, who holds the "string" to Zeenat's hope. The companionship that develops between Meera and Zeenat results in redemption for both.


7. Shahid(2013)

The film had its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival's 'City to City' programme in September 2012. Shahid film was selected for distribution by UTV Motion Pictures and released on 18 October 2013. It received positive reviews from critics, and considering its budget the film had commercial success at the box office. It won the National Film Award for Best Actor and Best Director at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony.


8. Ugly(2013)

Ugly is a 2014 Indian neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It also opened in the 2014 New York Indian Film Festival. The film stars Girish Kulkarni, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Vineet Kumar Singh and Surveen Chawla in pivotal roles. It also features model turned TV actor Rahul Bhat in an important role and TV actor Abir Goswami in his last film appearance before his death in 2013. The circumstances that led to the birth of Kali, the little girl, was separately made as 'Kali Katha': the prologue, and was released on YouTube. The digital poster of the film was released on 8 May 2013.


9. Udaan(2010)

Udaan is a 2010 Hindi language Indian coming of age-drama film produced by Sanjay Singh, Anurag Kashyap and Ronnie Screwvala; and directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. It is roughly based on the real life of Anurag Kashyap. The film was officially selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The film was not immediately successful at the box office when released, but is regarded as a cult classic in Indian cinema.


10. Lootera(2013)

Lootera is a 2013 Indian period romance film directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and partly based on author O. Henry's 1907 short story The Last Leaf. It is the second film directed by Motwane after his critically acclaimed film Udaan. Set in the era of the 1950s, the film stars Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles. The film's producers are Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl, the film features music and background score by Amit Trivedi with all song lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and cinematography by Mahendra J. Shetty. Lootera film was released to worldwide critical acclaim on 5 July 2013 and was counted as one of the best movies of the year 2013.
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