Bollywood movies are a mixture of songs, dance, drama and action. But few directors likes to make films to which a common men can relate. Such movies might not make much at the box-office but make India proud when they get screened at the International Film Festivals. Such movies are very simple and do not have big Bollywood stars, but the impact they leave on the life of audience is commendable.
Some of such movies that made India proud are:
Margarita With A Straw
The movie is screened at International Film Festivals like Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Toronto Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), and the BFI London Film Festival. The movie had a very different subject about the confused sexuality of a girl disabled with Cerebral Palsy played by
. The movie was applauded in every film festival but had the same fate in India.
The movie featured in 2013 Cannes Film Festival during International Critic’s Week. The movie won the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award and also featured at Toronto Film Festival. Though the movie could not do well in India but made Bollywood really proud during the International Film Festivals.
The movie won awards at International Film Festival like Seattle South Asian Film Festival and Spain Gijón International Film Festival. The movie also screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival under Un Certain Regard section and is applauded. The movie was co-produced by
Indian Bengali Film which has many high voltage sexual scenes which got rave reviews in India but featured in many film festivals like Cannes, Toronto and Pacific Meridian.
5. Liar’s Dice
The movie is about the exploitation of a migrant labourer. The film was India’s entry to Academy Awards under Best Foreign Language Film, but is dropped at the last stage. The film featured in many film festivals and has many awards in his kitty.
The movie is selected for the Best Picture category at the 2014 Oscars, and also featured in Busan International Film Festival 2013. The film was about water diviner and his life at the Rann of Katch. The movies starred
, but not many of us haven’t heard about the film. But this movie is a must watch for cinema lovers.
Movie is based on Porn industry in Mumbai, and got recognition in India as well as the International Film Festivals. The movie featured at Cannes Film Festival in 2012 under Un Certain Regard.
The film was featured at Australian Film Festival and Seattle South Asian Film Festival. The movie revolves around four boys from a middle-class family.
I Am Kalam
The film is about a small, poor boy who wants to make it big, but is constantly discouraged by his mother. The movie depicts the struggles faced by low-class people regarding a better life. The film was featured at Transylvania Film Festival and won a bunch of awards.
The film featured at the Berlin International Film Festival and Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International. The movie is about a girl who travels across Rajasthan to fulfil a promise given by the girl to her blind brother.