1. Ahalya, Director:
Ahalya, is a tale of morality, a Bengali feminist short film which is an adaptation of mythical story of Ahalya, the most beautiful creation of Lord Brahma in the Ramayana, and also a wife of a much older sage named Gautama.
2. Encounter, Director:
This action crime thriller starring
Anurag Kashyap and the stunning
Nimrat Kaur, revolves around the question that a hardened Mumbai cop is forced to ask if his life of violence puts in danger the people he wants to protect the most.
3. El’ayichi, Director:
Starring this superhit Jodi of
Divyendu Sharma and Nimrat Kaur, El’ayichi is an exploration of love way past its expiry date. The film has a humorous rapture and an interesting storyline which is quite rare in Indian cinemas.
4. Nayantara’s Necklace, Director:
Nayantara's Necklace is a story of friendship between two entirely different women from different backgrounds of the society. The film looks at the aspirations of a middle-class woman and attempts to take you behind what appears to the eyes. The extraordinary short film casts the gorgeous Konkana Sen Sharma and Tillotma Shome in leading roles.
5. Ludo, Director:
Drawing its parallel from the crux of the game itself, this psychological drama is about two common men (taxi drivers), a very common city life, and an unusual choice. This film is a slap in the face of men who perceive women as sex objects.
6. Dum Dum Diga Diga, Director:
This short film depicts the story of a beggar child living in streets of Mumbai with dreams to fly high. It shows how this small boy challenges his less fortunate fate by being an optimist and working hard to achieve his dreams.
7. Printed Rainbow, Director:
A touching, animated, award-winning story of a lonely, old woman, and her cat, who lives in a dreary city but dreams of an exotic, Indian adventure when tempted by the pictures on matchboxes. The film has an influence on Eastern Philosophy of life and rebirth.
8. That Day After Every Day, Director: Anurag Kashyap
The film deals with a highly relevant and sensitive social issue of eve-teasing that has been disturbing us all this while. It depicts how three helpless women overcome their helplessness in a terrible situation. It’s an emotional film ending with an action filled crescendo.
9. The Wedding Saree, Director:
This is a story of a woman whose dreams turn into a nightmare post marriage as she was constantly ignored by her husband and how she reacts to the situation. This film is shown breaking away the stereotypical image of the Indian woman.
10. Teaspoon, Director:
Aban Bharucha Deohans
This brilliant masterpiece reflects a situation prevalent in many India homes. It shows miseries of a woman who was trapped between her desires and role responsibilities. The movie involves a consolidation of various human emotions and psychological disturbances of human nature.