We are adding those movies released in the past two decades that are different from the cliche Bollywood movies. Irrespective of genres these movies are intriguing, comical, fascinating, thought-provoking with powerful stories and screenplay.
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Haider is on the Kashmir conflicts in 1995, where shahid a young student from Aligarh Muslim University returns to find his father who got disappeared during the conflict. Shahid’s nerve-wracking powerful performance makes it a must-watch movie, which he himself confessed during an interview in 2014 that is his toughest and best performance. Films’ writing, direction, and dialogues are top-notch in which the movie won 4 national awards.
It is psychological crime thriller released on 30 Nov. 2012. It was the highest-grossing thriller of 2012. Aamir Khan is playing the role of cop Inspector Surjan Singh aka Suri. Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji as Rosie and Roshni Shekhawat respectively. The IMDb rating of the film is 7.2 out of 10. The film is produced under Aamir khan’s own banner Aamir Khan Productions.
The film had won three National Awards in the category of the Best Feature film, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay awards. The budget for the film was 32cr. And it made a business of 456cr. At box-office. Ayushmann Khurrana is playing Akash Sarraf a blind man, Radhika Apte is Akash’s (Ayushmann Khurrana) girlfriend. It was written by Sriram Raghavan, Hemanth M Rao, Arjit Biswas. The IMDb rating of the film was 8.2/10.
Vidya Balan is playing Vidya Bagchi a pregnant housewife, who is searching for her husband during the Durga festival in Kolkata. Critics have praised the performance of Vidya Balan along with the direction and screenplay of the film. Taran Adarsh gave it ⅘ stars. The budget of the film was only 8 crores and it earned 100 crores at the box office. The film won 3 National Awards.
5- Rocky Handsome
The film is based on a Korean film starring Won Bin. John Abraham a former Raw agent who is again on a mission to rescue a girl child from the drug lords and human traffickers. Director Nishant Kamat is playing the role of antagonist in the film. This movie is particularly famous for its fighting scenes, foreigners who have reviewed its fighting scenes have earned millions of views on YouTube. Along with John Abraham, the film also features Shruti Haasan, Diya Chalwad (little daughter’s role), Sharad Kelkar.
Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan) a former wrestler who couldn’t achieve his dream, prepare his daughters to win the medal for the country. This is the story of the Phogat Family, which Aamir has displayed in the Cinema. The budget was a mere 70 crores for the film and it did a business of 2000 crore at the box-office, became the country’s top 20 highest grosser. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari. Fatima Sana Sheikh is playing the role of Geeta Phogat and Sanya Malhotra is in the character of Babita Kumari. Sakshi Tanwar is Aamir’s wife.
7- Taare Zameen Par
The Story of the film explores a life of a child who has dyslexia, Aamir Khan is playing an art teacher of the dyslexic child Ishaan. The film was released on 21 Dec. 2007. It was the first Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Awards in 2009. It was produced by Aamir Khan himself. The music of Shakar-Ehsaan-Loy is the soul of the film. The film features Tisca Chopra, Sachet Engineer, Girija Oak. IMDb Rating 8.4/10.
Queen Rani Mehra (Kangana Ranaut) is set to go on a honeymoon without her husband. This comedy-drama received the two National Awards in the category of Best Actress and Best Hindi Film at the 62nd National Film Awards. The film is based on Feminism, Written by Anvita Dutt Guptan and produced by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. The budget was 12 crores and It grossed 222 crores at the box office. Rajkumar Rao is playing Kangana’s Fiance.
9- 3 Idiots
The film depicts the story of 3 friends Rancho, Farhan, and Raju, how they overcome their vulnerabilities in life to become successful, the film also shows our education system’s drawbacks in a sarcastic way. IMDb rating of the film is 8.4/10. The budget was 55 crores and it earned 455 crores at the box office. It won 3 National Awards. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi are playing Rancho, Farhan Qureshi, and Raju Rastogi respectively. The film also features Kareena Kapoor Khan and Boman Irani.
Shah Rukh Khan is playing Mohan Bhargava who works at NASA as a project manager, he comes to India to take his nanny to the U.S to which she refused to go, later in the movie Mohan decides to leave his job and return to India. This cult classic movie of the Bollywood cinema was released in 2004, and many considered it then the movie is ahead of its time. Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar and Music is composed by Grammy award winner A.R. Rehman.
11- special 26
The film feature Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Divya Dutta. The film is based on a jewelry store robbery case in 1987, where 26 groups of people masquerading as CBI officers raided the store. Amazing Music in the film is given by M.M. Kreen and a beautifully narrated story written by Neeraj Pandey who also directed the movie. The film was released on 8 Feb. 2013. The film made 120 crores at the box office.
The film explores the life of a gangster Raees Alam turned politician. The film was produced under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment, and Excel Entertainment. The budget of the film was 90 crore and it grossed around 300 crores at the box office. Shah Rukh Khan is playing the role of the main character Raees Alam, Nawazuddin Siddiqui as cop’s role Jaideep Ambalal Majumdar. Pakistani actress Mahira Khan as Shah Rukh Khan’s wife’s role. It was directed by Rahul Dholakia. Released on 25 Jan. 2017.
13-Tanu Weds Manu
It is a comedy-drama released on 25 Feb. 2011. Budget 17 crores and grossed 88 crores, it was the commercial hit at the box office. Story and screenplay written by Himanshu Sharma and produced by Vindo Bachan and Shailesh R Singh. Its sequel Tanu Weds Manu: Returns was released on 22 May 2015 which was also a hit. The music of the film given by Krsna Solo and Kuly RDB went viral at that time. Cinematography is done by Chirantan Das. Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan are playing Tanu and Manu respectively in the film.
14- Don 2
The IMDb rating of the film is 7.2/10, it is a sequel to 2006 released Don. the film was released on 23 Dec. 2011, made of a budget of 85 crores, and received 280 crores at the box office. It was the highest grosser of 2011. Farhan Akhtar and Shah Rukh Khan won the Best Director and Actor award respectively at the 57th Filmfare Awards. Shah Rukh Khan is the main lead in the film and Priyanka Chopra is playing Interpol officer Roma Bhagat, it also features Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Om Puri.
Kaminey tells the rivalry of two brothers. Shahid Kapoor is playing the twins role in the movie. It won 2 National Awards for Best Audiography and Special Jury Award. Priyanka Chopra is playing Sweety Shekhar Bhope and Amol Gupte is playing Priyanka’s brother in the film. The film is directed and co-written by Vishal Bhardwaj. Ronnie Screwvala produced this film under the banner of UTV Motion pictures. It was released on 14 Aug. 2009. IMDb rating 7.4/10.