Are you are one of those, who are tired of watching stereotypical Bollywood masala movies made to mint money? If yes, then here are some brilliant offbeat films that didn’t follow the regressive formula of film-making and created unparalleled magic!
1. Jhankaar Beats
The movie revolves around the two best friends who, in order to escape corporate drudgery, participate in a band competition every year. With the great music, impressive storylines, and power-packed performances, this movie is a breath of fresh air in mediocrity-driven Bollywood.
This little-known crime comedy definitely deserves the label of ‘Hatke’ movie. Starring Kunal Khemu and Cyrus Broacha in the lead roles as a couple of small-time criminals who get caught up in a big-time racket, this movie is a must-watch!
3. Delhi Belly
After 99, another film that earns the label of Hatke is Delhi Belly. No one can deny that the antics of Tashi, Arup, and Nitin are still hilarious to this day. Breaking the mold of Bollywood’s regressive filmmaking, this movie achieved both commercial and critical success.
Unlike the mindless Bollywood movies, this movie challenged conventional film-making at multiple levels. The plot revolves around Saif’s character finding out he’s terminally ill and consequently going on an epic bender that involves drugs, cops, and even a bit of love.
With the lethal combination of Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu, this dark comedy is an unconventional movie! This movie, which achieved commercial and critical success, is full of twists and turns that kept the audience engaged right till the end.
6. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is one of the most novel and unconventional movies that Bollywood has created in recent times. With a charming protagonist, an eccentric villain, and many memorable sidekicks, ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ is a real example of what experimental cinema looks like.
7. Go Goa Gone
Being India’s first zombie movie, Go Goa Gone managed to have its own share of followers. Being unique, engrossing, and a genuine laughter riot, this Saif Ali Khan’s starrer is one of the finest attempts at the genre of zombie comedy.
8. Being Cyrus
One of the most unique movies, this 2005 psychological drama stars Saif Ali Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani, and Simone Singh in lead roles. Cyrus Mistry is coaxed by Katy Dinshaw to murder her father-in-law Fardoonjee, so that she can spend time with her brother-in-law Farrokh. Little does she know that Cyrus has other plans.
With the talents like Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salman, and Mithila Palker, this heartwarming comedy-drama is simple yet moving!
Irrfan has shattered the norms of conventional filmmaking throughout his career. And, 2018 black comedy is not an exception. Irrfan Khan stars as a jilted lover who plans to exact revenge on his wife, after finding out she’s been having an affair. Featuring Kirti Kulhari and Arunoday Singh, this movie is a must-watch!
11. Johnny Gaddaar
An engaging thriller, this movie revolves around a gangster (Neil Nitin Mukesh) who decides to double-cross his entire crew. But, things go terribly wrong as his plans to get away with the money and girl face devastating consequences.
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*All images are either from the respective movie or movie poster!