When we were kids, we missed out a lot of great films just because they were A-rated. As kids, we were neither allowed to watch these movies at home, nor at theatres. And, as we are grown-up now, it’s time to catch up as these Bollywood movies are definitely worth a watch.
1. Chandni Bar
Being one of Tabu’s finest performances, this 2001 movie is the story of a young woman who is forced to dance in a bar due to circumstances. This beautiful movie captures her journey and how she manages to raise her children. You can watch it on Prime.
Based on the 1993 Bombay bombings, this 2004 movie is a powerhouse of great performances. Written and directed by Anurag Kashyap, this must-watch movie stars Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Pavan Malhotra, Kishor Kadam and Zakir Hussain! You can stream it on Netflix.
This 2001 movie by Mira Nair has an impressive star cast that includes Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah and Vasundhara Das. If you haven’t watched it, you can stream this must-watch on Prime.
This 2003 tragic movie is not for the faint-hearted. This A-rated movie addresses the issue of gender imbalance in a fictional future. The movie captures the story of a woman, who is forced to marry 5 brothers due to the lack of women in the village. You can watch it on Zee5.
5. Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.
This 2007-movie captures the stories of six very different couples on their honeymoon. If you haven’t watched it yet, this one should definitely be on your must-watch movie list.
Hey Ram is a 2000 Indian historical crime drama film written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan, who also acted as the protagonist. It is an alternate history film that depicts India’s Partition and the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi by Nathuram Godse. This film stars Kamal Haasan, Vasundhara Das, Rani Mukerji and Shah Rukh Khan in lead roles.
Shedding light on taboo topics like male chauvinism, extramarital affairs, and spousal abuse, this 2000-movie is a must-watch. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, this movie stars Tabu, Sachin Khedekar and Mohnish Bahl in lead roles. You can watch it on JioCinema.
Starring Chandrachur Singh, Om Puri, Tabu, and Jimmy Sheirgill in the lead roles, this 1996 period political thriller is based on the rise of the Sikh insurgency in Punjab in the 1980s.
11. 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.
Starring Kunal Khemu, Emraan Hashmi, Smilie Suri, Deepal Shaw, Amrita Singh and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles, this 2005 action thriller follows a young man on his journey to avenge the death of his wife due to leaked footage of intimate moments.