The burgeoning Indian film industry produces more films than even Hollywood. However, to separate the wheat from the chaff, as they say, takes an eyes for detail and creative sensibilities not found commonly. We break it down for you by listing 5 of the best off-beat movies that are a classic in their own right.

Black Friday

 

Director Anurag Kashyap’s repertoire involves many cinematically brilliant works. The masterpiece Black Friday is on another level though. The plot revolves around the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai that rocked the nation. Rather than taking monotonous route to storytelling, the film delves deeper and exhibits conflicting perspectives of the people involved – the culprits, the victims and the law enforcement officials.

Queen 

The whimsical story of Rani a.k.a Queen begins when her wedding is called off. With wedding preparations in full swing and the non-refundable honeymoon package, Rani takes a solo journey across Europe. Standing on shaky ground, she is constantly confronted for her prudish upbringing and conventional mindsets. Ultimately it is a story of human emancipation and finding yourself albeit life’s setbacks.

Special 26

With a star cast led by Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher, the film is packed with entertainment and thrilling moments. Based on the real events of 1987 Opera House heist, Special 26 leaves no stone unturned to take you on a cinematic journey.

Masaan

An unexpected film to tug at your heartstrings, Masaan delivers at every level of artistic finesse. The film, through interwoven plots, depicts the puritanical state of the Indian suburbs. The repercussions of defying these social norms and the complexity of Indian orthodoxy is the main plot of the movie.

Ugly

The abduction of a young girl starts a chain of events that cause utter mayhem in everyone’s life. This psychological thriller takes you through different people and their constantly changing equations. A masterpiece, if you ask me.

You can catch these movies on Netflix over the weekend and wait to be blown away with magnificence.

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