10 Indian Indie Movies That Are A Must Watch For Every Film Buff

Who doesn’t love watching movies, right? Especially during a time like this where we are all under a lockdown, watching a good movie can always cheer us up. Now we are sure you are used to watching all the mainstream movies but there are some Independent movies that we thought you must check out so here are our recommendations:

A Death In The Gunj

Konkana Sen Sharma’s debutorial direction, A Death In The Gunj is a movie that you can’t skip out on. Based on stories from her father’s journals, ADIG is a movie about a family that gets together after a long time only to explore new and old dynamics until something goes wrong. With a stellar cast including the late Om Puri, Tanuja, Tillotama Shome, Ranveer Shorey, Gulshan Devaiah, Jim Sarbh, Kalki Keochlin and Vikrant Massey - you can catch this drama on Prime Videos.

Once Again

If you are into romantic movies, this one is a must watch. This small budget movie starring Adil Hussain and Shefali Shah is an unusual tale of love that is available on Netflix. We felt like this movie has a lot of heart and put a strong message in front of us: that love has no age. 

Qissa

Gear up for some tear works. Qissa is a Punjabi movie starring Irrfan Khan, Tilotoma Shome, Tisca Chopra and many other brilliant actors that is available on Amazon Prime. The story is about a man and his family set in the time of post-partition. When the man has three daughters and longs for a boy but still gets a girl as his fourth child, he decides to bring her up as a boy. This story will not only touch you but leave you with a lot to think about.

The Last Lear

If you are a true fan of Indie movies then we are sure you have not missed this one. The Last Lear is a gripping tale of an old, talented actor who is persuaded to come back to the movies after a gap but is unable to adjust with the new world of cinema. Directed by the late National award winning director Rituparno Ghosh, The Last Lear stars Amitabh Bacchan, Preity Zinta, Shefali Shah, Arjun Rampal and many other talent actors. You can watch this movie on Youtube.

Dhanak

No, we are not just suggesting heavy movies, here is a light one for you. Dhanak is a pure tale of a brother and a sister. Pari takes her brother who has visual impairment to Shah Rukh Khan's shooting venue in Rajasthan, hoping for a treatment when she sees a poster of Shah Rukh Khan promoting eye donation. You will laugh, cry and feel all the emotions while you watch this movie on Netflix.

Natsamrat

We are sure you have heard of this Marathi movie but if you still haven't watched it - this is the time! Natsamrat starring Nana Patekar is based on a famous play and it tells the story of a theatre actor and how hiss life seems to be falling apart post-retirement. You can watch this movie on Netflix.

Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil

Swathanthryam Ardharathriyi (Freedom At Midnight) is a Malayalam movie that created a lot of buzz as soon as it released on Netflix. It's a story about Jacob who gets imprisoned for the alleged murder of a police officer. After his arrest, he decides to befriend his fellow inmates and makes plans with them to escape.

Chittagong

This National award winning movie will remind you of the British Raj. Telling the partition story of Indian and Bangladesh, this movie is about a teenager in 1930s who embarks on a journey from Bangladesh during the British Raj. This movie is available both on Netflix and Youtube and if you are not convinced by the trailer (when you watch it). Here are a few names from the cast that you won't be able to ignore: Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddique, Barry Jones, Rajkumar Rao - are you convinced or should we go on?

Maroon

Well if you are looking for something dark and thrilling, here it is. This psychological thriller puts you in a dark headspace just like the house it is mostly filmed in.  The story is about a middle age man who is looking for his missing wife. With the brilliant Manav Kaul in the lead role, it gets very hard to put yourself in the shoes of protagonist and instantly start questioning yourself. You can watch this movie on Netflix.

Bucket List

Now this one is anything but dark! Madhuri Dixit made a Marathi movie that stole our hearts and we believe you should watch it too. Bucket List is about a simple housewife and mother who creates a bucket list of things that she wants to do the most. Funny, heart warming and a little emotional, this movie will surely put a smile on your face. You can catch it on Netflix.