Blogadda is back, yet again with an interesting activity. And this time it sounds much more gripping to me, to a great movie freak! All thanks to my dad who suggested me the idea of watching movies and then self scrutinizing it rather to prefer watching movies after audience's assay or box office's hit because behind every film there is a story and has a message to be conveyed through it. There are subjects and issues in society that are important to think over and have nothing to do with the comedy and fancy but the sole reason of showcasing the reality. Such movies are made to reach to the audiences and to conjure their approach towards the ''can of worms'' but we turn thumbs down!
So, am going to list 5 Off- Beat Bollywood movies from those off- beats I've watched so far and recognize them to be a must watch and a worth watch.
Madras Cafe (2013) is about an Indian Intelligence agent( John Abraham) who get involved in a war in coastal island to break the group of obstinate rivals. He consciously makes tactics to make significant progress against them in midst 'don’t get caught’. There is a passionate journalist (Nargis Fakri) who aspires to convey the truth behind the civil war.
The story unfolds the truth hidden under the gloom of conspiracy united to seize a common nemesis- India.
The film was made under the direction of a great talent Shoojit Sircar , the director of box office's hit Vickey Donor released in 2012. I liked it because of the excellent direction and the sensitivity with which it deals with delicate issues. This is something worth watching.
Jalpari- After coming up with a gem of film I am Kalam, Nila Madhab Panda, came up with Jalpari- ''The Deserted Mermaid '' based on the burning issue of female infanticide. The story happens to take place in Madhogarh village, Mahendragarh in Haryana. One night Shreya discovers a couple who slink away. She sense something concealing and follow the couple secretly. She find something shocking in the end. They all kill the girl child before they are born and were scaring all the villagers at the name of a witch.
I liked the mature acting of child artists Lehar Khan, Krishang Trivedi and Hrash Mayar who brought up this bitter reality with innocence that touches heart.
Dekh Indian Circus- The film provides an entertaining metaphor for rural India's struggle. Kajro (Tannishtha Chatterjee) and Jethu (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) put their best efforts to accomplish the dream of getting their children educated. Kajro being a strong mother inculcates great values in her children while Jethu is a mute patriarch who suffers alone silently.Set on barren lands of Rajasthan. the storyline progresses about the daily trials and tribulations of this family and at a larger level depicts the aspirations of rural India.Be a part of this cinematic journey which shows a circus at every nook and corner of living and existence. I liked this movie because of the naturalism of the characters, assent, and living. Also it has powerful dialogues that will surly make you think over.
Chittagong- It's an Indian historical war drama film. Chittagong is the story of a diffident 14 year old boy, Jhunku (Delzad Hiwale). Swept up into this seemingly impossible mission, the reluctant teenager battles with his own self-doubts to achieve an improbable triumph.Set against the backdrop of a little known saga in 1930s British Colonial India (now Bangladesh) - where a group of schoolboys and young women, led by a schoolteacher, Masterda Surya Sen (Manoj Bajpai) dared to take on the Empire.
The music of the film composed by Shankar Ehsan Loy is superb! The film is excellently directed, produced and written by Bedabrata Pain. Manoj's excellent performance won my heart. It would be an interesting watch for you as well :-)
Do Dooni Chaar- Produced by Habib Faisal and produced by Arindum Chaudhuri. The film deals with the issue of underpaid teachers, and their issue with their self-worth in the face of growing inflation and demands of their family. The middle-class school teacher, who works overtime to support his income and to send his children to good schools, ends up in a moral dilemma, when it comes to fulfilling the needs of his ever unsatisfied teenage children. "The common question the teacher asks when he looks at his student, who is just 25 and owns a car, is why at 55 he is still riding a scooter In the end, it is not just the teacher who redeems himself by not succumbing to taking bribes, but also his children who begin to see him in the true light and importance of being a teacher and an honest citizen.
It's one of the best movies I've watched so far. It speaks about the middle class families, their dreams and their helpless approach to make them true in our contemporary society.
Where Rishi Kapor and Nitu Singh decorate the screen with their appearance there Archit Krishna and Aditi Vasudev too gave a commendable performance.
Though these movies couldn't hit the Box Office's success and couldn't make any better acclaim for themselves yet they have a lot to attach us with.
I also wish you to watch this lovely trailer. Miss Lovely, an off-beat film directed by Ashim Ahluwalia is set in the lower depths of Bombay’s “C” grade film industry. It follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sex horror films in the mid – 1980s. A sordid tale of betrayal and doomed love, the film dives into the lower depths of the Bollywood underground, an audacious cinema with baroque cinemascope compositions, lurid art direction, wild background soundtracks, and gut-wrenching melodrama. Miss Lovely is scheduled for commercial release on 17 January 2014.