Bollywood has been producing big-budget films that don’t live up to their potential. Some of these set the box office alight, mainly due to their star power, and mint crores at ease.
Other underrated Bollywood movies rely on their stories to impress the few and far between who don’t go to theatres because of a favorite star.
With the year coming close to the end, here are 5 underrated Bollywood movies that released this year:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra starrer ‘Photograph’ helmed by Ritesh Batra of ‘The Lunchbox’ fame was dynamic. The movie is based on an unlikely connection between a street photographer and a student hailing from a middle-class family.
- The Sky is Pink
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar give convincing performances but the true highlight of the film is Zaira Wasim’s portrayal in her very last film.
- Gone Kesh
Gone Kesh provided a very true depiction of the life of a teenage girl suffering from baldness. While director Qasim Khallow impresses in his first outing, Shweta Tripathi owns the character of Enakshi and makes this film one.
- Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
The film is touted to be Deadpool, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is about a rare medical condition called Congenital insensitivity to pain and chronicles the lead’s comical struggles with this condition. The critics were impressed by Vasan Bala’s direction and the performances of debutant Abhimanyu Dassani and Radhika Madan.
- Section 375
The courtroom drama starring Richa Chadha and Akshaye Khanna focusses on issue that needs to be discussed. Fierce performances from Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chaddha maintain the tempo with the help of a fluent plotline. Released alongside commercial films like Chhichhore and Dream Girl, Section 375 failed at the box office but impressed the critics.