Co-written, directed and produced by acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap, this 2012 film along with its sequel is a must-watch. It tells the story of three families engaged in the coal mafia business, and the trajectories of their lives. The cast includes renowned actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chaddha, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Pankaj Tripathi and Huma Qureshi at the fore.
Now a cult classic, this 2005 film starring Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Rimi Sen and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles is one of the most loved films of its genre in popular cinema. The plot revolves around two photographers and their comical efforts to save their careers.
It is a series of films, with the first one being a remake of the Malayalam film Ramji Rao Speaking. Starring stars like Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty, the films are the epitome of slapstick comedy.
Yet another film by Dibakar Banerjee, this 2015 film takes us through the journey of an IAS officer who is tasked with probing the death of an anti-government campaign. It stars Kalki Koechlin, Emraan Hashmi and Abhay Deol in lead roles.
Directed by Govind Nihalani, Tamas is a television drama set against the backdrop of the Partition and the horrors it unleashed on the Sikh and Hindu migrants from the other side of the borders. The 1988 film stars Om Puri, Deepa Sahi, Bhisham Sahni and Surekha Sikri in pivotal roles.
This was the directorial debut of famed filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan, which achieved critical success and recognition. Starring Richa Chaddha, Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi in pivotal roles, the film talks about a lot of issues at the core of our society without being preachy in its portrayal. A must watch.
Based on a Punjabi novel of the same name written by Amrita Pritam, Pinjar stars Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee and Sanjay Suri in the lead roles. The film, set against the backdrop of the Partition, acquired critical acclaim and also won a national award.
Directed by Deepa Mehta as the second film of her trilogy, Earth is yet another film set amidst the Partition, talking about how the event eroded human values and relationships to reveal the demons lurking inside us all. It stars Nandita Das, Aamir Khan and Rahul Khanna as the main characters. 2b1af7f3a8