Now, we all have a preconceived notion of Bollywood being full of trash movies with trashier scripts! (Songs acche hai bas)
However, there do exist a few Kohinoors that went undetected in front of Housefulls and ABCDs, but are absolute visual treats to behold!
So grab your popcorn and dive in with me!
- Being Cyrus (2006)-
You immediately know when Saif Ali Khan’s acting, the movie HAS to be good.
This criminally underrated movie revolves around a dysfunctional Parsi family and their daily chores.
Only their daily chores are more rounder than jalebis!
The end of this AMMMMAZINGGGG movie is as baffling as is the fact that after the announcement of Virushka’s baby, Taimur no longer enjoys the status of Media ka ladla! (Ouch)
- No Smoking (2007)-
This gem of a film, which will twist your gut into pata nahi kitne knots is the first Hindi language film to be adapted from Stephen King’s work.
It follows the story of an arrogant and self-obsessed chain smoker who smokes all damn time (Just like my mother scolds me all the damn time!)
His friends book an appointment at a rehabilitation centre for him, where he reluctantly agrees to go, in order to save his failing marriage.
That’s when he is forced into the situation of ek taraf kua ek taraf khai, beech mein phas gaya mai bechara nankhatai! (For rhyme enquiries, contact me now!)
Watch it for Anurag Kashyap’s Dhuandhar direction and John Abraham’s Jai mata di let’s rock performance.
“Ma’am pakka Ugly ki tickets deni hai, PK ki nahi?” The person at the ticket-counter questioned me TWICE, as I asked him to book a show for UGLY and not the ongoing blockbuster PK!
When me and my friend entered the hall, it was empty.
“Bola tha maine”, she snapped, referring to the fact that I had forced her into this film, after viewing the awe-mazingggg trailer.
The plot majorly revolves around a young girl, Kali, who gets kidnapped.
Kali’s biological mother, her biological father, her step-dad, her father’s friend, the cops, all are in severe debt and hence when they hear about her kidnapping, they think of it as Bhagwan ka Vardaan to clean their indebted hands off and as such begin calling each other with nakli recorded voices to demand ransome!
If this is not ugly, I don’t know what else is?
(My office demolition~ Kangana 2020)
Needless to say, when we were coming out from the theatre, I donned that “Bola tha maine” face, and my friend was like “Yeh wrong number, right number kaise ho gaya??”
- Table No. 21 (2013)-
Yes, yes, we all know this film as “Mann mera song wali film” but if I tell you it's much muchhhhh more than that?
Vivaan and Siya are your normal couples, who win a lucky draw type something for an all costs paid trip to Fiji.
I mean what more can an Indian even ask for?
Par nahi, inka man nahi bharta, and that’s exactly what makes their lives baingan ka bharta! (Ab mera sense of humour itna bhi kuch khas nahi, *blushes*)
So they fall for a Kaun Banega Crorepati type trap for winning quick bucks, where they ought to answer a few questions for becoming crorepatis.
Easy Peesy, they think and hop right in, only to later realize that they’ve been caught in a web of life and death!
For baaki premise, plug into the Leaf Wireless headphones and watch the movie, it is worth it guysss!
- Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)- How do I miss this gem?
This movie is loosely based on the life of Raman Raghav, an infamous serial killer who cast a spell of fear over the entire Mumbai city during the 1960s. This guy did what no-one, not even God has been able to do till date; ravaged Mumbai of its night-life!
(1960s ki Mumbai be like: Ekdam se Zindagi badal di, Jazbaat badal diye…)
With Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal in the lead, this jaw dropping thriller grips you till the end, or, until you see a shadow beside you.
Shit, is this the re-birth of Raman?
Is he here to….???
Alexaaaaaa, where are you!
Alexa- Playing Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Sagar