Film And Entertainment
You Cant Miss These Indian Films on Netflix
For the last couple of years most Hollywood movies and TV series buffs have been hooked onto Netflix. Although founded in 1997, Netflix went international in the year 2007 and from there on expanded globally at an exponential rate. Netflx India offers top Indian movies along with some great TV series for the Indian appetite. So I made an effort and came up with the top Indian films on Netflix.
Here goes, the first on my list is the Rani Mukherjee and Amitabbh Bachchan starrer Black. Black, which was released in 2005, a time when such non-commercial films never captured the larger imagination. However, Black the movie, just like the color was beautiful and enduring.
A beautiful story about a the beautiful relationship between a blind, deaf and mute girl and her teacher, but its not just the relationship, its so much more than that.
The movie is based on real life struggles of Helen Keller, showcases the struggle that Rani’s character goes through in order to achieve simple things in life that we take for granted. The movie was beautifully shot and not to mention beautifully directed.
From the struggle of a physicually impaired girl move to tail of betrayal with gang politics thrown in with an amazing story line and some noteworthy acting and you get Manorma Six Feet Under
Without a doubt, Abhay Deol starrer movies are often worth a shot and so is this gem. Released in 2007, critically acclaimed ‘Manorma Six Feet under’ is a piece of art and a well-executed suspense thriller.
The movie has a dark, simmering quality about it. Abhay Deol plays the role of a struggling crime novelist who is hired by wife of a local politician to spy on her cheating husband. He soon finds himself caught in a web of lies, deceit and murder.
The movie’s genre is somewhat new to Indian audience. The film never really loses its grip and it leaves you astounding.
Mumbai gangster movies have always been popular for cinemagoers. And Sarkar was no exception. Described by many as the Indian version of Godfather this Bollywood political crime thriller was released in 2005. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Sarkar who is a Mafiosi leader with a strong NGO streak in him.
Constructed with flair and crackling with intelligence, this is one of the most edgiest and grittiest releases of Bollywood. There are various impressive gripping and immensely violent action sequences, which are not shown in any of the other Bollywood movies.
The director, Ram Gopal Varma, clearly demonstrates the harsh realities of Mumbai’s criminal world.
Indian police are more often than not associated not with protecting the public but with their blatant abuse of power. And the next movie on our list, Anurag Kashyap directed Ugly is just that.
Released in in 2014, the movie is simple yet dark and hard hitting. The film shows how the police use their authority and brutality to serve their personal ends. The movie traces a week into the lives of the people around a 10-year-old girl who is kidnapped.
The movie does not have over loaded music or any of the Bollywood clichés. It is a brutally honest movie, which shows human follies and emotions.
While we Indians love our action films, we like simple honest to goodness comedy dramas even more. And that is exactly what the movie Queen delivered. Kangana Ranaut starrer comedy-drama movie ‘Queen’ released in 2014 is a honest-to-goodness, full-fledged, full-bodied film.
The film tells a story of a girl named Rani who is dumped just a day before her wedding, but instead of grieving she decides to go on a trip to Paris, all alone. She faces various troubles but does not let any of it get to her. It is an amazing woman-centric movie with brilliant performances.
Talking about women centric films, we have to talk about the recently released Pink. Rape is perhaps the ugliest of crimes, which leaves its victim not just physically but emotionally scarred for a lifetime. This courtroom social drama movie starring Amitabh Bachchan and Tapasee Punnu gives a strong message about consensual sex. The movie addresses the issue of patriarchal, condescending attitude towards independent women and stigmatizing them in 21st century India.
There so many other noteworthy and yes binge worthy movies that you can catch on Netflix, these movies are a definite companion for those days when you feeling lonely or if you just want to hangout with your friends in front of the screen. Netflix has a collection of all kinds on genres and as usual Bollywood doesn’t disappoint.