Odishatv Bureau

Bollywood is one of the largest film industries in the world. Not only in India but also in other countries, Bollywood has a huge fan following.  

Besides the contemporary film genres like action, romance, and comedy, it also boasts a rich heritage of some eye-opening movies with a unique perspective on life. 

So, if you are in search of some different tastes, here is a list of must-watch offbeat Bollywood movies to make your day.

Udaan

Starring Ronit Roy, this movie is about a teenager named Rohan, enduring his abusive narcissistic father. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, this poignant movie gives hope in the face of despair. Built to perfection, the movie celebrates the human spirit and conveys that we can achieve all our dreams and can fly high if we gather the courage to fight for our happiness. 

Highway

With casts like Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, this movie offers a strange yet aptly humanistic approach to the story. Just before her marriage, a girl was kidnapped, and opposite to the expectation she develops a unique bond with her kidnappers. The movie, revealing the depressive life of the girl, ends on a sadder note. However, towards the end, she becomes liberated and celebrates life.

Dhobi Ghat

This Aamir Khan-led movie depicts the life of four individuals in Mumbai; a washer man who aspires to become an actor, a painter in search of inspiration, a banker who turned to a photographer, and a newly married immigrant woman who journals her life. The movie describes these four people's lives subtly and leaves us in awe at the end. Dhobi Ghat is an unhurried movie, perfect for introverts or artistic people.

7 Khoon Maaf

In this Vishal Bhardwaj-directed movie, Susanna, played by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, tries to find love and can do anything for it. As the story unfolds, Susanna marries 7 men and all die mysteriously. Based on Ruskin Bond’s story, the movie is quite off the road to contemporary movies.

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi is the story of Kaira, played by Alia Bhatt, who despite having a perfect life as a budding cinematographer, fails to find the true purpose in life. Then Kaira meets an unconventional thinker, who helps her find the path by accepting imperfections. The story depicting life’s complexities is a must-watch.

Aligarh

Based on the life of a professor at Aligarh Muslim University, Ramchandra Siras, this movie challenges societal norms. It showcases the sting operation on the professor to see if he is gay. Eventually, he got suspended on the grounds of morality. However, a journalist helps him win the case against the university and get his job back. 

Kathal

Starring Sanya Malhotra, this movie is light-hearted and quite hilarious. In the story, Sanya as a young policewoman tries to solve an absurd case of finding a stolen Kathal or Jackfruit of a politician. However, while solving the case, Sanya discovers bigger threats secretly happening in the city.

Waiting

In this offbeat movie, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin, we see a friendship between a retired serene professor and a vibrant young woman whose wife and husband both are in a coma. This captivating movie narrates the topics of life and grief, making it a must-watch.

By- Supalee Dalai

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