We often miss some milestone films in the rush. In this lockdown, let’s get back to those forgotten gems and revisit cinematic masterpieces. We tried to list down “TOP 20 BEST UNDERRATED INDIAN FILMS OF DECADE“. Enjoy!!
20 Most Underrated Films Of All Time
20) A death in the gunj
|Konkona sen sharma||2016||7.5/10||Hindi ( Bollywood )|
Plot: It is an Indian drama, a part of life, an artistic film, yes. But an entertaining and engaging story set in 1979 about one family, from Jharkhand. The title sounds like a murder mystery, however, it’s more of an ‘art film’ (as was the previous terminology). It’s gripping for the viewer who listens but will seem boring for most contemporary viewers. This movie is all about the expressions and body language of the characters which have been perfectly portrayed by the ‘star’ cast especially Vikram Massey. It takes you back to those nostalgic “summer vacations” where you would just while around in a rural home with grandparents. The best thing about it is the direction that makes you actually live through the days in the story ‘with’ the characters.
|Imtiaz Ali||2015||7.3/10||Hindi ( Bollywood )|
Plot: It tells the story of Ved (RanbirKapoor) who has an unusual craze for stories and characters from childhood. But he becomes a product manager due to parental pressure (an old, typical Indian film phenomenon).
Ved and Tara fall in love while on a holiday in Corsica and decide to keep their real identities undisclosed. Tara returns to Delhi and meets a new Ved, who is trying to discover his true self.
18) Bhavesh Joshi
|Vikramaditya Motwane||2018||7.6/10||Hindi ( Bollywood )|
Plot: Sikander is a young man who becomes a masked superhero to take revenge on murder who kills his friend. However, later that revenge mission soon turns into an innate desire to end corruption and the mafia rule.
|Radha Mohan||2011||7.1/10||Telugu ( Tollywood )|
Plot: A terrorist group hijacks a plane that is from Chennai and damages the engine forcing them to make an emergency landing in Tirupati. And then film is all about how major Ravindra recuse the people safe from that hijack. Gaganam is one of the very rare Telugu films that stick to the script and the screenplay without any songs. This is a tightly packed movie, which gets to the point without any time waste. All in all, it is a tightly packed hijack drama, that gives goosebumps in a few scenes. It is definitely worth a watch.
16) Andala Rakshasi
|Hanu raghavapudi||2012||7.2/10||Telugu ( Tollywood )|
Plot: Gautham(Rahul Ravindran) a rich man falls for a woman Mithuna(Lavanya Tripathi) but later he came to know that she loves another man Surya (Naveen Chandra). Then a sudden chain of events changes their lives forever. Beautiful story and great direction. Every shot was taken artistically.
|Krish||2015||8/10||Telugu ( Tollywood )|
Plot: Dhupati Hari babu(Varun) and Eeshwar prasad are two soldiers fighting the forces during World War 2. Hari fells in love with Eshwar’s sister Seeta Devi(Pragya Jaiswal) in past. Hari has to sacrifice his love and life to make a mistrustful Eeshwar understand some facts about living in harmony. Both the love story and world war story will be shown parallelly. Best Screenplay and best storytelling, Worth watching.
14) Mental Madhilo
|Vivek Athreya||2017||7.4/10||Telugu ( Tollywood )|
Plot: Aravind Krishna(Sree Vishnu) who is soo confuse in taking decisions finds himself in a tight spot when he is forced to choose between two women swetcha (Nivetha pethuraj) and renu(Amrutha Srinivasan).
13) Chi la Sow
|Rahul ravindran||2018||7.8/10||Telugu ( Tollywood )|
Plot: Arjun(sushanth) has no intention of getting married but his parents set up a blind date with Anjali(Ruhani Sharma). He falls in love with her. Later, circumstances make him change his mind regarding marriage.
12) Ulidavaru Kandanthe
Plot: Richi(Rakshit Shetty) a journalist who gathers the versions of some of the people who be involved in a high-profile murder case. The rest of the story is how he unveils the truth.
Plot: This is a story of 3 generations men coming together to celebrate their 101-year-old patriarch(headman’s) death. All three generations and their priorities are beautifully portraited and can be felt throughout the movie. You live the characters as they move along the story.
Plot: Krishnan(dulquer salmaan) who works in Mumbai returns to Kammattippaadam after his childhood friend Ganga calls for help. Then in Kammattippaadam, they will find themselves in danger as their criminal past comes back to haunt them evil.
Plot: Maathen who works for a dangerous gang is on the run after accidentally killing police. Later, he takes the decision to meet his beloved Aparna before leaving out of the country will put his life into danger.
Available on: Jio cinema
|Lijo jose pellissery||2018||8.3/10||Malayalam|
Plot: This story is all Set in Chellanam-Kerala, the sudden death of Vavachan Mesthiri will throw a family into turmoil as they scramble to plan his funeral.
07) Mayakkam Enna
Plot: Karthik(Dhanush) is so passionate wildlife photographer who meets Yamini(Richa Gangopadhyay) his friend’s girlfriend and gets married to her by a fate twist. Then their married life turns sour when she has a miscarriage and how Karthik grows in his life with Yamini’s struggle is the rest of the story.
Available on: Jio Cinema
06) Aaranya kaandam
Plot: Singaperumal(Jackie shroff) still feels strong though he has turned old. Later when he tries to beat his enemy gajendran with a perfect plan a series of incidents will lead to animals eat animal situations.
05) Kaaviya Thalaivan
Plot: Two rival artists(Siddharth and Prithviraj) at thavathiru sivadas swamigal(Nassar) drama troupe compete in every play they do. While one of them will become most successful the other will fails in life. Who is successful and who is a failure and who will fight for freedom will be the rest of the story.
|Karthik subbaraj||2016||8 /10||Tamil|
Plot: 3 men who are financially struggling soo much will get involved in crimes to improve financial status. Later, they will end up in jail and their wives have to lead an independent life.
03) Aandavan Kattalai
Plot: Gandhi(Vijay sethupathi) uses a fake wife’s name(Karmegha kuzhali) to apply a passport to fly to London. Later he feels guilty for his action and tries to find a girl with the same name to solve his problem. He will found a girl with the name Karmegha kuzhali(Ritika Singh). What happens is the rest of the story.
Plot: Jabya is a school going boy from a lower caste who falls in love with Shalu a higher caste girl. And jabya family seeks to hunt pigs to earn a living.
|Sudhakar reddy yankkanti||2018||7.4/10||Marathi|
Plot: An 8year old boy will always pampered by his loving, caring parents. Later life takes U-turn for the worse when he knows a hidden truth about himself. Then he begins to distance himself from his mother.