1. Nil Battey Sannata
In today’s day and age entertainment is available to us everywhere. It is possible in this continuous flow of movies around us, we may miss out on a few gems. Here’s some of the more recent movies that didn’t get the attention they deserved.
Nil Battey Sannata stars Swara Bhaskar as a maid who goes back to school to encourage her daughter to study. This is a comedy-drama film which shows a mother-daughter relationship. It also talks about the dreams of a better life that the housemaid (Swara Bhaskar) has planned for her daughter. Watch this entertaining and emotional movie here.
This film highlights the fight of one man against a wealthy multi-national corporation. Emraan Hashmi plays the role of a pharmaceutical salesman who goes against his company when he realizes they are serving hazardous products. Watch this story of incredible courage unfold here.
3. The Sholay Girl
Produced by Sai Deodhar, this ZEE5 original film is a biographical drama based on the life of Reshma Pathan, the first stuntwoman of India. It takes us back to an older generation of films and brings out a story of empowerment. The film derives it’s name for being the stuntwoman for Hema Malini in Sholay. It stars Bidita Bag in the lead role. Watch this hidden story come to life here.
4. Kadvi Hawa
Kadvi Hawa is the first movie about climate change from India. It stars Sanjay Mishra and Ranvir Shorey in leading roles. This films highlights the problems in farmer’s lives that occur mainly due to climate change that turns their soils dry and infertile. Watch this important and relevant social drama here.
5. Baarish Aur Chowmein
This short movie is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and it stars Taapsee Pannu opposite Amit Sadh. It is a romantic comedy, which also highlights a social problem. This movie takes a more light-hearted look that problems Muslims face in finding a house to rent. Watch this ZEE5 Original romantic comedy here.
6. Qarib Qarib Single
The thought of seeing Irfan Khan in a romantic comedy might be off-putting to some and interesting to others. This movie pairs Irfan Khan opposite South Indian star, Parvathy. Together they go on a road trip that starts from Mumbai and ends in Sikkim where the fun never stops. Watch this offbeat romantic story with your family here.
7. The Founder
This movie is a biographical drama around the life of Ray Kroc, the man who made McDonalds a success. It shows how one man’s vision turned a burger stop in Southern California to a burger franchise popular across the world. Watch this interesting story of the burger chain you grew up loving here.
8. The Imitation Game
This movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, of Sherlock and Doctor Strange Fame. Unlike both his popular charcters, the imitation game sees him play the role of actual scientist and Mathematician, Alan Turing. It follows Alan Turing’s contribution in helping Great Britain beat Germany. Watch this Oscar-nominated film here.
9. Pushpak Vimaan
This is a Marathi film starring Subodh Bhave. At the heart of it, this movie is a simple tale about a relationship between a grandson and his grandfather. The grandfather is an ardent devotee of Sant Tukaram and wishes to be taken to heaven in Pushpak Vimaan too. Watch this movie about a grandchild fulfilling his grandfather’s dream here.
10. Me Shivaji Park
This film follows the lives of 5 retired men and is a lot more thrilling than it sounds. The five senior citizens turn into private investigators when someone from their family dies. This film stars icons like Ashok Saraf, Shivaji Satam, Vikram Gokhale and many others. Watch this unique film about life post-retirement here.
This is a coming-of-age film which focuses on a boy and his mother who deal with the death of the father. The movie deals also with the feeling of nervousness in shifting from a city to a village. This sweet film that shows the simple pleasures of childhood has won multiple awards at film festivals too.. Watch this loved and acclaimed movie here.
12. Enakkul Oruvan
This film stars Siddharth playing the role of an insomniac who’s life changes when he takes a pill. This film has a concept less popular in Indian Cinema. Siddharth’s pill allows him to live in his dreams but the line between his reality and dreams begins to blur. Watch how this unique movie unfolds here.
This ZEE5 original crime thriller about three friends whose drunken adventure goes horribly wrong. They get framed for a crime they did not commit and have to prove themselves innocent. This suspense thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. Watch this gripping film about lies, theft and murder here.
Think we have missed out on some other underrated films? Let us know in the comments below. Also don’t forget to watch the latest offbeat ZEE5 Original film about surrogacy, ‘Badnaam Gali’ on ZEE5.