Bollywood is highly popular for its unique display of emotions and sentimental movie stories. Most of the time these emotional and sentimental movies become very inspiring and motivating for everyone. But most of the times our blockbusters Bollywood also fails to have that very ingredient in their movies as a lot of the masses would rather see their favorite superstars in the movie, rather than using their brains over a story that challenges them or motivates them. That is the reason, why films with the good stories have now been relegated to smaller films, and very rarely we see a movie with a big movie star and a good story. Here are the 8 movies from the recent times, where the writer wrote the story loud and clear.
1. UGLY: – This movie is one of the tautest thriller movies by Anurag Kashyap so far. This thriller movie has a great variety of characters. A little girl gets abducted while she is accompanying her father. The case of missing girl takes us through the journey of human greed and brushes upon the egos and repressed the emotions of the characters. This movie takes the darkness to an extreme.
2. MASAAN :- This movie is directed by the Neeraj Ghaywan and written by the comic stand-up Varun Grover, the film recreates the environment of Varanasi. This movie translates as the site of final rites for the deceased, especially in Varanasi where the dead people are burned on the banks of Ganga river. The film also shows a lot of stereotypes people that exist in India today even after the country is progressing so much in a lot of different ways.
3. UDTA PUNJAB: – Last year’s most researched movie written by Abhishek Chaubey which showed the increasing drug problem in Punjab. This movie shows a hip-hop star who is also a coke addict, a cop, a doctor trying to uncover the problem behind the increasing addiction of the drug. The film gives us a peek into how Punjab is losing the battle against the addiction.
4. KAHAANI: – This blockbuster movie is directed by the Sujoy Ghosh. The film is wickedly smart, as it follows the story of a pregnant lady in search of her missing husband. And she is not searching just anywhere but in Kolkata amidst the Durga Puja festivities. Vidya Balan who played the role of Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman, who travels the Kolkata from London to search for her missing husband.
5. PHOBIA: – Pavan Kirpalani’s psychological follows a mentally disturbed who is phobic to the outside environment. Set within the confines of her apartment, the film takes a twist when she begins to suspect someone has intruded and is hiding inside the apartment. Thanks to a spotless central performance by Radhika Apte, the film received a lot of good press on its release.
6. VICKY DONER: – This is the first movie by John Abraham’s as a producer. The movie came to light it was about the sperm donation. The film turned out to be a social commentary on surrogacy and the culture clash between the Delhi and Bengali culture.
7. THE LUNCHBOX: – This movie is directed by Ritesh Batra whose directorial gave a tribute to the dabbawalas in Mumbai. And one dabba which lands in the wrong hand initiates a quiet love story channeled through the food. The movie is done by the Irrfan and Nimrat Kaur whose brilliant performances were lauded not just by Indian audience, but the audience all around the world.
8. MARGARITA WITH A STRAW: – A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves India to study in New York. Kalki Koechlin plays the role of a young girl. The film didn’t have any starts to support it except Kalki and Deepti Naval and received mixed positive reviews.
This is very true that Bollywood lacks challenging roles and good scripts. Bollywood is now earning a lot of money rather than producing quality cinema. All that we want is that our hero should perform gravity defying stunts and heroines should be singing and dancing more. Some very good movies end up with very low acceptance. It is the taste and preferences of the people that need to change rather than anything else.