Bollywood releases more than 1000 films per year.

This is double the number of films produced by its American counterpart, Hollywood. Few of these Bollywood movies are big films in terms of its budget and star cast whereas there are other movies with smaller financial aids and underrated cast. 2017 nearly comes to an end and with this, we can conclude that it has been a bad year for the Bollywood moviemakers. Most movies have flopped and there are lesser hits than expected. However, 2017 has also started a revolution. Revolution for content-driven cinema! We’re presenting our list of hidden gems, thirteen underrated but spectacular movies of 2017 that you should not miss.

Anaarkali Of Aarah: As the name suggests, the movie is a woman-centric film directed by Avinash Das starring Swara Bhaskar, who plays the role lead role of a small-town erotic folk dancer from Bihar. After she gets harassed by a local politician, she seeks help from the policemen who instead make a mockery out of the situation. The rest of the story is driven by revenge and how the female lead takes a stand against the circumstances, proudly owning up to her own flaws, weaknesses and strengths. This fiesty film with a message is a must watch!

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Death In The Gunj: Written and directed by Konkona Sen Sharma, the movie features an ensemble cast of Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Vikrant Massey, Om Puri, Tillotama Shome, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah and Jim Sarbh. The film is set up in the 70s depicting the dynamics of a family and the temperament of a shy boy who uses denial as an escape to reality. The film progresses over a family trip, very subtly bringing forward the concepts of patriarchy and finally ending the vacation with an implosion.

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Haraamkhor: Directed by Shlok Sharma and starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi in lead roles, Haraamkhor portrays the love triangle between a teacher, a student and her classmate. The film brings out the real essence of love stories in rural India and the dramas extramarital affairs carry. The film explores a brand new theme with finesse whilst keeping the prime concept unadulterated.

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Jagga Jasoos: Written and directed by Anurag Basu, the movie, a mystery comedy misadventure starring Ranbir Kapoor, Saswata Chatterjee and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. Jagga Jasoos is most probably the first full fledged Bollywood musical film. The film depicting the adventures of detective Jagga and his quest to find his father, who goes missing under mysterious circumstances. The film casts light on the infamous high profile case of Purulia Arms Drop, which took place in the year 1995. The film has an oddly enthralling quality that shouldn’t be missed!

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Kadvi Hawa: Co-produced and directed by Nila Madhab, the film speaks out on climate change, basing it on true events from the vanishing villages from coastal Odisha & Chambal region of Dholpur, Rajasthan and the drought-prone Bundelkhand region. The story revolves around a poor farmer who goes on a journey to recover debts to save his son from a debt pit. For anybody who loves realistic cinema, this movie can’t be ignored.

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Mukti Bhawan: Mukti Bhawan is a movie directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani and produced by Sajida Sharma, Sanjay Bhutiani & Shubhashish Bhutiani based on relationships and family, starring actors like Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Palomi Ghosh, Navnindra Behl, and Anil K Rastogi in prime roles. It talks about the lives and relationships that have the biggest influence on our lives. The setup is strange and has very subtly expressed the dynamics of a father-son relationship.

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Newton: Directed by Amit V. Masurkar, Newton brings the vote casting scenario prevalent in the country. Rajkummar Rao, who plays the lead role, is an honest, hardworking government clerk who tries to make sure that voting is done fairly. However, the rest of the drama in the film is brought about by communists rebels leading to massive conflicts. The film established Amit Masurkar as a director after the film’s world premiere in the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and was India’s only entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

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Poorna: Courage Has No Limit: Directed by Rahul Bose, Poorna is a story of a 13-year-old and her quest to climb the Everest, becoming the youngest ever to do so. The movie is based on the true story of Poorna Malavath of Pakala village from Nizamabad district of Telangana. Starring Aditi Inamdar and Rahul Bose himself, the movie was screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 where it got nominated for “30 Best Feature Films”. Belonging to a small district in Telangana, the young Adivasi girl, though tiny and timid, sets for herself a goal and accomplishes it, against the innumerable odds is no mean feat.

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Ribbon: Starring Kalki Koechlin and Sumeet Vyas, a married couple, face the challenges that are poured on them and struggle at large extents to overcome them. Debutant director, Rakhee Sandilya beautifully portrays the perks of facing unplanned parenthood, confronting joy and disappointment, together. Also voicing out gender discrimination quite subtly, the movie is a real take on life in modern times.

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Rukh: Directed by debutant director Atanu Mukherjee, the film stars Manoj Bajpayee, Smita Tambe, Kumud Mishra and Adarsh Gourav. The movie portrays the journey of a young boy who copes with the sudden demise of his father. Whether it was a genuine car accident or a framed murder; the young boy embarks on a mission to find answers to. This journey throws light to all the things that he was oblivious to, hence pouring down bigger riddles.

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Shubh Mangal Saavdhan: Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles, the movie is a remake of director R.S. Prasanna’s own Tamil film, Kalyana Samayal Saadham. The comedy-drama breaks the taboos on erectile dysfunction, an issue that has never been addressed in any other Bollywood film. The film nonchalantly portrays feminism and premarital sex leading to the rest of the drama.

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Trapped: Produced by Anurag Kashyap and starring Rajkummar Rao, Trapped is about a man who gets stuck in his own house in an empty high rise building. Director, Vikramaditya Motwane deserves high accolades for beautifully presenting the struggle drama thriller. The film is unconventional of its own accord, with only one actor in the frame, throughout. This adventure of survival and endurance is a must watch!

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Tu Hai Mera Sunday: Milind Dhaimade directorial venture starring Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Vishal Malhotra, Avinash Tiwary, Rasika Duggal, Nakul Bhalla, Maanvi Gagroo, Jay Upadhyay and Shiv Subramaniam narrates the story of a bunch of football enthusiasts who find it difficult to find space in the busy city of Mumbai, which bursts with overpopulation. This movie leaves us all smiling and is a simple reminder that taking it easy is important to escape the complexities of life.

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