Who says India doesn’t make good films? Yes, we do have features that are not worth a cent, but we don’t consider them as films, they are just like bubble gum—you chew, you spit, and you forget! But their films that make you think, and feel for the character too… personalities that are a part of our daily lives. Weave that into a script, and something good and worthwhile will come out of it. On that note, here are few yet to be released pieces of Indian cinema that have the human element.
Lipstick Under My Burkha
A film that won accolades the world over, but is put on the waitlist by the Censor Board of India, hmm, we wonder why? Nonetheless, this well-thought feature is finally getting a release date, and it is this Friday! Why should you watch this feature? For the simple reason that it celebrates women, and brings out issues (like sex, desire, and above all freedom to be what they want to be) that should be talked about and discussed more openly. It’s the need of the hour people.
Release date: 21 July 2017
This crime drama, based on the life of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli is next in line. We fell in love with the trailer—with emphasis given on lighting as a part of the narrative, it gave us the chills. This one might be the underdog, for sure. We expect a lot out of this film.
Release date: 21 July 2017
Set in the period of the emergency in India, it follows the story of Indu Sarkar, an activist who raises her voice against oppression from the government. This one hails a strong woman character too!
Release date: July 28, 2017
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
A satirical comic film in support of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a governmental campaign to improve the sanitation conditions in India. It also adds emphasis on the eradication of open defecation in public areas, especially in the rural areas. The feature follows Keshav and Jaya and how their marriage is in trouble because of a privy!
Release date: 11 August 2017
What not to like about a film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui? The film follows the story of Babu—a witty sharp shooter who kills for a living. The feature is filled with tongue-in-cheek humour and is full of twist and turns which may be interesting to watch.
Release date: 25 August 2017
This topsy-turvy film tells the tale of love, crime and living a lifetime—all in one night. Add underworld goons, doomed bankers and idealistic lovers in the mix and this one turns into a crazy train.
Release date: 8 September 2017
When you have Hansal Mehta as the director and Kangana Ranaut filling in the lead role, you have to take notice. Simran tells the tale of an ambitious Gujarati housekeeping lady in the US and how she gets involved in a world of crime.
Release date: 15 September 2017
Which one of these are you excited about? Do let us know in the comments below.