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One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

Run time: 127m Release: 2013-05-03

Stars: Katrina Kaif Naman Jain Nawazuddin Siddiqui Randeep Hooda Rani Mukerji Ranvir Shorey Sadashiv Amrapurkar Saqib Saleem Sudhir Pandey Vineet Kumar Singh

In a village affected by climate change and scanty rainfall, a blind farmer strikes a deal with the debt recovery agent to save his son from a debt trap.

Run time: 99m Tagline: Bitter wind Release: 2017-11-24

Stars: Bhupesh Singh Ekta Sawant Harish Chhabra Lokesh Mittal Ram Naresh Diwakar Ranvir Shorey Sachin Nayak Sanjay Mishra Tillotama Shome Vipin Katyal

Set in the city of Uttar Pradesh and based on true events, the plot revolves around Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras who taught Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University. He was sacked from his position of Reader and Chair of Modern Indian Languages, on charges of homosexuality. A sting operation was conducted by a TV channel which showed him in an embrace with a rickshaw puller, at his house inside the campus.

Run time: 114m Release: 2016-02-26

Stars: Balaji Gauri Dilnaz Irani Ishwak Singh K.R. Parmeshwar Manoj Bajpayee Nutan Surya Rajkummar Rao Sukhesh Arora Suman Vaidya Sumit Gulati

Centered around the 2002 massacres in Gujarat, the film tells the story of a happy family that is torn apart by the loss of their son Parzan.

Run time: 116m Tagline: Heaven and hell on earth Release: 2005-01-01

Stars: Asif Basra Corin Nemec Naseeruddin Shah Parzaan Dastur Rajendranath Zutshi Ram Gopal Bajaj Sarika Sheeba Chaddha

Set in post-colonial India, Qissa tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh who is forced to flee his village due to ethnic cleansing at the time of partition in 1947. Umber decides to fight fate and builds a new home for his family. When Umber marries his youngest child Kanwar to Neeli, a girl of lower caste, the family is faced with the truth of their identities; as individual ambitions and destinies collide in a struggle with eternity.

Run time: 109m Tagline: The Tale of Lonely Ghost Release: 2014-07-10

Stars: Faezeh Jalali Irrfan Khan Rasika Dugal Sonia Bindra Tillotama Shome Tisca Chopra

A family living in a Punjab village deals with social and labor inequities until a fight breaks out during a lunar eclipse.

Run time: 112m Release: 2011-10-10

Stars: Dharminder Kaur Emmanuel Singh Gurinder Makna Kulwinder Kaur Lakha Singh Mal Singh Samuel John Serbjeet Kaur

In this Indian drama a young man must cope with a job he is not really suited for. Lakhinder captures exotic birds from the Bengal forests. He is to sell them in Calcutta. Unfortunately he cannot bear to see them caged and always sets them free. He does not earn a lot of money as a result. His wife is angry at him, and begins having an affair with the man who takes the birds to the market. Lakhinder's partner's daughter understands his relationship to the birds. They come to visit him in his lonely hut.

Run time: 97m Release: 1994-04-01

Stars: Indrani Halder Laboni Sarkar Manoj Mitra Rajit Kapoor Sadhu Meher Shankar Chakraborty

Kunhikuttan, a famous Kathakali dancer, meets Subhadra, a woman from an upper caste family, who falls in love with his character rather than himself.

Run time: 119m Release: 1999-05-13

Stars: Bindu Panicker Kalamandalam Gopi Kalamandalam Kesavan Kukku Parameswaran Mattannoor Sankarankutty Mohanlal Suhasini Maniratnam Venmani Haridas Venmani Vishnu

Located in the backwaters of a dam, Sita Parvata is an island slowly submerging due to the rains. The government succeeds in evacuating the residents by giving them compensation for the properties they own. The village temple priest Duggajja, his son Ganapa, and his daughter-in-law Nagi find it impossible to leave their homeland and make a living with the meager compensation given by the government. On the island, they are important people, but outside, they would be one among hundreds of families struggling to make a living. The film narrates the struggles of the family and how ultimately in the end they manage to continue life on the island.

Run time: 132m Release: 2002-12-27

Stars: Avinash Harish Raj Soundarya Vasudar Rao

Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid bank loan. A quick fix to the problem is the a government program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed suicide. As a means of survival Farmer Natha can choose to die. His brother is happy to push him towards this unique 'honour' but Natha is reluctant. Local elections are around the corner and what might have been another unnoticed event turns into a 'cause celebre' with everyone wanting a piece of the action. Political bigwigs, high-ranking bureaucrats, local henchmen and the ever-zealous media descend upon sleepy Peepli to stake their claim. The question on everyone's lips - "Will he or Won't he?" As the mania escalates, nobody seems to care how Natha really feels.

Run time: 104m Release: 2010-08-13

Stars: Farookh Zafar Malaika Shenoy Naseeruddin Shah Nawazuddin Siddiqui Omkar Das Manikpuri Raghubir Yadav Shalini Vatsa Vishal O. Sharma

Keshav and Jaya are from two villages near Mathura, where at least 80% of households are without any access to a lavatories. Conflict comes knocking on the first day of their marriage, when Jaya leaves Keshav's house for good, after discovering that there is no toilet in the home. Distraught and desperate, Keshav sets out on mission to win back his love- by battling against the age old traditions, mind-set and value system of his country.

Run time: 155m Release: 2017-08-11

Stars: Akshay Kumar Anupam Kher Bhumi Pednekar Rajesh Sharma Sachin Khedekar Sana Khaan Shubha Khote Sudhir Pandey

A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Run time: 125m Tagline: A Divine Comedy! Release: 2012-09-28

Stars: Akshay Kumar Apoorva Arora Mahesh Manjrekar Mithun Chakraborty Om Puri Paresh Rawal Poonam Jhawer Puja Gupta

A common man kidnaps the son of the Home Minister of India to get answers about the loss of his own son, caused by the illegal acts committed by corrupt government officials.

Run time: 134m Tagline: Sshhh… The country is asleep Release: 2016-06-10

Stars: Irrfan Khan Jimmy Shergill Kedar Bagaria Nitesh Pandey Sadhil Kapoor Tushar Dalvi Vishesh Bansal

Om Dar-Ba-Dar is a 1988 Indian postmodernist Hindi film directed by Kamal Swaroop and starring Anita Kanwar, Aditya Lakhia and Gopi Desai in lead roles. The film set in Ajmer and Pushkar in Rajasthan, employed nonlinear narrative and an absurdist storyline to satire mythology, arts, politics and philosophy.

Run time: 101m Release: 1988-02-23

Stars: Aditya Lakhia Anita Kanwar Gopi Desai Lakshminarayan Shastri Lalit Tiwari Manish Gupta

Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.

Run time: 113m Release: 1988-08-24

Stars: Amrit Patel Anita Kanwar Anjaan Chanda Sharma Hansa Vithal Irrfan Khan Nana Patekar Raghubir Yadav Raju Bernad Shafiq Syed

The privileged son of a wealthy landlord is forced to oversee his father’s property in a rural village instead of continue with university studies. He falls in love with his housekeeper, who is of a lower caste.

Run time: 122m Release: 1974-07-20

Stars: Aga Mohamed Hussain Anant Nag Hemant Jeshwant Rao Mirza Qadirali Baig Priya Tendulkar Sadhu Meher Satyanarayan Sesham Raju Shabana Azmi

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.

Run time: 112m Tagline: You think you know who you are. You have no idea. Release: 2004-09-10

Stars: Brendan Fraser Don Cheadle Jennifer Esposito Ludacris Matt Dillon Michael Peña Nona Gaye Sandra Bullock Terrence Howard Thandie Newton

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Run time: 133m Tagline: Act like you own the place. Release: 2019-05-30

Stars: Chang Hyae-jin Cho Yeo-jeong Choi Woo-shik Jung Hyeon-jun Jung Ji-so Lee Jung-eun Lee Sun-kyun Park Myung-hoon Park So-dam Song Kang-ho

This is a love anthology film set in the town of Kancherapalem.

Run time: 152m Release: 2018-09-07

Stars: Mohan Bhagath Praveena Paruchuri

A law student from a lower caste begins a friendship with his classmate, a girl who belongs to a higher caste, and the men in her family start giving him trouble over this.

Run time: 155m Release: 2018-09-28

Stars: 'Poo' Ram Anandhi G. Marimuthu Hari Krishnan Kathir Lijeesh Lizzie Antony Shanmugarajan Supergood Subramani Yogi Babu

A story of the 'Have Nots' struggling to survive in a world of 'Haves'.

Run time: 100m Tagline: A story of the 'Have Nots' struggling to survive in a world of 'Haves'. Release: 2016-07-22

Stars: Bhalchandra Kadam Priyanka Bose Shubham More Usha Naik Vinayak Potdar

Appa, a veteran theatre actor who has primarily worked in adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, falls upon hard times in his old age.

Run time: 166m Tagline: The King Of Theatre Release: 2016-01-01

Stars: Jitendra Joshi Medha Manjrekar Mrunmayee Deshpande Nana Patekar Shridhar Limaye Vikram Gokhale

A sixth-standard school drop-out faces many ups and downs in life when he decides to design a weaving machine to ease the plight of his mother and many like her in his village, who take up Asu work.

Run time: 132m Tagline: Extraordinary Story of An Ordinary Man Release: 2019-06-21

Stars: Ananya Nagalla Anvesh Michael Jagadeesh Bhandari Jhansi Priyadarshi Pullikonda

The youngest son of a Muslim family settled in Benaras gets involved in terrorist activities, leading to a bomb blast massacre. His actions have an adverse effect on the family who are left to defend themselves as people who are innocent and not anti-nationals.

Run time: 140m Release: 2018-08-03

Stars: Abdul Quadir Amin Ashutosh Rana Kumud Mishra Manoj Pahwa Neena Gupta Prachee Shah Pandya Prateik Babbar Rajat Kapoor Rishi Kapoor Taapsee Pannu

A story about four children living in a Mumbai slum in India. An eight-year old Kanhu writes a letter to the Prime Minister after a dramatic incident with his mother.

Run time: 104m Release: 2019-03-14

Stars: Anjali Patil Atul Kulkarni Makrand Deshpande

Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.

Run time: 126m Tagline: Brothers.......For Life. Release: 2013-02-13

Stars: Ajay Jadeja Amit Sadh Amrita Puri Asif Basra Manav Kaul Rajkummar Rao Sushant Singh Rajput Tahir Raj Bhasin

After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an insignificant junior doctor receives international recognition. Professional jealousy and abuse of power threaten Dr. Roy, even as the Secretary of Health reprimands him for breaking the news to the press. He is asked to report to the Director of Health. Professional colleagues Dr. Arijit Sen and Dr. Ramananda invite him to a lecture but it is merely a pretence to humiliate him. Dr. Roy suffers a mild heart attack but he refuses to go to the hospital. His wife and few others like Dr. Kundu stand by Dr. Roy, but the harassment continues; a letter from an American foundation is suppressed and Dr. Roy transferred to a remote village. The last straw is two American doctors receiving credit for discovering the same vaccine. Dr. Roy is shattered. Written by Rajesh Das.

Run time: 122m Release: 1991-01-01

Stars: Deepa Sahi Irrfan Khan Pankaj Kapur Shabana Azmi Vijayendra Ghatge

Four ordinary women, inflicted by silly societal norms, have to steal, lie, cheat and hide in order to lead the lives that they rightfully deserve.

Run time: 116m Release: 2017-07-21

Stars: Aahana Kumra Akash Sisodia Konkona Sen Sharma Mayur More Plabita Borthakur Ratna Pathak Shashank Arora Sonal Jha Sushant Singh Vikrant Massey

A young IPS officer’s new posting in rural India has him confronting caste disparities and uncomfortable truths in the face of a gruesome crime. When three girls go missing in the fictional village of Lalgaon, two of them are found dead and there is no trace of the third one. Where is she and who is responsible for this heinous act?

Run time: 130m Tagline: Farq Bahut Kar Liya, Ab Farq Laayenge Release: 2019-05-28

Stars: Ashish Verma Ayushmann Khurrana Isha Talwar Kumud Mishra Manoj Pahwa Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub Nassar Prarthana Behere Ronjini Chakraborty Sayani Gupta

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