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Which are some Bollywood movies that were ahead of their time?

Which are some Bollywood movies that were ahead of their time?

20 Bollywood Movies That Were Ahead Of Their Time

Like humans, every movie has a lifespan. They are born, they live in people's memories and then they die. However, some movies are born long after they are released. Mostly because we are not ready for them when they first come out. These films may have failed at the box office at the time of their release but may eventually achieve cult status in the years to come. Luckily for us, Bollywood is populated by such films.

This list will take you back to movies that you may not have appreciated when they first came out, but are viewed in different lights today.

If you are a movie buff, you are going to thank us for this list of movies that were ahead of their time.

1. No Smoking (2007)

No Smoking was a hit at the box office. The film was a flop not because it was boring because it was a difficult film. The film is an invitation to explore the thin line between reality and illusion. The concept of separating one's conscience from one's body was not ready for audiences, back in 2007. However, with many scenes, No Smoking is a piece of art that offers something new with each scene. The film is full of hidden similes. Let's see if you can figure them out.

2. That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011)

Like No Smoking, That Girl in Yellow Boots is another great movie that daring to be different had the consequences. With a girl obsessed with finding her father in a foreign city, the film deals with the unexplained layers of human emotion. The climax won't necessarily go down with your moral high ground and is the last thing it has to do. Watch it for your daring effort to pursue what is acceptable in Indian cinema.

3. Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)

The first decade of the 21st century will forever be known for filmmakers trying to push the envelope in Indian cinema. At such times, Dibakar Banerjee took the envelope and set it on fire with three anthropomorphic tales that were linked together in an otherwise brutal film. The film blends smoothly between themes of casting couch, sexual repression, and honor killing, but a handheld camera is not. Love, Sex Aur Dhoka is Dibakar Banerjee's middle finger as per the accepted rules of filmmaking.

4. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)

In the midst of the Bollywood pulp of the 80s, Saeed Mirza embraced the regularity of the Indian lower-middle-class in Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro. The film invites us into the world of a Muslim youth involved in illegal activities in Mumbai. Salim, who lives with his parents, is trusted with a job to talk to a potential suitor for his sister. His rejection of white-collar suitors demonstrates his inner struggle with the ways of society. The film has undertakings of the value of human life, which was clearly too soon for Bollywood to cope with in the 80s.

5. Khamosh (1985)

Picture this: no song, the actors playing themselves, an all-out murder mystery that also serves as a satire from time to time. Khamosh was the closest person to Bollywood who reinvented himself in the 80s. Unfortunately and surprisingly, no one saw the film. Vidhu Vinod Chopra, despite making two acclaimed films, remained undiscovered until the talk about his next film, Parinda. KhamoshDemande asked the audience to step out of their comfort zone, which, too soon, was asking for the time.

6. Om Dar-Bi-Dar (made in 1988, released in 2014)

If you haven't seen it already, let yourself immerse yourself in the visual journey of Om Dar-by-Dar. We should mention at this point that it's totally okay not to understand this movie. There is a very good chance that Om Dar-Bi-Dar (28 years) is still in front of us. This is not necessarily an imperfection of the visual language adopted by Kamal Swarup. You can make sense of some of the scenes, but the film made on whole steel is an as-yet piece of art. IfKhamosh tells you to step out of your comfort zone, Om dar-bi-dar tells you to step out of the space-time continuum.

7. Death of a Doctor (1990)

It is important to know that this film came out in the pre-globalization era when it was a big deal for someone to win international acclaim in our part of the world. The story of the film revolves around a doctor who devises a vaccine for leprosy, which boils down to his fight against the establishment. Its stellar performances and subtlety make it a must-watch for all movie buffs. Patience is not something associated with 90s Bollywood and that is why this film will do better today.

8. Five (Unpublished)

Almost everyone has heard or seen panch by now. Paanch is famous for being directed by Anurag Kashyap and infamous for not seeing the light of day. The Censor Board banned it saying, "It is neither healthy nor entertainment". Those who have watched will beg to differ. To this day, this film remains untested. Maybe it's time, the censor board overlords let it go and legally drop the five. If not, you know where to find it.

9. The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)

Based on a meta-fiction novel by the same name, Sooraj Ka Saattha Ghoda is arguably Shyam Benegal's most successful film to date. Mayank revolves around Mulla who narrates his love affairs with three different women. Each time told from a different perspective, events in the film are often depicted from a different angle. Since the same year as Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Sooraj Ka Sawan Ghoda never got the recognition it deserved. 24 years later, a writer for ScoopWhoop urged his readers to revisit the classic.

10. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

No, we haven't forgotten man, so you can cast your stones. Thanks to pop culture, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is now a film that generates mass gasps if one claims not to have seen it. The rules of social media dictate that it's perfectly okay to judge someone for not seeing them. The film finds its place on this list because it was not the cult film of today as usual, mostly because the concept of satire did not exist in the Indian mind in the 80s.

11. Pyaasa (1957)

The 11th entry in this list takes us back to the golden age of Indian cinema. In recently independent India, Guru Dutt dared to comment on social norms, which ultimately got the best of his character in Pyaasa. Songs like "Jinhe naaz hai hind par woh Kaun hai" find their relevance even after 60 years. A well-known example of this analogy is Anurag Kashyap's slingshot from Pyaasa's song "Yeh Duni agar mil Bhai Jai hai kya?" which was inspired by. As a country, we should talk about more than we do.

12. Lamhe (1991)

Lamhe has a mature theme of an older man falling in love with his once lovely daughter. With shades of incest, Lamhe had a tough time achieving commercial success at the box office. Although it remained one of the boldest films made by Yash Chopra. With award-winning performances from its leadership, Lamhe is probably a valiant attempt to showcase unconventional human relationships in Yash Chopra's way.

13. Monsoon Wedding (2001)

Mira Nair's insight into the big fat Indian wedding was so accurate, we hope it almost wasn't. The Monsoon Wedding was much more than a wedding celebration, but unfortunately, it is remembered to this day. Nair's brilliant execution on the subject of child abuse was, unfortunately, unable to stir up a conversation. Maybe it's time.

14. President Is Coming (2009)

George Bush visits India and is about to meet the young faces of "The New India". The 6 shortlisted candidates are put through bizarre tests and activities that uncover the hidden agendas of each contestant. As you can tell, this funny satire was so commercially successful that we never stopped exploring the genre.

15. Mera Naam Joker (1970)

This list could not have been complete without Raj Kapoor's marathon-long life of a circus clown and his ladies. For the first time, Indian audiences were faced with a school teacher being the subject of her student's infatuation. The film comes with the end of life, which is full circle for Raju. Generations of people missed this classic because it didn't fit in with the milieu of the time it was released.

16. Teen Ladies (1965)

(Three Ladies) is a 1965 Bollywood film directed by Amardeep, starring Dev Anand. Filmed mostly in black and white, with some colorful scenes, the film tells the story of a poet who falls in love with three different women. This author D. H. Inspired by Lawrence's works. [1] The music was composed by S. D. Burman, whose son Rahul Dev Burman composed the English version of the film, titled "Oh Boy and Three Girls", but the print was never released. Really looking at this film, it seems that there was a film ahead of its time. (This movie has been added after reading the comments.)

17. Guide (1965 film)

The guide is a 1965 Hindi film. It is based on the novel The Guide by a famous English writer from India RK Narayan. This movie has opened the eyes of many people, the real sadhu is called the one who is sad in the misery of others and not just sharing knowledge, this movie touches the heart.

There is no answer to Dev Saheb's acting, has he played the role of being extremely hungry? Dev Sahab and Waheeda Rehman's chemistry looks great together. This idea was really ahead of its time.

18. Never Say Goodbye (2006)

This film was ahead of its time. Initially, I did not understand the concept of this film. But now the film matters to me. You may not be married to your partner. Your marriage may not be happy. This does not mean that you should be trapped within it and allow yourself to suffer. Everyone has the right to their share of happiness. It was not too late in the beginning. Karan Johar has sensitively portrayed the message at the bottom of the film. Excellent chemistry between Rani and Shree. Amazing cast.

19. Salaam Namaste (2005)

This film is one of my favorite movies. They quietly elaborate the relationship between each other as if they were in a loving relationship. I love just the sweet gesture, and things are shown between them. Barring a few things, the film is good with a double thumbs-up.

20. Shalimar (1978)

After watching this film told by Manoj Kumar Ji, I will say this to him thank you,

After watching this movie… I can only conclude… that it is one of the great movies made in India. This is a great classic movie. It has been made with combined performances from both Hollywood and Bollywood stars, making the film one of the finest. Must watch, let me know if we missed out on another great movie!

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