This is the era of the small budget and independent film from Bollywood. Audiences are welcoming stories and casts that are closer to home. Most of the low budget and big studio films this year have been set in small towns. Films like Kai Po Che, and Mere Dad Ki Maruti show that the audience appreciates good content with a unique flavor and ethos.
Thanks to digital marketing, the audience is now more aware and educated about current films. All in all, 2013 has been a great year for films with unique stories, refreshing actors, brilliant technicians and locales. Here are five of the best.
The Ship of Theseus
Written and directed by Anand Gandhi, The Ship of Theseus tells the story of three characters that raise pertinent questions about the meaning of life and art, the nature of existence, death, and morality.
The Lunch Box
The film starring Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Nimrat Kuar is a drama set in Mumbai and revolves around dabbawallahs. The story showcases the relationship between between a widower and an unhappy housewife who communicate through notes in a lunch box.
Kai Po Che
Kai Po Che is the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel Three Mistakes Of My Life. The story centres on the journey of three friends as they discover life, religion, cricket and business.
Shuddh Desi Romance
Called the Indian interpretation of Julia Robert’s Runaway Bride it focuses on love, marriage and what lies in between. Starring Sushant Rajput and Parineeti Chopra, this film beautifully captures life’s fleeting moments.
Mere Dad Ki Maruti
Set against the backdrop of a gregarious Punjabi wedding, Mere Dad Ki Maruti is a comedy starring Ram Kapoor, Saqib Saleem and Rhea Chakraborty. This film highlights the identifiable theme of a teenager’s desperate attempt to impress a pretty girl.