BEST OF PARALLEL CINEMA

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1.
27 Down (1974)
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Sanjay is on a pilgrimage journey to Varanasi and remembers his life in flashbacks. (115 mins.)
 
2.
Aakrosh (1980)
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A public prosecutor discovers the harsh realities about life of the scheduled tribes in India during 1980s while defending a case of a tribesman charged of murdering his wife. (144 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
3.
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980)
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A man from Mumbai (then Bombay) is angry about various issues in different circumstances. (110 mins.)
 
4.
Ardh Satya (1983)
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A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality. (130 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
5.
Arth (1982)
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A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity. (138 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
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Bhumika (1977)
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Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande)... (142 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
8.
Bazaar (1982)
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Najma and Salim are in love, but their's is a platonic relationship, as Salim is a deep thinker and... (120 mins.)
Director: Sagar Sarhadi
 
9.
Chakra (1981)
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Amma lives in Bijapur with her husband and son, Benwa. When a man attempts to sexually molest her, he is killed by her husband... (140 mins.)
 
10.
Disha (1990)
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The Sarpat family, who live in Bhukari, consist of Parsaram, who has been involved in digging a well... (135 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape
 
11.
Drishti (1990)
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Sandhya and Nikhil have been married for 8 years and live a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, along with a daughter... (171 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
12.
Droh Kaal (1994)
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Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists... (162 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
13.
Duvidha (1973)
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Film is Based on Duvidha by Vijayadan Detha, it's about merchant's son, whose relationship with his young bride, Lachhi is thwarted by his work and a ghost who falls in love with her, resulting in the ghost soon impersonating the husband. (82 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul
 
14.
Ek Din Achanak (1989)
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One day a retired professor (Dr. Sreeram Lagoo) decides to go out for unknown work but don't come back, even there is no clue left behind. Family members, relatives and friends try hard but unable to come up with any satisfactory result. (105 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
 
15.
Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)
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After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy... (122 mins.)
Director: Tapan Sinha
 
16.
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)
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One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
17.
Scorching Winds (1974)
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In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own. (146 mins.)
Director: M.S. Sathyu
 
18.
Permission (1987)
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Mahendra is in love with Maya and would like to marry her. But Maya is a woman of the 20th century, who does not believe in marriage... (137 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
19.
In Custody (1994)
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An editor asks Deven, a teacher who loves Urdu poetry, to interview poet Nur Shahjehanabadi, an aging whale of a man... (126 mins.)
Director: Ismail Merchant
“ SHASHI KAPOOR OM PURI SHABANA AZMI... ” - sandeeppawardeepu
 
20.
Kalyug (1981)
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This movie tells story of fierce and total competition of two related business families in the days... (152 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
21.
Katha (1983)
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Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor... (141 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape
 
22.
Kamla Ki Maut (1989)
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Sudhakar Patel meets with young Anju and both fall in love with each other. Hoping to get married soon... (95 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
23.
Kissaa Kursee Kaa (1978)
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The story of an evil politician. (142 mins.)
Director: Amrit Nahata
 
24.
Mandi (1983)
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This classic film is based on a classic Urdu short story 'Aanandi' by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas... (167 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
25.
Masoom (1983)
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A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members. (165 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
26.
Mausam (1975)
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A medical student, Amarnath meets and falls in love with the daughter of a herbal medicine healer, Chanda while preparing for his exams in Darjeeling... (156 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
27.
Mirch Masala (1987)
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In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes... (128 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
28.
Namkeen (1982)
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Dhaniram brings a trucker named Gerulal to Jugni's house so that he can rent a room. Jugni lives in dilapidated house with three young daughters... (112 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
29.
The Morning Breeze (1995)
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The delicate relationship between a 15-year-old girl and her grandfather is used to describe how the... (89 mins.)
 
30.
Night's End (1975)
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Vishwam (Naseeruddin Shah) is the youngest brother of the powerful and influential village Zamindar (Amrish Puri)... (140 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
31.
Paar (1984)
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This is Goutam Ghose's speculative commentary on poverty and exploitation in rural Bihar, based on Bengali story Paathi. (141 mins.)
Director: Goutam Ghose
 
32.
Rajnigandha (1974)
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A Delhi-based woman in a steady relationship with her boyfriend is forced to come to terms with her true feelings when a job interview in Mumbai brings an old flame back in her life. (110 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
33.
Satah Se Uthata Aadmi (1980)
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(114 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul
 
34.
Sparsh (1980)
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Anirudh Parmar is blind, but he does not let this impairment bind him down. He runs a school for the blind as a Principal... (145 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape
 
35.
Trikal (Past, Present, Future) (1985)
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Set in 1961 Goa, this is a story of a rich and influential Goan family and what happens to them over a period of time... (137 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
36.
Our Daily Bread (1970)
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A woman waits for her truck driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Her concern for their dying relationship and her sister grows fast as she starts to doubt his loyalty. (110 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul
 
37.
Utsav (1984)
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Based on the circa 2nd century BCE to 2nd Century CE, Sanskrit play "Daridra-Charudatta" by the famous Indian playwright Bhasa... (145 mins.)
Director: Girish Karnad
 
38.
The Chess Players (1977)
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Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country... (129 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
39.
The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)
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A man shares some lazy memories about his friend, Manek Mulla, who had a knack for telling stories. On this particular afternoon... (130 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
40.
Aavishkar (1974)
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Amar and Mansi are in love, and decide to get married. They do so, and still continue to be in love... (107 mins.)