Not So famous Bollywood films

Most often these films are lost due to time and get overshadowed by media hype over the "regular" stars. I still remember a prominent film magazine include movies like "Dulhen hum Le Jayenge" and "Golmal 3" in the list of "best performance" certain titles you need to hunt and find. Some were forgotten despite enough promotions and expectations.
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1.
Call (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Major Jaidev Rajvansh and his fellow officer Hussein manage to rescue a leading politician as well as capture his kidnapper... (176 mins.)
“ Excellent film, overlooked because of Kaho na Pyar hei. Still the excellent plot and music is a milestone in the career of Madhuri and Anil Kapoor. ” - nishantsirohi123
 
2.
Dillagi (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Two brothers -- Ranvir and Rajvir along with their parents move to Mumbai. They endure numerous hardships... (188 mins.)
Director: Sunny Deol
“ Sunny Deol's under-appreciated directorial debut...much better than "Apney"
the music was amazing so was the movie. ” - nishantsirohi123
 
3.
No Smoking (2007)
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A surreal story about a man, his addiction of smoking, and a mysterious and powerful organisation, which claims to cure such addictions, though through very unusual ways. (128 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ Surrealism is not everybody's cup of TEA
i remember reading a film critic writing in his review...."the much anticipated item number by Bipasha Basu is only seen in the end credits"
and then we wonder why bollywood cannot rise beyond "latka jhatkas" ” - nishantsirohi123
 
4.
Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
This is the story of wronged and misunderstood Arvasu (Milind Soman), a brahman by caste, who has become a performing actor... (130 mins.)
Director: Arjun Sajnani
“ Art House classic. Inspired from a play by Dr. Gireesh Karnad
The adaptation lost none of its charm.
A masterpiece ” - nishantsirohi123
 
5.
Water (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents... (117 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
“ amidst the controversy..the movie is a surprise package
....John Abraham can act....! ” - nishantsirohi123
 
6.
Sankat City (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A petty car thief and his garage-owner partner get in the bad books of a ruthless gangster. (120 mins.)
Director: Pankaj Advani
“ A true Dark Comedy.....unheard in bollywood since "Janey bhi do yaaro" ” - nishantsirohi123
 
7.
Maya (1993)
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A frustrated housewife whose marriage to an average man does not meet her expectations enters into an affair with a younger man. Of course, there are no easy escapes from reality. (130 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
“ Ahead of its time....two reasons...
1-adultery as an option and a choice(not a carnal sin or blackmail like bollywood has been "preaching" for ages)
2- full on nude scene ” - nishantsirohi123
 
8.
Aar Ya Paar (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Shekhar is an opportunist. He marries Veena, a multi-millionaire, while continuing his affair with her secretary...
Director: Ketan Mehta
“ sex , brutal murders, deceptions, back stabbing, adultery, amazing songs and yet....not copied from a hollywood film.
a remarkable achievement for bollywood in the 90s ” - nishantsirohi123
 
9.
Grahan (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Widowed Chief Minister Jagdish Acharya lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his daughter, Sunita and son...
“ development hell and even Anupama Verma cannot eclipse the fact that this movie is amongst the best in Manisha Koirala and Jackie Shroff's career. ” - nishantsirohi123
 
10.
Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door... (159 mins.)
“ It is here because bollywood audience and the media both were in the hangover of Nana Patekar's "Krantiveer".....!
If any film that deserved to be sent to the oscars it is this(and it wasn't) ” - nishantsirohi123
 
11.
Charas (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Suraj (Dharmendra) his dad, and sister live in Uganda while their properties and business in India are managed by an employee named Kalicharan... (159 mins.)
Director: Ramanand Sagar
“ not one bit does this film looks old. it was shot in Venice and Malta
Timeless both Hema Malini & Dharmendra were in their peak of career, and yet is never mentioned amongst the classics...cuz it was not directed by "some chopra" ” - nishantsirohi123
 
12.
Gang (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After falling prey to underworld, four friends jeopardize their personal lives with point of no return. (152 mins.)
Director: Mazhar Khan
“ got lost during production.(director Mazhar Khan died in 1998)
then added a bearable item song by Juhi Chawla and released 2 years later
yet amazing plot and performances by the cast....jackie shroff(again), Nana Patekar(oh yeah) and the most under-utilized artist Javved jaffry...even Mr Matchstick legs Kumar Gaurav has some excellent sequences. ” - nishantsirohi123
 
13.
Kaun? (1999)
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While alone in the house, a woman hears news of serial killer on the loose. And then a stranger rings the doorbell... (90 mins.)
Director: Ramgopal Varma
“ No words to describe it. The reason why I became fan of Urmila. ” - nishantsirohi123
 
14.
Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge. (120 mins.)
Director: Sriram Raghavan
“ One of the last movies by Saif Ali Khan where he actually played the character(a villian here) and Urmila who also plays a Villian
this a Neo Noir...cuz there are no heroes. ” - nishantsirohi123
 
15.
Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Police officers recount a tale of missing money which results in lies, deceit, betrayal and death. (135 mins.)
Director: Sriram Raghavan
“ Another Noir....!
There are no heroes here as well....if you have to make a debut....make it this way(director Sriram Raghavan and Neil Mukesh) ” - nishantsirohi123
 
16.
Bas Ek Pal (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Nikhil Kapoor decides to re-locate from Parksville, USA to Bombay; meets with Anamika Joshi and instantly... (150 mins.)
Director: Onir
“ Disturbing and upsetting
effective nonetheless. ” - nishantsirohi123
 
17.
Aaja Nachle (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Dia's dance teacher is dying. She returns to the town where she learnt to live and dance and most importantly to save the endangered Ajanta theatre. (137 mins.)
Director: Anil Mehta
“ A genre surprisingly forgotten in Bollywood.....Dance Films
a true musical......! ” - nishantsirohi123
 
18.
Aks (2001)
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Raghavan Ghatge, a psychotic terrorist, and Manu Verma, the cop who tracks him down, shoot each other simultaneously, the result being that Raghavan's soul is transferred into Verma's body... (184 mins.)
“ for surrealism....and Raveena Tandon ” - nishantsirohi123
 
19.
Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Anand Mathur comes from a middle-class background, but has always dreamed of living in luxury. His dreams...
Director: Harry Baweja
“ a surprise ...unexpected surprise.
a rib tickling comedy that has a genuinely funny naseeruddin shah
amazing indian-pop genre music
a hot song by Rejuvanated Rekha
and really talented arshad varsi ” - nishantsirohi123
 
20.
Halla Bol (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A popular Bollywood actor witnesses a murder but refuses to come forward to identify the killer(s). (142 mins.)
“ Reason why Vidya Balan and Ajay Devgans are considered artists and not just stars(memorable role by Pankaj Kapoor) ” - nishantsirohi123
 
21.
Dillagi (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A new Sanskrit teacher (Dharmendra) comes to teach at a girls' school. The chemistry teacher (Hema Malini) becomes annoyed at his style of teaching. He falls in love with her and tries to win her over.
Director: Basu Chatterji
“ What happens when you mix a shrewd chemistry professor(called carbon dioxide by her students) and a romantic Sanskrit professor(whose specialty is Abhigyan shakuntalam) .....Sadly not many people have seen this classic ” - nishantsirohi123
 
22.
The Web of the Witch (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a small North Indian village, Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts... (90 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
“ Shabana Azmi plays the "wicked witch"
directed by Vishal Bharadwaj
and its amazing ” - nishantsirohi123
 
23.
1971 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home. (160 mins.)
Director: Amrit Sagar
“ It has Manoj Bajpai
and it won the National award in 2007
yet forgotten cuz ....truth is boring and doesnt fetch money ” - nishantsirohi123
 
24.
The Square Circle (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Set on the north eastern coast of India this unusual Indian film mixes the genres of Bollywood (the... (107 mins.)
Director: Amol Palekar