Offbeat Bollywood movies with a difference

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1.
No Smoking (2007)
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A man fights against a tyrannical institution for his right to smoke, hence, for individual freedom. (128 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
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A Wednesday (2008)
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A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday. (104 mins.)
Director: Neeraj Pandey
 
3.
Aamir (2008)
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A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot. (99 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
 
4.
Kahaani (2012)
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A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met her husband. (122 mins.)
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
 
5.
3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
6.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
 
7.
Bubble Gum (2011)
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A teenager faces interfering parents, a sibling, and a rival for the girl he loves.
Director: Sanjivan Lal
 
8.
Shor in the City (2010)
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Various residents and career-criminals face challenges in crime-laden Mumbai. (112 mins.)
 
9.
Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
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A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends. (135 mins.)
 
10.
Do Dooni Chaar (2010)
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A middle class family in India tries to buy a new car. (112 mins.)
Director: Habib Faisal
 
11.
Dor (2006)
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Two woman --different backgrounds, miles apart, and strangers to each other-- are linked by tragedy. Their new-found friendship is tested as one holds the fate of the other's husband in her hands. (147 mins.)
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
 
12.
Udaan (2010)
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. (134 mins.)
 
13.
Dasvidaniya (2008)
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A man who loves to make "to-do lists" makes one last bucket list when he realizes he is about to die. (113 mins.)
Director: Shashant Shah
 
14.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
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Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged. (155 mins.)
Director: Zoya Akhtar
 
15.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
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The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
16.
Three Walls (2003)
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The story of a documentary movie-maker who films the reformation story of three hardened criminals within the prison walls - and in the process, finds redemption in her own life. (115 mins.)
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
 
17.
Gulaal (2009)
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A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college. (140 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
18.
Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)
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Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public... (137 mins.)
Director: Navdeep Singh
 
19.
Road, Movie (2009)
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A young man's journey across the mythic Indian landscape becomes a life changing odyssey. (95 mins.)
Director: Dev Benegal
 
20.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
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A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists. (125 mins.)
 
21.
Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007)
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A comic thriller about two people who miss the last local train at 1:40 am and how missing of their train changes their course of life forever. (143 mins.)
 
22.
Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007)
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Six newly-married, diverse, honeymooning couples face marital bliss and discord, finding out more about themselves, their significant others and life in this happy-go-lucky, quirky drama. (118 mins.)
Director: Reema Kagti
 
23.
Via Darjeeling (2008)
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A couple on their honeymoon is about to return to the city. On the last day, one of them disappears. The mystery returns to Calcutta one night...via Darjeeling. Faces are unmasked. New discoveries made. (104 mins.)
Director: Arindam Nandy
 
24.
Shaurya: It Takes Courage to Make Right... Right (2008)
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A army lawyer goes out of his way to defend an army officer charged with the homicide of a decorated officer. (149 mins.)
Director: Samar Khan
 
25.
Chalo Dilli (2011)
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Enroute to her destination via plane, a busy executive gets stranded with a middle-classed fast-talking male. (155 mins.)
Director: Shashant Shah
 
26.
Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi? (2009)
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Following a wild party, a married man meets with his friends in order to try and remember his indiscretions.
Director: Saurabh Shukla
 
27.
Oh, My God!! (2009)
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An employee puts more time trying to get people to invest in a novel money-making scheme.
 
28.
Bheja Fry (2007)
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Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house. (95 mins.)
Director: Sagar Ballary
 
29.
Black Friday (2004)
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Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen. (143 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
30.
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)
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Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West... (120 mins.)
Director: Sudhir Mishra