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Best Indie Movies From India You Must Watch

Independent filmmakers have always strived hard to bring balance to the action oriented, mindless bollywood trends by bringing sensitive, atypical movies to feed our senses. Here's a list of some of the best indie movies of recent times that you must watch.

1

Ship of Theseus

May 13, 2017
Ship of Theseus

Directed by Anand Gandhi, Ship of Theseus follows an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker explore identity, justice, beauty and the meaning of life and death.

2

Sulemani Keeda

May 13, 2017
Sulemani Keeda

Sulemani Keeda is an independent slacker comedy film directed by Amit V. Masurkar and produced by Tulsea Pictures in association with Mantra/Runaway Entertainment. It was first screened at the Mumbai Film Festival in 2013.

3

M Cream

May 13, 2017
M Cream

Figs, Maggie, Niz and Jay, four aimless college-goers from affluent families, embark on a road trip to the Himalayas in search of a drug named M Cream. En route, they get into strange adventures.

4

The Lunchbox

May 13, 2017
The Lunchbox

An unlikely goof-up by a tiffin carrier service results in Ila's tiffin, that was made for her husband, being delivered to Saajan Fernandes. An unusual friendship soon develops between Ila and Saajan.

5

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

May 13, 2017
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

On a fateful bus journey, a Tamil Brahmin woman saves an unknown Muslim man's life from the carnages of communal riots, by pretending to be a married Hindu couple.

6

Udaan

May 13, 2017
Udaan

After being expelled from school, Rohan returns home to a strict father as well as a half-brother he was unaware of. He is forced to work at his father's factory even though he wants to write.

7

Dev D

May 13, 2017
Dev D

After breaking up with his childhood love Paro, Dev finds solace in drugs and alcohol. He soon bumps into Chanda, a prostitute and falls for her. Will the pursuit of his lost love find him redemption?

8

Lucia

May 13, 2017
Lucia

The story revolves around the usher of a cinema hall who suffers from insomnia and his life changes when he starts daydreaming.

9

Fandry

May 13, 2017
Fandry

Jabya, a school-going boy from the lower caste, falls in love with Shalu, a higher caste girl. At the same time, his family seeks to hunt an elusive pig in order to earn a living.

10

Liar's Dice

May 13, 2017
Liar's Dice

Kamala, a young woman from Chitkul village and her girl child Manya, embark on a journey leaving their native land in search for her missing husband.

11

Peddlers

May 13, 2017
Peddlers

Peddlers is a 2012 Indian Hindi crime thriller film written and directed by Vasan Bala. The film features Gulshan Devaiah, Nishikant Kamat, Kriti Malhotra, Nimrat Kaur and Siddharth Menon in the lead roles.

12

Kshay

May 13, 2017
Kshay

Kshay is a 2012 black-and-white independent Indian psychological drama film written and directed by Karan Gour. The film premiered on 8 October 2011 at the Chicago International Film Festival.

13

Peepli Live

May 13, 2017
Peepli Live

Natha decides to commit suicide to get the farmers' compensation. However, the media and politicians learn about his intentions and descend on their village to capture the rare event.

14

Titli

May 13, 2017
Titli

When a young man attempts to escape the life of carjacking that his brothers have planned for him, he finds an unlikely ally in Neelu, the woman they've arranged for him to marry.

15

Gandu

May 13, 2017
Gandu

Gandu is a 2010 black-and-white Indian film, in the Bengali language, directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee who has described the film as a "rap musical". It features Anubrata, Joyraj, Kamalika, Silajit, and Rii in the lead roles.