You have had one hell of a year if you are a Bollywood fan. There were plenty of good movies this year. Movies like Sultan, Dangal, Airlift, Rustom, Dear Zindagi, Neerja, Pink, Ae Dil hai Mushkil, MS Dhoni – The Untold story and a few others managed to gain both, the critical acclaim and a Handsome Box-Office numbers. Also, there were certain movies that made it big at the box-office but were hugely criticized for their cliche content. But today, we will be talking about the exact opposite i.e. The movies that deserved to make it big that the box office but could only manage to collect critical acclaim.
The top 5 most underrated Bollywood movies of 2016 are (Spoiler-Free, in case you haven’t watched it yet):
Released on May 27th, 2016, this movie starred Kalki Kochelin and Naseeruddin shah. This movie had a very sweet message that Life is all about waiting. You can have all the fun in between, but at the end you’ll have to wait. And at times, waiting can be beautiful because it lets to be free in a way and inspect the surrounding. The dialogues are spot on and most of the conversation occurs in English. Due to the poor Promotions and non-bollywood content, the movie could only earn 3.9Cr at domestic+international market.
Radhika apte starring Phobia is a mixture of Horror and Mystery. The lead of the movie finds herself terrorized in her own house. Neither can She step out nor can She stay in and that’s what makes the movie interesting.
Two kids, Pari and Chotu set out on a journey. Pari believes that only Shahrukh Khan can provide eyes to her brother Chotu who got blind due to malnutrition. They travel through various places and meet variety of people. The movie is extremely positive and goes on to become a tad bit emotional towards the end. In short, this movie has a Proper mixture of all the emotions and if you haven’t seen this yet, please go for it.
2. Saala Khadoos:
Featuring R.Madhavan in the lead, this was a boxing-oriented commercial movie. However, despite having amazing content, the movie couldn’t please the Indian audience. WOM for this movie has been extremely positive, but only after it got off screen. Makers and other people in the B-Town had high expectations from this movie. However, they could get nothing but disappointment.
Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadda and Shweta Tripathi Starring Masaan is basically about two independent stories that meets somewhere down the line. The movie has some really catchy and deep meaning dialogues and a really sweet but not happy ending. “Sangam do baar aana chaiye, ek baar akele, ek baar kisi ke saath” is what the movie ends at. The movie performed exceptionally poor at the box office but got huge critical acclaim.
It’s just that we don’t get to hear much about these movies because of the marketing strategies and planning of commercial movies, which these underrated ones can’t generally afford.
If you haven’t already, you must watch every single one of them and give them a belated hurrah. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the Comment section below.