Last Updated: March 01, 2015, 19:00 IST
Directed by Hansal Mehta, 'Citylights' featured Rajkummar Rao and Patraleka in lead roles. It is the story of a hopeful migrant family, who show up in the big city, determined to change their fate.
Directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' revolves around the death and the religious identity of the man who is crushed under a politician's giant poster. A series of comic, tragic and sometimes hilarious events that follow as communal elements, political influences, police interference, angry lawyers and apathetic relatives plunge head-first into the drama.
Rajat Kapoor's latest film 'Ankhon Dekhi' revolves around a single dilemma faced by an old man: How reliable is second-hand knowledge or experience? From the '80s cult film 'Om-Dar-Ba-dar', to a fictionalised biography of a soft-porn writer 'Mastram', the first half of 2014 saw many interesting releases. Rajat Kapoor's latest film 'Ankhon Dekhi' revolves around a single dilemma faced by an old man: How reliable is second-hand knowledge or experience?
Mrityunjay Devvrat's 'Children of War' threw light on the terrifying time in 1971's Bangladesh.
'Manjunath' is based on the 2005 murder of Manjunath Shanmugam, the 27-year-old Indian Oil employee who'd been threatening to bust the fuel adulteration racket in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. Directed by Sandeep A Varma, the film won over most critics and audiences.
'Mastram', written and directed by 'Gangs of Wasseypur' screenwriter Akhilesh Jaiswal, tries to imagine the back-story of the anonymous author of popular pulp fiction and raunchy stories in Hindi, known only as Mastram.
Director Ashim Ahluwalia's 'Miss Lovely' is set in the Hindi movie business of the eighties...but not the one that features the Khans or the Kapoors. These are the C-grade horror and sex movies, a thriving industry of its own.
'Om-Dar-Ba-dar' is a post-modernist multi-layered non-linear narrative on the coming-of-age of a boy, Om (Aditya Lakhia), in an idyllic town in Rajasthan. Directed by Kamal Swaroop, the film, which was made in the late '80s, was re-released earlier this year.