5 underrated Bollywood movies that you must watch

Top most underrated Bollywood films which you must watch once.


There have been instances in Bollywood when good movies don’t get enough attention. Consequently, these movies get buried beneath the piles of multipe released of the Hindi cinema industry every year.

Here is a list of movies which are underrated but are a must watch.

1. Sangharsh – 1999


Directed by Tanuja Chandra this movie was partially a remake of The silence of the Lambs movie. Ashutosh Rana gave a solid performance along with Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta. Released in 1999, the movie was a psychological horror action movie in which a police officer asks for help from a prisoner to punish a serial child killer and bring justice which none other cops are able to.

2. Tamanna – 1997

Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, this movie highlighted a social issue. It is a real true story based on eunuch (role played by Paresh Rawal) abandoned girl (played by Pooja Bhatt). Released in 1998, this movie showcased a heart touching relation between these two and showed human’s humanity and love.

A positive side of third gender can also be seen who are considered as a lower section in the eyes of public.

3. Filhaal – 2002

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, this movie is all about the bond of two best friends and how they deal with sensitive issue of surrogacy.

Released in 2002, female best friends role played by Sushmita and Tabu. The movie is an apt representation of friendship. The movie won the award of Zee Cinema Awards for best supporting actress by Sushmita Sen.

4. Raincoat – 2004

Directed by Rituparno Ghosh, the movie depicts the story of two lovers (role played by Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai) who got separated by destiny but meet once again. The movie is an adaption of short story The Gift of the Maggi.

Released in 2004, an unforgettable romance can be seen in the movie and as we move forward we see how they realize the truth of each other’s life. Won National Film Awards for best feature film in Hindi and Aishwarya Rai won Zee Cine Award for Critic’s choice best actress.

5. 99 – 2009

Directed by Krishna D.K and Raj Nidimoru, 99 is a crime comedy film in which, the lead role is played by Kunal Khemu, Cyrus Broacha, Mahesh Manjrekar and Boman Irani.

This is a highly entertaining movie which depicts the story of a gangster and his two men and how they end up in many adventurous situations.