5 remarkable Indian Films that are unknown​ to Indians

5 remarkable Indian films that won international appreciation

In India, there is absolutely no dearth of creativity. The entertainment and film industry have produced some spectacular masterpieces that have not only been critically acclaimed in India but also, in abroad, but we Indians hardly know about them.

Here is a whole list of films, documentaries and short movies by Indian filmmakers that became a major hit in abroad and are still unknown to most of the Indians.

Court 2014

Won 19 awards at national and international film festivals

The film court examines the Indian legal system through the trial of an aging folk singer at a sessions court in Mumbai. This directorial debut of Chaitanya Tamhane as a writer and director premiered at the 71st venice international film festival. It won altogether 19 awards at various film festivals including the best feature film award at the 62nd national film awards in 2014.

Gattu 2012


Received high critical acclaim by critics and film reviewers all over the world.

It is the tale of a little boy who is passionate about flying kites. Gattu is written by K.D. satyam and directed by Rajan khosa received high critical acclaim by Rajan Khosa received high critical acclaim by critics and film reviewers all over the world. The film has been honored with a special mention under Deutsches Kindeehilswerk category at the 62nd Berlin international film festival securing a high position among the few bollywood films to such acclaim.

Peddlers 2012

Never got a release but was selected for international critics week.

Peddlers revolved around a 20 year old destitute boy who live in Mumbai. He get trapped in the drug trade. The movie is written and directed by Vasan Bala. This movie never got a release but was selected for international critics week which is a prestigious sidebar at the festival.

Sonchidi 2011

Screened at the 68th Venice international film festival.

Sonchidi is an Indian science fiction film directed by Amit Dutta, is about two travelers who are in search of a flying craft, which they believe could possibly take them to the ultimate escape from the cycle of births. It was screened at the 68th Venice international film festival.

Cities of sleep 2015

Showcased at the Taiwan international documentary festival.

This is a documentary on sleep communes and sleep industry in India. Filmmaker Shaunak sen explores this unexplored aspect of sleep and its socio-political dynamics. The 74-minutes film follows two beggars who have spent last seven years sleeping in odd places in Delhi- from subways and under flyovers to car garages, vacant zoo cages and deserted pipeline.

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