Bioscopewala staring Danny Dengzogpa in lead and Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra, Geethanjali Thaapa in pivotal roles. An adaptation of Kabuliwala, the original short story written by Rabindranath Tagore, from the 19th century to somewhere in the 1980s during the Taliban regime and changed the profession of Rehmat, the central character played by Danny, from a dry fruit seller to a man who goes around showing films to children through his bioscope. The film premiered in Tokyo International Film Festival with critical praises but didn’t find any place at Box Office.
Director: Deb Madhekar
Cast: Danny Denzogpa, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra
IMDb Rating: 7.7
This Indo-Canadian drama film directed by Sanjay Patel who is known for his debut short film “If You Love Your Children,” which won 18 awards. Union Leader is titled initially as Kamdar Union. The film stars Rahul Dev in the lead delivering a clap worthy performance. The film released in almost 100 screens on 19 January 2018 in India with positive reviews.
Director: Sanjay Patel
Cast: Rahul Dev, Tillotama Shome
IMDb Rating: 7.9
Omera was written in 2004 by the actor Mukul Dev, and it takes almost 12 years to start pre-production. This underrated film made on a huge price for an indie film of 180 Million Indian Rupees and recovers only 40 Million gross collections. Omerta is highly praised in film festivals but remains an underrated movie of this year.
Omerta is based on Ahmed Omar Saeed Shaikh; two incident explores in the film – 1994 kidnapping of westerns in India and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl.
Director: Hansal Mehta
Cast: Rajkumar Rao
IMDb Rating: 6.9
One more sports drama from Bollywood after films like Sultan and Dangal are blockbuster in Domestic, and Worldwide Box Office, Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz released with two more films on 12 January 2018 with substantial critical reception, NDTV and Hindustan Times gave 4.5 and 4 ratings out of 5,first day collection was about 20 Million but later picked up due to positive word of mouth and ended on 105 Million at the box office and becomes a profitable venture. Vineet Kumar Singh, the lead actor of the film written the story of the film 5 years back. This film is one of the finest film produced by Phantom Films.
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Vinnet Kumar Singh, Joya Hussain, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ravi Kishan
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Karwaan is a hindi road trip black comedy film starring Malayalam superstar Dulquer Salman and Irrfan Khan delivering there best performance of there career. Dulquer Salmaan is known for slice of a lice film, and director Akarsh Khurana choose him for the right role, Akarsh has directed “High-Jack” starring Sumeet Vyas in lead which was stated as painful by most of the critics but Karwaan received excellent reviews and stated as an honest film of the year, but unfortunately the film clashes with two more films and had a weak opening but later picked on weekend upto 30-50%.
Director: Akarsh Khurana
Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Irfaan Khan, Mithila Palkar
IMDb Rating: 8.3
#6.Beyond The Clouds
It’s good to see an international director working in an Indian story, Iranian director Majid Majidi who directed the cult children film “Children of Heavens” which remade in Hindi as “Bumm Bumm Bole” directed by Priyadarshan but did not do well as the original. Ishaan Khatter makes his debut with this film and give a compelling performance but still audience like to watch Dharma Productions “Dhadak”.
Director: Majid Majidi
Cast: Ishan Khatter ,Malavika Mohanan
IMDb Rating: 6.8
Padman was a 90 crore grosser at the domestic box office, and that is not a significant number for an Akshay Kumar starrer movie and makes another movie as underrated movies on our list. This R. Balki directorial film based on the real life of Arunachalam Murganantham, a social activist who introduce low-cost sanitary pads.
Director: R. Balki
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte
IMDb Rating: 8.1
The problem with this film is most of the dialogues are in regional language or. Akshat Verma debut film as a director makes an impressible entertaining film. This is rare to see an A-list Bollywood actor to do this kind of film. Kaalakandi released on the same day along with by Mukkabaaz and horror flick 1921, besides all of the three films 1921 makes more impact at the box office even most of the audience panned the film.
Genre: Adult Comedy
Director: Akshat Verma
Cast: Saif Ali Khan. Sobhita Dhulipala, Akshay Oberoi
IMDb Rating: 6.1
Abhinay Deo is known his first movie which was “Delhi Belly” the cult adult comedy film then he never touched this genre again he focused on action thrillers like Game, Force 2 and the TV Series “24” (an adaptation of American tv-series 24),which projects was not acclaimed as Delhi Belly, Blackmail trailer released with a hype it doesn’t meet the expectation still makes a watchable film.
Genre: Dark Comedy
Director: Abhinay Deo
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh, Divya Dutta
IMDb Rating: 7.1
#10.Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
One more film produced by Phantom Films, Indian Superhero films are always over the top and made for the especially mass audience, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is India’s first dark superhero film. In a scene, Harsh Kapoor introduces his alter ego to his friend as “We are from DCEU, we are dark, edgy and cool”.The stunts choreographed by Barrier 13 fame french actor Cyrill Raphaeli are award-worthy.
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Piyanshu Painyuli, Ashish Verma
Hope you like our list of Top 10 Bollywood Underrated Movies of this year that you can watch. Please let us know which underrated movies we missed in our list.
By- Karan Arora Mohali