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The Bollywood film industry is often criticized for producing copies and not coming up with any new concepts. The movies with outdated stories have even led to the boycott culture of upcoming Bollywood movies. But whenever someone tries to come up with something unique and original, it fails to make it big at the box office. There are filmmakers who went out of their comfort zone and delivered original concepts, but unfortunately, these movies fall under the category of underrated movies that deserved more recognition.

Here we have listed a few of the underrated movies that deserved a lot more in the entertainment industry:

1. Hamid (2018)

Hamid is one of the underrated movies that showcased how in a state full of conflicts compassion has a place of its own. The movie features Vikas Kumar, Rasika Dugal, and Talha Arshad Reshi in lead roles. It displays the life of Kashmiris. The child actor stole the limelight and went on to win the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. This underrated movie also won the Best Feature Film in Urdu.

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Watch on: Netflix

Hamid, underrated movies

2. Tumbbad (2018)

Tumbbad is one of the most underrated movies in the genre of mythological horror. If you watch this masterpiece you will realize that after ages the Hindi film industry has come up with something this interesting and spine-chilling.

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Watch on: Prime Video


3. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2018)

Comic book fans who love comedies and Bruce Lee will love this action-comedy Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. This action comedy is one of a kind which requires no flying cars. The story revolves around the protagonist who does not feel pain.

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Watch on: Netflix

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

4. Photograph (2019)

If you have watched the movie The Lunchbox, you will be amazed to know that this movie is Ritesh Batra’s next. This movie features Nawazuddin and Sanya Malhotra in lead roles. The storytelling of this movie deserves much more attention than it got at the box office. It is no doubt among the underrated movies list.

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Watch on: Netflix, Prime Video

Photograph underrated movies on netflix

5. Soni (2018)

This underrated movie on Netflix explored the nuanced gender politics and won the Oxfam Award for the ‘Gender Equality’ category at the 2018 MAMI Film Festival. Soni showcased the discrimination women face in fields that are largely dominated by men due to our patriarchal society. This gem of a movie surely deserved a grand opening.

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Watch on: Netflix


6. Judgementall Hai Kya (2019)

This is a psychological thriller that should be on everyone’s watchlist. You should look out for Rajkummar Rao’s stunning performance. The filmography of this movie is top-notch.

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Watch on: Netflix


7. Moothon (2019)

This action thriller is one of the most underrated Bollywood movies. This masterpiece by Geetu Mohandas is a beautiful love story with soulful music. It portrayed the human tendency to form relations, even when tangled in the lowest parts of society.

IMDb Rating: 7.4

Watch on: Zee5


8. Mukkabaaz (2017)

This underrated movie premiered at the 2017 TIFF, it is about India’s caste discrimination. This sports drama was released in India in 2018. Look out for Zoya Hussain’s fierce debut performance in this love story for the ages.

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Watch on: Zee5


9. Pataakha (2018)

Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha was all about sibling relationships. This drama explores the complications of human nature. It features the talented actor Vijay Raaz in an important role.

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Watch on: Prime Video

Pataakha movie review

10. Mulk (2018)

Among Anubhav Sinha’s trilogy of movies on social issues, Mulk is the first one. Unlike Article 15 and Thappad the underrated movie, Mulk, which is about the religious divide in India, took some time to make a mark. The layered storytelling and powerful performances make it worth a watch.

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Watch on: Zee5

Mulk movie review

11. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018)

Bhavesh Joshi tried his best to make India’s superhero origin story. Despite the flaws, the film is appreciable. Yes, the script could have been better but the story was fascinating enough to watch.

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Watch on: Netflix, Hotstar

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero

12. Blackmail (2018)

Irrfan Khan plays the lead in this movie, the man is enough to make a movie with an average script into something brilliant. Though Blackmail is a comedy-drama it deserves more credit for its unique plot. Though this still remains one of the most underrated Bollywood movies, the effort is worth respecting.

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Watch on: Prime Video

Blackmail movie review irrfan Khan

13. Gone Kesh (2019)

This underrated movie has a brilliant cast, featuring Jeetendra Kumar, Shweta Tripathi, Vipin Sharma, and Deepika Amin. It is a simple movie that is worth a watch if you are looking for something pleasant.

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Watch on: Prime Video, MX Player


14. Kaalakaandi (2018)

If you are looking for something wacky Kaalakaandi is the one for you. Though it is not as good as director Akshat Verma’s first film Delhi BellyKaalakaandi is still worth watching for the protagonist Saif Ali Khan’s brilliant performance and for its eclectic music and comic storyline. It can be listed among the underrated Bollywood movies.

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Watch on: Disney+Hotstar

Kaalakaandi saif ali khan

15. Yeh Ballet (2020)

It is among the most underrated Netflix movies. Yeh Ballet is a perfect example of chasing dreams and the pleasure of dancing. It has a well-developed script and the performances of the lead actors are stunning. Yeh Ballet surely deserves more attention.

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Watch on: Netflix

Yeh Ballet review
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