Conventional themes are a part of the industry, twenty years back then there was a theme of love story and action. Now that theme has varied a lot.
Movies which are not conventional are gaining more praises among the viewers. The audience needs something different all the time. After some years this would be the conventional theme and there would be something else to replace it.
These movies have tried to change the conventional way of the movies. Some worked, some didn’t.
1. No Smoking:
This was Anurag Kashyap’s direction, and many people have not still understood the theme of the movie. Such dark themes were not working at that time, but now it has attained a cult status among the viewers. Today’s generation loves thriller movies like No Smoking. The portrayal of actors like John Abraham and Paresh Rawal is appreciated in the movie.
2. Love, Sex Aur Dhoka:
This was a very brave attempt by director, Dibakar Banerjee. The movie revolves around everything you’ve not expected it too, and it is very bold. There were no big actors in it but the movie had many themes like honour killing, there was also an MMS scandal in the movie and references of casting couch happening in India. The movie was a success critically and commercially both.
Released in 2008 starring Rajeev Khandelwal it is director Raj Kumar Gupta’s one of the finest works. Aamir revolves around the subject of terrorism and how one man tries to save his family when he is blackmailed on the basis of his religion. It was a very courageous attempt by the makers of the movie.
4. The Lunchbox:
This was one of the best movies of 2013, along with a power packed star cast, Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur. The movie is a simple love story but just has a different approach. The movie won so many awards and at the box office, it earned a Rs 100 crore.
5. Lipstick Under My Burkha:
This film is a tight slap on the face of male chauvinism. Starring, Rachana Pathak, Konkana Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur and Aahana Kumra. The black comedy was produced by Prakash Jha and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava. The film talks about female sexuality and suppression in a burkha-wearing neighbourhood.
How many have you watched?