India is the largest producer of movies in the world. It has more than 30 regional film industries, all producing movies in different languages. And yet, India isn’t as prominent on the world cinema stage as it should be. Sure, India still has a lot of ground to cover when it comes to making truly world class films, but that doesn’t mean there is any dearth good movies being made there. This list of best Bollywood movies on Netflix is a proof of exactly that.
18. Madras Café (2013)
‘Madras Café’ stands out for its sheer honesty and lack of pretentiousness in portraying a period in Indian political history which has not been dealt with in any mainstream Bollywood film before it. Director Shoojit Sircar holds nothing back in showcasing the complex relationship between India and Sri Lanka and what led to the ultimate assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It’s a dark, engrossing piece of cinema that entertains as well as it is informative. However it’s the selection of actors like John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri in the lead roles that raised questions but to give credit where it’s due they did a convincing job in playing their parts despite being limited actors.
17. Special 26 (2013)