We are living in exciting times when the audience is celebrating the power of good content. In the times when big-budget movies and superstar-loaded movies are failing at the box office, a small-budget movie Kantara is breaking records.
The whole country is caught up with the Kantara fever. Be it celebrities or critics or fans, everyone is applauding Kantara for being an extraordinary movie. People loved the movie so much that they demanded it to be India’s official entry at the Oscars next year.
Written & directed by Rishab Shetty, Kantara also stars him in the lead role. The movie is about a Kambala champion who comes at loggerheads with a DRDO officer in a small village bordering a reserve forest.
In case you loved Kantara, here are 6 other unconventional Indian films that should be on your watch list:
Unconventional Movies Like Kantara
Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana (2021) [IMDb: 8.4]
The gangster movie is about a clash between two friends – while one is named Hari and the other is Shiva. While Garuda Gamana is used to address Lord Vishnu & Vrishabha Vahana for Lord Shiva. The makers have made the two characters very similar to the gods in nature they are named after.
Asuran (2019) [IMDb: 8.5]
With Dhanush’s exemplary performance, Asuran is definitely a must-watch. The movie is about a farmer, who belongs to a lower caste. He is forced to go on a run after his hot-headed son kills an upper-caste landlord. Dhanush’s National Award-winning film will hit you really hard.
Karnan (2021) [IMDb: 8]
With talented Dhanush in the lead role, Karnan is directed by Mari Selvaraj. The movie is loosely based on the 1995 Kodiyankulam caste violence. The movie revolves around Karnan (Dhanush), who belongs to an oppressed community and fights against the authorities for his people.
Pushpa: The Rise (2021) [IMDb: 7.6]
Just like Kantara, Pushpa also focuses on the clash between a hot-headed man and a police officer. The movie captures the story of a red sandalwood smuggler who rises up the ranks & becomes a feared gangster. The movie received a lot of love from the audience as well as critics.
Ulidavaru Kandanthe (2014) [IMDb: 8.4]
Another unconventional movie, Ulidavaru Kandanthe (As Seen by the Rest), is about five stories about a murder. Each character narrates the incident from his own perspective and how the movie unfolds leaves you thrilled.
Tumbbad (2018) [IMDb: 8.2]
In case you would like to watch a great original Indian movie of recent times, then Tumbbad must be on your watch list. The movie is about a guy, who finds an unlimited supply of gold because of Hastar, the demon god.
Which other movie should be added to the list?