Less known but worthy Indian movies of 2023

 Indian movie industries (Bollywood and regional movie industries) produce thousands of movies each year. In this flood of movies, there are so many movies that are truly wonderful but remain out of sight – these films do not get the attention that they deserve.

 That is why we have prepared a list of such Indian movies that are worth watching.

1) Khufiya

Cast: TabuAli FazalWamiqa Gabbi, Ashish Vidyarthi,  Azmeri Haq Badhon, Atul Kulkarni

DirectorVishal Bharadwaj

Language: Hindi

About the movie: ‘Khufiya’ is based on the book ‘Nowhere To Escape'(2012) written by former RAW official Amar Bhushan. It is one of the rare espionage-related movies where the lead character – an Intelligence officer is a woman.

You may read the review of this film by Movie Tomorrow by clicking here.

2) The Vaccine War

Cast: Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi, Raima Sen, Anupam Kher, Girija Oak, Nivedita Bhattacharya

Director: Vivek Agnihotri

Language: Hindi

About the movie: ‘The Vaccine War’ is based on true events of Covid-19 and the development of its vaccine in India. The story is mainly about the struggles as well as the determination of Indian scientists.

You may read the review of this film by Movie Tomorrow by clicking here.

3) Balagam

Cast: Priyarshini, Kavya Kalyanram

DirectorVenu Yeldandi

Language: Telugu

About the movie: It is a well-crafted movie that convinces you to look at the characters beyond the actors who are playing them. The sincere portrayal of the rural life of Telangana is set to touch you to the core.

4) Bagha Jatin

CastDeepak Adhikari (Dev), Sreeja Dutta, Sudipta Chakraborty, Samiul Alam, Rohaan Bhattacharjee

Director: Arun Roy

Language: Bengali

About the movie: ‘Bagha Jatin’ is a biographical film which is based on Bagha Jatin, a freedom fighter who fought for the independence of India in the early 20th century. Dev’s acting and storyline are the driving force for the success of this film.

You may read the review of this film by Movie Tomorrow by clicking here.

5) Jongole Mitin Mashi

Cast: Koel Mallick, Subhrojeet Dutta, Lekha Chatterjee, Asim Roychowdhury, Kamalika Banerjee

DirectorArindam Sil

Language: Bengali

About the movie: ‘Jongole Mitin Mashi’ features Koel Mallick in the lead role. This movie is the sequel of ‘Mitin Mashi'(2019). Mitin takes on animal poachers in this thriller movie. Arindam Sil’s direction and Koel Mallick’s acting are simply too good.

You may read the review of this film by Movie Tomorrow by clicking here.

6) Kathal

Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Anant V Joshi, Vijay Raaz, Rajpal Yadav, Brijendra Kala, and Neha Saraf.

Director: Yashovardhan Mishra

Language: Hindi

About the movie: This Jackfruit Story is a satirical comedy that depicts everything wrong with the Indian judicial and administrative system in a playful way. The movie delves into the life of a diligent police officer who is investigating the case of missing jackfruits from a politician’s house. Then, the story seamlessly blends with the investigation of a missing girl. This film portrays the problems of gender and caste-based discrimination in society in a captivating way.

7) Dhak Dhak

CastRatna Pathak, Sanjana Sanghi, Dia MirzaFatima Sana Shaikh

Director: Tarun Dudeja

Language: Hindi

About the movie: ‘Dhak Dhak’ is about four women from different background, who embark on a road trip on motorcycles from Delhi to Ladakh. Director Tarun Dudeja has portrayed their trip as not just a road journey but also as a journey of self-discovery.

You may read the review of this film by Movie Tomorrow by clicking here.

8) Mission Raniganj

CastAkshay KumarParineeti Chopra, Kumud Mishra,  Pawan Malhotra, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Ravi Kishan

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai

Language: Hindi

About the movie: Directed by T. S. Desai ‘Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue’ is based on real incident at a coalmine and the courageous rescue of the miners by Jaswant Singh Gill in Raniganj in 1989. Akshay Kumar is playing the role of Jaswant Singh Gill in this movie.

You may read the review of this film by Movie Tomorrow by clicking here.

9) Antony

Cast: Joju George, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Nyla Usha, Asha SharathAppani Sarath

Director: Joshiy

Language: Malayalam

About the movie: This is a crime thriller that revolves around a gangster named Antony (played by Joju George). It is not just action-packed, it has plenty of drama as well.

10) Fukrey 3

Cast: Pulkit SamratRicha ChadhaVarun SharmaManjot Singh, Pankaj Tripathi

Director: Mrighdeep Singh Lamba

Language: Hindi

About the movie: It is not always easy to make sequels of superhit movies. However, ‘Fukrey 3’ manages to maintain the flow of the franchise even without Zafar played by Ali Fazal. This movie offers a great deal of chaotic fun just like its previous parts.

You may read the review of this film by Movie Tomorrow by clicking here.

11) Thugs

Cast: Hridhu Haroon, Anaswara Rajan

Director: Brinda

Language: Tamil

About the movie: The art of storytelling, technical elegance, credible acting – this movie has it all. It is essentially a prison-break thriller that fascinates not just critics but also the audience.

12) The Great Indian Family

CastVicky KaushalManushi Chhillar, Kumud Mishra, Manoj Pahwa

DirectorVijay Krishna Acharya

Language: Hindi

About the movie: In this movie, a young pundit named Vedvyas Tripathi(played by Vicky Kaushal), who comes from a Brahmin family, discovers that he is a Muslim by birth. Vedvyas a.k.a. Bhajan Kumar as well as Billu, becomes a subject of mockery and goes viral on the internet, tries to learn how to be a Muslim, and has confrontations with his family. Now, what happens after that is a comical crisis of identity.

You may read the review of this film by Movie Tomorrow by clicking here.

13) Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga

Cast: Yami Gautam, Sunny Kaushal, Sharad Kelkar, Indraneil Sengupta

Director: Ajay Singh

Language: Hindi

About the movie: The story of this film is about a flight attendant and her boyfriend who plan to steal diamonds mid-flight to pay off their debt. However, this plan is sabotaged when the plane gets hijacked. What happens next, to know this – watch the movie which was released on Netflix.

14) Kuttey

CastTabuArjun KapoorNaseeruddin ShahRadhika Madan, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Kumud Mishra

Director: Aashman Bharadwaj

Language: Hindi

About the movie: ‘Kuttey’ is a crime thriller where Arjun Kapoor is playing a key character after a very long time. The storyline and fantastic acting by the cast are the main strengths of this film.

15) Ghore Pherar Gaan

Cast: Ishaa Saha, Parambrata Chatterjee, Reshmi Sen, Chaitali Dasgupta

Director: Aritra Sen

Language: Bengali

About the movie: The story revolves around Tora who gets settled abroad after marrying Ribhu. She finds it hard to grapple with the high-society lifestyle thrust upon her by her mother-in-law. However, a chance encounter with a talented musician, Imran, turns her life around and the two are drawn to each other by their shared passion for music. 

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