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Favourite contemporary "non-mainstream" Indian films

A list of contemporary Indian films that have given me the most joy as they dared to be 'different', not operating within the expectations and limitations of the mainstream. An attempt to look at Indian cinema holistically in its current space, away from the grandeur of Bollywood and other obvious mainstream influences that more people might otherwise be familiar with. List will be continually updated.

  • A Death in the Gunj

    1

  • Aandavan Kattalai

    2

  • Autohead

    3

  • The Fourth Direction

    4

  • Court

    5

  • Dhanak

    6

  • Dora

    7

  • Gurgaon

    8

  • Haraamkhor

    9

  • Hotel Salvation

    10

  • Asamapta - Incomplete

    11

  • Iraivi

    12

  • Jigarthanda

    13

  • Jil Jung Juk

    14

  • Joker

    15

  • Kaaka Muttai

    16

  • Kaatru Veliyidai

    17

  • Kuttrame Thandanai

    18

  • Liar's Dice

    19

  • Lipstick Under My Burkha

    20

  • Loev

    21

  • Manhole

    22

  • Mantra

    23

  • Masaan

    24

  • Newton

    25

  • Once Again

    26

  • Pinky Beauty Parlour

    27

  • Sairat

    28

  • Sunrise

    29

  • The Narrow Path

    30

  • Thithi

    31

  • Vikram Vedha

    32

  • Visaranai

    33

  • Wrong Side Raju

    34