Ankhon Dekhi, Main Aur Charles, Filmistaan: Seven movies to watch this Republic Day
Films including Ankhon Dekhi, Main Aur Charles, Filmistaan and Chittagong would be just the perfect films to watch this Republic Day (January 26). After watching the live streaming of the parade, you can play these films to make your day of patriotism even more special. Set up your favourite couch, grab the popcorn and fire up Netflix to watch these films which might be underrated, but the best patriotic films to watch.
: Ankhon Dekhi, starring Sanjay Mishra and Rajat Kapoor in lead roles, directed by Rajat himself and was dedicated to his idols and teachers. The movie, which released in 2014, was the opening film at the 8th annual Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) 2014 in Toronto. Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review: "Kapoor’s film is an absolute gem, because he gives us a marvelous bunch of characters who make us laugh, and pause, and think. In another film, Bauji (Misra) would have come off a caricature. But here he is a man in the vital process of sloughing off dead layers, and discovering his skin. Sanjay Mishra does a terrific job of becoming Bauji." She gave the film Four stars, so it can be a must watch this Republic Day.
Main Aur Charlesbr>
This Randeep Hooda starrer film will be one good watch this Republic Day. The movie revolves around Charles, an enigmatic con man and a vicious killer, and the lives he touched with his inescapable charm and mysterious personality. Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review: "The only thing that keeps you watching is Randeep Hooda. His Charles is an amazing look-alike of the man, in his side-parted slicked down hair, the dark glasses, the sinuous, snake-like slither. He smirks rather than smiles, because he knows he is superior. And succeeds in keeping his main rival, top cop Amod Kanth (Adil Hussain), off balance and continually enraged as the chase ensues."
Filmistaan, which released in 2013, earned accolades at various international awards. It was screened at the 17th Busan International Film Festival, the Mumbai Film Festival, and the International Film Festival of Kerala, where it won the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for best debut.
The movie is about a Bollywood buff and a wanna-be-actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, but dreams of making it big in the industry. He finally lands work with an American crew and during their visit to remote areas in Rajasthan, he is kidnapped by terrorists. Sunny is kept on enemy border amidst guns and pathani-clad guards. Filmistaan shows how cinema can be the universal panacea for co-existence. The movie features Sharib Hashmi and Gopal Dutt.
Chittagong which released in 2012 is a historical war drama film directed by Bedabrata Pain. It has Manoj Bajpai in the lead role and is based upon events of British India's (now in Bangladesh) Chittagong Uprising.
Kya Dilli Kya Lahorebr>
It is a war drama film set in 1948, post-Independence period and deals with Indo-Pak partition. Kya Dilli Kya Lahore stars Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi, Raj Zutshi and Vishwajeet Pradhan in the lead roles.
Ship Of Theseusbr>
The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.
Alms For A Blind Horsebr>
A day in the life of a family in a village in Punjab as they deal with social and labor trials and inequities, leading to a night of a lunar eclipse.