Bollywood movies are generally in Hindi for the obvious reasons as Indians majorly speak and know the Hindi language. But then, there are always exceptions! Read on…
We all love Bollywood films which have all the masala & flavors right from dramatic entries to mushy romance, don’t we?! Similarly, the rusty dialogues which brim with energy and deserve all the whistles have their own USP in Hindi films. But there are quite a few B-Town films which are start to end in English language and they cater to a certain segment of audience and/or theme.
Here is a list of such Indian films which were loved in the English language and were equally loved. Read on…
Delhi Belly : Delhi Belly is a 2011 Indian black comedy action film written by Akshat Verma and directed by Abhinay Deo. It stars Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vir Das, Poorna Jagannathan and Shenaz Treasurywala. While the original version was in English, a Hindi dubbed version was also released.
Finding Fanny : Finding Fanny is a 2014 Indian satirical road comedy film directed and written by Homi Adajania and produced by Dinesh Vijan under Maddock Films and presented by Fox Star Studios. Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor feature in prominent roles. The film was critically acclaimed and was dubbed in Hindi as well.
Being Cyrus : Being Cyrus is a 2006 Indian English-language black comedy film directed by Homi Adajania. The film revolves around a dysfunctional Parsi family starring Saif Ali Khan in a titular role. This is Saif ‘s first English feature film and was planned to be released in Hindi dubbed version, but director Homi Adjania cancelled the plan.
The Last Lear : The Last Lear is a 2007 Indian drama film directed by Rituparno Ghosh. The film won the National Award of India for Best Feature Film in English in 2007. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, Shefali Shah and Jisshu Sengupta. It was based on Utpal Dutt’s play “Aajker Shahjahan”
A Death In The Gunj : A Death In The Gunj is a 2016 Indian drama written and directed by Konkona Sen Sharma. It features an ensemble cast of Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Om Puri, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh and Ranvir Shorey. The film was made in English language and was dubbed in Hindi, Marathi as well.
Mr & Mrs Iyer : Starring Konkana Sen Sharma and Rahul Bose in lead roles, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer is a 2002 Indian drama film written and directed by Aparna Sen and produced by N. Venkatesan. The film features Aparna Sen’s daughter Konkona as Meenakshi Iyer, a Tamil Iyer Brahmin who is a Hindu. Rahul portrays the character of Raja Chowdhury, a Bengali Muslim wildlife photographer. The film was widely acclaimed!
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