Best independent hindi films of 2013

by lalaland-pixies | created - 01 Jan 2014 | updated - 01 Jan 2014 | Public

Here's my list of the best hindi films that released in 2013 and that were far away from independent cinema, enjoy ! (The order is not important)

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1. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 44,492 | Gross: $4.23M

2. Special 26 (2013)

Not Rated | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill

Votes: 47,282 | Gross: $1.08M

3. The Attacks of 26/11 (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Crime, History

The real story of ten terrorists, who sail to Mumbai and wage war on the populace for the next 72 hours.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Nana Patekar, Atul Kulkarni, Sanjeev Jaiswal, Ganesh Yadav

Votes: 4,388 | Gross: $0.25M

4. Kai po che! (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, Amrita Puri

Votes: 25,336 | Gross: $1.12M

5. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Saheb, his wife, and a gangster who returns to take revenge.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan

Votes: 3,564

6. Lootera (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

An aristocrat's daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Barun Chanda, Adil Hussain

Votes: 13,968 | Gross: $0.38M

7. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra, Art Malik

Votes: 56,960 | Gross: $1.63M

8. D-Day (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Thriller

A team of experts dispatched to bring in The Most Wanted Man in India almost achieve the unthinkable ... until something goes horribly wrong.

Director: Nikkhil Advani | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shruti Haasan

Votes: 8,483

9. Madras Cafe (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An Indian intelligence agent journeys to a war-torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group and meets a passionate journalist.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Nargis Fakhri, John Abraham, Raashi Khanna, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 21,603

10. Shorts (2013)

95 min | Drama

Shorts is a 2013 Hindi Drama film which is a compilation of five short films.It is directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, Vasan Bala, Anubhuti Kashyap, Shlok Sharma and Gitanjali Rao. The five short ... See full summary »

Directors: Neeraj Ghaywan, Siddharth Gupt, Rohit Pandey, Anirban Roy, Shlok Sharma | Stars: Satyakam Anand, Aparajit Bhattacharjee, Richa Chadha, Aditi Khanna

Votes: 420

11. Ship of Theseus (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

Director: Anand Gandhi | Stars: Aida Elkashef, Yogesh Shah, Faraz Khan, Hannan Youssef

Votes: 5,957

12. B.A. Pass (2012)

Unrated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

A young boy is seduced by a woman who later turns him into a gigolo (male prostitute).

Director: Ajay Bahl | Stars: Shadab Kamal, Shilpa Shukla, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Shikha Joshi

Votes: 3,283

13. Satyagraha (2013)

152 min | Drama

A corporate go-getter sees his priorities shift when a personal tragedy brings him face-to-face with political corruption.

Director: Prakash Jha | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 4,668 | Gross: $0.74M

14. David (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The lives of three different men named David are about to change forever.

Director: Bejoy Nambiar | Stars: Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vinay Virmani, Tabu

Votes: 2,415

15. Table No. 21 (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Thriller

A couple is drawn into a game show with a whooping winning prize. However the game turns into more than a survival for them with no escape.

Director: Aditya Datt | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Rajeev Khandelwal, Tina Desai, Dhruv Ganesh

Votes: 10,477 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Jolly LLB (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Drama

A small time lawyer files a PIL in court against his own idols case.

Director: Subhash Kapoor | Stars: Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 15,498

17. Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola (2013)

Not Rated | 151 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

Harry is an industrialist who loves his daughter Bijlee, and the bond they share with Harry's man friday, Matru. Bijlee's plan to wed the son of a politician, however, brings twists and turns in the lives of Matru, Bijlee and Mandola.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Pankaj Kapur, Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, Arya Babbar

Votes: 5,830

18. Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with an Indian twist, the film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Supriya Pathak, Sharad Kelkar

Votes: 17,531 | Gross: $2.67M

19. John Day (2013)

Unrated | 138 min | Drama

A bank manager and his wife, still grieving over their daughter who died in a fire, become pawns in a bank heist with ties to corruption and fraud.

Director: Ahishor Solomon | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Elena Kazan, Shernaz Patel

Votes: 755

20. Bombay Talkies (2013)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

Directors: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 4,667

21. Go Goa Gone (2013)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of friends, just looking to have a good time in a rave party on a remote island in Goa, find out that the island is infested with Zombies.

Directors: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari

Votes: 10,777 | Gross: $0.30M

22. Raanjhanaa (2013)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

Kundan, the son of a Hindu pundit, discovers that his childhood sweetheart Zoya loves city-bred Akram and wants to marry him. However, he persistently seeks to win her heart.

Director: Aanand L. Rai | Stars: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Swara Bhaskar

Votes: 27,758 | Gross: $0.88M

23. Shahid (2012)

Not Rated | 129 min | Biography, Drama

The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 13,804



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