1. The Kerala Story:
Sudipto Sen directs and Vipul Amrutlal Shah produces The Kerala Story, a 2023 Indian Hindi-language drama film. Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani star. The plot revolves around a group of Kerala women who are forced to convert to Islam and join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The video, marketed as a real story, is based on the Hindutva conspiracy theory of “love jihad” and erroneously claims that hundreds of Hindu women from Kerala have been converted to Islam and recruited by ISIS.
Lakshmi, based on true events, is a story of heroism and unfathomable bravery. A 13-year-old girl named Lakshmi is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this awful, inhuman world where she is raped and mercilessly abused, she barely survives thanks to the support of the other girls and her own determination to never give up. She is eventually rescued during a police raid. Against all difficulties, Lakshmi demonstrates bravery while everyone else fails. She stands up in court, defying every pressure – physical threats, extortion, and bribery – and succeeds in putting the traffickers behind prison in a landmark case in India.
Anup Singh wrote and directed the 2013 Indian-German drama film Qissa in Punjabi. The film was released in Indian theatres nationally on February 20, 2015, as well as on DVD and VOD. At the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the film was presented in the Contemporary World Cinema section and won the Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film.The film’s topic is centred on a Sikh man’s wish to have a son to carry on the family legacy.
4.Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women
Manish Jha wrote and directed the 2003 Indian dystopian tragedy film Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women. The film investigates the impact of female foeticide and female infanticide on gender balance and, as a result, societal stability and views. Its plot is based on real-life incidents of gender imbalance and economics leading to familial polyandry and bride buying in some parts of India. It depicts a future in which an Indian village is populated entirely by males as a result of female infanticide over the years.
5.Tahaan – A Boy With a Grenade
Santosh Sivan’s Tahaan – A Boy With a Grenade is an Indian Hindi-language drama film. The story revolves around a young boy and his pet donkey. It is a fable-like adventure of the titular eight-year-old child, whose existence centres around the pursuit of true meaning in his small universe. Purav Bhandare plays the young boy in the film. The rest of the cast includes Anupam Kher, Sarika, Rahul Bose, Rahul Khanna, and Victor Banerjee. The film was shot on location in Jammu and Kashmir.
Rahul Dholakia co-wrote and directed the 2007 Indian drama film Parzania, which also starred David N. Donihue. Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika played the key parts, with Corin Nemec and Raj Zutshi providing assistance. The film was shot in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad on a $700,000 budget.The film is said to be based on the true story of Azhar Mody, a ten-year-old Parsi boy (represented in the film as the character Parzaan Pithawala), who went missing after the Gulbarg Society massacre on February 28, 2002, which killed 69 people and was one of many events in Gujarat’s communal riots in 2002.The film follows the Pithawala family as they search for their missing kid.On November 26, 2005, the film premiered at the 36th India International Film Festival in Goa, before being distributed worldwide on January 26, 2007.
7. Aligarh :
Aligarh is a 2015 Indian biographical drama film written and directed by Hansal Mehta. The lead actors are Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao.
The film received a standing ovation during its international debut at the 20th Busan International Film Festival. On February 26, 2016, the film was released globally to critical acclaim.For his depiction of Ramchandra Siras, Bajpayee received critical acclaim and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor
Anurag Kashyap’s 2013 Indian Hindi-language thriller film Ugly was written, co-produced, and directed by him. Phantom Films and DAR Motion Pictures co-produced the film, which stars Rahul Bhat, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Vineet Kumar Singh, Girish Kulkarni, Surveen Chawla, and Anshika Shrivastava. It also stars TV actor Abir Goswami in his final cinematic appearance before passing away in 2013. Ugly tells the narrative of a struggling actor Rahul Varshney (Bhat), whose daughter Kali (Shrivastava) disappears and the events that ensue over the course of a week.