Alright, so things get serious from here. Here begins my top 10 list. Amusingly, there aren't 10 movies that feature here but 11 because I realized it would be extremely unfair to keep any of these out from the top 10.
So it's a tie at #10 between 2 brilliant and poignant arthouse movies which are heavily underrated.
The first is #ShipOfTheseus which is one of the most underrated movies in my list and I'd recommend you all to watch it. I know 90% of you haven't seen it. Ship of Theseus is a movie that even exceeds the standards set by international cinema when it comes to movies based on philosophies. 3 storyline that converge into one at the end deals with deep conundrums in the life of 3 individuals. The only question you'd ask yourself is what would you do had you been in their place? This is a pure piece of art. Unfortunate, it wasn't sent for the Oscars. I've left some directors' notes along with this, just to encourage you all to watch this movie.
The second movie is #Aligarh which shows the life of a professor in Aligarh University who is caught in the act of a homosexual activity in his private space (crime?!). This is by far one of the finest pieces of acting I've ever seen in Bollywood by an actor. Manoj Vajpayee has nailed the role and has understood the emotions and loneliness of the character to the core. Rajkumar Rao like always plays his role as the second fiddle extremely well. But really, it's all about the nuances and subtleties in the acting of Manoj Vajpayee which has made this movie the masterpiece it is-not taking any credits away from the magnificent direction from Hansal Mehta. Also, thanks to the director for caricaturing an unconventional homosexual character than what is usually fed to us by Bollywood (that's just plain mocking and insult). It's time we take the issue seriously. Loneliness and unconventional love couldn't have been displayed with so much tenderness. Thank you Hansal Mehta and Manoj Vajpayee.