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5 Indian films to look forward to

1. Dabba (Lunchbox) (Hindi) by Ritesh Batra
Irrfan Khan stars in this debut feature by Batra, whose shorts includeCafe Regular, Cairo, and Gareeb Nawaz ki Taxi. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an old man, as they build a fantasy world through notes in the lunchbox.

2. Peddlers (Hindi) by Vasan Bala
A smart, gritty thriller that follows two youngsters—an orphan working for a small-time crook and a woman drug carrier—trapped in drug trafficking, with a sexy cop on their trail. The film was in the Cannes film festival’s Critics’ Week in 2012. A debut feature of Vasan Bala, who was the associate director in Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna, it crackles with sharp dialogues and convincing performances—with a terrific turn by Gulshan Devaiah.mg_68069_film_strip_280x210.jpg

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3. Annayum Rasoolum (Malayalam) by Rajeev Ravi
A Romeo-and-Juliet story between the Christian Anna and the Muslim Rasool, it stars talented Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil and Andrea Jeremiah. It is the debut feature of Ravi, an impressive cinematographer whose credits include Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur, Dev D and That Girl in Yellow Boots. It is an atmospheric ferryboat romance, superbly shot in Kochi and Vypeen Island in Kerala, with wonderfully evoked detailing of small-town hopes.

4. David (Hindi/Tamil) by Bejoy Nambiar
After establishing his credentials with Shaitaan, Nambiar takes on a gangster comedy. There are three Davids in the Hindi version (Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vikram and Vinay Virmani) and two Davids in the Tamil one (Vikram and Jiiva); the women are Tabu, Isha Sharvani and Lara Dutta. The Davids live in different cities and periods, including Vikram playing a fisherman in Goa, and Jiiva, a musician in Mumbai. If you’re wondering, Nambiar had assisted Mani Ratnam in Raavan/Raavanan.

5. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (Matru’s Bijlee’s Mandola) (Hindi) by Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj’s new film explores the relationship between Bijlee (Anushka Sharma) and the two men in her life—alcoholic feudal landlord daddy Mandola (Pankaj Kapur) and lover Matru (Imran Khan), who is Mandola’s Man Friday. Daddy arranges for her to marry a politician’s son, with dire consequences. Bhardwaj weaves a love story with a satire on communism and politics of the have-nots, all topped off with a magenta buffalo.

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Comments (11)
Sriraam Jan 11, 2013
Mark my words.. Vishwaroopam would be India's first 'international' movie- Made in India :)
Anil Prabhakar Jan 9, 2013
Pankaj Kapoor - Vishal Bharadwaj is an awesome combination.
In the past they have given us gems such as The Blue Umbrella and Maqbool.

Matru Ki Bijli ka Mandola has an unusual casting and an unusual story. Topped up with Gulzar's lyrics. I am all set to watch it.
Parthana Sinha Jan 7, 2013
what about Lootera from the makers of Udaan? Jan 4, 2013
Shahid by Hansal Mehta is another great film to forward to in the year 2013. I watched this film at MAMI and was completely stunned. Great Filmmaking.
Praveen Varghese Jan 3, 2013
Here are some additions to the list:

Kai Po Che,
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,
Rock On 2,

Annayum Rasoolum is that movie I've been waiting for since its press announcement. Looking forward to it! That's gonna be some frigggin' new-generation montage.
Rajesh Nambiar Jan 2, 2013
What list is this without kamalhassan's Vishwaroopam...
Rejath Jan 2, 2013
missed Mani Ratnams ''Kadal"
Karthikeyan Jan 2, 2013
Waiting for David..Chiyaan vikram
Mukul Verma Jan 2, 2013
You also missed Kai Po Che
Indiandragon Jan 2, 2013
You missed Kamal hasan's Viswaroopam and Rajinikanth's Kochadayan India's ! Both first of the kind in terms of Technology adapted in Indian Movies.
Response to Indiandragon:
Kali Jan 2, 2013
And you completely missed the point..
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