Art House Cinema

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LATEST IN ART HOUSE CINEMA

The Japanese Wife (2010)

The Japanese Wife (2010)

The Japanese Wife (2010) is a primarily English Film directed by Aparna Sen. Based on a book by Kunal Basu, the story of this Indo-Japanese film revolves around the love story of a young Bengali village school teacher and his Japanese pen friend over letters and a relationship that transcends the boundaries of human presence.

Chakra (1981)

Chakra (1981)

Chakra is a 1981 Hindi film directed by Rabindra (Robin) Dharmaraj, starring Smita Patil and Nasiruddin Shah. The film tells the story of a migrant family that takes refuge in the slums of Dharavi and is slowly sucked into the seedy underbelly of Bombay.

New Delhi Times (1986)

New Delhi Times (1986)

New Delhi Times (1986) is a Hindi film directed by Ramesh Sharma and has Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in prominent roles. The film is considered a fearless and incisive take on the rot in the socio-political system through the eyes of an upright Journalist.

Nayakan (1987)

Nayakan (1987)

Nayakan (1987) is a Tamil film directed by Mani Ratna. With Kamal Haasan as the protagonist, this film is loosely based on the Mumbai gangster Varadarajan Mudaliar and is considered one of the finest films of Indian Cinema.

Genesis (1986)

Genesis (1986)

Genesis is a 1986 Hindi film directed by Mrinal Sen that tells a minimalistic tale of the rise and fall of civilizations, miniaturized within the confines of a ruined village and inside the minds of the four protagonists.

FILMS BY LANGUAGE

  • Hindi
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Odia
  • Tamil

New Delhi Times (1986)

New Delhi Times (1986) is a Hindi film directed by Ramesh Sharma and has Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in prominent roles. The film is considered a fearless and incisive take on the rot in the socio-political system through the eyes of an upright Journalist.

Aparoopa (1982)

Aparoopa is a 1982 Assamese film by noted film maker Jahnu Barua. Produced by NFDC, and with Suhasini Muley, Girish Karnad and Sushil Goswami in lead roles, it was Barua's first feature film. Aparoopa went on to win the National Award for the best regional film in 1982.

The Wife’s Letter (2016)

Streer Potro, or the Wife’s Letter turned out to be another avant-garde piece of Cinema from Aneek Chaudhuri’s closet.

The Japanese Wife (2010)

The Japanese Wife (2010) is a primarily English Film directed by Aparna Sen. Based on a book by Kunal Basu, the story of this Indo-Japanese film revolves around the love story of a young Bengali village school teacher and his Japanese pen friend over letters and a relationship that transcends the boundaries of human presence.

Amma Ariyan (1986)

Amma Ariyan is a 1986 Malayalam film directed by avant-garde filmmaker John Abraham. It was the first film of the Odessa Collective, made from donations received from the public, and the last made by Abraham. It is considered a landmark film in the history of Indian and Malayalam cinema.

Tya Ratri Paus Hota (2009)

Tya Ratri Paus Hota (That Night It Rained) is one of the most audacious thriller-dramas of Marathi...

Maya Miriga (1984)

Maya Miriga (The Mirage) is a 1984 Odia film directed by Nirad N. Mohapatra.

Nayakan (1987)

Nayakan (1987) is a Tamil film directed by Mani Ratna. With Kamal Haasan as the protagonist, this film is loosely based on the Mumbai gangster Varadarajan Mudaliar and is considered one of the finest films of Indian Cinema.

    FILMS BY DIRECTORS

    • Satyajit Ray
    • Bimal Roy
    • Mrinal Sen
    • Mani Kaul
    • Ritwik Ghatak

    Sadgati (1981)

    Based on a short story by the same name written by Munshi Premchand, Sadgati is a 1981 Hindi film directed by Satyajit Ray, a deeply angry fim by his own admission...

    Bandini (1963)

    Bandini is a 1963 Hindi film directed by Bimal Roy, based on a Bengali novel Tamasi written by Charu Chandra Chakraborty. A female centric film, Bandini is considered the best film made by Bimal Roy and one of the crowning achievements of the Indian Cinema.

    Genesis (1986)

    Genesis is a 1986 Hindi film directed by Mrinal Sen that tells a minimalistic tale of the rise and fall of civilizations, miniaturized within the confines of a ruined village and inside the minds of the four protagonists.

    Uski Roti (1970)

    Uski Roti (Eng: Our Daily Bread) is a 1970 Hindi film made by Mani Kaul. The first film of Mani Kaul, Uski Roti is based on a story by the same name by Mohan Rakesh. It is considered a landmark in the history of New Wave Cinema in India.

      Nagarik (1952)

      Nagarik (Eng: The Citizen) is a 1952 Bengali film by Ritwik Ghatak, one of the stalwarts of the Indian Art Cinema. It is considered as one of the first examples of Bengali Art Cinema, preceding Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali.

      FILMS BY GENRE

      • Experimental Cinema
      • Avant-Garde
      • New Cinema Movement

      White (2018)

      White, a silent film by Aneek Chaudhury, is a combination of three tales about a crime, its horrors and motherhood...

      The Wife’s Letter (2016)

      Streer Potro, or the Wife’s Letter turned out to be another avant-garde piece of Cinema from Aneek Chaudhuri’s closet.

        Bhuvan Shome (1969)

        Bhuvan Shome is a 1969 Hindi film directed by Mrinal Sen. Based on a story by Balai Chandra Mukhopadhyay, this film is considered a landmark in the Modern Indian Cinema. This film is one of the earliest attempts at what came to be known as art house or new wave cinema in India.