Ground Report | New Delhi: 10 movies to watch during Diwali; Apart from parties, rangoli, and firecrackers, Diwali is also when Bollywood filmmakers like to make big releases, and this year’s Diwali is no different. It is no surprise that the festivities of Prakash Parv will include an entry into Bollywood; Taking a trip to the cinema to see one of the big Khans in action is a great way to beat Diwali fever.
10 movies to watch during Diwali
In a carefully structured adaptation of Rituparno Ghosh’s eponymous Rabindranath Tagore novel, Prakash plays a key role in the setting of Binodini’s (Aishwarya Rai) rebellion against a male-dominated society.
Cinematographer K.K. Mahajan’s famous work under the exclusive direction of Mani Kaul follows the story of truck driver Sucha Singh and his wife Balo.
Asha Jaoar Majhe
Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s first directorial is a wonderful interplay of sights and sounds that fills the lives of a middle-class Bengali couple, living apart to make ends meet.
Beautifully filmed, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s story of identity discovery and growth in a rapidly changing city finds visual poetry in its urban decadence.
In this Mrinal Sen film, Shabana Azmi is Jamini, who takes care of her bedridden mother in an old, decaying mansion. A chance journey of three townspeople leads to the mistaken identities that form the root of this atmospheric, understated gem.
In this father-daughter relationship drama, Rituparno Ghosh lives under the same roof as Rohini (Debasree Roy) with her father Sudhamay (a brilliant Soumitra Chatterjee) – dutiful daughter, tireless lover, and movie star.
Santosh Sivan’s camerawork gives a vivid, pulsating depth to this Mani Ratnam political drama. Constantly trying to find different compositions within a single frame, Sivan’s lens almost never freezes.
In Shyam Benegal’s Nishant, Sushila (Shabana Azmi) is kidnapped by the zamindar’s sons, after which the entire village is constantly assimilated to stand up to the corrupt and immoral feudal system
With scintillating set designs and costumes that bring the historical characters to life on screen, Jodhaa Akbar is an age-old film. Here the use of light in depicting the love story between a Mughal emperor and a Rajput princess becomes a symbol of each other’s understanding, thus developing a bond full of respect and love
Kai Po Che!
The shot of three friends Ishaan, Omi and Govind running from darkness to light to the soulful tunes of Manjha is as fresh today as this Abhishek Kapoor directorial was eight years ago.