The Bollywood box office shines for any film that stars the Khans or a big star for that matter. But Bollywood norms do take a detour at times. Once in a while we come across some movies that are not hyped but create unforeseen wonders. The marketing and promotion isn’t one of the strongest assets of such movies; content is what makes them stand out among the hundreds of releases over the year.

Here is a list of some movies that won the hearts of the audience based on their script and direction.

Tanu weds Manu (2011)

Directed by Anand L. Raj, Tanu Weds Manu caught everyone’s eye with the extraordinary pairing of  Kangana Ranaut as Tanu and R. Madhavan as Manu. What a fun movie with the perfect star cast and acting. There was no moment in the movie that you would like to skip for anything in the world. The songs, the comic timing and the climax; every second of the movie was worth the watch.

Pyar ka Punchnama (2011)

Who can ever forget the twelve minute scene of this movie? Pyar ka Punchnama is a storyline targeting the romantic zone of the youngsters with a pinch of brilliant comedy. Amazing performance by the actors acted as an added advantage to the storyline with remarkable direction by Luv Ranjan.

No one Killed Jessica (2011)

You can’t praise this movie enough for the kind of output it has delivered. This movie had all the flavors with a strong plot and an amazing direction by Raj Kumar Gupta. With an outstanding performance by Vidya Balan and Rani Mukherjee it did complete justice to the originality of the incidence turning out to be a dignified inspiration.

Kahaani (2012)

Vidya Balan’s amazing work in the movie took everyone by the storm. Kahaani is an extraordinary example of the kind of low budget movie that would turn into a blockbuster. Every minute of this film was filled with unexpected ups and downs ending to the most surprising climax. Sujoy Ghosh did an outstanding work yet again.

Vicky Donor (2012)

The promos of the movie seemed to be very interesting but not promising enough to become a blockbuster anytime soon. But once the film released, the numbers started increasing with each passing day and ended up with some outstanding records. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, Vicky Donar turned out to be Ayushmann Khurrana’s big break.

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Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

This was just so unexpected. The tragedy of Paan Singh Tomar and the execution of the character by Irrfan Khan are both persuasive. The locations, the outfits and the supporting cast; all of it was up to the mark. The movie sure did create wonders under the direction of Tigmanshu Dhulia.

Shahid (2013)

Who would have thought that such a movie with no promotion for that matter would end up winning a national award? The movie consisted of a striking script with an amazing direction by Hansal Mehta and superb acting by Raj Kumar Yadav.

Fukrey (2013)

Fukrey is a comedy film that introduced a completely new star cast. Directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, the film revolved around the life of four young boys and their journey to tackle the troubles of their ongoing life. From the minute the movie started till the end, all you would do is enjoy the laughter throughout.

Dum Laga ke Haisha (2015)

When the trailers of this movie came out, everything seemed blurred from the not so regular on-screen pairing to the songs. But after the release, this Sharat Katariya movie managed to create a mesmerizing effect on the audience in every way. The comic timing was apt and the actors did complete justice to their characters making it to this list.

Masaan (2015)

Masaan emerged as the winner of two awards at  the Cannes film festival. The film starred Richa Chadha with Vicky Kaushal who made a fabulous debut. The story of the movie includes the small town life of the northern parts of India where things go awry when a couple decides to check into a hotel for some time together. Masaan is directed by Neeraj Ghaywan.

So what did you think about these Bollywood hits? Have any movie to add? Share it with us in the comments section.

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