Aligarh details the life of Ramchandra Siras, a professor of Marathi, and the head of the Classical Modern Indian Languages Faculty, at the famed Aligarh Muslim University, who was suspended on the grounds of morality. A film crew recorded his intimate session with a rickshaw puller. It is the story of his fight for his rights in court.
2. Super Deluxe
A movie constructed to voice out Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s thoughts on life and the themes that surround it, Super Deluxe delivers intriguing interrelated storylines with dark humor and philosophy. It revolves around a cheating wife, an angry boy, and a transgender woman who must face their inner demons in the city of contradictions on a fateful day.
3. Margarita with a Straw
Shonali Bose’s Margarita with a Straw revolves around a rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy who goes to study in New York from India. On her journey of self-discovery, she suddenly falls in love. The movie stars Kalki Koechlin and Sayani Gupta in the lead roles.
4. Kapoor & Sons
A very wholesome and heartwrenching drama, Kapoor & Sons with Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, and Fawad Khan in the primary roles revolves around Brothers Arjun and Rahul. They return home to visit their sickly grandfather. Amidst numerous ongoing family problems, emotions intensify when a girl causes a rift between the two.
5. Badhaai Do
Badhaai Do revolve around a couple, Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar, who, instead of coming out to their families, a gay man and a lesbian enter into a marriage to appease their parents. However, chaos ensues when the woman’s girlfriend comes to live with the unlikely couple.
A more commercial take on the subject, Kanchana, directed by Raghava Lawrence and starring the latter and Raai Laxmi begins when three ghostly spirits possess a young man and start making him act like a woman, his mother consults an exorcist who unearths a depressing tale of societal injustice, murder, and vengeance.
7. Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor movie revolves around Manu, a bodybuilder (Ayushmann Khurrana) from Chandigarh, who falls in love and gets intimate with Maanvi Brar (Vaani Kapoor), a Zumba teacher. All seems well until a revelation causes turmoil in their love story.
8. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Sweety hides a secret about her true love and decides to marry a writer to please her father, Balbir. But, chaos ensues when she decides to fight her family and society to win her love. It is a strong and brave film about modern romance and its struggles.