Bollywood has always had a knack for taking risks, but even in its darkest days, the genre has managed to find some silver linings, whether it’s in a good or bad way.
Here are some of the best movies to watch in 2018.1.
The Royal Spa: When the city of Mumbai fell, there was no way the spa would survive.
In the midst of the city’s carnage, an ancient and forgotten Hindu shrine was looted and its precious artifacts were sold to wealthy patrons.
Now, the only thing keeping the spa running is a new, larger and more modern facility.
It’s one of the most visually arresting films of 2018, a story about two men trying to save the city and the people who work there.
Kyaala: The film follows the lives of two women, each trying to find her place in the world.
While most of the action is set in the heart of Mumbai, the film also explores the city as a whole.
In a world where we’re all strangers, the story tells the story of two people trying to make their way in the social media-fueled world.
Rangdeer: A new wave of female celebrities have emerged in the last few years.
With the help of a man, they find a way to make the world a better place.
The film is about two sisters, Aja and Sukhvinder, who are determined to help their mother, a former prostitute, make a living.
Vampirism: A documentary by the legendary filmmaker Arvind Kapoor, this is one of Kapoor’s most acclaimed films.
The cast and crew work with Kapoor to capture the true story of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in India.
Rajdhani: A remake of a classic Indian film, Rajdani has been hailed as a major step forward for Indian cinema.
The remake, directed by Rajesh Kumar, follows the life of a middle-class family as they struggle to adjust to life after their loved ones have passed away.
Kye-jeong: A comedy about two middle-aged men who go to a music festival and make friends with the women.
The pair get to know each other through music.
Shilpa: A young girl finds her voice as she struggles to find a place in society.
In this story of a young woman and her family, we learn about her family’s struggles as well as her own identity.
Aarushi: An Indian comedy about a girl who finds her calling as a nurse, and then becomes an advocate for young women.
Lohin: A movie about a teenage girl who comes out as a transgender.
Gudiyar: A classic Indian romantic comedy, starring Amitabh Bachchan.