If you’ve ever been interested in Gujarati cinema, now is the perfect moment to start. From National Award winners to family dramas, here is a list of 5 Gujarati films.
1. Hellaro: Abhishek Shah’s Hellaro received the 66th National Award for Best Feature Film. The film is set in a Gujarati village and depicts the narrative of a group of women who defy oppression.
2. Wrong side Raju: Wrong Side Raju is a thriller directed by Mikhil Musale, who previously directed the Rajkummar Rao-starrer Made In China in Hindi, and is backed by Phantom Films. It is based on a hit-and-run case. Wrong Turn Raju took home the 65th National Award for Best Gujarati Feature Film.
3. Reva: Reva is based on the Gujarati novel Tatvamasi and tells the story of how a chance encounter can lead to a spiritual journey within. The film has received praise for its story and music.
4. Love Ni Bhavai: Sandeep Patel directed this romantic drama in 2017. Throughout the film, the love triangle maintains your attention.
5. Shubh Aarambh: Shubh Aarambh is about marriage’s changing dynamics and what strengthens a bond. Harsh Chhaya and Prachee Shah feature in the key roles in this film.
6. Kem Chho: Kem Chho, directed by Vipul Sharma, is a comedy-drama about a middle-class man’s struggle to manage obligations and the weight of expectations on him.
7. Karsandas Pay & Use: The film’s idea is identical to Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which was directed by Krishnadev Yagnik. The film is a romantic comedy set in Gujarat that entertains while also touching on issues such as sanitation and social status.
8. Dhunki: Dhunki, directed by Anish Shah, depicts the story of a man who wishes to leave his white-collar profession and pursue his passion for cooking as an entrepreneur. His wife, on the other hand, is adamant that he not leave his white-collar profession for something as menial as a tiffin service.’
9. Thai Jashe!: Thai Jashe!, directed by Nirav Barot and starring Manoj Joshi, Malhar Thakar, and Monal Gajjar, is a coming-of-age film about a reckless yet determined man who discovers his true calling while pursuing his ambition of buying a property in Ahmedabad. It’s an encouraging narrative about overcoming obstacles in life.
10. Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay: Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay is a lighthearted film directed by Dharmesh Mehta and starring Manoj Joshi, Ketki Dave, Johnny Lever, and others. The movie follows the development of a father-son relationship and how millennials are embarrassed by their parents due to the generation gap.
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