If you are a true film lover, then this is the list of some hidden gems of Bollywood films.

These underrated Hindi films are different from what we see on solver screen in daily routine. These films lack that masala and romance of Shahrukh films, these films lack the craziness of Salman films but these films are must watch for every film lover.

These films got the limited audience but they deserved much more. Either because they lacked that marketing strategy or were overshadowed by some powerful films. Do mention your favorite film from the list or you may reply back with some more Underrated Bollywood Movies.

List of Most Underrated Bollywood Movies

Hey Ram – 2000

Hey Ram kamal hassan shahrukh khan under rated

Hey Ram is a crime drama film directed by Kamal Haasan, starring Kamal Haasan, Shahrukh Khan, and Rani Mukherjee. The film was simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi. The film is a period drama that centers on Partition of India and murder of Mahatma Gandhi. The Film was misunderstood by the most if the people.

Gulaal – 2009

Gulaal Hindi movie underrated

Gulaal is a 2009 thriller film directed by Anurag Kashyap, starring Kay Kay Menon, Mahi Gill, and Raj Singh Chaudhary. A student has to deal with the crime, politics, struggles of Rajputs, Deception and homicide after he gets selected as General Secretary of his College.

Socha Na Tha – 2005

Socha Na Tha underrated movies

Socha Na Tha is a romantic comedy directed by Imtiaz Ali starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia. The film is about a young boy and girl who are forced to meet for an arranged marriage but refuses the match. Both families become enemies for this refusal. Later, the young couple becomes friends and fall in love.

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year – 2009

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Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year is a comedy drama directed by Shimit Amit starring Ranbir Kapoor in the main lead. The story revolves around a salesman who has got embarrassing marks in his graduation and thus his seniors embarrasses him every now and then in the office. But, his dreams are higher than his marks, He works professionally to turn his work upside down.

Also Read: Best Bollywood movies for Businessman and Entrepreneurs 

Viruddh…. Family Comes First (2005)

Virudh Underrated movies

Viruddh… Family comes first is a Drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham, Sharmila Tagore and Anusha Dandekar. The film revolves around the struggles of an old couple who are fighting for justice for their only son’s death, who has been implicated with false charges by the police. You will see one of the best performences of Amitabh Bachchan in This movie, Movie is in the List of Underrated Bollywood movies due to lack of Marketing and Promotion.

Do Dooni Chaar – 2010

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Do Dooni Chaar is a comedy drama film, directed by Arinandam Chaudhari starring, Rishi Kapoor, and Neetu Singh. The film is about a middle-class family who tries to balance their home needs in the times of inflationary but dreams of buying a car.

Ekk Deewana Tha – 2012

Ek deewana tha under rated movie

Ekk Deewana Tha is a Romantic Drama film directed by Gautham Menon starring Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson, Manu Rishi, and Samantha.  The film is an official remake of Tamil film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa which was simulatenously shot in Telugu as, Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010. A young boy, an aspiring film maker falls in love with a woman elder than him, from a strict orthodox Christian family.

Manorama Six Feet Under- 2007

Manorama Six Feet Under underrated movies

Manorama six feet under is thriller film directed by Navdeep Singh starring Abhay Deol, Raima Sen, and Gul Panag. This movie is based on Chinatown (1974) by Roman Polanski.

Haasil- 2003

Haasil underrated movies

Haasil is a Romance, Crime film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, starring Jimmy Shergill, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Irrfan Khan and Ashutosh Rana. The film is about a student Anirudh who falls in love with a co-student Niharika. But, Anirudh falls in the trap of College politics when his own friends turn into his enemies.

Dor – 2006

Dor best movies but underrated in Bollywood

Dor is a drama film directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, starring Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas Talpade. The film is the remake of Malayalam film, Perumazhakkalam (2004). Dor is about a young widow who is trapped in traditions and cultures. She finds a friend in a woman who needs her help to save her husband. Their friendship blooms and the young widow find her way to her happiness.

Also Read: Epic Movies but Flop at Box Office

Mr and Mrs Iyer – 2002

Mr and Mrs Iyer under rated bollywood film

Mr and Mrs Iyer is a drama film directed by Aparna Sen starring Rahul Bose and Konkona Sen. The story revolves around a married woman and a Muslim wildlife photographer, who meets on a bus journey that gets trapped in a curfew during a communal strife in India. They both come close to each other but bid farewell.

Aamir – 2008

aamir Hindi movie poster

Aamir is a Thriller film directed by Raj Kumar Gupta starring Rajeev Khandelwal. The film revolves around a young Muslim Doctor who is forced to participate in a terrorist plot but he ends up failing the mission and gets killed himself. But, in spite of getting honored, he is misunderstood as a terrorist who got killed in a failed mission.

Khosla Ka Ghosla – 2006

Khosla Ka Ghosla under rated movie

Khoshla ka Ghosla is a comedy drama film directed by Dibakar Banerjee, starring Anupam Kher and Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, Vinay Pathak and Ranvir Shorey. The film is about a middle-class man who is trying to get his land back from swindling property dealer.

Shahid – 2013

Shahid Hindi movie Rajkumar Rao hansal mehta

Shahid is a biographical drama film directed by Hansal Mehta starring Rajkummar Rao in the main lead. The film revolves around a real life human rights lawyer, Shahid Basheer who was assassinated in 2010 in his own office.

Also read: Shahid Movie Review

Johnny Gaddaar – 2007

Johnny Gaddaar Hindi movie

Johnny Gaddar is a neo-noir thriller film directed by Sriram Raghavan, starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rimi Sen.


  1. Most of these is not yet seen. But some those I have seen are the best movies of bollywood (Not Masala Type). Seen Jolly LLB, I am Kalam, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Khoshla ka Ghoshla, Do Duni Char, Dor, and Rocket Singh, Awesome Movies…. 🙂