10/10 Philosophical Movies of Indian Cinema

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Ship of Theseus (2012) - YouTube

This is a drama film written and directed by Anand Gandhi. The film explores philosophical themes, telling the interwoven story of an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

Aankhon Dekhi (2013) - Prime Video

The film follows the story of Bauji, who decides to only believe what he sees with his own eyes. This decision leads to a series of philosophical reflections on perception, belief, and the nature of reality.

Court (2014) - Netflix

This film offers a critique of the Indian judicial system and explores themes of power, prejudice, and the complexities of justice through the trial of a folk singer.

Anbe Sivam (2003) - aha

Directed by Sundar C, this film featuring Kamal Haasan explores the themes of love, compassion, and the quest for purpose in life. It challenges conventional societal standards and underscores the significance of empathy and comprehension.

Highway (2014) - N/A

Directed by Imtiaz Ali, The film explores freedom in captivity. Both Veera and her captor, Mahabir, undergo emotional transformations as they confront their past traumas and vulnerabilities.

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Anand (1971) - Prime Video

This classic Bollywood film explores the themes of life, death, and finding joy in the face of adversity through the character of Anand, a terminally ill cancer patient.

Mukti Bhawan (2016) - Disney+ Hotstar

This is an independent drama film, written and directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani. It follows the story of a reluctant son who takes his father to the holy city of Varanasi, where the father believes he will live his last days and attain salvation. 

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