7 Finest Philosophical Films in Indian Cinema

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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.

Udaan (2010) - Netflix

This coming-of-age drama revolves around a young boy's struggle for freedom and self-expression in the face of authoritarianism, reflecting on themes of rebellion, identity, and societal expectations.

Tumbbad (2018)

This fantasy horror film explores themes of greed, desire, and the consequences of unchecked ambition through a mythological tale set in rural Maharashtra.

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.

Swades (2004) - Netflix

This drama stars Shah Rukh Khan as a NASA scientist who returns to India and becomes disillusioned with the state of rural communities. It raises questions about patriotism, social responsibility, and the meaning of progress.

Ship Of Theseus (2012)

A photographer, regaining sight through a transplant, a Jain monk battling liver cirrhosis, and a young stockbroker with a new kidney face profound philosophical and ethical quandaries.

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