7 Great Movies That Take Place In The '90s

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Black Friday (2004) - Disney+ Hotstar

Anurag Kashyap's adaptation of Hussain Zaidi's book detailed the prelude to, the events of, and the aftermath of the dastardly 1993 Bombay serials bomb blasts.

Lakshya (2004) - Netflix

Farhan Akhtar's coming-of-age drama is set in the mid-to-late 90s, detailing the life of a privileged slacker who joins the Army and meets his destiny in the Kargil War.

My Brother... Nikhil (2005) - N/A

Onir crafted a tale about a sibling relationship that becomes the mainstay of a man's life after he is diagnosed with HIV. The film, inspired by the life of Dominic D'Souza, is set between 1987 and 1994.

Madras Cafe (2013) - Netflix

Shoojit Sircar's espionage drama was set in the late 80s and early 90s, delving into India's intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War, the insertion of the Indian Peace-Keeping Force and its withdrawal, and the assassination of a former Indian Prime Minister in the run-up to Lok Sabha elections.

Haider (2014) - Netflix

Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of Hamlet is set in Kashmir in 1995-96, when the insurgency in the Valley was at its peak.

Airlift (2016) - YouTube Rent

Raja Krishna Menon directed this Akshay Kumar-starrer about the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait in the aftermath of the Iraqi invasion of 1990, the largest-ever civilian evacuation in human history.

Shikara (2020) - Prime Video

Through the lives of a young couple, Vidhu Vinod Chopra detailed the horrors of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits by Islamic fundamentalists in 1990.

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