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Margarita with a Straw (2014) - Netflix

Margarita with a Straw sensitively explores themes of sexuality and disability, presenting a heartfelt journey of self-acceptance that often goes unnoticed.

Chintu Ka Birthday (2019) - ZEE5

Against the backdrop of war-torn Iraq, a young Indian boy's simple birthday celebration becomes a poignant tale of resilience, family bonds, and the universal desire for joy and normalcy amidst adversity.

Judgemental Hai Kya (2019) - ZEE5

A psychological thriller unravels when a woman's seemingly perfect life is disrupted by her suspicions about a new neighbor, leading to a gripping exploration of perception, reality, and the consequences of unchecked paranoia.

Manto (2018) - JioCinema

Nawazuddin Siddiqui embodies the complexities of Saadat Hasan Manto, the celebrated and controversial Urdu writer, as he grapples with artistic integrity, censorship, and the tumultuous socio-political landscape of post-independence India and Pakistan.

The Girl in Yellow Boots (2010) - Netflix

In a gripping tale of resilience and determination, a young woman navigates the seedy underbelly of Mumbai in search of her estranged father, uncovering shocking truths and facing dangerous obstacles along the way.

Ugly (2013) - Disney+ Hotstar

When a young girl goes missing in Mumbai, a tangled web of corruption, jealousy, and deceit is uncovered, exposing the dark and ugly truths behind seemingly ordinary lives.

Court (2014) - Netflix

This courtroom drama follows the trial of an aging folk singer accused of inciting a sewage worker’s suicide with his lyrics. Court’s critique of the Indian judicial system and its bureaucratic inefficiencies brought a new level of realism and critical engagement to Indian legal dramas.

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