Aparoopa is a 1982 Assamese film by noted film maker Jahnu Barua. Produced by NFDC, and with Suhasini Muley, Girish Karnad and Sushil Goswami in lead roles, it was Barua's first feature film. Aparoopa went on to win the National Award for the best regional film in 1982.
Amma Ariyan is a 1986 Malayalam film directed by avant-garde filmmaker John Abraham. It was the first film of the Odessa Collective, made from donations received from the public, and the last made by Abraham. It is considered a landmark film in the history of Indian and Malayalam cinema.
Anhe Ghode Da Daan is a 2011 Punjabi film directed by Gurvinder Singh. Based on a Punjabi novel by the same name written by Gurdial Singh, this internationally acclaimed film depicts the plight of the farmers and small time farm labourers in Punjab.
Pather Panchali (Song of the little road) is a 1955 Bengali film directed by Satyajit Ray. The film is based on Bengali author Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's novel by the same name, published in 1929. This film is regarded as a landmark film in the history of Indian and World Cinema and is considered as one of the best films ever made.
Bandini is a 1963 Hindi film directed by Bimal Roy, based on a Bengali novel Tamasi written by Charu Chandra Chakraborty. A female centric film, Bandini is considered the best film made by Bimal Roy and one of the crowning achievements of the Indian Cinema.
Uski Roti (Eng: Our Daily Bread) is a 1970 Hindi film made by Mani Kaul. The first film of Mani Kaul, Uski Roti is based on a story by the same name by Mohan Rakesh. It is considered a landmark in the history of New Wave Cinema in India.
Nagarik (Eng: The Citizen) is a 1952 Bengali film by Ritwik Ghatak, one of the stalwarts of the Indian Art Cinema. It is considered as one of the first examples of Bengali Art Cinema, preceding Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali.
Swayamvaram is a 1972 Malayalam film co-written and directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. The film depicts the story of a couple who have married against the wishes of their family and decide to start a new life at a new place. Swayamvaram is credited with being the pioneer of the Malayalam New Wave cinema.
Bhuvan Shome is a 1969 Hindi film directed by Mrinal Sen. Based on a story by Balai Chandra Mukhopadhyay, this film is considered a landmark in the Modern Indian Cinema. This film is one of the earliest attempts at what came to be known as art house or new wave cinema in India.