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A Beginner’s Guide to Nagesh Kukunoor Films, a list for Moviebuffs

Nagesh Kukunoor is one of those Indian filmmakers who have preferred to keep a low profile but his work speaks out more than anything else, we believe that he is one of the exceptional filmmakers of the Indian film industry. A storyteller who has highlighted the issues of modern Indian society and presented it through an entertaining take. The characters created by him are too interesting and stand out in each of his films.

Though the director and his filmography is not something that people have been well aware of but definitely needs to be admired heavily. And for those who are true fans of cinema and art, we would like to give you a beginner’s guide to the world of Nagesh Kukunoor films.

Check out the list:

Dor (2006)

A still from Dor

Dor is a story that has all of the complex angles which prevail in our lives and we deal with them every day. The story is set on a bond of two women connected with a tragedy. Kukunoor discovers another landscape of relationships, human emotions and bitter truths of our society. The film’s primary theme is about forgiveness but it keeps evolving as the drama paces from frame to frame. The film stars Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas Talpade in the lead roles.

Rockford (1999)

A still from Rockford

A film that a 90s kid will deeply connect to. A high school drama talking about a boy’s journey dealing with relationships, young infatuation, and baddies in schools. Kukunoor weaves this film in a comical manner. The 1999 film was way ahead of many films released back in that era, it was Kukunoor who made the first conversation with the people through this film. A must watch for everyone.

Iqbal (2005)

A still from Iqbal

The 2005 film which also won a National Award revolved around Iqbal, a boy hard of hearing and without speech, dreams of playing in the Indian cricket team. The film is quite symbolic of how we form connections throughout our lives and how each one of them shapes us as human beings. Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Shreyas Talpade, and child actor Shweta Prasad, this film is a treat for all the movie buffs.

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