Looking for something unique that will blow your mind? Well, then you are at the right place. Indian cinema is known for its diverse set of content across genres, languages, and direction styles. And, from time to time, we see a masterpiece that cannot be topped. This is the list of those masterpieces. We have curated a list of the most unique Indian films streaming on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video that you should definitely watch to find out the depth of cinema India has to offer.
List of most unique movies on OTT
|MOVIES||WHERE TO WATCH|
|Tumbbad||Amazon Prime Video|
|Masaan||Amazon Prime Video|
|A Death in the Gunj||Amazon Prime Video|
|Pushpa||Amazon Prime Video|
|Asuran||Amazon Prime Video|
One of the finest horror and psychological thrillers to come out of Indian cinema, Tumbbad is a piece of art. Directed by Rahi Anil Barve and co-directed by Adesh Prasad, the film is set in the mysterious village of Tumbbad in Maharashtra, India, and follows the story of a man named Vinayak Rao, who goes on a quest to find a treasure hidden in his ancestral village. The film took several years of research and finding the right weather to be completed, and the effort shows in each shot that is beautifully crafted to present a climax that will keep you on the edge of your seats. Never before has horror been so elegantly presented in Indian cinema as in Tumbbad.
- Where to watch Tumbbad – Amazon Prime Video
- Tumbbad cast – Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe, Anita Date-Kelkar
- Tumbbad release date – October 12th, 2018
- Tumbbad IMDB rating – 8.2
Marking the entry of superstar Vicky Kaushal into mainstream cinema, Masaan is the feel good story of four characters living in the city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, who deal with love, loss, and the inevitable caste system as they struggle to make it through life in a small town. With a superb ensemble cast that includes names like Richa Chadda, Vicky Kaushal, and Sanjay Mishra, Masaan is one of the landmark movies of Hindi cinema. Dealing with societal issues of sexual repression, caste discrimination, and intercaste love, this is a film that everyone should watch for its portrayal of human resilience in times of adversity.
- Where to watch Masaan – Amazon Prime Video
- Masaan cast – Richa Chadda, Vicky Kaushal, Sanjay Mishra
- Masaan release date – June 24th, 2015
- Masaan IMDB rating – 8.1
3. A Death in the Gunj
Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut A Death in the Gunj is a movie lover’s delight. This 2017 drama is all about a shy and introverted young man Shutu, who goes on a family vacation to McCluskiegunj, a small town in the state of Jharkhand, India. This period film is set in 1979, and gives us an inner view into toxic families and how our lead protagonist struggles to deal with familial issues, mental health, and, subsequently, his own life. The performances can’t get any better with a cast that includes Vikrant Massey, Kalki Koechlin, and Ranvir Shorey. In fact, the film was such a superb watch it won Konkona Sen Sharma the Best Director award at the New York Indian Film Festival.
- Where to watch A Death in the Gunj – Amazon Prime Video
- A Death in the Gunj cast – Vikrant Massey, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey
- A Death in the Gunj release date – June 2nd, 2019
- A Death in the Gunj IMDB rating – 7.4
Pushpa is one of the biggest commercial hits of Telugu cinema, and for all good reasons. Firstly, it has a pan-India presence thanks to the lead character of Pushpa played by Allu Arjun. It is the story of smuggler Pushpa Raj, who is involved in the red sandalwood trade in the forests of Andhra Pradesh. Reminiscent of classic Bollywood film plots from the 1970s and 1980s, Pushpa has a superb acting performance and a ton of high-octane action that keeps the audience asking for more. The lead protagonist’s role is portrayed with conviction by Allu Arjun, who manages to reveal several facets of the smuggler’s personality the duration of the film.
- Where to watch Pushpa – Amazon Prime Video
- Pushpa cast – Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil, Rashmika Mandanna
- Pushpa release date – December 17th, 2021
- Pushpa IMDB rating – 7.6
From Telugu to Tamil cinema, Asuran is one film that should definitely be on your list of movies to watch before you die. With superstar Dhanush in the lead role, the action drama is based on Poomani’s novel Vekkai. It follows the story of a farmer named Sivasamy, who finds himself in a violent conflict with a powerful upper-caste family. Manju Warrier, Prakash Raj, and Pasupathy are part of the supporting cast of this film that has powerful performances by all of them. It was highly appreciated by audiences and critics alike; in fact, it won the Best Tamil Film award at the 67th National Film Awards, while Dhanush managed to bag the Best Actor award at the same ceremony.
- Where to watch Asuran – Amazon Prime Video
- Asuran cast – Dhanush, Manju Warrier, Prakash Raj, Pasupathy
- Asuran release date – October 3rd, 2019
- Asuran IMDB rating – 8.4