The process started in the 1950’s in West Bengal as an alternative to the then commercial or mainstream film industry. It focused on realism, serious content, and social-political changes of the time and also produced many brilliant and internationally acclaimed filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Aparna Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Govind Nihalani etc.

We have picked 13 movies from the era which still resonate among the audience for the strong influence they created. Every film mentioned below has tried to reflect the actual social-political changes happening in India at the time it was made.

Have a look 13 Epic movies From Indian Cinema that Are Perfect for Movie Lovers

Ek ruka hua faisla (1986)

Party (1984)

Sparsh (1980)

Paar (1984)

Diksha (1991)

Hazaar chourasi ki maa (1998)

Jane bhi do yaro (1983)

Aakrosh (1980)

Ardha Satya (1983)

Mandi (1983)

Arth (1982)

Bhumika (1977)

Ek doctor ki maut (1990)