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And this decade too, Bollywood’s superstars – Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan – survived. Their films made good money, helping them play THE HERO even at 50.

But this decade alone had the audacity to make these de facto kings of Bollywood scratch their heads to understand the shifting dynamics of box office and the demand of the audience. (Shah Rukh Khan, anyone?)

The content-hungry moviegoers wanted nothing more than good stories. Proof? Success of actors like Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Vikrant Massey and Nawazuddin Siddqui. The decade has proven to be a cornerstone in terms of content, yet many great works of art might have been underappreciated in these 10 years.

Worry not. We list the most underrated films of the decade. Don’t miss it this time,

Udaan- 2010

People take a lot of inspiration from cinema, and so does the cinema. Udaan expresses this sentiment quite aptly. The film is based on a teenager who lives with an abusive father. He breaks the shackles of his father’s tyrant territory and decides to live life his own way. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, Udaan is about hope and the unbridled joy that one finds in being independent. Movie buffs simply cannot afford to miss it.

Dhobi Ghat – 2011

Dhobi Ghat is another example of a film that garners critical acclaim but falls short in making money. The film is an unusual love story that bares the sole of Mumbai in all its glory. It is directed by Kiran Rao and produced by Aamir Khan, who is also playing one of leads in the film. Dhobi Ghat also stars Prateik Babbara and Monica Dogra in pivotal roles. Kiran’s execution in the film is commendable and so are the performances.

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