Answer by Juhi Singh:
NANDITA DAS: Do I need to say more than just name these films …
All the films done by her have been based on some really serious subjects portrayed beautifully … yes, there are no non – sensical dialogues, stupid item numbers or body show but each of these movies are THE BEST Indian cinema could ever bring out.
Thanks to Nandita Das – but disappointed that she is so utterly underrated! But I just love each of her movies
1. Parinati: A Prakash Jha movie – probably actress’s debut – NATIONAL AWARD WINNING Movie
2. FIRE: The infamous movie because it was much ahead of its time to talk about homosexual relations
3. EARTH: Set during partition times, got much appreciation for Amir and Debut award for Rahul Khanna but somehow missed Nandita for her phenomenal performance!
4. Hazar Chaurasi ki maa: Another national award winning movie
Lovely movie … my personal favs. But quiet underrated like Nandita
6. Hari – Bhari: Yet another national award winning movie based on fertility issues in India. MUST WATCH ALL WOMEN OUT THERE!
7. Bawander: The saga of Bhanwari devi – the brave women who fought for her rights are is responsible for 1st law in India against sexual abuse at work place!
8. Aks: The whole movie got shadowed by Amitabh & Manoj Bajpai but had yet another brilliant performance by Nandita Das
9. Pitaah:Not only shows struggle of a Dalit father but also a mother whose daughter is raped by 2 upper caste men in village
10. Lal Salaam: Depicting struggles based on true stories of tribes
11. Ek alag mausam: A movie based on AIDS patient
12. Ek Din 24 Ghante: An amazing mystery film based on relationships – Nandita like never before!
13. Pani A Drop of life: A wake up call for the water scarcity
14. Ramchand Pakistani: A true story! And a brilliant one 🙂
15. I AM: A brilliant movie on lots of issue with another fantastic performance by not only Nandita Das but each one of em!
To name a few in Hindi/ English. There are some amazing ones in Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, etc. done by her but unfortunately I don’t know any of these languages