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Movies For Poets In India Who Are Looking For Muse In Motion!

Movies For Poets In India Who Are Looking For Muse In Motion!

Movies for poets in India

Here are 7 must-watch movies for poets in India that might help you to discover your next best poetry!

The Gen-Z today are missing the gems that the Cinema of India used to create once. Perhaps, we are still living under the theme of Kanta Bai and Coca Cola. The item numbers at that era were Chaiya Chaiya that are still meaningful than the whole item number the industry has provided till now. The Dialogues, Melodies and Lyrics of songs had a peerless poetic rhythm, impossible to find in films nowadays. 

Poetry is beautiful and subliminal; timeless. Well, to bring that timelessness and culture back, here is a list of must-watch movies for poets in India: 

  1. Umrao Jaan (1981): Muzaffar Ali’s official adaptation of an exceptional novel of the very same name. A story about a Tawaif (Courtesan) who is a lively poetess and dancer. The theme of the movie is recharged with Urdu poetry, Ghazals and Lyrics that are unmatchable. The highlight is the ever haunting song, In ankhon Ki Masti Ke.
  • Duration- 2 hour 25minutes   
  • Directed by Muzaffar Ali    
  • IMDb Rating- 7.5/10
  • Available On Amazon Prime 
Umrao Jaan (1981)

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  1. Mirza Ghalib (1954): An emotional saga that is amongst must-watch movies for poets in India. The film follows the life of the all-time greatest poet Mirza Ghalib. Ghalib, in his lifetime, never got recognized. For every aspiring poet in India, one must watch a film of this calibre. The triumph, success and ending up inside a prison, the story of one of the greatest poets, Mirza Ghalib, would touch your heart. 
  • Duration- 2 hours 25 minutes   
  • Directed by Sohrab Modi      
  • IMDb Rating- 7.2/10
  • Available On Prime Video
Mirza Ghalib (1954)

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  1. Pyaasa (1957): This one is a story of a struggling poet. His life takes a sudden turn when he meets a prostitute. The film gave birth to the music composer (SD Burman) and the lyricist (Sudhir Lakhnavi), the two unsung heroes of Pyaasa. A film that almost got shelved made on our list of never-to-be-missed movies for poets in India.
  • Duration- 2 hour 29minutes   
  • Directed by Guru Dutt      
  • IMDb Rating- 7.2/10
  • Available On Prime Video, Jio cinema, Mx player  
3 Pyaasa (1957)

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  1. Ishqiya (2010): A worth watching gem that is still an underrated movie. Movie in 2-parts is replenished with colours, lights and most importantly, poetry. Poetry plays the role of an invisible plot that provides the film with a unique status in society. The movie will mesmerize every poet in India.
  • Duration- 1 hour 55minutes   
  • Directed by Abhishek Chaubey  
  • IMDb Rating- 7.3/10
  • Available On Prime Video, Netflix India 
Ishqiya (2010)

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  1. Khamoshi (1970): The film is a slow burner but will fabricate a house in your heart. The movie is written by Gulzar. It is crammed with meaningful dialogues by Gulzar and Rajesh Khanna. Songs such as “Humein dekhi hai un ankhon ki mehnkti khushboo” will make you fall in writing poetry all over again.
  • Duration- 2 hour 07minutes
  • Directed by Asit Sen
  • IMDb Rating- 7.7/10
  • Available On Prime Video, Youtube
Khamoshi (1970)

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  1. Jaatishwar (2014): A Bengali film where the lead character is a poet, part of the central plot. Based on the life of a 19th-century folk poet of Portuguese origin, the movie jumps from one timeline to another, making it an epic historical drama. The film is a journey worth cheering. It is an unskippable movie for poets in India.
  • Duration- 2 hour 30minutes   
  • Directed by Srijit Mukherjee      
  • IMDb Rating- 8/10
  • Available On Prime Video 
Jaatishwar (2014)
  1. Kavi Kalidasa (1959): A film based on the life of Kalidasa. The story of a dimwitted upper-caste man who gets married to a low caste girl but fetches him to go out of the village. Kalidasa gets humiliated wherever he goes, and so, he decides to get educated. He goes on to become an intellectual and be the Kalidasa we all know now. A great example and must-watch movie for poets in India to never lose hope at any point in their life.
  • Duration- 2 hour 19minutes   
  • Directed by Shri Nath Tripathi      
  • IMDb Rating- 7.1/10
  • Available On Youtube
Kavi Kalidasa (1959)

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These were a few films that made it to the must-watch series. Do tell us about your experience watching them and write to us about your development as a poet!

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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