Kanopy: Award-Nominated Bollywood Films

Gangs of Wasseypur directed by Anurag Kashyap (2013)

"Inspired by the real-life exploits of local gangs and beginning with the bandit-like career of Shahid Khan in the 1940s, the film follows the ruthless rise of his son Sardar and his offspring, the surreally-named Danish, Perpendicular and Definitive Khans and their numerous wives and girlfriends."

 

Hotel Mumbai directed by Anthony Maras (2016)

"A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi and a waiter who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child."

 

Hotel Salvation directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani (2016)

"Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey."

 

The Pool directed by Chris Smith (2009)

"The story of Venkatesh, a hotel worker in India, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool hidden behind a wall. In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his services to the wealthy owner of the home. Not content to simply dream about a different life, Venkatesh is inquisitive about the home's inhabitants -- indeed, about the world around him -- and his curiosity changes the shape of his future."

 

Siddharth directed by Richie Mehta (2013)

"Mehendra is a chain-wallah, eking out a living fixing zippers on the bustling streets of New Delhi. To ease his financial woes, he sends twelve-year-old Siddharth to work in a distant factory. When the boy doesn't come home for the Diwali holiday, Mehendra and his wife Suman slowly begin to suspect that he was kidnapped by child traffickers. With few resources and no connections, Mehendra desperately travels to Punjab and Mumbai with the hope that whoever took Siddharth might return him unharmed."

 

That Girl in Yellow Boots directed by Anurag Kashyap (2010)

"Britain-based Ruth Edscer began researching her family history after the passing of her mother and suicide of her 15-year old sister. She goes to Mumbai, finds shady work in a massage parlor, gets entangled with a boyfriend and a gangster, all to find her birth father."