Deepa Mehta, Water
As part of my language "training" I am watching one Hindi movie per week in 2010. This movie, like all of them via suggestion by a friend, was not what I expected. Pardon my ignorance: it wasn't a Bollywood movie, which is the de facto standard for Indian movies, as far I know. There was no singing, no dancing. It was quite serious, and that is fine with me. Go ahead and watch it if you're looking for a good movie, not just a good Indian movie.