It didn't quite turn out to be the golden year, and 2009 didn't have a Mumbai Meri Jaan or A Wednesday like 2008.
But the year did have its fair share of good movies that few got to watch: some didn't even come to a theatre in your city, some vanished so fast you never knew about them - because of zero or limited publicity.
Here's looking at the films we wish more people had seen. And in case you want to watch them, look out for the link to the original DVD at the end of each slide.
By Sarita Ravindranath