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1. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 9,207

2. Pardes (1997)

191 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Kishorilal wants an Indian bride for his "westernised" son. He gets him engaged to Ganga, his friend's daughter, and brings her to USA. But she falls in love with Arjun, Kishorilal's foster son.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Mahima Chaudhry, Apoorva Agnihotri

Votes: 10,868

3. Ajooba (1991)

178 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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The evil Vizier of Baharistan kills the royal family and takes power himself but the real crown prince, who has survived his machinations, returns to his homeland to avenge his parents as a masked vigilante 'Ajooba'.

Directors: Shashi Kapoor, Gennadiy Vasilev | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Sonam

Votes: 921

4. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)

170 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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An anime adaptation of the Hindu myth the Ramayana, where the avatar Sri Ram combats the wicked king Ravana.

Directors: Ram Mohan, Yûgô Sakô, Koichi Saski | Stars: Catherine Battistone, Richard Cansino, Bryan Cranston, Mari Devon

Votes: 808

5. Karamati Coat (1993)

86 min | Comedy

8.2
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Raju is a poor rag picker. One day a magical stranger gifts him a red coat. Raju discovers that whenever he puts his hand in the coats pocket, a rupee appears. He and his friends have a ... See full summary »

Director: Ajay Karthik | Stars: Amrik Gill, Irrfan Khan, Kishore Nandlaskar, Om Raut

Votes: 53

6. Khamosh (1985)

101 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar, Sudhir Mishra, Soni Razdan

Votes: 712

7. Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)

122 min | Drama

8.4
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After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Sinha | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan, Deepa Sahi

Votes: 808

8. China Gate (1998)

175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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10 old exiled army men decide to free a village from an evil bandit

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Denzongpa, Mamta Kulkarni

Votes: 1,020

9. Chamatkar (I) (1992)

PG | 171 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Sunder Srivastava (Shah Rukh Khan) is a young graduate whose main ambition in life is to fulfil his father's dream of starting a school on his half-acre property in his village, though he ... See full summary »

Director: Rajiv Mehra | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shah Rukh Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Malvika Tiwari

Votes: 4,658

10. Ghatak: Lethal (1996)

158 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Unable to witness the injustice and brutality inflict on the residents by a tyrannical gangster, Katya, in a small Indian village in India; Kashinath alias Kashi decides to single-handily ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Danny Denzongpa, Anjan Srivastav

Votes: 2,371

11. Droh Kaal (1994)

162 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Mita Vasisht, Annu Kapoor

Votes: 294

12. Mandi (1983)

167 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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This classic film is based on a classic Urdu short story 'Aanandi' by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas. It deals with a brothel at the heart of a city, in an area that some politicians want ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 516

13. Tamas (1986– )

297 min | Drama

8.8
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This TV miniseries ("Darkness" in English) became famous in India in the mid/late 80s for its realistic depiction of the partition of the Indian subcontinent. In 1947, the sub continent ... See full summary »

Stars: Om Puri, Deepa Sahi, Amrish Puri, Bhisham Sahni

Votes: 237

14. Ankur: The Seedling (1974)

131 min | Drama

8.3
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Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag, Priya Tendulkar

Votes: 660

15. Bharat Ek Khoj (1988– )

History

8.9
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The 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to independence in 1947.

Stars: Piyush Mishra, Irrfan Khan, Alok Nath, Surekha Sikri

Votes: 420

16. Bekhudi (1992)

Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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Radhika wants to get married to her parents choice in Canada, Vicky, to which she agrees. All is well for both of them to get married when Radhika pays a visit to Canada but she meets up ... See full summary »

Director: Rahul Rawail | Stars: Kamal Sadanah, Kajol, Ajay Mankotia, Tanuja

Votes: 160

17. Nishant (1975)

140 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Vishwam (Naseeruddin Shah) is the youngest brother of the powerful and influential village Zamindar (Amrish Puri). The Zamindar will not hesitate to do anything for the welfare and ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Girish Karnad, Shabana Azmi, Anant Nag, Amrish Puri

Votes: 355

18. Sardar (1993)

175 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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An account of Vallbhbhai Patel's political life while India was taking first steps as an independent country.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Tom Alter, Riju Bajaj, Elisa D'Souza

Votes: 501

19. Junoon (1979)

141 min | Drama

7.6
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Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Jalal Agha, Nafisa Ali, Tom Alter, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 395

20. 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)

122 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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After the marriage of her niece, Rosemary, Anglo-Indian school-teacher Violet Stoneham lives a lonely life in her single room flat located at 36 Chowringhee Lane in Calcutta, with only a ... See full summary »

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Jennifer Kendal, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Debashree Roy, Geoffrey Kendal

Votes: 306

21. Kalyug (1981)

152 min | Drama

7.8
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This movie tells story of fierce and total competition of two related business families in the days of license raaj India.The overall plot is based on Mahabharat.This movie shows that how ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Raj Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 396

22. Manthan (1976)

134 min | Drama

7.8
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Dr.Rao (Girih Karnad) is a Vetinary doc, who comes to this village with the aim of starting a Milk Co-operative society for the welfare of the villagers. But the wealthy businessman ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Abha Dhulia, Rajendra Jaspal, Girish Karnad, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 309

23. Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984)

130 min | Drama

7.7
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An old couple, Mohan Joshi (Bhisham Sahni) and his wife (Dina Pathak), sues their landlord (Amjad Khan) for not maintaining their 'collapsing' apartment building. For this, they hire two ... See full summary »

Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza | Stars: Salim Ghouse, Mohan Gokhale, Rohini Hattangadi, Pankaj Kapur

Votes: 95

24. Massey Sahib (1987)

118 min | Drama

7.7
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In a small, tribal district town of Central India in 1929, Francis Massey is the 'English Type Babu' at the Deputy Commissioner's office. Massey believes that because he is Christian and ... See full summary »

Director: Pradip Krishen | Stars: Raghuvir Yadav, Barry John, Arundhati Roy, Veerendra Saxena

Votes: 58

25. Bhumika (1977)

142 min | Drama

7.6
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Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande) to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Smita Patil, Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 365

26. Surkhiyaan (The Headlines) (1985)

134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Shera lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay along with his widower dad, a retired school-teacher, and is love with his neighbor, Sapna, who he hopes to marry some day. Shera wants to get rich ... See full summary »

Director: Ashok Tyagi | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Moon Moon Sen, Suresh Oberoi, Gulshan Grover

Votes: 9

27. Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula (2003)

6.4
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Radha is employed with an advertising agency, and has a chance to see and meet prominent models. She meets her dreamboat, Vikram Verma, on one such day. Needless to state, she is madly in ... See full summary »

Director: Parvati Balagopalan | Stars: Tanuja, Milind Soman, Meera Vasudevan, Namrata Barua

Votes: 262

28. Mammo (1994)

130 min | Drama

7.6
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13 year old Riyaz lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay, India, with his grandmother, Fayyuzi, and her sister, Mehmooda alias Mammo. Quite outspoken and embittered over his dad abandoning him, ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Farida Jalal, Surekha Sikri, Amit Phalke, Himani Shivpuri

Votes: 292

29. Escape from Taliban (2003)

133 min | Drama, Thriller, War

4.5
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Sushmita and Jaanbaz live in India, and they are in love. They intend to marry, but Sushmita's family is strongly opposed to the marriage, since Jaanbaz is a Muslim and they are Hindus. But... See full summary »

Director: Ujjwal Chatterjee | Stars: Manisha Koirala, Nawab Shah, Vineeta Malik, Prithvi Zutshi

Votes: 143

30. Banegi Apni Baat (1994–1998)

22 min | Drama

7.1
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Stars: Varun Badola, Firdaus Dadi, Kurush Deboo, Anita Kanwal

Votes: 23

31. Sazaye Maut (1981)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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Malika Modi lives a very wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad in India where they own vast acres of land and businesses. When Mr. Modi suddenly passes away, he leaves all the business's ... See full summary »

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Radha Saluja, Naresh Suri, Anjan Srivastav

Votes: 51

32. Antarnaad (1991)

160 min | Drama

8.1
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The story of Antarnaad is based on the work of Pandurang Shastri which over the last 36 years is revolutionizing the Indian countryside by transforming the lives of people in a way that can... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Girish Karnad, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri

Votes: 94

33. Tarang (1984)

171 min

7.4
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Sethji is a widowed, a businessman and lives a comfortable life with his only daughter, Hansa, his son-in-law, Rahul, and a grandson, Munna. He has Rahul as his right-hand man, and a nephew... See full summary »

Director: Kumar Shahani | Stars: Amol Palekar, Smita Patil, Shreeram Lagoo, Girish Karnad

Votes: 34

34. Beta (1992)

171 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Beta is the story of Raju, the only child of a widowed multi millionaire. Raju's father can provide him anything he wants but Raju's only desire is to get mother's love, in order to please ... See full summary »

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Aruna Irani, Laxmikant Berde

Votes: 1,396

35. The Householder (1963)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A young Indian newlywed finds his independent wife troublesome and seeks help and advice from his overbearing mother, a supposedly worldly wise friend, an American seeker of enlightenment and a swami.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Leela Naidu, Durga Khote, Achala Sachdev

Votes: 277

36. Hip Hip Hurray (1984)

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Director: Prakash Jha | Stars: Satish Anand, Ram Gopal Bajaj, Nikhil Bhagat, Rani Deepa

Votes: 65

37. Kondura (The Sage from the Sea) (1978)

137 min

7.7
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Jogamma is the widow of Brahmin Pandit Range Rao, and lives in a coastal village in Southern India along with her two married sons, Narsimha, who is married to Seethamma and has two sons; ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shekhar Chatterjee, Sulabha Deshpande, Satyadev Dubey, Jhansi

Votes: 42

38. Naseem (1995)

89 min | Drama

7.6
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The delicate relationship between a 15-year-old girl and her grandfather is used to describe how the growing political tensions between Muslems and Hindus in 1992 led to the destruction of ... See full summary »

Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza | Stars: Kaifi Azmi, Mayuri Kango, Seema Kelkar, Kay Kay Menon

Votes: 67

39. Aghaat (1985)

138 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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Madhav Verma (Om Puri) is a dedicated, honest, and diligent union representative. He represents the majority of the employees in an organization, which recognizes his union. However, there ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Gopi, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 95

40. The Village Had No Walls (1995)

124 min | Adventure, Drama

8.4
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A young man takes a journey on a cart through jungles to reach the small hamlet of Bangarwadi, inhabited by a few shepherds, peasants and some members of a criminal tribe known as the ... See full summary »

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Chandrakant Kulkarni, Upendra Limaye, Chandrakant Mandhre

Votes: 39

41. Trikal (Past, Present, Future) (1985)

137 min | Drama

7.2
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Set in 1961 Goa, this is a story of a rich and influential Goan family and what happens to them over a period of time. The movie is narrated in past-tense by one of the friends of the ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Leela Naidu, Neena Gupta, Anita Kanwar, Soni Razdan

Votes: 141

42. Pestonjee (1988)

125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Phirojshah (Naseeruddin Shah) and Pestonjee (Anupam Kher) are two close friends. They attempt to do everything together, and they hope that they will marry the same day as well. ... See full summary »

Director: Vijaya Mehta | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Cyprus Dastoor, Dady Dustoor, Anupam Kher

Votes: 118

43. Sardari Begum (1996)

Drama

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The Police are called to investigate the death of a woman during a riot. The woman was killed by a stone thrown by an agitated person. The woman killed is known in the community as "Sardari... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Amrish Puri, Kiron Kher, Smriti Mishra, Shri Vallabh Vyas

Votes: 144

44. Jaya Ganga (1996)

94 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Nishant, a young Indian writer living in Paris, is journeying down the Ganges, from its source in the Himalayas to the sea. Haunted by the fantasy, or the memory, of a beautiful Parisian ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Singh | Stars: Asil Raïs, Smriti Mishra, Jean-Claude Carrière, Anupam Shyam

Votes: 38

45. Bible Ki Kahaniyan (1993–1995)

Biography

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Stars: Neelima Azim, Kabir Bedi, Rita Bhaduri, Kurush Deboo

Votes: 5

46. Anugraham (1978)

136 min | Drama

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Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Anant Nag, Raogopalrao, Vanisri, Shekhar Chatterjee

Votes: 6

47. Yatra (1986–1987)

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This 15 episode series portrays two long train journeys across the length and breadth of India, along with lives of a motley group of passengers.

Stars: Ila Arun, Ishita Arun, Mohan Gokhale, Neena Gupta

Votes: 43

48. Kasba (1991)

121 min

7.2
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Maniram lives in a town and is a crooked businessman. The elder son is jailed for counterfeit currency. The younger son is a mad simpleton and married, but his wife loves another guy. She goes in business with land wrestled from Maniram.

Director: Kumar Shahani | Stars: Navjot Hansra, K.K. Raina, Manohar Singh, Shatrughan Sinha

Votes: 25

49. Samar (2000)

126 min | Drama

8.0
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India's caste system depicted in film within a film

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Rajeshwari Sachdev, Rajit Kapoor, Ravi Jhankal, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 24

50. Mohre (1987)

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Abdul is a truck driver with alcohol and depression problems so much so that he would like to end his life. One day another truck driver shows him a newspaper advertisement that offers help... See full summary »

Director: Raghuvir Kul | Stars: Nana Patekar, Madhuri Dixit, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Anupam Kher

Votes: 55