20 years ...20 movies from indian cinema...by narayanashobhit25 | created - 05 Oct 2010 | updated - 12 Aug 2011 | Public
must see 20 movies ....to taste indian cinema
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1. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.
Votes: 85,816 | Gross: $2.20M
story about .....love,,friendship,,patriotism,,and...young guns..
2. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
Votes: 256,033 | Gross: $6.53M
'Two friends embark on a quest for a lost buddy.'....... most successful movie of all time ........
3. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Votes: 83,559 | Gross: $0.07M
oscar nomination..... now what else
4. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Not Rated | 181 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.
one of the most successful love story........
5. Udaan (2010)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama
Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.
Votes: 35,662 | Gross: $0.01M
Udaan narrates a tale where a son is almost on an extended detention under his disciplinarian father's domain. Through this allegory, Udaan inspires one to break away from all bindings of life and fly freely.....
6. Black (2005)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.
Votes: 28,087 | Gross: $0.73M
a journey of a deaf, mute and blind girl and her teacher......
7. Garam Masala (2005)
Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Romance
A rib tickling tale of two flirts who constantly flirts with women despite one of them having engaged. Chaos ensues when the fiancee finds that her to-be bride is cheating on her.
one of the best screenplay and editing in any indian comedy........
8. Satya (1998)
Not Rated | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.
rise n fall of a common indian gangster........
9. Bheja Fry (2007)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house.
Dinner for Schmucks .....was inspired by this ......and is also 2nd greatest comedy.....in this list
10. Bandit Queen (1994)
119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,656 | Gross: $0.40M
a biographical movie of a bandit queen Phoolan Devi directed by brilliant Shekhar Kapur....
11. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
PG | 165 min | Drama, Family
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
Votes: 112,949 | Gross: $1.20M
story about 8 year boy with dyslexia sydrome problem......
12. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
Not Rated | 186 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.
Votes: 52,072 | Gross: $1.79M
'friendship love hate ....its just not a movie its a saga......
13. Chak de! India (2007)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.
Votes: 58,810 | Gross: $1.11M
The story of a hockey player who returns to the game as a coach of a women's hockey team...........
14. Hera Pheri (2000)
Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they recieve a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.
3rd greatest comedy...ever
15. Maachis (1996)
160 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A realistic, hard-hitting portrayal of terrorism and youth in the Punjab after the 1984 riots.
a great movie on terrorism showing its lighter side by a oscar winner Gulzar........
16. Iqbal (2005)
Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Sport
Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of a washed-up, alcoholic ex-player.
story of a deaf and dumb boy's dream to represent india in cricket...........
17. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.
the best comedy from past 10...no! 20...sorry! 40 years.....
18. Guru (2007)
Not Rated | 166 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.
Votes: 17,632 | Gross: $2.09M
story of a man rises from non.............story inspired from dhirubhai ambani (founder of reliance company)
19. Yuva (2004)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.
Votes: 6,868 | Gross: $0.28M
great screenplay and cinematography......a finest movie of mani ratnam
20. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)
170 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An anime adaptation of the Hindu myth the Ramayana, where the avatar Sri Ram combats the wicked king Ravana.
a first animated movie.........an epic tale