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

8.3
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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.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 85,816 | Gross: $2.20M

story about .....love,,friendship,,patriotism,,and...young guns..

2. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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67 Metascore

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".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

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

8.2
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84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 83,559 | Gross: $0.07M

oscar nomination..... now what else

4. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | 181 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.2
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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.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal

Votes: 52,018

one of the most successful love story........

5. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama

8.2
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Sanjay Gandhi, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh

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

8.2
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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.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel, Ayesha Kapoor

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

6.8
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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.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen

Votes: 10,659

one of the best screenplay and editing in any indian comedy........

8. Satya (1998)

Not Rated | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 9,895

rise n fall of a common indian gangster........

9. Bheja Fry (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house.

Director: Sagar Ballary | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sarika, Milind Soman

Votes: 8,943

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

7.6
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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 »

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

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

8.5
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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.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

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

8.0
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Nikkhil Advani | Stars: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bhaduri

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

8.3
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

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

8.2
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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.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, Tabu

Votes: 42,337

3rd greatest comedy...ever

15. Maachis (1996)

160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A realistic, hard-hitting portrayal of terrorism and youth in the Punjab after the 1984 riots.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Om Puri, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh, Kanwaljit Singh

Votes: 1,594

a great movie on terrorism showing its lighter side by a oscar winner Gulzar........

16. Iqbal (2005)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Sport

8.2
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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.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Shreyas Talpade, Shweta Prasad

Votes: 12,559

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

8.2
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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 41,213

the best comedy from past 10...no! 20...sorry! 40 years.....

18. Guru (2007)

Not Rated | 166 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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70 Metascore

A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhavan

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

7.4
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Vivek Oberoi

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

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: 854

a first animated movie.........an epic tale