Silver 25 - Hindi Film Industry

These are the 25 of the best movies, in my opinion, that have been made in the Hindi Film Industry.
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1.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal. (160 mins.)
 
2.
Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but... (123 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
“ I know! I know! Watch it first. I'm sure you will fall in love with the simplicity and some awesome performances as well. ” - Jugal Raja
 
3.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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. (157 mins.)
 
4.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
5.
Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error. (145 mins.)
 
6.
Katha (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor... (141 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape
 
7.
Sholay (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture him. (198 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
8.
Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Aan honest cop named Sadhu Agashe makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison... (129 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
9.
Sarfarosh (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists. (174 mins.)
 
10.
Bluffmaster! (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A conman Roy, gets dumped by his girl-friend. Then he finds out he has a fatal disease. On the verge of death, he resolves to do some good, by helping his apprentice Dittu hoodwink the mobster who hurt his (Dittu's) family. (137 mins.)
Director: Rohan Sippy
 
11.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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. (132 mins.)
Director: Kundan Shah
 
12.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged. (155 mins.)
Director: Zoya Akhtar
 
13.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young man and woman - both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain - fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl's traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal promise. (189 mins.)
Director: Aditya Chopra
“ Undoubtedly the best romance movie of Indian cinema. ” - Jugal Raja
 
14.
Border (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers go up against a 2000-(armed) soldier Pakistani strike force. (176 mins.)
Director: J.P. Dutta
“ The best Indian war film, the most definitive, the most patriotically charged movie I have seen. ” - Jugal Raja
 
15.
Hera Pheri (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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... (156 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
“ One of the top comedies of Indian cinema. Thank you Priyadarshan. Thank you Paresh Rawal. ” - Jugal Raja
 
16.
Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Police officers recount a tale of missing money which results in lies, deceit, betrayal and death. (135 mins.)
Director: Sriram Raghavan
 
17.
3 Idiots (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
18.
Chupke Chupke (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends. (127 mins.)
 
19.
Pardes (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
This film takes a serious look at the lives of Westernized Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in North America... (191 mins.)
Director: Subhash Ghai
 
20.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
 
21.
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rahul Malhotra (Aamir Khan) is the manager of the heavily in debt family business. He is also the guardian of his dead sister's mischievous kids... (163 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
22.
Company (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai. (155 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
“ Despite the fact that I hate both the actors, I loved the movie is a big reason why this movie features here. ” - Jugal Raja
 
23.
LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A video camcorder, a store security camera, and concealed cameras candidly expose lives in three loosely-linked tales. (155 mins.)
 
24.
Darr (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose? (178 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
“ Very good script; not really well made and perhaps that even is the disappointing factor. But to give total credit to the actors- good acting is the only game changer; it really made the movie what it is . ” - Jugal Raja
 
25.
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Sunil and some of his friends start a band and perform at weddings and special occasions. Sunil is in... (158 mins.)
Director: Kundan Shah
“ Great story. That is all there is to this movie. The Nana Patekar starrer Prahaar came close to taking this spot but I decided to go with this one. ” - Jugal Raja