My Favorite Indian Movies (In Progress)

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1.
Parasakthi (1952)
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"Parasakthi" narrates the misfortunes that befall the members of a Tamil family. The youngest sister... (188 mins.)
 
2.
Ratha Kanneer (1954)
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The story revolves around Mohanasundaram, a returned-from-abroad, westernized, rich man who shows arrogance and contempt towards anything part of Indian culture and anyone below his social standards. (154 mins.)
 
3.
Pather Panchali (1955)
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
4.
Aparajito (1956)
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Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone. (110 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
5.
Mother India (1957)
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In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code. (172 mins.)
Director: Mehboob
 
6.
Pyaasa (1957)
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A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world. (146 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
7.
Veerapandiya Kattabomman (1959)
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When the British East India Company forces polygar Kattabomman to pay taxes, levies and be their subsidiary ruler, he openly defies their policy and battles them until his arrest and hanging. (201 mins.)
 
8.
The World of Apu (1959)
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This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer. (105 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
9.
Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
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A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father. (197 mins.)
Director: K. Asif
 
10.
The Goddess (1960)
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A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali. (93 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
11.
Karnan (1964)
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Brave and loyal warrior-archer Karna joins the Kauravas to battle the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra. (177 mins.)
Director: B.R. Panthulu
 
12.
A River Called Titas (1973)
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A 1973 Bangladeshi film it describes the life of the fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh. (159 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
13.
Sholay (1975)
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After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit. (198 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
14.
Gol Maal (1979)
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Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes... (144 mins.)
 
15.
Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai (1979)
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Aarilirunthu Aruvathu varai, Revolves around Santhanam(Rajnikanth) who solely runs his poor family of 2 brothers and a sister...
Director: S.P. Muthuraman
 
16.
Rat-Trap (1982)
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The protagonist is trapped within himself and is unable to comprehend the changes taking place around him. (121 mins.)
 
17.
Moondram Pirai (1982)
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A young woman regresses to childhood after suffering a head injury in a car crash. Lost, she ends up trapped at a brothel before being rescued by a lonely school teacher who falls in love with her. (143 mins.)
Director: Balu Mahendra
 
18.
Mouna Ragam (1986)
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Divya, a woman grieving over the death of her lover, is convinced into an arranged marriage with Chandra Kumar. Over a year the couple attempt to adjust to each other's presence and live with each other. (146 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
19.
Pushpak (1987)
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A silent movie about an unemployed young man. (125 mins.)
 
20.
Nayakan (1987)
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A common man's struggles against a corrupt police force put him on the wrong side of the law. He becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll. (145 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
21.
Thaniyavartanam (1987)
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A school teacher living in a village belongs to a family with a history of lunatic males, and soon he falls prey despite being normal due to society misinterpreting his actions.
Director: Sibi Malayil
 
22.
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
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The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return... (113 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
23.
Mathilukal (1990)
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Confined to the narrow space of a prison cell, Bashir falls in love with a woman in the neighbouring prison compound... (120 mins.)
 
24.
The Stranger (1991)
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A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle... (120 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
25.
Thalapathi (1991)
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Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty)... (157 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
26.
Thevar Magan (1992)
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The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family. (145 mins.)
Director: Bharathan
 
27.
Hindustani (1996)
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Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry about the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost. (185 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
28.
Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala (1998)
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Story of a wife who has to deal with her lazy, immature and irresponsible husband. (158 mins.)
Director: Sreenivasan
 
29.
Sethu (1999)
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A violent youngster and a shy Brahmin girl fall in love but tragedy intervenes when the youngster is brain-damaged following a fight. (130 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
30.
Rockford (1999)
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The movie chronicles the arrival of a (Hindu) student to a strict all-boys Christian boarding school in India and his assimilation into the school... (102 mins.)
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
 
31.
Mudhalvan (1999)
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A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue. (169 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
32.
Hey Ram (2000)
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Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country and sets out to kill him. (186 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
 
33.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
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Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension. (183 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
 
34.
Nandha (2001)
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Looking to put behind a past that haunts him, Nandha tries to reconcile with his mother and live life on his terms. (165 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
35.
Ramana (2002)
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Ramanaa is a professor at National College. But he is also the head of an Anti Corruption Force, that aims to eliminate corruption from society... (140 mins.)
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
 
36.
Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002)
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A Misogynist's attitude towards women and love starts to change after he develops feelings for a woman.
Director: Ameer Sultan
 
37.
A Peck on the Cheek (2002)
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A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists. (123 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
38.
Pithamagan (2003)
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A boy raised in a cemetery grows up with no social skills, and leads a turbulent life readjusting once he moves out of the cemetery. (139 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
39.
Kadhal Konden (2003)
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Exploring into the mind of a youth who is mentally and physically abused in his childhood, the film shows how he slowly turns into a psychopath who kills anyone who comes in the way of the girl for whom he has an obsessive love! (150 mins.)
 
40.
Anbe Sivam (2003)
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Two men, one young and arrogant, the other damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate. (160 mins.)
Director: Sundar C.
 
41.
Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004)
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Three men and their accidental meeting on Napier Bridge will change their lives forever. (160 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
42.
Autograph (2004)
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Follow Senthil's life through vignettes of his past presented by the people he visits while distributing his marriage invitations. His love life is the aspect in prime focus -- while we are presented with nuggets of other development also.
Director: Cheran
 
43.
Kaadhal (2004)
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Aishwarya, a convent-girl from a wealthy family in the town of Madurai (Tamil Nadu) falls in love with a young motor-mechanic... (122 mins.)
 
44.
Raam (2005)
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The movie begins with Rama Krishna (Jeeva) being arrested by police on charges of murdering his mother Saratha (Saranya)... (154 mins.)
Director: Ameer Sultan
 
45.
Arindhum Ariyamalum (2005)
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Director: Vishnuvardhan
 
46.
Iqbal (2005)
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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. (132 mins.)
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
 
47.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
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This story is about six friends who help an English filmmaker create a documentary about Indian freedom struggle. During filming, this group of friends learn about those before them and the importance of fighting for their rights. (157 mins.)
 
48.
Pattiyal (2006)
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Kosi(Arya) and Selva(Bharath),are contract killers working for a middleman named Sami(Cochin Haneefa).Director... (140 mins.)
Director: Vishnuvardhan
 
49.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
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Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer. (144 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
50.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
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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. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
 
51.
Chak de! India (2007)
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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. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
52.
Chennai 600028 (2007)
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Friendship, love, and rivalry spice up the game of street cricket in the suburb of Chennai whose zip code give this movie its name. (141 mins.)
Director: Venkat Prabhu
 
53.
Mozhi (2007)
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A musician's love towards a stubborn deaf woman makes her eventually realize that there is more to her life than she previously thought. (152 mins.)
Director: Radha Mohan
 
54.
Kattradhu Thamizh (2007)
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A young post-graduate faces difficulties with finding employment, and struggles against social inequalities. (147 mins.)
Director: Ram
 
55.
Paruthiveeran (2007)
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A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality. (162 mins.)
Director: Ameer Sultan
 
56.
Dasavatharam (2008)
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An American bio-technologist must race against time and heavy odds to retrieve a deadly chemical in a vial. (189 mins.)
Director: K.S. Ravi Kumar
 
57.
Dev D (2009)
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After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption? (144 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
58.
3 Idiots (2009)
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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
 
59.
Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)
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A common man tries to fight terrorism by making anonymous calls to cops. Will he succeed? (106 mins.)
Director: Chakri Toleti
 
60.
Naan Kadavul (2009)
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Rudran (Arya) in Kasi. Fourteen years later, repenting his act he goes with his daughter in search of him... (165 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
61.
Enthiran (2010)
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An android constructed by a scientist falls in love with the bride-to-be of his creator. (155 mins.)
Director: Shankar
 
62.
Peepli (Live) (2010)
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An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media. (95 mins.)
 
63.
Traffic (2011)
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The lives of some different people get intertwined when a girl is in urgent need of a heart transplant with the only heart donor being many miles of traffic away. (122 mins.)
Director: Rajesh Pillai
 
64.
Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012)
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A young man forgets a few years of his life, even as he is about to get married. (155 mins.)
 
65.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
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A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
66.
Vishwaroopam (2013)
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Vishwanathan, a Kathak dance teacher in New York, is in a rather happy marriage with Nirupama who is a nuclear oncologist... (148 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan