Best of Bollywood (for the NoNonsense type)

The best Indian cinema has offered to me, my personal choice and taste. List includes well crafted typical bollywood masala commercial flicks,Emotional gems,as well as the very rationale ones. Soul touching, high on entertainment ! -- Dr Sanjay Udhani.
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1.
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
 
2.
Guide (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A Guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance. (183 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
3.
Woh 7 Din (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Maya, coming from poor family, is married to the affluent Dr. Anand; but she tries to commit suicide on the nuptial night... (139 mins.)
Director: Bapu
 
4.
404: Error Not Found (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A brilliant student starts hallucinating after moving into a room that was occupied by another who committed suicide. (121 mins.)
Director: Prawaal Raman
 
5.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - the marathon cycle race. (174 mins.)
Director: Mansoor Khan
 
6.
Satya (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young man named Satya (J.D Chakravarthy) comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do... (170 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
7.
Hum (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A wealthy and cruel businessman, Bhaktawar lord over a dockyard making all the workers his slaves. All... (184 mins.)
Director: Mukul S. Anand
 
8.
Ghayal (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed. (163 mins.)
 
9.
Naam (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Janki Kapoor (Nutan) and her two sons (Ravi Kapoor and Vicky Kapoor) come from a poor middle class family... (177 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
10.
Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Five people whose lives are affected by the 2006 Mumbai train bombings. (134 mins.)
Director: Nishikant Kamat
 
11.
Chandni Bar (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A displaced woman is forced to become a beer-bar dancer, and sire children of a gangster. (150 mins.)
 
12.
Trishul (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti... (167 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
13.
Cheeni Kum (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An egotistical 64-year-old chef and confirmed bachelor falls for a woman 30 years his junior. (140 mins.)
Director: R. Balki
 
14.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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
 
15.
Risk (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Modern day Bombay is ruled by Bangkok-based underworld don, Khalid Bin Jamal, who has the Home Minister... (155 mins.)
Director: Vishram Sawant
 
16.
Damini - Lightning (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The theme revolves around the character Damini who represents truth and innocence. After her marriage in renowned wealthy family... (175 mins.)
 
17.
Family: Ties of Blood (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A slacker abducts the family of a crime kingpin to avenge the death of his brother. (150 mins.)
 
18.
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
19.
Khuda Gawah (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Baadshah Khan falls in love with Benazir, a member of a rival clan who has defeated him in a game of buzkashi... (193 mins.)
Director: Mukul S. Anand
 
20.
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
 
21.
Dev D (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
22.
Shaitan (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Five substance-abusing friends decide to fake a kidnapping in order to bribe a police constable for covering-up a hit-and-run accident. (121 mins.)
Director: Bejoy Nambiar
 
23.
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
 
24.
Kaala Patthar (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A labelled coward must work to refresh his former status. (176 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
25.
Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy... (122 mins.)
Director: Tapan Sinha
 
26.
Eeshwar (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ishwar is a simple-minded and honest young man, devout and religious, he cares for everybody. He meets with a young widow with a son and marries her. This story is about him and his trials and triumphs. (147 mins.)
 
27.
Mission Kashmir (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did. (154 mins.)
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
Karma (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The PSO is a British oriented group who wants to take control of India. When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests there leader Dr... (193 mins.)
Director: Subhash Ghai
 
30.
Taare Zameen Par (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
 
31.
Tridev (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A honest but disgraced Police Inspector's attempts to clear his name pits him against terrorists and the brother of his sweetheart. (173 mins.)
Director: Rajiv Rai
 
32.
Swades (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots. (210 mins.)
 
33.
Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance. (143 mins.)
Director: V. Shantaram
 
34.
Sansar (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Din Dayal Sharma works as a Head Clerk and lives with his wife, Godavari; 3 sons Vijay, his wife Uma; Shiva and Vidyasagar; and a daughter named Rajni...
Director: T. Rama Rao
 
35.
Dev (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Joint Commissioner of Police Dev Pratap Singh, a duty-bound, self-righteous officer, and Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla... (172 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
36.
Prem Pratigyaa (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Raja Bhaiya and Charan come to the big city to make a living, but cannot find jobs. While eating some food...
Director: Bapu
 
37.
Ghulami (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Near India and Pakistan's border-town of Fatehpur, lives Ranjit Singh Choudhary who has been labeled as a rebel by his schoolmaster and his dad... (199 mins.)
Director: J.P. Dutta
 
38.
Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A school-teacher, who forces children to share their food with him, forbids one from entering the school until he brings his own Tiffin/Lunch-box. (96 mins.)
Director: Amole Gupte
 
39.
Satte Pe Satta (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After the death of their parents; Ravi Anand the eldest of seven brothers becomes the guardian to his other six siblings... (160 mins.)
Director: Raj N. Sippy
 
40.
The Burning Train (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dedicated railway employee's plan to introduce an express train result in sabotage. (142 mins.)
Director: Ravi Chopra
 
41.
Half Ticket (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A diamond thief hides his loot on an innocent child, but the child turns out to be an adult posing as a youngster to purchase a half-priced train ticket. Now, the thief will have to outwit the eccentric in a series of wacky misadventures. (168 mins.)
Director: Kalidas
 
42.
Lalkar (The Challenge) (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
India is in a state of war with Japan and former Colonel Kapoor's sons, Rajan and Ram are both with the Indian Armed Forces...
Director: Ramanand Sagar
 
43.
Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After years of rivalry, two wealthy men, Lala Karamchand and Lalal Jagannath, decide to build their individual bunglows... (149 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
44.
Bombay to Goa (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
College student Mala has dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie actress; her dreams began materializing into reality when she is approached by Mr... (132 mins.)
Director: S. Ramanathan
 
45.
Zinda (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A man, taken and locked up for 14 years without any sane reason, is suddenly released, and has 4 days to figure out why this was done to him. (116 mins.)
Director: Sanjay Gupta
 
46.
Saudagar (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Moti sells gurd in the market. He collects the raw material and takes them to an older woman, Mahjubhi... (131 mins.)
Director: Sudhendu Roy
 
47.
Arjun (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Arjun Malvankar after his graduation thrives to get job. The corruption and injustice taking place in...
Director: Rahul Rawail
 
48.
Aakhree Raasta (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
David is an old prisoner, released after twenty-four years in a penitentiary for a crime he hasn't committed... (164 mins.)
Director: K. Bhagya Raj
 
49.
Agneepath (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption? (174 mins.)
Director: Mukul S. Anand
 
50.
Krodhi (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Unaware of his parents, as he was abandoned as a young child, Vikramjit Singh alias Vicky grows up amidst hatred... (159 mins.)
Director: Subhash Ghai
 
51.
Bazaar (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Najma and Salim are in love, but their's is a platonic relationship, as Salim is a deep thinker and... (120 mins.)
Director: Sagar Sarhadi
 
52.
Bheja Fry (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house. (95 mins.)
Director: Sagar Ballary
 
53.
Anjali (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child... (150 mins.)
Director: Mani Rathnam
 
54.
Koshish (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and... (125 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
55.
Chaalbaaz (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Twins separated at infancy are brought up differently. One weak, one strong. One day, they end up at each others house. Their life is not the same anymore. (155 mins.)
Director: Pankaj Parashar
 
56.
Chachi 420 (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Wealthy Janki falls in love with poor Jaiprakash, much to the displeasure of her parents, and ends up getting married... (155 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
 
57.
Angoor (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Based on Shakespeare's 'A comedy of errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities. (131 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
58.
Masoom (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members. (165 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
59.
Dosti (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Mr. Gupta passes away after an accident while on duty, leaving behind his ailing wife and school-going son... (163 mins.)
Director: Satyen Bose
 
60.
Ghatak: Lethal (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Unable to witness the injustice and brutality inflict on the residents by a tyrannical gangster, Katya... (158 mins.)
 
61.
Yuva (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (161 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
62.
Khakee (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
DCP Anant Shrivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) has been assigned the mission to escort terrorist Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai... (174 mins.)
 
63.
Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After falling in love, three room-mates experience changes in their lives. (149 mins.)
Director: Luv Ranjan