Top 100 Movies

by ParijaatSeer | created - 01 May 2011 | updated - 20 Feb 2013 | Public

Lists Indian movies based on various factors like Direction, Production Value, Story, Editing and other technical aspects. Movies that portray the society of the day got more attention. Few of the movies were path breaking and helped Indian cinema in finding new avenues of film making.

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1. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

131 min | Drama

8.4
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In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

Votes: 1,340

Story 10 Technicalities 9 Depiction of Society 10 Characterization 10

2. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.4
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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.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 16,433 | Gross: $0.54M

Story 10 Technical Aspects 9 Depiction of Society 10 Characterization 10

3. Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960)

126 min | Drama, Musical

8.1
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A selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhury) sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya

Votes: 1,708

Story 10 Technical Aspects 9 Depiction of Society 10 Characterization 10

4. Apur Sansar (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Votes: 8,416 | Gross: $0.02M

Story 10 Technical Aspects 9 Depiction of Society 10 Characterization 10

5. Mother India (1957)

172 min | Drama, Musical, Family

8.1
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Votes: 6,674

Story 9 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 10 Characterization 9

6. Guide (1965)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.5
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A tour guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 5,104

Story 10 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 9

7. Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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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.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Votes: 42,006

Story 8 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 10

8. Charulata (1964)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee, Shyamal Ghoshal

Votes: 3,765 | Gross: $0.08M

Story 10 Technical Aspects 9 Depiction of Society 10 Characterization 9

9. Nayakan (1987)

Not Rated | 145 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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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.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh, Janagaraj

Votes: 10,330

Story 9 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 10 Characterization 9

10. Haqeeqat (1964)

184 min | Action, Musical, War

7.8
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A platoon of Indian soldiers encounters harsh realities while fighting in the Sino-Indian War of 1962.

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Dharmendra, Vijay Anand, Indrani Mukherjee

Votes: 364

Story 9 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 9

11. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

152 min | Drama, Musical

8.4
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A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective.

Director: Abrar Alvi | Stars: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 1,231

Story 9 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 9

12. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.9
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The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 18,024

Story 9 Technical Aspects 9 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 10

13. Garm Hava (1974)

146 min | Drama

8.1
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In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own.

Director: M.S. Sathyu | Stars: Balraj Sahni, A.K. Hangal, Gita Siddharth, Jamal Hashmi

Votes: 483

Story 10 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 10 Characterization 9

14. Satyakam (1969)

175 min | Drama

8.3
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The tale begins in the final days of the British Raj in India. A cohort of engineering students graduate a few months before Independence. Satyapriya and Naren are among the graduate ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Rabi Ghosh

Votes: 519

Story 10 Technical Aspects 9 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 9

15. Pyaasa (1957)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.5
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A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

Votes: 4,097

Story 9 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 8 Characterization 9

16. Madhumati (1958)

110 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house. He is let into the house by the servant, and he is permitted to stay until ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Johnny Walker, Pran

Votes: 925

Story 8 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 8 Characterization 9

17. Aradhana (1969)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Dashing pilot Arun romances Vandana Tripathi, and both in love with each other, become very intimate, and as a result Vandana gets pregnant. Arun and Vandana have a quiet temple wedding ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 1,256

Story 9 Technical Aspects 9 Depiction of Society 8 Characterization 9

18. Aandhi (1975)

133 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, Om Shivpuri, Manmohan

Votes: 1,064

Story 9 Technical Aspects 9 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 8

19. Abhimaan (1977)

146 min

6.8
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Director: Sadhu Meher | Stars: Sarat Pujari, Uttam Mohanty, Rita Chand, Sujata Anand

Votes: 12

Story 9 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 9

20. Mere Apne (1971)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama

7.7
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Anandi Devi is an old widow living in her village she is bought to the city by her distant relative Arun. Anandi Devi realizes that Arun and his wife wanted to keep her as a maid following ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Meena Kumari, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Sumita Sanyal

Votes: 403

Story 9 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 8

21. Anand Math (1952)

176 min

7.6
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Director: Hemen Gupta | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Ranjana, Pradeep Kumar, Ajit

Votes: 68

Story 10 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 8 Characterization 8

22. 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: 83,569 | Gross: $0.07M

Story 8 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 7 Characterization 9

23. Koshish (1972)

125 min | Drama

8.7
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Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Seema Deo

Votes: 1,160

Story 9 Technical Aspects 7 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 9

24. Gol Maal (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. Bhavani Shankar is also ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote

Votes: 12,922

Story 8 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 9 Characterization 9

25. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

148 min | Musical, Romance

8.2
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Suresh Sinha, a famous director, discovers star potential in Shanti, a woman he stumbled into one rainy evening, and casts her as the lead in a film. In a twist of fate, Shanti becomes a superstar and Suresh faces a decline in his career.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Kumari Naaz, Johnny Walker

Votes: 1,526

Story 8 Technical Aspects 9 Depiction of Society 8 Characterization 8

26. Mili (1975)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Romance, Family

7.6
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A reclusive, depressed man and a bubbly young woman fall in love but then find out that she has cancer.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Usha Kiran, Shubha Khote

Votes: 1,017

Story 9 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 8 Characterization 8

27. Kora Kagaz (1974)

125 min | Drama, Musical, Family

7.4
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By the time we learn to live, life is gone.

Director: Anil Ganguly | Stars: Vijay Anand, Jaya Bhaduri, Achala Sachdev, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 209

Story 9 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 8 Characterization 8

28. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)

159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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After the retirement of his dad, the onus is on Bharat to look after the Delhi-based family. He has two younger college-going brothers, Deepak and Vijay, and a sister of marriage age, Radha... See full summary »

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 554

Story 8 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 8 Characterization 8

29. Mr. India (1987)

179 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri, Satish Kaushik

Votes: 9,949

Story 6 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 7 Characterization 8

30. Saudagar (1973)

131 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Moti sells gurd in the market. He collects the raw material and takes them to an older woman, Mahjubhi, who makes exemplary gurd. Moti loves a village girl but is unable to afford to pay ... See full summary »

Director: Sudhendu Roy | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Nutan, Trilok Kapoor, Padma Khanna

Votes: 586

Story 8 Technical Aspects 6 Depiction of Society 8 Characterization 9

31. Parichay (1972)

145 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and aunt (Leela Mishra) in their village for a few days. His uncle decides that he can be a ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 669

Story 7 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 7 Characterization 9

32. Deewaar (1975)

174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 7,781

Story 7 Technical Aspects 8 Depiction of Society 7 Characterization 9

33. The Burning Train (1980)

142 min | Action, Thriller

6.8
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A dedicated railway employee's plan to introduce an express train result in sabotage.

Director: Ravi Chopra | Stars: Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Jeetendra, Vinod Mehra

Votes: 1,056

Story 7 Technical Aspects 10 Depiction of Society 6 Characterization 7

34. Devdas (1955)

159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.0
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Childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro grow up in a small village with a love-hate relationship which changes to love when they mature. Devdas' dad does not approve of his marriage or even any friendship with Paro, and sends him away to Calcutta where he is introduced to a dancer, Chandramukhi, who adores him and falls hopelessly in love with him. Devdas in not aware of Chandramukhi's affection ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal, Suchitra Sen

Votes: 1,451

35. Sujata (1960)

161 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The movie basically revolves around the caste system that is prevelant in India even to this day. It also raises interesting questions regarding family ties and how deep they can be.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Nutan, Sunil Dutt, Shashikala, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 223

36. 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: 85,830 | Gross: $2.20M

37. Swades (2004)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama

8.3
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A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Votes: 67,036 | Gross: $1.22M

38. 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: 28,091 | Gross: $0.73M

39. Bobby (1973)

168 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Mr. Nath lives a very wealthy lifestyle in India along with his wife, Sushma, and a 6 year old son, Raj. Both he and Sushma lead a very busy life, so much so that they have no quality time ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pran, Prem Nath

Votes: 1,316

40. Bandini (1963)

157 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.7
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During the British Raj of the 1930s, a prison-doctor falls in love with a convict who eventually reveals the story of her past and her connection to a freedom fighter.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Dharmendra, Raja Paranjpe

Votes: 612

41. Upkar (1967)

175 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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Cult classic highlighting the contrast between Indian and Western values in the newly independent state.

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Asha Parekh, Manoj Kumar, Prem Chopra, Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi

Votes: 446

42. Awaara (1951)

82 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.1
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Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, K.N. Singh

Votes: 2,810

43. Ram Aur Shyam (1967)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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Abused by an oppressive brother-in-law Gajendra (Pran), Ramchandra (Dilip Kumar) runs away from home, and ends up in a small village where he is mistaken for Shyamrao (also Dilip Kumar), ... See full summary »

Director: Tapi Chanakya | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Mumtaz, Baby Farida

Votes: 683

44. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

162 min | Action, Drama, Musical

7.6
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A young man and young woman fall in love against their feuding fathers' wishes in this version of 'Romeo and Juliet' set in contemporary India.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Goga Kapoor, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 8,263

45. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, Tara Sharma

Votes: 16,811 | Gross: $0.03M

46. 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: 58,813 | Gross: $1.11M

47. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime

8.3
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The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya, Hemendra Dandotiya, Mahie Gill

Votes: 26,380 | Gross: $0.04M

48. Waqt (1965)

178 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sadhana, Raaj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 894

49. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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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.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta

Votes: 55,520 | Gross: $0.30M

50. Khatta Meetha (1978)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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Factory worker with 4 sons marries middle aged woman with 2 sons and a daughter

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Raju Shrestha

Votes: 612

51. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh

Votes: 56,162

52. Mahal (1969)

147 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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To pay for his sister's marriage, a brother enters into a criminal conspiracy to impersonate the nephew of a wealthy male.

Director: Shankar Mukherjee | Stars: Dev Anand, Asha Parekh, Farida Jalal, Abhi Bhattacharya

Votes: 71

53. Gumnaam (1965)

151 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Eight people are trapped on an island when their plane abandons them. They find a large mansion whose butler is expecting them. Then one by one, they die...

Director: Raja Nawathe | Stars: Nanda, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Helen

Votes: 989

54. Kaala Patthar (1979)

Not Rated | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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Inspired by a true mining tragedy the film is about people from all walks of life showing courage and character to fight the forces of nature.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

Votes: 1,668

55. Silsila (1981)

Not Rated | 182 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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Can an unconventional love that runs afoul of societal expectations survive?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri, Rekha

Votes: 2,119

56. Saaransh (1984)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

8.2
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An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

Votes: 1,390

57. Chupke Chupke (1975)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 8,424

58. Angoor (1982)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

8.4
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Based on Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma, Aruna Irani

Votes: 3,985

59. Saagar (1985)

186 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Raja, a fisherman is secretly in love with Mona. When wealthy Ravi comes to live with his grandmother, Kamladevi, he sees Mona and falls in love with her. Mona also reciprocates his love. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Dimple Kapadia, Nadira

Votes: 705

60. Rangeela (1995)

142 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A middle class young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Jackie Shroff, Aamir Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Gulshan Grover

Votes: 7,009

61. Karz (1980)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Musical, Romance

7.6
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Ravi is killed by his wife after his marriage. He is reborn as Monty and is now a singer he goes to holiday in Ooty where he recollects his memories from previous life and inquires about his family from first life and his evil wife Kamini.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Tina Ambani, Simi Garewal, Raj Kiran

Votes: 1,677

62. Karma (I) (1986)

Not Rated | 193 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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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. Michael Dang the authorities blast the jail... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 1,411

63. Umrao Jaan (1981)

145 min | Drama, Musical

7.9
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In Faizabad, British India, Daroga Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's dad testifies against him. After his discharge around 1840, he extracts his vengeance by ... See full summary »

Director: Muzaffar Ali | Stars: Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar

Votes: 805

64. Mirch Masala (1987)

128 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confident woman whose ... See full summary »

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Ram Gopal Bajaj, Benjamin Gilani, Mohan Gokhale, Nina Kulkarni

Votes: 867

65. Baazigar (1993)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces and kills his eldest daughter and then proceeds to his younger daughter but she begins to suspect her new lover's ulterior motive.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rakhee Gulzar, Kajol, Siddharth

Votes: 20,704

66. A Wednesday (2008)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Shergill, Deepal Shaw

Votes: 56,062

67. Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public Works Department and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Nimmi, and son, Raju... See full summary »

Director: Navdeep Singh | Stars: Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, Raima Sen, Sarika

Votes: 4,807

68. Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West Bengal that is witnessing it's struggle against the ruling Congress party, joining ... See full summary »

Director: Sudhir Mishra | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja, Chitrangda Singh, Ram Kapoor

Votes: 4,131

69. 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: 256,066 | Gross: $6.53M

70. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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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.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 9,782

71. Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

145 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error.

Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Shirodkar, Mohnish Bahl, Ekta Sohini

Votes: 9,385

72. Chashme Buddoor (1981)

145 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.0
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Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

Votes: 1,834

73. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Jimmy Shergill

Votes: 33,658

74. Dhoom (2004)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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A mysterious gang of bikers are on a robbing spree. ACP Jai gets Ali, a mechanic, to assist him in the case. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to nab the thieves red handed.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol

Votes: 15,057 | Gross: $0.25M

75. Dev.D (2009)

144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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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?

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 23,596 | Gross: $0.01M

76. Bees Saal Baad (1962)

158 min | Thriller, Musical, Mystery

7.1
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After a lusty Thakur rapes a young girl, she kills herself. Thereafter, the Thakur is killed by what the local people call the girl's vengeful spirit. Then the Thakur's son is also killed ... See full summary »

Director: Biren Nag | Stars: Biswajeet, Waheeda Rehman, Manmohan Krishna, Madan Puri

Votes: 262

77. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

173 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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Three woman-hating brothers face changes in their respective lifestyles when two of them fall in love.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Anoop Kumar, Kishore Kumar

Votes: 1,059

78. Masoom (1983)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.5
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A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Tanuja, Jugal Hansraj

Votes: 2,858

79. Bawarchi (1972)

130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

8.0
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Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran, Harindranath Chattopadhyay

Votes: 2,771

80. Chachi 420 (1997)

155 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Tabu

Votes: 9,792

81. Anuradha (1960)

141 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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A lonely housewife, who gave up her promising singing career to marry an idealistic village-doctor, begins to regret her decision.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Leela Naidu, Abhi Bhattacharya, Nasir Hussain

Votes: 123

82. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

PG | 174 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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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.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Votes: 17,136

83. Ananda Ashram (1977)

127 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Dr. Deepak lives with his wealthy father, a Thakur, in a small town in India. While the Thakur would like to get Deepak to marry a woman from an equally wealthy family, he has fallen in ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Rakesh Roshan

Votes: 83

84. Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.8
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Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,430

85. Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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Hindi-speaking collegian Sapna lives a wealthy lifestyle in Dona Paula, near Panaji, Goa, India, along with her Professor dad, Kundanlal, and mom. Their immediate neighbors are ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Rati Agnihotri, Madhavi, Sunil Thapa

Votes: 855

86. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)

120 min | Drama

8.0
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50 Metascore

During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Rahul Bose, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bhisham Sahni, Surekha Sikri

Votes: 4,279

87. Junoon (1979)

141 min | Drama

7.6
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Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Jalal Agha, Nafisa Ali, Tom Alter, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 402

88. Gharaonda (1977)

141 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A story young, middle-class urban working couple wanting to get married and their tribulations in finding a house in the city of Mumbai.

Director: Bhimsain | Stars: Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, Sadhu Meher, Shreeram Lagoo

Votes: 138

89. Satte Pe Satta (1982)

160 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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After the death of their parents; Ravi Anand the eldest of seven brothers becomes the guardian to his other six siblings. His dictatorship and measures to get things done are frustrated by ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Ranjeeta Kaur, Amjad Khan

Votes: 2,390

90. Ghayal (1990)

163 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Amrish Puri, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 3,121

91. Woh Kaun Thi? (1964)

140 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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One stormy night, a doctor offers a ride to a ghostly woman he meets on the side of the road. Later, he discovers his intended bride is identical in appearance to the ghost. Who was she and why does she haunt him?

Director: Raj Khosla | Stars: Sadhana, Manoj Kumar, Parveen Choudhary, K.N. Singh

Votes: 629

92. 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: 42,343

93. Virasat (1997)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Pooja Batra, Milind Gunaji

Votes: 2,090

94. Border (I) (1997)

R | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.

Director: J.P. Dutta | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty

Votes: 9,829

95. Sarfarosh (1999)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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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.

Director: John Mathew Matthan | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre, Mukesh Rishi

Votes: 19,768

96. Ek Hasina Thi (2004)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava

Votes: 4,840

97. 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: 12,561

98. Haré Rama Haré Krishna (1971)

149 min | Drama, Musical

7.3
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In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals, consisting of mom, dad, son, Prashant, and daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Dev Anand | Stars: Zeenat Aman, Dev Anand, Mumtaz, Baby Guddi

Votes: 644

99. Milan (1967)

170 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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On the banks of the holy River Ganga, Gopi, a ferryman conducts an unconsummated romance with Radha, a girl from the upper classes. At the same time, he rejects the advances of Gauri, a ... See full summary »

Director: Adurthi Subba Rao | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Jamuna, Pran

Votes: 116

100. Katha (1983)

141 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor, Sandhya Karnik (Deepti Naval) but is unable to disclose ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Jalal Agha

Votes: 881