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1.
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
 
2.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
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The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
3.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
Deewaar (1975)
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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. (174 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
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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. (186 mins.)
Director: Nikhil Advani
 
8.
Namastey London (2007)
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A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to his home country, India. There, he arranges her marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan. (128 mins.)
 
9.
Black (2005)
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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. (122 mins.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
Udaan (2010)
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. (134 mins.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
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Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan... (210 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
15.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
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Dev, a famous footballer, becomes injured and gets dependent on Riya. Brooding on his ill-fate, he gets suspicous of an affair going on between Riya and another man. Is the affair a reality, and if it is, will Dev openly accuse Riya? (193 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
16.
Baghban (2003)
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An elderly couple wish their children to care for them in their old age. But their children see and treat them as a burden, and they must struggle to regain their worth and dignity to themselves and others. (181 mins.)
Director: Ravi Chopra
 
17.
Paa (2009)
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A father tries to help his son cope with a rare condition that causes the young boy to age beyond his years. (133 mins.)
Director: R. Balki
 
18.
Sarkar (2005)
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The authority of a man, who runs a parallel government in Mumbai, is challenged. His son rises to face his enemies. (124 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
19.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
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A smuggler rises to power in in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him, and a police officer is caught in the middle. (134 mins.)
Director: Milan Luthria
 
20.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
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A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor. (156 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
21.
Sarkar Raj (2008)
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When Anita Rajan, CEO of Sheppard power plant, an international Company, brings a power plant proposal... (125 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
22.
Raajneeti (2010)
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When the American-educated scion of a powerful Indian family returns to the subcontinent, his first taste of power starts him down a corrupt path. (163 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha
 
23.
Veer-Zaara (2004)
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Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever. (192 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
24.
Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
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A small town pair become the legendary Bunty and Babli as caper after caper they turn the world on its head. Till they meet a very upset cop. (170 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
Devdas (1955)
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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 and love for him, as most of his time is spent in a alcoholic stupor, and lust for Paro. (159 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
27.
Devdas (2002)
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After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain. (185 mins.)
 
28.
Guru (2007)
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A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history. (166 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
29.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
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A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha. (213 mins.)
 
30.
Don (1978)
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Don, a wanted criminal, dies in a police chase. DSP D'Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and to get hold of the gang he trains Don-lookalike Vijay. But Vijay faces danger from the police and from within the gang. (175 mins.)
Director: Chandra Barot
 
32.
Dhobi Ghat (2010)
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The lives of four people intersect in Mumbai: a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker-turned-photographer, a painter looking for inspiration, and a newly-married immigrant who journals her experiences on home video. (100 mins.)
Director: Kiran Rao
 
33.
Fanaa (2006)
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A sweet blind girl Zooni meets a flirty Rehan. She ignores her friends' warnings. It's her time to discover life. Is she making the right love choice? (168 mins.)
Director: Kunal Kohli
 
34.
Sarfarosh (1999)
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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. (174 mins.)
 
35.
Raja Hindustani (1996)
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India's biggest box office hit of 1996, Raja Hindustani is a musical drama about a poor cab driver who marries a rich woman and the struggles they face after marriage. (165 mins.)
 
36.
Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)
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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
 
37.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
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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. (174 mins.)
Director: Mansoor Khan
 
38.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
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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. (162 mins.)
Director: Mansoor Khan
 
39.
Swades (2004)
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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. (210 mins.)
 
40.
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
 
41.
Dil Se.. (1998)
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The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary (163 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
42.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
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An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
43.
Tere Naam (2003)
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Problems arise when Radhey Mohan, a delinquent falls in love with a girl named Nirjara. (132 mins.)
Director: Satish Kaushik
 
44.
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal. (160 mins.)