Best Hindi Movies before 1975.

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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.
Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
3.
Shree 420 (1955)
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Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune... (168 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
4.
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
 
5.
Madhumati (1958)
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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... (110 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
6.
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
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A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills... (148 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
7.
Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
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Inspired by true events, a 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father. (197 mins.)
Director: K. Asif
 
8.
Gunga Jumna (1961)
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Widowed Govindi lives a poor lifestyle in Haripur along with two sons, Gungaram and Jumna. While Jumna is studious... (178 mins.)
Director: Nitin Bose
 
9.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
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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. (152 mins.)
Director: Abrar Alvi
 
10.
Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1961)
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The setting is the city of Lucknow in northern India, where Islamic culture flourished. Two of the three... (169 mins.)
Director: M. Sadiq
 
11.
Bandini (1963)
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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. (157 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
12.
Waqt (1965)
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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. (178 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
13.
Andaz (1949)
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Nina is the rich and spoiled daughter of a rich businessman. One day while horse-riding she loses control... (148 mins.)
Director: Mehboob
 
14.
Awaara (1951)
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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... (193 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
15.
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
 
16.
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)
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Three woman-hating brothers face changes in their respective lifestyles when two of them fall in love. (173 mins.)
Director: Satyen Bose
 
17.
Navrang (1959)
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Diwakar is a poet and loves his wife Jamuna on everything. But Jamuna does not agree that Diwakar lives... (157 mins.)
Director: V. Shantaram
 
18.
Sujata (1960)
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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. (161 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
19.
Sant Tukaram (1936)
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This classic film chronicles the life of Tukaram (17th C.), one of Maharashtra's most popular saint poets... (131 mins.)
 
20.
Guide (1965)
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A Guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance. (183 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
21.
Bhuvan Shome (1969)
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Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a strict disciplinarian. Looking back on the trodden path... (96 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
 
22.
Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963)
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After years of rivalry, two wealthy men, Lala Karamchand and Lalal Jagannath, decide to build their individual bunglows... (149 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
23.
Anupama (1966)
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Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon... (148 mins.)
 
24.
Kalpana (1948)
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(160 mins.)
Director: Uday Shankar
 
25.
Sharada (1957)
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Chiranjeev lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his widowed father, Kashiram, two sisters, one of who is dumb... (128 mins.)
Director: Prasad
 
26.
Padosan (1968)
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A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher. (157 mins.)
Director: Jyoti Swaroop
 
27.
Naya Daur (1957)
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Shankar lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother and sister, Manju, and drives a horse-carriage for a living... (173 mins.)
Director: B.R. Chopra
 
28.
Kanoon (1960)
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A lawyer holds the eyewitness evidence to catch a killer, but the identified criminal is the lawyer's own mentor, prospective father-in-law, and also the judge who presides over the case. (150 mins.)
Director: B.R. Chopra
 
29.
Teesri Kasam (1966)
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A naive bullock-cart driver falls for a traveling courtesan. (159 mins.)
 
30.
Bobby (1973)
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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... (168 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
31.
Sangam (1964)
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Sunder Khanna is an orphan and lives a poor lifestyle in India. He is friendly with wealthy Gopal Verma... (238 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
32.
Mera Naam Joker (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters... (224 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
33.
Ram Aur Shyam (1967)
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Abused by an oppressive brother-in-law Gajendra (Pran), Ramchandra (Dilip Kumar) runs away from home... (171 mins.)
Director: Chanakya
 
34.
Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
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Three brothers are separated after their parents' murder. Years later, their only hope of avenging their parents and reuniting as a family lies in the song they learned as children. (164 mins.)
Director: Nasir Husain
 
35.
Abhimaan (1973)
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A popular singer convinces his new wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him. (122 mins.)
 
36.
Jagte Raho (1956)
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In hopes of improving his lifestyle, a poor peasant re-locates to Bombay virtually penniless. It is late at night and he is thirsty... (153 mins.)
 
37.
Junglee (1961)
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A humorless and pompous businessman goes wild when he falls in love. Now if only his domineering mother could understand his new lease on life. (150 mins.)
Director: Subodh Mukerji
 
38.
Neecha Nagar (1946)
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The films takes an expressionist look at the gulf between the rich and poor in the society. The film centers on a wealthy and capacious landlord... (122 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
 
39.
Kalapani (1958)
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Based on A.J.Cronin's 'Beyond This Place', this movie narrates the story of an untiring crusade for justice... (164 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
 
40.
Sara Akash (1969)
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A collegian becomes embittered after being forced to marry. (100 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
41.
Dosti (1964)
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Mr. Gupta passes away after an accident while on duty, leaving behind his ailing wife and school-going son... (163 mins.)
Director: Satyen Bose
 
42.
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)
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Orphaned lives a poor lifestyle in Central India and makes living singing songs. One day he comes to the assistance of an injured man... (167 mins.)
Director: Radhu Karmakar
 
43.
Upkar (1967)
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Cult classic highlighting the contrast between Indian and Western values in the newly independent state. (175 mins.)
Director: Manoj Kumar
 
44.
Neel Kamal (1968)
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Sleepwalker Sita Raichand (Waheeda Rehman) is rescued by Ram (Manoj Kumar) while walking on a railway track... (160 mins.)
Director: Ram Maheshwari
 
45.
Aan (1953)
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A Royal Indian family consists of the Emperor Maharaj (Murad, his brother Shamsher Singh (Premnath) and sister Rajshree (Nadira)... (161 mins.)
Director: Mehboob Khan
 
46.
Devdas (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
 
47.
Dil Ek Mandir (1963)
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Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar) and Sita (Meena Kumari) are in love, and hope to marry on Dharmesh's return from abroad...
Director: Sridhar
 
48.
Mujhe Jeene Do (1963)
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A notorious bandit continues to elude the authorities and strikes terror in the region. (95 mins.)
 
49.
Our Daily Bread (1970)
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A woman waits for her truck driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Her concern for their dying relationship and her sister grows fast as she starts to doubt his loyalty. (110 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul
 
50.
Anand (1971)
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The classic story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend. (122 mins.)
 
51.
Pakeezah (1972)
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The story of a prostitute, with a pure heart (PAKEEZAH), and grand dreams... (126 mins.)
Director: Kamal Amrohi
 
52.
Duvidha (1973)
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Film is Based on Duvidha by Vijayadan Detha, it's about merchant's son, whose relationship with his young bride, Lachhi is thwarted by his work and a ghost who falls in love with her, resulting in the ghost soon impersonating the husband. (82 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul
 
53.
Haqeeqat (1964)
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A platoon of Indian soldiers encounters harsh realities while fighting in the Sino-Indian War of 1962. (184 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
 
54.
Jewel Thief (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Police Commissioner's son comes under suspicion for being a jewel thief. (186 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
55.
Ittefaq (1969)
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Taking place almost entirely over the course of one stormy night, a woman is terrified when an accused murderer escapes from a mental hospital and seeks refuge in her home. (104 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
56.
Mahal (1969)
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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: Shanker Mukerji
 
57.
Aradhana (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dashing pilot Arun romances Vandana Tripathi, and both in love with each other, become very intimate... (169 mins.)
Director: Shakti Samanta
 
58.
Namak Haraam (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla... (146 mins.)
 
59.
Ankur: The Seedling (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute... (131 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
60.
Aap Ki Kasam (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Rajesh Khanna plays Mumtaz's jealous husband who begins to doubt her fidelity when his best friend Sanjeev Kumar enters their lives... (153 mins.)
Director: J. Om Prakash
 
61.
Naya Zamana (1971)
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Anoop (Dharmendra) is a struggling writer. One day he meets with wealthy and beautiful Seema (Hema Malini) and both fall in love...
 
62.
Haré Raama Haré Krishna (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals... (149 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
63.
Amar Prem (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Nandkishore Sharma alias Nandu is born in the Sharma family. His mother tragically passes away, leaving... (143 mins.)
Director: Shakti Samanta
 
64.
Bandagi (1972)
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Director: K. Shankar
 
65.
Be-Imaan (1972)
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Mohan has abandoned his love, on the eve of his engagement. On the run, he turns into a safe-breaker and thief... (133 mins.)
Director: Sohanlal Kanwar
 
66.
Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973)
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Sunil Mehta gets stuck in a giant ferris wheel with an attractive young woman all night due to power failure...
Director: Rajendra Bhatia
 
67.
Rajnigandha (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A Delhi-based woman in a steady relationship with her boyfriend is forced to come to terms with her true feelings when a job interview in Mumbai brings an old flame back in her life. (110 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
68.
Kunwara Baap (1974)
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Born without any knowledge of his parentage, Mahesh drives a bicycle rickshaw for a living in a town in India... (137 mins.)
Director: Mehmood
 
69.
Scorching Winds (1974)
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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. (146 mins.)
Director: M.S. Sathyu