My top ten Indian movies

by ghamandilal | created - 11 Sep 2011 | updated - 11 Sep 2011 | Public
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1. 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: 55,544 | Gross: $0.30M

part of a trilogy of coming of age movies from the farhan-zoya akhtar camp

2. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 41,245

comedy

3. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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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.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

Votes: 113,108 | Gross: $1.20M

or taare zameen par

4. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

155 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Votes: 51,327 | Gross: $3.08M

Road trip to picturesque spain

5. 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: 23,600 | Gross: $0.01M

Modern take on the classic indian novel devdas

6. Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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In 1913 India's cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke's efforts to make Raja Harishchandra (1913), India's first feature-length B&W silent film.

Director: Paresh Mokashi | Stars: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve, Mohit Gokhale

Votes: 1,539

[marathi] biopic of dadabhai falke

7. 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: 16,822 | Gross: $0.03M

or khosla ka ghosla [comedy]

8. Pushpak (1987)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

Director: Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amala Akkineni, Tinnu Anand, Narayana P.L.

Votes: 2,689

or pushpak [silent film]..really good

9. 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: 42,025

one of the first westerns

10. Jewel Thief (1967)

186 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A Police Commissioner's son comes under suspicion for being a jewel thief.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Vyjayanthimala, Tanuja

Votes: 1,350

thriller