Indian Panorama: Beyond Bollywood

"Bollywood"....a self-derogatory and insulting term coined by the Bombay Film Industry to describe themselves, in a tasteless effort to compare themselves with "Hollywood". Needless to say therefore, that majority of the films which they churn out, year after year, are just product of shameless plagiarism. Films which are not lifted from other sources are almost always worthless. After being fed on this on-going rubbish for years after years, people now do not know how to distinguish a good film from a bad film; they were never given a chance to develop a good taste. No one really cares, be it the industry people or the audience. Film as a business is doing really great in India, but film as an artistic expression is almost non-existent. Plagiarized films like “Black” and “Bheja Fry” are considered to be achievements. The audience has no idea that they are being scammed and cheated by the film-makers and are happy to shell out their hard-earned money to watch these films made on stolen plots. Once in a blue moon there comes a refreshingly original film, e.g. Udaan, but they are so rare that they can be considered as negligible exceptions. Majority of the Indian audience are unaware of films by Ray, Ghatak, Sathyu, G. Aravindan, Gopalakrishnan, Kasaravalli, Shaji Karun, Jhanu Barua among others (forget Bergman, Tarkovsky, Mizoguchi, lol). After going through numerous lists of Indian films (mostly Bollywood, hence nothing to talk about) on IMDb, I came across maybe a couple of lists which had the genuine intent to portray quality Indian films (and I appreciate their effort), but I was not completely satisfied. And that’s when I decided to publish my own list of Indian cinema. This is my humble effort to present the truly artistic, original, uncompromising and exceptional (and in some case almost unknown gems) films from India, which represent the whole of India(not just Mumbai) irrespective of language and style, and undoubtedly beyond the offensive and limiting term of “Bollywood”. I hope this list comes in handy for film students like me doing research on Indian cinematic art, and other film connoisseurs in India and abroad. Fans of Bollywood, nothing against you personally, Cinema just means different things to us.

P.S. Few of the films are not of purely Indian origin as they are produced by other countries, but the films are Indian in content and subject matter. Also featured on this list are 6 TV series, which were incredibly well made IMO, therefore deserve their place in Indian Panorama.
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1.
Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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
 
2.
Pather Panchali (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
3.
Aparajito (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone. (110 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
4.
Jagte Raho (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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.)
 
5.
Mother India (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
6.
Pyaasa (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world. (146 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
7.
Kabuliwala (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Rahmat a middle-aged fruit seller from Afghanistan, comes to Calcutta to hawk his merchandise and befriends a small Bengali girl called Mini. (116 mins.)
Director: Tapan Sinha
 
8.
Paras-Pathar (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An underpaid middle-aged clerk finds a 'parash pathar', a stone that changes iron to gold on touch. (111 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
9.
Madhumati (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
Pathetic Fallacy (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bimal is a taxi-driver in a small town. His taxi is his only companion and, although very battered, it is the apple of Bimal's eye. The film shows the love of taxi driver Bimal and his pathetic vehicle Jagaddal. (102 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
12.
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Three woman-hating brothers face changes in their respective lifestyles when two of them fall in love. (173 mins.)
Director: Satyen Bose
 
13.
The Music Room (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Depicts the end days of a decadent zamindar (landlord) in Bengal, and his efforts to uphold his family prestige even when faced with economic adversity. (100 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
14.
The World of Apu (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer. (105 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
15.
The River (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
This is one of the best films of great director Rajen Tarafdar. He has beautifully portrayed the life of fishermen and their relation with the river... (151 mins.)
Director: Rajen Tarafder
 
16.
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills... (148 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
17.
The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhury) sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family. (126 mins.)
 
18.
The Goddess (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali. (93 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
19.
Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father. (197 mins.)
Director: K. Asif
 
20.
A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A highly critical look at the role of "progressive" art and artists in a changing society. (134 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
21.
Anuradha (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A lonely housewife, who gave up her promising singing career to marry an idealistic village-doctor, begins to regret her decision. (141 mins.)
 
22.
Abhijaan (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A taxi driver attempts to introduce his cab service in rural Bengal against many odds. (150 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
23.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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
 
24.
Half Ticket (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 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
 
25.
Bandini (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
26.
Charulata (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature. (117 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
27.
Haqeeqat (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A platoon of Indian soldiers encounters harsh realities while fighting in the Sino-Indian War of 1962. (184 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
 
28.
Subarnarekha (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier. (143 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
29.
Guide (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A tour guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance. (183 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
30.
Kanchenjungha (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An upper-class Bengali family is on vacation in Darjeeling, a popular hill station and resort near Kanchenjungha. (102 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
31.
Through the Eyes of a Painter (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: M.F. Hussain
 
32.
Apanjan (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
(135 mins.)
Director: Tapan Sinha
 
33.
Padosan (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
34.
Bhuvan Shome (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
35.
Atithi (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
(112 mins.)
Director: Tapan Sinha
 
36.
Sara Akash (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A collegian becomes embittered after being forced to marry. (100 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
37.
Uski Roti (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
 
38.
The Adversary (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young college graduate is struggling to find a job. He lives in a flat with his younger, employed sister, revolutionary brother and widowed mother. The strain of the situation ultimately causes him to hallucinate. (110 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
39.
Sagina Mahato (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Sagina Mahato, a factory laborer,an aggressive, honest and lovable character who was the first to fight against the tyranny of the British bosses in the Tea gardens of North-Eastern India. (148 mins.)
Director: Tapan Sinha
 
40.
Calcutta 71 (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An angry young man on trial in 1971,a rainstorm in a slum in 1933,a lower-middle-class family during the 1943 famine,teenage smugglers in 1953 and a middle-class group in a posh hotel in 1971. (132 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
 
41.
Interview (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ranjit cannot get a middle-class job just because he cannot get hold of a suit. (101 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
 
42.
Anand (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
 
43.
Maya Darpan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(107 mins.)
Director: Kumar Shahani
 
44.
Pakeezah (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of a prostitute, with a pure heart (PAKEEZAH), and grand dreams... (147 mins.)
Director: Kamal Amrohi
 
45.
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
 
46.
A River Called Titas (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A 1973 Bangladeshi film it describes the life of the fishermen on the bank of the Titas River in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh. (159 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
47.
Abhimaan (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A popular singer convinces his new wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him. (122 mins.)
 
48.
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
 
49.
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
 
50.
Sholay (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit. (198 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
51.
Deewaar (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
52.
Chhoti Si Baat (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but... (123 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
53.
Chupke Chupke (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends. (146 mins.)
 
54.
Aandhi (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter... (133 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
55.
Garm Hava (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
 
56.
Nishant (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Vishwam (Naseeruddin Shah) is the youngest brother of the powerful and influential village Zamindar (Amrish Puri)... (140 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
57.
Chameli Memsaab (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
(144 mins.)
Director: Abdul Majid
 
58.
Duvidha (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
59.
Manthan (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dr.Rao (Girih Karnad) is a Vetinary doc, who comes to this village with the aim of starting a Milk Co-operative... (134 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
60.
Balika Badhu (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In a village circa the British rule in India, lives a young school-going male named Amal, who is shortly to get married to a girl named Rajni... (111 mins.)
Director: Tarun Majumdar
 
61.
Kabhie Kabhie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Kabhi Kabhie is a movie about the love story of generations and how a chain of events brings together old lovers as friends. (177 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
62.
Chitchor (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Meera, who lives in Bombay writes her parents about a prospective bridegroom for her youngest sister Gowri... (105 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
63.
Ghashiram Kotwal (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
This was the first movie made by this group (see Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (1978), a collective effort in direction and cinematography... (108 mins.)
 
64.
The Chess Players (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country... (129 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
65.
Mrigayaa (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(119 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
 
66.
The Marginal Ones (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The father of a son living on the fringes of a village believes that working is a fools game, for the lord takes what little the workers make. When a young woman enters their home tensions begin to rise and their idle life is threatened. (116 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
 
67.
Sandhya Raag (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(159 mins.)
 
68.
Bhumika (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande)... (142 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
69.
Gharaonda (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A story young, middle-class urban working couple wanting to get married and their tribulations in finding a house in the city of Mumbai. (141 mins.)
Director: Bhimsain
 
70.
Safed Haathi (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Unsuccessful film-maker (Vijay Arora) chronicles the story of two orphaned children, Shibu (Ashwani)...
Director: Tapan Sinha
 
71.
Donkey in a Brahmin Village (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A donkey strays into a village dominated by the upper caste Brahmins. (90 mins.)
Director: John Abraham
 
72.
Gol Maal (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes... (144 mins.)
 
73.
Baton Baton Mein (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Rosie Perreira is an overly anxious widow, living with her guitar-obsessed son, Sabhi, and a lovely daughter... (112 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
74.
Junoon (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (141 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
75.
The Ritual (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young Brahmin Vedic school student, who is from an aristocratic family, befriends his school master's daughter who is a pregnant widow... (144 mins.)
 
76.
Dooratwa (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(96 mins.)
 
77.
Esthappan (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(94 mins.)
 
78.
Khubsoorat (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this... (126 mins.)
 
79.
Sparsh (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Anirudh Parmar is blind, but he does not let this impairment bind him down. He runs a school for the blind as a Principal... (145 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape
 
80.
Chashme Buddoor (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood... (145 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape
 
81.
Pokkuveyil (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
(106 mins.)
 
82.
Umrao Jaan (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Faizabad, British India, Daroga Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's dad testifies against him... (145 mins.)
Director: Muzaffar Ali
 
83.
Silsila (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Can an unconventional love that runs afoul of societal expectations survive? (182 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
84.
36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After the marriage of her niece, Rosemary, Anglo-Indian school-teacher Violet Stoneham lives a lonely... (122 mins.)
Director: Aparna Sen
 
85.
Chakra (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Amma lives in Bijapur with her husband and son, Benwa. When a man attempts to sexually molest her, he is killed by her husband... (140 mins.)
 
86.
Naram Garam (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An impoverished employee tries to prevent his superiors and employers from marrying his sweetheart. (122 mins.)
 
87.
Khatta Meetha (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Factory worker with 4 sons marries middle aged woman with 2 sons and a daughter
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
88.
Rat-Trap (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The protagonist is trapped within himself and is unable to comprehend the changes taking place around him. (121 mins.)
 
89.
Gandhi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.)
 
90.
Shakti (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son... (166 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
91.
Arth (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity. (138 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
92.
Nadiya Ke Paar (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Chandan (Sachin) lives with his elder brother and uncle. One day while going across the river to get some medications for his uncle... (143 mins.)
Director: Govind Moonis
 
93.
Bemisal (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When two twin brothers Sudhir and Adhir get orphaned upon the death of their father, Magistrate Chaturvedi... (142 mins.)
 
94.
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
 
95.
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
 
96.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 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
 
97.
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
 
98.
Arohan (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Story of a poor farmer who suffers under a cunning and cruel landlord, amidst rising Naxalism in the 60s. (144 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
99.
Ardh Satya (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality. (130 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
100.
Katha (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Rajaram P. Joshi (Naseeruddin Shah) is a middle-class Clerk living in a chawl in Bombay. He is secretly in love with his neighbor... (141 mins.)
Director: Sai Paranjape