Indian Cinema - Good to Great

by nishant-mishra | created - 02 Sep 2012 | updated - 18 Sep 2013 | Public

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1. Ankush (1986)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

7.7
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Four unemployed young men befriend their new neighbors, but soon tragedy strikes and everything is shattered.

Director: N. Chandra | Stars: Nana Patekar, Rabia Amin, Gajanan Bangera, Raja Bundela

Votes: 341

2. Ankur: The Seedling (1974)

131 min | Drama

8.2
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Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag, Priya Tendulkar

Votes: 689

3. 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: 4,017

4. Andhaa Yudh (1987)

Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Raja assassinates a minister. He takes shelter in a house and takes a hostage.

Director: Dayal Nihalani | Stars: Raj Babbar, Vyjayanti Chavan, Vaishali Dandekar, Rohini Hattangadi

Votes: 51

5. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.2
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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: 41,871

6. 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: 18,670

7. Ganashatru (1989)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's hot springs are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the spa for tourist dollars, his warnings to the falls for deaf ears.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Ruma Guha Thakurta

Votes: 693

8. Amar Prem (1972)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.2
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A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.

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

Votes: 1,183

9. Neecha Nagar (1946)

122 min | Drama

7.4
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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, Sarkar (Rafi Peer) who lives in a palatial ... See full summary »

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Rafiq Anwar, Uma Anand, Kamini Kaushal, Rafi Peer

Votes: 88

10. Paigham (1959)

188 min | Drama

7.0
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Widowed Mrs. Lal lives with her two sons, Ram and Ratan; an unmarried daughter, Sheela; Ram's wife, Parvati and her children. While Ram is employed in a mill, Ratan is studying engineering ... See full summary »

Director: S.S. Vasan | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Saroja Devi B.

Votes: 41

11. Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A man from Mumbai (then Bombay) is angry about various issues in different circumstances.

Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Dilip Dhawan

Votes: 313

12. Aakrosh (1980)

144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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A public prosecutor discovers the harsh realities about life of the scheduled tribes in India during 1980s while defending a case of a tribesman charged of murdering his wife.

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Om Puri

Votes: 574

13. A Wednesday (2008)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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: 57,691

14. Komal Gandhar (1961)

134 min | Drama, Musical

7.1
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A highly critical look at the role of "progressive" art and artists in a changing society.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Supriya Choudhury, Abanish Banerjee, Anil Chatterjee, Satindra Bhattacharya

Votes: 167

15. 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: 262,297 | Gross: $6.53M

16. Bazaar (1982)

120 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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Najma and Salim are in love, but their's is a platonic relationship, as Salim is a deep thinker and prefers that women like Najma be financially independent, and not be dependent on men. On... See full summary »

Director: Sagar Sarhadi | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak

Votes: 331

17. 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: Shashi Kapoor, Nafisa Ali, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 407

18. 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: 2,810

19. 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: 623

20. Bagh Bahadur (1989)

91 min | Drama

8.0
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Bagh Bahadur is a 1989 Bengali drama film directed and written by Buddhadev Dasgupta. The film is about a man who paints himself as a tiger and dances in a village in Bengal. The movie ... See full summary »

Director: Buddhadev Dasgupta | Stars: Archana, Pavan Malhotra, M.V. Vasudeva Rao, Archana Puran Singh

Votes: 50

21. 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: 2,846

22. Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

167 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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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, and before he knows it, he is abducted and held by a ... See full summary »

Director: Radhu Karmakar | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Padmini, Pran, Chanchal

Votes: 339

23. Anari (1959)

166 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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Raj Kumar is an honest, handsome and intelligent young man to boot. He works as a sole Trader therefore a painter by trade, but unable to earn a living, and unable to pay rent to his ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Lalita Pawar, Shubha Khote

Votes: 539

24. Arth (1982)

138 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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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.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran

Votes: 981

25. Ardh Satya (1983)

130 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Votes: 1,289

26. Apne Paraye (1980)

123 min | Drama, Family, Comedy

6.7
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This is a story of two lawyer brothers, their half brother, their wives and children. Siddheshwari, wife of the eldest brother has left the operational details of the household to Sheela, ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar, Girish Karnad, Utpal Dutt

Votes: 117

27. Aparajito (1956)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.2
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Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Pinaki Sengupta, Smaran Ghosal, Kamala Adhikari, Lalchand Banerjee

Votes: 8,411 | Gross: $0.17M

28. 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: 8,670

29. Chhoti Si Baat (1975)

123 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

Votes: 2,931

30. Fashion (2008)

167 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A small-town girl finally realizes her dream of becoming a famous supermodel but soon finds out that there's a price for her glamorous new life.

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar | Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha Godse, Arbaaz Khan

Votes: 10,356 | Gross: $0.19M

31. 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: 1,856

32. 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: 3,855 | Gross: $0.08M

33. Charandas Chor (1975)

156 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Babu, Fida Bai, Kemal Kar, Madan Lal

Votes: 35

34. 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: 10,048

35. Boot Polish (1954)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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Preteen brother and sister, abandoned by their father to care of an abusive prostitute aunt, survive life in an Indian squatters' camp, aided by a friendly cripple, by learning to shine shoes instead of begging.

Director: Prakash Arora | Stars: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Votes: 591

36. Bhuvan Shome (1969)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Bhuvan Shome is a lonely widower, a proud old man and a strict disciplinarian. Looking back on the trodden path, strewn with staunch determination and drab attitudes, Bhuvan Shome, a ... See full summary »

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Utpal Dutt, Suhasini Mulay, Shekhar Chatterjee, Sadhu Meher

Votes: 255

37. Bhumika (1977)

142 min | Drama

7.5
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Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande) to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Smita Patil, Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 382

38. Bharat Ek Khoj (1988– )

History

8.9
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The 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to independence in 1947.

Stars: Roshan Seth, Ravi Jhankal, K.K. Raina, Salim Ghouse

Votes: 454

39. Beladingala baale (1995)

152 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.5
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An anonymous, mysterious caller who claims to be a huge fan of Revanth, the Chess Grandmaster from India, challenges him in many ways. It results in an inner quest for him as he literally sets out to track down the elusive caller.

Director: Sunil Kumar Desai | Stars: Ramesh Bhat, Loknath, Anant Nag, Vanita Vasu

Votes: 165

40. Parakh (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Niravan (Nazir Hussain), the village postmaster receives an envelope with a cheque for a very large amount, with the instructions that he is to turn this cheque over to the most honest man ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Motilal, Vasant Choudhury, Sadhana, Nasir Hussain

Votes: 84

41. 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: 228

42. Parineeta (1953)

151 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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Love blossoms between the son of wealthy man and his middle class neighbor. But their romance is put to the test both by a feud between the families and by the entrance of a rival for the girl's affection.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Asitbaran, Sheetal

Votes: 85

43. 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: 1,354

44. Anupama (1966)

148 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon giving birth to their daughter Uma (Sharmila Tagore). He despises the daughter by day, ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Shashikala, Deven Verma

Votes: 296

45. Jurmana (1979)

139 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shreeram Lagoo, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 132

46. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

143 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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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.

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, Sandhya, Ulhas, B.M. Vyas

Votes: 1,405

47. Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946)

124 min

7.2
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During the Japanese invasion of China, a young Indian doctor joins the Chinese resistance, meets and courts a Chinese girl, cures a virulent plague, and is captured by a Japanese platoon...

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, Jayashree, Keshavrao Date, Pratima Devi

Votes: 53

48. Prithvi Vallabh (1943)

121 min

8.1
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Talip and his sister, Mrinalvati, of a neighboring kingdom imprison Prithvi Vallabh, the kind king of Avantipur.

Director: Sohrab Modi | Stars: Sadiq Ali, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Sohrab Modi

Votes: 18

49. Achhut Kanya (1936)

142 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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An "untouchable" girl and a Brahmin boy fall in love, but the strict caste system and the gossip of the villagers threaten to keep them apart.

Director: Franz Osten | Stars: Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar, Monorama, Pramila

Votes: 76

50. Distant Thunder (1973)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.1
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As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Bobita, Sandhya Roy, Chitra Banerjee

Votes: 961

51. Disha (1990)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.3
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The Sarpat family, who live in Bhukari, consist of Parsaram, who has been involved in digging a well for the past over 12 years and is now called 'Pagal Parsa'; his brother, Soma, who gets ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Nana Patekar, Raghuvir Yadav, Rajshree Sawant

Votes: 129

52. Disco Dancer (1982)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Anil is a performer dancing and singing on streets he and his mother are accused of stealing a guitar by P.N Oberoi out of shame they leave from Bombay.Years later in Goa Anil is singing ... See full summary »

Director: Babbar Subhash | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Kim, Kalpana Iyer, Om Puri

Votes: 929

53. 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: 1,178

54. 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: 56,293 | Gross: $0.30M

55. Diksha (1991)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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Circa British Rule in India, a man vows to make his only surviving son, Narayan, alias Nani, a Brahmachari to atone for the deaths of five of his children. He takes this child to a remote ... See full summary »

Director: Arun Kaul | Stars: Sulabha Arya, Vijay Kashyap, Anubhav Mishra, Nana Patekar

Votes: 124

56. 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: 1,466

57. Sadgati (1981 TV Movie)

45 min

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Untouchable shoemender Dukhi comes to the Brahmin's and asks him to arrange his daughter's engagement. The Brahmin belongs to a higher caste. He wants Dukhi to work for him (and for free) ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Mohan Agashe, Gita Siddharth

Votes: 301

58. Aranyer Din Ratri (1970)

115 min | Drama

8.3
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A group of Calcutta city slickers, including the well-off Asim (Soumitra Chatterjee), the meek Sanjoy (Subhendu Chatterjee) and the brutish Hari (Samit Bhanja), head out for a weekend in the wilderness.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Kaberi Bose, Simi Garewal, Soumitra Chatterjee

Votes: 1,791

59. Tamas (1986– )

297 min | Drama

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This TV miniseries ("Darkness" in English) became famous in India in the mid/late 80s for its realistic depiction of the partition of the Indian subcontinent. In 1947, the sub continent ... See full summary »

Stars: Om Puri, Deepa Sahi, Amrish Puri, Bhisham Sahni

Votes: 250

60. 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

61. 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: 5,317

62. 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: 13,284

63. Godhuli (1977)

Drama

8.0
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Set in an underdeveloped village in the vast rural hinterland, the story opens with Public Works Department workers taking measurements for construction of a road that is to pass through ... See full summary »

Directors: B.V. Karanth, Girish Karnad | Stars: Sita Kadlekop, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Lakshmi Krishnamurthy, Paula Lindsay

Votes: 22

64. Gaman (1978)

119 min | Drama

7.2
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In order to improve their lifestyle, Lucknow based Ghulam Hussain decides to re-locate to Bombay, leaving his ailing mother and wife, Khairun, behind. He arrives in Bombay, and looks up his... See full summary »

Director: Muzaffar Ali | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil, Gita Siddharth, Jalal Agha

Votes: 112

65. Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)

Drama

8.3
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One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Deepak Kejriwal, Amitabh Srivastava, Pankaj Kapur, S.M. Zaheer

Votes: 1,148

66. Taxi No. 9 2 11: Nau Do Gyarah (2006)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A cabbie (Patekar) and businessman (Abraham) both in need of big money partake in a two-hour adventure together.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: John Abraham, Nana Patekar, Sonali Kulkarni, Sameera Reddy

Votes: 7,169 | Gross: $0.29M

67. Dasvidaniya (2008)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A man who loves to make "to-do lists" makes one last bucket list when he realizes he is about to die.

Director: Shashant Shah | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Sarita Joshi, Rajat Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 4,899

68. Bheja Fry (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house.

Director: Sagar Ballary | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sarika, Milind Soman

Votes: 9,174

69. Ishqiya (2010)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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While on the run from goons, a man and his nephew fall for a kidnapper's seductive widow.

Director: Abhishek Chaubey | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid

Votes: 8,283

70. Aamir (2008)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot.

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta | Stars: Rajeev Khandelwal, Aishwarya, Vasan Bala, Chinkal

Votes: 8,692

71. Ek Hasina Thi (2004)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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: 4,880

72. 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: 860

73. Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.4
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After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Sinha | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan, Deepa Sahi

Votes: 867

74. Duniya Na Mane (1937)

166 min | Drama

6.9
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Neera [Marathi]/Nirmala [Hindi](Apte) is trapped into marrying the old widower Kakasaheb (Date). He is a progressive lawyer with a son and a daughter of Neera's age. She refuses to ... See full summary »

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shanta Apte, Keshavrao Date, Vimala Vasishta, Shakuntala Paranjpye

Votes: 26

75. Droh Kaal (1994)

162 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Mita Vasisht, Annu Kapoor

Votes: 303

76. Dor (2006)

147 min | Drama

8.0
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Two woman --different backgrounds, miles apart, and strangers to each other-- are linked by tragedy. Their new-found friendship is tested as one holds the fate of the other's husband in her hands.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Ayesha Takia, Shreyas Talpade, Gul Panag, Girish Karnad

Votes: 4,813

77. Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Men (1964)

153 min | Drama, Musical

8.4
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An impoverished ex-army officer faces obstacles and challenges when he seeks a cure for his mute son.

Director: Kishore Kumar | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Supriya Choudhury, Amit Ganguly, Raj Mehra

Votes: 45

78. Massey Sahib (1987)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.6
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In a small, tribal district town of Central India in 1929, Francis Massey is the 'English Type Babu' at the Deputy Commissioner's office. Massey believes that because he is Christian and ... See full summary »

Director: Pradip Krishen | Stars: Raghuvir Yadav, Barry John, Arundhati Roy, Veerendra Saxena

Votes: 67

79. Masoom (1960)

8.0
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Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Sarosh Irani, Aziz, Honey Irani, Master Bhagwan

Votes: 11

80. 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: 2,894

81. Maqbool (2003)

132 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 6,599

82. Manthan (1976)

134 min | Drama

7.7
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Dr.Rao (Girih Karnad) is a Vetinary doc, who comes to this village with the aim of starting a Milk Co-operative society for the welfare of the villagers. But the wealthy businessman ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 321

83. Mammo (1994)

130 min | Drama

7.7
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13 year old Riyaz lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay, India, with his grandmother, Fayyuzi, and her sister, Mehmooda alias Mammo. Quite outspoken and embittered over his dad abandoning him, ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Farida Jalal, Surekha Sikri, Amit Phalke, Himani Shivpuri

Votes: 307

84. Parinda (1989)

154 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Two brothers are caught on the different sides of a gang war.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Nana Patekar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Kamal Chopra, Suresh Oberoi

Votes: 2,535

85. Mahal (1949)

165 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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A young lawyer is involved with a ghostly woman in his new house, where the builder and his fiancée died shortly after it was built.

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, M. Kumar, Vijayalaxmi

Votes: 289

86. 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: 935

87. Luck by Chance (2009)

156 min | Drama

7.1
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58 Metascore

When Vikram gets tapped to play the male lead in a Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But it may ruin his relationship with his girlfriend.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 8,277 | Gross: $0.36M

88. 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: 116,658 | Gross: $1.20M

89. 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: 84,841 | Gross: $0.07M

90. 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: 17,261 | Gross: $0.03M

91. Khatta Meetha (1978)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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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: 617

92. Khandhar (1984)

106 min | Drama

7.2
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Subhash is a photographer from the city, who has come to take pictures of some old temples and ruins in a village. Ruins fascinate him. While in the village, he gets acquainted with a young... See full summary »

Director: Mrinal Sen | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Annu Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur, Sreela Majumdar

Votes: 174

93. Katha Sagar (1986– )

8.0
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Stars: Rahul Singh, Iftekhar, Irrfan Khan, Suresh Oberoi

Votes: 29

94. 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: 1,541

95. Jagriti (1956)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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Sent to a hostel as a punishment, a rebellious lad leads a revolt and creates havoc in the institution.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Abhi Bhattacharya, Pranoti Ghosh, Bipin Gupta, Mumtaz Begum

Votes: 97

96. 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: 10,039

97. 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: 16,800 | Gross: $0.54M

98. Page 3 (2005)

139 min | Drama

7.4
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A look at Mumbai's socialite party circle world through the eyes of a Page 3 journalist.

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar | Stars: Konkona Sen Sharma, Atul Kulkarni, Sandhya Mridul, Tara Sharma

Votes: 5,803

99. Padma Nadir Majhi (1993)

126 min | Drama

8.2
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Hossain, a Bengali Muslim wants to establish a little Utopia on an island in the Padma delta. He doesn't care if the people who populate it are Hindu or Muslim.

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Raisul Islam Asad, Champa, Rupa Ganguly, Amirul Haque Chowdhury

Votes: 513

100. Paar (1984)

141 min | Drama

7.3
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This is Goutam Ghose's speculative commentary on poverty and exploitation in rural Bihar, based on Bengali story Paathi.

Director: Goutam Ghose | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Utpal Dutt, Anil Chatterjee

Votes: 232