Oscar Entry from India...

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1.
The Good Road (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A family on vacation lose their son. A truck driver's last ride. A girl chasing hope. This is a life affirming journey, across a local highway, and into the heart of an unseen India, where acts of great compassion are shown to strangers. (92 mins.)
Director: Gyan Correa
 
2.
Barfi! (2012)
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Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's norms of normal and abnormal. (151 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu
 
3.
Abu, Son of Adam (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim... (101 mins.)
Director: Salim Ahmed
 
4.
Peepli (Live) (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media. (95 mins.)
 
5.
Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In 1913 India's cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke's efforts to make Raja Harishchandra, India's first feature-length B&W silent film. (96 mins.)
Director: Paresh Mokashi
 
6.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a 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
 
7.
Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
As the kingdom of Devigarh comes apart at the seams, an aging bodyguard attempts to protect the Royal Family, as well as keep its darkest secrets from ever coming to light. (105 mins.)
 
8.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom. (157 mins.)
 
9.
Paheli (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A folk tale - supernatural love story about a ghost who falls in love with a newlywed woman. (140 mins.)
Director: Amol Palekar
 
10.
Shwaas (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
This story is about how an old man tried to show his grandson the preciousness and beauty of life in a no win situation such as cancer. It is about keeping a positive attitude towards life. (107 mins.)
Director: Sandeep Sawant
 
11.
Devdas (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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.)
 
12.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
13.
Hey Ram (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him. (186 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
 
14.
Earth (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence. (110 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
15.
Jeans (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Vishu and Ramu are a pair of Indian twins living in America with their father, Rajamani. When Madhumita... (175 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
16.
Guru (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Situations turn a man, who believes in secularism, into an extremist. He plots to bomb a monastery, where the survivors of a riot take refuge.
Director: Rajiv Anchal
 
17.
Hindustani (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost. (185 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
18.
Bandit Queen (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994... (119 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
19.
Rudaali (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a small village in Rajasthan, India, a woman named Shanichari was born - so named, as shortly after her birth her father died; & her mother... (128 mins.)
Director: Kalpana Lajmi
 
20.
Henna (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Orphan Chander Prakash is employed as a menial laborer in a timber mart; he meets with wealthy Chandni... (180 mins.)
Director: Randhir Kapoor
 
21.
Anjali (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child... (150 mins.)
Director: Mani Rathnam
 
22.
Parinda (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two brothers are caught on the different sides of a gang war. (154 mins.)
 
23.
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return... (113 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
24.
Nayakan (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized mafia dynasty looks out for a way to die with minimum pain and maximum repletion. (145 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
25.
Saagar (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Raja, a fisherman is secretly in love with Mona. When wealthy Ravi comes to live with his grandmother... (186 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
26.
Saaransh (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues. (137 mins.)
Director: Mahesh Bhatt
 
27.
Payal Ki Jhankaar (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Shyama is an orphaned young woman who lives with her aunt, uncle and several cousins, two of who are girls of marriageable age...
Director: Satyen Bose
 
28.
The Chess Players (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Wazed Ali Shah is the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country... (129 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
29.
Manthan (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 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
 
30.
Uphaar (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Anoop studies law in Calcutta, while his widowed mom in a small town in West Bengal. He has a sister...
Director: Sudhendu Roy
 
31.
Reshma and Shera (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Reshma and Shera love each other in the midst of a violent feudal conflict between their clans. When their families find out about their relationship... (158 mins.)
Director: Sunil Dutt
 
32.
Deiva Magan (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Story is about a Father and His Sons . Triple roles portrayed By Sivaji Ganesan. Where One Son who was... (166 mins.)
 
33.
The Elder Sister (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
(88 mins.)
Director: Buichi Saitô
 
34.
Aakhri Khat (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A wake up call to politicians in the Indian government (153 mins.)
Director: Chetan Anand
 
35.
Amrapali (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
His hunger for conquest not satiated, even after repeated victories, Samrat Ajaatshatru of Magadh would like to continue on his winning spree... (119 mins.)
Director: Lekh Tandon
 
36.
Guide (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A Guide falls in love with a married woman, then is jailed for forgery and stealing money from her. (183 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
37.
The Big City (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman. (131 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
38.
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
 
39.
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 as he lives through poverty, and the unforeseen turn of events. (105 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
40.
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
 
41.
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