24 Frames: The Cinema of India

From the book 24 Frames: The Cinema of India(2009)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Cinema-India-24-Frames/dp/1905674929
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1.
Miss Frontier Mail (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Savita, aka Miss 1936, is an amateur hunter while her brother Jayant is an amateur film-maker. Their father... (161 mins.)
Director: Homi Wadia
 
2.
Sant Tukaram (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
This classic film chronicles the life of Tukaram (17th C.), one of Maharashtra's most popular saint poets... (131 mins.)
 
3.
Padosi (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(135 mins.)
Director: V. Shantaram
 
4.
Nam Iruvar (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(153 mins.)
Director: A.V. Meiyappan
 
5.
Andaz (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Nina is the rich and spoiled daughter of a rich businessman. One day while horse-riding she loses control... (148 mins.)
Director: Mehboob
 
6.
Chinnamul (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A group of farmers from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who were forced to migrate to Calcutta because of the partition of Bengal in 1947. (117 mins.)
Director: Nemai Ghosh
 
7.
Parasakthi (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
"Parasakthi" narrates the misfortunes that befall the members of a Tamil family. The youngest sister... (188 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
Shree 420 (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
10.
Pyaasa (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world. (146 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
11.
Sujata (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
Night's End (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
 
15.
Sholay (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture him. (198 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
16.
The Ritual (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 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.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
Veedu (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A dramatic-story depicting the difficulties of a lower middle class family trying to build a new house. (110 mins.)
Director: Balu Mahendra
 
20.
En Uyir Thozhan (1990)
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(150 mins.)
Director: Bharathi Rajaa
 
21.
Ram Ke Naam (1992 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Since gaining independence in 1947, India has been a secular state. But now, as religious fundamentalism grips much of India's population... (90 mins.)
 
22.
The Duo (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Mani Rathnam's take on the real-life rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi. (140 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
23.
Satya (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young man named Satya (J.D Chakravarthy) comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do... (170 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
24.
Naukar Ki Kameez (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(104 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul