Favourite South Asian Movies

Hindi movies that I highly recommend in no particular order. Note: I should probably replace 'Bollywood' with 'South Asian' since there are a few non-hindi films in this list. But I won't. :)
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1.
Black (2005)
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The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world. (122 mins.)
 
2.
Choker Bali: A Passion Play (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The book, Binodini, is the story of a young woman, who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after they are married... (167 mins.)
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
 
3.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali. (177 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
4.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her. (186 mins.)
Director: Nikhil Advani
 
5.
Barfi! (2012)
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Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal. (151 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu
 
6.
Swades (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots. (210 mins.)
 
7.
Bol (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media. (165 mins.)
Director: Shoaib Mansoor
 
8.
Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Bengal-speaking Siddharth Bose lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Delhi along with his mother, and sister... (132 mins.)
Director: Saket Chaudhary
 
9.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
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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. (183 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
 
10.
Darr (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Darr is a girl's (Kiran) story caught between one man's (Sunil) love and another man's (Rahul) obsession. (178 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
11.
Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After Rahul's white pop-star fiance dies in a bizarre levitation accident his mother insists he find another girl as soon as possible... (105 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
12.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team. (112 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
 
13.
Chak de! India (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
14.
Hum Tum (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A novel look at the eternal battle of the sexes and the trials and tribulations of Karan and Rhea and their attempts to understand each other. (142 mins.)
Director: Kunal Kohli
 
15.
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
 
16.
Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A school-teacher, who forces children to share their food with him, forbids one from entering the school until he brings his own Tiffin/Lunch-box. (96 mins.)
Director: Amole Gupte
 
17.
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
 
18.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
This story is about six friends who help an English filmmaker create a documentary about Indian freedom struggle. During filming, this group of friends learn about those before them and the importance of fighting for their rights. (157 mins.)
 
19.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love. (188 mins.)
 
20.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha. (213 mins.)
 
21.
Provoked: A True Story (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband. (113 mins.)
Director: Jag Mundhra
 
22.
Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A small town pair become the legendary Bunty and Babli as caper after caper they turn the world on its head. Till they meet a very upset cop. (170 mins.)
 
23.
Dhoom (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mysterious gang of bikers are on a robbing spree. ACP Jai gets Ali, a mechanic, to assist him in the case. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to nab the thieves red handed. (129 mins.)
Director: Sanjay Gadhvi
 
24.
Main Hoon Na (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission is both professional and personal: to protect his general's daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother. (179 mins.)
Director: Farah Khan
 
25.
Saathiya (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A couple elopes to get married and set up home hoping that just love will do the trick - but that's just the beginning of their story. (138 mins.)
Director: Shaad Ali
 
26.
No One Killed Jessica (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case. (136 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
 
27.
Salaam Namaste (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A quirky take on life and relationships as it looks at a fairy tale with a bit of a squint and an endearing look at what being in love really means. (158 mins.)
Director: Siddharth Anand
 
28.
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two best friends being convinced that they are not in love search for each other's love. (155 mins.)
Director: Abbas Tyrewala
 
29.
Aankhen (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After a temperamental man is unceremoniously stripped of his duties as a bank manager, he decides to seek revenge by robbing the bank. He trains three blind men to do this risky task for him. (165 mins.)
 
30.
Bhoothnath (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Moving into a new house, a family witnesses an unfriendly ghost who wants to drive them away from the house. However, he befriends a little boy who changes his outlook forever. (150 mins.)
Director: Vivek Sharma
 
31.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan... (210 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
32.
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out. (120 mins.)
Director: Aparna Sen