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 deaf, mute and blind girl, and her teacher who brings a ray of light into her world of BLACK. (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)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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 6.7/10 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)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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  
A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose? (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 (soccer in America). (112 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
 
13.
Chak de! India (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
14.
Hum Tum (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Karan Kapoor and Rhea Prakash meet for the first time in a flight bound from Delhi to New York. They... (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... (126 mins.)
Director: Kamal Amrohi
 
18.
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.)
 
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  
Two mismatched characters go on a wild road trip in Uttar Pradesh and, while being dogged by a policeman, fall in love. (170 mins.)
 
23.
Dhoom (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
With few clues to go on, a no-nonsense detective is tracking a gang of suave, motorbike-riding robbers who are sweeping through Mumbai. (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 7.0/10 X  
The tale of a young couple in love who elope and marry, but soon find that that marriage is not the bed of roses it is made out to be. (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  
Salaam Namaste is about two Indians who have left their houses to make a life on their own, and how they meet and how they tackle their own relationships and problems and overcome them themselves without their families. (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  
Vijay Singh Rajput (Amitabh Bachchan) is a quirky manager of Vilasrao Jefferson Bank. He is extremely... (165 mins.)
 
30.
Bhoothnath (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Banku, his mother, Anjali Sharma and father move in to their new house -- the Nath villa, unaware of the fact that the house is inhabited by a ghost... (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