Mubi Forum's Favorite Indian Films

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1.
The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
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A selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhury) sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family. (126 mins.)
 
2.
Subarnarekha (1965)
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A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier. (143 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
3.
Charulata (1964)
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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. (117 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
4.
Pyaasa (1957)
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A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world. (146 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
5.
Ekti Nodir Naam (2002)
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A man and a woman crossing the India-Bangladesh border reflect on their love and on the events leading to the 1947 Partition of Bengal. (90 mins.)
Director: Anup Singh
 
6.
Pather Panchali (1955)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
7.
The Ritual (1977)
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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.)
 
8.
In Search of Famine (1981)
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A film crew comes to a village to make a film about a famine, which killed five million Bengalees in 1943. (115 mins.)
Director: Mrinal Sen
 
9.
The Circus Tent (1978)
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(129 mins.)
 
10.
Donkey in a Brahmin Village (1977)
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A donkey strays into a village dominated by the upper caste Brahmins. (90 mins.)
Director: John Abraham
 
11.
Duvidha (1973)
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Film is Based on Duvidha by Vijayadan Detha, it's about merchant's son, whose relationship with his young bride, Lachhi is thwarted by his work and a ghost who falls in love with her, resulting in the ghost soon impersonating the husband. (82 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul
 
12.
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
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A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills... (148 mins.)
Director: Guru Dutt
 
13.
Days and Nights in the Forest (1970)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
14.
Pakeezah (1972)
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The story of a prostitute, with a pure heart (PAKEEZAH), and grand dreams... (147 mins.)
Director: Kamal Amrohi
 
15.
Rat-Trap (1982)
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The protagonist is trapped within himself and is unable to comprehend the changes taking place around him. (121 mins.)
 
16.
Ankur: The Seedling (1974)
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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... (131 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
17.
Awaara (1951)
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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... (193 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
18.
27 Down (1974)
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Sanjay is on a pilgrimage journey to Varanasi and remembers his life in flashbacks. (115 mins.)
 
19.
Satah Se Uthata Aadmi (1980)
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(114 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul
 
20.
Esthappan (1980)
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(94 mins.)
 
21.
Bhavni Bhavai (1980)
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(135 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
22.
Kanchenjungha (1962)
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An upper-class Bengali family is on vacation in Darjeeling, a popular hill station and resort near Kanchenjungha. (102 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
23.
Maya Darpan (1972)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Kumar Shahani
 
24.
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
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During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out. (120 mins.)
Director: Aparna Sen
 
25.
The Music Room (1958)
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Depicts the end days of a decadent zamindar (landlord) in Bengal, and his efforts to uphold his family prestige even when faced with economic adversity. (100 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
26.
Om Dar-B-Dar (1988)
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A carefully constructed nonsense about a teenage boy named Om in a small Indian village. (101 mins.)
Director: Kamal Swaroop
 
27.
The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)
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A man shares some lazy memories about his friend, Manek Mulla, who had a knack for telling stories. On this particular afternoon... (130 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
28.
Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy