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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.
The Stranger (1991)
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A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long-lost uncle... (120 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
3.
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
 
4.
Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
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Within the urban gloom of Taipei, four youths face alienation, loneliness, and moments of existential crisis amidst a series of minor crimes. (106 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
5.
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
 
6.
Mirch Masala (1987)
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In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes... (128 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
7.
Gulaal (2009)
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A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college. (140 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
8.
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
 
9.
Bhuvan Shome (1969)
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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
 
10.
Reason, Debate and a Story (1977)
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In this quest narrative that makes the Odyssey look like a trip to the mall, four men, each peculiar in his own way, embark on a quest to reason with the estranged wife of the protagonist. (120 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
11.
Scorching Winds (1974)
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In post-partition India, a Muslim businessman and his family struggle for their rights in a country which was once their own. (146 mins.)
Director: M.S. Sathyu
 
12.
Boat People (1982)
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A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones". (109 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
13.
Teen Kanya (1961)
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Based on popular Indian stories of great writer Rabindra Nath Tagore, these short films reveal definitive moments in the lives of three young girls. (173 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
14.
Aakrosh (1980)
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A public prosecutor discovers the harsh realities about life of the scheduled tribes in India during 1980s while defending a case of a tribesman charged of murdering his wife. (144 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
15.
Maqbool (2003)
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The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld. (132 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
16.
Ardh Satya (1983)
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A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality. (130 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
 
17.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
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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
 
18.
Distant Thunder (1973)
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As food shortages reach catastrophic proportions, Gangacharan attempts to preserve his privileged situation, while his generous wife, Ananga, conversely tries to help and support the community. (101 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
19.
Saaransh (1984)
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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
 
20.
Anand (1971)
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The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend. (122 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)
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Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance. (143 mins.)
Director: V. Shantaram
 
23.
Dhobi Ghat (2010)
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The lives of four people intersect in Mumbai: a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker-turned-photographer, a painter looking for inspiration, and a newly-married immigrant who journals her experiences on home video. (100 mins.)
Director: Kiran Rao
 
24.
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
 
25.
The Chess Players (1977)
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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
 
26.
Masoom (1983)
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A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members. (165 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
27.
Peppermint Candy (1999)
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Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end. (129 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
28.
Kaminey (2009)
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The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy. (130 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
29.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
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Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light. (132 mins.)
Director: Kundan Shah
 
30.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
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A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - the marathon cycle race. (174 mins.)
Director: Mansoor Khan
 
31.
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
 
32.
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.)