Sahil's Best of Bollywood (25)

This is a Tribute to IMDB and its users on the 25 Anniversary of the website. This is personal favorite from Bollywood (off beats I may say) produced over the past 25 years. I feel that bulk of movies that Bollywood churns are a total waste of time with no story line, sub-standard to zero acting, buffoonery marketed as comedy, confused direction and even blatantly plagiarized plots and story-lines which the industry stalwarts try to sell as inspiration. Given the above constraints this is list of my personal best which the industry comes out once in a while and more by accident.
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1.
Chillar Party (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony takes on the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered. (135 mins.)
 
2.
Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends. (135 mins.)
 
3.
A Wednesday (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday. (104 mins.)
Director: Neeraj Pandey
 
4.
3 Idiots (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
5.
Gulaal (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college. (140 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
6.
Company (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai. (155 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
7.
Dasvidaniya (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man who loves to make "to-do lists" makes one last bucket list when he realizes he is about to die. (113 mins.)
Director: Shashant Shah
 
8.
I Am Kalam (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An impoverished boy forms an unlikely and unstable friendship with the lonely son of a nobleman. (88 mins.)
 
9.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
10.
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
 
11.
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An educated man spends his days writing letters for the varied inhabitants of his small, poor, and illiterate village, in this political and social satire. (133 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
12.
OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake. (125 mins.)
Director: Umesh Shukla
“ Very well adapted to the Indian Context although the plot has been lifted from the Australian movie 'The Man who sued God'. ” - bajaj-sahil
 
13.
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases
Director: Basu Chatterjee
“ An adaptation of 12 Angry men although nowhere near the original but was a good effort ” - bajaj-sahil
 
14.
Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After falling in love, three room-mates experience changes in their lives. (149 mins.)
Director: Luv Ranjan
“ Portray's the flux that the modern day Indian society is undergoing and the grey shades of the so called "empowered modern Indian woman" and the impact that it is having on society. It also shows the pros and cons of getting married in a very subtle and comic way....the story starts from "...and they lived happily ever after" where most of the Bollywood *beep* ends..A must watch I would say. ” - bajaj-sahil
 
15.
Rangrezz (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Three friends who come together to help a fourth friend elope with his lover, come together once again to teach the couple a lesson, when they part away. (144 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
16.
Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
It's a quirky situational comedy that tickles your funny bone, unexpectedly. The ensemble cast of actors that creates a laugh riot... (138 mins.)
Director: Aijaz Khan
“ Light-hearted comedy and sarcasm on what the institution of marriage has become in India (in some cases at least). ” - bajaj-sahil
 
17.
Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A near-bankrupt American is kidnapped by desperate gangsters in India. (108 mins.)
Director: Subhash Kapoor
 
18.
Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga... (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A satire on inflation-hit middle-class Indian family from a small city in North India. The story revolves... (120 mins.)
Director: Anshul Sharma
 
19.
Vicky Donor (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic. (126 mins.)
Director: Shoojit Sircar
 
20.
Ankhon Dekhi (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Ankhon Dekhi centers around Raje Bauji, played by Sanjay Mishra who, after a dramatic incident, decides that he will only believe what he sees with his eyes. (107 mins.)
Director: Rajat Kapoor
 
21.
The Lunchbox (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. (104 mins.)
Director: Ritesh Batra
 
22.
Madras Cafe (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An Indian intelligence agent journeys to a war-torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group and meets a passionate journalist. (130 mins.)
Director: Shoojit Sircar
 
23.
Filmistaan (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wanna-be-actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a heart-throb star... (117 mins.)
Director: Nitin Kakkar
 
24.
Bheja Fry (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house. (95 mins.)
Director: Sagar Ballary
 
25.
Life in a Metro (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Six different stories, about nine people, each with different issues and problems, all occurring within one place: the METRO. (132 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu