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1. Darkness (1988– )

297 min | Drama

8.9
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This TV miniseries ("Darkness" in English) became famous in India in the mid/late 80s for its realistic depiction of the partition of the Indian subcontinent. In 1947, the sub continent ... See full summary »

Stars: Pankaj Kapur, Deepa Sahi, Amrish Puri, Bhisham Sahni

Votes: 276

2. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)

170 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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An anime adaptation of the Hindu myth the Ramayana, where the avatar Sri Ram combats the wicked king Ravana.

Directors: Ram Mohan, Yûgô Sakô, Koichi Saski | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Arun Govil, Edie Mirman, Rael Padamsee

Votes: 1,209

3. Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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An orphan named Surya raised in a slum befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him. Their existence is threatened when a new honest district collector arrives.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Shobana, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 8,423

4. Kala Pani (1996)

178 min | Action, Drama, History

8.4
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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses the sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Amrish Puri, Prabhu, Tabu

Votes: 3,223

5. Aditya 369 (1991)

140 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.3
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A group of children use a time machine to investigate a robbery. The protagonist couple, in their attempt to rescue the kids, get stuck in the machine and travel all the way back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Mohini, Amrish Puri, Suthi Velu

Votes: 1,954

6. Ardh Satya (1983)

130 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Votes: 1,415

7. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal

Votes: 58,683

8. Maya (1967–1968)

60 min | Adventure

8.1
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Two teenagers travel around India on Maya, orphan Raji's elephant, looking for Terry's father who is assumed to have been killed by a man eating tiger.

Stars: Jay North, Sajid Khan, Iftekhar, I.S. Johar

Votes: 68

9. The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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On a lazy afternoon, a man shares his memories of a storyteller friend who once narrated a convoluted love story with intertwined plots. As these plots unravel, reality mixes with fiction.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Rajit Kapoor, Raghuvir Yadav, Siraj Ahmed, Rakesh Dhar

Votes: 617

10. Chann Pardesee (1980)

147 min | Drama

8.1
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In a small town in the state of Punjab, India, lives a honest farm worker, Harnek Singh alias Nek, who works hard for his employer, Jagirdar Joginder Singh. Nek is in love with village ... See full summary »

Director: Chitraarth | Stars: Raj Babbar, Rama Vij, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Amrish Puri

Votes: 56

11. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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79 Metascore

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Votes: 209,198 | Gross: $52.77M

12. Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990)

153 min | Action, Comedy, Family

8.0
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A man finds a ring that gives the bearer great power but the goddess to whom the ring belongs wants it back.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Sridevi, Tanikella Bharani, Brahmanandam

Votes: 657

13. Silence! The Court Is in Session (1971)

138 min | Drama

8.0
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Shantata. Court Chalu Aahe is political and social satire on meddle-class society's hypocrisy.

Director: Satyadev Dubey | Stars: Arvind Deshpande, Sulabha Deshpande, Eknath Hattangadi, Amol Palekar

Votes: 41

14. Lakshya (2004)

Not Rated | 186 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.9
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri

Votes: 18,529 | Gross: $0.75M

15. Aakrosh (1980)

144 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.9
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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.

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Om Puri

Votes: 671

16. Raj Kapoor (1987)

75 min | Biography

7.9
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Director: Siddharth Kak | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 76

17. Damini (1993)

Not Rated | 175 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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After witnessing a rape in her own household, Damini fights for justice for the deceased victim. However, she faces a bunch of challenges until she meets a disgraced lawyer who decides to fight the case and bring the culprits to justice.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Meenakshi Sheshadri, Rishi Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri

Votes: 2,648

18. Mr. India (1987)

179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri, Satish Kaushik

Votes: 12,512

19. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)

Not Rated | 187 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever

Votes: 12,326

20. Forest (I) (1973)

141 min | Drama

7.8
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A son after his mother's death builds a forest on his own after a saint shows him the right place for digging up a well for watering trees.

Director: Girish Karnad | Stars: Lokesh, Nandini, G.S. Narataj, Amrish Puri

Votes: 25

21. Shakti (1982)

166 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Smita Patil

Votes: 1,719

22. Kalyug (1981)

152 min | Drama

7.7
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This movie tells story of fierce and total competition of two related business families in the days of license raaj India.The overall plot is based on Mahabharat.This movie shows that how ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Raj Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 442

23. The Churning (1976)

134 min | Drama

7.7
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Dr.Rao (Girih Karnad) is a Vetinary doc, who comes to this village with the aim of starting a Milk Co-operative society for the welfare of the villagers. But the wealthy businessman ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Girish Karnad, Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri

Votes: 379

24. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 412,604 | Gross: $179.87M

25. Ghayal (1990)

163 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 3,540

26. Mandi (1983)

167 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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This classic film is based on a classic Urdu short story 'Aanandi' by Pakistani writer Ghulam Abbas. It deals with a brothel at the heart of a city, in an area that some politicians want ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 586

27. Nishant (1975)

140 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Vishwam (Naseeruddin Shah) is the youngest brother of the powerful and influential village Zamindar (Amrish Puri). The Zamindar will not hesitate to do anything for the welfare and ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Girish Karnad, Shabana Azmi, Anant Nag, Amrish Puri

Votes: 420

28. Droh Kaal (1994)

162 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Mita Vasisht, Annu Kapoor

Votes: 331

29. Nippu Ravva (1993)

Action, Drama

7.6
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Suryam (Nandamuri Balakrishna) is convicted on charges of murder and sentenced to imprisonment for 7 years. Later, he escapes from the prison and abducts Vijaya, younger sister of the ... See full summary »

Director: A. Kodandarami Reddy | Stars: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vijayshanti, Amrish Puri, Raogopalrao

Votes: 21

30. Virasat (1997)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Pooja Batra, Milind Gunaji

Votes: 2,281

31. Bhumika (1977)

142 min | Drama

7.5
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Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande) to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Smita Patil, Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 428

32. Paapi (1977)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Long lost siblings grow up on opposite sides of the law; the girl becomes a thief and the boy becomes a police officer.

Director: O.P. Ralhan | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Reena Roy

Votes: 42

33. Kondura (The Sage from the Sea) (1978)

137 min | Drama

7.5
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Jogamma is the widow of Brahmin Pandit Range Rao, and lives in a coastal village in Southern India along with her two married sons, Narsimha, who is married to Seethamma and has two sons; ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Anant Nag, Nirmala, Siddesh, Vanisri

Votes: 48

34. Chachi 420 (1997)

155 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Tabu

Votes: 11,519

35. Mashaal (1984)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.4
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A chain of events changes Raja's life - from black marketer to journalist to an underworld Don and a Racketeer in order to combat Vardhan.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 554

36. Gardish (1993)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A soon-to-be police officer takes a path of crime after his father gets attacked by hoodlums.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Dimple Kapadia, Farida Jalal

Votes: 714

37. Ghatak: Lethal (1996)

158 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Unable to witness the injustice and brutality inflict on the residents by a tyrannical gangster, Katya, in a small Indian village in India; Kashinath alias Kashi decides to single-handily ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Danny Denzongpa, Amrish Puri

Votes: 2,803

38. Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979)

Not Rated | 153 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Birju lives in a small village and likes to sing. The village zamindar's city-educated daughter, Chandrika returns to the village and is thrilled by Birju's voice. She encourages him to ... See full summary »

Director: Kanak Mishra | Stars: Rita Bhaduri, Arun Govil, Jankidas, Pinchoo Kapoor

Votes: 47

39. Begaana (1986)

Drama

7.4
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Anand Mathur lives a middle-class lifestyle along with his sister, Asha, and retired Magistrate and widower dad in Bombay's suburbs and studies in Mithibai College of Arts. He wins the ... See full summary »

Director: Ambrish Sangal | Stars: Rati Agnihotri, Arun Bakshi, Mohan Choti, Leena Das

Votes: 25

40. Meri Jung (1985)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama

7.3
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Two top lawyers battle against each other while the whole city witnesses the battle.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Girish Karnad, Nutan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 945

41. Vijeta (1982)

151 min | Drama

7.3
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Vijeta (The Victor) is the coming of age story of Angad (Kunal Kapoor). Confused like any other teenager trying to find himself and caught in between the marital problems of his mother ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Supriya Pathak, Kunal Kapoor

Votes: 237

42. Major Chandrakanth (1993)

156 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Major Chandrakanth (NTR) is a sincere military soldier and freedom fighter who always fights for justice. He retires from the military and returns home to his family in Hyderabad. His son ... See full synopsis »

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam, Manoj Kumar Manchu

Votes: 889

43. Vidrohi (1990)

135 min | Action

7.3
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Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Brahm Bhardwaj, Poonam Dhillon, Iftekhar, Satyendra Kapoor

Votes: 6

44. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)

170 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Set during the Partition of India in 1947, a Sikh truck driver falls in love with a Muslim girl belonging to an aristocratic family.

Director: Anil Sharma | Stars: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Amrish Puri, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 9,301

45. Rukhsat (1988)

Romance

7.2
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Arjun Rai lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay, and works as an auto mechanic for a living. He and wealthy Sapna are in love with each other, much to the chagrin of Sapna's dad, who wants her ... See full summary »

Director: Simi Garewal | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Simi Garewal, Marc Zuber, Pradeep Kumar

Votes: 34

46. Hulchul (1971)

149 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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A man overhears a murder plot and telephones three different women, all who share the potential victim's name.

Director: O.P. Ralhan | Stars: O.P. Ralhan, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri, Gajanan Jagirdar

Votes: 62

47. Party (1984)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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A planned social gathering is held to commemorate Divakar Barve for the award he receive pertaining his contributions to Indian Arts and films. The social event is greeted by some important... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Deepa Sahi, Ila Arun, Raju Barot, Mohan Bhandari

Votes: 202

48. Khiladi No 1 (1997)

Action

7.2
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Raja (Chiranjeevi) goes to town for higher studies with the donation of people living in a tribal village. He returns to his village after the studies. He then finds the sufferings of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Chiranjeevi, Amrish Puri, Vijayshanti

Votes: 16

49. Aakhari Poratam (1988)

Action, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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The story is about CBI officer Pravallika (Sridevi) trying to expose the illegal activities of a notorious criminal Anantananda Swamy (Amrish Puri). Stage artiste Vihari (Akkineni Nagarjuna) helps Pravallika in this mission.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Sridevi, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Amrish Puri, Satyanarayana Kaikala

Votes: 80

50. Mohabbatein (2000)

Not Rated | 216 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A film about the battle between love and fear, between two stubborn men and their opposing beliefs and the outcome of the love stories of 3 couples.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj

Votes: 25,117



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