Best of Bollywood

by Rajat Chamria | created - 25 May 2011 | updated - 28 Nov 2016 | Public
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1. 16 December (2002)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

16 December, 1971 was the day when India won the war against Pakistan, and was also able to liberate Bangla Desh from Pakistan's rule. Although the ruling dictator of Pakistan surrendered ... See full summary »

Director: Mani Shankar | Stars: Danny Denzongpa, Gulshan Grover, Milind Soman, Dipannita Sharma

Votes: 949

2. Aamir (2008)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot.

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta | Stars: Rajeev Khandelwal, Aishwarya, Vasan Bala, Chinkal

Votes: 8,842

3. 100 Days (1991)

161 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

A young, clairvoyant woman has a vision of a murder and sets out to uncover the truth before the killer finds her.

Director: Partho Ghosh | Stars: Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Javed Jaffrey, Laxmikant Berde

Votes: 739

4. Indian (1996)

185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Nedumudi Venu, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 7,654

5. Kaun? (1999)

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

While alone in the house, a woman hears news of serial killer on the loose. And then a stranger rings the doorbell...

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee, Sushant Singh

Votes: 2,636

6. Shaitan (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Five substance-abusing friends decide to fake a kidnapping in order to bribe a police constable for covering-up a hit-and-run accident.

Director: Bejoy Nambiar | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Pandit, Gulshan Devaiah, Rajeev Khandelwal

Votes: 6,942

7. Aakrosh (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

The Central Bureau of Investigation deputes two officers to investigate the disappearance of three medical students, which they believe to be an incident of 'honour killing' in a small, closed community.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 2,696

8. Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011)

Not Rated | 149 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After falling in love, three room-mates experience changes in their lives.

Director: Luv Ranjan | Stars: Kartik Aaryan, Raayo S. Bakhirta, Divyendu Sharma, Nushrat Bharucha

Votes: 16,026

9. Deewangee (2002)

169 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Raj Goyal (Akshaye Khanna) is a renowed and successful attorney. At a musical party he is introduced to Sargam (Urmila Matondkar) by Ashwin Mehta (Vijayendra Ghatge). The next day Ashwin is... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Matondkar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,037

10. Shikari (2000)

Not Rated | 160 min | Thriller

In order to take revenge for the death of his family at the hands of multi-millionaire Virendra Singh Rawal; Om Srivastav escapes from jail, with the help of a mask assumes the identity of ... See full summary »

Director: N. Chandra | Stars: Govinda, Tabu, Karisma Kapoor, Shweta Menon

Votes: 352 | Gross: $0.04M

11. A Wednesday (2008)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Sheirgill, Deepal Shaw

Votes: 62,691

12. Page 3 (2005)

139 min | Drama

A look at Mumbai's socialite party circle world through the eyes of a Page 3 journalist.

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar | Stars: Konkona Sen Sharma, Atul Kulkarni, Sandhya Mridul, Tara Sharma

Votes: 5,901

13. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Votes: 53,499 | Gross: $3.08M

14. Chalo Dilli (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama

Enroute to her destination via plane, a busy executive gets stranded with a middle-classed fast-talking male.

Director: Shashant Shah | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Lara Dutta, Yana Gupta, Akshay Kumar

Votes: 2,598

15. Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011)

130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangsters kidnap the prospective son-in-law of a politician in order to secure the release of an imprisoned gang-member.

Director: Sudhir Mishra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Chitrangda Singh, Arunoday Singh, Aditi Rao Hydari

Votes: 4,012

16. Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008)

134 min | Drama

Five people whose lives are affected by the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan, Madhavan

Votes: 4,847 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Delhi Belly (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

Three struggling room-mates unknowingly become potential prey of a ruthless gangster.

Directors: Abhinay Deo, Akshat Verma | Stars: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Shenaz Treasury

Votes: 22,553 | Gross: $1.53M

18. Shaurya: It Takes Courage to Make Right... Right (2008)

Not Rated | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A army lawyer goes out of his way to defend an army officer charged with the homicide of a decorated officer.

Director: Samar Khan | Stars: Rahul Bose, Javed Jaffrey, Minissha Lamba, Seema Biswas

Votes: 2,993

19. Peepli (Live) (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media.

Directors: Anusha Rizvi, Mahmood Farooqui | Stars: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghuvir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffar

Votes: 10,241 | Gross: $0.75M

20. Ek Chalis Ki Last Local (2007)

143 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A comic thriller about two people who miss the last local train at 1:40 am and how missing of their train changes their course of life forever.

Director: Sanjay M. Khanduri | Stars: Abhay Deol, Neha Dhupia, Amit Mistry, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 3,962

21. Welcome (I) (2007)

159 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A man falls in love with a beautiful woman, but later discovers that her brothers are gangsters.

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 13,767 | Gross: $1.09M

22. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

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".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 272,407 | Gross: $6.53M

23. Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)

122 min | Action, Biography, Crime

An account of the gangster Mahindra Dolas and his gang, which terrorized Mumbai City, and a massive war between Mumbai Police and gangs during 16 November 1991.

Director: Apoorva Lakhia | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Arbaaz Khan

Votes: 7,902 | Gross: $0.29M

24. Sarfarosh (1999)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.

Director: John Mathew Matthan | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre, Mukesh Rishi

Votes: 20,582

25. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

An NRI and his wife decide to stay in his ancestral home, paying no heed to the warnings about ghosts. Soon, inexplicable occurrences cause him to call a psychiatrist to help solve the mystery.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Ameesha Patel, Shiney Ahuja

Votes: 16,480 | Gross: $1.07M

26. Chillar Party (2011)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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.

Directors: Vikas Bahl, Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aarav Khanna, Chinmay Chandraunshuh, Divji Handa, Irfan Khan

Votes: 4,951 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge (2011)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

When you can't make it on your own, the best thing to do is to fake it. But, the question remains, how long can you fake true love?

Director: Nupur Asthana | Stars: Saqib Saleem, Saba Azad, Nishant Dahiya, Tara D'Souza

Votes: 3,518

28. Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, Tara Sharma

Votes: 17,733 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Manu comes to India to find a bride for himself and falls for Tanu at first sight but Tanu, a free spirited girl has no plans of marrying him.

Director: Anand L. Rai | Stars: Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Sheirgill, Deepak Dobriyal

Votes: 10,860

30. Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they recieve a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty, Tabu

Votes: 44,166

31. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

Votes: 124,024 | Gross: $1.20M

32. Dev.D (2009)

Not Rated | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 24,291 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)

125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A burglar reflects on his life and loves; while the media speculates how he managed to pull off so many heists.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh

Votes: 13,391 | Gross: $0.08M

34. Swades (2004)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama

A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Votes: 69,308 | Gross: $1.22M

35. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 42,712

36. Jab We Met (2007)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tarun Arora, Dara Singh

Votes: 38,659 | Gross: $0.41M

37. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh

Votes: 58,819

38. Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006)

132 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Bengal-speaking Siddharth Bose lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Delhi along with his mother, and sister, Shalini. Their dad had abandoned them years ago. Shalini gets married to Kapil ... See full summary »

Director: Saket Chaudhary | Stars: Rahul Bose, Mallika Sherawat, Ranvir Shorey, Sharat Saxena

Votes: 2,698 | Gross: $0.03M

39. Omkara (2006)

155 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma

Votes: 15,826 | Gross: $0.79M

40. Bheja Fry (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

Ranjit, who makes fun of idiots, gets completely annoyed when he invites a tax inspector and a singer to his house.

Director: Sagar Ballary | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sarika, Milind Soman

Votes: 9,393

41. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama

A story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the 'professional' way, and the way of his heart.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Mukesh Bhatt, D. Santosh

Votes: 14,653

42. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 10,316

43. Ishqiya (2010)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

While on the run from goons, a man and his nephew fall for a kidnapper's seductive widow.

Director: Abhishek Chaubey | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid

Votes: 8,429

44. Lajja (2001)

Unrated | 202 min | Crime, Drama

The lives of four women from different places are the victims of male chauvinism and marital abuse. They decide to fight for their rights and dignity against the social norms and injustice.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Rekha, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit

Votes: 2,191 | Gross: $0.38M

45. Dasvidaniya (2008)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

A man who loves to make "to-do lists" makes one last bucket list when he realizes he is about to die.

Director: Shashant Shah | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Sarita Joshi, Rajat Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 4,953

46. Shor in the City (2010)

112 min | Crime, Drama

Various residents and career-criminals face challenges in crime-laden Mumbai.

Directors: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru | Stars: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Tusshar Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, Preeti Desai

Votes: 3,040

47. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya, Hemendra Dandotiya, Mahie Gill

Votes: 27,314 | Gross: $0.04M

48. Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee

Votes: 47,990 | Gross: $1.04M

49. Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Comedy

A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the small-town locals and the little girl who insists she's his daughter, from the mob.

Director: Prabhudheva | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Nassar, Paresh Ganatra

Votes: 17,888 | Gross: $0.78M