Finest Hindi films till today

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1. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta

Votes: 57,315 | Gross: $0.30M

2. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 92,863 | Gross: $2.20M

3. Dil Se.. (1998)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance

The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 22,873

4. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

69 Metascore

A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Poonam Sinha

Votes: 24,703 | Gross: $3.44M

5. The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sushant Singh, D. Santosh, Akhilendra Mishra

Votes: 11,654

6. Yuva (2004)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

63 Metascore

Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Vivek Oberoi

Votes: 7,164 | Gross: $0.28M

7. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Not Rated | 188 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Zohra Sehgal

Votes: 14,091

8. Guzaarish (2010)

126 min | Drama

A paralyzed Magician-turned-Radio Jockey files a Petition in Court seeking permission to end his life.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shernaz Patel, Aditya Roy Kapoor

Votes: 14,109 | Gross: $1.02M

9. Saathiya (2002)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A couple elopes to get married and set up home hoping that just love will do the trick - but that's just the beginning of their story.

Director: Shaad Ali | Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Shah Rukh Khan, Tabu

Votes: 5,951 | Gross: $0.07M

10. Wake Up Sid (2009)

138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A spoiled young adult living in Mumbai experiences a change in his lazy ways when he meets a woman at a party, who inspires him to "wake up".

Director: Ayan Mukherjee | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Supriya Pathak, Anupam Kher

Votes: 22,751 | Gross: $0.72M

11. Kareeb (1998)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance

Birju is a young man who lives with his mom, dad, elder brother, Bhabhi and nephew in an upper middle class home. His father would like him to work as well as accept some responsibility, ... See full summary »

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Bobby Deol, Neha, Abhay Chopra, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 910

12. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama

Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Sanjay Gandhi, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh

Votes: 36,626 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Namastey London (2007)

128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to his home country, India. There, he arranges her marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan.

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor, Clive Standen

Votes: 18,070 | Gross: $1.21M

14. Phir Milenge (2004)

142 min | Drama

Tamanna Sahni (Shilpa Shetty) is a dedicated staff member of a top advertising agency, her ideas and designs have mainly contributed to the success of the agency. She leaves for a college ... See full summary »

Director: Revathy | Stars: Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Mita Vasisht

Votes: 1,424 | Gross: $0.09M

15. Johnny Gaddaar (2007)

135 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Police officers recount a tale of missing money which results in lies, deceit, betrayal and death.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Dharmendra, Rimi Sen, Ashwini Kalsekar, Neil Nitin Mukesh

Votes: 9,182

16. Company (2002)

155 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala, Seema Biswas

Votes: 12,058

17. Shool (1999)

138 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes ... See full summary »

Director: Eeshwar Nivas | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Raveena Tandon, Sayaji Shinde, Yashpal Sharma

Votes: 2,074

18. Satya (1998)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 10,430

19. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)

PG-13 | 157 min | Drama, Romance

An aspiring filmmaker goes through the ups and downs of romance when he falls for a Christian woman who says she only wants to be friends.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: T.R. Silambarasan, Trisha Krishnan, Ganesh, Raja Krishnamoorthy

Votes: 4,011

20. Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

An aspiring filmmaker from Mumbai falls in love with a woman from a strict orthodox Christian family.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Prateik, Amy Jackson, Sachin Khedekar, Manu Rishi Chadha

Votes: 2,538

21. 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: 10,855

22. Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

Not Rated | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Shruti and Bittoo become partners in their very own "Wedding planning ka bijness" in Delhi and in the process discover friendship, love and one another.

Director: Maneesh Sharma | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Ranjit Batra, Manu Rishi Chadha

Votes: 12,185

23. 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: 272,322 | Gross: $6.53M

24. Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998)

156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sanjana was Rahul's fiancé. When Rahul was gone to India for official trip He is attracted to Nisha, and announces that he will be marrying her soon. Sanjana does not take kindly to this, ... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Bijay Anand, Kashmira Shah

Votes: 2,360

25. Haasil (2003)

PG-13 | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Aniruddh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime and must fight it out for himself when his friend becomes his foe.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Jimmy Sheirgill, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Irrfan Khan, Ashutosh Rana

Votes: 2,257

26. 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: 27,308 | Gross: $0.04M

27. Life in a Metro (2007)

132 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Six different stories, about nine people, each with different issues and problems, all occurring within one place: the METRO.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Dharmendra, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kay Kay Menon

Votes: 8,978 | Gross: $0.15M

28. 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: 47,975 | Gross: $1.04M

29. Cheeni Kum (2007)

140 min | Comedy, Romance

An egotistical 64-year-old chef and confirmed bachelor falls for a woman 30 years his junior.

Director: R. Balki | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, Paresh Rawal, Zohra Sehgal

Votes: 4,239 | Gross: $0.66M

30. 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: 53,483 | Gross: $3.08M

31. Force (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A vengeful drug-dealer/gangster targets and terrorizes an entire police unit and their families.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: John Abraham, Genelia D'Souza, Raj Babbar, Mohnish Bahl

Votes: 5,948

32. 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: 15,821 | Gross: $0.79M

33. Kaminey (2009)

130 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Deb Mukherjee, Shivkumar Subramaniam

Votes: 14,415 | Gross: $1.29M

34. 7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Susanna's quest for love leads to a series of marriages, each ending in the mysterious death of her latest husband.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Vivaan Shah, Manuj Bhaskar, Sanjay Verma

Votes: 4,572 | Gross: $0.27M

35. Guru (2007)

Not Rated | 166 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

70 Metascore

A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhavan

Votes: 18,375 | Gross: $2.09M

36. Sarkar (2005)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama

The authority of a man, who runs a parallel government in Mumbai, is challenged. His son rises to face his enemies.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon, Supriya Pathak

Votes: 13,248

37. Sarkar Raj (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama

When Anita Rajan, CEO of Sheppard power plant, an international Company, brings a power plant proposal to set up in rural Maharashtra before the Nagres, insightful Shankar is quick to ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ravi Kale

Votes: 6,461 | Gross: $1.01M

38. 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: 44,154

39. 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: 16,475 | Gross: $1.07M

40. 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: 3,960

41. Socha Na Tha (2005)

137 min | Romance, Comedy

A boy is forced meet a girl for an arranged marriage but even though he refuses the match, they secretly become friends. As things get complicated and both get engaged to different people they realize they've fallen in love with each other.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Abhay Deol, Ayesha Takia, Ayesha Jhulka, Apoorva Jha

Votes: 6,159

42. 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: 38,650 | Gross: $0.41M

43. Gulaal (2009)

140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Raj Singh Chaudhary, Jesse Randhawa, Deepak Dobriyal

Votes: 11,363

44. Ishaqzaade (2012)

PG | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A love story of a passion ignited by hatred. Of two people. Born to hate. Destined to love.

Director: Habib Faisal | Stars: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Gauhar Khan, Anil Rastogi

Votes: 5,571

45. Maqbool (2003)

132 min | Crime, Drama

The intrigue of the Shakespearean tragedy 'Macbeth' is transposed to the Mumbai underworld.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 6,806

46. Dev (2004)

172 min | Drama

Joint Commissioner of Police Dev Pratap Singh, a duty-bound, self-righteous officer, and Special Commissioner Tejinder Khosla, the balancing force between the political interests of Chief ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Om Puri, Fardeen Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan

Votes: 1,181

47. 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: 6,941

48. 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: 8,837

49. Soundtrack (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Musical

Loud music, substance and alcohol abuse wreck the life and career of a talented music composer.

Director: Neerav Ghosh | Stars: Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma, Mohan Kapoor

Votes: 752