Indian Cinema

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Inclusive of all other sub genres that fall uner Indian cinematic scene. Other than the biggest bollywood.

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1. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 19,596 | Gross: $0.54M

2. Laila Majnu (2018)

140 min | Drama, Romance

Taking the leap out of the classic folklore, the story is set in today's time in Kashmir where Laila Majnu have problems relevant to the youth of today. While dealing with their feuding families a passionate love story unravels.

Director: Sajid Ali | Stars: Avinash Tiwary, Tripti Dimri, Sumit Kaul, Abrar Qazi

Votes: 1,539

3. Rockstar (2011)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Music, Musical

Janardhan Jakhar chases his dreams of becoming a big Rock star, during which he falls in love with Heer.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor, Kumud Mishra

Votes: 35,189 | Gross: $0.99M

4. Black Friday (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Pavan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastava, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 16,484 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Not Rated | 321 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 70,108

6. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | 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: 39,189 | Gross: $0.01M

7. 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: 11,852

8. Sadak (1991)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A taxi drivers falls in love with a woman forced into prostitution and battles with her pimp in order to free her.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Deepak Tijori, Neelima Azim

Votes: 1,127

9. Stree (2018)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Horror

In the small town of Chanderi, the menfolk live in fear of an evil spirit named "Stree" who abducts men in the night. Based on the urban legend of "Nale Ba" that went viral in Karnataka in the 1990s.

Director: Amar Kaushik | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana

Votes: 21,156

10. Chopsticks (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

A gifted but insecure woman is in for a transformative experience when she enlists an enigmatic con to help recover her stolen car from a Mumbai thug.

Director: Sachin Yardi | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mithila Palkar, Vijay Raaz, Achint Kaur

Votes: 2,817

11. Pyaasa (1957)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

Votes: 4,707

12. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

148 min | Musical, Romance

Suresh Sinha, a famous director, discovers star potential in Shanti, a woman he stumbled into one rainy evening, and casts her as the lead in a film. In a twist of fate, Shanti becomes a superstar and Suresh faces a decline in his career.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Kumari Naaz, Johnny Walker

Votes: 1,777

13. Mr. & Mrs. '55 (1955)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A young, naive heiress, in custody of a martinet and flamingly feminist aunt is forced into a 'marriage of convenience' with an unemployed cartoonist in an attempt to save her millions - a ... See full summary »

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Madhubala, Guru Dutt, Lalita Pawar, Johnny Walker

Votes: 386

14. Romeo Akbar Walter (2019)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

During the India-Pakistan war of 1971, an Indian banker is recruited by RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) for a covert operation deep inside Pakistan.

Director: Robbie Grewal | Stars: John Abraham, Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff, Anil George

Votes: 3,333 | Gross: $0.24M

15. 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: 2,314

16. 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: 3,019

17. Company (2002)

Not Rated | 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: 13,330

18. Sarkar (2005)

Not Rated | 124 min | Action, 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: 14,545

19. Darna Zaroori Hai - You Gotta Be Scared (2006)

108 min | Horror

Five children take shelter from the rain, inside a spooky bungalow. Encountering an old woman, they follow her upstairs where she proceeds to tell them six scary stories.

Directors: J.D. Chakravarthi, Manish Gupta, Sajid Khan, Jijy Philip, Prawaal Raman, Vivek Shah, Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Anil Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 1,672

20. Nishabd (2007)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A man, who has been married for 27 years, falls in love with his 18-year-old daughter's friend.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jiah Khan, Revathy, Nassar

Votes: 1,476

21. 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: 6,746 | Gross: $1.01M

22. Veerappan (2016)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Biography, Crime

Officer Kannan leads a group of police officers to track down the bandit, Veerappan.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Sachiin Joshi, Sandeep Bharadwaj, Usha Jadhav, Nissar Khan

Votes: 581

23. Super Deluxe (2019)

Not Rated | 176 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An unfaithful newly-wed wife, an estranged father, a priest and an angry son suddenly find themselves in the most unexpected predicaments, each poised to experience their destiny, all on one fateful day.

Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Ramya Krishnan

Votes: 3,624

24. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

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.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 23,451

25. Gol Maal (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

A man's simple lie to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote

Votes: 15,805

26. Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan

Votes: 46,997

27. 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: 20,248 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the 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: 101,766 | Gross: $2.20M

29. Guide (1965)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

When mistaken to be a sage by some villagers, an ex-tour guide reflects on his past and lost love to search for spiritual wisdom to guide the villagers.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 6,530

30. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

PG | 174 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Votes: 20,010

31. Photograph (2019)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Sachin Khedekar, Denzil Smith

Votes: 1,897 | Gross: $0.34M

32. Titli (2014)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Titli, the youngest member of a car-jacking brotherhood wants to escape the family business. He and his wife form a pact to set free from their family roots. But is escape possible?

Director: Kanu Behl | Stars: Shashank Arora, Ranvir Shorey, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Amit Sial

Votes: 3,627

33. Kaante (2002)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

Six bank robbers trying to pull off the perfect heist discover one of them is an undercover cop.

Director: Sanjay Gupta | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Mahesh Manjrekar

Votes: 4,220 | Gross: $1.00M

34. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 130,178 | Gross: $5.72M

35. Apaharan (2005)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.

Director: Prakash Jha | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Bipasha Basu, Ayub Khan

Votes: 3,809



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