Top 50 Old Hindi Movies (till1980)

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1. 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: 4,490

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world. Director: Guru Dutt Writer: Abrar Alvi (dialogues) Stars: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman

2. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

131 min | Drama

In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

Votes: 1,462

The story revolves around a farmer Shambu Mahato (Balraj Sahni), who lives with his wife Parvati 'Paro' (Nirupa Roy) and son Kanhaiya (Rattan Kumar) in a small village that has been hit badly by a famine.

Director: Bimal Roy Writer: Salil Chaudhary, Paul Mahendra Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar

3. Awaara (1951)

82 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, K.N. Singh

Votes: 3,024

Raj, a small-time crook, kills his boss when he learns about his true identity. He is arrested for the crime and must now defend himself in front of his father, the judge of the court.

Director: Raj Kapoor Writer: Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargis, Leela Chitnis and Raj Kapoor

4. Stay Alert (1956)

153 min | Comedy, Drama

In hopes of improving his lifestyle, a poor peasant re-locates to Bombay virtually penniless. It is late at night and he is thirsty, and he is unable to find water anywhere. A singing drunk... See full summary »

Directors: Amit Mitra, Sombhu Mitra | Stars: Pradeep Kumar, Sumitra Devi, Smriti Biswas, Pahadi Sanyal

Votes: 751

Entering an apartment block in search of a drink of water, a naive peasant finds himself mistaken for a thief and is chased by the residents.

Director: Sombhu Mitra, Amit Maitra Writer: Sombhu Mitra, Amit Maitra Stars: Raj Kapoor

5. 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: 1,687

A film director's marriage is on the rocks as his wife's rich family disapproves of his career in the film industry. He falls in love with an orphaned woman and transforms her into a famous star.

Director: Guru Dutt Writer: Abrar Alvi Stars: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rahman, Johny Walker, Mehmood

6. Usne Kaha Tha (1960)

Drama, Romance, War

Nandu lives in a small town with his widowed mom, Paro. He is friendly with two young girls, Farida and Kamli. He is depressed when Kamli's dad becomes ill and she and her mom re-locate to ... See full summary »

Director: Moni Bhattacharjee | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Nanda, Durga Khote, Indrani Mukherjee

Votes: 17

Nandu who lives with his widowed mom Paro, is friendly with two young girls, Farida and Kamli. Years later, Kamli returns and Nandu falls in love with her.

Director: Moni Bhattacherjee Writer: Chandradhar Sharma Guleri Stars: Sunil Dutt, Nanda

7. Neecha Nagar (1946)

122 min | Drama

The films takes an expressionist look at the gulf between the rich and poor in the society. The film centers on a wealthy and capacious landlord, Sarkar (Rafi Peer) who lives in a palatial ... See full summary »

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Rafiq Anwar, Uma Anand, Kamini Kaushal, Rafi Peer

Votes: 100

The films takes an expressionist look at the gulf between the rich and poor in the society.

Director: Chetan Anand Writer: Hayatulla Ansari Stars: Kamini Kaushal, Uma Anand

8. Dastak (1970)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

Tells the story of newly weds Hamid and Salma. They move into a rental flat next door to the local red light district. The flat had been the former home of a well known mujra and qawali ... See full summary »

Director: Rajinder Singh Bedi | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rehana Sultan, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 100

Dastak presents an expanded version of Rajinder Singh Bedi's radio play, Naql-e-Makaani (Moving to a New House), first performed on All India Radio, Lahore in 1944.

Director: Rajinder Singh Bedi Writer: Rajinder Singh Bedi Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rehana Sultana

9. Devdas (1955)

159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro grow up in a small village with a love-hate relationship which changes to love when they mature. Devdas' dad does not approve of his marriage or even any friendship with Paro, and sends him away to Calcutta where he is introduced to a dancer, Chandramukhi, who adores him and falls hopelessly in love with him. Devdas in not aware of Chandramukhi's affection ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal, Suchitra Sen

Votes: 1,530

Devdas's father disapproves of his relationship with his childhood sweetheart Paro. Later, she is married off to a rich man. Devastated with the turn of events, Devdas drowns his sorrows in alcohol.

Director: Bimal Roy Writer: Sharat Chandrachattopadhaya Stars: Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vaijyanti Mala

10. Bombai Ka Babu (1960)

154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Babu and Malik are two inseparable friends who live in a small town in India. One day they decide to play a prank and steal something. They get caught, while Malik's dad come to bail out ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Khosla | Stars: Dev Anand, Suchitra Sen, Jeevan, Nasir Hussain

Votes: 115

When Babu tries to leave crime, he accidentally kills his partner in the fight that follows. He flees town but is recognised by a man who forces him to masquerade as the sole heir of a wealthy man.

Director: Raj Khosla Writer: Rajinder Singh Bedi Stars: Dev Anand, Suchitra Sen

11. 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: 6,016

A tourist guide meets an unhappy married woman who wants to take up dancing. With his motivation, she becomes a successful dancer but success corrupts the man's mind.

Director: Vijay Anand Writer: R.K Narayan Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rahman, Kishore Sahu

12. Sangam (I) (1964)

238 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Sunder Khanna is an orphan and lives a poor lifestyle in India. He is friendly with wealthy Gopal Verma, the only child of Judge Verma; and a wealthy girl named Radha, who is the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Iftekhar

Votes: 1,292

When Sunder gets rejected by Radha, he sets out to prove his worth to her. He eventually manages to get married to her but is in for a rude shock when he comes across a love letter.

Director: Raj Kapoor Writer: Inder Raj Anand Stars: Raj Kapoor, Vaijyanti Mala, Rajendra Kumar

13. Anupama (1966)

148 min | Drama, Family

Mohan Sharma (Tarun Bose) is a workaholic, whose life changes dramatically after his wife dies upon giving birth to their daughter Uma (Sharmila Tagore). He despises the daughter by day, ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Shashikala, Deven Verma

Votes: 321

Coming of age tale of a painfully shy girl, whose workaholic father has despised her since her mother died in childbirth. She meets a sensitive poet who slowly draws her out of her shell.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee Story: Hrishikesh Mukherjee Stars: Tarun Bose, Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Durga Khote, Deven Varma

14. Jewel Thief (1967)

186 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

A Police Commissioner's son comes under suspicion for being a jewel thief.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Vyjayanthimala, Tanuja

Votes: 1,449

Vinay, finds himself constantly mistaken for a look-alike jewel thief, Amar. To clear his name, he joins hands with the police to impersonate the thief, and crack the crime ring. Does he succeed?

Director: Vijay Anand Story: K.A Narayan Stars: Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Vaijyanti Mala, Tanuja

15. Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963)

149 min | Romance, Musical, Comedy

Children of two life-long rivals fall in love and try to make their fathers see the error of their ways.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Nutan, Rajendra Nath, Zarine Katrak

Votes: 334

An architect falls in love with a girl whose father is his father's business rival. Her father unknowingly assigns him the contract of building his house. Will both the families accept their love?

Director: Vijay Anand Story: Vijay Anand Stars: Dev Anand, Nutan, Om Prakash, Harindranath Chattopadhaya

16. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

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: 21,524

Anand, a cancer patient lives his life to the fullest. He fills everyone's life with happiness, which inspires his doctor, Bhaskar, to write a book on Anand's life.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee Story: Bimal Dutta, Gulzar, D.N. Mukherjee, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Biren Tripathy Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Lalita Powar, Ramesh Dev

17. Namak Haraam (1973)

Unrated | 146 min | Drama

Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Simi Garewal, Rekha

Votes: 1,304

Two friends from different backgrounds unite to seek revenge from a union leader. But parental pressure and a difference in perspective force them to confront the true nature of their friendship. Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee Story: Sampooran Singh, Gulzar, D.N. Mukherjee, Hrishikesh Mukherjee Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Om Shivpuri

18. Waqt (1965)

178 min | Drama, Romance

Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sadhana, Raaj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 942

A businessman's family is torn apart by an earthquake and reunited years later in a courtroom trial where father and sons stand opposed in the roles of accused, lawyer and testifying witness.

Director: Yash Chopra Story: Akhtar Mirza Stars: Balraj Sahni, Achala Sachdev, Raj Kumar, Suniel Dutt, Shahsi Kapoor, Saadhna, Sharmila Tagore, Madan Puri

19. Hum Dono (1961)

164 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

When an army officer is presumed dead in battle, his lookalike is tasked with breaking the news to his family. However, circumstances force him to impersonate the dead man.

Director: Amarjeet | Stars: Dev Anand, Nanda, Sadhana, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 328

Identical soldiers become entangled in each other's lives after one of them falls in battle. When one is presumed dead, the other goes to inform the family but confusions arise as he looks identical.

Director: Vijay Anand, Amarjeet Story: Nirmal Sircar Stars: Dev Anand, Lila Chitnis, Saadhna, Nanda

20. Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain (1965)

102 min | Drama, Romance

Vijay and Rajni have been childhood sweethearts in a small town called Rajgarh. They did separate for a few years when Rajni and her maternal grandma, Leela, went to live in Calcutta. When ... See full summary »

Director: Akhtar Mirza | Stars: Nanda, Shashi Kapoor, Ramesh Deo, Leela Chitnis

Votes: 18

Vijay and Rajni have been childhood sweethearts in a small town called Rajgarh. They did separate for a few years when Rajni and her maternal grandma, Leela, went to live in Calcutta.

Director: Akhtar Mirza Story: Akhtar Mirza Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Nanda

21. Mamta (1966)

150 min | Drama, Romance

Monish Rai comes from a wealthy family, and is in love with Deviyani, who is poor. Monish has to travel abroad to further his education in law, but promises to stay in touch with Deviyani. ... See full summary »

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Suchitra Sen, Kalipada Chakraborty

Votes: 92

Monish Rai comes from a wealthy family, and is in love with Deviyani, who is poor. Monish has to travel abroad to further his education in law, but promises to stay in touch with Deviyani.

Director: Asit Sen Story: Nihar Ranjan Gupta Stars: Suchitra Sen, Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra

22. Pakeezah (1972)

147 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

The story of a prostitute, with a pure heart (PAKEEZAH), and grand dreams...

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar, Veena

Votes: 1,267

Story of a pure-hearted singer-dancer who is raised in a brothel and who falls in love and elopes with a noble man,her unforgiving past keeps haunting her,forcing her to return to her brothel.

Director: Kamal Amrohi Story: Kamal Amrohi Stars: Meena Kumari, Rajkumar, Ashok Kumar

23. Naya Daur (1957)

173 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Shankar lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother and sister, Manju, and drives a horse-carriage for a living. The main employer in the region is a kind-hearted businessman ... See full summary »

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Ajit, Chand Usmani

Votes: 917

A man brings turmoil to a peaceful village by disturbing the livelihood of the local farmers and workers. He does this by introducing new machinery in an attempt to make quicker profits.

Director: B.R Chopra Story: Akhtar Mirza Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vaijyanti Mala, Ajit

24. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

143 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, Sandhya, Ulhas, B.M. Vyas

Votes: 1,486

A progressive reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to a dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.

Director: V. Shantaram Story: G.D Madhulkar Stars: V. Shantaram, Sandhya

25. Bandini (1963)

157 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

During the British Raj of the 1930s, a prison-doctor falls in love with a convict who eventually reveals the story of her past and her connection to a freedom fighter.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Dharmendra, Raja Paranjpe

Votes: 668

An eligible doctor who works at a prison for women falls in love with an inmate and wants to marry her. But she has a dark secret that even his love may not be able to overcome.

Director: Bimal Roy Story: Jarasandh Stars: Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Dharmendra

26. Sujata (1960)

161 min | Drama, Romance

The movie basically revolves around the caste system that is prevelant in India even to this day. It also raises interesting questions regarding family ties and how deep they can be.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Nutan, Sunil Dutt, Shashikala, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 250

This film touches the issue of untouchability. It about an untouchable girl being raised in an affluent high caste family. In spite of being raised in such a family she is often exposed to segregation and discrimination. Her life takes a turn when an upper class boy comes into her life and falls for her.

Director: Bimal Roy Story: Nabendu Ghosh Stars: Nutan, Sunil Dutt, Tarun Bose, Sulochna, Shashikala

27. Anuradha (1960)

141 min | Drama

A lonely housewife, who gave up her promising singing career to marry an idealistic village-doctor, begins to regret her decision.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Leela Naidu, Abhi Bhattacharya, Nasir Hussain

Votes: 135

Although she had married him against her father's wishes, ten years after their marriage, Anuradha begins to feel neglected by her doctor husband. The return of her former beau adds fuel to the fire.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee Story: Shachin Bhowmik Stars: Balraj Sahni, Leela Naidu, Abhi Bhattacharya

28. Kabuliwala (1961)

95 min | Drama

A poor Afghani leaves his family behind to earn a living as a dried fruit vendor in India. Profoundly homesick, he befriends a young girl who reminds him of his own daughter. Meanwhile, the locals are distrustful of all foreigners.

Director: Hemen Gupta | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Baby Sonu, Usha Kiran, Padma

Votes: 276

Abdul Rehman Khan, an Afghani Pathan, owes money to a money-lender. He comes to India and sells dry fruits on the streets. He meets a young girl, Mini, who reminds him of his daughter.

Director: Hemen Gupta Story: Rabindranath Tagore

Stars: Balraj Sahni, Usha Kiran

29. Teesri Manzil (1966)

172 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery

A woman blames a nightclub drummer for the suspicious death of her sister, and seeks revenge. However, the pair work together to solve the mystery and become romantically involved, after he introduces himself under another name.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Raj Mehra, Prem Chopra

Votes: 903

After her sister commits suicide, Sunita blames a drummer for her death. She decides to seek revenge against him. Later, she finds out that her sister was murdered.

Director: Vijay Anand Story: Nasir Hussain Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Prem Nath

30. Amar Prem (1972)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Votes: 1,259

An ill-treated child finds affection from his neighbour but soon moves to another town. When he comes back years later to look for her, he learns that she is known to have a dubious reputation.

Director: Shakti Samanta Story: Arabinda Mukherjee Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Vinod Mehra

31. Mere Apne (1971)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama

Anandi Devi is an old widow living in her village she is bought to the city by her distant relative Arun. Anandi Devi realizes that Arun and his wife wanted to keep her as a maid following ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Meena Kumari, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Sumita Sanyal

Votes: 426

A man meets a widow in a village and claims to be her relative. He takes her to the city and makes her work like a housemaid without any wages. She is rendered homeless when she brings an orphan home.

Director: Gulzar Story: Indra Mitra, Gulzar Stars: Meena Kumari, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha

32. Guddi (1971)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra."

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Sumita Sanyal, Utpal Dutt

Votes: 818

A school girl is obsessed about a movie star and is unable to differentiate between movies and real life. Her uncle wants her to marry, but she considers that no man can compete with her superstar.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee Story:Gulzar Stars: Jaya Bhaduri, Dharmendra, Utpal Dutt

33. Parichay (1972)

145 min | Drama, Family, Musical

In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and aunt (Leela Mishra) in their village for a few days. His uncle decides that he can be a ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 711

Desperate for work, Ravi takes up the challenge of teaching five spoilt brats who have managed to drive away all previous tutors.

Director: Gulzar Story: Gulzar Stars: Pran, Jeetendra, Jaya Bhaduri

34. Naya Din Nai Raat (1974)

132 min | Drama, Family

Sushma believes that she is too young to get married, but her father, Lalla Banarsilal insists, and she runs away. Her adventures take her to a lonely wealthy widower with a cute daughter ... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Sunder, Shivraj

Votes: 121

A young girl, running away from home to escape an arranged marriage, meets a number of people, who help her in difficulties, each one representing a distinct facet of human personality.

Director: A. Bhimsingh Story: A.P Nagarajan Stars: Jaya Bhaduri, Sanjeev Kumar

35. Aandhi (1975)

133 min | Drama, Romance

J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, Om Shivpuri, Manmohan

Votes: 1,166

A hotel manager and a politician's daughter fall in love and get married. Due to certain differences, they get separated. Years later, they meet again and decide to give their relation another chance.

Director: Gulzar Story: Gulzar Stars: Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar

36. Deewaar (1975)

174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi

Votes: 8,591

Haunted by the past, Vijay turns to crime, while Ravi, his younger brother, becomes an honest cop. Fate pits them against each other when Ravi is sent to nab Vijay.

Director: Yash Chopra Story: Salim-Javed Stars: Nirupa Rai, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan

37. Kabhie Kabhie (1976)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Kabhi Kabhie is a movie about the love story of generations and how a chain of events brings together old lovers as friends.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 1,636

Amit and Pooja part ways to marry as per their parents' wishes. Years later, Pooja is happily married but Amit, though married, carries a grudge. One day, they come face-to-face.

Director: Yash Chopra Story: Pamela Chopra Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhi, Waheeda Rahman, Neetu Singh, Rishi Kapoor

38. Mother India (1957)

Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Musical, Family

53 Metascore

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Votes: 7,309

Radha, a poor but righteous woman, struggles to raise her kids while going up against Sukhilala, a greedy moneylender. Despite the many hurdles she faces, she refuses to sacrifice her integrity.

Director: Mehboob Khan Story: Mehboob Khan Stars: Nargis Dutt, Rajkumar, Sunil Dutt

39. Seema (1955)

140 min | Drama

An orphan gets in trouble with the law and is sent to a home for young women. There, for the first time, she finds friendship, compassion, and possibly love.

Director: Amiya Chakrabarty | Stars: Nutan, Balraj Sahni, Sunder, Pratima Devi

Votes: 80

Gauri, an orphan, is falsely accused of theft and lands up in a reformatory run by Ashok. Due to her rebelliousness, she gets into trouble. But, gradually she comes into her own with Ashok's help.

Director: Amiya Chakravarty Story: Amiya Chakravarty Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nutan

40. Aakhri Khat (1966)

153 min | Drama

The illegitimate toddler son of a poor village woman and a city-based artist is lost on the streets of Bombay after his mother's untimely demise.

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Indrani Mukherjee, Master Bunty, Manvendra Chitnis

Votes: 100

An estranged husband refuses to take up his son's responsibility after parting ways with his wife. But when he receives the news of his wife's death, he sets out in search of his son.

Director: Chetan Anand Story: Chetan Anand Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Indrani Mukherjee

41. 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: 45,075

Jai and Veeru, two small-time crooks, are hired by Thakur Baldev Singh, a retired policeman, to help him nab Gabbar Singh, a notorious dacoit, who has spread havoc in the village of Ramgarh.

Director: Ramesh Sippy Story: Salim Javed Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini

42. Heer Raanjha (1970)

142 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

Tragic love story. Punjabi "Romeo and Juliet".

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh, Pran, Prithviraj Kapoor

Votes: 156

Heer and Ranjha are madly in love with each other. However, Heer's uncle comes up with a devious plan to separate them.

Director: Chetan Anand Story: Jaffar Arsh Stars: Rajkumar, Pran, Jayant, Priya Rajvansh

43. Aashirwad (1968)

146 min | Drama

Shivnath Choudhary lives a wealthy lifestyle in Chandanpur, India, along with his wife, Leela, and 8 year old daughter, Neena. He likes to mingle with poor folk much, especially Baiju, to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Sumita Sanyal, Veena

Votes: 160

A landlord's estranged wife separates him from his beloved daughter. Before they can reconcile, he's jailed for killing a would-be rapist. He spends his jail term dreaming of meeting his child again.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee Story: Anil Ghosh Stars: Ashok Kumar

44. Manzil (I) (1960)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

An embittered music composer, estranged from his family, self-destructs after learning his sweetheart has married another male.

Director: Mandi Burman | Stars: Dev Anand, Nutan, K.N. Singh, Achala Sachdev

Votes: 36

Set in Simla in 1929, Rajkumar Mehta (Dev Anand), or Raju as he is lovingly called, has just returned from England. He meets his childhood friend, Pushpa (Nutan), and tells her about the situation at home. Raju's father, Mehta (K.N. Singh) wanted him to continue with the family business, but Raju ended up learning music instead.

Director: Mandi Burman Story: Vrajendra Gaur Stars: Dev Anand, Nutan

45. Kaala Patthar (1979)

Not Rated | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

Inspired by a true mining tragedy the film is about people from all walks of life showing courage and character to fight the forces of nature.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

Votes: 1,783

After Vijay, a former navy officer, is disowned by his family, he starts working at a coal mine. Trouble ensues when the mine is flooded with water and he is trapped along with several other miners.

Director: Yash Chopra Story: Salim Javed Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Shashi Kapoor

46. Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)

142 min | Drama, Romance

Circa British rule in India, Harnam betrays a freedom fighter, and as a result is rewarded, but the freedom fighter is killed, leaving his wife, and family devastated and destitute. Years ... See full summary »

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Saira Banu, Manoj Kumar, Pran

Votes: 718

Bharat, a freedom fighter's son, travels to England to study and strives to change the mindset of the people there towards India.

Director: Manoj Kumar Story: Shashi Goswami Stars: Manoj Kumar, Pran, Madan Puri, Prem Chopra, Saiyra Bano

47. Mujhe Jeene Do (1963)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A notorious bandit continues to elude the authorities and strikes terror in the region.

Director: Moni Bhattacharjee | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Nirupa Roy, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 55

48. Teesri Kasam (1966)

159 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A naive bullock-cart driver falls for a traveling courtesan.

Director: Basu Bhattacharya | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Dulari, Iftekhar

Votes: 638