The Best of Indian Cinema

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1. 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: 10,413

2. Special 26 (2013)

Not Rated | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill

Votes: 45,653 | Gross: $1.08M

3. 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: 16,374 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Nautanki Saala! (2013)

119 min | Comedy

An actor's life changes dramatically when he saves a stranger from suicide.

Director: Rohan Sippy | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Pooja Salvi, Gaelyn Mendonca

Votes: 3,818

5. 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: 24,831 | Gross: $1.53M

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 Panditt, Gulshan Devaiah, Rajeev Khandelwal

Votes: 7,555

7. 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: 26,273 | Gross: $0.01M

8. 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: 69,632

9. 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: 9,664

10. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 42,940 | Gross: $4.23M

11. 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: 20,136 | Gross: $0.03M

12. 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: 10,295

13. 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: 5,486

14. Badlapur (2015)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An innocent man turns brutal when his family gets killed in a bank robbery and one of the perpetrators escapes. 15 years later, he begins his deadly game of vengeance.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 19,526 | Gross: $0.37M

15. Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Om Shastri, a recession victim comes to India to sell his ancestors property to clear is debt. On reaching he comes to know that selling the property will make his family homeless in India. Later he is kidnapped by goons thinking a rich NRI.

Director: Subhash Kapoor | Stars: Rajat Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Mishra, Manu Rishi Chadha

Votes: 4,593

16. 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: 4,282

17. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif

Votes: 59,490 | Gross: $3.08M

18. Socha Na Tha (2005)

Not Rated | 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: 6,756

19. Luck by Chance (2009)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

58 Metascore

When Vikram gets tapped to play the male lead in a Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But it may ruin his relationship with his girlfriend.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 8,903 | Gross: $0.36M

20. Rock On!! (2008)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Music

Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny, Purab Kohli

Votes: 19,315

21. Fukrey (2013)

Not Rated | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The paths of four dream-chasing college friends cross with an array of colourful characters, from a tough-talking Punjabi female don to a Jugaad Baaz college watchman. Mayhem ensues.

Director: Mrighdeep Lamba | Stars: Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma

Votes: 9,528 | Gross: $0.12M

22. Omkara (2006)

Not Rated | 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, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor

Votes: 17,295 | Gross: $0.79M

23. 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 Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 52,253 | Gross: $1.04M

24. Ek Hasina Thi (2004)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava

Votes: 5,745

25. 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: 9,889 | Gross: $0.15M

26. 7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

Not Rated | 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, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham

Votes: 4,981 | Gross: $0.27M

27. 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: 68,113

28. Ishqiya (2010)

Not Rated | 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: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid

Votes: 9,291

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

Votes: 11,899

30. Vicky Donor (2012)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Romance

A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor, Dolly Ahluwalia

Votes: 35,807 | Gross: $0.17M

31. 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: 14,489

32. 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: 15,567 | Gross: $1.02M

33. 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: 13,278

34. Raanjhanaa (2013)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

Kundan, the son of a Hindu pundit, discovers that his childhood sweetheart Zoya loves city-bred Akram and wants to marry him. However, he persistently seeks to win her heart.

Director: Aanand L. Rai | Stars: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Swara Bhaskar

Votes: 27,007 | Gross: $0.88M

35. Piku (2015)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

A quirky comedy about the relationship between a daughter and her aging father, whose eccentricities drive everyone crazy.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 25,139

36. Paheli (2005)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A folk tale - supernatural love story about a ghost who falls in love with a newlywed woman.

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 11,710 | Gross: $1.41M

37. Baar Baar Dekho (2016)

Not Rated | 141 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The highs and lows of a romantic relationship are examined through flashbacks and flash-forwards.

Director: Nitya Mehra | Stars: Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Sayani Gupta, Kirti Adarkar

Votes: 5,488 | Gross: $0.61M

38. Dostana (2008)

Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two straight guys pretend to be gay in order to secure a Miami apartment. When both of them fall for their roommate Neha, hilarity ensues as they strive to convince one and all that they're gay whilst secretly trying to win her heart.

Director: Tarun Mansukhani | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Kiron Kher

Votes: 12,789 | Gross: $1.24M

39. Raincoat (2004)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

All he wanted was to see her just once. Manu was from a village in the backwoods. Neeru was the girl next door, his lost love.

Director: Rituparno Ghosh | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Annu Kapoor, Mouli Ganguly

Votes: 3,547

40. Bluffmaster! (2005)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A conman Roy, gets dumped by his girl-friend. Then he finds out he has a fatal disease. On the verge of death, he resolves to do some good, by helping his apprentice Dittu hoodwink the mobster who hurt his (Dittu's) family.

Director: Rohan Sippy | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Riteish Deshmukh, Nana Patekar

Votes: 5,254 | Gross: $0.72M

41. 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: 45,778

42. Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

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

Votes: 48,827

43. 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: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh, Sunil Dutt

Votes: 65,011

44. Khakee (2004)

174 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A team of police force escorts an alleged terrorist from Chandangarh to Mumbai. However their trip turns into a deadly survival when an ex-cop tries to stop them to reach Mumbai.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Votes: 14,053

45. Apna Sapna Money Money (2006)

Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Kishan is a young man from Goa whose brain is full of every conceivable trick to make a quick buck. He cons people by slipping into different outfits and by assuming many guises. Julie, is ... See full summary »

Director: Sangeeth Sivan | Stars: Bobby Darling, Riteish Deshmukh, Avtar Gill, Vrajesh Hirjee

Votes: 1,672



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