With National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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79 Metascore

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Votes: 202,733 | Gross: $52.77M

2. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

8.1
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84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 90,002 | Gross: $0.07M

3. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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: 41,146 | Gross: $4.23M

4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

Not Rated | 210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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After marrying a poor woman, rich Rahul is disowned by his father and moves to London to build a new life. Years later, his now grown up little brother Rohan embarks on a mission to bring Rahul back home and reunite the family again.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan

Votes: 38,550 | Gross: $2.90M

5. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 7,596 | Gross: $2.08M

6. Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain (2018)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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Angrezi Mein Kehte Hein is a family drama and explores changing relationships between a middle aged couple. Its about the realization that sometimes just loving someone is not enough and expressing that love is equally important.

Director: Harish Vyas | Stars: Shivani Raghuvanshi, Anshuman Jha, Ekavali Khanna, Sanjay Mishra

Votes: 730

7. Khamosh (1985)

101 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar, Sudhir Mishra, Soni Razdan

Votes: 793

8. Beyond the Known World (2017)

102 min | Drama

6.4
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Recently divorced Carl and Julie are not on good terms. When their 19-year-old daughter goes missing in India, they must journey into the Himalayas in search for her.

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, David Wenham, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Sia Trokenheim

Votes: 96

9. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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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: 11,022

10. Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (2013)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Umber Singh is a Sikh who loses everything during the separation of India in 1947 and is forced to leave his homeland. He obsessively wishes for a male heir. When his fourth daughter is born, he decides to wage a fight against destiny.

Director: Anup Singh | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal

Votes: 704

11. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)

TV-14 | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Ashutosh Acharya, Shahzad Ahmad

Votes: 15,571

12. Tasher Desh (2012)

112 min | Fantasy

5.8
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The story of a prince who escapes his destiny, the prison of his mind. He lands on a fascist island and incites women to revolt. A psychedelic fantasy about destiny and humanity, social control and Utopian revolution.

Director: Qaushiq Mukherjee | Stars: Anubrata Basu, Joyraj Bhattacharya, Soumyak Kanti DeBiswas, Sayani Gupta

Votes: 305

13. Rudaali (1993)

128 min | Drama

7.2
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In a small village in Rajasthan, India, a woman named Shanichari was born - so named, as shortly after her birth her father died; & her mother, Peewli, ran away with a rich lover, the owner... See full summary »

Director: Kalpana Lajmi | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Babbar, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 399

14. Ardh Satya (1983)

130 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Votes: 1,356

15. Mirch Masala (1987)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confident woman whose ... See full summary »

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Ratna Pathak Shah

Votes: 948

16. Saath Saath (1982)

Drama

7.1
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Avinash, an M.A. student, is an idealistic young man with socialist views and stern principles. He is not affected by materialistic nature of his generation and strongly opposes acquiring ... See full summary »

Director: Raman Kumar | Stars: Deepti Naval, Farooq Shaikh, Satish Shah, Iftekhar

Votes: 168

17. Makdee (2002)

90 min | Fantasy

7.4
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In a small North Indian village, Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts, and any person who goes inside is turned into an animal. In... See full summary »

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Shweta Prasad, Makrand Deshpande, Aalaap Majgavkar

Votes: 1,413

18. Maya (1993)

130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.7
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A frustrated housewife whose marriage to an average man does not meet her expectations enters into an affair with a younger man. Of course, there are no easy escapes from reality.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Deepa Sahi, Farooq Shaikh, Raj Babbar, Shah Rukh Khan

Votes: 1,882

19. Chauranga (2014)

88 min | Drama

6.6
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A fourteen year old Dalit (lower caste) boy in rural India is killed for writing a love letter.

Director: Bikas Ranjan Mishra | Stars: Sanjay Suri, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Riddhi Sen, Soham Maitra

Votes: 276

20. Adi Shankaracharya (1983)

Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The first and only Indian movie to be made in Sanskrit. The movie follows the life and times of Sankara - the founder of the non-duality (Advaita) school of Indian philosophy.

Director: G.V. Iyer | Stars: Sarvadaman D. Banerjee, M.V. Narayana Rao, Manjunath Bhatt, Leela Narayana Rao

Votes: 191

21. Raghu Romeo (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

7.0
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An employee (Vijay Raaz) at a strip club kidnaps his favorite actress (Maria Goretti) to protect her from mob hit men.

Director: Rajat Kapoor | Stars: Vijay Raaz, Sadiya Siddiqui, Saurabh Shukla, Maria Goretti

Votes: 570

22. Sunrise (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Before sunrise, Joshi must catch the elusive figure that destroys the lives of children.

Director: Partho Sen-Gupta | Stars: Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Gulnaaz Ansari, Komal Gupta

Votes: 236 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Sasanam (2006)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

6.2
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Muthiah (Arvind Swamy) and his wife Visalakshi (Gouthami) are a loving couple, and they come across Saroji (Ranjitha) who with no one to go for, takes refuge in Muthiah's house. Muthiah and... See full summary »

Director: J. Mahendran | Stars: Gautami, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 13

24. Stri (1995)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.8
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A chance encounter on the boat! Rangi and Paddalu wheedle their way onto the boat much against the boatman's wishes. The next morning it is discovered that Paddalu has made away with the ... See full summary »

Directors: K. Madhavan, K.S. Sethumadhavan | Stars: Bachori, Gopalaraju, P.L. Narayanan, Bheemeswara Rao

Votes: 19

25. Ghare-Baire (1984)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.7
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When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Gopa Aich

Votes: 931

26. Droh Kaal (1994)

162 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Mita Vasisht, Annu Kapoor

Votes: 320

27. The Good Road (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.3
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A family on vacation lose their son. A truck driver's last ride. A girl chasing hope. This is a life affirming journey, across a local highway, and into the heart of an unseen India, where acts of great compassion are shown to strangers.

Director: Gyan Correa | Stars: Ajay Gehi, Sonali Kulkarni, Shamji Dhana Kerasia, Priyank Upadhyay

Votes: 508

28. Everybody Says I'm Fine! (2001)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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50 Metascore

A hair stylist, who can read the minds of those whose hair he cuts, decides to act on his gathered information.

Director: Rahul Bose | Stars: Rehaan Engineer, Koel Purie, Rahul Bose, Pooja Bhatt

Votes: 313

29. Adigaram 79 (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action

5.9
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An amnesiac and a notorious assassin once shared their childhood, and the knowledge of an ancient Indian martial art. When they happen to become confronting forces, what is at stake is much... See full summary »

Director: Vinod Veera | Stars: Vani Kannan, Naresh Madiki, Pramod, Vinitha

Votes: 14

30. Island City (2015)

108 min | Drama

6.7
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A collection of three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office 'Fun Committee Award', which entitles him to a whole day full of ... See full summary »

Director: Ruchika Oberoi | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Amruta Subhash, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal

Votes: 275

31. Manjunath (2014)

130 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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'Manjunath' is a warm inspirational film based on the true story of Manjunath Shanmugam, a sales officer from a petroleum company who was killed by the oil mafia in 2005 for his stand against fuel adulteration.

Director: Sandeep A. Varma | Stars: Anjori Alagh, Karan Ashar, Aarun D. Baliean, Asif Basra

Votes: 456

32. Train to Pakistan (1998)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Seen from the eyes of Hukum Chand the District Magistrate it is an account of the turmoil faced by the inhabitants of village Mano Majra in Punjab on the Indo-Pak border during the period of partition after India attained independence.

Director: Pamela Rooks | Stars: Mohan Agashe, Nirmal Pandey, Rajit Kapoor, Smriti Mishra

Votes: 216

33. Triyacharitra (1994)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.9
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A daughter of poor parents was engaged to a man when she was 13. The man is away working in Calcutta. In the meanwhile, she befriends a truck-driver who promises her parents a huge amount ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Rajeshwari Sachdev, S.M. Zaheer, Mansi Upadhyay, Deepak Qazir

Votes: 48

34. The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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On a lazy afternoon, a man shares his memories of a storyteller friend who once narrated a convoluted love story with intertwined plots. As these plots unravel, reality mixes with fiction.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Rajit Kapoor, Raghuvir Yadav, Siraj Ahmed, Rakesh Dhar

Votes: 599

35. The Last Poem (2015)

119 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The film recounts the love story of Amit Ray, a barrister educated at Oxford, whose virulent intellectualism reveals itself in its opposition to all forms of tradition. He meets Labanya in ... See full summary »

Director: Suman Mukhopadhyay | Stars: Rahul Bose, Swastika Mukherjee, Konkona Sen Sharma

Votes: 28

36. Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001)

Drama

5.7
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The Saikias are a wealthy family, consisting of father, mother, and two unmarried sons, Sanjoy and Sunil. Sanjoy is the elder of the two, who refuses to marry, and the rest of the family ... See full summary »

Director: Kalpana Lajmi | Stars: Raveena Tandon, Sayaji Shinde, Sanjay Suri, Raima Sen

Votes: 74

37. Woh Chokri (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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Tunu lives and spends her time at the Howrah Railway Station, searching desperately for her father Dinesh Roy, a small-time politician. He abandoned her and her mother, Geeta, who is now a bootlegger and prostitute in order to survive.

Director: Subhankar Ghosh | Stars: Pallavi Joshi, Neena Gupta, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri

Votes: 62

38. Seducing Maarya (2000)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Vijay Chatterjee was born in British India, and his dad was a freedom fighter. Unable to handle the riots between Hindus and Muslims in the late 40s, the Chatterjees first immigrated to ... See full summary »

Director: Hunt Hoe | Stars: Nandana Sen, Cas Anvar, Vijay Mehta, Ryan Hollyman

Votes: 135

39. Shyamol Chhaya (2004)

110 min | Drama

8.5
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Twelve people are passengers on board.The boatmen are taking them to safety, far away from the fierce clutches of war. All the people on board are devastated by the horrors of war. As the story advances, different events unravel.

Director: Humayun Ahmed | Stars: Meher Afroz Shaon, Riaz, Swadhin Khosru, Ahmed Rubel

Votes: 1,368

40. Hero Hiralal (1988)

Not Rated | 146 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Hyderabadi Hiralal, who is also referred to as 'Hero' due to his obsession with Bollywood movies, drives an auto-rickshaw and often gets into fisticuffs. Things change when he meets with ... See full summary »

Directors: Ketan Mehta, V.N. Menon | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjana Kapoor, Deepa Sahi, Kiran Kumar

Votes: 230

41. Gaman (1978)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

7.1
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In order to improve their lifestyle, Lucknow based Ghulam Hussain decides to re-locate to Bombay, leaving his ailing mother and wife, Khairun, behind. He arrives in Bombay, and looks up his... See full summary »

Director: Muzaffar Ali | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil, Gita Siddharth, Jalal Agha

Votes: 119

42. Om Dar-B-Dar (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.3
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A carefully constructed nonsense about a teenage boy named Om in a small Indian village.

Director: Kamal Swaroop | Stars: Gopi Desai, Manish Gupta, Anita Kanwar, Aditya Lakhia

Votes: 262

43. Shaheed Uddham Singh: Alais Ram Mohammad Singh Azad (2000)

Biography, Drama, Musical

7.1
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Udham Singh was born and brought in a Sikh family in Punjab, India, during the time when the British ruled India. Enraged at the massacre of over 2000 men, women, and children at the hands ... See full summary »

Director: Chitraarth | Stars: Raj Babbar, Gurdas Maan, Shatrughan Sinha, Amrish Puri

Votes: 143

44. Marhi Da Deeva (1989)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.6
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Dalit Jagseer Singh's troubles do not seem to end in this poignant portrayal of life in a small village of Punjab in newly independent India.

Director: Surinder Singh | Stars: Raj Babbar, Deepti Naval, Parikshat Sahni, Pankaj Kapur

Votes: 56

45. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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A tapori's dream to become a bigshot, but after the reality-check; dose of education opened his eyes and he begins to question his own existence.

Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza | Stars: Pavan Malhotra, Makrand Deshpande, Ashutosh Gowariker, Rajendra Gupta

Votes: 322

46. Ganashatru (1989)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.3
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In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's temple waters are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the holy attraction for tourist dollars, his warnings go unheeded.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Ruma Guha Thakurta

Votes: 761

47. Namumkin (1988)

Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Raj Babbar, Vinod Mehra, Zeenat Aman, Sanjeev Kumar

Votes: 33

48. Split Wide Open (1999)

Unrated | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A search for a lost street girl in midst of exposés of modern sexual behaviour in Bombay and a water mafia in the city, this is a real 'split wide open' of the Indian glamour capital.

Director: Dev Benegal | Stars: Rahul Bose, Laila Rouass, Shivaji Satam, Farida Haider Mulla

Votes: 211

49. Party (1984)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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A planned social gathering is held to commemorate Divakar Barve for the award he receive pertaining his contributions to Indian Arts and films. The social event is greeted by some important... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Deepa Sahi, Ila Arun, Raju Barot, Mohan Bhandari

Votes: 185

50. The Village Had No Walls (1995)

124 min | Adventure, Drama

8.5
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A young man takes a journey on a cart through jungles to reach the small hamlet of Bangarwadi, inhabited by a few shepherds, peasants and some members of a criminal tribe known as the ... See full summary »

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Sushama Deshpande, Chandrakant Kulkarni, Upendra Limaye, Nandu Madhav

Votes: 42


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