Today we bring you 20 of the most amazing and greatest Indian films that have made a remarkable mark on the Indian film industry!
1. Mother India (1957)
The film, which stars Nargis, Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar, was nominated for an Academy Award. You should know that so far only 3 Bollywood films have been nominated for this award. Known for its cultural and patriotic significance, the film is the classic Bollywood film ever made.
2. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
The film starring Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Prithviraj Kapoor was one of the most expensive films of the time. This love saga plays an important role in Hindi cinema.
3. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
This film based on the novel of the same name by Bengali writer Bimal Mitra was highly praised by the public and critics. This film was named in TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Movies of All Time.
4. Waqt (1965)
This family drama had a completely different storyline than other films from the 1960s. The film strip is one of the greatest Bollywood films of all time.
The film was directed by the talented Yash Chopra and starred Sunil Dutt, Shashi Kapoor and Balraj Sahni.
5. Guide (1965)
TIME magazine named the film as one of the “Best Bollywood Classics”. After the premiere of “Saint”, the career of the famous actor Deva Anand went up sharply.
The film was filmed in both English and Hindi, and the English version premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
6. Bobby (1973)
For the first time in Bollywood, this movie touched upon the theme of teenage love.
This debut film by Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia was highly acclaimed by both critics and audiences.
7. Garm Hawa (1973)
The film is dedicated to the period after the division of India into Pakistan and India. He identified many important events in the history of India, one of which was the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
8. Sholay (1975)
“Sholay” belongs to the list of iconic old Bollywood films. In addition to being one of the most profitable films in the history of Indian cinema, Revenge and the Law has been shown in theaters for five years!
9. Aandhi (1975)
The drama, allegedly based on the life of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, “The Thunderstorm” received praise not only for its daring and captivating plot, but also for the best role of Suchitra Sen in his career.
10. Golmaal (1979)
This light-hearted comedy is still well known. Viewers love this film for its gripping script and plot intricacies.
11. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
This is a black satire on rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, media and business.
The film has a star-studded cast of Nasiraddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapoor, Satish Shah, Satish Koshik, Bhakti Barv and Nina Gupta.
12. Masoom (1983)
The adaptation of Eric Segal’s novel “Man, Woman and Child” became Shekhar Kapoor’s debut film. The film received many awards and became one of the best films of its time.
13. Saraansh (1984)
Mahesh Bhatt’s film is another iconic Bollywood film. Anupam Kher and Rohini Khattangadi played the leading roles.
14. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
The film is a contemporary Indian version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
After such a debut, young actors Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla immediately became heroes.
15. Bandit Queen (1994)
The Bandit Queen is an important and one of the most controversial films in Shekhar Kapoor’s career. The film is based on the biography of Phulan Devi, an Indian woman politician who originally led the gang.
16. Hum Aapke Hai Koun …! (1994)
A melodrama filmed in Bollywood and released in India in 1994. The most successful film of the 90s in India, classified as All Time Blockbuster and is the second highest box office in the history of Indian cinema, behind only Revenge and the Law (Sholay, 1975)
17. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
The Untrained Bride won 10 Filmfare Awards (a record for the time) and the Indian National Film Awards, and became the highest grossing film of the year and one of the most successful Bollywood films, grossing US $ 19 million worldwide and receiving blockbuster status on at all times. “
The film was shown in theaters for over 1000 weeks (almost 20 years), the last screening took place on February 19, 2015 .
18. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
This is the first film written and directed by Farhan Akhtar. In 2001, the film won the National Film Award for Best Hindi Feature Film. Since its release, the film has become a cult classic.
19. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Directed by Ashutosh Govarikar. This epic sports drama has not only won worldwide accolades, but also 44 cinematic awards. Third Indian film in history to be shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
20. Swades (2004)
The first and only Indian film to be honored to be filmed at the NASA Research Center. The plot of the film “Homecoming” is based on the real story of an Indian. It is now considered a cult classic of Hindi cinema.