The best Bollywood movies of all times!

Bollywood Movies- The best of best!

The opinions vary, the tastes differ. When it comes to the best of Bollywood movies, it depends; It depends on who you ask and in what mood they are! There are way too many VERY good movies out there. Here are some of the best ones:
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Sholay: Sholay needs no introduction. The dialogues, the story, the cast, the acting…everything is so refreshing. The story moves at its own natural pace. Sholay is the highest grossing film of all time in Indian cinema. When first released, the movie did not win any major awards from the film critics, but it has a cult like following. At the 50th Filmfare, it received the award as the Best Film of 50 Years. The mega cast includes Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri and Amjad Khan.

Pakeezah: This is another legendary movie from the 70s; with a larger than life appeal. Beautifully directed by Kamal Amrohi, this movie is a combination of good artistic tastes, lovely costumes, a fluid storyline, excellent settings and melodious music. The film is a story of a Lucknow tawaif (courtesan) played by actress Meena Kumari. Raaj Kumar and Ashok Kumar lead the cast. The evergreen and superb music comes from Ghulam Mohammed and Naushad.

Mother India:The first Indian movie to be nominated for Oscar, this is one of the highest ranked Hindi movies in the international film festivals, and for a reason. The cast of Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raj Kumar delivers a brilliant acting. Superb music and an evolving storyline are the hallmarks of this classic gem.

Mera Naam Joker: Raj Kapoor spent every penny he had on this movie, and it flopped during the first release – it was just too long with run time over 5 hours. The second release, the re-edited and compressed version, ended up as one of the most successful film of all times. This comic but sad story has something for audiences of all ages. The mega cast includes Raj Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Manoj Kumar, Rishi Kapoor and Dharmendra.

Mughal-e-Azam :This is one of the most expensive Hindi movies ever made of its times. It took more than 9 years to complete this feature. The star cast is ultimate; the dance sets are unparalleled for its time. Some of the famous dance sequences of Madhubala are filmed in the Shish Mahal -The Palace of Mirrors- in Lahore Shahi Qila.

Pyasa: The sad stories of Guru Dutt are hard to gulp, but the artistic and realistic values of its time are depicted so vividly in his movies. The music, the acting and the storyline of Pyasa…are all brilliant and leave a lasting impression. The movie has some of the best evergreen songs. If you like this kind of complicated sad stories with touching music, ‘kagaz ke phool’ is another great movie fro Guru Dutt.

Guide: This is another masterpieces of the Indian film industry. Based on the critically acclaimed novel, ‘The Guide’ by R. K. Narayan, this is a moving and memorable story. The acting from Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman is top-notch, as always. The melodious soundtrack is memorable highlight of this film

Deewaar:Directed by Yash Chopra, starring Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, Deewaar tells the story of two impoverished brothers; and their struggle to survive the streets of Bombay/Mumbai. It was one of the films which established ‘Big B’ as the “angry young man” of Bollywood.
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Hum Aapke Hai koun:This film with 14 songs is a great success story of modern days Bollywood. Starring Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit, the movie has a great combo of acting, direction and music – all in one.

Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge: Winner of all kinds of major Filmfare Awards, this romantic flick is one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time. Supported by the cast of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, the movie is a joy to watch.

Lagaan: Aamir Khan, the lead actor, produced this super-hit because no-one else was willing to put their money on the plot. Lagaan was nominated for the best foreign language film for the 2002 Academy Award. A R Rahman´s background score, combined with great acting and brilliant direction, the movie keeps you entertained for 4 hours 🙂 !

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha: Gadar is one of the biggest Box-office success in hindi Cinema. A great script, brilliant dialogues, remarkable acting and very entertaining…. Set in 1947, during the Partition of India, the film tells the story of a truck driver, Tara Singh (Sunny Deol), a Jatt Sikh, who falls in love with a Muslim girl, Sakina (Amisha Patel). The story of this film is loosely based on the real life of Boota Singh, a World War II soldier of the British Army who married a Muslim woman.

Now, what is on your list of the best Bollywood movies; or what should MUST be included here? I am sure I left out some good ones. 🙂 !

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  2. not to disrespect, but you should get the facts right. It was not deewar that established AB as angry young man, but it was zanzeer,…

  3. where is gadar. remember what gadar did to poor laagan at box office. forgot then remember. not only at box office it was winner but in great cinema also. great script greatest dialgoues ever performances in acting. great entertainer. what one wants from film every thing was there. according to me after 1 sholay 2 mugal-azam 3 gadar 4 mother india. but really bad but never mind gadar is a history in indian cinema after sholay nad mugal azam

  4. A fact that is not well known, I caught this the first time I saw the original movie in UK in 1985. Sholay is a copy of Sergio Leone’s masterpiece ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ starring Henry Fonda (Gabbar Singh) and Charles Bronson. The scene where Gabbar comes down the mountain and kills Sanjeev Kumar’s family is lifted frame by frame from Leone’s movie. Pay attention to the part where Sanjeev’s son/in-law is on the swing and it keeps swinging after he is shot.

    Except for the record box-office success there was nothing remarkable about Sholay, especially when you consider the plagiarism

  5. excellent list, but i would like to add just 1 more , guru dutt’s , masterpiece ” kagaz ke phool”.

  6. Totally agree on that Take on GADAR…Gadar redefined Box-office success in hindi Cinema History..It killed off some of the most anticiipated films Of that year most notably Lagan and Kabi Khusi Khabi Gham..Good job by ANIL SHARMA and the ever enigmatic Sunny deol as well as a career defining and delightful performnce by Amisha Patel(Sadly dis was d only best thing she eever did in her career)..

  7. Top 10 Bollywood Evergreen Movies

    1 Mr India

    2 mughal-e-azam

    3 Chandini

    4 Mother India

    5 DDLJ

    6 Nagina

    7 Sholay

    8 Himmatwala

    9 Karma

    10 Lagaan

  8. Maybe i’m not that good to tell which movie was the best, but i can tell you i’m a big fan of bollywood, i speak hindi too(thodi thodi bas) movies specially 90’s and now for sure. My list is here of indian’s best movies of all time(unsure but it’s just my point of view):
    -Maine pyaar kiya 1989
    -Jeet 1996
    -DDLJ 1995
    -Kaho naa pyaar hai 2000
    -Raja hindustani 1996
    -Deewani hai jawaani 2013
    -Pardes 1997
    -Ishq 1997
    -Koyla 1997
    -Hasee toh Phasee 2013
    -Mere brother ki dulhan 2011
    -R..Rajkumar 2013

  9. Kaho na pyar hai bollywood ki no best movies us jaisi fil na thi na hai na ayegi 102 Award guinise book of world record film

  10. My list: 1) Mother India (2) Mughal E Azam 3) Ganga Jamuna (4) Dewaar (5) Sholay. 6) DDLJ (7) Lagaan (8) Hum aapke hai kaun(9) Guide (10) Pyaasa

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