Movies are every Indians weak point. We EAT Movie, SLEEP Movie, DRINK Movie.
We people are so passionate about movies that we worship actors/actresses as GOD. In some parts of India there are temples devoted to movie stars like Karunanidhi Temple In Vellore, Tamil Nadu ; Kushboo Temple In Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu ; Mamata Kulkarni Temple In Nellore, AP ; M. G. Ramachandran Temple In Nathamedu, Tamil Nadu ; Amitabh Bachchan Temple In Calcutta, West Bengal ; Nagma Temple In Tamil Nadu ; Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao temple in Chittoor, AP ; Namitha Temple In Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu ; Pawan Kalyan Temple In Srikakulam, AP ; Rajinikanth Temple In Kolar, Karnataka .
I am also a Hindi movies lover. I liked to watch all types of movies like action, comedy, romantic, adventure, musical, drama, historical, horror. Watching movies is like revitalizing which allows you to relax, disconnect and have a good time.
Following are my all time top 10 favorite movies…
#1. Sholay (1975)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Cast: Amitabh Bachhan, Dharmendra, Ajmad Khan, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bachhan
“Basanti… In kuttonke samne mat nachna…!!” The world famous dialog came from this most epic movie. Almost each character of this movie has remained forever in the mind of the audience. Not only characters but the dialogs were also famous and they are famous till date.The film written by Salim-Javed, is produced by Gopal Das Sippy and directed by his son Ramesh Sippy.
Its story centers on two criminals named Jay (Amitabh Bachhan) and Veeru (Dharmendra), whom Thakur Baldev Singh (Sanjeevkumar), a former police officer, brings to his village to take revenge on the robber Gabbar Singh (Ajmad Khan). Sholay is considered as one of the best movies of India.
#2. Mughal e azam (1960)
Cast: Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Prithviraj Kapoor, Nigar Sultana, Durga Khote, Ajit khan, Jilio, Tabassum
Mughal-e-azam is a Hindi language film released on 5 august 1960. The film is one of the most successful films in Hindi cinema history. It is remembered even today for K. Asif’s brilliant direction, magnificent sets, and excellent music.
The film portrays the story of love between Akbar’s son Shahzada Salim (Dilip Kumar) and a court cousin Nadira(Madhubala). Nadira is given the title of Anarkali by Akbar. It is shown in the film that Salim and Anarkali slowly fall in love and Akbar is unhappy with it. Anarkali is locked in prison. Salim tries unsuccessfully to free Anarkali. Akbar releases Anarkali after some time. Salim wants to marry Anarkali, but Akbar does not allow it.
Salim declares rebellion. Akbar and Salim’s armies battle and Salim is captured. Salim is sentenced to death for the rebellion, but at the last moment, a servant of Akbar, seeing Anarkali, gives the cannon mouth. After this, Akbar gives Anarkali an unconscious feather that is supposed to make Salim unconscious by applying Anarkali in his hijab. Anarkali does this. Salim is told that Anarkali has been thrown into the wall, but in fact the same night Anarkali and her mother are sent out of the kingdom. There are more twists and turns in this love story but for that you have to watch the movie.
#3. Mother India (1957)
Director: Mahboob Khan
Cast: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Balraj Sahni, Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kumar, Kanheiya Laal, Kumkum
Mother India is a 1956 Indian film written and directed by Mehboob Khan. The fil is a remake of Mahila. The film is a remake of Mahila (1980) produced by Mehboob Khan.
This is a story of Radha, a woman living in a poverty-stricken village, who, after facing many difficulties, tries to take care of her children and avoid the evil vassal. Despite her hard work and dedication, she sets a goddess like example and establishes the definition of Indian woman and still kills her goose son for good in the end. She puts post-independence India in front of everyone.
The film is counted among the biggest box office hit Indian films ever made and India’s best film till date. It was awarded the National Film Award for the third best feature film in 1958. Mother India, along with Qismat(1943), Mughal-E-Azam(1980) and Sholay(1985) are among select films that people still love to watch and it sits in the category of hindi culture films. The film was the first film sent to the Academy awards.
#4. Dil wale dulhaniya le jayege (DDLJ) (1995)
Director: Aditya Chopra
Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Karan Johar, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Satish Shah, Himani Shivpuri
You can watch this movie on youtube.com by paying rent.
“Badi badi deshonmein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rahti hai…!!!” The most popular dialogue in India comes from this film which is also known as DDLJ. The film holds the record for highest running names. It lasted for more than thirteen years at the Maratha Mandir (theatre) in Mumbai. In March 2009, is set a record of running 700 weeks at the Maratha temple in Mumbai, before this record was in the name of Sholay, which ran in the same theatre for about five and a half years.
The film earned Rs. 58 crore in India, while it earned Rs. 17.5 crore abroad. Indiatimes Movies magazine included it in India’s 25 must see films. It is included in 1000 movies of the world, which must be watched before dying. Only two Hindi films are included in the list.
Film is based on the love story of Raj(Shah Rukh Khan) and Simaran(kajol). They met on a Europe trip and fell in love. But Simran’s marriage was already fixed by her father(AmrishPuri). So, the film is about how raj came to Simran’s home to convince her father and how he won the hearts of everyone. To know this, you must watch the movie.
#5. Pyasa (1957)
Director: Guru Dutt
Cast: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rahman, Johny Walker, Kumkum, Leela Mishra, Mony Chatargy
Pyasa is a 1957 Indian Film directed, produced and played by Guru Dutt. The film has a struggling poet story called Vijay who wants to publish his work in independent India. The music of the Film is given by R.D. Barman.
Vijay (Guru Dutt) is an unsuccessful poet whose work is not taken seriously by the publisher or his brother(who sells his poems in useless papers). He is unable to hear the taunts of being useless and stays outside the house and roams the streets. He meets a good-hearted prostitute named Gulabo (Waheeda Rahman) who is enamored with her poems and begins to love her.
He meets his ex—college girlfriend Meena (Mala Sinha) and learns that she marries a big publisher, Mr.Ghosh(Rahman), for financial security. Ghosh hires him to know more about his wife Meena….. no… no... If you want to know the further story then go to shop, buy the movie cd and watch it by yourself!!
#6. Deewar (1975)
Director: Yash Chopra
Cast: Amitabh Bacchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Nitu Singh, Parwin Bobby, Iftikhar
Deewar is a 1975 Hindi Language Film. Deewar produced by Yash Chopra is one of the most successful films of Hindi cinema, which established Amitabh in the title of “Angry Young Man”. The film took Amitabh’s career to new heights. The story of the film is said to be based on the life of underworld don Haji Mastan and Amitabh Bachhan has played the same character. The story of the film is the story of two of two brothers who, in childhood, face atrocities on themselves and their families, choosing two different paths in life, which create a wall (Deewar) between the two.
#7. Lagaan (2001)
Director: Ashutosh Govarikar
Cast: Amir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne, Rajesh Vivek, Raghubir Yadav, Suhasini Mulay, Kalbhushan Kharbanda
If you really want to know why Amir Khan is known as the “Mr. Perfectionist” then I highly recommend you to watch this movie. The film is the story of British Raj of Queen Victoria’s harsh Lagaan/rent on a drought stricken village farmer. When the farmers demand the reduction of revenue, then the British officer makes a proposal.
If they were persecuted by the villagers in the game of Cricket, then the Lagaan will be stopped.Lagaan is the part of money which is supposed to be given to British Government as rent which was a one of the very bad rules made by British Rulers on Indians. How villagers went through problems, after accepting the challenge from British rulers, is shown in the film.
#8. 3 idiots (2009)
Director: Raajkumar Hirani
Cast: Amir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhwan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya
In many countries, Education System is very poor in terms of proper skill development. They only teach the syllabus and don’t focus on how it should be taught to students. The story of Film is based on the Famous English novel “Five Point Someone” by English novelist Chetan Bhagat. Amir Khan has played the main role whereas R. Madhwan and Sharman Joshi played supporting roles.
The story is based on the career of these three idiots. How is teaching done in Engineering colleges and how Amir Khan changed the way of learning in his extraordinary principals is shown in this movie. I highly recommend you to watch this movie to change the way of your learning.
#9. Anand (1971)
Director: Hrishikesh Mukharjee
Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachhan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, Lalita Pawar, Dara Singh
The movie tells us how to live life and never lose hope in critical situations we have to enjoy each and every moment. Anand (Rajesh Khanna) was living life to the fullest despite knowing he was suffering from cancer. He came to Mumbai to enjoy his last days where he met Bhaskar(Amitabh Bachhan) who was living a very unhappy life.
Anand came in Bhaskar’s life and taught him how to live happily despite of the all the problems and changed Bhaskar's life thoroughly. he came like a god angel for BhaskarAfter spreading happiness everywhere around him and changing the lives of many, anand, as destined, leaves them all, this inspires Bhaskar to write a book on his life.
#10. Swades (2004)
Director: Ashutosh Govarikar
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Makrand Deshpande, Daya Shankar Pandey, Farrokh Jaffer
You can watch this movie on youtube.com by paying rent.
Swades is a 2004 Hindi-language theatrical film, written, directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker. It is based on the true story of a non-resident Indian (NRI) who returns to his motherland.
Mohan Bhargava is a non-resident Indian who lives in the US like thousands of other non-resident Indians and works as a project manager at NASA. Years ago he was orphaned and was looked after by a midwife who he considers as a mother. Suddenly he misses them and comes to take them to America. But she refuses to go because it is a snow person to join her water.
Mohan is confronted with the troubles of the village and also finds a solution to the electricity problem and makes it tangible. During all this he also gets a childhood companion Gayatri, which makes him fall in love. He then moves back to the US with NASA work. But he does not feel like working there and he leaves his job in NASA and comes to his village and settles here.
It was very difficult for me to pick only 10 movies from my favorite list. These movies might not be critically best but those movies ensure complete entertainment. Entertainment was the basic constraint while selecting top 10 movies.
Your comments are welcome. You can also send me your top 10 favorite hindi movies list.
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