I love Bollywood……………
With the first silent feature film made in India Raja Harishchandra, Indian cinema came into existence. The first major commercial movie with sound was Alam-Ara. With its success, it was clear that there is huge market for music and talkies.
Bollywood with the Golden Age of the Hindi cinema, different movies that showcased social messages, urban life, mythology and ancient epic stories came into existence. As the time passed modern cinema came in, with colored movies, new subjects and with actors like Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Dhermendra and actress like Asha Parekh, Mumtaz, Sharmila Tagore and many more.
Here are some of the best Bollywood movies of all time that one must see in their life time:
Mughal –e- Azam (1960)
‘Mughal-e-Azam’ is one of the most expensive movies of its time. It showcased the love story of Salim and Anarkali. It had Dilip kumar as Mughal prince Salim, Prithvi Raj Kapoor as King Akbar and gorgeous Madhubala as courtesan Anarkali. According to poll conducted in 2013 by British Asian weekly newspaper Mughal-e – Azam is rated as the greatest Bollywood movie of all time.
Mother India (1957)
‘Mother India’, one of the epic timeless movies. It was one of the greatest movies made in the country, showcasing the story of a mother and her two sons out of which one turns rebel to settle scores. It has actors like Nargis as Mother, Rajendra Kumar as elder son and Sunil Dutt as rebellious younger son. This movie was India’s first submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and had won Filmfare Award for Best Film.
‘Anand’ was the movie that showcased the story of a lively person suffering from a fatal disease. This was the moviesthat had proved Rajesh Khanna as India’s first superstar. Both the actors Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan had played their roles to perfection. This movie has won National Award for Best feature Film and other Filmfare awards.
‘Sholay’ is one of the most successful movies of Indian cinema. This movie had borke all the box office records and any time you see it’s still as entertaining as it was at the time of its release. It was a multi stared movie with actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan Hema Malini and Jaya Bhaduri. This movie has been ranked first in the British Film Institute in 2002. It has been awarded as Best Film of 50 years by the Filmfare awards.
Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
A movie that gave us another super star name Shah Rukh Khan that is ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’. Again a love story that starts in Europe and ends in desi land India. After breaking box office records, it was the longest running movie after sholay. It has actors like Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher and Farida Jalal. This movie has got National Award for Best Popular Film.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ is one of the movies that have showcased exclusively theatrical acting. With all its silliness and implausible plot, this movie had actors like Naseerudin Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapoor, Shatish Shah, Neena Gupta and many other stars.
This movie has the story of a village, which united against British rule to Play cricket and achieve freedom from paying tax. This is one of the movies that had re-introduced Indian cinema to the West. Lagaan was the second movie nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film after Mother India.
Satya was a movie directed by Ram Gopal Varma based on crime. It was the first Gangster movie made. This movie had actors like Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpai, Govind Namdev, Paresh Rawal, Saurabh Shukla and Shefali Shah. This movie has won four Star Screen Awards and six Filmfare Awards.
Black a movie that every Indian must be proud of. This movie was based the true life story of Helen Keller, who further graduates into the relationship of a deaf, blind and mute girl with her teacher. This movie had Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee as its cast. This movie had won Filmfare Award for Best Film.
‘Kahaani’ is one of the suspense Indian movies based on a pregnant woman searching for her missing husband in Kolkata. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh this movie had actors like Vidya Balan who played her role with pride and power, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Parambrata Chatterjee. This movie has won three National Awards and five Filmfare Awards.