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Top 10 bollywood movies of all time
Top 10 bollywood movies of all time
Bollywood is the name of mainstream Indian Hindi cinema. From the first movie "Raja Harishchandra" in 1913, it has produced thousands of movies in its history of almost 100 years. It annually produces more movies than any other film industries in the world. India have also got many regional cinema industries like tollywood in south India, Bengali cinema and Marathi film industries but when it comes to putting a name to Indian film industry then Bollywood is the name. Bollywood movies are not only watched in Indian subcontinent but also admired around the world. Its one of the highest viewed cinema in the world.
Although in its life span of around 100 years it have produced countless super blockbuster, I will list here Top 10 blockbuster of all times. The list below will take various factors in ranking these movies which will include quality, box office performances, subjects, viewership and critics reviews. There are possibilities that this list may differ from your own list, I will be more than happy to change my list if you can provide your rankings in the comment box below with the appropriate reasons. So here goes the list..
1. Sholay (1975)
This is probably one of the movie which is the safest bet to put into any one's all time favourite list. The film directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by G.P. Sippy became a new milestone in the Hindi film industry. Ironically when this was released in 1975, it didn't get critic's nod initially. It build up on the mouth to mouth reviews and soon it was a super duper hit. The power pack star cast comprising Amitabh Bachhan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, Sanjeev kumar and Amzad khan made this movie an all time blockbuster. The caracters like Jai, veeru, Thakur, Gabbar, Basanti casted a long time impression on everyone's mind. It was awarded the title of "Movie of millennium" by BBC.
2. Guide (1965)
Directed by Vijay Anand and produced and acted by Dev anand, this movie released in Feb 1965 and became one of the all time super hit and critically acclaimed movie of Indian Cinema. This movie is also known for having wonderful music and song composed by great S.D. Burman. Decorated by best acting performance from Dev Anand and Wahida Rehman along with the story from awarded novel 'The Guide' by R. K. Narayan, it received 7 filmfare awards.
3. Mother India (1957)
Released in 1957 starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rejendra Kumar and Raj kumar, it was one of the most critically acclaimed movie of that time. It was also nominated for the Oscar award for the best movie in foreign language. It is also often remembered for the brilliant act by Nargis who played the role of mother of Sunil Dutt. The pair went on to get married later.
4. Mughal-e-Azam (1960)
Released in 1960, this movie went to became a masterpiece of Indian Cinema. It was produced by K. Asif and it took more than 15 years to get completed. Starring great Dilip kumar, most beautiful Indian actress Madhubala and Prithivi Raj Kapoor, it went to become the most beautiful love story and royal drama in Indian film industry. The song 'Jab pyar kiya to darna kya' is one of the most loved song of Indian Cinema.
5. Dilwale Dulhaniyaa Le Jaayenge DDLJ (1995)
DDLJ released in 1995 also marked an era in Indian cinema when it started to look seriously one section of its viewer which was global Indian audience. Shot extensively in London and Europe this went to become the highest grosser at that time. It is still running non stop in one of the Mumbai theatre and broke the record of Sholay for most consecutive weeks run in any theatre. It also started the era of young director like Aditya chopra, Karan Johar and so on. Any list for all time favourite Hindi movie is incomplete without this movie in the list .