10 Best Bollywood Movies

Saturday, February 5 by Erin Kilgour

The Hindi version of Hollywood has produced tons of films, and presented in this list is the 10 best Bollywood movies. After over a century since the first movie was released, there are a lot more to expect. But at this time, content yourself with these best movies yet.

  1. "Sholay" Released in 1975, this movie from the 10 best Bollywood movies that is considered a classic hit in the world of Hindi films. It tells the story of two criminals who were hired to capture Gabbar Singh, a ruthless dacoit. With an incredible story coupled with an impeccable cast, this is truly a great film that isa must-watch.
  2. "Mother India" This is India’s first submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was one of the five nominations. It stars Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rejendra Kumar and Raj Kumar, with all of them showing reat potential on screen. When it was released in 1957, it became one of the most critically acclaimed movies at that time.
  3. "Mughal-e-Azam" Taking almost 15 years to be completed, this movie is indeed one of the best from Bollywood. The incredible cast includes Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Prithviraj Kapuoor. This is a love story and a royal drama that is one of the best in the Indian film industry. A color version of the movie was released in 2004.
  4. "Guide" With the wonderful music that was composed by S.D. Burman included in this movie, one will surely love watching it. Add to that the brilliant acting performances of Dev Anand and Wahida Rehman and the beautiful story, it is indeed a film that belongs to the 10 best Bollywood movies.
  5. "Dilwale Dulhaniyaa Le Jaayenge" This is one of the first Bollywood movies that targeted a global audience, not just the local Indian fans. It was shot in London and Europe, a romantic comedy that is a favorite among Hindis since the day it was released. Together with ‘Mother India,’ this film is included in the list of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
  6. "Lagaan" This movie was released in 2001, that is about cricket, the nation’s biggest obsession during the pre-independence era and the situation of the people during that time. This movie is a recipient of several awards, and was even nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
  7. "Awaara" This movie is about the life of Raj, a young boy who lives a life of poverty because he was estranged from his father who is a judge in their area. The story tells how he lived his life because of that, and what happened to Rita, his loved one. This movie was nominated for the Grand Prize during the Cannes Film Festival in 1953.
  8. "Deewar" One of the most successful films of Amitabh Bachhan is also included in the 10 best Bollywood movies. Released in 1975, the story revolves around the lives of a mother and his two sons, one a cop and the other one a smuggler. It became the best movie of that year, earning seven Filmfare awards.
  9. "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun" This movie is not just remembered because of its beautiful story but also because of its music. It is a family drama that is a remake of the movie ‘Nadiyaa Ke Paar,’ but was improved, making it more popular.
  10. "Border" This is one of Bollywood’s best war epic movies that retells what happened in the Battle of Longewala. This was during the India-Pakistan war in 1971.
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