10 MOVIES THAT “DEFINED” BOLLYWWOD

Today , bollywood is dominated by the crore club; 100, 200, 300 and the latest addition by Chennai Express – 500Crore Club. Bollywood was not so since its inception. Many movies were made such that they left an impression on the audiences, movies that no matter how many times we see, we find something new and good. Here is a list of 10 of the best movies of bollywood. If you think, some more can find a place, leave a comment.

 

 

  1. MUGHAL-E-AZAM

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USP:               One of the most expensive films of Hindi cinema.

Director:         K Asif,

Star Power:    Dilip Kumar, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Madhubala

About:            An eternal love of Mughal prince Salim and courtesan Anarkali. Prithviraj Kapoor, who played the legendary role of King Akbar, immortalized the character on celluloid.

 

 

  1. ANAND 

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USP:               The biggest Tear Jerker

Director:         Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Star Power:    Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan

About:            The film was a story of a lively person suffering with a fatal disease, who passes every single moment cheerfully and brings smile on every face. Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan played their roles to such perfection.

 

  1. SHOLAY

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USP:               The most successful movies in the history of Indian cinema.

Director:         Ramesh Sippy

Star Power:    Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan

About:            The impact of the movie was such that every single character of the movie is remembered till date and for the first time in the history of Indian cinema; people loved the legendary villain Gabbar Singh.

  

  1. MASOOM

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USP:               The sensitive portrayal of illicit affair and illegitimate child.

Director:         Shekhar Kapur

Star Power:    Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, and Jugal Hansraj (as a child artist)

About:            A cinematic gem that touched every heart, kudos to handling of a sensitive subject. The film is winner of many awards for its actors as well as its timeless music- Gulzar (lyrics, screenplay, and dialogues), and R D Burman (music director).

 

  1. DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE

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USP:               Brought back the era of love story .

Director:         Aditya Chopra

Star Power:    ShahRukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher

About:            The film introduced Indian audiences to the scenic beauty of Europe and desi land. After smashing many records at the box office, the film became the longest running film in Indian theatres after Sholay, with Maratha Mandir running it for 20 Years.

 

  1. JAANE BHI DO YAARO

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USP:               Eternal Dialogs and Scenes.

Director:         Kundan Shah

Star Power:    Naseerudin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri, Satish Shah

About:            with all its silliness, implausible plot and excessively theatrical acting, was an absurd take on the builder-administrative mafia, which is still relevant. Two bumbling jobless photographers are given an assignment by the hard-boiled editor of a newspaper whose sole goal is to catch the erring on the wrong foot.

 

7.   GOLMAAL

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USP:               The awesome humor element

Director:         Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Star Power:    Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt

About:            In few words, it is a brilliantly directed and intelligently edited masterpiece. Simply put, the movie is one of the key representatives of Indian comedy for rest of the world.

 

 

  1. LAGAAN

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USP:               Voted for an Oscar Top Five

Director:         Ashutosh Gowariker

Star Power:    Amir Khan, Gracy Singh (If, you remember)

About:            Lagaan was based on the story of a village that united against the British rule to play cricket and achieve freedom from paying tax. One of the movies that re-introduced Indian cinema to the west.

 

  1. DAMINI

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USP:               Dialogs, Plot, Acting, Direction.

Director:         Raj Kumar Santoshi

Star Power:    Sunny Deol, Meenakshi, Amrish Puri

About:            The tale of a small time stage dancer’s struggle and fight for a poor rape victim. The issues of domestic violence, raping a minor, judicial system were very well reviewed and presented in the movie.

 

  1. KAHAANI

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USP:               Powerpacked performance, Plot  & Climax

Director:         Sujoy Ghosh

Star Power:    Vidya Balan

About:            Living out of a suitcase, amongst strangers, she takes on the soul of Kolkata. Her performance leaves you in. It slams home a shock value that a thriller rightly demands. The story totally grips you and leaves you at a dramatic high.

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