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The 100 Greatest Hindi Movies of All Time

by swarupbasak | created - 29 Mar 2013 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

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1. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Not Rated | 321 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 84,464

The Asian Godfather

2. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

PG | 224 min | Drama, Musical, Sport

84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 106,295 | Gross: $0.07M

3. Koshish (1972)

125 min | Drama

A speech and hearing-impaired couple persists through unforgiving obstacles to be accepted by society and live a life of dignity.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani, Seema Deo

Votes: 1,493

4. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 113,691 | Gross: $2.20M

5. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

A 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

Director: K. Asif | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Durga Khote

Votes: 7,432 | Gross: $0.16M

6. Sparsh (1980)

145 min | Drama, Romance

Anirudh Parmar is blind, but he does not let this impairment bind him down. He runs a school for the blind as a Principal. He meets with social worker, Kavita. Kavita is attracted to him, ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Sudha Chopra, Mohan Gokhale

Votes: 720

7. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 352,360 | Gross: $6.53M

8. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 173,581 | Gross: $1.22M

9. Pyaasa (1957)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha, Rehman

Votes: 5,693

10. Swades (2004)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama

A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Votes: 84,199 | Gross: $1.22M

11. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the fullest before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 31,467

12. A Wednesday (2008)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Sheirgill, Aamir Bashir

Votes: 74,516

The power of a Common man.

13. Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent General Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal

Votes: 3,224

14. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama

Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh, Ram Kapoor

Votes: 42,823 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Guide (1965)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

When mistaken to be a sage by some villagers, an ex-tour guide reflects on his past and lost love to search for spiritual wisdom to guide the villagers.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 7,545

16. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pawan Malhotra, Art Malik

Votes: 61,889 | Gross: $1.63M

17. Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 161,874 | Gross: $12.39M

18. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 13,356

19. Black Friday (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

A film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Pawan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastav, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 19,202 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Andhadhun (2018)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Music

A series of mysterious events change the life of a blind pianist, who must now report a crime that he should technically know nothing of.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, Radhika Apte, Anil Dhawan

Votes: 75,530 | Gross: $1.37M

21. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

131 min | Drama

In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Ratan Kumar, Murad

Votes: 1,817

22. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama

Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their friends gets engaged.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif

Votes: 69,222 | Gross: $3.11M

23. Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)

127 min | Drama, Thriller

One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Deepak Qazir, Amitabh Srivastava, Pankaj Kapur, S.M. Zaheer

Votes: 1,637

24. Haider (2014)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle, whom he suspects of playing a role in his father's fate.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon

Votes: 50,968 | Gross: $0.90M

25. Shahid (2012)

Not Rated | 129 min | Biography, Drama

The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Prabhleen Sandhu, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur

Votes: 15,458

26. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill, Rajesh Abhay, Hemendra Dandotiya

Votes: 33,706 | Gross: $0.04M

27. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta

Votes: 67,558 | Gross: $0.30M

28. Special 26 (2013)

Not Rated | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill

Votes: 51,676 | Gross: $1.08M

29. Queen (2013)

Not Rated | 146 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.

Director: Vikas Bahl | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho

Votes: 61,371 | Gross: $1.43M

30. Drishyam (2015)

Not Rated | 163 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor

Votes: 73,153 | Gross: $0.74M

31. Barfi! (2012)

Not Rated | 151 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 76,683 | Gross: $2.80M

32. Guru (2007)

Not Rated | 166 min | Drama

70 Metascore

A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhavan

Votes: 22,272 | Gross: $2.09M

33. Chhoti Si Baat (1976)

123 min | Comedy, Romance

A timid suitor seeks the help of a ruthless colonel to win the woman of his dreams when a bold young man begins to pursue her in this romantic comedy.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

Votes: 3,815

34. Chak De! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 75,051 | Gross: $1.11M

35. Sarfarosh (1999)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Drama

After his brother is killed and father severely injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.

Director: John Mathew Matthan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Sonali Bendre, Mukesh Rishi

Votes: 24,209

36. PK (2014)

Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Votes: 166,022 | Gross: $10.62M

37. Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Drama

After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Sinha | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan, Deepa Sahi

Votes: 1,312

38. Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 58,495 | Gross: $1.04M

39. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Heartrending story of the life lived in the back alleys and gutters of India. It is there that young Krishna must struggle to survive among the drug dealers, pimps, and prostitutes. In HD.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Anjaan, Amrit Patel, Murari Sharma

Votes: 8,749 | Gross: $2.08M

40. Black (2005)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel, Ayesha Kapoor

Votes: 33,628 | Gross: $0.73M

41. Awaara (1951)

193 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A poor young man named Raj joins a criminal gang to feed his mother. But when he falls in love with Rita, he decides to reform himself for her.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Prithviraj Kapoor, K.N. Singh

Votes: 3,747

42. Omkara (2006)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma

Votes: 19,433 | Gross: $0.79M

43. Arth (1982)

138 min | Drama, Romance

A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran

Votes: 1,287

44. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kareena Kapoor

Votes: 73,591 | Gross: $8.18M

45. Dev.D (2009)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama, Romance

After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 29,054 | Gross: $0.01M

46. Mother India (1957)

Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Musical, Family

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