Rarely have we seen artists who have been able to use the medium of cinema to depict the real essence of their cultural values so well! Even more rarely have we seen film directors who tell a simple tale of regular families that have characters of unique shades, characters which are bound to touch human emotions universally. Hrishikesh Mukherjee is one such Bollywood film director who is known for his sheer genius and honesty, with which he narrated the story of endearing characters that live with their audiences for forever! His characters were often caught fighting dilemmas or going through life-changing journeys of their own. They raise questions or stir emotions that leave you to do a bit of soul-searching. So, here is a list of 15 best films (sadly, couldn’t fit all of his films here) of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, ranked!
15. Anupama (1966)
A woeful tale of a young woman whose mother dies while giving her birth, and whose father, not being able to cope with the pain of losing his wife, keeps her devoid of any fatherly love. This was one of the early movies of Hrishikesh Mukherjee where the story was pivoted around a female character. Sharmila Tagore got a Filmfare nomination for Best Actress for the portrayal of Uma, an introverted girl who has known less about love, let alone receive it. This story might not have stressed on many principles as done by the other works of this director, but one that is, the only way to overcome our own pain is to share it and to allow our love to heal it.