Though there are movies that stand out and invoke respect by the sheer quality of film-making, there are others which enjoy tremendous fan-following even years after their release. All in all, we had plenty on our plate to chose from. And to choose right, we looked at the complete panorama surrounding the Bollywood movies: from global recognition the film received to even their imdb scores. But most importantly, whether the film withstood test of time. With that said, here’s the list of top Bollywood movies of all time:
Honorable Mentions: Awara (1951), Do Bigha Zameen (1953), Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957), Kaagaz ke Phool (1959), Sahab Biwi Aur Ghulam (1962), Padosan (1964), Mera Naam Joker (1971), Deewar (1975), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Jaane Bhi Do Yaroon (1981), Arth (1982), Lamhe (1991), Satya (1997), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Swades (2004), Rang De Basanti (2006), Jab We Met (2007), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).
10. Mr. India (1989)
Without trying to ape any western idea, Mr.India was our own first (and also the best ) superhero film. It’s a film that enjoys a tremendous repeat value and a worthy cult status. It gave us possibly the scariest villain of all time, and a director who would go on to become an international name to reckon with.
9. Andaaz Apna Apna (1994)
No film with the possible exception of Sholay (and to an extent DDLJ) enjoys the cult following that Andaz Apna Apna does. No film (again except Sholay) is laced with so many memorable characters and dialogues. No one cares if it has a ludicrous plot, what matters is it makes you laugh. Laugh until tears come into your eyes.