Top Rated Indian Film 1900 T0 1999by thiraicinema | created - 5 months ago | updated - 5 months ago | Public
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1. Pather Panchali (1955)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.
Votes: 19,439 | Gross: $0.54M
3. Mother India (1957)
Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Musical, Family
In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.
4. The World of Apu (1959)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer.
Votes: 9,948 | Gross: $0.02M
6. 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.
8. Deewaar (1975)
174 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Vijay struggles as a dockworker. Eventually, he becomes a leading figure of the underworld, while his younger brother, Ravi, is an educated, upright policeman. This divide causes problems in their relationship.
10. Sholay (1975)
Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.
11. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
Not Rated | 184 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Three brothers are separated and united after many years - one is brought up a Hindu, another a Muslim and the last (and most memorable) a Christian. Hilarity and adventure ensues.
12. Don (1978)
Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Don, a wanted criminal, dies in a police chase. DSP D'Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and to get hold of the gang he trains Don-lookalike Vijay. But Vijay faces danger from the police and from within the gang.
14. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, 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.
15. Mr. India (1987)
179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.
16. Nayakan (1987)
Not Rated | 145 min | Crime, Drama
A common man's struggles against a corrupt police force put him on the wrong side of the law. He becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll.
17. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
162 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A young man and young woman fall in love against their feuding fathers' wishes in this version of 'Romeo and Juliet' set in contemporary India.
18. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical
After Suman's father leaves her in the care of another family while he travels abroad, she falls in love with Prem. However, in order to for them to marry, Prem has to prove to Suman's father that he is not the same as his own dad.
19. Agneepath (1990)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption?
21. Thalapathi (1991)
Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An orphan named Surya raised in a slum befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him. Their existence is threatened when a new honest district collector arrives.
22. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
PG | 174 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - the marathon cycle race.
23. Khiladi (1992)
Unrated | 157 min | Action, Musical, Mystery
Two friends wage bets for money and fun. There comes a time where they race to win the biggest bet, for they know that their lives depend on it.
24. Roja (1992)
137 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.
25. Baazigar (1993)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces and kills his eldest daughter and then proceeds to his younger daughter but she begins to suspect her new lover's ulterior motive.
28. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
158 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Sunil and some of his friends start a band and perform at weddings and special occasions. Sunil is in love with Aana but Aana loves Chris; when Sunil finds out about this he decides to ... See full summary »
29. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)
Not Rated | 206 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Prem and Nisha meet and fall in love at the wedding of their elder siblings, but their plans to be together are put in jeopardy when Nisha's sister dies, leaving behind a baby.
32. Bombay (1995)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.
33. Rangeela (1995)
Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A middle class young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.
34. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, Romance
When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.
35. Indian (1996)
Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.
37. Chachi 420 (1997)
155 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law.
38. Ghulam (1998)
Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jai runs errands for Ronak Singh who is a gang lord and is involved in illegal activities. Jai's brother Siddharth decides to revolt against him and Ronak after some things goes lethally awry.
39. Satya (1998)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.
42. Earth (1998)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Votes: 6,974 | Gross: $0.53M
43. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Not Rated | 177 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.
Votes: 43,535 | Gross: $2.10M
44. Sarfarosh (1999)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.
45. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Not Rated | 188 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love.