30 Greatest Bollywood movies of 80s Decade (1981-1990)

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1. 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.

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

Votes: 11,723

2. Masoom (1983)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Jugal Hansraj, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 3,170

3. Sadma (1983)

141 min | Romance

A head injury causes a woman to regresses to childhood. Lost and confused, she is eventually befriended by a school teacher.

Director: Balu Mahendra | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Gulshan Grover, Silk Smitha

Votes: 2,655

4. Saaransh (1984)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

Votes: 1,540

5. Ardh Satya (1983)

130 min | Crime, Drama

A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Votes: 1,406

6. Ghayal (1990)

163 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 3,526

7. Meri Jung (1985)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama

Two top lawyers battle against each other while the whole city witnesses the battle.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Girish Karnad, Nutan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 941

8. Pushpak (1987)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

Director: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amala Akkineni, Tinnu Anand, Narayana P.L.

Votes: 2,938

9. Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986)

Not Rated | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Charandas lives a poor lifestyle in a small town in India along with his older brother, Bhajandas, and Bhabhi. He is unemployed and commits himself to be a wrestler with Ustad Mastram ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Om Prakash, Amjad Khan

Votes: 1,345

10. Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)

127 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 1,349

11. 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: 1,088

12. Parinda (1989)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two brothers are caught on the different sides of a gang war.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Nana Patekar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Kamal Chopra, Suresh Oberoi

Votes: 2,750

13. Dayavan (1988)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The story of Dayavan, a benevolent gangster who dedicates his life to helping those less fortunate than himself.

Director: Feroz Khan | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Feroz Khan, Amala Akkineni, Amrish Puri

Votes: 482

14. Khoon Bhari Maang (1988)

172 min | Drama, Thriller, Action

A man marries a rich widow for her money and tries to murder her but she survives, gets a new face due to plastic surgery and returns for revenge.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Rekha, Kabir Bedi, Sonu Walia, Kader Khan

Votes: 890

15. Sharaabi (1984)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A workaholic businessman neglects his only son after his wife's death. The son grows up to be a rebellious alcoholic.

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Bharat Bhushan, Chandrashekhar, C.S. Dubey

Votes: 2,361

16. 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.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri, Satish Kaushik

Votes: 12,439

17. Laawaris (1981)

189 min | Drama, Action, Musical

A man, abandoned as a baby and forced to live as an orphan, is unknowingly employed by his biological father.

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Rakhee Gulzar, Amjad Khan

Votes: 1,964

18. Prem Rog (1982)

183 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Manorama, the daughter of a rich, orthodox family is married off, leaving her childhood friend Deodhar and his secret love for her, in despair. When tragedy befalls her, and traditions seem unfair, Deodhar must fight for what's right.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Nanda, Tanuja, Vijayendra Ghatge

Votes: 738

19. Chandni (1989)

PG | 186 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Fate leaves Chandni shattered as her love Rohit disappears from her life. She meets Lalit and they befriend each other until Rohit knocks on her door.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 1,407

20. 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.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Salman Khan, Bhagyashree, Alok Nath, Rajeev Verma

Votes: 9,915

21. Satte Pe Satta (1982)

160 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

After the death of their parents; Ravi Anand the eldest of seven brothers becomes the guardian to his other six siblings. His dictatorship and measures to get things done are frustrated by ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Ranjeeta Kaur, Amjad Khan

Votes: 2,743

22. Arjun (1985)

154 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Arjun Malvankar after his graduation thrives to get job. The corruption and injustice taking place in his community frustrates him to the extent of revolting with the help of some of his ... See full summary »

Director: Rahul Rawail | Stars: Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Kiran, Anupam Kher

Votes: 721

23. Saagar (1985)

186 min | Drama, Romance

Raja, a fisherman is secretly in love with Mona. When wealthy Ravi comes to live with his grandmother, Kamladevi, he sees Mona and falls in love with her. Mona also reciprocates his love. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Dimple Kapadia, Nadira

Votes: 772

24. Nagina (1986)

Not Rated | 137 min | Fantasy, Romance

The film revolves around Rajni, a shape-shifting cobra who marries a civilian to avenge the death of her spouse at the hands of an evil saint.

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Prem Chopra

Votes: 662

25. 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.

Director: Mansoor Khan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Goga Kapoor, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 9,556

26. Tezaab (1988)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A college student, who wants to join the army and serve his country, becomes a criminal due to unforeseen circumstances.

Director: N. Chandra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, Chunky Pandey

Votes: 1,680

27. Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Hindi-speaking collegian Sapna lives a wealthy lifestyle in Dona Paula, near Panaji, Goa, India, along with her Professor dad, Kundanlal, and mom. Their immediate neighbors are ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Rati Agnihotri, Madhavi, Sunil Thapa

Votes: 943

28. Angoor (1982)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

Based on Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma, Aruna Irani

Votes: 4,307

29. Shiva (1989)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Shiva is disgusted by the corruption in and around his new college, and along with his friends, he decides to take a stand against the status quo.

Directors: Ameerjan, Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Amala Akkineni, Raghuvaran, J.D. Chakravarthi

Votes: 2,735

30. Namak Halaal (1982)

171 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Brought up by his grandfather, Arjun Singh moves to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets Bhairon who helps him find a job as a singer in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja.

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Smita Patil

Votes: 2,040



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