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100 years of Bollywood: 10 path-breaking films

100 years Bollywood

Satya

Satya

Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya was a defining film in Hindi cinema. For the first time ever, the audience was exposed to the stark reality of how the underworld really functions in India. Till date, the film serves as reference to anyone trying to make a film on gangsters.

Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti

Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra Rang de Basanti will forever be etched in public memory for doing what no other film could--it encouraged the common man to take a stand against corrupt politicians who failed in their duty to provide basic amenities.

Guide

Guide

Vijay Anand’s Guide created hysteria when it released, and till date is spoken about for its subject of self-sacrifice. The film was the topic of national debate for months after its release.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayeng

Aditya Chopra entered Bollywood with a huge bang. The film, released in 1995 and still running in a Mumbai theatre, is considered as the best romantic film ever, inspiring and influencing lovers the world over

Zanjeer

Zanjeer

Prakash Mehra created history at the box office with his directorial venture Zanjeer, but most importantly he gave the country its biggest superstar. Amitabh Bachchan was launched as the angry young man and decades later is still considered the only “angry young man” of the country.

Mother India

Mother India

Mehboob Khan’s Mother India has been described as perhaps India’s most revered film. A cinematic epic, a flag-bearer of Hindi cinema and a legend in its own right are just some of the words used to describe this magnum opus.

Hum Aapke Hai Kaun

Hum Aapke Hai Kaun

Sooraj Bharjatya surprised one and all by coming up with a family drama with a huge star like Salman Khan. The film was released in a single cinema hall and the strategy worked with the film doing huge business in the mid ‘90s. The film set of a trend of family films and is considered as one of the biggest blockbusters of all time.

LSD

LSD

No one would have ever imagined that Dibakar Banerjee’s Love Sex Aur Dhokha (LSD) would be successful at the box office and spark off a trend of intelligent cinema, but it did. The film continues to inspire upcoming filmmakers determined to make meaningful cinema.

Ek Duje Ke Liye

Ek Duje Ke Liye

Kamal Hassan, one of India’s finest actors, was launched with this film in the Hindi film industry. The tragic love story met with amazing response at the box office, but it also sparked off many suicide cases among young lovers who did not get their parents’ approval.

Hare Rama Hare Krishna

Hare Rama Hare Krishna

Dev Anand’s film with its popular song `Dum maro dum’ brought to life the lifestyle of Indian youngsters of that era. The film went on to become a huge hit, and till date the song and the film are talked about.  

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