There are countless lists regarding our favorite Indian movies, ranging from those with aesthetic worth and critical praise to those that were simply outrageously popular. Making it onto a list of the world’s all-time greatest films, on the other hand, is a very other stories, and one that denotes a completely different level of success.
Here are some of those movies
1. Pyaasa (1957): Guru Dutt’s film about a striving poet in India after independence. It was a critical hit, and Time magazine named it one of the top 100 films of all time, calling it “the soulfully romantic of the lot.”
2. 3 Idiots (2009): Aamir Khan stars in 3 Idiots, which is ranked 113 on IMDB’s Top 250 films of all-time list. This was a coming-of-age comedic drama that made headlines when it first came out because of its unusual and eccentric topic.
3. Lagaan (2001): Lagaan, which is ranked number 250 on the IMDB Top Movies of All Time list, once again stars Aamir Khan in a role that would immortalize both cricket and the British Hindi accent in the film.
4. Nayakan (1987): Based on the real-life Bombay underworld don Varadarajan Mudaliar, this Tamil crime thriller sympathetically illustrates the struggle of South Indians in Bombay.
5. Pather Panchali (1955): Pather Panchali, a film by Satyajit Ray that was also part of the Apu trilogy, depicts the childhood of Apu and his older sister, as well as the hard village life of their poor family.
6. Drishyam: Jeethu Joseph directs Drishyam, a Malayalam thriller film. It tells the narrative of a family forced to take desperate measures to escape the clutches of the authorities after the son of the police inspector-general goes missing.
7. Airlift (2016): Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur appear in this flick. It depicts the narrative of the Indians trapped in Kuwait during the Iraq invasion in 1990, and their journey home via the world’s largest airlift.
8. Apur Sansar (1959): The concluding installment in Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy, the film is based on Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s Bengali novel Aparajito, released in 1932. It focuses on Apu’s adult life and is usually included in best-of lists.
9. Jalsaghar (1958): Satyajit Ray’s fourth feature film Jalsaghar was a critical and financial success. It was considered “one of Ray’s most gorgeous films” by several critics. It tells the narrative of a zamindar who is attempting to maintain his family’s prestige in the face of economic hardship.
10. Charulata (1964): Soumitra Chatterjee and Madhabi Mukherjee acted in this Bengali film directed by Satyajit Ray. It told the story of a wealthy but lonely woman in Kolkata in the 1870s who lived alone.
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