Nov 13, 2008

My Top-25 Bollywood movies of all time

1. Pyaasa—The love and life of a doomed poet… no one could have played the role better than Guru Dutt!!
2. Sholay— 2 good guys, 1 revengeful thakur, countless horses, 1 helluva villain. 1 Priceless movie!!
3. Jab We Met—Love finds its way… just like it happened for Geet and Aditya… and 2 kisses too!!
4. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge—A movie for all lovestruck Senorita and Senora. Great music as well.
5. Dil Chahta Hai—Many years down the line when we’ll all be old we can select this movie and say proudly that this movie represents our youth, our dreams, our aspirations!!
6. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam—Love is bitter sweet, Love is madness. Bhansali at his best.
7. Rang De Basanti—Partiotism for the Yuppies…
8. Maine Pyar Kiya—Even then I fell in love with Bhagyashree. Most gals of my generations fell instantly in love with Salman. Need to say more. Barjatyas’s ode to innocent love.
9. Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi—That 70’s story… doomed life story of 3 people in the midst of turbulent times who became victims of their own ideals perhaps. A must see.
10. Aradhana—The birth of the first superstar in Bollywood. Rajesh Khanna… the original lover boy.
11. Anand—In death Anand taught us how to live and cherish every moment.
12. Guide—Based on RK Narayan’s classic… this Vijay Anand flick was Dev Saab’s best and Waheeda Rehman looked like a timeless beauty.
13. Mr. India—My cho sweet childhood fav and fantasy… has all the nava-rasa of drama… Mogambo khush huwa… hats off to Shekhar Kapoor!!
14. Andaz Apna Apna/ Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro —The dumb and the dumber Bollywood style…
15. Masoom—Man, Woman and a Child… if you’ve a heart it will be touched…
16. Swades—SRK’s best performance… patriotism with pragmatism.
17. Golmaal/ Choti Si Baat -- An anti-thesis of the mindless humor… classic because of the inherent simplicity… adorable everyday characters… the hero as the aam aadmi!!
18. Parinda—Grim, dark tale of the underworld… riveting… you can almost feel the cold sweat rolling down your brow.
19. Ghayal—Pure animal aggression. Noone could have played the role better than Sunny.
20. Shree 420—A nation wakes up to independence. Alongwith it comes greed, dreams, simplicity, morals…
21. Guru—The lifestory of a man… an inspiration for a generation.
22. Munnabhai MBBS—Nothing like pure clean humor with a good message. Adorable characters Munna and his side-kick Circuit.
23. Border—An over the top patriotic movie… but always stirs the emotions within…
24. Lagaan/Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander—The return of the prodigal son, the Underdog finally triumphs, the college romance and a bicycle race… and some fantastic music!!
25. Bombay— India’s unity in diversity told the inconvenient way!!

Narrowly missing out-- Taare Zameen Par, Do Aankhein Barah Haath

P.S Just 'my' fav list... What's yours!! :-)

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