The world of movies is so close to every Indian’s heart. Movies are not just a medium of entertainment that is limited to two and a half hours. They are much more than that. We take something out of every Hindi movie we watch in a way that it becomes a part of our every day lives. We are a nation that loves cinema and as long as we have some exceptional filmmakers and actors, we will always continue to be that!
The Indian film industry always has something or the other which is new for the Hindi movie audience. There are hundreds of movies that are etched in our memories ever since the inception of film making in India. But, there are some which hold a special place. Here is the list of the top bollywood movies of all times that you must watch at least once in your life:
This Hindi movie is one of the most iconic ones ever made in Bollywood. An epic historical drama, Mughal-e-Azam traces the story of Salim, an emperor’s son who against the wishes of his father, falls hopelessly in love with a charming courtesan, Anarkali. Featuring a grand star cast including names like Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Dilip Kuma and Durga Khote, Mughal-e-Azam turned out to be a classic Hindi movie. This is one Hindi movie that every generation should watch!
Kitney aadmi they?
A stellar star cast, blockbuster music and hard-hitting dialogues, Sholay is a Hindi movie that brought with it a massive storm at the box office. Featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Hema Malini, this Hindi movie gave us major lessons on friendship, love and being faithful. Nobody can forget the iconic villain of Hindi cinema- Gabbar Singh and the duo of Jai and Veeru that we got from this movie. Watch it today if you haven’t!
Hum Apke Hai Koun..! (1994)
Coming from the house of Sooraj Barjatya, Hum Apke Hai Kaon..! is the first Hindi movie that introduced the concept of family dramas in Bollywood. This Hindi movie revolved around the adorable love story of Prem (Salman Khan) and Nisha (Madhuri Dixit). The movie broke all the records at the box office. This one is the perfect watch for those looking for a great movie time with their family.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
If there is any love story in Bollywood that will be remembered for years to come, it is Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. This Hindi movie gifted movie goers with the ideal love birds Raj and Simran played by Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. DDLJ has many record to its name be it being one of the two movies that are included in the Steven Jay Schneider’s book, ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ or being the only movie which is playing (in Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir) since the past two decades. This one is a must watch for Hindi movie lovers!
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Directed by ace filmmaker Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Rang De Basanti is a gem of Indian cinema. This Hindi movie brilliantly traces the incredible story of six young Indians. The movie enlightened the young minds and redefined patriotism for modern India. Not just India, the movie received rave reviews from all over the world. This one is a must watch for every Indian!
Chak De! India (2007)
Jo nahin ho sakta hai, wahi to karna hai.
The favourite of every sports lover in India, Shah Rukh Khan‘s Chak De! India remains one of the most brilliant sports based movies ever made in India. The movie chronicled the story of coach Kabir Khan and the national women’s hockey team’s quest for gold in an exceptional way. This Hindi movie is the pride of Indian cinema. Watch it today!
3 Idiots (2009)
A spectacular movie by master storyteller Rajkumar Hirani, 3 Idiots remains exceptionally loved for its extraordinary narrative that had all the emotions in the right proportion. This Hindi movie became an instant rage and is often regarded as the epitome of the most flawless movies made in India. With perfectionist Aamir Khan in the lead role, supported brilliantly by R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor Khan, 3 Idiots takes us back to our college days. The film received three National Awards.
Swagat nahi karoge aap humara?
Giving us our very own Robin Hood in the form of Chulbul Pandey, Dabangg is not only one of the best movies of Salman Khan’s film career but is also one of the best entertainers ever made in Hindi cinema. The movie traces the story of a cop who has his own unique style of dealing with corrupt people. A typical masala movie, Dabangg has got the most quirky dialogues and some really amazing action sequences. This Hindi movie IS totally worth a watch.
These were the best Bollywood movies till date but there will be many more amazing ones for the Hindi movie audience in the days to come. Watch out because there might be another iconic bollywood movie coming your way!