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The Best Of Indian Cinema: 10 jewels from Bollywood

Art is universal. It appeals beyond the ages, races, and languages. India cinema beside the typical Bollywood masala film has been providing one masterpiece after another. Be it the age old story of the Mughal king or the light-hearted romance through the Dabbawallas, Indian cinema has it all. So to choose from the finest we have the best 10 Indian movies that would make any artist proud, in no particular order.

Mughal-e-Azam

The movie is placed in the era of great Moghul Emperor Akbar The Great. Also, this is total fiction, but at no point, you will feel it. Director K. Asif has spent 12 years to make this movie. The soundtracks of the film are marvelous; they are treated to ears. Lyrics of the songs are also amazing and very effective. Director K. Asif made tremendous efforts to made the iconic artists work for him. The movie broke all the records of music, earning, making cost, making time at that time.

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Pather Panchali( Song of the Little Road)

Based on the novel of the same name by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, the story revolves around the life of little Apu and Durga. The life an ordinary Indian man through the eyes of an innocent child. One of the rare examples where an Indian movie inspired International Movies.

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Sholay

Is considered a classic and one of the best Indian films. It was declared the “Film of the Millennium” by BBC India in 1999.A hugely successful adventure flick that drew upon conventions of the Western to deliver a pure Bollywood movie experience that remains unmatched to this day. It was ranked first in the British Film Institute’s 2002 poll of “Top 10 Indian Films” of all time. Sholay went on to earn a still-standing record of 60 golden jubilees across India and was the first film in India to celebrate a silver jubilee at over 100 theaters.

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Khosla Ka Ghosla

Dibakar Banerjee has directed the movie, and it won the National award for best film in the year 2007 In short, a “Feel Good” movie. A simple, yet immensely touching film. It captures the psyche of the Indian middle class in a perfect manner.

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Sankarabharanam

The movie was the revolution in South Indian cinema. The film discussed an issue that is pertinent even now, 25 years after the film came out, namely the fact that people consider it “cooler” to like western music at the expense of the classical music.

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Taare Zameen Par

This was a beautiful movie that not only touched the audience to the core but also brought the little known, understood and discussed the issue of dyslexia out in the open for the first time in India. It influenced policy changes all over the country.

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Kaakka Muttai

The plot of the movie is -two slum kids want nothing more than a slice of pizza. Indo-Asian News Service gave it five stars out of 5 and wrote, “Kaaka Muttai is a little gem that’s highly recommended and deserves to be celebrated.”Watch and find out why.

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Pyaasa

Inspired by Saratchandra’s novel, Srikanta, Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa is the story of a poet who has no takers in a nation overrun by philistinism. The cinematic mastery on display in Pyaasa has rarely been replicated in mainstream Hindi cinema.

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron

This dark, cocky satire about amoral politicians and avaricious businessmen is the greatest advertisement for FTII that there has ever been. The no-holds-barred climax, which unfolds during the Draupadi disrobing scene in a performance of the Mahabharata, is the film’s high point, a perfect summation of the spirit that propelled it.

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Gangs of Wasseypur

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Gangs of Wasseypur goes beyond the normal scope of cinema, it was based out of real conditions of lives of people in MP,  post-Independence. This movie goes on to depict a way of life that represents India and is not exaggerated one bit.

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