June 07, 2013

100 Greatest Indian Films: A List by CNN-IBN

This is perhaps the first 'Greatest Movies' list made to cover Indian cinema in general, and not just Hindi films. Such lists are often a subject of debate and argument. But I am obsessed by collecting such lists and constantly checking my score. 

Good to see that more than 60% of the movies in the list are not in the Hindi language. Sad to know that my score is a lowly 39 out of 100. What is yours?


·      Raja Harishchandra (1913/ Silent/ Dadasaheb Phalke)
·      Sant Tukaram (1936/ Marathi/ VG Damle and Sheikh Fattelal)
·      Manoos (1939/ Marathi/ V Shantaram)
·      Haridas (1944/ Tamil/ Sundar Rao Nadkarni)
·      Meera (1945/ Tamil/ Ellis R Dungan)
·      Awaara (1951/ Hindi/ Raj Kapoor)
·      Mallishwari (1951/ Telugu/ BN Reddy)
·      Patala Bhairavi (1951/ Telugu/ KV Reddy)
·      Devadasu (1953/ Telugu/ Vedantam Raghavaiah)
·      Do Bigha Zamin (1953/ Hindi/ Bimal Roy)
·      Shyamchi Aai (1953/ Marathi/ PK Atre)
·      Andha Naal (1954/ Tamil/ S Balachander)
·      Pather Panchali (1955/ Bengali/ Satyajit Ray)
·      Aparajito (1956/ Bengali/ Satyajit Ray)
·      Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957/ Hindi/ V Shantaram)
·      Harano Sur (1957/ Bengali/ Ajoy Kar)
·      Mayabazar (1957/ Telugu/ KV Reddy)
·      Mother India (1957/ Hindi/ Mehboob Khan)
·      Naya Daur (1957/ Hindi/ BR Chopra)
·      Pyaasa (1957/ Hindi/ Guru Dutt)
·      Apur Sansar (1959/ Bengali/ Satyajit Ray)
·      Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959/ Hindi/ Guru Dutt)
·      Kshudhita Pashan (1960/ Bengali/ Tapan Sinha)
·      Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960/ Bengali/ Ritwik Ghatak)
·      Mughal-e-Azam (1960/ Urdu-Hindi/ K Asif)
·      Jhinder Bandi (1961/ Bengali/ Tapan Sinha)
·      Kabuliwaala(1961/ Hindi/ Hemen Gupta)
·      Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam (1962/ Hindi/ Abrar Alvi)
·      Narthanasala (1963/ Telugu/ KK Rao)
·      Charulata (1964/ Bengali/ Satyajit Ray)
·      Chemmeen (1965/ Malayalam/ Ramu Kariat)
·      Guide (1965/ Hindi/ Vijay Anand)
·      Galpa Holeo Satyi (1966/ Bengali/ Tapan Sinha)
·      Nayak (1966/ Bengali/ Satyajit Ray)
·      Padosan (1968/ Hindi/ Jyoti Swaroop)
·      Bhuvan Shome (1969/ Hindi/ Mrinal Sen)
·      Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969/ Bengali/ Satyajit Ray)
·      Aranyer Din Ratri (1970/ Bengali/ Satyajit Ray)
·      Mera Naam Joker (1970/ Hindi/ Raj Kapoor)
·      Samskara (1970/ Kannada/ Pattabhi Rama Reddy)
·      Anand (1971/ Hindi/ Hrishikesh Mukherjee)
·      Pakeezah (1972/ Urdu-Hindi/ Kamal Amrohi)
·      Pinjra (1972/ Marathi/ V Shantaram)
·      Garam Hava (1973/ Urdu-Hindi/ MS Sathyu)
·      Kaadu (1973/ Kannada/ Girish Karnad)
·      Padatik (1973/ Bengali/ Mrinal Sen)
·      Shriman Prithviraj (1973/ Bengali/ Tarun Majumdar)
·      Zanjeer (1973/ Hindi/ Prakash Mehra)
·      Ankur (1974/ Hindi/ Shyam Benegal)
·      Deewar (1975/ Hindi/ Yash Chopra)
·      Katha Sangama (1975/ Kannada/ Puttanna Kanagal)
·      Sholay (1975/ Hindi/ Ramesh Sippy)
·      Agrahrathil Kazhudai (1977/ Tamil/ John Abraham)
·      Ghatashraddha (1977/ Kannada/ Girish Kasaravalli)
·      Pathinaru Vayadhinile(1977/ Tamil/ Bharathiraja)
·      Aval Appadithan (1978/ Tamil/ C Rudhraiya)
·      Maro Charitra (1978/ Telugu/ K Balachander)
·      Gol Maal (1979/ Hindi/ Hrishikesh Mukherjee)
·      Peruvazhiyambalam (1979/ Malayalam/ P Padmarajan)
·      Shankarabharanam (1979/ Telugu/ K Vishwanath)
·      Uthiri Pookkal (1979/ Tamil/ J Mahendran)
·      Maa Bhoomi (1980/ Telugu/ Goutam Ghose)
·      Akaler Sandhane (1981/ Bengali/ Mrinal Sen)
·      Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981/ Hindi/ K Balachander)
·       Ranganayaki (1981/ Kannada/ Puttanna Kanagal)
·      Thanneer, Thanneer (1981/ Tamil/ K Balachander)
·      Metti (1982/ Tamil/ J Mahendran)
·      Umbartha (1982/ Marathi/ Jabbar Patel)
·      Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983/ Hindi/ Kundan Shah)
·      Masoom (1983/ Hindi/ Shekhar Kapur)
·      Sagara Sangamam (1983/ Telugu/ K Vishwanath)
·      Paar (1984/ Hindi/ Goutam Ghose)
·      Saaransh (1984/ Hindi/ Mahesh Bhatt)
·      Anantaram (1987/ Malayalam/ Adoor Gopalakrishnan)
·      Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (1987/ Assamese/ Jahnu Barua)
·      Mr India (1987/ Hindi/ Shekhar Kapur)
·      Nayagan (1987/ Tamil/ Mani Ratnam)
·      Pushpak Vimana (1987/ Silent/ SS Rao)
·      Thoovanathumbikal (1987/ Malayalam/ P Padmarajan)
·      Salaam Bombay (1988/ Hindi/ Mira Nair)
·      Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989/ Malayalam/ Hariharan)
·      Parinda (1989/ Hindi/ Vidhu Vinod Chopra)
·      Shiva (1989/ Telugu/ Ram Gopal Varma)
·      Ishanou (1991/ Manipuri/ Aribam Syam Sharma)
·      Sandesham (1991/ Malayalam/ Sathyan Anthikad)
·      Manichitrathazhu (1993/ Malayalam/ Fazil)
·      Unishe April (1994/ Bengali/ Rituparno Ghosh)
·      Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995/ Hindi/ Aditya Chopra)
·      Satya (1998/ Hindi/ Ram Gopal Varma)
·      Vanaprastham (1999/ Malayalam/ Shaji N Karun)
·      Hazaaron Khwahishen Aisi (2003/ English-Hindi/ Sudhir Mishra)
·      Maqbool (2003/ Hindi/ Vishal Bhardwaj)
·      Munnabhai MBBS (2003/ Hindi/ Rajkumar Hirani)
·      Black Friday (2004/ Hindi/ Anurag Kashyap)
·      Shwaas (2004/ Marathi/ Sandeep Sawant)
·      Harishchandrachi Factory (2009/ Marathi/ Paresh Mokashi)
·      Vihir (2010/ Marathi/ Umesh Kulkarni)
·      Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan (2011/ Punjabi/ Gurvinder Singh)
·      Deool (2011/ Marathi/ Umesh Kulkarni)
·      Shala (2011/ Marathi/ Sujay Dahake)

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  6. unbelievable..they do not have andaz apna apna on the list...as it is the most hilarious hindi movie ever made...

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    1. Missed lagaan, dil chahta hai, 3 idiots, not single aamir movie

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  7. its... not a perfects lists...

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  8. unbelievable..they do not have pratigyaa, satakaum. phool aur pather on the lists...

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  9. This list needs more Malayalam and Bengali movies.

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  16. So you are telling only 2 or 3 films from Telugu Industry.

    1) Then where is Khaidhi (1983) which set the new trend in making of films and changed the entire film making in Telugu

    2) where is swayam krushi (1987) and pasivadi pranam (1987) which was the first South films to be dubbed and released into Russian language

    3) where is Rudraveena (1988) and saptapadhi which are the only two Telugu films which got the nargis dutt national award till date

    4) where is kodama simham (1990), the stylish cowboy film ever in Indian Cinema and the first South Cinema to be dubbed into English.

    5) where is Gharana Mogudu (1992) the first Telugu movie to collect more than 10crores and compete with Bollywood

    6) where is apathbandavudu (1992) which was as usual unique and ultimate performance Megastar Chiranjeevi Garu and became the highest paid actor in India to receive 1.25 CR remuneration in 1992, for this impact of his unmatchable stamina the North magazines published the articles titled 'Bigger than Big B', 'The new money machine of the movie world' by Filmfare, India Today, The Week etc.

    And many more in his career like chudalani undi (1998) the first south film to be dubbed into japanese.
    And many more
    of course they are the best of Indian cinema and that will be never replaceable by others.

    Note: The Man who reigned Telugu film Industry more than 3 decades, extended the Telugu Cinema widely throughout the worldwide, received many awards and honors for his performances unmatchable fan following more and more

    Of course he is the only Telugu Hero of top 10 Indian actors who changed the face of Indian Cinema by your listing (CNN-IBN).
    One and Only MegaStar Chiranjeevi Garu

    As many said especially Big B (amithabh) said: The King Of Cinema Of this Country Megastar Chiranjeevi😎😎

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  17. So you are telling only 2 or 3 films from Telugu Industry.

    1) Then where is Khaidhi (1983) which set the new trend in making of films and changed the entire film making in Telugu

    2) where is swayam krushi (1987) and pasivadi pranam (1987) which was the first South films to be dubbed and released into Russian language

    3) where is Rudraveena (1988) and saptapadhi which are the only two Telugu films which got the nargis dutt national award till date

    4) where is kodama simham (1990), the stylish cowboy film ever in Indian Cinema and the first South Cinema to be dubbed into English.

    5) where is Gharana Mogudu (1992) the first Telugu movie to collect more than 10crores and compete with Bollywood

    6) where is apathbandavudu (1992) which was as usual unique and ultimate performance Megastar Chiranjeevi Garu and became the highest paid actor in India to receive 1.25 CR remuneration in 1992, for this impact of his unmatchable stamina the North magazines published the articles titled 'Bigger than Big B', 'The new money machine of the movie world' by Filmfare, India Today, The Week etc.

    And many more in his career like chudalani undi (1998) the first south film to be dubbed into japanese.
    And many more
    of course they are the best of Indian cinema and that will be never replaceable by others.

    Note: The Man who reigned Telugu film Industry more than 3 decades, extended the Telugu Cinema widely throughout the worldwide, received many awards and honors for his performances unmatchable fan following more and more

    Of course he is the only Telugu Hero of top 10 Indian actors who changed the face of Indian Cinema by your listing (CNN-IBN).
    One and Only MegaStar Chiranjeevi Garu

    As many said especially Big B (amithabh) said: The King Of Cinema Of this Country Megastar Chiranjeevi😎😎

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    1. Arey Mad why did you added gharana mogudu.. Its full of masala entertainer where chiranjeevi will skid horse under the moving truck funny correct. There are so many movies in Telugu apart of your caste based hero Chranjeevi. come out of that caste minded.

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    2. Garana mogudu is remake of Kannada film of Dr raj get out of your only Telugu mindset

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  18. Mr.siva paparao naidu we agree with all facts what you have mentioned here.. This list doesn't only contain box office hits.. It's all about directorial ventures and cult following through these years in Indian cinema.. Every film maker from any background can watch any films of this list to know about various ways story telling, dialogues and the making.. It's totally not based upon the records what it had created.. Indian cinema had produced great films which can't be accommodated with a list of 100..

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  19. Mr.siva paparao naidu we agree with all facts what you have mentioned here.. This list doesn't only contain box office hits.. It's all about directorial ventures and cult following through these years in Indian cinema.. Every film maker from any background can watch any films of this list to know about various ways story telling, dialogues and the making.. It's totally not based upon the records what it had created.. Indian cinema had produced great films which can't be accommodated with a list of 100..

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