My Bollywood collectionby philip-e-jones | created - 01 Mar 2012 | updated - 8 months ago | Public
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1. Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004)
Drama, Musical, Romance
Delving into the limitless world of creative endeavors, and vicissitudes in the way of such endeavors, this tale of an artist and his muse, like a painting, leaves itself open to interpretations and readings by every viewer...
2. Pinjar (2003)
188 min | Drama
In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn.
6. New Delhi (1956)
176 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Complications, impersonations and moral dilemmas arise when a Punjabi pretends to be a Tamil in order to obtain accommodation in New Delhi. An eloquent and entertaining plea for national ... See full summary »
7. Murder (2004)
130 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Living in Bangkok with her husband Sudhir and the child from his first marriage to her sister, Simran feels isolated in a foreign land and ignored by her husband. A chance meeting with an ... See full summary »
8. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
189 min | Drama, Romance
As an orphan on the streets in Shimla, young Sikandar (Amitabh Batchchan) has no one to care of him. For a short while he works for Mr. Ramnath, Little Kamna Ramnath (Rakhee Gulzar) gives ... See full summary »
11. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.
Votes: 21,162 | Gross: $13.88M
12. Mother India (1957)
172 min | Drama, Musical, Family
In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.
15. Main Hoon Na (2004)
Not Rated | 179 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission is both professional and personal: to protect his general's daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother.
Votes: 26,977 | Gross: $1.72M
17. Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978)
151 min | Drama, Family
Thakur Rajnath Singh Chouhan, an aristocrat loves dearly a former prostitute, Tulsi and wishes to marry her. His mother vehemently opposes the alliance. In a spirit of self denial, Tulsi ... See full summary »
18. Khel (1992)
152 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Widowed and elderly industrialist Sulakshana Devi allows her business and estate to be taken care of by her nephew, Balwant. Shortly after her return from the overseas her only son, Ravi ... See full summary »
19. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
187 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.
20. Mission Kashmir (2000)
R | 154 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did.
21. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
Not Rated | 186 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.
Votes: 52,831 | Gross: $1.79M
22. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Votes: 84,800 | Gross: $0.07M
23. Koshish (1972)
125 min | Drama
Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »
25. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Not Rated | 213 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.
Votes: 24,258 | Gross: $3.44M
26. Kitaab (1977)
Not Rated | 124 min
A young boy lives with his sister away from his mother to study in school. However, he is neither fond of the school nor his new home and decides to run away to be with his mother.
27. Jaali Note (1960)
155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Inspector Dinesh goes undercover in order to infiltrate a gang that is counterfeiting banknotes. In the course of his investigation he becomes romantically entangled with a female reporter ... See full summary »
29. Hum Tum (2004)
Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A novel look at the eternal battle of the sexes and the trials and tribulations of Karan and Rhea and their attempts to understand each other.
Votes: 11,534 | Gross: $0.35M
30. Hey Ram (2000)
186 min | Crime, Drama, History
Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country and sets out to kill him.
Votes: 9,094 | Gross: $0.27M
31. Hero No. 1 (1997)
134 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama
Two young Indians, Meena and Rajesh, meet in Europe and fall in love with each other, promising to get married when they return back to India. When they return home, Rajesh tells his dad ... See full summary »
32. Coolie No. 1 (1995)
143 min | Comedy
In order to avenge his insult against wealthy Hoshiarchand Choudhary; Pandit Shaadiram Gharjodhe asks Raju; a coolie by profession to masquerade as a wealthy business tycoon so that he can ... See full summary »
33. Jodi No.1 (2001)
Unrated | 140 min | Comedy, Romance
Rai Bahadur lives a wealthy lifestyle in Panjim, Goa, along with three brothers, Raman, Kamal, and Ashok along with their respective wives and children. He also has a sister, Shanno, and a ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,736 | Gross: $0.08M
34. Hera Pheri (2000)
Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they recieve a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.
35. Hera Pheri (1976)
Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Best friends Vijay and Ajay sever their friendship when Vijay discovers that his father's murderer may be Ajay's own long-lost father, setting into motion a bloody saga of familial revenge ... See full summary »
36. Haré Rama Haré Krishna (1971)
149 min | Drama, Musical
In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals, consisting of mom, dad, son, Prashant, and daughter, ... See full summary »
39. Return of Jewel Thief (1996)
Multi-millionaire Vinay Kumar owns a show-room with Jewels found all over the world in different shape, style and fashion. In order to exhibit something new he seeks permission from the ... See full summary »
40. Fire (1996)
Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance
Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side. Ashok's extended family includes his wife Radha, his brother Jatin, their ailing mother ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,120 | Gross: $0.40M
41. Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)
105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
As the kingdom of Devigarh comes apart at the seams, an aging bodyguard attempts to protect the Royal Family, as well as keep its darkest secrets from ever coming to light.
Votes: 2,805 | Gross: $1.10M
42. Hathyar: Face to Face with Reality (2002)
140 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Following his father's footsteps, a man grows up to be a dreaded gangster, facing professional and personal trauma in his life.
43. Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.
44. Droh Kaal (1994)
162 min | Drama, Thriller
Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally ... See full summary »
45. Dhoop (2003)
126 min | Drama
Right from Peon to Principal, and from the most lowly menial staff to the office of the Prime Minister, modern secular India is embedded in corruption by officials who brag that even if ... See full summary »
46. Des Hoyaa Pardes (2004)
163 min | Drama
In 1984 the former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards, and since then the Sikhs have been a target of violent backlashes by radicals and the ... See full summary »
47. Company (2002)
155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai.
48. Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001)
160 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A prostitute agrees to get impregnated and then give the baby to a couple (Raj and Priya) in exchange for a million rupees. Everything changes when she develops feelings for the baby and Raj.
49. Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »
50. Chalo Ishq Ladaaye (2002)
140 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Popular but lonely Bollywood actress, Rani, lives a fairly isolated life, through publicly she is thronged by fans, and has taken to drinking alcohol in a big way. Thus intoxicated she runs... See full summary »
51. Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
PG | 170 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A small town pair become the legendary Bunty and Babli as caper after caper they turn the world on its head. Till they meet a very upset cop.
Votes: 5,188 | Gross: $0.90M
52. Bride & Prejudice (2004)
PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.
Votes: 18,398 | Gross: $6.60M
53. Sarfarosh (1999)
Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.
54. Saathiya (2002)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Family, Romance
A couple elopes to get married and set up home hoping that just love will do the trick - but that's just the beginning of their story.
Votes: 5,870 | Gross: $0.07M
55. Makdee (2002)
90 min | Fantasy
In a small North Indian village, Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts, and any person who goes inside is turned into an animal. In... See full summary »
56. Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon! (2003)
Chutki (Antara Mali) lives in a small village community in Central India, and has developed a talent of mimicing bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit in every aspect. Her friend, Raja alias ... See full summary »
57. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Not Rated | 179 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A grand musical about three passionate and dreamy characters: Rahul, Pooja and Nisha. Will their dreams come true? Will they find their true love?
58. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
Votes: 56,263 | Gross: $0.30M
59. Devdas (I) (2002)
185 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Votes: 31,060 | Gross: $3.50M
60. Dance of the Wind (1997)
85 min | Drama, Music
The mother of the Indian female singer Pallavi (Kitu Gidwani) is at the end of her life. She was master and teacher for her daughter for the art of Indian singing. But she will not be able ... See full summary »
61. Bandit Queen (1994)
119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,698 | Gross: $0.40M
62. Ab Tak Chhappan (2004)
129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An honest cop named Sadhu Agashe makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an ... See full summary »
63. Black (2005)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.
Votes: 28,584 | Gross: $0.73M
64. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
Not Rated | 210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan. While Rahul has been adopted, Yashvardhan and Nandini treat him as their own... See full summary »
Votes: 35,928 | Gross: $2.90M
65. Baghban (2003)
181 min | Drama, Romance
An elderly couple wish their children to care for them in their old age. But their children see and treat them as a burden, and they must struggle to regain their worth and dignity to themselves and others.
Votes: 11,947 | Gross: $1.10M
66. Mohabbatein (2000)
Not Rated | 216 min | Musical, Drama, Romance
A film about the battle between love and fear, between two stubborn men and their opposing beliefs and the outcome of the love stories of 3 couples.
69. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
184 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Three brothers are separated and united after many years - one is brought up a Hindu, another a Muslim and the last (and most memorable) a Christian. Hilarity and adventure ensues.
70. Aap Ki Kasam (1974)
153 min | Romance, Drama
Rajesh Khanna plays Mumtaz's jealous husband who begins to doubt her fidelity when his best friend Sanjeev Kumar enters their lives. She is unable to convince Rajesh Khanna that she loves ... See full summary »
71. 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)
122 min | Drama, Romance
After the marriage of her niece, Rosemary, Anglo-Indian school-teacher Violet Stoneham lives a lonely life in her single room flat located at 36 Chowringhee Lane in Calcutta, with only a ... See full summary »
72. 1942: A Love Story (1994)
Not Rated | 157 min | Romance, Action, Drama
A young Indian couple, both from wealthy backgrounds, find themselves caught up in the 1940's Indian revolutionary movement against their families whom are under the thumb a sadistic British general.
73. Shakti (1982)
166 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son... See full summary »
74. Sarkar Raj (2008)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama
When Anita Rajan, CEO of Sheppard power plant, an international Company, brings a power plant proposal to set up in rural Maharashtra before the Nagres, insightful Shankar is quick to ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,383 | Gross: $1.01M
75. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,266 | Gross: $2.08M
77. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)
159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
After the retirement of his dad, the onus is on Bharat to look after the Delhi-based family. He has two younger college-going brothers, Deepak and Vijay, and a sister of marriage age, Radha... See full summary »
78. Rang De Basanti (2006)
Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.
Votes: 87,546 | Gross: $2.20M
80. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
162 min | Action, Drama, Musical
A young man and young woman fall in love against their feuding fathers' wishes in this version of 'Romeo and Juliet' set in contemporary India.
82. Water (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,229 | Gross: $3.22M
83. Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)
153 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Waqt the race against time is the story of a father and a son between whom there is a special bond. Ishwarchand Thakur (Amitabh Bachchan) and Sumitra Thakur (Shefali Shah) are a married ... See full summary »
85. Umrao Jaan (1981)
145 min | Drama, Musical
In Faizabad, British India, Daroga Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's dad testifies against him. After his discharge around 1840, he extracts his vengeance by ... See full summary »
86. Teesri Manzil (1966)
172 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery
A woman blames a nightclub drummer for the suspicious death of her sister, and seeks revenge. However, the pair work together to solve the mystery and become romantically involved, after he introduces himself under another name.
87. Swades (2004)
Not Rated | 189 min | Drama
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.
Votes: 68,002 | Gross: $1.22M
88. The Warrior (2001)
R | 86 min | Adventure, Drama
In feudal India, a warrior (Khan) who renounces his role as the longitme enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the Himalayan mountains.
Votes: 2,257 | Gross: $0.05M
90. Yuva (2004)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different stratas of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.
Votes: 7,005 | Gross: $0.28M
92. Peepli (Live) (2010)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
An impoverished farmer's threat to end his life invites attention from politicians and media.
Votes: 10,050 | Gross: $0.75M
93. Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)
120 min | Drama
Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West Bengal that is witnessing it's struggle against the ruling Congress party, joining ... See full summary »
94. Dor (2006)
147 min | Drama
Two woman --different backgrounds, miles apart, and strangers to each other-- are linked by tragedy. Their new-found friendship is tested as one holds the fate of the other's husband in her hands.
95. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Not Rated | 181 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.
96. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Votes: 703,875 | Gross: $141.32M
97. The Attacks of 26/11 (2013)
Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The real story of ten terrorists, who sail to Mumbai and wage war on the populace for the next 72 hours.
Votes: 3,744 | Gross: $0.25M
98. Black Friday (2004)
Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.
Votes: 13,854 | Gross: $0.03M
99. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
321 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.
100. Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama
After Rahul's white pop-star fiancée dies in a bizarre levitation accident his mother insists he find another girl as soon as possible, preferably a Hindi one. As she backs this up by ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,319 | Gross: $1.49M