Best Hindi Movies To See Before You Dieby budhrajavishal | created - 19 Jan 2013 | updated - 21 Jan 2013 | Public
These movies have defined Indian Cinema...Must Watch List is not in any order...
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1. A Wednesday (2008)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.
Great Movie, Good thriller and always maintains the intensity of script. A great eye opener
2. 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: 28,321 | Gross: $0.73M
A tale of Girl through a word of dark shadows to light...An extraordinary story of an ordinary life.
3. Omkara (2006)
155 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.
Votes: 15,375 | Gross: $0.79M
Vishal Bharadwaj has done the unthinkable in this modern India's Othello
4. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.
Just mesmerizing performances by whole star cast...if you have not watched it.. go and watch it.. you don't know what you are missing...
5. Saaransh (1984)
Not Rated | 137 min | Drama
An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues.
'Saaransh' is an enlightening and satisfying film experience. It is easily one of Bhatt's best.
6. Anand (1971)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.
One of the best Hindi movie ever made....
7. Thanks Maa (2009)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
A homeless petty thief attempts to find the biological mother of an abandoned baby.
A painful journey of a child to search biological mother..
8. Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (1986 TV Movie)
One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases
Best court room drama without a court room....
9. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.
Votes: 26,613 | Gross: $0.04M
A true story of Sportsmanship....
10. Gulaal (2009)
140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A law student witnesses deception, homicide, and crime after being elected as General Secretary of his college.
Watch it for a sensible cinema & very mature songs
11. Barfi! (2012)
Not Rated | 151 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.
Votes: 62,824 | Gross: $2.80M
Real characters, genuine relationships, a simple yet a soulful story.
12. Udaan (2010)
Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama
Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.
Votes: 35,888 | Gross: $0.01M
Adolescence is one of those rare subjects on which we haven't witnessed many movies made in Bollywood.
13. Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
135 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Police officers recount a tale of missing money which results in lies, deceit, betrayal and death.
A perfect thriller...because it is a genuinely Unpredictable.
14. Socha Na Tha (2005)
137 min | Romance, Comedy
A boy is forced meet a girl for an arranged marriage but even though he refuses the match, they secretly become friends. As things get complicated and both get engaged to different people they realize they've fallen in love with each other.
A light hearted and straight forward love story.
149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A army lawyer goes out of his way to defend an army officer charged with the homicide of a decorated officer.
A Thoughtful, Polished, Inspired Thriller about a Court Martial.
16. Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an ... See full summary »
Its a movie made from the heart. Don't miss it !!
17. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
224 min | Comedy, Drama
Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »
I salute the thinker, director and brave producer...Late Raj Kapoor.
18. Shool (1999)
138 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes ... See full summary »
A mature eye opening film intended for a mature audience.
19. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
PG | 165 min | Drama, Family
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
Votes: 114,725 | Gross: $1.20M
A movie which you all can relate to your life.
20. English Vinglish (2012)
Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.
Votes: 26,683 | Gross: $1.67M
A movie about the Family, the children & their attitude towards their parents, the husband who does not see his wife skills and potential.
21. 404: Error Not Found (2011)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A brilliant student starts hallucinating after moving into a room that was occupied by another who committed suicide.
It is one of the rarest intelligent Indian film that balances science and paranormal activities.
22. OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.
Votes: 37,482 | Gross: $0.92M
Even God will watch this movie and say OH MY GOD what a movie.
23. Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)
166 min | Drama, Thriller, Action
Prahaar is the story of Major Chavan, a tough and stern soldier, trained to destroy the enemy. He can see the enemy on our borders but is unaware of the invisible enemy within ourselves. ... See full summary »
Brilliant performance. A must watch for every true Indian.
24. Ardh Satya (1983)
130 min | Crime, Drama
A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.
I have not seen another movie like this. It is one whole, each piece so nicely fit in the plot.
25. Ankush (1986)
Not Rated | 149 min | Drama
Four unemployed young men befriend their new neighbors, but soon tragedy strikes and everything is shattered.
The storyline is simple, but told in a bold fashion.