BollyWood Movies - Top Twenty Famous Bollywood Movies to Watch Before You Die

BollyWood Movies - Top Twenty Famous Bollywood Movies to Watch Before You Die

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Bollywood is the sobriquet for India's Hindi language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is more formally referred to as Hindi cinema. The term "Bollywood" is often used by non-Indians as a synecdoche to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; Bollywood is the largest film producer in India, representing 43% of the net box office, while Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36%, and the rest of the regional cinema constitutes 21% as of 2014. Here is the list of Top Twenty Famous Bollywood Movies to Watch Before You Die for your votes and ranking.

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Paan Singh Tomar (2012) Movie

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Paan Singh Tomar is a 2012 Indian biographical film based on the true story of the athlete of the same name. A soldier in the Indian Army, he won a gold medal at the Indian National Games, but was forced to become a bandit. The film is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and produced by UTV Motion Pictures. Irrfan Khan plays the title role, with Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the supporting cast. Made on a shoestring budget of ₹45 million (US$700,000), Paan Singh Tomar premiered at the 2010 British Film Institute London Film Festival. The film was released domestically on 2 March 2012 to critical acclaim and emerged as a superhit at the box-office, with a domestic net of ₹384 million (US$6.0 million). The film won the Best Feature Film and Best Actor in the 60th National Film Awards 2012.
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Mr. India (1987) Movie

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Mr. India is a 1987 Indian Hindi science fiction superhero film directed by Shekhar Kapur. It stars Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Amrish Puri in the lead roles. The film was the highest grossing Indian film of 1987, and remains a cult classic in India. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. On the centenary of Indian Cinema, Mr. India has been declared one of the 100 Greatest Indian Films of All Time.
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Sholay (1975) Movie

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Sholay is a 1975 Indian Hindi-language action-adventure film, directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by his father G. P. Sippy. The film follows two criminals, Veeru and Jai (played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan), hired by a retired police officer (Sanjeev Kumar) to capture the ruthless dacoit Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan). It was ranked first in the British Film Institute's 2002 poll of "Top 10 Indian Films" of all time. In 2005, the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare Awards named it the Best Film of 50 Years.
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PK (2014) Movie

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PK is a 2014 Indian satirical science fiction comedy film. The film was directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. The film stars Aamir Khan in the title role with Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, and Sanjay Dutt in supporting roles. It tells the story of an alien who comes to Earth on a research mission. He befriends a television journalist and questions religious dogmas and superstitions. The film received positive reviews and, at the time, emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film of all time and ranks as the 70th highest-grossing film of 2014 worldwide. The film has been regarded as one of the best Hindi films of 2014. PK is the first Indian film to gross more than ₹7 billion worldwide.
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Movie

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Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and produced by Christian Colson. Set and filmed in India, it is a loose adaptation of the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup, telling the story of Jamal Malik, age 18, from the Juhu slums of Mumbai. As a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? who is able to answer every stage correctly, he is accused of cheating. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards in 2009 and won eight—the most for any 2008 film—including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It won seven BAFTA Awards including Best Film, five Critics' Choice Awards and four Golden Globes.
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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Movie

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Lagaan Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India is a 2001 Indian epic sports-drama film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles. Made on a then-unprecedented budget of ₹250 million (equivalent to ₹700 million or US$11 million in 2016), the film was shot in an ancient village near Bhuj, India. Lagaan received critical acclaim and awards at international film festivals, as well as many Indian film awards. It was one of the biggest box office hits of 2001. In 2010, the film was ranked No. 55 in Empire magazines "The 100 Best Films of World Cinema".
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3 Idiots (2009) Movie

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3 Idiots is a 2009 Indian coming of age comedy drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Abhijat Joshi wrote the screenplay. It was inspired by the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. The film stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni, and Boman Irani. Upon release, the film was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and had the highest opening day collections for an Indian film up until that point. After its initial run, the film's adjusted worldwide lifetime gross was ₹339 crore (equivalent to ₹597 crore or US$93 million in 2016).
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Devdas (2002) Movie

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Devdas is a 2002 Indian romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas. The film follows Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan), a wealthy law graduate in the early 1900s, who returns from his studies in London to marry his childhood sweetheart, Paro (Aishwarya Rai). However, the rejection of this marriage by his own family sparks his descent into alcohol, ultimately leading to his emotional deterioration and him seeking refuge with a prostitute, Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit Nene). Devdas won the Filmfare Award for Best Film. The film also won five National Awards and a further ten Filmfare Awards.
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Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) Movie

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Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. is a 2003 Indian comedy drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The film is loosely based on the 1998 American film Patch Adams. The story involves protagonist Munna Bhai (Sanjay Dutt), a goon, going to medical school. He is helped by his sidekick, Circuit (Arshad Warsi). It went on to win the 2004 National Film Award for Best Popular Film, and several Filmfare awards, including the Critics Award for Best Movie and Best Screenplay. Made at a Budget of only 10 crores, the movie went on the collect Rs.124 crores at the end of its year long run at the Box Office in December 2004.
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Taare Zameen Par (2007) Movie

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Taare Zameen Par, titled Like Stars on Earth internationally, is a 2007 Indian drama film produced and directed by Aamir Khan. Darsheel Safary stars as 8-year-old Ishaan, and Khan plays his art teacher. Creative director and writer Amole Gupte initially developed the idea with his wife Deepa Bhatia, who served as the film's editor. The film explores the life and imagination of Ishaan, an 8-year-old dyslexic child. Although he excels in art, his poor academic performance leads his parents to send him to a boarding school. Ishaan's new art teacher suspects that he is dyslexic and helps him to overcome his disability. Taare Zameen Par has received numerous awards, including the Filmfare Best Film Award for 2008 and the 2008 National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare.
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Udta Punjab (2016) Movie

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Udta Punjab is a 2016 Indian crime comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey. It is loosely based on and revolves around the drug abuse by the youth population in the Indian state of Punjab and the various conspiracies surrounding it. Produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor. Made on a budget of ₹400 million (US$6.2 million), Udta Punjab has earned approximately ₹999 million (US$16 million) worldwide.[3] At the 62nd Filmfare Awards, the film won four awards, including Best Actress (Alia Bhatt) and Critics Award for Best Actor (Shahid Kapoor).
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Swades (2004) Movie

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Swades is a 2004 Indian drama film written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. It stars Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. The film received widespread critical acclaim and a cult following from Indian and other South Asian audiences around the world. Swades earned ₹152.5 million (US$2.4 million) nett in India. In the overseas market, the film made $2,790,000.It had a lifetime worldwide gross of ₹342.6 million (US$5.3 million).
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) Movie

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is an Indian romance film written and directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by his father Yash Chopra. Released on 20 October 1995, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The plot revolves around Raj and Simran, two young non-resident Indians, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe with their friends. Raj tries to win over Simran's family so the couple can marry, but Simran's father has long since promised her hand to his friend's son. Earning ₹1.06 billion (valued at about US$32,766,000 in 1995)[a] in India and ₹160 million (valued at about US$4,946,000 in 1995)[a] overseas, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge became the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year, and one of the most successful Indian films of all time.
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Veer-Zaara (2004) Movie

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Veer-Zaara is a 2004 Indian romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, and Rani Mukerji in the leading roles. Set against the backdrop of conflict between India and Pakistan, this star-crossed romance follows the unfortunate love story of an Indian Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh and a Pakistani woman hailing from a rich political family of Lahore, Zaara Hayat Khan, who are separated for 22 years. Saamiya Siddiqui, a Pakistani lawyer, finds Veer in prison and upon listening to his story, tries to get him freed. The film eventually became the top-grossing Bollywood film of the year at both the Indian and the international box office, earning over ₹942.2 million (US$15 million) worldwide.
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Black (2005) Movie

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Black is a 2005 Indian drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starred by Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan. Black revolves around a deafblind girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease. The film draws inspiration from Helen Keller's life and struggle. Black was a commercial success and was the 2nd highest grossing Bollywood film worldwide in 2005. It won the Filmfare Award for best film. Time Magazine (Europe) selected the film as one of the 10 Best Movies of the Year 2005 from around the globe.
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Chak de! India (2007) Movie

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Chak De! India is a 2007 Indian sports film, directed by Shimit Amin and Rob Miller produced by Aditya Chopra, with music by Salim–Sulaiman and a screenplay by Jaideep Sahni. The story is about the Indian women's national field-hockey team which was inspired by the team's win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The film stars Shahrukh Khan as Kabir Khan, former captain of the Indian men's national field-hockey team. After a disastrous loss to Pakistan, Khan is ostracized from the sport. Seven years later, to redeem himself, Khan becomes the coach of the Indian national women's hockey team and aims to turn its sixteen contentious players into a championship unit. Chak De! India won a number of awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
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Kahaani (2012) Movie

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Kahaani is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language mystery thriller film co-written, co-produced and directed by Sujoy Ghosh. It stars Vidya Balan as Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman searching for her missing husband in Kolkata during the festival of Durga Puja, assisted by Satyoki "Rana" Sinha (Parambrata Chatterjee) and Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). Made on a shoestring budget of ₹80 million (US$1.2 million), Kahaani was conceived and developed by Ghosh, who co-wrote the film with Advaita Kala. Following critical acclaim and word-of-mouth publicity, the film earned ₹1.04 billion (US$16 million) worldwide in 50 days. The film won several awards, including three National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards.
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Anand (1971) Movie

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Anand is a 1971 Indian drama film co-written and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It stars Rajesh Khanna in the lead role with and supporting cast includes Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo. Khanna played the title role. The dialogues were written by Gulzar. The film won several awards including the Filmfare award for best film in 1972. In 2013, it was listed in Anupama Chopra's book "100 Films To See before You Die". This film is counted among the 17 consecutive hit films Rajesh Khanna between 1969 and 1971.
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Mother India (1957) Movie

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Mother India is a 1957 Indian Hindi-language epic drama film, directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raaj Kumar. A remake of Khan's earlier film Aurat (1940), it is the story of a poverty-stricken village woman named Radha (Nargis) who, in the absence of her husband, struggles to raise her sons and survive against a cunning money-lender amidst many troubles. Despite her hardship, she sets a goddess-like moral example of an ideal Indian woman. he film won the All India Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film, the Filmfare Best Film Award for 1957, and Nargis and Khan won the Best Actress and Best Director awards respectively.
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Barfi! (2012) Movie

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Barfi! is a 2012 Indian comedy-drama film co-produced, written and directed by Anurag Basu. Set in the 1970s, the film depicts the story of Murphy "Barfi" Johnson and his relationships with two women, Shruti and Jhilmil The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles, with Saurabh Shukla, Ashish Vidyarthi, Jisshu Sengupta and Roopa Ganguly in supporting roles. Made on a budget of approximately ₹30 crore (US$4.7 million), Barfi! opened worldwide on 14 September 2012. The film was a box office success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2012 in India and overseas. The film went on to gross ₹1.75 billion (US$27 million) worldwide.

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