Bollywood is derived from the word Bombay as it has its origin in 1970’s in Bombay itself which is generally referred to Indian film industry. In 1970 Indian film industry become world’s largest film producer after America and then film industry got the name of Bollywood. First silent movie was produced in 1913 by Dada Saheb Phalke and first talkie movie was Alamara produced by Ardeshir Irani. After the commercial success of these movies some of the famous directors and producers tried to produce colored movies which also led to great success. The first colored movie was Kisan Kanya and then version of Mother India. The period from 1940 to 1960 is considered to be Golden Age of Hindi Cinema in film historians. Here are some best Bollywood movies of all time.
In 1951 this movie was released, directed and produced by Raj Kapoor in which he raised the issue of love story between poor Raj and rich girl, Nargis as their lives got inter wined. Character Raj is seen in the appearance of Charlie Chaplin and film song ‘’Awara Hoon’’ depicts his situation. This movie in 2012 has been named in ‘’ All time 100 Greatest Films’’ by TIME. This movie got its height due to the acting of Raj Kapoor and Nargis due to which this movie was nominated in Cannes Film Festival.
This movie is set in India colonial British Raj produced and directed in 2001 by one of the person famous for introducing new themes Ashutosh Gowariker. For this reason only he introduced Aamir Khan and new actress Gracy Singh. Lagaan refers to land tax which is given by peasants to Britishers and one of the villager take this as challenge by playing the game of cricket and removing this tax for three years. In this plot only director has added all his techniques from British attitude to simple villager life. The film received various international awards and come in the category of Best Sorts Movies.
It is one such movie which was once declared flop due to its incompleteness but later on followed by great success. This movie is directed by the Director of perfectionism Kamal Amrohi in 1972 based on the life of Lucknow Ta waif with the blend of Urdu culture. This movie is famous for its glamor and dance which is shown through ta waif life starring Meena Kumari and her various stages of life from how she entered this ta waif life till its end. This was the last movie of Meena Kumari.
7. Mother India
It is the Mehboob Khan movie which is the Hindi epic directed in 1957 and is the melodrama which is the remake of earlier director movie Aurat. This film is the first nominated movie for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and come in the category of daily watched movie. This movie depicts the plight of poverty stricken mother who for her sons struggles with herself to grow her sons and give them better living but in the end kills her own criminal son for the sake of moral good. She epitomizes as a goddess what it means to the Indian woman and represents after independence India. This movie was the box office hit and come in the all time Indian Blockbuster.
6. Mughal E Azam
Mughal E Azam is one of the famous movie of that time and considered rather recorded highest grossing Bollywood movie of all times. This film is a Indian epic period movie directed by K.Asif in 1960 featuring Prithiviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Dilip Kumar and Durga Khote. This movie can be regarded as Indian love story who for the sake of love fights with the family irrespective of the status of King. In this movie Madhubala is called Anarkali for its grace and beauty and Salim, Dilip kumar is the son of emperor Akbar who falls in love with Anarkali. This movie won one National award and three Filmfare Awards.
5. Rang De Basanti
Rang De Basanti is one such movie which got positive response from critics on the other hand being a film appreciated nation wide for the reason which brought youth on the front to solve the problems of the country. It invoked the spirit of patriotism in the youth and made them realized the innate spark in them which help them rise and do some good for the country. this movie also shows the colorfulness and the diversity of cultures in india and also highlighted the merry going nature of the young birds .this movie was directed by Rakesh omprakash mehra in the year 2006 casting Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Alice Patten, Sharman Joshi and Siddharth Narayan. This movie got various awards for Best movie, best performance award and was included in 79th Academy Awards.
4. 3 Idiots
It is a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production and Directed by Rajkumar Hirani in 2005 featuring Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani. This comedy movie is adapted from Chetan Bhagat novel ‘’3 Points Someone’’ and based on the engineering students whose head is very strict and want every student to be engineer. Apart from this there are small instances or we can say plot is marvellous which throws light on various small things which parents and students should keep in mind. This movie got various awards and once more highest grossing movie.
3. Hum Apke Hai Kaun
Hum Apke Hai Kaun is one of the most watched and famous family movie produced by Rajshri Productions and directed by Sooraj Barjatya in the year 1995. This is the movie of two family relationships including love story of Prem, Salman Khan and Nisha, Madhuri Dixit and other co-stars working as two different family members. This movie has set record in Guinness Book of world records being highest grossing movie on the other hand being a theatrical release till 7 years. This movie won various National, International and film fare awards and a movie of high time length as compared to others.
2. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
This movie known as DDLJ is the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra starring famous Shahrukh Khan and Kajol during that period. This movie is the romantic drama in the year 1995 about two NRI’s who met in an European vacation and fall in love. Aditya chopra started the trend of shooting at foreign locations and added his own tastes and sensibilities to make movie hit to such an extent that even in 2011 it was released in Marathi Mandir Theatre. Its songs, dialogues, scenes and the acting make this movie recorded as one of the best highest grossing hindi movie and won various awards.
This 1975 movie which is considered by Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema to be one of the greatest movie in Indian cinema. It is a action adventure movie produced by G P Sippy and directed by Ramesh Sippy starring Dharmendra, Amitabh Bacchan, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan. This movie was again box office hit which hit the theatres for more than 5 years and won various awards for acting, direction, dialogues etc. This is first movie which had 60 golden jubilees and sippy set its plot with western influence.