Bollywood has time and again given us some upright genius pieces of content!
While most of us are overwhelmed with the grandeur and vibrancy of Indian movies, there is some iconic work that enhances our love for the Indian cinema. Here is a list of five such remarkable Indian movies :
The 1972 Filmfare award-winning movie features Rajesh Khanna (Anand) and Amitabh Bachchan (Dr. Banerjee aka Babu Moshai). A story, way ahead of its time, depicts the life of Anand who is terminally ill and has an admirably beautiful approach towards life. His character teaches us to value life, stay positive in all situations and make the best of the time that one has.
Interesting Fact: Director Hrishikesh Mukherjee dedicated this movie to his friend Raj Kapoor with whom he started his career as an editor.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
This movie is a satire on corruption in Indian media and politics. Sudhir (Ravi Baswani) and Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) are two photographers who hope to make money from their newly opened photo studio at Haji Ali, Bombay.
Once while enlarging some pictures, they come across an accidentally clicked photograph which was evidence to a high – profile murder. What flows next is an unexpected series of events where corrupt bureaucrats and businessmen gang up to punish Vinod and Sudhir to prison for the crime they did not commit.
Interesting Fact: The names of the lead characters – Vinod Chopra and Sudhir Mishra – came from the film’s assistant directors Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Sudhir Mishra.
Anyone who loves their country or has felt patriotic even once will surely relate to this intricate movie. Mohan is a successful scientist at NASA but wishes to bring his nanny with him. On his visit to India, Mohan comes across the real issues in India like poverty, electricity, traditions, beliefs, government regulations and a lot more. It’s a visual delight when Mohan goes through various thought-provoking situations which then inspire him to make a positive difference for his Swades.
Interesting fact: Swades was the first Indian film shot inside the NASA research center at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.
The movie interestingly portrays four different lives intersecting at the holy river of Ganges. A daughter who is guilty about a sexual encounter that ends into a tragedy, a father who is under societal pressure and is constantly pressured by a corrupt policeman, a young man who wishes to break the preset notions about the community he belongs to and a small child who is longing for a family.
Interesting fact: Director Neeraj Ghaywan’s roommate in Gurgaon told him about the Dom community. This was the first time he got to know about this community that works at the cremation sights on the ghats.
The protagonist ‘Rani’ is super excited to get married to the love of her life but things don’t go as planned and what happens next is her a journey of self-awakening. The jilted bride goes alone for her honeymoon where she takes ownership, makes new friends, travels, cries hard, parties harder, lives every moment of her trip and gets to know a little more about herself at every moment. She teaches us to love your own self and stand for who you are.
Interesting fact: The remixed version of the song “Hungama Ho Gaya” was shot at Club NL, in Amsterdam, where a Hindi song was played for the first time.
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