Top 10 best Bollywood movies ever
Bollywood is often seen as a younger brother of Hollywood, but in fact, this Indian Hindi-language filmmaking industry has got its particular niche and is absolutely independent of the American competitor.
Bollywood is not linked to any specific place or genre either, albeit most of the movies are filmed in Mumbai and it is famous for its unparalleled genre – the masala film.
Anyone may find something to their tastes among Bollywood movies – action films, romance, musicals, comedies, drama, etc. They are bright, extravagant, and distinctive.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (“The big-hearted will take the bride”) – this romance film was taken in 1995 in different locations in Europe, where the main character gets acquainted with a woman of his dreams on a trip. He wants to marry her, but her dad looks forward to an arranged marriage with another guy. The film is enlisted in the book “1001 movies you must see before you die”.
“Queen” is a comedy-drama movie telling the story of Rani Mehra, a girl from New Dehli who is left before her wedding day by her fiancé. But against all the odds she decides to go to their pre-booked honeymoon on her own. The trip changes Rani’s life completely. Step by step she becomes a strong, self-confident “queen”.
A lot of people believe this film is one of the most heavyweight feminist movies.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (“How I felt when I saw that girl”) is a story of Sweety Chaudhary, a closeted lesbian. It is rather hard for her to make a coming-out since she has got a conservative family. She wants to marry a woman she loves and meets loads of obstacles on her way.
It is a 2009 satirical comedy-drama. The movie tells two parallel stories of three friends – the first in the present days, another one – 10 years ago. The plot focuses on the friendship of three engineering school students and the educational system, in general, is mocked.
Sholay is an action-adventure movie, filmed in 1975. It is about two criminals – Veeru and Jai who collaborate with a retired police officer to catch another criminal. Sholay is considered one of the best Indian films on various top charts, it is a great example of a masala film, where different genres are combined.
Being a remake of the 1940 film “Aural”, it is a 1957 epic-drama movie. It follows a story of a destitute woman from the countryside, who, having no husband raises two sons. She meets loads of calamities on her way and struggles to survive in her uneasy life circumstances.
The film is a historical drama, narrating a story of love between Mughal Prince Salim and a court dancer. The Prince’s father, the Emperor does not endorse this affair, and as a result, the father and the son become enemies.
Being a box-office success, it is an epistolary romance movie, focusing on a woman’s attempts to revitalize the relationships with her husband. With this aim she writes him letters and puts them into lunchboxes together with his favorite dishes). She does not realize that the lunchboxes mistakenly get to another man.
Pyaasa is a story of an unsuccessful poet Vijay who had to “die” to be noticed and praised. He was considered to be dead because he was confused with a beggar wearing Vijay’s coat. After this, his brother published his poems and he became famous. But when the poet “comes back from the dead”, the public is not so respectful.
Lagaan (“Agricultural tax”) is a musical sports movie, set in 1893 in the times of India’s colonial British Raj. People were tired of drought and high taxes. But one day, British officers propose the villagers a game of cricket as a chance to get rid of the tax debt.