Here are Top 10 Classic Bollywood Movies from Ten Genre.
10. War – Border, 1997
War – Border, 1997
History of Indian cinema suggest that Indian filmmakers are not fond of war, especially with hundred years old history, very few notable war films has been made and even fewer has succeeded at the box office.
People who survived the 70s would vividly remember the gruesome India-Pakistan war of 1971. In the direction of J. P Dutta, Border film recreated its major event—battle of Longewala that won India the war—an epic story of a battalion of one fifty soldiers from Punjab regiment led by Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri and their heroic retaliation against the tank regiment comprising two thousand armed Pakistani soldiers.
在70年代幸存下来的人们会清楚地记得1971年那场可怕的印巴战争。边界的方向j . P Dutta电影重新创建其主要event-battle Longewala赢得了印度的战争史诗故事来自旁遮普的一营一百五十名士兵团由主要Kuldeep辛格Chandpuri及其英雄报复坦克兵团由二千武装巴基斯坦士兵。
Film received amazing response from both audience and critics. Performance of cast, which included major stars like Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff, and Akshay Khanna, was highly appreciated. Film swept almost all major awards with in the country including National Award for best feature film on National integration.
9. Thriller – Baazigar (Gambler), 1993
Thriller – Baazigar (Gambler), 1993
Indian film industry has produced great thriller films but somehow never explored the genre enough. Some great classic were made in 50s and 60s like Teesri Manzil (Thrid Floor), Woh Kaun Thi (Who was she), Madhumati, C.I.D and many more.
印度电影业已经制作出了惊心动魄的电影，但在某种程度上却从未探索过这种类型的电影。一些伟大的经典作品是在50年代和60年代制作的，比如Teesri Manzil (Thrid Floor)， Woh Kaun Thi(她是她)，Madhumati, C.I.。D和更多。
Baazigar, a crime thriller directed by duo Abbas-Mustan, is an adoption of Hollywood's A Kiss Before Dying (1956). This film gave Shah Rukh Khan the ultimate breakthrough role of Ajay Sharma who avenges his father's death by killing and destroying lives. Actress Kajol and Shilpa Shetty plays sister who are betrayed and murdered by Ajay Sharma as part of his vengeance for their father Madan Chopra's inhuman deeds against his family.
由duo Abbas-Mustan导演的犯罪惊悚片Baazigar是好莱坞在1956年去世前的一吻。这部电影给了沙鲁克·汗(Shah Rukh Khan)的终极突破角色，阿贾伊·夏尔马(Ajay Sharma)以杀害和破坏生命的方式为父亲复仇。女演员Kajol和Shilpa Shetty饰演的妹妹被Ajay Sharma背叛和谋杀，这是他为他们的父亲Madan Chopra对他的家人的非人类行为复仇的一部分。
This film earned the Shah Rukh Khan his first ever FIlmfare Award and gave him the status of a superstar. Film was a commercial blockbuster and fourth highest grosser in 1993. In coming years, it received the status of a classic.
8. Science fiction – Mr. India, 1987
Science fiction – Mr. India, 1987
Indian film industry has not fared well for homemade science fiction films. In last decade, few films created buzz with special effects with films like Krissh and Ra One. However, these films only gained success due heavy-duty action and special effects but received criticism for their storytelling.
When it comes to classic Indian sci-fi flick, nothing beats Mr. India. Film was directed by Shekhar Kapur and starred—mesmerizing Sridevi, ever-energetic Anil Kapoor and super villain of Indian cinema Amrish Puri. Anil Kapoor plays street violinist who houses dozen orphans in his old rented house. Story gets interesting when he finds a watch that makes wearer invisible and he uses magical watch to fight against the evil man, Mogambo played by Amrish Puri.
说到经典的印度科幻电影，没有什么比印度更棒了。影片由谢卡·卡普尔(Shekhar Kapur)执导，斯里德维(Sridevi)主演，精力充沛的阿尼尔·卡普尔(Anil Kapoor)，以及印度电影《阿姆里什·普里》(Amrish Puri)的超级反派。阿尼尔·卡普尔(Anil Kapoor)扮演街头小提琴家，在他租来的老房子里住着十几名孤儿。故事变得有趣，当他发现了一个让佩戴者隐形的手表，他使用魔法手表来对抗邪恶的人，莫甘波由阿姆里什·普里扮演。
Film is considered a cult classic and has gained a place in 100 Greatest Indian Films Of All Time. Famous Amrish Puri's Dialogue “Mogambo khus hua” (Magambo is happy) became synonymous with Amrish.
电影被认为是经典的经典，并在印度100部最伟大的电影中占有一席之地。著名的阿姆里什·普里的对话“Mogambo khus hua”(Magambo是快乐的)成为了Amrish的同义词。
7. Romance – Dilwale Dulhania Le jayenge (Brave hearted gets the bride), 1995
Romance – Dilwale Dulhania Le jayenge (Brave hearted gets the bride), 1995
No one beats Indians when it comes to romantic films that rave love, melodrama, songs, and dances. It is the staple for Indian cinema.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Link 4) or famously known as DDLJ was debut film for the master of romantic films director Aditya Chopra. Story is about a young couple—Raj and Simran played by Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol respectively—who falls in love on a European vacation. For Raj to marry Simran, he must win over Simran's parents who want their daughter to marry someone of their choice.
Film became an All Time Blockbuster and biggest Bollywood hit ever. During award season in 1996, it bagged 10 Filmfare awards, the highest ever for a film. Film also gained a place in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”, only second film to do so after Mother India. Film holds the record for the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema—crossing 1000 weeks at Maratha Mandir Theater.
6. Horror – Raat (Night), 1992
Horror – Raat (Night), 1992
Indian cinema has produced good amount of horror flicks but most of them has Bollywood style of storytelling spiced up with songs and melodrama that somehow diminished the essence of horror. Few directors risked their careers by making unconventional films.
One of those directors is Ram Gopal Verma who is considered a weird genius. His horror film Raat is far away from conventional Bollywood flick. Film was original made in south Indian language Telgu but later dubbed in Hindi for rest of India. South Indian film actor Revathi plays Manisha Sharma aka Mini who is possessed by a ghost from her basement. A woman who was the previous owner of the house was murdered brutally in the basement and since than her ghost haunts the residents of the house.
其中一名董事是拉姆·戈帕尔·维尔玛，他被认为是一个奇怪的天才。他的恐怖电影Raat远离传统的宝莱坞电影。电影最初是在印度南部的Telgu制作的，后来在印地语中被称为印度的其他地方。南印度电影演员Revathi扮演Manisha Sharma aka Mini，她的地下室里有一个鬼魂。一名妇女曾是这所房子的主人，她在地下室被残忍地杀害，而她的鬼魂也经常出没于房子里的居民。
Direction of Ram Gopal Verma is stylist and was beyond its time. However, film was not popular due the lack of audience for the horror genre at that time. Many film buffs rate this film as one the best horror films in Indian Cinema.
拉姆·戈帕尔·维尔玛(Ram Gopal Verma)的方向是设计师，超越了时代。然而，由于当时的恐怖片缺乏观众，电影并不受欢迎。许多电影爱好者认为这部电影是印度电影中最好的恐怖片。
5. Drama – Mother India (1957)
Drama – Mother India (1957)
Though it's an over exaggerated melodrama, strength of an Indian film is in its drama. Be a commercial film or an art film, melodrama is hallmark of Indian cinema. With time, some changes have come but its India, old things never go out of fashion in India and majority of Indian cinema still strive on over exaggerated melodrama.
However, whatever may be the case with melodrama in Indian cinema, Mother India is highly rated classic. Oscar nominated film was directed and produced by Mehboob Khan. It was remake of khan's seventeen-year-old film Aurat (1940). It is the story of women's struggle for raising her two sons post her husband's death in a natural calamity. Character Radha is played by Nargis who stands for the high moral values of women in India.
It was India's first official entry for Academy Awards but it lost the Oscar by a vote. Nargis and director bagged the prestigious Filmfare Awards for Best Actress and Best director respectively. Film is also listed in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”.
4. Comedy – Andaz Apna Apna (everyone has their own style), 1994
Comedy – Andaz Apna Apna (everyone has their own style), 1994
Audience has strong effect on the way films are made in India. With comedy it is even more restrictive, even if film is technically excellent, film is bound to get flushed if its beyond their average state of understanding.
That's what went wrong with the Rajkumar Santoshi's cult classic Andaz Apna Apna. Amar and Prem—played by Aamir Khan and Salman Khan—are two day dreamers who compete each other for getting rich by marrying daughter of rich businessman Ram Gopal Bajaj played by Paresh Rawal. Story of the film takes audience on the journey of comical confusions of characters and situations.
这就是Rajkumar Santoshi的邪典经典和阿普纳Apna的错误。阿玛尔(Amar)和萨尔曼·汗(Salman khann)饰演的阿玛尔(Amar and prem)是两个白天梦想的人，他们为了致富而互相竞争，他们的女儿是富商拉姆·戈帕尔·巴贾尔(Ram Gopal Bajaj)的女儿，由帕雷什·罗亚尔(Paresh Rawal)饰演。电影的故事在人物和场景的滑稽混乱之旅中吸引了观众。
Though the film did average business, film received four nomination at Filmfare Awards in 1995. With time film gained massive cult following and become the most watched film on India television circuit. Aamir khan and Salman khan, though they have huge list of achievements, are still loved for their portrayal of the characters Amar and Prem.
3. Crime – Company (2002)
Crime – Company (2002)
In Recent years, crime has become the most popular genre with Indian audiences. Especially, biographies of Indian gangsters are making their way on to celluloid. Films like Satya (1998), Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (2010) have done great at the box office.
Company is sequel to Satya directed by Ram Gopal Verma and penned by Jaideep Sahni. Film exposed the real life Dawood Ibrahim's underworld business through D-company. Story mirrored real life working of mafia in Mumbai. Vivek Oberoi portrays Chandu who wants to make it big in underworld, so he joins Malik played by Ajay Devgan and starts killing all his opponents for gaining throne of the underworld. Character Chandu is taken from real life gangster Chhota Rajan and Malik resembles the most wanted gangster of India Dawood Ibrahim.
公司是Satya的续集，由Ram Gopal Verma导演，由Jaideep Sahni执笔。电影通过D-company揭露了现实生活中的达伍德·易卜拉欣的黑社会业务。故事反映了孟买黑手党的真实生活。Vivek Oberoi饰演的Chandu想要在黑社会大赚一顿，所以他加入了由Ajay Devgan扮演的Malik，并开始杀死他所有的对手，以获得黑社会的王位。人物Chandu取自真实生活的gangster Chhota Rajan和Malik，他是印度最受通缉的匪徒。
Film received great reviews from critics and audience. Film won 6 Filmfare Awards, received critical acclaim at Austin Film Festival as well as at New York Asian Film Festival.
2. Adventure – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (You only Live Once), 2011
Adventure – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (You only Live Once), 2011
Indian cinema has never explored adventure genre. Even if we find one it would have the typical Bollywood melodrama. However, with crop of young directors Indian cinema is moving forward and crossing barriers, never crossed before.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is comedy adventure movie of three friends coming of age, written and directed by Zoya Akhtar. Three friends Arjun, Kabir and Imraan—potrayed by Hrithik Rohsan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar—who go for a bachelor road trip to Spain where each of three has to choose an adventure sports and other two cannot deny. Film is great mix of subtle comedy, drama, and adventure.
电影《三个朋友的成长》，由Zoya Akhtar编剧和导演，是一部喜剧冒险片。三个朋友Arjun, Kabir和Imraan-potrayed由Hrithik Rohsan, Abhay Deol和Farhan akhtar- - -他们去西班牙进行单身旅行，三个人都要选择冒险运动，其他两个不能否认。电影是微妙的喜剧、戏剧和冒险的混合体。
Film was a great commercial success and critics went gaga over the freshness of the film. Film received several nomination at Filmfare in 2012 and won two of them. Film also turned out to be breakthrough film as it broke conventional beliefs of Indian commercial cinema and gave a space for new ideas.
1. Action – Sholay (Embers), 1975
Action – Sholay (Embers), 1975
Sixty percent of films made in India are action films as most of the film still follow the classic formula of spiced up Bollywood film. Every year these are the highest grossers in India. This gives us the idea how much Indian audience love action films.
Whenever we think of Bollywood classic, first name comes to our mind is Sholay, directed by Ramesh Sippy and written by duo Saleem-Javed. It casts some of the biggest all time stars of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan who plays Jai, Dharmendra playing Veeru, Sanjeev Kumar playing Thakor and Amjad Khan playing Gabbar Singh. Film showcases the story of two criminals Jai and Veeru who are hired by a retired police officer Thakur to capture a ruthless dacoit Gabbar Singh.
每当我们想到宝莱坞经典的时候，我们脑海里就会浮现出一个叫Sholay的名字，由Ramesh Sippy导演，由duo Saleem-Javed所写。它把印度电影史上最伟大的明星们都投进了电影中，他们扮演的是Jai, Dharmendra扮演Veeru, Sanjeev Kumar扮演Thakor, Amjad Khan扮演Gabbar Singh。电影展示了两个罪犯Jai和Veeru的故事，他们受雇于一个退休的警察塔库尔，以抓获一个无情的dacoit Gabbar Singh。
Film is remembered for its strong characters and powerful dialogues, which are so famous that we could ask an Indian kid for verse of Sholay's dialogues. In 1999, BBC India declared Sholay as the film of the millennium. Even Time Magazine and CNN-IBN has place this film on number one spot as Best of Bollywood.
List created by: Jignesh Chaudhari
List created by: Jignesh Chaudhari