Indian cinema, referred to as Bollywood, is one of the biggest film industries in the world in terms of the number of films produced as well as the number of people employed. Selling several billions of tickets every year and hundreds of films in various genres, it represents almost half of the net box office revenue in India. Among these hundreds of films released every year, every movie doesn’t have a significant impact on the masses. However, there have been some Bollywood movies which hold their unique identity and importance in the film industry. An overlook of few such movies is given below. You can't afford to miss any single one of them, I bet.
2. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ): This is considered one of the greatest love stories ever told in the form of a movie. Aditya Chopra made his debut as a director with this movie. There is no denying the fact that Shahrukh Khan and Kajol became superstars overnight after this movie. It was the incredible acting of these Bollywood stars which transformed them into superstars. Shahrukh-Kajol is considered one of the most romantic on-screen couples, even today. After all the acting and dance of both were outstanding, leading the grand success of this forever classic. DDLJ was the movie, that brought a revolution in the Indian cinema resulting in a never-ending trend of love stories. Until the release of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Bollywood had majorly released action films —a trend which DDLJ set off. Even after two decades, the arm-stretching signature move of SRK stands stark above any of the other Bollywood actors’. And, the dialogue, “Bade bade shehron mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain Senorita” won't let you resist yourself from appreciating the well-written script and the stunning dialogue delivery and eventually making you fan of the exceptional talent of the King of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan. Deservedly, DDLJ is the movie which rules the heart of almost every Bollywood lover, making him watch it again and again without getting bored even once.
4. Taare Zameen Par: With his debut as a director, Amir Khan won millions of hearts by this movie. A highly sensible movie, revolving around a dyslexic kid, Ishaan, targets parenting as well as the education system. Strangely, Amir Khan is not the star in this movie, Ishaan Awasthi is. Taare Zameen Par is a story of an eight-year-old challenged child who always gets into some trouble. Despite being dyslexic, he is an incredibly talented artist and incorporates a beautiful imagination within himself. With his parents failing to sense the status of his mental health, he is sent to the hostel where begins the challenging story of his. Dyslexia takes over the child, rendering him face immense difficulty while performing even basic daily chores. Amir plays the role of the teacher of Ishaan and is able to sense how different Ishaan is from other students and what makes his role applaudable is the way he befriends him to tackle the situation and restoring the kid’s self-confidence. From the touching role of teacher to highly supporting and emotional showcase of friendship, this movie doesn't fail to earn the appreciation and applause. No matter if you are a teacher, parent, kid, adult, aunt or a brother, you will get yourself connected to this movie, undoubtedly. Apart from the exceptionally flawless acting of all its characters, the movie has a heart-jangling music with the song “Maa” stealing hearts of millions and pooling tears into the eyes.
5. My Name Is Khan: "My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist..."
Although My Name Is Khan has Bollywood's most sought after on-screen couple Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, but is a way apart from what “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” are. With a heart touching emotional touch, MNIK is the movie that clearly depicts the versatility of the supremely talented Shahrukh Khan. Karan Johar, being highly talented director makes every viewer fall in love with this movie. SRK plays the role of Rizwan Khan, an autistic. Any other movie of recent times fails to attain the emotional attachment MNIK has. My Name Is Khan is basically based on the effects of attacks of 9/11. Of course, you’ve watched this stunning movie and if not yet, then better late than never. Why Shahrukh is considered the king of Bollywood doesn't seem to be even slightly doubtful after this movie.
6. Mughal-e-Azam: Result of the 9 years of enormous time and expense, Mughal-e-Azam is considered one of the finest creations of Indian film industry. It is said that people from distant places used to visit the gorgeous set of this amazing movie. The 400 years old story of Prince Salim and his love for Anarkali makes the viewers hold their breaths and watch this love story full of contradictions between the love of the prince and his father, even leading to his execution. The way this love story proceeds, it clearly takes the viewer away with its flow. The songs like “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” came out to be super hits of that time, being incomparable and incredibly perfect. The dialogue delivery and the voice of Prithvi Raj
Kapoor are absolutely beyond comparison. A legend in Indian cinema, Mughal-e-Azam is a movie which delivers the sensible message of sacrifice.Originally, the movie was released in black and white, but in 2004, it was revived into a colored version and with the miracle of technology, the result comes out to be outstanding.
7. Devdas: Undoubtedly, Devdas is the kind of movies which blow away the viewer, turning their world upside down and leaving a never-ending impact on the mind. As a result of Devdas, Aishwarya Rai sat her throne in the hearts of million of her fans. An extravagant tale of love, loss and alcohol, beautifully holds the viewer for 185 minutes. Along with the fabulous acting of Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit, the tang of music in this movie also counts for its gigantic success, making it won several awards. The supporting role of Jackie Shroff as Chuni-babu and Kiron Kher as Paro’s mother is also worth mentioning. Bollywood owes Sanjay Leela Bhansali for giving this incredible movie. A powerful cast and mesmerizing scenes leave its viewer spellbound in a way that this movie refuses to get out of the mind even after the end. This tragic love story takes you away with it, as it unfolds.
8. Sholay: The effect of Sholay on Indian cinema is such that, it is said that it will be written in the golden words whenever the history of Indian cinema will be written, thousands of years from now. Perhaps the only movie, whose every dialogue sits underneath the tongue of those who have watched it as well as those, who haven’t! The story of vengeance of Thakur Baldev Singh gives birth to this splendid classic. In terms of performance and acting, every actor from the movie holds its own importance. With his unique touch of humor, which is clearly reflected in the dialogues like “Tumhara naam kya hai Basanti?”, Amjad Khan fabulously plays the role of Gabbar. The friendship of Jai and Veeru seems to be friendship goals with each one ready to die for the other. This timeless classic movie is definitely a must watch.
9. Lagaan: Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and Mansoor Khan, Lagaan is a comedy drama movie. Highly talented actor Aamir Khan plays the role of a rebel young farmer Bhuvan. The title is highly justifiable as the British impose heavy taxes (lagaan). It can be clearly seen that the cast selection has been highly specific with Aamir Khan in the lead role. The movie puts forwards the struggle of Bhuvan in uniting the villagers for the fight against Britishers. Lagaan is a movie of a classic war, though in the form of a cricket
match. This is a movie which stands apart from all the cliches which, making watching it an experience like never before.