From Mother India To Do Bigha Zamin: Iconic Bollywood Flicks Of All Time

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Published by Ricky Tandon on 07 Dec 2019

Bollywood has given us many hits and iconic films that will always stay in our hearts. In this article, we will talk about some iconic Bollywood flicks of all time. Check out the list –

Do Bigha Zamin (1953) – A tragic tale of an Indian agriculturalist, the movie is one of the biggest and finest instances of art-meets-mainstream movies. The Bimal Roy-classic featuring actor Balraj Sahni bagged the Prix International Honor at the Cannes in 1954.

Pyaasa (1957) – Guru Dutt’s eternal piece of work ‘Pyaasa’ was the only Hindi movie to get named in to TIME’s ‘All-Time 100 Movies’ list and Sight & Sound’s ‘250 Greatest Films’ list.

Mother India (1957) – Starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar, it was the country’s leading submission for the Academy Awards (foreign film category). Only three Hindi movies thus far have been selected in the group.

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Mughal-e-azam (1960) – This love story was a landmark movie in the record of Hindi movies in many manners. Featuring Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Prithviraj Kapoor, the film was also the costliest movie of its time. It became the major grosser at that time.

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) – The flick is based on Bimal Mitra’s Bengali novel ‘Saheb Bibi Golam.’ This 1962-classic was loved by viewers largely for Meena Kumari’s recital.

Waqt (1965) – This is a family drama. The flick was an inspirational break from the social and nationalistic-themed movies of the 50s and 60s. Directed by ace star Yash Chopra, ‘Waqt’ was superb, paced and a detailed entertainer.

Guide (1965) – Based on renowned Indian author R.K. Narayan’s novel, ‘Guide’ was the major point in Dev Anand’s career. He was seen opposite the brilliant Waheeda Rehman. TIME magazine classified ‘Guide’ in its ‘Best Bollywood Classics’ list.

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