Top 10 Hindi Movies of the 1940's Decade

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1. Neecha Nagar (1946)

122 min | Drama

The films takes an expressionist look at the gulf between the rich and poor in the society. The film centers on a wealthy and capacious landlord, Sarkar (Rafi Peer) who lives in a palatial ... See full summary »

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Rafiq Anwar, Uma Anand, Kamini Kaushal, Rafi Peer

Votes: 164

2. Barsaat (1949)

171 min | Drama, Romance, Musical

Pran and Gopal fall in love with village girls while on a holiday. After returning home, Gopal continues to flirt with other girls. But Pran realizes that he has truly fallen in love.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Prem Nath, K.N. Singh

Votes: 575

4. Najma (1943)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

Yusuf, a promising medical student and the son of a prominent doctor, falls in love with Najma but is forced to marry Raziya after his father fixes his marriage without his consent.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Sitara, Veena, M. Kumar

Votes: 30

5. Kismet (1943)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

When Shekhar comes to know that Rani became disabled because of him, he decides to help her by hiding his real identity.

Director: Gyan Mukherjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Mumtaz Shanti, Shah Nawaz, P.F. Pithawala

Votes: 92

6. Andaz (1949)

148 min | Musical, Drama, Crime

Dilip loves Neena, but she treats him only as a friend. Later she gets married to Rajan. When he comes to know that Dilip once loved Neena, he misunderstands them and things change a lot then.

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Dilip Kumar, V.H. Desai, Cuckoo

Votes: 484

7. Anmol Ghadi (1946)

122 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Childhood lovers Chander and Lata gets separated when Lata moves to Mumbai with her family. So, will they get united again ?

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Surendra, Suraiya, Noor Jehan, Zahur Raja

Votes: 62

8. Mahal (1949)

165 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A young lawyer is involved with a ghostly woman in his new house, where the builder and his fiancée died shortly after it was built.

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, M. Kumar, Vijayalaxmi

Votes: 382

9. Shaheed (1948)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama, Romance

Circa 1940s India, a young freedom fighter faces opposition from his own father as well as an ambitious police officer, who is also his rival for affection of a mutual childhood sweetheart.

Director: Ramesh Saigal | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Chandra Mohan, Prabhu Dayal

Votes: 74

10. Aurat (1940)

154 min | Drama

Radha (Sardar Akhtar) is an indomitable woman, toiling away to feed her three sons and to pay off Sukhilala (Kanhaiyalal), the village's rapacious moneylender. When she learns that she is ... See full summary »

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Surendra, Sardar Akhtar, Lala Yaqoob, Arun

Votes: 30

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