Bollywood Classics

by santanu-dasgupta-2009 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

My Revisited Classics. I aim to revisit one classic everyday this year. Starting with Parallel Or Middle Cinema of late 60s to late 70s

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1. Aradhana (1969)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Arun meets Vandana during a vacation and very soon they secretly get married.Arun is a air force pilot an dies in a crash leaving pregnant Vandana heartbroken.As her marriage was never ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 1,550

2. Amar Prem (1972)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Votes: 1,438

3. Rajnigandha (1974)

110 min | Drama, Romance

A Delhi-based woman in a steady relationship with her boyfriend is forced to come to terms with her true feelings when a job interview in Mumbai brings an old flame back in her life.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Dinesh Thakur, Ranjita Thakur

Votes: 526

4. Chhoti Si Baat (1976)

123 min | Comedy, Romance

A shy Arun works as an accountant.On daily basis he travels by a bus to office where he sees Prabha who works in the same premises.Arun starts to like Prabha and follows her frequently but ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

Votes: 3,493

5. Rang Birangi (1983)

180 min | Comedy

Sparkling comedy about a meddling friend whose attempt to rekindle the spark in his friend's relationship with his wife of seven years leads to complications to their lives, and to the ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Parveen Babi, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval

Votes: 450

6. Saath Saath (1982)

Drama

A young woman falls for her classmate's idealistic, non-materialistic ways, but is troubled upon seeing his principles change after they marry.

Director: Raman Kumar | Stars: Deepti Naval, Farooq Shaikh, Satish Shah, Iftekhar

Votes: 208

7. The Chef (1972)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

A dysfunctional middle-class family is transformed by the attentions of their talented new chef -- until he vanishes along with their valuable jewels.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bachchan, Usha Kiran, Harindranath Chattopadhyay

Votes: 3,460

8. Khubsoorat (1980)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A strict matriarch's regimented household is upended by the arrival of a spunky relative who challenges the rules.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rekha, Rakesh Roshan, Shashikala

Votes: 1,475

9. Chitchor (1976)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

Meera, who lives in Bombay writes her parents about a prospective bridegroom for her youngest sister Gowri. Pitambar Chaudhry and his wife are overjoyed by the prospect of marrying Gowri ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, Vijayendra Ghatge, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 537

10. Chashme Buddoor (1981)

Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

Votes: 2,134

11. Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978)

141 min | Comedy, Romance

Adam & Eve live a worry-free life in paradise. They are instructed not to eat an apple. One day they cannot resist the temptation, and both take a bite out of it. Nature takes offense and ... See full summary »

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Ranjeeta Kaur, Asrani

Votes: 396

12. Khatta Meetha (1978)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

Two old people get married and their children from their previous marriages now have to live together under the same roof. Clashes and hilarity ensue.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Raju Shrestha

Votes: 775

13. Katha (1983)

141 min | Comedy, Drama

Secretly in love with his neighbor, a mild-mannered clerk is heartbroken when his much bolder, more charming friend wins her heart instead.

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Jalal Agha

Votes: 1,013

14. Ankahee (1985)

135 min | Drama

Renowned Indian astrologer Jyotibhaskar Pandit Satyanarayan Chaturvedi, wishes a doctor, who is about to perform surgery on a woman, good luck, but also tells him that his patient is going ... See full summary »

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Amol Palekar, Deepti Naval, Devika Mukherjee, Shreeram Lagoo

Votes: 98

15. Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983)

140 min | Comedy, Romance

Kailashnath is a widower, and father of an only son, Ramesh. He feels that his son has come of age, and must get married. He goes to see a number of young ladies for him, but is ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Utpal Dutt, Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 493

16. Umrao Jaan (1981)

145 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

In Faizabad, British India, Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's Daroga dad testifies against him. After his discharge around 1840, he extracts his vengeance by ... See full summary »

Director: Muzaffar Ali | Stars: Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar

Votes: 925

17. Bazaar (1982)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Family

A young man challenges traditional customs by standing up to the father of the woman he loves, who has promised her to a wealthy expatriate.

Director: Sagar Sarhadi | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak

Votes: 419

18. Noorie (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Family, Romance

NOORIE tells a simple and touching story of Noorie and Yusuf's fearless love and dream at all cost.

Director: Manmohan Krishna | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Poonam Dhillon, Madan Puri, Iftekhar

Votes: 143

19. Mandi (1983)

167 min | Comedy, Drama

Forbidden love, fraying loyalties and flagrant hypocrisy emerge when sanctimonious politicians drive a madam's brothel from the heart of Hyderabad.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 638

20. Arth (1982)

138 min | Drama, Romance

A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran

Votes: 1,179

21. Bhumika (1977)

142 min | Drama

Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande) to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Smita Patil, Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 469

22. Chakra (1981)

140 min | Action

Amma lives in Bijapur with her husband and son, Benwa. When a man attempts to sexually molest her, he is killed by her husband, the trio flee, but the husband is shot dead by the police. ... See full summary »

Director: Rabindra Dharmaraj | Stars: Savita Bajaj, Arun Bakshi, Suresh Bhagwat, Ranjit Chowdhry

Votes: 125

23. Mirch Masala (1987)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confident woman whose ... See full summary »

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Ratna Pathak Shah

Votes: 1,059

24. Naram Garam (1981)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

An impoverished employee tries to prevent his superiors and employers from marrying his sweetheart.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Swaroop Sampat, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 863

25. Guddi (1971)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra."

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Utpal Dutt

Votes: 936

26. Mili (1975)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Romance, Family

A reclusive, depressed man and a bubbly young woman fall in love but then find out that she has cancer.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Usha Kiran, Ashok Kumar

Votes: 1,189

27. Swami (1977)

129 min | Drama

After she enters into an arranged marriage, a spirited and intellectual young woman tries to adjust to life with a man who was not her choice.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad, Utpal Dutt, Dheeraj Kumar

Votes: 149



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