Thursday, May 17, 2007

The five greatest movie of all time

Every Indian has two universal passions a) Indian Movies b) Cricket

I am yet to meet an Indian who doesn’t like any of the two mentions above. I myself like both; movies and cricket. I watch cricket because I feel we are lot better then many other nations, but just that we need to make smart selection. Like millions of other people of India I too believe we can dominate cricketing world. And I like Indian Movies primarily because it has songs and dance sequences unlike Hollywood movies which is totally devoid of songs.

Here in this article I would like to discuss the TOP 5 Indian movies of all time.

5) Mughal-e-Azam >>>>> The magnum opus from Late K Asif. The movie took more then 13 years to complete and what we had after 13 years of hard work from K Asif was a masterpiece. The movie has the legendry Dilip Kumar and Madhubala, the eternal beauty of Indian cinema in role of young prince Salim and Anarkali respectively. In times to come Mughal-e-Azam was to become a benchmark movie in presenting the clash between Son & Father in Indian cinema. Dilip Kumar gave an outstanding performance which was equally matched by Prithiviraj Kapoor and Madhubala. And who can forget the song ‘Pyar kiya to darna kya!’ which still continues to intrigue the nation from time to time.

4) Darr >>>>> Darr? You said Darr? Which movie is this? Is that your question after reading the name of the movie? Well I would be little selfish here for including Darr in top 5. This is my very personal favorite. I must have watch this movie at least more then 50 times by now and each time I see it I am just left with admiration of Shah Rukh Khan acting talent. The movie has Shahrukh playing a role of possessed lover of Juhi Chawla (married to Sunny Deol) Shah Rukh was in early period of his career but after watching the movie it seems that SRK has been into acting for last 50 years. You need to watch the movie to feel the energy and charisma of SRK. Not a single frame in the movie that has SRK is presence is to be miss. Ohh! I need to stop here or I will keep writing about it for lifetime and still not finish praising this gem from Yash Chopra.

3) Deewar >>>>> There is a Good son and there is a bad son and then there is Deewar (wall) of good and evil between them. The film stars Amitabh Bachan as the evil son and Shashi Kapoor (in a role of police inspector) as the good son. The USP of the movie is the story line by Salim-Javed. Deewar was directed by Yash Chopra and I believe he is much better directing action movies rather then directing love story. Amitabh’s role was based on the life of yesteryear Don of Mumbai Haji Mastan. The other thing that made the movie a huge success was Amitabh’s performance as the bad son of Nirupa Roy. Deewar won all the Filmfare awards for the year it was release. This shows it’s quality, considering that even Sholay was release in the same year.

2) Nayagan >>>>> I rarely watch regional language movies but I was forced to watch Nayagan by one of my friend from Tamil Nadu in the year 2002. Few minutes into the movie and I was completely mesmerized. I never knew South Indians movie could be so powerful and enchanting. This was the time I came to knew about Mani Ratnam and Kamal Hassan. The performance of Kamal Hassan as Velu Nayagan, a don from Mumbai slum area is charismatic. Kamal Hassan essayed a character that was far ahead of his age, at least in the second half of the movie. You can fill a chill down your spine the moment you see him on the screen. It got Kamal the National award for best actor. There was seldom a better choice then Kamal Hassan for Nayagan. After Nayagan Mani Ratnam directed many super hits movie but could never recreate the magic of Nayagan again.

1) Mother India >>>>> I don’t think there would be anyone reading this who must have not seen Mother India. If not then you are missing something that is irreplaceable in your life. It’s a landmark chapter in Indian cinema. Imagine what Indian cinema would have been with out Mother India! A piece of art from the great Mehboob Khan still continues to inspire the generations of Indian movie enthusiast even after 50 years of its first show. Mother India portrays the struggle of a poor village girl and her survival along with her two infant sons without her husband/family. Nargis played the title role in the movie. This was right after her break up with Raj Kapoor. With Mother India she proved to the nation that there was more to Nargis then just being associated with Raj. Every generation of actress wants to play the role of Mother India once in her lifetime. Mehboob Khan’s treatment of the theme was astounding. I still cant’ figure out how a illiterate person with very little academic background like Mehboob Khan can come up with such a classic. I Salute Mr. Khan and thank him for providing us with such an institution in the form of Mother India.

This is my choice; I would like to know your opinion and your choice of top 5 movies of all time.

-Stella Roy

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

my top 5 movies are:
1. DDLJ
2. Agneepath
3. kal ho na ho
4. Rang de Basanti
5. Jo jita wahi sikandar

Subhra said...

1)Mughal-e-Azam
2)Hirak Rajar Deshe(Bengali movie by Satyajit Roy)
3)Puspak (kamal hasan)-Silent Movie
4)Jane Bhi Do Yeaar
5)Jo jita ohi Sikandar

nandu/chinnu said...

MY TOP MOVIES ARE:
1.SHOLAY
2.DDLJ
3.MOHABBATEIN
4.BAGHBAN
5.PUKAR

Nitin said...

1)Do Annkhe Barah Haath(OLd)
2)Pyasa
3)Mother India
4)Guide
5)Anand

Krrish said...

Hi stella
It's nice to find your interest in kamal hassan's movie "Nayagan". Definitely it is a masterpiece from both Mani Ratnam and Kamal Hassan. Iam a fan of Kamal. I can tell you some more tamil movies of kamal hassan's which i hope you would like. If you get time don't forget to watch those.

1. Tenali - Super comedy
2. Pesum padam - no one talks in this movie
3. Aboorva sagodharargal
4. Michael madana kamarajan
5. Anbe sivam - Top class

I have watched only one movie completely in Hindi that is "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai". I liked it much.

Anonymous said...

1.SHOLAY
2.DDLJ
3.MOHABBATEIN
4.BAGHBAN
5.Jo jita ohi Sikandar

Sukhmit said...

MY TOP MOVIES ARE:
1.SHOLAY
2.DDLJ
3.Hera Fari
4.Andaz Apana Apana
5.Vear Zara

Anonymous said...

my top 5 movies r:

1. Hera Pheri
2. jo jita vahi sikander
3. jane bhi do yaar
4. pushpak
5. sholay

Anonymous said...

Hi ,

Was justing thinking about movies which have kinda captured human emotions perfectly ......cant think of many just think Aandhi , Masoom , Izazat , Barsaat(old) to name a few ....

prasad said...

my top 5 movies which left me thinking.........
1)Anand
2)Pithamagan(Tamil)must watch
3)Vaastav
4)Rang de Basanti
5)Munnabhai M.B.B.S

subhajit said...

hi.. stella
my favourite 5 movies are sholay,ddlg,anand,golmaal,qayamat se qayamat tak.

Anand said...

Nice job....I am totally agree with you. I like ur thoughts Stella.

Anand said...

I like all indian's romantic movies.

My favourite start for romantic movier are: Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Amir Khan

Rohit said...

hi stella
I m rohit once again
1stly thanks to appreciate my political views. about this topic i would like to say 1stly about cricket.
ya definitely i too like cricket.
for some indians cricket is there heart beat we cant deny but sometime i feel sad when i watch the strangulated condition of the other games like in the Olympics this time india has won only one medal by jaspal rana.we are 110 crore Indians and won only 1 medal and other some small contries won more then 50 medals individually
Have u realize this fact.BCCI is the 1st richest cricket board of the world & in the other games we have not even small amount to facilitate the sports person why it is so?
Now about movies if u have seen two movies
1. rang de basanti
2. Lage raho munna bhai
u will realise moral of both of these movies were opposite to each other one shows that if u have to get justice u will have to fight for that & in the other it shows that u can get justice by peace,truth & non violence or can say that by gandhigiri.
in both the movies the way to fight was much different. I like both the movies but i feel confuse sometime which the way is better gandhigiri or like bhagat singh
i think it depend upon the conditions that u have at that time.

well the other three indian movies that i like are
3.bazigar
4.sharabi
5.jo jita vahi sikandar
In bazigar SHK had started his carrier it was his 2nd movie i like his acting
In sharabi amitabh was so real
& In jjvs shows if u have dedication then u can do anything. nothing is impossible

bijender said...

hi!! stella i love u. so i love all the movie which you like.
ok by by by by.........

Anonymous said...

my top movies are -
1. DDLJ
2. DON(AB)
3. KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI
4. TRISHUL
5. HUM APKE HAI KAUN

!!!!Fire!!!! said...

Hi stella How r u? This is very intereseting topic.
My 5 movies r

1. K2H2
2. DDLJ
3. Hum dil de chuke sanam
4. sajan
5. Hum aapke hai kon

Mostly i lIke shahrukh's all movies. bec i love himmmmmmmmm

Ashish said...

Hi Stella,

I am really impressed with the way you present your views. I would like such kind of views from your side again.

My Top Movies are:-

1.Mother India
2.Sholay
3.Darr
4.Gandhi
5.Kranti

One thing more, I am great fan of SRK. I thing he is not at all handsome but his performance has made him handsome.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stella
My favorite 5 movies are :-
1. pyasa
2. teesri kasam
3. apne paraye
4. andaz apna apna ( new )
5. sholey.
all these touched my heart.

naveen

shailesh said...

hi stella shailesh here,
my best films are,
guide
mera nam joker
anand
mukaddar ka sikander
jo jita vohi sikander

i not found acting as compare to old actors like raj kapoor, dev anand,amitabh bachchan, amir khan as compare to new actors.
thanks.

jitender said...

i like all the movies you like.
no matter which will be the first or last.
byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

ABIR said...

HI STELLA!
THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR FAVOURITE 5 NATIONAL LEVEL MOVIES.
COMMENTING ON IT I'LL SAY, I LIKE BOTH CRICKET AND MOVIES, BUT NI MAXIMUM TIME I SEE HOLLYWOOD ONES, AS BOLLY ONES, MOST OF CURRENT, HAVE NEITHER STORY NOR ACTING. ONLY FLESH JOB. HOPE YOU ARE GETTING MY POINT.
MY FAVOURITE 5 BOLLYWOOD MOVIES, NOT IN ORDER OF THEIR QUALITY-->
1. MASOOM(OLD)
2. DILWALE DULHANIYA LE JAYENGE
3. NA TUM JAANO NA HUM
4. ANAND
5. KAAL HO NA HO

yuvanilesh said...

my favourite movies are.......
1.pyaasa (guru dutt)
2.sholaye
3.swades
4.rang de basanti
5.anand

giri said...

If am not the topic is about greatest movies of all time and not your favourite movie.Its really awkward to see SRK films in this list(it includes stellas view too). All his movie are almost the same.He loves someone wife or someones gf.Does these kinda movies come in all time great.Unfair on ur part Stella. I totally disagree with that one particular movie in ur list

Anonymous said...

the best movie of all time is sholy.i think ddlj was not better than sholay.some people compare sholay with ddlj on the basis of money earned by these movies.the rate of ticket at the time of sholay was very less as compared to
the time of ddlj.we cannot compare ddlj with sholay.think not as a fan of srk think as a neutral person then u will find that yes this is right.the dialogues of sholay are so famous that after so many years they are remembered by people but ddlj dialogues were not at near the sholay.ddlj is very near to our culture therefore we loved the movie.some people say that ddlj is great that it is earning now also but sholay is also earning after 40 years.if sholay was relesed at the time of ddlj and ddlj at the time of sholay in 1975 then ddlj was not going to earn more as sholay did.in 1995 there was money coming in india.plz compare them through quality not with money.ddlj is a kind of movie which is called blockbuster but sholay is the all time blockbuster.today people see the money movie earned and it is called a super hit.they donot see the quality.ddlj was good not the best.it is very shameful to campare them with money.can u compare uur grand farther at his time with ur father?

Anonymous said...

1. Mother India
2. Sholay
3. Mughal-e-Azam
4. Vaastav
5. Krantiveer

Anonymous said...

hi stella Niranjan here,i like all the movies you like,my favourite 5 movies are
1.sholey
2.Agneepath
3.Jo jita wahi sikandar
4.Jane Bhi Do Yeaar
5.Puspak (kamal hasan)-Silent Movie



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