top 5 hindi movies

I am a movie buff. Not many movies in hindi, malayalam, tamil and english can claim to have left the theatre without receiving a mentioning from me. I though I watch all sort of movies (many a times, just for the heck of watching!) I have a proclivity for good, meaningful, offbeat............or in one word ......hatke movies. I am starting a series listing my all time favorate 5 movies from each language (though i have mentioned it a series, I don’t guarantee when the next segment will be posted).In this edition I am listing my favorite hindi films of all time.

5 all time favorite hindi films (need not be in the given order):

1) GOLMAAL
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast : Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt etc

An evergreen comedy. Saw the best of performance from Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt. Even after having watched it for like 5 times, I can still see this film even without an iota of boredom. An example of how to make an unadulterated, clean comedy film. Amol Palekar was might have got typecasted after this film. My favorite character in the movie was Laxman Prasad Sharma aka Lucky. A movie which showed how a good comedy can be made without going over the top.

2) LAGAAN
Director: Ashatosh Gowarikar
Cast : Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh etc

Should I say anything about this movie? An international stuff! This movie blended two of my (in tat case, almost 90% of indians’) passion –cricket and movie. Kudos to Aamir and Ashatosh for showing the guts to make a movie like this. This movie is so etched that I can play as many re-runs as I want in my mind.

3) BORDER
Director: J.P. Dutta
Cast : Sunny Deol, Akshay Khanna, Sunil Shetty etc

One of the best war films ever made in India. I just love this movie and wont mind seeing it for the 11th time! It may not have been the most authentic of movies, but for the shear patriotism and the performance it showcased, it remains my favorite. The acting of Akshay Khanna and Sunil Shetty was a revelation. Sandese aate hai…………is my favorite song till date (it has a nostalgic feel to him which has been accentuated after coming to US, a same feel as I have for chitti aayi hai……). This movie leaves a small burn in my heart every time I see it. I was so moved by this movie that I mentioned it as the inspiration for wanting to join army during my interview for army recruitment ( gosh…..how insane I would have been to say so? “Stupidty, thy name is Aravind”)

4) ANAND
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast : Rajesh Khanna, Amithab Bachchan etc
An all time classic. No wonder seeing who the director was! It is the only film in which I liked Rajesh Khanna. This film showed how to present a tragic story without being melodramatic. The most wonderful of songs just added to the glory of this film. With the minimum of cast, this movie just conveyed the biggest of messages- live your life!

5) KOSHISH
Director: Gulzar
Cast : Kishore Kumar, Jaya Bachchan etc

A beautifully narrated tale of a mute and deaf couple. Wonderfully portrayed by Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bachchan. This is one movie which I would not want to see many time! First movie which affected me emotionally. It showed that language or dialogues are not always a must to convey an emotion or message.

Also, I would like to mention the names of few more films like Dil Chahta Hai, Munnabhai MBBS, Black, almost all RGV movies etc. There are some more movies which I have liked, when I think of my fav. , these r the ones which comes to my mind first.

You would have noticed tat my list is dominated by old movies. Yeah, so what!
I won’t mind even if u call me ‘generation W living in generation Z’ (which, infact, a friend of mine had exclaimed!)

AVS



3 comments:

bugs said...

good taste!!!luv lagaan,koshish and golmaal...toooo good.

bugs said...

hey..have you seen "baaton baaton mein"? i saw it yet another time..never tire of it...real goood movie

bugs said...

yes..thts the one. I dont have it with me ..unfortunately!