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Recently, Time magazine announced its list of the 100 greatest films of all time, and the eclectic selection includes five Indian films.

While none would have the gall to question the brilliance of the selected Indian classics like Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, Guru Dutt's Pyaasa and Mani Ratnam's Nayakan, rediff.com decided to ask some Indian filmmakers and critics what they felt were the best Indian films of all time.

This is a special month-long feature.

Appropriately, we start the ball rolling with Bollywood's Showman, Subhash Ghai.

Speaking to Raja Sen, Ghai launched into his list of the finest Indian cinema has ever had to offer.





Mother India

(1957)

Director: Mehboob Khan
Cast: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kumar





Pyaasa

(1957)

Director: Guru Dutt
Cast: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha






Dosti

(1964)

Director: Satyen Bose
Cast: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Leela Mishra





Kaagaz Ke Phool

(1959)

Director: Guru Dutt
Cast: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt





Ganga Jamuna

(1961)

Director: Nitin Bose
Cast: Dilip Kumar, Vyajayantimala





Sholay

(1975)

Director: Ramesh Sippy
Cast: Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini





Deewaar

(1975)

Director: Yash Chopra
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi





Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!

(1994)

Director: Sooraj Barjatya
Cast: Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Mohnish Behl, Renuka Shahane





Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

(1998)

Director: Karan Johar
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji





Taal

(1999)

Director: Subhash Ghai
Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai, Anil Kapoor


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Sub: Not about Hindi Cenema about Indian

Sir, Please see movies of all languages and then come up with ur list regards, Pratap


Posted by Pratap





Sub: Best Actors in India

Hey Ghai, A sensible person in INDIA who watched films across all the states would say the two outstanding and the best actors in India ...


Posted by Kuruvis





Sub: India's best movies

Mr. Ghai is missing following movies 1) Trimurti 2) Yaadein 3) Kisna 4) Ram Lakhan 5) Hero 6) Uttar Dakshin 7) Karma 8) Saudagar 9) ...


Posted by sachin





Sub: India's best film

All the films are there because Mr. Ghai wanted to include his own film. Other films might be different like it may include any Mithun ...


Posted by Sachin





Sub: ghai pagla gaya hai !!!

oye ghai... bollywood does not mean India..tujhe pata nahi tha kya? and even if we consider bollywood's top ten movies..."Taal", "HAHK", "KKHH"...are u nuts? have ...


Posted by vishal




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