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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 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 Indian filmmakers, artistes, technicians and critics what they felt were the best Indian films of all time.

Today, we feature director Vipul Shah, director of Aankhen and Waqt: The Race Against Time.

Shah believes limiting it to ten films is virtually impossible.

Subhash Ghai's list
Time magazine's selection





Do Bigha Zameen

(1953)

Director: Bimal Roy
Cast: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy





Pather Panchali

(1955)

Director: Satyajit Ray
Cast: Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi, Uma Dasgupta






Mother India

(1957)

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





Kaagaz Ke Phool

(1959)

Director: Guru Dutt
Cast: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt





Mughal-e-Azam

(1960)

Director: K Asif
Cast: Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Prithviraj Kapoor, Durga Khote





Meghe Dhaka Tara

(1960)

Director: Ritwik Ghatak
Cast: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Niranjan Ray





Guide

(1965)

Director: Vijay Anand
Cast: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman





Pinjra

(1972)

Director: Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram
Cast: Shreeram Lagoo, Sandhya





Sholay

(1975)

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





Lagaan

(2001)

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley


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Number of User Comments: 29




Sub: only old movies

It is very unfair to list only one movie after 1975. In fact I have seen only two of them(sholay and guide) out of that ...


Posted by nabachandra





Sub: My Take

Well 1st of all, there's Art and there's the popular entertainment genre. Any person who is well read and aware of "indian" cinema will know ...


Posted by Rahul





Sub: My Ten

1. The Apu Trilogy (Simply the best) 2. Pushpak (This is comedy at its peak) 3. Charulata (An overall masterpiece, not forget the swing shot) ...


Posted by Subhojit





Sub: taal in the list?

well wat can one say abt mr. ghai's selection..seems he stays in a world of oblivion..he has created a travesty of sorts by not including ...


Posted by shounak





Sub: Hello!What about Marathi films?

Yes its truely unfair naming only Hindi films in list.I agree south Indian films should also make up the list.But what about Marathi Films??No one's ...


Posted by Raajiv21




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