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

Today, we feature Sourabh Usha Narang, director of the horror flick, Vaastu Shastra.

Rating his top ten films to Raja Sen, Sourabh confesses he tried his best to make room for Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai in his list, but failed.

P C Sreeram's list | Mohanlal's list | Theodore Bhaskaran's list | Vipul Shah's list | Subhash Ghai's list


Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee
Director: Satyajit Ray

Meghe Dhaka Tara

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


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


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

Amar Akbar Anthony

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Neetu Singh
Director: Manmohan Desai

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Pankaj Kapur, Om Puri
Director: Kundan Shah

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri
Director: Aditya Chopra

Bandit Queen

Cast: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Aditya Srivastava
Director: Shekhar Kapur


Cast: Ajay Devgan, Mohanlal, Vivek Oberoi, Antara Mali, Manisha Koirala
Director: Ram Gopal Varma


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

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Comedy like jaane bhi do yaaron has made us laugh over decades. This particular movie is amongst the best comedy I have ever seen. It ...

Posted by tanuj

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Such lists from eminent filmmakers are going to have variations based upon their novelty and inherent cinematic values.Classics such as Sholay set up unparalled landmarks ...

Posted by Dr.Niranjan Shendurnikar

Sub: The content of story and message given by the film are the most

Yaa, I agree that films like mughl-e-aazam,DDLJ,Sholay,Lagaan can be part of this list. But I don't think that AmarAkbar.. can be part of it. Films ...

Posted by Amit Tilekar

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I don\\\'t have much knowledge about the regional films other than the south..but I feel that films like Guide, Awara & Andaz(1949)have been completely forgotten ...

Posted by Arjun

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unfortunately satire, fantasy films are not accepted in india. I remember seeing \'phir bhi dil hai hindustani\' and \'ajooba\' both real good in their genre, ...

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