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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 Ram Gopal Varma, director of Rangeela, Satya, Company, Bhoot and the forthcoming Sarkar, whose television promo has an exciting buzz about it.

Check out what our top moviemakers say about India's Best Films


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


Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Deven Verma, Moushmi Chatterjee, Aruna Irani, Deepti Naval
Director: Gulzar


Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Anant Nag, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raj Babbar, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Supriya Pathak, Reema Lagoo
Director: Shyam Benegal

Ardh Satya

Cast: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Naseeruddin Shah, Achyut Potdar
Director: Govind Nihalani

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Anupam Kher.
Director: Aditya Chopra

Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche

Cast: Satyen Kappu
Director: Tulsi Ramsay


Cast: Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha, Dinesh Thakur, Ranjita Thakur
Director: Basu Chatterjee

Amar Akbar Anthony

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

36 Chowringhee Lane

Cast: Jennifer Kendal, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Debashree Roy, Geoffrey Kendal, Soni Razdan.
Director: Aparna Sen

Mere Apne

Cast: Meena Kumari, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Danny Denzongpa
Director: Gulzar

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Number of User Comments: 53


i have just go through the comments on ramji 10 hit films.. people are very much disappointed ki y he has not mentioned telgu/other hindi ...

Posted by govind

Sub: Hello

At first I was really surprised to see the list compiled by Mr Varma. But it seems as though he tried to include films from ...

Posted by Ambarish Deb Gupta

Sub: hello sir,

hello sir, i like ramgopal varma garu and his direction. i was trying since 1 year to meet him.but i didn't meet him,because of incorrect ...

Posted by rajesh

Sub: Surprising!!!!!

It really surprises me when some of the most illustrious directors of Indian Cinema -- people like adoor gopalkrishnan and girish kassarvalli should miss out ...

Posted by Ashutosh

Sub: Actually...RGV not interested in answering this question

No doubt Rams one of the best directors. The list selected by him clearly indicates he wasnt in a mood to select the best. It ...

Posted by girish chandra


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