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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 speak to Pradeep Sarkar, who recently directed Parineeta.

Not needing much time to give his list of great films, Sarkar spoke to Ronjita Kulkarni.

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





Charulata

Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee
Director: Satyajit Ray





Seemabaddha

Cast: Ajoy Banerjee, Sharmila Tagore
Director: Satyajit Ray






Sholay

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





Ankur

Cast: Shabana Azmi, Anant Nag, Sadhu Meher
Director: Shyam Benegal





Masoom

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Urmila Matondkar, Jugal Hansraj
Director: Shekhar Kapur





Parinda

Cast: Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Madhuri Dixit
Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra





Anubhav

Cast: Tanuja, Sanjeev Kumar
Director: Basu Bhattacharya





Lagaan

Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker





Munnabhai MBBS

Cast: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh
Director: Rajkumar Hirani





Parineeta

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Raima Sen, Dia Mirza
Director: Pradeep Sarkar


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Number of User Comments: 15




Sub: best Indian movies

Dear sir, For your info. you have to select best made Indian movies not only the Hindi movies.(if you have not seen other language movie,sorry ...


Posted by Prashant





Sub: Nonsense

What is he trying to do? after seeing the list, i've this gut feeling that he is trying to please vidhu vinod chopra. i dont ...


Posted by Binu





Sub: Why miss out

By looking at this list i wonder how could he have missed out Mission Kashmir. I guess that is the only Vidhu Vinod Chopra ....connection ...


Posted by Kaif Mir





Sub: Publicity Stunt

The Rediff \"Top 10 indian movies\" has become a publicity platform for either one\'s upcoming movie or acts as a self promoting platform. People like ...


Posted by Vijay S





Sub: Must b joking

I think its quite a narcisstic approach. Imagine no Mughal-e-azam, no Pakeeza, Arth, Sadma etc.but you have Munnabhai, Prineeta and Parinda???? Shocking and making mockery ...


Posted by Jasmine




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