Recently, Time magazine announced its list of the 100 greatest films of all time, and the eclectic selection included 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 writer Sujatha.
His real name is Rangarajan but nobody knows him by that name. One of the most prolific writers, he has written more than 80 novels, 150 short stories, 10 science books, 10 plays, numerous poems and articles, stories, screenplays and dialogues for Tamil films, dramas, serials on television.
He has written dialogues for filmmakers like Bharatiraja, Shankar (Boys and the recent Anniyan), Kamal Haasan [Images]. He is the dialogue writer of most of the Mani Ratnam films from Roja [Images] to Aayutha Ezhuthu.
Here is Sujatha's list of his ten best Indian films.
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