There are many movies that have shaped the Indian cinema, but there are five favorites out of them all. These top 8 favorite movies of Bollywood are discussed in this article!
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
This is one of the most iconic movies in Bollywood industry. This movie has all the right ingredients to make it a blockbuster. It has an interesting storyline, great music, and wonderful performances by all actors.
Lagaan has an interesting story about the British Raj era where the protagonist, a farmer played by Aamir Khan, organizes his fellow farmers to revolt against the British East India Company. They challenge them to a game of cricket to decide whether they have to pay taxes or not. Lagaan is heartwarming and emotional with an excellent soundtrack composed by A.R. Rahman.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun
This is one of the many films that has reflected the changing socio-economic situation of India. It portrays the consequences of nuclear families, patriarchal values, and the aspiration to come up in life which is reflected in its title. The film has won four Filmfare Awards.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
This movie, also known as Smash and Grab, was released in 1988. It follows the actors Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla through their love story. The film is set in modern day Pakistan and India.
Jodhaa Akbar is a historical Indian film. The film is about the story of Mughal emperor Akbar and his relationship with his Rajput wife, Jodhaa. Their marriage was in spite of social and cultural issues that surrounded them in their time.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
This is a 1994 Indian romance film directed by Aditya Chopra, written by Javed Akhtar. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, and Johnny Lever. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was ranked the sixth-best Indian movie of all time in the British Film Institute’s 2002 poll of “Top 10 Indian Films” as well as on a similar 2004 poll by Channel 4.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is the fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise, K3G. This film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol who play Rahul and Anjali, best friends who fall in love with each other. The movie starts off on New Year’s Eve when they are teenagers and flashes back to the present day. What starts off as a friendship turns into an unbreakable bond of true love.
Sholay is an Indian action film that was released in 1975. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, Prem Chopra and Amjad Khan. The film is set in the Western Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat after the British India’s independence in 1947.