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Awaara

Directed by Raj Kapoor

Known as “The Showman” by his contemporaries, Raj Kapoor produced, directed and starred in some of the most lasting classics

Devdas

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Operatic in every sense of the word, Bhansali’s adaptation of the legendary Bengali novel features dazzling sets and costumes, impossibly

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Directed by Aditya Chopra

One of India’s the best-loved romances is also its longest running: the film is still in its original theatrical release,

Lagaan

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker

At the height of the British Raj (colonial rule) in the district of Champaner, extreme drought forces a poor village

Mother India

Directed by Mehboob Khan

Unabashedly patriotic, Mother India is an epic celebration of the indomitable spirit that weathered seemingly insurmountable hardships following the country’s

Omkara

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj

One of three Shakespearean “Bollywood” adaptations by director Vishal Bhardwaj, this take on Othello seamlessly transposes the play from Elizabethan

Pyaasa

Directed by Guru Dutt

Sensitive, lyrical filmmaker Guru Dutt was only 39 when he died of an apparent suicide, but he nevertheless left behind

Sholay

Directed by Ramesh Sippy

Often credited as the most popular film in the history of India and perhaps the one with the greatest impact