Innumerable blockbuster movies release each year and here are the top 10 which have achieved the status of being celluloid cults!
Director – Ramesh Sippy
Cast – Sanjeev Kumar , Hema Malini , Dharmendra , Amitabh Bachchan , Amjed Khan , Jaya Bachchan.
A power-packed entertainer, Iconic characters, unforgettable dialogues, breath-taking scenes, Basanti’s Dhanno imagery, Gabbar as a paragon of Dakus and Jai-Veeru’s friendship make Sholay on top of the list.
2) Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Director – Aditya Chopra
Cast – Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal, Puja Ruparel, Parmeet Singh Sethi, Mandira Bedi, Karan Johar, Anaita Shroff Adajania.
No list is ever complete without DDLJ, the longest running film of Indian cinema. The locations, the dialogues, the characters, the songs and the romance makes DDLJ the ultimate quintessential love story.
Director – Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast – Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherji, Ayesha Kapoor.
Beating all the stereotypes, Black portrays a beautiful Student-Teacher relationship wherein the teacher, who fills colours in the ‘Black’ life of a young girl, is himself guided through his Alzheimer’s by that same student.
4) Mother India
Director – Mehboob Khan
Cast – Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kumar.
The depiction of Poverty, problems of Farmers due to Feudal Lords (Zamindaars) , the sacrifice of a mother on account of justice and the first Indian film to reach Oscars makes Mother India 4th in our countdown.
Director – Vikas Bahl
Cast – Kangana Ranaut, Lisa Haydon, Rajkumar Rao.
I mean who would have ever thought that a girl next door who went alone on her honeymoon would create a sensation in the audiences! Kangana’s acting, the spontaneous script and the appeal of women empowerment has brought Queen to the 5th place in our countdown.
Director – Yash Chopra
Cast – Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor.
The classic love affair with a Bollywood real life love triangle being portrayed as the exact same on the silver screen. The beautiful songs, scenery, dialogues and the essence of the drama have made Silsila achieve the 6th spot.
7) Bajirao Mastani
Director – Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast – Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi, Milind Soman.
The scale of the film, the grandiosity, the dialogues, the timing of the actors, the costumes, the never seen before Pinga and fusion songs, the historical relevance of a love triangle and the mesmerising climax makes Bajirao Mastani no. 7 on our list.
Director – Bimal Roy
Cast – Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vaijanti Mala
The epic adaptation of a Bengali novel, it being successfully remade many times in different languages, the selflessness, strong women character sketches and the emphatic performance of the lead trio makes Devdas no. 8 so far.
9) Andaaz Apna Apna
Director – Rajkumar Santoshi
Cast – Paresh Rawal, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Shakti Kapoor.
Hilarious comedy, legendary timing, more confusion than the comedy of errors, double of Paresh Rawal, Crime Master Gogo, an all-time high on IMDb and the one and only time Salman and Aamir have come together are the reasons for its 9th position.
10) Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Director – Karan Johar
Cast – Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Achala Sachdev, Farida Jalal, Alok Nath.
The happy-sad attitude, the love for our family, the message of respecting love per se, revolutionary costumes from that era, the nostalgic one-liners, metamorphosis of characters through the course of the film and the evergreen songs makes K3G end our list at No.10.