Cinema is considered to be the most complex and powerful form of art in the present world. It has the potential to help us better understand our own lives, the lives of the people around us and it further helps us in getting an idea about how society and culture operate. Movies can help in putting light on the political as well as the spiritual matters too and helps us in attaining a perspective that may open our eyes to many new ways of thinking, feeling, and how we should live our lives. Here in this post, we have come up with a list of movies you must watch in your lifetime before you depart from this world.
Mughal – E – Azam
The first one on this exclusive list is Mughal –E – Azam which is one of the most expensive movies to be ever made in Bollywood. It is considered as one of the iconic movies in the history of Indian cinema. This epic movie was directed by K Asif and stars Dilip Kumar, Prithviraj Kapoor, and the eternal beauty, Madhubala in lead roles. The portrayal of characters such as Salim by Dilip Kumar and Anarkali by Madhubala will stay with you long after you finish watching this movie. The role of king Akbar played by Prithviraj commands a lot of respect as well.
The next movie on the list is Anand which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna in lead roles. This movie has proved the real mettle of Rajesh Khanna’s acting talent in front of the world to take notice. This movie is about a lively and free-spirited young man named Anand (played by Rajesh Khanna) who is suffering from a fatal disease and he knew that he was not going to live for too long and yet how he interacts with everybody he comes across and he impacts their lives with his non-stop talks. Both Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan have played their characters to perfection and by the time you have watched the climax of the movies, we bet your eyes would be teary for sure.
The next movie on the list is the unforgettable Sholay. Sholay stars Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, and Amjad Khan in the lead roles. Sholay is one of the most successful films in Bollywood and it broke many box office records during its time of release. This is one of those rare movies that is still fresh in the minds of the audience. The impact of the movie was so much so that many of the characters like Basanti, Jai, Veeru, and Gabbar Singh among many others are still remembered by all even now. And, probably for the first time in the Indian Cinema, a villain was loved and appreciated by the audience.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
The next amazing movie on the list is the Shahrukh Khan and Kajol starrer Dilwale Dulhaniya Le jayenge. This movie actually proved the real acting credibility of Shahrukh Khan to the world. This movie is directed by the renowned filmmaker Yash Chopra and the film has an amazing star cast, mind-blowing cinematography to be backed up by several melodious songs. This film holds the record as the longest-running Bollywood movie ever.
The next on the list is the Aamir Khan starrer Lagaan. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the plot of the movie is based on the story of a village that got together to fight against the British rule and beat them in a Cricket match to achieve their freedom from paying tax or Lagaan. Lagaan was among the top five movies that got nominated for the Oscars that year. The real winner of the film was its script the capable cast. Lagaan reconfirmed Aamir Khan’s place in Bollywood as one of the most versatile actors ever.