In my younger days I was a great movie buff. Sometimes I even bunked classes to see a movie.I have seen numberless movies. It is difficult to select twelve which I liked the most and which had a permanent effect on the mind.
1. Mother India This movie, starring Nargis and Sunil Dutt was the greatest movie of its times. The performance of Nargis was one of the best seen in Hindi movies.
2.Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje, movie made by V. ShantaRam was essentially a movie, which was made to promote classical dance. I don't know whether it succeeded in its aim, but i can say that it was a great extravagance. Every thing was perfect. The dances by Sandhya and Gopi Krishan were a treat to the eyes.A dance from the movie is presented
3.Amar Prem, a movie with a story line, very different from run in the mill love stories was my great favourite. The songs of the movie were memorable. Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore have acted together in many movies, but their acting was superb in this movie.
4.Guide was another movie which captured my heart. When I saw it first, I was not very much fascinated. After wards I saw it two or three times. It is very touching and leaves a permanent stamp on the mind. Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman make a very good couple
5.Sholay was, perhaps the greatest movie of the silver screen in India.It took the whole country by storm. Its crisp dialogues became extremely popular. Amjad Khan's character as Gabbar Singh became immortal. The video recording of his famous dialogue is presented below
6. Golmaal was a hilarious movie. Right from the opening scene till the end it was pure laughter. The good thing was that the comic scenes were in simple language, unlike comic scenes in some movies which have a double meaning.
7.Mera Naam Joker was a movie much ahead of its time. It did not find favour with the audience Raj Kapoor invested his life's earnings in producing this movie. When the movie failed at the box office, Raj Kapoor could not bear the shock and died. A song from the movie is presented here
8'Lagaan, movie starring Amir Khan always depicts some off the track. This movie, with Indian and foreign actors was something never shown before. A glimpse of the movie is depicted here
9.Tare Zamin Par, again a movie by Aamir Khan. He has very beautifully depicted an autoistic child and how to deal with this problem. It is a very touching movie.
10.Koshish a very sentimental movie of a couple. One cannot speak and the other cannot hear. The main stars are Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bachhan. A scene is shown below
11. Namak Halal is a comedy film starring Amitabh Bachhan. A hilarious scene is shown here
12 And last but not the least a song from a very thoughtful movie dealing with prisoners This was again V. Shanta Ram who produced an experimental movie Do Ankhen Barah Haath
I have not seen any latest movie, except a scene or two on my laptop. I would have included a few more movies like Jab We Met, Bandini, Proffessor and Chupke Chupke but the post would have become too long.
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