7 Bollywood Movies To Watch Before You Die

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Awara (1951)

Raj Kapoor directed and starred opposite Nargis in this film about a petty thief who faces charges of attempted murder; the film's narrative delves into the case, as well as the intertwining lives of the thief, his alleged victim, and his lawyer.

Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

K. Asif took fourteen years to make this Prithviraj Kapoor-Dilip Kumar-Madhubala-starrer about Emperor Akbar and the turn his relationship with Prince Salim takes when the latter falls for court entertainer Anarkali.

Sholay (1975)

Inspired by every available Spaghetti Western, Ramesh Sippy produced this rollicking entertainer about a town haunted by a bandit called Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan) and what happens when two good-hearted goons (Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan) are brought in by Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar) to take Gabbar into custody.

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Ashutosh Gowariker directed this film about a group of Indian villagers who must play a colonial cricket team to be free of heavy levies. Victory will earn them respite from taxes, defeat will result in the tripling of taxes.

Chak De! India (2007)

In this Shimit Amin film, a retired hockey player (Shah Rukh Khan) decides to take up coaching when the Indian national women's team is in need of a leader. His dream for them is the same as his way when he played: to see the Tricolour fly high.

Om Shanti Om (2007)

Farah Khan lampoons the film industry in this film starring Shah Rukh Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal, Kirron Kher, and introducing Deepika Padukone. Rebirth, destiny, murder, romance, oodles of humour, there's everything on offer in this film.

Sardar Udham (2021)

Vicky Kaushal played the fabled Patient Assassin in Shoojit Sircar's film, sinking his teeth into the role of a man who waited two decades to exact revenge.

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