7 Greatest Movies That Shaped Indian Cinema

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Dangal (2016) - N/A

Highlighted the importance of women empowerment and sports biopics, inspiring more films based on real-life female athletes and their struggles.

Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) - Netflix

Redefined the crime genre with its raw storytelling and multi-generational narrative, paving the way for more realistic and gritty crime dramas in Indian cinema.

Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) - Netflix

Brought a refreshing take on small-town romance and quirky characters, encouraging more filmmakers to explore stories set in the heartland of India.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) - Prime Video

Addressed unconventional romance and body positivity, promoting narratives that challenge societal norms and stereotypes about relationships.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) - N/A

A successful sports biopic that celebrated the life of athlete Milkha Singh, it popularized biographical dramas and inspired more films focused on real-life sports personalities.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) - Prime Video

Became a cultural phenomenon, setting the benchmark for modern romantic films in Bollywood with its iconic love story, scenic foreign locales, and memorable music, influencing countless romantic dramas and comedies.

Dhoom (2004) - Prime Video

Revolutionized the action genre in Bollywood with its stylish execution and high-octane stunts, leading to a trend of sleek, big-budget action thrillers.

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