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Pather Panchali (1955)

Satyajit Ray brought into focus life in the Indian village through his exploration of one family's woes.

Pyaasa (1957)

Guru Dutt directed and starred in this film about the struggle faced by artists and the apathy of the regularly-employed towards them.

Nayakan (1987)

Mani Ratnam cast Kamal Haasan in this gangster drama that examined a man's life in crime, from beginning to end, in a manner that had not been done before.

Manichitrathazhu (1993)

Fazil's film was the perfect blend of horror, comedy, and drama which, while heavily reliant on Shobana's performance, also produced some interesting new ideas about the state of mental health in India.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Aditya Chopra practically invented the NRI film for the mainstream audience with this romantic drama that became an icon of all Indian cinema.

Pariyerum Perumal (2018)

The Mari Selvaraj film looks at caste dynamics in a relationship between two ambitious law students and how the world around them is anything but supportive of how they live life.

Kumbalangi Nights (2019)

Madhu C. Narayanan directed this film about four brothers living in a fishing village in Kerala who share a contentious relationship which is gradually changed by circumstances.

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