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Bollywood's Best Films

25 leading Indian film directors drew up their personal lists of 10 best Hindi films of Independent India.

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25 leading Indian film directors drew up their personal lists of 10 best Hindi films of Independent India.

Bollywood's Best Films

Rank Film Votes
1 Mother India (1957) 15
2 Sholay (1975) 14
3 Mughal-E-Azam (1960) 13
4 Pyaasa (1957) 10
4 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) 10
6 Do Bigha Zamin (1953) 9
6 Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) 9
8 Deewaar (1975) 8
9 Awara (1951) 7
9 Lagaan (2001) 7
11 Guide (1965) 6
11 Bandini (1963) 6
11 Ganga Jumna (1961) 6
11 Madhumati (1958) 6
15 Sujata (1959) 5
16 Garam Hawa (1973) 4
16 Anand (1970) 4
18 Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) 3
18 Ankur (1974) 3
18 Ardh Satya (1983) 3
18 Bhuvan Shome (1969) 3
18 Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) 3
18 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron (1983) 3
18 Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) 3
18 Manthan (1976) 3
18 Masoom (1983) 3
18 Satya (1998) 3
28 Andaz (1949) 2
28 Bobby (1973) 2
28 Chaudvin Ka Chand (1960) 2
28 Lamhe (1991) 2
28 Mera Naam Joker (1970) 2
28 Navrang (1959) 2
28 Pakeezah (1971) 2
28 Prem Rog (1982) 2
28 Salaam Bombay (1988) 2
28 Shree 420 (1955) 2
28 Uski Roti (1969) 2
39 Aakrosh (1980) 1
39 Aandhi (1975) 1
39 Aap Ki Kasam (1974) 1
39 Abhimaan (1973) 1
39 Agneepath (1990) 1
39 Anupama (1966) 1
39 Arth (1982) 1
39 Bandit Queen (1994) 1
39 Bombay (1995) 1
39 Border (1997) 1
39 Bhumika (1976) 1
39 Chupke Chupke (1975) 1
39 Daddy (1989) 1
39 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) 1
39 Duvidha (1973) 1
39 Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) 1
39 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) 1
39 Hum Paanch (1980) 1
39 Jagte Raho (1956) 1
39 Janam (1985) 1
39 Junglee (1961) 1
39 Kabhi Kabhie (1976) 1
39 Kala Pani (1958) 1
39 Kalpana (1948) 1
39 Kanoon (1960) 1
39 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) 1
39 Mirch Masala (1985) 1
39 Nishaant (1975) 1
39 Namak Halal (1982) 1
39 Namak Haram (1973) 1
39 Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985) 1
39 Saaransh (1984) 1
39 Sadak (1991) 1
39 Sant Tukaram (1936) 1
39 Sara Aakash (1969) 1
39 Satte Pe Satta (1981) 1
39 Shakti (1982) 1
39 Sharada (1957) 1
39 Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977) 1
39 Suraj Ka Saatwan Ghoda (1993) 1
39 Teesri Kasam (1966) 1
39 Tere Ghar Ke Saamne (1963) 1
39 Umrao Jaan (1981) 1
39 Waqt (1965) 1
39 Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973) 1

The Jury

Outlook asked 25 leading Indian film directors to draw up their personal lists of the 10 best Hindi films of independent India. They are (in alphabetical order):

Anil Sharma Anurag Kashyap Aparna Sen Farhan Akhtar Gautam Ghose Govind Nihalani John Mathew Mathan Karan Johar Kundan Shah Madhur Bhandarkar Mrinal Sen N. Chandra Rajiv Menon Rakesh Roshan Ramesh Sippy Sanjay Chhel Sanjay Leela Bhansali Santosh Sivan Shakti Samanta Shyam Benegal Subhash Ghai Tanuja Chandra Tinu Anand Vidhu Vinod Chopra Vikram Bhatt

Not all of them named their full quota of 10. This is why the total number of votes is 236, and not 250. Two of our jury included their own films in their lists. These were removed while tabulating the results.

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