Indian Classic Films are world known and must watch films. Indian Film industry is well known for it’s movies as it produces thousands of movies every year. Classic Hindi movies are iconic by nature and is very tempting to watch and listen. Hindi classic movies are expressed as “Old is Gold”which means classic Hindi films and songs are evergreen and liked by all at anytime.
Indian Classic Films are very popular. Hindi films mainly include action, drams, fiction, melodramas, stunts, comedy which everyone loves to watch it. Since 20th century Indian film industry has been flourished with thousands of movies giving long lasting impression in everyone’s mind. Indian cinemas has got a great power in capturing everyone’s heart. Below I enlist some of the best classical evergreen Bollywood movies which I think are the great movies of their time:
1. Pather Panchali (Drama Movie, 1955)
Pather Panchali is the drama movie which has been based on the novel of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. The film depicts protagonist Apu, a boy in Bengal born to poor Brahmin family. Apu wants to become a writer and one day his college friend asks him to visit a wedding , from there onwards Apu’s life changes.
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (novel), Satyajit Ray (screenplay)
Subir Bandopadhyay, Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Chunibala Devi and other cast members
2. Do Bigha zameen (Drama movie, 1953)
The film is based on socialist theme. Do Bigha zameen is a drama movie in which a poor farmer becomes rickshaw puller in Kolkata in terms to pay debt to Zamindaar(land owner) and he faces lots of difficulties. Bimal Roy has directed the film which depicts pre- Independence status in India. Bimal Roy’s film is considered as the most recommendable film by everyone. Do Bigha zameen has won two filmfare awards for best director and best movie at Cannes film festival.
Salil Choudhury (story), Paul Mahendra (Hindi dialogue)
Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Nazir Hussain and other cast members
3. Mother India (Drama, Musical, Family movie, 1957)
Mother India is a melodrama movie depicting a poverty stricken women who brought up her sons withstanding every tribulations and obstacles without deviating her idealism. It has been a full fledged remake movie of Mehboob khan’s Aurath. Mother India is nominated as the Academy award winner for best foreign language film consisting two other national film awards.
Wajahat Mirza (dialogue), S. Ali Raza (dialogue)
Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and other cast members
4. Mughal-e-Azam (Dram, Romance, War movie, 1960)
Mughal-e-Azam is considered as the masterpiece of Indian movies inspired with true effects. Mughal-e-Azam is a 16th century movie in which a Prince falls in love with the court dancer. The affair is unfavoured by father emperor and other envied super dancer who wants to be queen. From there battle begins between the son and father emperor which the latter(son Salim)is killed and the life is spared by Anarkali and whose life is later spared by the king. This film has received one national filmfare award and three filmfare awards. The color version of this film is released in 2004 which was re- released in theaters.
K. Asif (screenplay), Aman (screenplay), and other 4 credits
Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Jalal Agha, Durga Khote & other cast members
Abrar Alvi (dialogues)
Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman and other cast members