Colours of Cinema \m/

by sankhe | created - 27 May 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

List of Movies / Shorts / Series, that are my personal favourites and the ones which stood out from rest of the crowd, with their outstanding Subjects, Stories, Dialogues, Cinematography, Background Work, etc., irrespective of their genres, language, castings, box office collections and beyond their national borders.

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1. Swades (2004)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama

A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

Votes: 77,872 | Gross: $1.22M

2. A Love to Hide (2005 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old... See full summary »

Director: Christian Faure | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Louise Monot, Bruno Todeschini, Nicolas Gob

Votes: 2,809

3. Masaan (2015)

109 min | Drama

Along India's Ganges River, four people face prejudice, a strict moral code and a punishing caste system as they confront personal tragedies.

Director: Neeraj Ghaywan | Stars: Richa Chadha, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Pankaj Tripathi

Votes: 20,600

4. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 581,727 | Gross: $57.60M

5. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta

Votes: 63,143 | Gross: $0.30M

6. Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)

Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ramanna, a maniac murderer, finds a soulmate in Raghavan, a policeman, who inspects his murder cases. He tries to make Raghavan realize how they both are similar.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala, Mukesh Chhabra

Votes: 11,496

7. Saaransh (1984)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama

An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

Votes: 1,589

8. Chashme Buddoor (1981)

Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi

Votes: 2,075

9. Dev.D (2009)

Not Rated | 144 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 27,044 | Gross: $0.01M

10. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 667,606 | Gross: $7.56M

11. Queen (2013)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.

Director: Vikas Bahl | Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho

Votes: 57,107 | Gross: $1.43M

12. Umrika (2015)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

An ambitious man leaves his small Indian village for America. But when his letters to home stop coming, his brother sets out on his own adventure.

Director: Prashant Nair | Stars: Aashish Bhatt, Uplaksh Kochhar, Megh Pant, Mayur More

Votes: 1,056

13. Earth (1998)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War

71 Metascore

It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Maia Sethna

Votes: 7,135 | Gross: $0.53M

14. Sulemani Keeda (2014)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

This is a Bromantic Comedy about two struggling writers who peddle their mediocre screenplay, "Sulemani Keeda" in Bollywood. Perenially hungry and horny, they lie, drink, hit on ... See full summary »

Director: Amit Masurkar | Stars: Naveen Kasturia, Mayank Tewari, Aditi Vasudev, Karan Mirchandani

Votes: 2,425

15. Permanent Roommates (2014– )

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

A couple, who were in a long distance relationship for 3 years, face the prospect of getting married.

Stars: Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh, Deepak Kumar Mishra, Shishir Sharma

Votes: 19,995

16. TVF Pitchers (2015)

TV-MA | 40 min | Comedy, Drama

A story of trials and tribulations of four young entrepreneurs who quit their day jobs in order to pursue their start up venture.

Stars: Naveen Kasturia, Arunabh Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Abhay Mahajan

Votes: 46,780

17. Shwaas (2004)

107 min | Drama

36 Metascore

This story is about how an old man tried to show his grandson the preciousness and beauty of life in a no win situation such as cancer. It is about keeping a positive attitude towards life.

Director: Sandeep Sawant | Stars: Arun Nalawade, Ashwin Chitale, Sandeep Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash

Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Killa (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

A 11-year-old Indian boy who has just lost his father is forced to adapt to a new school in a small village. The story is about how he copes up and how life has to move on transforming a young mind into an adult day by day.

Director: Avinash Arun | Stars: Amruta Subhash, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao, Gaurish Gawade

Votes: 1,196

19. The Well (2009)

120 min | Drama

Sameer and Nachiket are relatives and friends. Nachiket, who is the more mature of the two, wants to escape his stifling surroundings. Sameer does not understand this. Then one day, ... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni | Stars: Mohan Agashe, Madan Deodhar, Girish Kulkarni, Parna Pethe

Votes: 241

20. Rockstar (2011)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Music, Musical

Janardhan Jakhar chases his dreams of becoming a big Rock star, during which he falls in love with Heer.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor, Kumud Mishra

Votes: 36,432 | Gross: $0.99M

21. Saaheb (1985)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

Retired Badri Prasad Sharma lives with his sons and their family.His younger son Saheb and daughter Gulti are the only one not married.Saheb is a Goal Keeper and football is his passion.But... See full summary »

Director: Anil Ganguly | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Utpal Dutt

Votes: 424

22. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 69,373 | Gross: $1.11M

23. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

148 min | Musical, Romance

Suresh Sinha, a famous director, discovers star potential in Shanti, a woman he stumbled into one rainy evening, and casts her as the lead in a film. In a twist of fate, Shanti becomes a superstar and Suresh faces a decline in his career.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Kumari Naaz, Johnny Walker

Votes: 1,851

24. Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1990)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Sinha | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan, Deepa Sahi

Votes: 1,086

25. Hungama (2003)

Unrated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The story of a bunch of misfits whose misconception about each others backgrounds end up in a series of chaotic, yet comic outcomes.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 11,691

26. Aloo Chaat (2009)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Story focuses on a US return guy Nikhil who is in love with a Muslim girl Aamna (Aamna Shariff). To convince his orthodox Hindu family which a strictly against a Muslim girl Nikhil plots a ... See full summary »

Director: Robbie Grewal | Stars: Aftab Shivdasani, Aamna Sharif, Linda Arsenio, Sanjay Mishra

Votes: 860

27. Zindagi Ek Juaa (1992)

Action

Harikishan saves the life of his employer, Jagjit Singh alias JJ, only to receive a huge wage increase. All excited; Harikishan agrees to change his name to Harry and successfully carry out... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Shakti Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi

Votes: 258

28. Mera Naam Joker (1970)

224 min | Comedy, Drama

Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal, Rishi Kapoor

Votes: 4,346

29. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 24,460

30. Bombay (1995)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Nassar, Kitty

Votes: 10,519

31. English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Director: Gauri Shinde | Stars: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand

Votes: 31,525 | Gross: $1.67M

32. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Not Rated | 321 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 73,237

33. Natarang (2010)

127 min | Drama

A poor working man loses his job and decides to start a theater troupe.

Director: Ravi Jadhav | Stars: Atul Kulkarni, Kishore Kadam, Sonalee Kulkarni, Priya Arun

Votes: 1,486

34. A Very Natural Thing (1974)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

A poignant romantic drama examines the life of gay 26 year old, ex-monk, school teacher living in Manhattan. When he meets a man at a gay bar, they connect and are soon living together. Unfortunately their views on monogamy don't match.

Director: Christopher Larkin | Stars: Robert McLane, Curt Gareth, Bo White, Anthony McKay

Votes: 703

35. 4 Moons (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

Four stories of love and disgust between men of different generations facing their conflicts and their fears

Director: Sergio Tovar Velarde | Stars: Antonio Velázquez, Alejandro de la Madrid, Cesar Ramos, Gustavo Egelhaaf

Votes: 3,628

36. Yossi & Jagger (2002)

R | 65 min | Drama, Romance, War

70 Metascore

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen, Aya Steinovitz

Votes: 6,563

37. Aligarh (2015)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama

A gay, linguistic professor living in a small orthodox city must deal with the aftermath of a sting operation that puts his sexual orientation in front of the entire nation.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Sukhesh Arora, Manoj Bajpayee, Balaji Gauri, Sumit Gulati

Votes: 4,998

38. Weekend (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman

Votes: 26,466 | Gross: $0.46M

39. Shelter (II) (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

66 Metascore

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz | Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth

Votes: 20,128 | Gross: $0.14M

40. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Austin Nichols

Votes: 14,761

41. The Way He Looks (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro | Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

Votes: 21,244 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Just a Question of Love (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Romance

After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.

Director: Christian Faure | Stars: Cyrille Thouvenin, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié, Éva Darlan, Caroline Veyt

Votes: 5,319

43. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.7