With National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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79 Metascore

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Votes: 209,180 | Gross: $52.77M

2. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

8.1
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84 Metascore

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker | Stars: Aamir Khan, Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 94,437 | Gross: $0.07M

3. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 43,319 | Gross: $4.23M

4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

Not Rated | 210 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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After marrying a poor woman, rich Rahul is disowned by his father and moves to London to build a new life. Years later, his now grown up little brother Rohan embarks on a mission to bring Rahul back home and reunite the family again.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan

Votes: 40,741 | Gross: $2.90M

5. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 11,780

6. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)

TV-14 | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Ashutosh Acharya, Shahzad Ahmad

Votes: 16,482

7. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 7,838 | Gross: $2.08M

8. Maya (1993)

130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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A beautiful, wealthy woman's insatiable appetite for romance leads to tragedy and a police investigation.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Deepa Sahi, Farooq Shaikh, Raj Babbar, Shah Rukh Khan

Votes: 1,943

9. Ardh Satya (1983)

130 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Votes: 1,414

10. Anand (2004)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A rich guy falls in love with an independent and strong-minded girl, and moves into her simple neighborhood to earn her love.

Director: Sekhar Kammula | Stars: Raja, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Anuj Gurwara, Master Abhijit

Votes: 1,714

11. Seeking Happily Ever After (2018)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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Angrezi Mein Kehte Hein is a family drama and explores changing relationships between a middle aged couple. Its about the realization that sometimes just loving someone is not enough and expressing that love is equally important.

Director: Harish Vyas | Stars: Shivani Raghuvanshi, Anshuman Jha, Ekavali Khanna, Sanjay Mishra

Votes: 858

12. Beyond the Known World (2017)

102 min | Drama

6.0
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Recently divorced Carl and Julie are not on good terms. When their 19-year-old daughter goes missing in India, they must journey into the Himalayas in search for her.

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: David Wenham, Emmanuelle Béart, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Vinnie Bennett

Votes: 109

13. Zubeidaa (2001)

Unrated | 153 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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Zubeidaa, an aspiring Muslim actress, marries a Hindu prince to become his second wife. Her tumultuous relationship with her husband, and her inner demons lead her to a decision which has fatal consequences for them all.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Karisma Kapoor, Rekha, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajit Kapoor

Votes: 1,377

14. The Web of the Witch (2002)

90 min | Fantasy

7.4
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In a small North Indian village, Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts, and any person who goes inside is turned into an animal. In... See full summary »

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Shweta Basu Prasad, Makrand Deshpande, Aalaap Majgavkar

Votes: 1,503

15. Khamosh (1986)

101 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar, Sudhir Mishra, Soni Razdan

Votes: 837

16. Rudaali (1993)

128 min | Drama

7.2
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In a small village in Rajasthan, India, a woman named Shanichari was born - so named, as shortly after her birth her father died; & her mother, Peewli, ran away with a rich lover, the owner... See full summary »

Director: Kalpana Lajmi | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Babbar, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 412

17. Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (2013)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Umber Singh is a Sikh who loses everything during the separation of India in 1947 and is forced to leave his homeland. He obsessively wishes for a male heir. When his fourth daughter is born, he decides to wage a fight against destiny.

Director: Anup Singh | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal

Votes: 735

18. Sunrise (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Before sunrise, Joshi must catch the elusive figure that destroys the lives of children.

Director: Partho Sen-Gupta | Stars: Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Gulnaaz Ansari, Komal Gupta

Votes: 255 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Mirch Masala (1987)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confident woman whose ... See full summary »

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Ratna Pathak Shah

Votes: 990

20. The Home and the World (1984)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.6
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When the movie opens, a woman is recalling the events that molded her perspective on the world. Years ago, her husband, a wealthy Western-educated landowner, challenged tradition by ... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Victor Banerjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Gopa Aich

Votes: 985

21. Saath Saath (1982)

Drama

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Avinash, an M.A. student, is an idealistic young man with socialist views and stern principles. He is not affected by materialistic nature of his generation and strongly opposes acquiring ... See full summary »

Director: Raman Kumar | Stars: Deepti Naval, Farooq Shaikh, Satish Shah, Iftekhar

Votes: 174

22. Land of Cards (2012)

112 min | Fantasy

5.9
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The story of a prince who escapes his destiny, the prison of his mind. He lands on a fascist island and incites women to revolt. A psychedelic fantasy about destiny and humanity, social control and Utopian revolution.

Director: Qaushiq Mukherjee | Stars: Anubrata Basu, Joyraj Bhattacharya, Soumyak Kanti DeBiswas, Sayani Gupta

Votes: 322

23. Shaheed Uddham Singh: Alais Ram Mohammad Singh Azad (2000)

165 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.1
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Udham Singh was born and brought in a Sikh family in Punjab, India, during the time when the British ruled India. Enraged at the massacre of over 2000 men, women, and children at the hands ... See full summary »

Director: Chitraarth | Stars: Raj Babbar, Gurdas Maan, Shatrughan Sinha, Amrish Puri

Votes: 150

24. An Enemy of the People (1989)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's temple waters are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the holy attraction for tourist dollars, his warnings go unheeded.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey, Ruma Guha Thakurta

Votes: 813

25. Triyacharitra (1994)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.8
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A daughter of poor parents was engaged to a man when she was 13. The man is away working in Calcutta. In the meanwhile, she befriends a truck-driver who promises her parents a huge amount ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Rajeshwari Sachdev, S.M. Zaheer, Mansi Upadhyay, Deepak Qazir

Votes: 51

26. Island City (2015)

108 min | Drama

6.8
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A collection of three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office 'Fun Committee Award', which entitles him to a whole day full of ... See full summary »

Director: Ruchika Oberoi | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Amruta Subhash, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal

Votes: 289

27. Train to Pakistan (1998)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Seen from the eyes of Hukum Chand the District Magistrate it is an account of the turmoil faced by the inhabitants of village Mano Majra in Punjab on the Indo-Pak border during the period of partition after India attained independence.

Director: Pamela Rooks | Stars: Mohan Agashe, Nirmal Pandey, Rajit Kapoor, Smriti Mishra

Votes: 224

28. Droh Kaal (1994)

162 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Riveting suspense thriller about a dedicated cop who leads an under-cover squad against a group of terrorists. He manages to capture their leader, but finds himself and his family mentally ... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Mita Vasisht, Annu Kapoor

Votes: 331

29. Split Wide Open (1999)

Unrated | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A search for a lost street girl in midst of exposés of modern sexual behaviour in Bombay and a water mafia in the city, this is a real 'split wide open' of the Indian glamour capital.

Director: Dev Benegal | Stars: Rahul Bose, Laila Rouass, Shivaji Satam, Farida Haider Mulla

Votes: 213

30. Seducing Maarya (2000)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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Vijay Chatterjee was born in British India, and his dad was a freedom fighter. Unable to handle the riots between Hindus and Muslims in the late 40s, the Chatterjees first immigrated to ... See full summary »

Director: Hunt Hoe | Stars: Nandana Sen, Cas Anvar, Vijay Mehta, Ryan Hollyman

Votes: 136

31. Raghu Romeo (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

6.9
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An employee (Vijay Raaz) at a strip club kidnaps his favorite actress (Maria Goretti) to protect her from mob hit men.

Director: Rajat Kapoor | Stars: Vijay Raaz, Sadiya Siddiqui, Saurabh Shukla, Maria Goretti

Votes: 586

32. Party (1984)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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A planned social gathering is held to commemorate Divakar Barve for the award he receive pertaining his contributions to Indian Arts and films. The social event is greeted by some important... See full summary »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Deepa Sahi, Ila Arun, Raju Barot, Mohan Bhandari

Votes: 202

33. The Seventh Horse of the Sun (1992)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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On a lazy afternoon, a man shares his memories of a storyteller friend who once narrated a convoluted love story with intertwined plots. As these plots unravel, reality mixes with fiction.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Rajit Kapoor, Raghuvir Yadav, Siraj Ahmed, Rakesh Dhar

Votes: 617

34. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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A tapori's dream to become a bigshot, but after the reality-check; dose of education opened his eyes and he begins to question his own existence.

Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza | Stars: Pavan Malhotra, Makrand Deshpande, Ashutosh Gowariker, Rajendra Gupta

Votes: 334

35. Everybody Says I'm Fine! (2001)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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50 Metascore

A hair stylist, who can read the minds of those whose hair he cuts, decides to act on his gathered information.

Director: Rahul Bose | Stars: Rehaan Engineer, Koel Purie, Rahul Bose, Pooja Bhatt

Votes: 313

36. The Last Poem (2015)

119 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The film recounts the love story of Amit Ray, a barrister educated at Oxford, whose virulent intellectualism reveals itself in its opposition to all forms of tradition. He meets Labanya in ... See full summary »

Director: Suman Mukhopadhyay | Stars: Rahul Bose, Swastika Mukherjee, Konkona Sen Sharma

Votes: 31

37. Hero Hiralal (1988)

Not Rated | 146 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Hyderabadi Hiralal, who is also referred to as 'Hero' due to his obsession with Bollywood movies, drives an auto-rickshaw and often gets into fisticuffs. Things change when he meets with ... See full summary »

Directors: Ketan Mehta, V. Menon | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjana Kapoor, Deepa Sahi, Kiran Kumar

Votes: 240

38. Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan (1978)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.3
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Arvind Desai is the only son of a rich businessman who deals in luxury handicraft products. His feelings for his father are mixed. While he hates his dominating nature, he admires his power and lack of scruples.

Director: Saeed Akhtar Mirza | Stars: Dilip Dhawan, Anjali Paigankar, Shreeram Lagoo, Sudha Shivpuri

Votes: 91

39. Om Dar-B-Dar (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.3
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A carefully constructed nonsense about a teenage boy named Om in a small Indian village.

Director: Kamal Swaroop | Stars: Gopi Desai, Manish Gupta, Anita Kanwar, Aditya Lakhia

Votes: 275

40. Gaman (1978)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

7.0
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In order to improve their lifestyle, Lucknow based Ghulam Hussain decides to re-locate to Bombay, leaving his ailing mother and wife, Khairun, behind. He arrives in Bombay, and looks up his... See full summary »

Director: Muzaffar Ali | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil, Gita Siddharth, Jalal Agha

Votes: 128

41. Uski Roti (1970)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.9
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A woman waits for her truck driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Her concern for their dying relationship and her sister grows fast as she starts to doubt his loyalty.

Director: Mani Kaul | Stars: Gurdeep Singh, Garima, Savita Bajaj, Lakhanpal

Votes: 176

42. Manjunath (2014)

130 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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'Manjunath' is a warm inspirational film based on the true story of Manjunath Shanmugam, a sales officer from a petroleum company who was killed by the oil mafia in 2005 for his stand against fuel adulteration.

Director: Sandeep A. Varma | Stars: Anjori Alagh, Karan Ashar, Aarun D. Baliean, Asif Basra

Votes: 461

43. Namumkin (1988)

Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Raj Babbar, Vinod Mehra, Zeenat Aman, Sanjeev Kumar

Votes: 36

44. Parinati (1989)

125 min | Drama

7.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Prakash Jha | Stars: Basant Josalkar, Surekha Sikri, Sudhir Kulkarni, Sharda Desoares

Votes: 30

45. Sati (1989)

140 min | Drama

6.9
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Close to the holy River Ganga, an ancient tree provides shelter and comfort to Uma, a mute, orphan, Brahmin girl. Treated like a drudge by her cruel aunt, Uma is also cursed by a horoscope ... See full summary »

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Arun Bannerjee, Kali Bannerjee, Pradip Mukherjee

Votes: 82

46. The Making of the Mahatma (1996)

144 min | Drama

6.9
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was invited to South Africa in 1893 to settle a case for a wealthy Indian settled there. He expected to return in a few months but instead got involved in the freedom movement and eventually stayed for 21 years.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Rajit Kapoor, Pallavi Joshi, Keith Stevenson, Paul Slabolepszy

Votes: 142

47. 27 Down (1974)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

6.7
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Sanjay is on a pilgrimage journey to Varanasi and remembers his life in flashbacks.

Director: Awtar Krishna Kaul | Stars: Sudhir Dalvi, Rakhee Gulzar, Sadhu Meher, M.K. Raina

Votes: 102

48. Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001)

Drama

5.7
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The Saikias are a wealthy family, consisting of father, mother, and two unmarried sons, Sanjoy and Sunil. Sanjoy is the elder of the two, who refuses to marry, and the rest of the family ... See full summary »

Director: Kalpana Lajmi | Stars: Raveena Tandon, Sayaji Shinde, Sanjay Suri, Raima Sen

Votes: 79

49. Shyamol Chhaya (2004)

110 min | Drama

8.5
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Twelve people are passengers on board.The boatmen are taking them to safety, far away from the fierce clutches of war. All the people on board are devastated by the horrors of war. As the story advances, different events unravel.

Director: Humayun Ahmed | Stars: Meher Afroz Shaon, Riaz, Swadhin Khosru, Ahmed Rubel

Votes: 1,509

50. The Good Road (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.1
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A family on vacation lose their son. A truck driver's last ride. A girl chasing hope. This is a life affirming journey, across a local highway, and into the heart of an unseen India, where acts of great compassion are shown to strangers.

Director: Gyan Correa | Stars: Ajay Gehi, Sonali Kulkarni, Shamji Dhana Kerasia, Priyank Upadhyay

Votes: 512


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