Every Friday there are at least two to three Bollywood movies that hit theatres. Even when there is a big film starring a superstar, a smaller one will come out on the same day. But in this cut-throat industry, it is more of quantity over quality. Actors rush to finish projects caring little about the plot. There are a few Hindi films though that have achieved a cult status for their sheer brilliance. Check out this list of the award-winning Bollywood movies. If you haven’t watched them yet, make sure you do as soon as possible.
Trust Aamir Khan to bring us one of the best Bollywood films of all time. Lagaan was set in the pre Independence era and ran to packed houses for weeks.
Ranbir Kapoor’s riveting performance was the highlight of this 2012 movie. Barfi! won several awards and earned over a 100 crores at the domestic box-office.
Court, which won a National Award for Best Film, showcased the workings of the Indian judicial system through the story of an aged folk singer.
Kamal Haasan directed this political thriller which also starred Shahrukh Khan in a pivotal role. Hey Ram was simultaneously shot in Hindi and Tamil, and was later dubbed in Telugu.
A list of the best Indian films is incomplete if you do not have Mira Nair’s Earth on it. The film starred Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, and Rahul Khanna as friends whose lives get affected by the partition.