The decade of 1960s in Indian cinema was a reminder of brilliant acting, excellent music and new social themes. This era delivered some of the classic hindi films that we can still watch any time. These movies still manage to amaze and impress us with their sensibilities and techniques. Here are five classic Bollywood movies from 1963that have wowed us and continue to do so forever.
This was the last feature film directed by the great film maker Bimal Roy. Starring Nutan, Ashok Kumar and Dharmendra in the lead roles, Bandini was the story of a woman prisoner serving life imprisonment for a murder. It beautifully explores the human conflicts of love and hate. The film was such a hit that it fetched 6 Filmfare Awards that year, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress.
2. Mere Mehboob
This film was one of the highest grossing films of 1963. It stars Rajendra Kumar, Sadhana, Ashok Kumar, Nimmi, Pran and Johnny Walker in the main roles. Mere Mehboob was the story of a Muslim man who started loving a burkha-clad woman. The problem – he has only seen her hands! Thus starts the plot to find the mystery of his love!
3. Bluff Master
A Manmohan Desai film, Bluff Master is quite literally a blast from the past. With this film, Shammi Kapoor showed us his acting capabilities. As a realistic and three-dimensional portrayal of a charming con-man who has some hard lessons to learn, Shammi was just terrific in Bluff Master. Saira Banu played his love interest in the film.
4. Tere Ghar Ke Samne
The film is considered as one of the finest light-hearted romantic musicals to hit the Indian film screen. Produced by Dev Anand and written and directed by his director brother, Vijay Anand, TGKS was a comedy film with a social message. The film is also known for its beautiful songs composed by S.D. Burman.
5. Taj Mahal
Directed by M. Sadiq, starring the beautifully sculpted Bina Rai, and Pradeep Kumar, Taj Mahal was a timeless love saga. It was based on the historical legend of Shah Jahan-Mumtaz love story. The film was a commercial as well as a critical hit, but is remembered best for its music, composed by Roshan on the lyrics of Sahir Ludhianvi.
Known for their cinematic brilliance, these are films which define Indian cinema.
Written By: Mansi Gupta