7 Best Evergreen Bollywood Classics That Every Indian Loves

 

Some Bollywood movies are so deep-rooted in the hearts of almost every Indian that they have achieved cult status. Characterized by larger than life characters, great stories, sometimes comic timing and much more, these seven movies have managed to win our love, to the extent that we don't mind watching them again and again.

 

Guide

 

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For Dev Anand fans, this film is always on the must-watch list. A story of friendship and blossoming love between a local guide and an unhappily married woman (Waheeda Rehman), this one is based on a novel by R.K. Narayan – a brave story beyond its time.

 

Mother India

 

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The story of a poor woman, Radha, played by the talented Nargis, the movie was a fresh take on an Indian mother - portraying the female lead as a strong, independent woman who single-handedly takes care of her two sons, even killing one of them when he turns to a life of crime.

 

Sholay

 

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An all-time favorite movie of all generations, this movie celebrates the friendship of Veeru and Jay (Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan). Set in a village terrorized by dacoit Gabbar Singh who is valiantly opposed by Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar).  

 

Mughal-e-Azam

 

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This classic is an account of a failed love story between Anarkali, a court dancer and Prince Salim, son of King Akbar. Inspired by a historical story, whose truth is disputed, it follows the blossoming love between the pair, which invites the wrath of the emperor. Starring Dilip Kumar and the evergreen Madhubala, this movie was praised for its grandeur and beautiful sets. After all, Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya!

 

Deewar

 

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Ample drama and Nirupa Roy making you cry buckets – yes, that’s the typical masala mix of Deewar. It is a story of two brothers, divided by their virtues - one an underworld don (played by Amitabh Bachchan) and the other a righteous policeman (played by Shashi Kapoor). Aaj Khush to bahut hoge tum?

 

Devdas

 

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An account of two separated lovers, thanks to their different social status, this classic is set in Bengal and has been remade over and over again. Relive the story of childhood sweethearts Paro and Devdas who aren’t allowed to marry, and in fact, Paro is married off to an older man. Devdas (Dilip Kumar) seeks solace in alcohol and Chandramukhi, a courtesan.

 

Lagaan

 

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An Oscar-nominated movie, Lagaan is a unique story of Bhuvan (Aamir Khan) and his fellow villagers who are burdened by a drought and hefty taxes levied by British landlords. As luck would have it, a game of cricket can determine the fate of these villagers, as the landlord agrees to waive the taxes, if they win this game.

 

Did any of these put you on the nostalgia lane? Which one would you pick to watch again? Drop us a comment!

 

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