Some popular Bollywood films include ���Masoom,��� ���Chak De! India,��� ���Sholay��� and ���Mughal-e-Azam.��� These popular films represent some of the best of Indian cinema, ranging from coming of age stories to historical romances.Continue Reading
���Masoom��� was the directorial debut of Shekhar Kapur, one of the most critically-acclaimed Indian filmmakers. Released in 1983, this drama focuses on a family torn apart by the discovery of a father���s illegitimate child. The film received many awards for its casting and its score.
���Chak De! India��� is a coming of age story that focuses on a young Indian field hockey team. While the movie tells a fairly conventional underdog narrative, ���Chak De! India��� also turns its gaze on many difficult subjects, including sexism, bigotry and the relationship between Indians and Pakistanis.
The 1975 action epic ���Sholay��� is one of the most financially-successful and critically-acclaimed Indian dramas ever, ranking first on a 2002 British Film Institute list of the best Indian films. Focusing on two small-time criminals hired to find a fearsome bandit, the film was so influential that it became a permanent part of Indian pop culture.
A historical epic based on the true life love affair between an Indian Prince and a court dancer, ���Mughal-e-Azam��� was the highest-grossing Indian film upon its release in 1960, a record it held for over a decade. The film is landmark of Indian cinema, celebrated by critics, scholars and directors.Learn more about Art & Literature