In the last decade, Bollywood has seen several good/bad moments on the silver screen. But 10 films simply stood out in the crowd. Every single flick displayed in this list deserves to be here. We take you through 10 blasts from the past.
An internationally acclaimed film, Roja is about a man who the terrorists kidnapped, and his wife, who doesn’t give up on searching and fighting for him. The film went on to win three National Film Awards, including Best Film on National Integration. It was re-released for international audiences, throwing light on the growing fear of terrorist attacks across the world. It is heard that the films popularity got the Kashmir terrorists a copy of the movie in Tamil. The hindi version is dubbed from Tamil original critically-acclaimed flick.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, (1992):
Remember Pehla Nasha? This song is one of the most popular mobile phone ringtones in India, even today. It is also one of the most played numbers on the radio waves. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is a fresh campus love story, with a magical on screen chemistry shared between Aamir Khan and Ayesha Jhulka. A love story with cycle racing is something which was very new to the audiences and this is what clicked for the film.
Andaz Apna Apna, (1994):
This film failed to do wonders at the Box office yet it was nominated for Filmfare Awards in four categories, including Best film, Best Director – Rajkumar Santoshi, Best Actor – Aamir Khan and Best Comedian – Shakti Kapoor. Over the years, Andaz Apna Apna gained a strong cult. AAA is the most watched films on home videos in India.
Bandit Queen, (1994):
Based on real life story of ex decoit, the late Phoolan Devi, Bandit Queen is a women oriented film which speaks an inconvenient truth, thus reaching the audiences successfully. One of the darkest films in Hindi cinema, Bandit Queen is a must watch.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994):
One film that has influenced the Indian wedding scenario is Sooraj Barjatya’s HAHK. What caught the fancy of the audiences is the Indian family values portrayed in this family drama. While Sooraj grabbed the Filmfare best director trophy, Madhuri Dixit won the Best Actress award for her stunning performance. The film is also remembered till date for the awesome chemistry between the leads, Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge(1995):
One Bollywood film that is all set to enter the Guinness Book Of World Records, very soon. The film is still running in Maratha Mandir, a theatre in Mumbai, 17 years after its release. DDLJ won ten Filmfare awards – a record for a Hindi film. A complete entertainer, the film is a sweet love story, featuring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. Their Jodi and the crackling chemistry between them was the highlight of the film. Few tracks from DDLJ are played at Indian wedding, even today.
A south Indian Hindu man falls in love with a Muslim woman, a big taboo in India, especially in the small village from which they hail. Directed by Maniratnam, the film stars Manisha Koirala and Arvind Swamy and is dubbed from Tamil.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998):
The film is the graffiti version of Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Karan Johar , KKHH was a glamorous flick, with the leads sporting clothes from brands like DKNY and Polo. Rani Mukherjee added some Indian elegance to the ultra cool flick with her flowing dupattas and beautiful sarees. Karan Johar who debuted as a director with this film, won the Filmfare best director award, SRK and Kajol grabbed the best actor and actress trophies respectively.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999):
The story is adopted from Maitreyi Devi’s Bengali novel Na Hanyate, and is based on a love triangle between Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgn. The film was a hit at the Indian box office, becoming the third highest grossing of the Bollywood films of 1999. Aishwarya Rai looked like a dream. HDDCS won 2 national awards and 9 Filmfare trophies.
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000):
The blockbuster film marks the debut of Hrithik Roshan and of Ameesha Patel. Hrithik became a superstar overnight after this performance. KNPH was the biggest Bollywood commercial success of 2000 and won many awards, including eight Filmfare Awards.