After 99 Mirror columns, Raja Sen marks his ton by listing the hundred greatest films in the hundred years of Hindi cinema.


Click on the image to view the list full-size.

Please debate and disagree with inclusions and omissions in the comments section, but for every film you want to add, do suggest which one to toss out.


First published Mumbai Mirror, June 20, 2012

41 thoughts on “Sentury: The Top Hundred Hindi Films

  1. Kaminey Love Sex Aur Dhokha
    Darr Zakhm
    Band Baaja Baraat Zubeidaa
    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaenge Black Friday

    More entries: Andaz Apna Apna, Bees Saal baad, Parinda, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla but it is tough to find entries that can be replaced!!!

        1. @srijan, Movies on left and right are separated but identifier is not visible, it means, Kaminey should be replaced with LSD, Darr w/ Zakhm, BBB w/ Zubeida, DDLJ w/ Black Friday

  2. Kahaani can replace Band Bajaa Baraat
    Sarfarosh can replace Darr
    Black can replace zameen
    A wednesday can replace Johnny Gaddar
    Sadma can replace Bobby
    Black Friday can replace CID

    and many others…

  3. Replace:
    DDLJ, Amar Akbar Anthony, Lagaan, Band Baaja Baarat, Kalyug (if it is the newer one), Silsila, Pati Patni aur Woh

    Black Friday, Gulaal, Shanghai, Masoom, Udaan, Shaitan, Black, LSD

    This is what I would replace. By the way, great work. But this sure makes one thing true. We have at least >100 films which we love and can’t afford to omit! LOL

  4. Great List Thanks A Ton For Mentioning Garam Hawa, Namak Haraam and Aandhi. Few people have actually seen these wonderful movies and they are some of my favorite films from the past….

  5. replace: darr, lage raho munnabhai, kaminey, ddlj, hum aapke hain kaun.

    With: dil ek mandir, footpath (dilip), pukaar (1939), paar, ek doctor ki maut.

    And hey wheres Devdas. (sehgal n dilip)

  6. Mere apne for an evening in paris……khamoshi for kale bazar..seriously awesome job coz I identify with so many of these films…especially kalyug..wat a gem…it also mirrors the best directors of hindi cinema, both current and old…

  7. some classics are just given cold Shri 420, Andaz, Aan etc…but that’s ok as it is your list and its not possible to include all names…

    not including Gunda however in the top 100 list is just blasphemy….;-)

  8. My list would be as follows:
    Awaara, Pyaasa, Do Ankhen Barah Haath, Kanoon, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Bandini, Guide, Ittefaq, Mere Apne, Anand, Koshish, Achanak,
    Abhimaan, Namak Haraam, Zanjeer, Majboor, Chupke Chupke, Sholay, Amar Akbar Anthony, Ghar, Golmaal, Silsila, Vijeta, Arth, Woh 7 Din, Ardh Satya, Masoom, Hero, Ankahee, Aghaat, Saagar, Khamosh, Aakhree Raasta, Naam, New Delhi Times, Karma, Mr India, Pushpak, Goonj, Daddy, Main Azaad Hoon, Parinda, Lekin, Jurm, Agneepath, Prahaar, Lamhe, Roja, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Aankhen, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Droh Kaal, Andaz Apna Apna, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Rangeela, Khamoshi, Sardari Begum, Mrityudand, Virasat, Chachi 420, Dil Se, Satya, Shool, Sarfarosh, Kaun, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Chhal, Company, Dhoop, Teen Deewarein, Darna Mana Hai, Jhankaar Beats, Haasil, Maqbool, Black Friday, Swades, Ab Tak Chhappan, Ek Hasina Thi, 15 Park Avenue, Water, Iqbal, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par, Dharm, Chak De India, Jodhaa Akbar, A Wednesday, Mumbai Meri Jaan, Aamir, Dasvidaniya, 3 Idiots, Rocket Singh, Kaminey, Peepli Live, I Am Kalam, Udaan, Stanley Ka Dabba

  9. Angoor, A Wednesday, Three Idiots, Rang De Basanti , and Dil Chahata hai must be included in the list. and Remove atleast Band baaja baraat for sure..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s