While none would question the brilliance of the selected Indian classics like Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, Guru Dutt's Pyaasa and Mani Ratnam's Nayagan, rediff.com decided to ask Indian filmmakers, artistes, technicians and critics what they felt were the best Indian films of all time.
Today, we speak to Madhur Bhandarkar, director of this year's first hit, Page 3, and critically acclaimed filmmaker with films like Chandni Bar to his credit.
Madhur gave Radhika Rajamani his list of India's best films.
Do Bigha Zameen
Cast: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy
Cast: Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha, Waheeda Rehman
Kaagaz Ke Phool
Cast: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt
Cast: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman
Cast: Mithun Chakravarti, Mamata Shankar
Cast: Arun Sarnaik, Nilu Phule, Shriram Lagoo, Nana Patekar
Cast: Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini
Amar Akbar Anthony
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh, Shabana Azmi
Cast: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Cast: Kamal Haasan, Saranya