10 memorable Indian movies that made noise in Iran

The classic movie is the golden rule for cinema audiences in every era; It is antique. it is worth. It doesn't matter which country's cinema, whatever comes from the past is pleasant for old cinema audiences. It should be better. It has not always been the case that, for example, only Hollywood cinema and a little bit of European cinema, and currently everything that comes from Netflix, dominates the cinema market. There was a time when Indian cinema, one of the oldest film industries in the world, which is said to date back to 1896, had a hot market and many fans in our country. It was shown in our cinemas, in the sixties what we know today as Indian film or commercial cinema or "Bollywood" had a large audience. That is, the conditions were such that people and cinema audiences needed the happy atmosphere full of color, dance and singing of Indian films, which was a little reminiscent of commercial cinema before the revolution, and had a lot of romantic flavor - in short, it was fun. Therefore, Indian films, the old ones such as "Sangam", "Shale" and "Mother India" were in the archives of the houses and were respected, and the new ones, products of the eighties and early nineties, in bulk in VHS format, during the period of VHS player ban. which we know by the name of video, they reached us secretly.

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The classic movie is the golden rule for cinema audiences in every era; It is antique. it is worth. It doesn't matter which country's cinema, whatever comes from the past is pleasant for old cinema audiences. It should be better. It has not always been the case that, for example, only Hollywood cinema and a little bit of European cinema, and currently everything that comes from Netflix, dominates the cinema market. There was a time when Indian cinema, one of the oldest film industries in the world, which is said to date back to 1896, had a hot market and many fans in our country. It was shown in our cinemas, in the sixties what we know today as Indian film or commercial cinema or "Bollywood" had a large audience. That is, the conditions were such that people and cinema audiences needed the happy atmosphere full of color, dance and singing of Indian films, which was a little reminiscent of commercial cinema before the revolution, and had a lot of romantic flavor - in short, it was fun. Therefore, Indian films, the old ones such as "Sangam", "Shale" and "Mother India" were in the archives of the houses and were respected, and the new ones, products of the eighties and early nineties, in bulk in VHS format, during the period of VHS player ban. which we know by the name of video, they reached us secretly.

Later in the 2000s, very successful Bollywood movies like "Kuch Kuch Hotaheh" made a lot of noise. It can also be said that there is more or less interest in the values of Indian cinema among Iranian audiences and our culture and art officials; Although it may have decreased in the last few years, some of the more ethical products of Bollywood cinema from the 2000s onwards, which were now technically more advanced and universal due to good relations with Hollywood, were broadcast from our radio and television such as "Baghbaan" and "Gahi Khosh Ghahi Gham", both of which have the familiar name of Amita Bachchan as an actress, are proof of this enduring interest.

Anyway, we are culturally close; Our language is also close - keep in mind that the Indian language seems to be colored by everyone - and this cultural and artistic tendency is not surprising. What is surprising is our unfamiliarity with the cinema of some greats outside the mainstream of India. If you ask the general Iranian audience, they will probably remember a few names from Indian cinema, almost all of which will belong to the mainstream. Of course, the mainstream of Indian cinema carries big names like Raj Kapoor. He can be considered suspended in both currents of Indian cinema; He was a showman who made both commercial films and had serious concerns.

Besides him, Indian cinema has other authors and thinkers whose works have been successful at the global level and have been influential in Indian cinema and society. In this list, we have tried to introduce some of the best classic works of Indian cinema that were successful at the global level, and some of them made noise in Iran and became lasting works, along with works that are only memorable for us. Perhaps some great works of the artistic and intellectual current of Indian cinema are empty in this list [for example, great works like Satyajit Ray may be introduced on another occasion and in a separate file], but it includes those that were before the beginning of the 20th century. And they come back and they left our houses and entered our popular culture. If you remember a memorable film from Indian cinema, write to us in the comments section.

1. Awaara, the best classic film of Indian cinema

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  • Year of release: 1951
  • Director: Raj Kapoor
  • Starring: Raj Kapoor, Nargis Dutt, Prithviraj Kapoor, Leela Chitnis, K. it. Singh, Shashi Kapoor

A film from the great Kapoor film family, with many honors, which is considered the turning point of Indian cinema and, of course, the introduction of Indian mainstream cinema to the world. A film with a socialist theme that incorporates social and reform issues into a crime story and a romantic comedy musical melodrama format. The story revolves around the intertwined lives of a poor thief named Raj (played by Raj Kapoor) and a rich girl named Rita (played by Narjes) and a judge played by Raj Kapoor's real father Prithviraj Kapoor, who does not know that Raj is his son. , spins.

Raj Kapoor's most famous film "The Tramp", whose character in the film is reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin's Tramp character and was later used in his other films, is an Oedipal melodrama that discusses "nature and nurture" (One of the most famous intellectual conflicts in biology and other sciences, the conflict (nature and nurture), the main discussion of which is how much our behavior is caused by heredity (nature) and how much by the environment and learning. (breeding) is determined); The important question of whether the son of a criminal always turns out to be a criminal in the end?

"Displaced" deals with the issue of class differences in the newly independent India, which rejects the vagabond hero of the film from all points of view. The film's surprise success outside India, Especially in the Soviet Union, Africa, China and Greece, it has been the reason for the introduction of Indian mainstream cinema to the world. The film exploded overnight in South Asia, especially the famous song "Awaara Hoon", which turned the lives of Raj Kapoor and Narjees from this direction at once. He was also a candidate for the 1953 Cannes Golden Thread; And it is said to have sold more than two hundred million tickets outside India alone, including more than one hundred million in China and nearly one hundred million in the Soviet Union. "Displaced" is considered one of the most successful films of all time precisely because of this wide popularity. In 2012, Time magazine included it in the list of the 100 best movies of all time.

2. Mother India

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  • Release year: 1957
  • Director: Mahbub Khan
  • Stars: Narges Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kumar

"Mother India" is probably one of the first Indian films that everyone who His house has cameras and later a video device, he has seen it. It is a symbol of Indian cinema and cultural family values of this country, which is in line with our values. It seems to have universal values; Because "Mother India" is the first of the three films that have been nominated to receive the Oscar for the best foreign film from Indian cinema. This drama narrates the heartbreaking story of the problems and complexities of native agriculture in newly independent India and the exploitation of farmers by feudal lords. The main character of the story is a village mother named Radha (played by Narjes) who is abandoned by her husband and now has to work in the paddy fields to keep herself and her three sons alive. Its nationalism is considered one of the best classics of Indian cinema, in fact, it considers the image of a pure mother from the past to be equal to the idea of an ideal India after independence, and inspires a strong sense of nationalism and homeland building to the audience. References to Indian mythology are abundant in the film, and the main character of the film is shown as a symbol of the Indian woman who possesses high moral values, as well as the definition of motherhood in society, which is manifested by selflessness. Many consider the character of Rada as a symbol of a strong woman and the film as a feminist because of this, and some consider her to be a female stereotype. "Mother India" was also one of the most expensive Indian productions of its time and had the highest income more than any other Indian film of its time.

3. Mughal-e-Azam, the best classic film of Indian cinema

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  • Year of release : 1960
  • Director: Kay. Asif
  • Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Durga Kote, Murad, Esther Victoria Abraham
  • Rotten Tomatoes rating for the movie: 92 out of 100

A romantic epic that was one of the two films of Kay Asif and one of the most expensive films of its time, and has a special place in Indian cinema and Indian classic films to this day. Translated as 'Emperor of the Mughals', the film, based on a play called 'Anarkali', is set in late 16th century India under the Mughals and follows the cursed fate of Prince Salem (played by Dilip Kumar), son of Emperor Akbar (played by Prithviraj Kapoor). ) narrates that he falls in love with a slave dancer named Anarkali (played by Madhubala). The father is against this love and starts this war between the two.

A huge filmmaking project with unique sets, huge battle scenes with hundreds of real elephants, wonderful costume design and as usual all great Indian movies. The lasting soundtrack, which was inspired by Indian folk and classical music and naturalistic games, is a reminder of the golden and beautiful era of Indian cinema; And one of the few times that a movie from the "Islamic social" genre (oriented towards Muslim culture and people) became a blockbuster in India. The film also has references to Persian poetry.

"The Great Mughal" was the best-selling film in the history of Indian cinema for fifteen years after its release. It is the winner of the National Film Award and the first Indian black and white film to be digitized. The release of the colorized version of the film in 2004 brought another commercial success to the film. This historical drama is also considered a turning point in its genre and has attracted the attention of critics for its attention to detail and good acting.

4. Sangam

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  • Year of release: 1964
  • Director: Raj Kapoor
  • Actors: Raj Kapoor, Vijinthimala, Rajendra Kumar

Cinema as a love song; For us Persian-speaking cinema lovers in Iran, it is undoubtedly a reminder of lost good times. The story of the love triangle between Sundar, Gopal and Radha is one of the most poignant Indian films of all time, whose songs will never be forgotten except for its story. This film, which is considered the second best-selling film of the 1960s and has won many awards, was shown in the Soviet Union and Turkey. And its popularity reached such a level that a Turkish version was made based on it.

Like all love triangles, the story of the film is full of regret and regret; You stay between the three Lovers who can never stay together, at least in Indian culture, and one of them must be eliminated. And the choice is hard. This question arises in the mind that between Sundar and Gopal, who both love Radha since childhood, but only one has the ability to express his love and the other is silent because of his friend, which one has the right to reach this love? Is it Sundar (played by Raj Kapoor) who is outgoing and has the courage to express his love or Gopal who prefers friendship to love? What will happen to Radha who loves Gopal and not Sundar? What fate is he doomed to?

The film brings Sundar and Radha together. And of course, these two get closer to each other under the sanctity of marriage, and Radha forgets her love for Gopal, which she was only able to taste for a short time in Sundar's absence. But you can't miss this short-term love that can only be realized when Sundar is not there (Sundar goes on an air mission and the news comes that he has lost his life). It is obvious that the audience wants the mutual love to be realized but the film not only doesn't give you that, it ends up killing Gopal. Gopal had lost his love for friendship, but he lost both love and friendship.

One of the most beautiful and painful scenes of the film happens when Sundar returns from the war and marries Radha Gopal. They come home. Sundar remembers a song from the war that one of his friends who was betrayed by his friend and love sings. This friend is now dead and Sundar, without knowing about the romantic relationship between Gopal and Radha, sadly sings one of the unique songs of Indian cinema with Mukesh's beautiful voice: "My friend is not my friend anymore; My love is no longer my love; O life, I have lost my faith in you."

5. Sholay, the best classic film of Indian cinema

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  • Year of release: 1975
  • Director: Ramesh Sippy
  • Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Amjad Khan
  • Rotten Tomatoes rated the movie 92 out of 100
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"Flame" is one of those movies that everyone has heard of at least once in their lifetime. There is no need to be interested in cinema. The TV broadcasted and rebroadcasted this film so much and its songs and the famous ice cream dance scene with that beautiful song, whose recurring theme was obviously the source of inspiration for a famous song like Farhad's "Friday" composed by Esfandiar Monfaredzadeh, were so popular among us that the film never forget; So that even if we whisper the melody of this famous song under our breath, even a person unfamiliar with the world of music and art can recognize that it belongs to the movie "Shaleh". India, which today has become far less prominent and has given its place to moral and human conflicts, is one of the most memorable villains of cinema; So much so that the name of the film apart from the ice cream dance immediately brings to mind her name, much more than the bold/foolish couple Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, who the audience probably remembers in this film by their real names, rather than the names of the characters they played.

This cult western with a hint of Kurosawa's 1954 "Seven Samurai" tells the story of two fugitive criminals named Veeru and Jay (Dharmendra and Amita Bachchan) who come from a village overrun by a gang of bandits led by Jabbar Singh. They have terrorized their people, they defend themselves. Among them, each of them has two love stories. "Shale" has all the features of a Hindi film at its highest level, fight scenes with its own special sound effects, brotherly love, humor, memorable songs, plot twists, unique dance sequences and brilliant performances, wonderful soundtrack and of course the most evil. The negative character of Bollywood cinema.

This film, which is considered one of the greatest films in the history of Indian cinema, was introduced on the occasion of the centenary of Bollywood cinema as the best film of Indian cinema in the last century and the entire history of Indian cinema. . Apart from the positive technical points, in terms of the concepts it raised in its time, such as order, justice, law and bloodlust, as well as the portrayal of a powerful woman with a traditional character and the image it presents of a utopia for lovers, the film It is considered important. And although it is long, watching it does not tire the audience, because the rhythm does not fall for a moment; And like all Indian musical films, you can experience a combination of happiness and sadness with his songs.

6. Amar Akbar Anthony (Amar Akbar Anthony)

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  • Year of release: 1977
  • Director: Manmohan Desai
  • Stars: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Jeevan, Nazir Hussain, Ranjit, Helen
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Among the prominent and lasting films of Indian cinema, which few among us have not heard of. "Amer, Akbar, Anthony", which is considered one of the important classics in Indian cinema and is referenced in films, is a mixed genre film that was released in the seventies. Nasir Hussain pioneered it in Indian cinema and it is still valid today. Such films are usually a combination of several genres of comedy, drama, romance and action, which in many cases are musical. It was released in the same year as Amer, Akbar, Anthony. It follows the same Lost and Found formula, where villains tear apart a family and the children of that family reunite as adults to take revenge on them. In "Amer, Akbar, Anthony", three brothers with the same three names grow up in families with different religions, one is Hindu, the other is Islam, and the third is Christian. The name of each of them shows the religion they grew up with. In adulthood, one becomes a police officer (Vinod Khanna), the second a Qawwali singer (Rishi Kapoor) and the third a tavern owner (Amitabh Bachchan) in a poor neighborhood; The character of Anthony Gonzalez, played by Amitabh Bachchan, has remained in popular culture along with memorable songs and monologues.

Amer, Akbar, Anthony, which became the best-selling film of 1977, is full of clichs and improbable situations. And unbelievable became the business model of many Bollywood filmmakers. With this film, thirty-five-year-old Amitabh Bachchan challenged the tough young man image he had created with a series of tragic action dramas and took on the mostly comedic role we know him for. One of the most famous scenes of the movie is the sequence of the famous song "Amer, Akbar, Anthony" where three brothers perform in disguise in the house of the bad guys to save their beloved who is caught in their clutches.

According to the critics. The separation of three children on Independence Day in "Amer, Akbar, Anthony", which has strong elements of secularism, religious pluralism and secular nationalism, actually refers to the partition of India and the film emphasizes India's "liberal characteristics". The three religions in which each of the boys grow up are actually the "pillars of the nation". When they join hands and work together, they can bring back the mother's life (referring to the children's self-inflicted self in the first scene of the film) and defeat the devil (who manifests as their common enemy). The rejoining of these three characters to their parents completes the allegory of nationalism; In fact, it says that what was lost with independence can be regained.

7. Power and faith (Dharam Veer), the best classic film of Indian cinema

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  • Year of release: 1977
  • Director: Manmohan Desai
  • Stars: Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh

"Power and Faith" with great people like Iraj Nazerian , Manouchehr Valizadeh and Mahin Barzoui are considered as one of our lasting dubbings, which both reached many homes and were broadcasted on TV many times. Another film by Manmohan Desai that was released in the same year as "Amar, Akbar, Anthony" was released and became a big blockbuster at the Indian cinema box office, the second highest grossing film of the year and one of the most famous films of the 1970s.

In 1977, Manmohan Desai made four successful films with the theme of children who are separated in childhood and find each other in adulthood, and now they have to fight with the perpetrators of their separation and take revenge on them, two titles including "Strength and Faith". They are in this list.

This action-adventure film tells the story of two twin brothers named Qadrat and Iman, children of the Sultan, in a fictional realm in India, who are separated by the evil minister of the court. These two grow up and establish a friendly relationship without knowing it. The collection of "Power and Faith" songs, which has Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi and Leta Mangeshkar as its singers, has been as popular and successful as the film itself.

8. The Queen of Snakes (Nagina)

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  • Year of release: 1986
  • Director : Harmesh Malhotra
  • Actors: Sri Devi, Rishi Kapoor, Amrish Pari, Prem Chopra

In the 1980s, Bollywood cinema would not have produced a film about the first female superstar of Indian cinema, the beautiful Sri Devi have in it and the movie will not be famous and likely to be successful. "Snake Queen" is a Sri Devi movie. Although she was known in the world cinema and to us Iranian audiences of Indian cinema before this film, it was with "The Queen of Snakes" that her image and name was forever recorded in our minds and by many people who are interested in Indian cinema. However, his brilliant presence in his fifty-year career is not something that is easily forgotten. The beautiful and mischievous face that was present in her movie character has not been unaffected by this. It contains the famous Seri Devi snake dance, still whispered among us and sometimes in our cultural products) tells the story of a woman who is actually the queen of snakes but marries a simple man to avenge the death of her husband at the hands of an evil saint (played by Amrish Pari, one of the best and most memorable negative character actors in Indian cinema.

The film was released in It was a box office hit, becoming the second highest grossing film of the year and one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. It is considered a turning point in Indian cinema; Because despite the fact that the main character of the film was a woman, it was able to achieve such a wide commercial success. One can mention his unique songs and choreography and of course Sri Devi's brilliant and believable performance as a snake, his wonderful chemistry with Rishi Kapoor - which made the two of them a cinematic couple and made Yash Chopra's "Chandni" (Chandni) a hit soon after. to make another popular romantic musical among Iranian audiences - considered one of the factors of this film's wide success.

9. Dil, the best classic film of Indian cinema

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  • Year of release: 1990
  • Director: Indra Kumar
  • Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Saeed Jafri, Don Verma, Anupam Kheer, Johnny Lore

Amer Khan is actually with the movie The successful production of 1989 "From Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak" (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak) directed by Mansoor Khan, which is one of the greatest cult classics of Indian cinema, is a turning point in the history of Indian cinema and recreated the romantic musical genre and became a model for romantic musicals in Bollywood. It was introduced to Indian cinema. The hot and fiery romantic musical genre of this film, whose story was actually inspired by "Lily and Majnoon" and "Romeo and Juliet", defined the 1990s of Indian cinema.

But this film is less Two of Amer Khan's next films, which were made quickly after that, made noise in Iran at the same time. "Love Love" directed by Babar Subash, which was released in the same year and again with the couple Amer Khan and Joy Chawla, was another musical romance of that period that entered popular Iranian homes.

10. Something is happening (Kuch Kuch Hotahe)

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  • Release year: 1998
  • Director: Karan Johar
  • Stars: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Salman Khan

Karan Johar's first film as a director with the famous and popular Shahrukh couple Khan and Kajol, who have previously starred together in Baazigar, Karan Arjun and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, are one of the most famous and trending It is the works of Indian commercial cinema and Bollywood cinema, especially romantic comedy films, entered a new level with the formula of two love triangles with a time difference. Hindi until Karan Johar's second film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham) became a huge success, becoming the highest-grossing Hindi film of the year and also the first Bollywood film to enter the top ten in the UK. The music album of the film was the best selling in the year of its release and the film won many awards from Filmfare awards and other festivals. Made, tells the story of the friendship between Raul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Anjali (Kajol) in university, which is not romantic but very close and intimate. Anjali, who behaves like a boy and is one of those girls whom boys see more like a friend than a woman who can become their lover, gets away from Raul when a beautiful girl named Tina (Mukherjee) arrives. Because Raul has become interested in this girl. Anjali, who is heartbroken by this, decides to leave the college and return home without revealing her interest to Raul. Although he is sad to see her leave, he eventually marries Tina and has a daughter whom Tina suggests is named Anjali. Tina dies after giving birth, but for her daughter's birthday when she reaches puberty, she writes a letter and while telling the story of her acquaintance with Raoul, she asks little Anjali to somehow link her father to the big Anjali. So far we see the film in flashback through this letter. From here on, we will witness the girl's efforts to find Anjali and bring her to her father, which according to many critics is very emotional.

But Anjali, who has become a woman for herself and does not behave like boys, She is about to marry Rohit (Salman Khan). Raul arrives and his old relationship with Anjali now takes a different form and one of the most surprising and of course the happiest movie endings (of those that at the same time a wide smile on your face also makes tears flow down your cheeks endlessly) happens; One of those that, while being modern, is rooted in the rich tradition and culture of India. The film is praised for Kajol's acting and the chemistry between her and Shah Rukh Khan, the fiery and happy story, and of course its unique songs, especially the song whose name is the same as the film's title. In the words of an Indian critic, this film is "totally dreamy cinema at its best".

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