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7 Greatest Indian Films of All Time

Pather Panchali (1955)

Satyajit Ray's debut film depicted life in rural India, where modernization has yet to reach, where many still struggle like Apu's family.

Pyaasa (1957)

Guru Dutt's melancholy portrait of a failed artist also examined society's propensity to support art but not its upkeep.

Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960)

Ritwik Ghatak's film followed a young woman who was forced to move to West Bengal from East Pakistan after Partition and how she fights to protect her family.

Elippathayam (1982)

The Adoor Gopalakrishnan film depicted feudalism's collapse in Independent India and how former lords struggle to adapt to a more egalitarian society.

Nayakan (1987)

The Adoor Gopalakrishnan film depicted feudalism's collapse in Independent India and how former lords struggle to adapt to a more egalitarian society.

Hey Ram (2000)

The Tamil-Hindi bilingual drama, directed by and starring Kamal Haasan, explores Partition's legacy and how it ripples into sectarian politics, causing communal violence and distrust.

Kadaisi Vivasayi (2021)

The M. Manikandan film depicted the petty bureaucracy and police at odds with a beleaguered old farmer, the only one in his village still working.