|Bollywood movies of the 70s|
Hindi cinema or Indian cinema industry was growing up to a completely new level during this decade. Some of the best Bollywood movies of all times were produced during this decade.
Best Bollywood Movies 0f 70s
Choosing top Bollywood movies of the 70s was not a so easy task when every year was producing a score of hit flicks, is almost impossible.
1. Mera Naam Joker (1970):
At first, this movie was the flop movie during the first release – it was just too long, with run time over 5 hours. But again after re-editing the movie they released the compressed version, ended up as one of the most successful films of all times.
Star casts: Raj Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Manoj Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Dara Singh, Kseniya Ryabinkina, Padmini and Rajendra Kumar
2. Sholay (1975):
I don’t think this movie needs any kind of introduction; it is one of the biggest hits ever. It is a classic thriller of modern days, a must watch Bollywood gem. It is the highest grossing film of all time.
Star casts: Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri
3. Purab Aur Paschim (1970):
One of the best movies based on Indian culture and tradition. It is one of the must-watch drama.
Star-casts: Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu
4. Deewaar (1975):
Deewaar established Bachchan as the “angry young man” of Bollywood. Yash Chopra directory this movie tells a story of two brothers struggling to survive the streets of Mumbai. Deewaar received the Filmfare Best Movie Award in addition to six other Filmfare Awards.
Star-casts: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Neetu Singh and Parveen Babi
5. Garam Hawa (1973):
The film is about a Muslim family that decides to remain in India after the partition. This is probably one of the most sensitive films based on Indo-Pak partition on 1947. India was officially entry to the Academy Award’s Best Foreign Film category for this movie. This movie was also nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. This masterpiece won a National Film Award and three Filmfare Awards as well.
Star-casts: Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh
6. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978):
The film was one of the top-grossing hits of entire 1970s decade.
Star casts: Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Amjad Khan.
7. Anand (1971):
This movie about a man Anand, suffering from cancer, but never seen unhappy or sad. A touching story with beautiful song and dialogues and great acting are the hallmark of this award-winning movie. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Star-casts: Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan
8. Amar Prem (1973):
It's a touching love story; a beautiful portrayal of a man’s innocent love for a neighborhood courtesan. Shakti Samanta directorial movie won Film Fare Awards for Best Dialogue and Best Screenplay.
Star-casts: Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna, and Vinod Mehra
9. Nishant (1975):
This crime-drama film is directed by Shyam Benegal based on social hierarchy and the sexual exploitation of women are poignantly depicted. It won the National Film Award and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.
Star-casts: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, and Smita Patil
10. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977):
This is a light and entertaining movie with a star-studded cast. The film was directed by Manmohan Desai. The music and the soundtrack are so refreshing.
Star-casts: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Neetu Singh ….and Pran.