Sankarabharanam is a 1979 musical film in the Telugu language, directed by Dr. K. Vishwanath and produced by Poornodaya Movie Creations. It led to the revival of Indian classical music in Andhra Pradesh. The movie deals with two main issues - decline in popularity of Carnatic music and the teacher-student relationship. The movie is considered to be one of the best to have ever emerged from Telugu film industry.
Swathi Muthyam (1985) is a Telugu film directed by K. Viswanath. The movie won accolades at the Asian Film Festival in both "Best Movie" and "Best Actor" categories. The movie is about an autistic person who happens to defy existing social customs and traditions for a good cause. The movie was chosen to be India's official entry to the Oscars for 1986.
Swathi Kiranam is a 1992 Telugu Musical hit film directed by Dr.K. Viswanath. The movie starred Mammootty, Master Manjunath, and Radhika. The movie is about an egoistic music teacher unable to tolerate the extraordinary talent of his prodigious young disciple.
Mother India is a 1957 Bollywood film directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raj Kumar. The film is a remake of Mehboob Khan's earlier film Aurat (1940). The film was fifth Indo-Russian co-production, and was preceded by Pardesi (1957), also starring Nargis Dutt. In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. The film ranked #3 in the list of all-time box office hits.
Bend It Like Beckham is a 2002 Drama film starring Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley first released in the United Kingdom. The film was directed by Gurinder Chadha. Its title comes from the soccer player David Beckham and his skill at scoring from free kicks by "bending" (curving) the ball past a wall of defenders.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, also known as DDLJ, is an Indian film. It premiered on 19 October 1995 and was released nationwide on 20 October 1995. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was directed by Aditya Chopra, and stars Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, and Amrish Puri. Earning over Rs 580 million in India and Rs 175 million overseas, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year, as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time.
Bandini is a 1963 Hindi film directed and produced by Bimal Roy, the man who directed such classic as Do Bigha Zameen and Devdas. Bandini stars Nutan giving one of her career's finest performances, along with Ashok Kumar and Dharmendra as leads, and explores the human conflicts of love and hate intertwined in the mind of Kalyani. The movie tells the story of Kalyani, the all suffering, selfless, sacrificing, and strong yet weak Indian woman.
Lagaan, also known as Lagaan: Once upon a time in India, is a 2001 Bollywood feature film made in India. The film, based on an original story by Ashutosh Gowariker, was also directed by him. It was produced by Aamir Khan, who plays the lead role, and stars Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne in supporting roles. The movie is set in the Victorian period of the British Raj and revolves around the peasants from a barren village who are oppressed by high taxes imposed by the British.
Varalaru: History of Godfather is a 2006 Indian Tamil film written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film stars Ajith Kumar in three roles as a father and his two sons, while Asin Thottumkal and Kanika Subramaniam also played leading roles. Ramesh Khanna, Suman Shetty, Mansoor Ali Khan, Sujatha, Santhana Bharathi and M. S. Baskar played supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman.
Shiva is a Telugu movie starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and his future wife, Amala which deals with violence and student politics inside the college campus. The movie was written by Tanikella Bharani and directed by film-maker Ram Gopal Verma who made his debut with this film. Released on 5 October 1989 and created box office history in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu (dubbed as Udhayam).
Bandit Queen is a 1994 Indian film based upon the life of Phoolan Devi. It was directed by Shekhar Kapur and starred Seema Biswas as the title character. It was produced by Bobby Bedi's Kaleidoscope Entertainment. The Music was Composed by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Daana Veera Soora Karna is a 1977 Telugu Hindu movie produced and directed by N. T. Rama Rao. He played three pivotial roles Karna, Duryodhana, and Krishna. One of his sons, Balakrishna played a short role of Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna, who in the later years became one of the popular movie actors in Telugu films. One of the other sons, Hari Krinshna, played the role of Arjuna.
Mughal-e-Azam is a 1960 Indian epic film produced and directed by K. Asif. With its lavish production, K. Asif's magnum opus took nine years and Rs 10.5 million to finish. The film broke box office records in India when released and held the record for the highest grossing film ever until the 1975 film Sholay broke its record. In 2004, a colorized version created by IAAA (INDIAN ACADMY OF ARTS AND ANIMATION) was released theatrically marking another success for the film.
Rangeela is a 1995 Hindi-language movie, a product of the Bollywood film industry. It was directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and starred Jackie Shroff, Aamir Khan and Urmila Matondkar. Rangeela was music director A. R. Rahman's first Hindi movie with an original score, as the previous ones were dubbed from his Tamil scores. The soundtrack features playback singer Asha Bhosle, who made a comeback singing Rahman's songs.
Tezaab, released on 11 November 1988, is an Indian Hindi movie. This was the movie that gave actress Madhuri Dixit her first big break, and reaffirmed Anil Kapoor's status, after a successful Mr India (1987). The film was directed by N. Chandra. Music is by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The film is also known for the song Ek Do Teen, which was a chart success.
Kal Ho Naa Ho is a 2003 Hindi film set in New York City. It stars Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, and Saif Ali Khan. The film was directed by first-timer Nikhil Advani; it was produced and co-written by Karan Johar, better known as the director of the hit films Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001).
Koi... Mil Gaya is a 2003 Bollywood science fiction film, directed by Rakesh Roshan (who also has a cameo role), starring Hrithik Roshan, Rekha and Preity Zinta. It was released on 8 August 2003. The film is the first part of the Koi... Mil Gaya series and appears to be an adaptation of Satyajit Ray's 1967 Bangla science fiction story The Alien. The film was screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Denmark NatFilm Festival.
Kanchenjungha is a 1962 film by Bengali film director Satyajit Ray. It was Ray's first original screenplay and his first colour film. The film is about an upper class Bengali family on vacation in Darjeeling,a popular hill station and resort, near Kanchenjunga. Shot in real time, the film examines the evolving relationships between the various characters. With dialogue shifting between English and Bengali among an ensemble cast, the film was a departure for Ray.
Sholay is an Indian film directed by Ramesh Sippy. It is the biggest hit in the history of Bollywood, India's Hindi film industry. Released on 15 August 1975, it stars Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri and Amjad Khan. The movie, shot in the rocky terrain of Ramanagara, Karnataka, is the story of two petty criminals hired to capture a ruthless dacoit by the name of Gabbar Singh. Sholay is the highest grossing film of all time in Indian cinema.
Sirivennela is a Telugu movie based on Indian Classical Music and was released in India in 1986. The movie was directed by K. Viswanath who is known for his presentation in the Classical Arts of the current societal status of India. It is rated as the 7th best film of K. Vishwanth by telugu movie website Fresh and Rotten