Thursday, May 29, 2008

The one

Some time ago, I'd written about movies that made us cry, and was amazed to see the number of gems uncovered in the comments section. That led to the idea of this post - a fun mini-poll on Bollywood.

If you had to pick just one Bollywood movie and declare it the best ever, which one would you pick?

No rating, no ranking, no genre, no era, no long list, no top three, no "It depends", no "I can't decide between X and Y", nothing. Just name one, and only one.

Results in next post. Only entries with one movie name will be considered. :)

ps: I have enabled comment moderation to avoid influence.
pps: Bewdas, stop yelling 'GOLD!' Comment moderation is on. :P



90 comments:

Akshay said...

Khatta Meetha - the one starring Ashok Kumar and having the song "Thoda hai..."

chirpy-paaro said...

SADMA...
btw gold is mine...hahahah

Padma said...

Of the limited number of movies that I have seen and also from the recent ones, I would pick 'Taare zameen par' as the best.

Again Gold for me!!

Movie Freak said...

Sorry you asked for one....i cant decide among these two.
Hope my vote(s) counts

Golmaal (one with Amol Palekar)
and

Lagey Raho MunnaBhai

Roohi said...

swades

having lived a good part of my life abroad and a equally good part in india..i cud understand both the thoughts of an nri n the situation in india aaraam se..
n that train's 'paani lelo pani lelo' wali scene toh really was very moving..there.. i HAD to cry there..
n oh-my-god... am i the firsht foremosht..
i have to cry here too..sniff sniff..

Tarun said...

DDLJ.

Shivani said...

Masoom !! (old one)..me a sucker for tear-jerkers, but what the hell! what a movie that was!!

Sanchit said...

Jhankar Beats

Roopa said...

Dil Chahta Hai!

Raj said...

I pick "Andaz Apna Apna".

Not the best ever but still my favorite.

Thisisme said...

and iiiiii the greattttt gettt the gold after a longgggg time :DDDDDD
abt movie name..gimme 1 minute...

Thisisme said...

n oh yes,,,,my all time favourite movie is guide.

Shilpa said...

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi!

karthik said...

Sholay

sujatha said...

YAY..!!! GOLD.. will come back with the answer.. (could'nt resist that)

Hetro said...

DDLJ and btw GOLD!!!!!!

manju said...

DDLJ

satish said...

diwaar

Me said...

u me aur hum

Suryansh said...

Chupke Chupke...one starring Dharmendra, Amitabh, Sharmila & Asrani

shub said...

ummm.......

shub said...

Oh you CAN publish the last comment, I was just thinking out loud :P

I haven't watched THAT many movies, but of the ones I've watched, a timeless favourite will be be Chupke Chupke :)

American Pi said...

Satya - action, realistic, good songs, gritty, great plot, makes you sit up and take notice.

PSV said...

Anand

Stupidosaur said...

Rang de Basanti.

(Oh wait does that college food stall wala in the movie make murgi anda foods for Aamir and gang? :))

Its the best. Beats Lagaan, Munnabhai, gOldies whatever!

I can write a whole post about why its such a special movie in general and especially special to stupidosaur in particular. But won't indulge in that here.

Blue Bike said...

All the way ...

Dil Chahta Hain

Thats it ...thats the one

Blue Bike said...

All the way ...

Dil Chahta Hain

Thats it ...thats the one

Urv said...

After a lot of pondering, it was the heart that won in the end and mera dil yeh chahta hai ki I declare Dil Chahta hai as my best Bolly movie ever.

I just loved the way Farhan had made this movie. It has such a freshness to it. One can see it even after 8 or so years and it still can pass as a movie of the current year.

The friendship, the fights amongst friends, the leg pulling, the crushes, the relationships, love, confrontations with parents, falling back on parents.. is it not life beautifully depicted in a 3 hour movie..

There were other movies that were in contention for my top spot.. like the Munnabhai jodi, RDB, Sarkar, Black, Sholay, Guru but then I choose Dil Chahta Hai..

iyer-the-gr8 said...

"Mr. India"

Ravi said...

kya kool hai hum

Prats said...

Choti Si Baat- Starring Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha, Ashok Kumar and Asrani.

GuNs said...

Wow. I'm first!

Without a shade of doubt - SWADES.

The most 'Perfect' movie ever made.

Kanan said...

Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon (1963)

Kranthi said...

For me, its Andaaz Apna Apna... :-)

Shekhar said...

Sholay !!

:D

realistic dreamer said...

Socha na tha.. Loved every bit of it...Love watching it again and again.. It was simple, sweet and touching.:)

Cinderella said...

wow.. first one !! Gold!

now let me read the post :D

Cinderella said...

cool... i have made a fool of me!!! nice ;)

Cinderella said...

i go with 'Swades'

Ace said...

Dil Chahta hai

Sylvia said...

my ultimate fave bollywood flick? right now it will have to be Jab We Met... i am sooooooooo in love with Shahid Kapoor!!!

Navin said...

Swades

Navin said...

Swades is the one.....
But asking for just one movie is so cruel to the other movies that I've adored.....
Jo jeeta wohi sikandar
kabhi haan kabhi na
Hazaaron Khwaahishein aisi
Pinjar
Lagaan
Sehar
Deewar (old one)
Rang de Basanti

Miss-understood said...

Andaz apna apna.

Anytime.
Anyday.

Best movie ever.

Anonymous said...

Daddy

Illuminatus said...

Muahahaha GOLD !!!!!!

Illuminatus said...

Soory.....i vote for, hmmmm, sholey.....:)

Boogerwormie said...

Taara Zameen Par

Nidhi said...

1st to comment....yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!
I don't like GOLD much...so lemme claim Platinum!!!! :D

quarterpastseven said...

DDLJ. It has everything a bollywood movie should. Romance, comedy, action (wo in the end, jab srk gets beaten up by kuldeep and his sidekicks), drama, dancing in sarso ka khet, patriotism, three generations, lassi, beer, maa ka aashirwaad, karva chauth and of course, Shahrukh khan. It's my favourite, and i am sure most people's favorite too.. and if not, then koi ni, bade bade desho mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain :)

Nidhi said...

Oops! The comments are moderated...hmmmm

My fav movie of all times....Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge!

Hogwartsbeckons said...

The bridges of Madison County.

Clueless said...

Hee! I have no nominations to send in - too many good movies to choose from! - but I just wanted to say "hee!" to the "Bewdas, stop yelling 'GOLD!'" part. Bwahaha. Just the thought of around 30-40 people finding this post and thinking they're the first to reply is so funny!

mythalez said...

I might plonk for DCH
atleast thats what came first to my mind :-s

John Doe said...

andaz apna apna

Sneha Acharya said...

KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI!!!!

Jakes said...

Sholay

Kaala Kavva said...

Forrest Gump
But if you would raise an objection for it being a holly movie, id say vote for
Forrest Gump (hindi version)

nits said...

hey... my vote goes to GOLMAL... that amol palekar movie...

~nm said...

Hmm.......hmmmm......

hmmmmmmm...

ab kya karein..sochna to padega..itna tough hai decide karna on just one movie :P

Ok..edcided "Thoda sa romani ho jayein"

P.S. I hope I'm not the only one who has either heard of this movie or likes it :D

KP said...

JAB WE MET

Anonymous said...

Sadma with Kamalhassan and Sridevi - deeply moving

Daroga said...

Anand

rt said...

golmaal

Bivas said...

Anand

Neha said...

HAHK

Sudha said...

Mahesh Bhatts - Arth

Aethyr said...
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Aethyr said...

it is so difficult to select one bollywood movie...

Lets see i will pick Sholay.

The movie was so typically bollywoodish with amazing dialogues and memorable characters mostly in negative role...gabbar, sambha, kalia. and then ofcourse basanti, mausi, jai-veru and thakur

Vini said...

Ijaazat!

Mary said...

Kal Ho Naa Ho

parikrama said...

It's a no-brainer, my vote is for "Sholay" :)

Vidu said...

Dil Chahata Hain.

PS: Hi Sayesha, this is the first time I am writing a comment on you blog though I have been reading it for more than a year now. I like it very much.

Bambaiya hindi mein bole to ekdum jhakas hain re tera blog!!!!

Shweta said...

um..., gold? :P

i'm not a movie person, but i would say mr. and mrs iyer

The Soul of Alec Smart said...

The one and only. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron.

PS: ROTFL@stop yelling 'GOLD'... hehehe!

Aislin said...

how about
"Anand" by Hrishikesh Mukherjee? Have you seen the movie?

satish said...

GOLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

sanjana said...

Mr.India

Anonymous said...

Mr & Mrs Iyer. This Aparna sen movie is the one I love the most. Very subtle performances from lead actors you feel it could happen to you tomorrow and its very normal to experience those feelings

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Gold!!!

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Bhai ye comment approval kaisa? Waise aaj humka bahut dino baad sonal mil gaya re... aaj humra jigra ek dum phillum maafik phool gaya.

My vote would be on Hera Pheri :)

sunshine said...

SHOLAY :)

Anonymous said...

The old Khamoshi, Sanjeev kumar wala...

The Mad Girl said...

Rang De Basanti!!!

dharmu said...

Padosan (old)

Kishoreda, Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu.

Can anything beat Kishoreda's 'ek chaturnaar' to this day???

dharmu said...

BTW, Maasi, I read the B'day song for baby Aish and I too turned a little over 2(6) nearly the same day. Can Maasi write one for me too???

I too do all the things Aish does, only diff,not parents but drive hubby mad.

A G said...

Pyasa

Anonymous said...

Sholay

~vagabond~ said...

Taare Zameen Par. Made me bawl like a baby.

And GOOOOLD!! I just couldnt resist ;P

~anu~ said...

hi sayesha, i usually come to this place,read all and silently move on. But am tempted to comment on this one. my all time favourite is "masoom". The portrayal looks so real, thanks to all the characters involved including the children in the movie, that it stays with you for a long time.