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The T20 Of Indian Cinema December 3, 2009

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Organisers of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in association with the Entertainment Society of Goa had come up with a unique contest to involve film lovers in rating top 20 feature films of Indian cinema . There were about 1.9 million entries to the T 20 Films contest. .

 

Meghe Dhaka Tara

Here’s India’s Top 20 films of all time (Majority hindi films) that resulted from collating of individual Top 20 lists of 10 young film directors and 10 film critics (each of their individual lists were given 1-20 points, the top rated film being given 20 and the bottom given 1, and all these lists were combined / points added up to arrive at the list: 

 

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  • Meghe Dhaka Tara – Ritwik Ghatak (Bengali, 1960)

 

  • Charulata – Satyajit Ray (Bengali, 1964)

 

  • Pather Panchali – Satyajit Ray (Bengali, 1955)

 

  • Sholay – Ramesh Sippy (Hindi, 1975)

 

  • Do Bigha Zameen – Bimal Roy (Hindi, 1953)

 

  • Pyaasa – Guru Dutt (Hindi, 1957)

 

  • Bhuvan Shome – Mrinal Sen (Hindi, 1969)

 

  • Garam Hawa – M S Sathyu (Hindi, 1973)

 

  • Mother India – Mehboob Khan (Hindi, 1957)

 

  • Ghattashradha – Girish Kasaravalli (Kannada, 1977)

 

  • Elippathayam – Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Malayalam, 1981)

 

  • Nayagan – Mani Ratnam (Tamil, 1987)

 

  • Mughal-e-Azam – K Asif (Hindi, 1960)

 

  • Kaghaz Ke Phool – Guru Dutt (Hindi, 1959)

 

  • Apu Trilogy (Pather Panchali 1955, Aparajito 1956, Apur Sansar 1959) -Satyajit Ray (Bengali)

 

  • Sant Tukaram – Vishnupant Govind Damle, Sheikh Fattelal (Marathi, 1936

 

  • Jaane Bhi Do Yaro – Kundan Shah (Hindi, 1983)

 

  • Guide – Vijay Anand (Hindi, 1965)

 

  • Madhumati – Bimal Roy (Hindi, 1958)

 

  • Anand – Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Hindi, 1971)
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7 Responses to “The T20 Of Indian Cinema”

  1. Shan Says:

    This is a great list! Everyone will have minor quibbles (Sant Tukaram?!! Really?) but overall a very good job done by voters!

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  3. filmizest Says:

    The 10 directors & 10 film critics who gave their choices and hence came up with the final list are:

    DIRECTORS

    MADHUR BHANDARKAR – Mumbai

    VISHAL BHARDWAJ – Mumbai

    NAGESH KUKUNOOR – Hyderabad

    RITUPARNO GHOSH – Kolkata

    RAHUL DHOLAKIA – Mumbai

    CHERAN – Chennai

    SHYAMAPRASAD – Thiruvananthapuram

    P SESHADRY – Bangalore

    MANJU BORAH – Guwahati

    GAJENDRA AHIRE – Mumbai

  4. filmizest Says:

    FILM CRITICS

    M C RAJANARAYANAN – Kochi

    M K RAGHAVENDRA – Bangalore

    RAJU NAIK – Goa

    SAIBAL CHATTERJEE – Delhi

    UTPAL BORPUJARI – Delhi/Guwahati

    GOWRI RAMANARAYAN – Chennai

    ASHOK RANE – Mumbai

    K N T SASTRY – Hyderabad

    ANUPAMA CHOPRA – Mumbai

    SWAPAN MULLICK – Kolkata

  5. vijay Says:

    Only 1 Tamil film? It’s still an impressive list. Good collection of directors and critics too.

  6. masterpraz Says:

    Fantastic piece…glad to see NAYAKAN and ANAND made it!

    http://masterpraz.wordpress.com/

  7. Tapas Says:

    Andaaz apna apna any day instead of Jaane bhi do….Rest are fine


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