Top 8 Bollywood films from 80’s that you should must watch!

80’s and its 8 fantastic films, take a look!

Bollywood is known for its ever green films. If you have that so called ‘Filmy keeda’ within you, then you should must watch these 8 films that were released in 80’s.There are some films from the 80s that are truly pieces of art. These films prove that Hindi cinema is not short on talent. In fact, it has never been. Take a look at these 8 offbeat films from the 80s that you need to watch right away.

1. Mirch Masala

Smita Patel was a legendry actress. Though she left the world very early, but her films always use to be a major blockbuster. Smita Patil’s acting in this film received appreciation from all over the world. She played a courageous woman who does not give into the unreasonable demands of a powerful subedar. Naseerudin Shah as the main villain is no less either.

2. Ardh Satya

This is another important film of 80’s. This film is considered one of the best cop films ever to be made in India. It is the story of a police inspector who is forced to see the ugly side of his job. He is caught between corruption, romance and brutality. Om Puri’s acting was extraordinary and got him a National Award as well.

3. Ek Doctor Ki Maut

The film is based on the life of Subhash Mukhopadhyay, the physician who committed suicide in 1981. It is a distressing masterpiece on the life of a doctor who is not given enough credit for finding the cure for leprosy. In fact, someone else gets the credit for it. Pankaj Kapur’s performance in this film will definitely blow your mind. In fact, the plot of the story will make you fall in love.

Ek Doctor Ki Maut
Ek Doctor Ki Maut

4. Sparsh

Bollywood is incomplete without love and romance. This film revolves around the same. This film was a heartwarming love story of a visually impaired school principal and a teacher. Problems arise when the principal begins to feel insecure about their relationship. A very touching movie, aided by brilliant performances from Naseerudin Shah and Shabana Azmi.

5. Salaam Bombay

This is one of those films that will stay with you forever. It is just evergreen! Directed by Mira Nair, the movie is about the street children of Mumbai. It is funny, tragic, charming and deeply moving. The film bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature in Hindi along with the National Board of Review Award.

6. Mandi

What an amazing film it is. This film is based on a classic Urdu short story Ananandi written by Ghulam Abbas. The film depicts life in a brothel run by Rukmini (Shabana Azmi) in the centre of the city. Due to various reasons, the brothel is shifted to the outskirts of the city. Problems arise when the son of a big politician wants to marry one of the prostitutes from this brothel. With Naseerudin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil in the lead, you know what to expect.


7. Katha

Another film which make its name into the list is Katha. This film was loosely based on the folktale of the hare and the tortoise, mixed with the theme of the good boy vs. the bad boy. It is a love triangle between a simple guy, a smooth talker, and the girl in the neighbourhood. Naseerudin Shah, Deepti Naval and Farooque Sheikh’s power packed performances make this a must watch.

8. Ijaazat

This film was directed by Gulzar in 1987, based on Subodh Ghosh’s Bengali novel Jatugriha. It is a story of a couple who meets long after their separation only to discover some truths about each other’s lives. With Rekha, Naseerudin Shah and Anuradha Patel in the lead roles, this movie was extraordinary in terms of acting. It also received two national awards in the music category.

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