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A list created during the turn of the 100-year anniversary of Indian cinema. It was a painstaking process, and a lot of research was done to give this list an objective feel. The list is based off AFI's list of 100 Greatest American Films and Johnathan Rosenbaum's Alternative 100. Films of all Indian languages are present, from Hindi to Marathi to Tamil to Telugu, to even Assamese. Three major criteria were considered for this list, in order of priority:
1. Cultural/artistic impact on India and the world - most important
2. Critical acclaim in India and abroad - 2nd most important
3. Popularity/cult status - 3rd (and least) important
Written by Rajadhyaksha (senior fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore) and Willemen (critical studies, Napier Univ., Edinburgh), this is a one-stop reference book on Indian cinema. Encompassing films in the major Indian languages, this revised edition (originally published in 1994 and updated to 1995) contains entries on directors, stars, producers, writers, and composers and lists birth and death dates, background information, and filmography. A chronological listing of films from 1912 onwards--complete with cast, credits, and plot synopses--is also provided; and black-and-white photographs appear throughout. In addition, a time line chronicles major milestones in Indian cinema, and a chart displays film statistics on both sound and silent films. An extensive bibliography and a name and film index rounds the volume out. No collection on Indian film can afford to be without this book; highly recommended for academic and larger public libraries.
-Ravi Shenoy, Hinsdale P.L., IL
Huge thanks to cronos for importing so many of these movies to ICM which made my job much easier.
See also these language sublists made from this list:
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+hindi+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Hindi films)[/url] (667 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+telugu+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Telugu films)[/url] (240 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+malayalam+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Malayalam films)[/url] (214 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+tamil+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Tamil films)[/url] (213 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+bengali+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Bengali films)[/url] (180 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+marathi+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Marathi films)[/url] (97 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+kannada+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Kannada films) [/url] (87 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+gujarati+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Gujarati films)[/url] (34 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+assamese+films/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Assamese films)[/url] (33 films)
[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/encyclopedia+of+indian+cinema+other+languages/lilarcor/]Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (Other languages)[/url] (83 films)
Several films have two or more language versions resulting in different movie lengths. These often have separate Imdb IDs.Only one language version of a film exists on this list to not make it too huge and I've tried to select the most known one for this list of all the films in the book. In the sublists for the different languages the movie version for that language is included, which may not be on this list (but is still in the book).
#369: The version of Shakuntala (V. Shantaram) in the book is the 122 minute version made in 1943. As this isn't on imdb, the 76 minute version released in the USA in 1947 is the one on this list.
#442: The book has put up the 1949 version of '42 (A. Chakravarty), however this version was banned in many cities (but not Bombay). Only the edited 1951 version exists on imdb.
#771: While Tero Nadir Parey / Beyond Thirteen Rivers (B. Saha) was made in 1961 it wasn't released until 1969.
#774: The book suggests that Velugu Needalu / Thooya Ullam (A.S. Rao) was released in 1961 however imdb has put 1964 as its release year.
#968: There's limited info on Uyyale / The Swing (N. Lakshminarayan) but the book puts 1969 as the release date for this, this is mistakenly put as 1964 on imdb.
#1580: Mani Kaul's Idiot was made into a 180 minutes film and a 223 minutes mini-series. Only the mini-series exists on imdb.
This is a sublist of the list above with only the Telugu films showing (or films that have Telugu versions), starting with the first sound film in Telugu, Bhakta Prahlada (H. M. Reddy, 1931).
The Telugu version of the Tamil film Server Sundaram (Krishnan-Panju, 1964)