National Film Archive of India 125 Great Indian Films

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In 1995, FIAF asked National film archives to send lists of films important in Film History, Film and The Other Arts, Film and Reality, and National Productions. This list has all the Indian films nominated by the National Film Archive of India. The first 26 in the first 3 categories, followed by 99 from the National category.

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    Aparajito

    1956 — a.k.a. The Unvanquished, in 13 top lists Check
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    Apur Sansar

    1959 — a.k.a. The World of Apu, in 18 top lists Check
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    Aranyer Din Ratri

    1970 — a.k.a. Days and Nights in the Forest, in 6 top lists Check
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    Daera

    1953 — a.k.a. The Division, in 1 top list Check
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    Elippathayam

    1982 — a.k.a. Rat-Trap, in 4 top lists Check
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    Kaagaz Ke Phool

    1959 — a.k.a. Paper Flowers, in 6 top lists Check
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    Kaliya Mardan

    1919, in 2 top lists Check
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    Pather Panchali

    1955 — a.k.a. Song of the Little Road, in 20 top lists Check
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    Sant Tukaram

    1936 — a.k.a. Saint Tukaram, in 4 top lists Check
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    Siddeshwari

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
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    Subarnarekha

    1965 — a.k.a. The Golden Thread, in 7 top lists Check
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    Tarang

    1984 — a.k.a. The Wave, in 1 top list Check
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    Charulata

    1964 — a.k.a. The Lonely Wife, in 8 top lists Check
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    Figures of Thought

    1990, in 1 top list Check
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    Amma Ariyan

    1986 — a.k.a. Report to Mother, in 2 top lists Check
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    Before My Eyes

    1989, in 1 top list Check
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    I Am Twenty

    1967, in 1 top list Check
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    India: Matri Bhumi

    1959, in 5 top lists Check
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    An Indian Day

    1968, in 1 top list Check
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    Jukti, Takko Aar Gappo

    1977 — a.k.a. Reason, Debate and a Story, in 4 top lists Check
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    Rabindranath Tagore

    1961, in 1 top list Check
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    The River

    1951, in 9 top lists Check
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    A Ship Aground

    1988, in 1 top list Check
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    Thampu

    1978 — a.k.a. The Circus Tent, in 1 top list Check
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    Tibesti Too

    1976, in 1 top list Check
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    A Village in Travancore

    1956, in 1 top list Check
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    Aakrosh

    1980 — a.k.a. Cry of the Wounded, in 2 top lists Check
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    Aan

    1953, in 1 top list Check
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    Achhut Kanya

    1936, in 2 top lists Check
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    Agantuk

    1991 — a.k.a. The Visitor, in 6 top lists Check
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    Agraharathil Kazhuthai

    1977 — a.k.a. Donkey in a Brahmin Village, in 1 top list Check
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    Ajantrik

    1958 — a.k.a. Pathetic Fallacy, in 4 top lists Check
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    Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai

    1980 — a.k.a. What Makes Albert Pinto Angry?, in 1 top list Check
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    Amar Akbar Anthony

    1977, in 3 top lists Check
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    Amrit Manthan

    1934 — a.k.a. The Churning of the Oceans, in 1 top list Check
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    Anand

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
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    Andaz

    1949 — a.k.a. A Matter of Style, in 3 top lists Check
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    Anuradha

    1960, in 2 top lists Check
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    Aradhana

    1969, in 1 top list Check
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    Atithi

    1974 — a.k.a. Guest, in 1 top list Check
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    Avvaiyyar

    1953 — a.k.a. Avaiyar, in 1 top list Check
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    Awaara

    1951 — a.k.a. The Tramp, in 6 top lists Check
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    Baiju Bawra

    1952 — a.k.a. Baiju the Poet, in 1 top list Check
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    Baishey Shravana

    1960 — a.k.a. The Wedding Day, in 1 top list Check
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    Bandini

    1963, in 2 top lists Check
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    Bangaru Papa

    1954, in 1 top list Check
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    Mother India

    1957, in 9 top lists Check
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    Bhavni Bhavai

    1980 — a.k.a. A Folk Tale, in 1 top list Check
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    Bhumika

    1977, in 3 top lists Check
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    Bhuvan Shome

    1969 — a.k.a. Mr. Shome, in 4 top lists Check
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Last updated on May 22, 2012; source