Mother India (1957)
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The scene near the end when Birju (Sunill Dutt) is hacking away at the door with an axe like a madman so he can get the gun back his mother took from him, I would have fell out if he said:
Mother of all Bollywood Dramas...........
Good but over-rated, I think. Certainly doesn't deserve the #1 slot on a Bollywood list, there are definitely better Hindi films out there.
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This movie ranks #1 in Outlook India's Best Bollywood Films
This movie ranks #17 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
This movie ranks #47 in National Film Archive of India's 125 Great Indian Films
This movie ranks #50 in IMDb's 1950s Top 50
This movie ranks #85 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
This movie ranks #214 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #271 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #316 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #453 in UNESCO's Memory of the World
This movie ranks #883 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films