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 Top 100 Bollywood Films
This movie ranks #17 in Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees
This movie ranks #47 in National Film Archive of India 125 Great Indian Films
This movie ranks #85 in The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema
This movie ranks #214 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #271 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #321 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #340 in UNESCO's Memory of the World: National Cinematic Heritage
This movie ranks #810 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?