7 Iconic Movies That Shaped Indian Cinema

Raja Harishchandra (1913)

The first full-length Indian feature film, laying the foundation for Indian cinema.

Mother India (1957)

Symbolizing the strength and resilience of Indian women, and the first Indian film nominated for an Academy Award.

Pather Panchali (1955)

Brought international recognition with its realistic portrayal of rural India.

Redefined the action genre and became a cult classic.

Sholay (1975)

Known for its grandeur, elaborate sets, and timeless music.

Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Revitalized the Indian film industry and became a cultural phenomenon.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 

Showcased the potential of Indian cinema on the global stage with its critical acclaim and Academy Award nomination.

Lagaan (2001)