It was exactly 100 years ago on 3rd May 1913, when Dadasaheb Phalke, now remembered as the Father of Indian Cinema, released his momentous feature film Raja Harishchandra, marking the beginning of the largest film industry in the world. Through these years, Indian Cinema hasÂ en-captured the hearts of million and created a niche for itself surpassing all boundaries of religion and culture. It has made millions of people laugh and cry along as it continues to create magic andÂ enthrall the viewers with its unique and unparalleled identity. Thousands of ladies swoon over the charm of its heroes and its heroines have claimed the hearts of many a men. Little kids grow up to know each of its evergreen dialogues by heart, and even the oldest of the population still hums to its evergreen tunes. Such is the power with which Indian cinema has captivated the hearts of young and old alike for the last ten decades and continues to do so still. Through these 100 years Indian cinema has reflected the changing process of culture and thought, touching upon a plethora of topics even as it continues to entertain and touch the hearts of millions. Truly, India Cinema stands as an epitome of success in the entertainment industry, even as India proudly celebrates this phenomenon which is only growing on to achieve newer heights and touch greater milestones. On the occasion of this epic celebration, here is a list of the top 10 Hindi films Indian cinema has witnessed.
10. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Taare Zameen Par follows the life of eight year old Ishaan suffering fromÂ Dyslexia whose energetic and hyperactive imagination and vivid thoughts set him apart from the other â€œnormalâ€ children of his age. Without trying to understand him, and in order to ‘straighten him up’ and improve his poor academic performance he is sent to a boarding school against his wishes, where his new arts teacher (Aamir Khan) helps him to overcome his disability. The movie went on to receive numerous awards includingÂ theÂ Filmfare Best Film AwardÂ and aÂ National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare. It was also India’s official entry for the 2009Â Academy Awards for the category of Best Foreign Film. The movie wasÂ reissued by the nameÂ Like Stars on EarthÂ forÂ Disney’s international DVD in 2010 whichÂ marked the first purchase of distribution rights for an Indian film by a global company.