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Cinema @100

bollywood Updated: May 15, 2012 02:06 IST

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As Indian cinema turns 100, we give you a chance to vote and choose the movie of the century. We will profile five films daily from a list of top 100. If your favourite movie wins, you will also win exciting prizes!

Teesri Manzil
The 1966, this Bollywood thriller starring Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh was an instant hit at the box office. The songs, Oh Haseena Zulfonwaali... and Aaja Aaja... had a rock n’ roll base and were extremely popular.
Code: 094

Milan
Released in 1967, this film was a remake of Adurthi Subba Rao’s hit Telugu film, Mooga Manasulu. The Sunil Dutt and Nutan starrer revolved around the subject of reincarnation and was known for it’s music by Laxmikant Pyarelal.
Code: 070

Ram Aur Shyam
This 1967 release owes its origin to Alexandre Dumas, père’s story, The Corsican Brothers, about twins separated at birth. Actor Dilip Kumar played the male lead. The film also stars Pran, Waheeda Rehman and Mumtaz.
Code: 081

Upkar
Actor Manoj Kumar directed and acted in this 1967 film. It can also be touted as the film that kick-started Manoj Kumar’s ‘Mr Bharat’ persona and his brand of patriotism. The song, Mere Desh Ki Dharti... from the superhit film is played till date.
Code: 098

Jewel Thief
This 1967 crime thriller starring Dev Anand and Vyjayantimala in the lead roles was a huge hit at the box office. It became the sixth highest grossing film of the year. Following the success, the film was screened at many film festivals.
Code: 052

How to vote for your film
To choose your movie of the century, sms CINEMA <movie code> to 54242. Or you can log on to www.cinemaat100.com. You can win exciting movie merchandise daily by participating in the contest.
So, start voting now!

Did you know
The then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri suggested Manoj Kumar to make a film on the slogan, Jai Jawaan Jai Kissan. Kumar made Upkar (1967), where he played both a jawan and a kisan.