As Indian cinema enters its 100th year, 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!
Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan in the lead, Zanjeer (1973) gave Amitabh Bachchan the ‘Angry Young Man’ title. The film changed the prevailing trend from romantic films to action films.
Code : 100
Directed and produced by Pramod Chakra, starring Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Jugnu (1973) remains a cult classic of Hindi cinema. It featured the hit song, Deep Diwali Ke Jhute
Code : 055
Bobby (1973) was the acting début for Dimple Kapadia, and the first leading role for Rishi Kapoor. The top grosser that year, it introduced to Bollywood the genre of the rich-vs-poor romance.
Code : 022
Ankur (1974) was the first feature film directed by Shyam Benegal, and also the debut of Shabana Azmi. The film highlighted many social issues, and pocketed 46 awards nationally and internationally.
Code : 011
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
Directed by Manoj Kumar, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) starred actors like Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman and Manoj Kumar himself. The title was inspired from Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s political slogan: Roti Kapra Makaan
Code : 084
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
In the 1973 hit film Zanjeer, Amitabh Bachchan’s role had been initially offered to Raaj Kumar, who refused to work with Prakash Mehra on the grounds that he could not stand the smell of the latter’s hair oil.