This new list of Top 100 Bollywood movies by TimeOut London will shock you

TimeOut London asked a select group of Indian, British and American Bollywood experts to share their favourite Hindi movies and the list might shock you.

Written by Sonal Gera , Edited by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: April 9, 2015 12:51 pm
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So, did you know ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge’ is a better movie than ‘Swades’? And ‘Tashan’ and ‘Aiyyaa’ better than ‘Lootera’ and ‘Parineeta’? No? We also didn’t, but then there is a survey done by TimeOut London that enlists the Top 100 Bollywood movies of all time and claims so.

TimeOut London, which is an “ultimate guide to London”, as the site says, asked a select group of Indian, British and American Bollywood experts to share their favourite mainstream Hindi movies. The choices were then refined to select and name the Top 100 Bollywood movies of all time.

Though amused and bemused, we are not convinced with the choices for they name classics like ‘Satyam Shivan Sundaram’ below the likes of ‘Tashan’ and there are some names one can’t believe and accept to be in the list. And some names which deserved to be there like the classics of 70s and 80s – ‘Aradhana’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Daag’, ‘Khilona’ and ‘Khamoshi’ – aren’t there.

We produce the whole list, which can be otherwise read here.

1. Sholay (1975)

2. Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

3. Mother India (1957)

4. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenee (1995)

5. Pyaasa (1957)

6. Guide (1965)

7. Deewaar (1975)

8. Lagaan (2001)

9. Pakeezah (1972)

10. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

11. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

12. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

13. 3 Idiots (2009)

14. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

15. Bombay (1995)

16. Mr India (1987)

17. Satya (1998)

18. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

19. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

20. Awaara (1951)

21. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

22. Om Shanti Om (2007)

23. Shree 420 (1955)

24. Jab We Met (2007)

25. Parinda (1989)

26. Shaan (1980)

27. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

28. Silsila (1981)

29. Anand (1971)

30. Prem Rog (1982)

31. Barfi! (2012)

32. GolMaal (1979)

33. Ankur (1974)

34. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

35. Chak De! India (2007)

36. Kaala Patthar (1979)

37. Ghajini (2008)

38. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

39. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

40. Dil Se (1998)

41. The Lunchbox (2013)

42. Khakee (2004)

43. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

44. Parvarish (1977)

45. Velu Nayakan (1999)

46. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

47. Mera Naam Joker (1970)

48. Queen (2014)

49. Main Hoon Na (2004)

50. Rockstar (2011)

51. Sangam (1964)

52. Tezaab (1988)

53. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)

54. Tashan (2008)

55. Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)

56. Aiyyaa (2012)

57. Mr & Mrs ’55 (1955)

58. Garam Hawa (1973)

59. Hum Hain Rahi Pya Ke (1993)

60. Lootera (2013)

61. Parineeta (1953)

62. Sharmeelee (1971)

63. Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

64. Jagte Raho (1956)

65. Chandni (1989)

66. Madhumati (1958)

67. Gunga Jumna (1961)

68. Devdas (2002)

69. Jewel Thief (1967)

70. Chhoti Si Baat (1975)

71. Omkara (2006)

72. Zanjeer (1973)

73. Naseeb (1981)

74. Teesri Kasam (1966)

75. Zubeidaa (2001)

76. Udaan (2010)

77. Kabhie Kabhie (1976)

78. Bandit Queen (1994)

79. Gangster (2006)

80. Black (2005)

81. Dabangg (2010)

82. Kahaani (2012)

83. Dhoom (2004)

84. Arth (1982)

85. Gangs of Wasseypur: Part One (2012)

86. Black Friday (2004)

87. Kati Patang (1970)

88. Dhobi Ghat (2011)

89. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

90. Hera Pheri (2000)

91. Ardh Satya (1983)

92. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

93. Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002)

94. Salaam Bombay! (1998)

95. Swades (2004)

96. Umrao Jaan (1981)

97. Veer-Zaara (2004)

98. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

99. Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (1994)

100. Bobby (1973)

So, without being too critical, we have to say, ‘Dabangg’ gets a place, ‘Tashan’ and ‘Dhoom’ too, but ‘Aandhi’ doesn’t. We really wonder which “experts” gave the votes.

We beg to differ.