The 1970s saw the rise of two phenomena of Bollywood; one was the blockbuster film Sholay, which broke and held on to many records for decades and second was the rise of Amitabh Bacchan as India’s intimidating Superstar. It was also the decade when Kishore Kumar reigned supreme, after lingering in the industry for few decades. Though you have watched some of the movies separately with your friends, family and romantic partner, you still love watching them all over again. Here is the list of 6 such great Hindi movies of 70s.
6. Blackmail (1973)
A romantic and thriller film has the most touching song “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho” sung by Kishore Kumar as its highlight. Starring Dharmendra, Raakhee and Shatrughan Sinha, the movie was welcomed warm heartedly by fans. Dharmendra and Raakhee made beautiful pair in the movie, and the audience could not wait for their misunderstanding to clear so that they could see them happily together.
5. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
The movie was so loved by people so much that they slept at the theatres to get tickets for the show. It was the third biggest hit of the decade behind Sholay and Bobby. The highlight of the movie was the super screen presence of by then well established Amitabh Bacchan who won hearts of millions of movie goers. The movie also had excellent evergreen songs as a back-up for wonderful story, good direction and amazing performance. Unfortunately, the movie did not win any awards though it was nominated for many.
4. Chupke Chupke (1975)
I wish such subtle comedies would hit screen today. Unfortunately, the talent of making you laugh without the actors behaving like jokers does not come by now. The comedy of errors in the movie makes you giggle even when the movie has ended. The Hindi vs. English scenes between Dharmendra and Om-Prakrash are one of the most hilarious moments you will come across in Bollywood.
3. Deewar (1975)
This movie belonged heart and soul to its leading star Amitabh Bacchan. The powerful dialogues delivered in the booming voice of AB, endeared it to the heart of the viewers. Shashi Kapoor and other actors lent equal support to the movie, but they were clearly overshadowed by the character of Vijay Verma who could make audience shed tears every time they watched him. The box office superhit movie won Filmfare Best Movie Award of 1975 in addition to six other Filmfare Awards. The film established AB’s image as the angry young man of Bollywood.
2. Bobby (1973)
The captivating beauty of young Dimple Kapadia and freshness of Rishi Kapoor gave their romance a special touch which could not be repeated ever again on screen, though many tried their hands at it. The teen romance plotted in the backdrop of clash between rich and poor became the second highest grosser of 1970s behind Sholay. Among the awards won by the movie is Filmfare Best Actor Award – Rishi Kapoor and Filmfare Best Actress Award – Dimple Kapadia.
1. Sholay (1975)
Recognized as the best entertainer ever made in Bollywood, Sholay is considered the greatest boxoffice hit as well. It is one of the movies where the villain got equal recognition as the lead stars, or we can say Gabbar Singh outdid everyone. The movie had strong script with great star cast to support the story, endless action, romance, revenge, music and many more to offer the viewers. Surprisingly the film was dubbed a flop in the initial first two weeks, before word of mouth made viewers throng the theaters. The film will remain an epic of Indian Cinema forever.