Bollywood industry is one of the fastest growing entertainment industries in the world, all thanks to the Bollywood movies. With the invention of CGA and graphics, the possibilities seem no end and every year the industry churn out some really good movies. However, ‘Rome was not built in a day’. The foundation of the Bollywood industry date backs to the era of 1940’s and 50’s where the Hindi films started making their presence felt.
Interestingly, the era of 1960’s is said to be the golden period of Hindi cinemas. This was the time when directors started experimenting with the stories and its telling style on the big screen. As a result, several path breaking and hard hitting movies were released in the era. The quality of cinema was undoubtedly rich. We bring to you top 10 Bollywood movies of 1960 which will make you walk down the memory lane.
1. Mughal e Azam
K. Asaf’s ‘Mughal e Azam’ is considered as an epic in the history of Indian cinema. The movie was inspired by true events where a prince falls in love with a court dancer. What happens next is dramatic and engaging! The movie starred Madhubala, Dilip Kumar and Prithviraj Kapoor in pivotal roles.
2. Barsaat Ki Raat
‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ is one of the classic examples of how a simple love story can connect with people. The movie revolves around the character of Aman Hyderabadi, who is a poet by profession. He falls in love with Shabnam who is the daughter of Police Comissioner.
How can you not like the famous ‘jodi‘ of Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari. Back in those days, Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumar had a huge fan following. Their movies were big hits and Kohinoor is one such example. The story was simple yet had a powerful impact on the people.
4. Chaudhvin Ka Chand
Directed by Mohammed Sadiq, ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chand’ had all the ingredients which turned this old classical into one of the most memorable films of cinema history. The movie is based in the city of Lucknow and explores the concept of love triangle between Guru Dutt (Aslam), Waheeda Rehman (Jameela) and Rehman (Nawaab).
5. Dil Apna aur Preet Parai
Directed by Kishore Sahu, ‘Dil Apna aur Preet Parai’ had superstar Raaj Kumar, Nadira and Meena Kumari in lead roles. The story revolves around a surgeon who falls in love with a nurse who tirelessly work for him.
6. Love in Simla
‘Love in Simla’ had Sadhana and Joy Mukerji in lead roles. The movie was beautifully shot and had one of the interesting storyline ever in the Bollywood film history.
Ghunghat had Asha Parek, Bina Rai, Bharat Bushan and Leela Chitnis in lead roles. It explored the journey of these four characters who were trying to break the shackles in the society.
‘Kanoon’ was one of the most famous venture of B.R. Chopra. The courtroom drama which dealt with a murder case starred Rajendra Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Mehmood, Nanda, Jeevan, Shashikala and Om Prakash
9. Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai
The songs, the locations and the engrossing storyline marked ‘Jis Desh Mei Ganga Behti Hai’ as one of the finest performances of Raj Kapoor in his filmy career.
Nazir Hussain’s ‘Parakh’ had elements of comedy, romance and tenstion. The movie explores the life of a village postmaster whose life turns upside down after receiving a large amount of money.