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Recently, Time magazine announced its list of the 100 greatest films of all time, and the eclectic selection includes five Indian films.

While none would question the brilliance of the selected Indian classics like Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy, Guru Dutt's Pyaasa and Mani Ratnam's Nayakan, decided to ask Indian filmmakers, artistes, technicians and critics what they felt were the best Indian films of all time.

Today, we feature director Vipul Shah, director of Aankhen [Images] and Waqt: The Race Against Time.

Shah believes limiting it to ten films is virtually impossible.

Subhash Ghai's list
Time magazine's selection

Do Bigha Zameen [Images]


Director: Bimal Roy
Cast: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy

Pather Panchali


Director: Satyajit Ray
Cast: Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi, Uma Dasgupta

Mother India


Director: Mehboob Khan
Cast: Nargis [Images], Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar

Kaagaz Ke Phool


Director: Guru Dutt
Cast: Waheeda Rehman [Images], Guru Dutt



Director: K Asif
Cast: Dilip Kumar [Images], Madhubala, Prithviraj Kapoor, Durga Khote

Meghe Dhaka Tara


Director: Ritwik Ghatak
Cast: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Niranjan Ray



Director: Vijay Anand
Cast: Dev Anand [Images], Waheeda Rehman



Director: Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram
Cast: Shreeram Lagoo, Sandhya

Sholay [Images]


Director: Ramesh Sippy
Cast: Dharmendra [Images], Amitabh Bachchan [Images], Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini [Images]

Lagaan [Images]


Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Cast: Aamir Khan [Images], Gracy Singh [Images], Rachel Shelley

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