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March 2015

Academic helps name 100 best Bollywood films

(18 March 2015)

Dr Rajinder Dudrah is Senior Lecturer in Screen Studies in the School of Social Sciences. As a specialist in Bollywood cinema, Rajinder was one of ten specialists consulted by Time Out London to help them produce a list of the 100 greatest Bollywood movies.

He commented: “The 100 best list by Time Out is testimony to the rise and growing interest in popular Indian cinema, not just in the UK but also more globally. Like any list of films from cinemas around the world, it intrigues, irritates and excites at the same time.”

Rajinder’s top ten films were:

1. Sholay (1975)
2. Mughal-e-Azam (1960)
3. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
4. Zanjeer (1973)
5. 3 Idiots (2009)
6. Mother India (1957)
7. Pakeezah (1972)
8. Awaara (1951)
9. Pyaasa (1957)
10. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)