5 Films From The 90s: A Must Watch For You
Bollywood produced some of the most talked about and versatile movies in the 1990s. The films produced then are a sweetmine treasured for a certain generation.
The 90s era of bollywood was colorful with romance, drama and action genres at its peak. Many popular faces now rose to stardom in that era.
Here are 5 films from the 90’s bollywood archive to take you back to the days of nostalgia:
1. 100 DAYS (1991)
GENRE: Psychological Thriller
PRODUCER: Jay Mehta
DIRECTOR: Partho Ghosh
WRITER: Bhusan Banmali
ACTORS: Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Moonmoon Sen, Javed Jaffri
A 1991 Indian Hindi Psychological thriller based on events in the life of a woman with extrasensory perception.
The film was a superhit at the box office and grabbed attention from all over the country.
2. LAMHE (1991)
GENRE: Romantic Drama
PRODUCER: Yash Chopra
DIRECTOR: Yash Chopra
WRITER: Honey Irani
ACTORS: Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Waheeda Rehman, Ila Arun
This film undoubtedly was Yash Chopra's one of the most defining movies.
It addressed the complex matter of losing a man’s love once and then finding it back in her daughter who looks exactly like the mother, the characters and their dilemmas were palpable and very well portrayed by the actors.
Lamhe very subtly handled a taboo subject of Indian society and its culture.
3. JO JEETA WOHI SIKANDAR (1992)
GENRE: High School Musical Romantic Drama
PRODUCER: Nasir Hussain
DIRECTOR: Mansoor Khan’s
WRITER: Nasir Hussain & Mansoor Khan
ACTORS: Amir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Pooja Bedi, Deepak Tijori, Mamik Singh
JJWS was India's first High School Musical Romantic Drama which as a subject was way ahead of its time.
Director Mansoor Khan’s victory came into limelight with this coming-of-age drama about school students their emotions finely blended with Sports.
The music by Jatin Lalit was a runaway hit and the film bagged two Filmfare awards including the Best Film of the year.
The film addresses all the dynamics of life starting from a parent-child relation, the theory of the favouritism, to unconditional fun of schooldays’ friendship, first love and the eventual heartbreak.
The film was a box office superhit with a winning central performance by Aamir Khan as the dark horse.
The climax of this film was a super crafted, nail-biting bike race which kept the audience on the edge of their seats.
4. MAACHIS (1996)
GENRE: Period political thriller
PRODUCER: R.V. Pandit
ACTORS: Chandrachur Singh, Tabu, Jimmy Shergill, Om Puri, Kanwaljit Singh
Maachis is a period political thriller directed by none other than the multitalented Gulzar.
The film potrays the situation surrounding the rise of the Sikh insurgency in Punjab.
The film was acknowledged with both critical and commercial success.
The story is set in mid 1980s in the Indian State of Punjab. The story is relayed by a series of flashbacks.
The film bagged actor Chandrachur Singh Filmfare Best Debut Award.
5. BAZIGAR (1993)
GENRE: Crime thriller
PRODUCER: Ganesh Jain
WRITER: Akash Khurana, Javed Siddiqui, Robin Bhatt
ACTORS: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty, Johnny Lever, Dalip Tahil
This spicy crime thriller of Abbas Mastan gave Shah Rukh Khan a breakthrough and so far it is considered to be one of his best performances as an antihero and fetched him the best actor award from Filmfare that year.
This was Kajol’s first commercial success story too. Anu Malik’s Music for this film became super popular and lived longer than usual.