100 Films to See Before You Die


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The famous author and critic of Indian movies, Anupama Chopra, lists 100 of the films that make it to her personal favourites roster and gives a reader not only a short overview of the story, but also interesting anecdotes about the making of the movie, the awards it has won and a quote from someone closely associated with it.

The list is nowhere near exhaustive and it is indeed subjective. And it spans a huge spectrum, from Indian cinema to some of the less known movies that have left an impact, if not on the world of moviegoers, at least on Chopra’s film-fuelled psyche. Some of these are classics, talked about in any dissertation on world cinema, like the Indian Sholay, Mughal-e-Azam and Zanjeer, and others like the Russian Battleship Potemkin, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times and Costa-Gavras’Z. Others are esoteric, rarely seen (but definitely known) by the average film watcher in India –Nosferatu from Germany, Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole or the Pedro Almodovar production Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.


Published: 2013
Pages: 144
Publisher: Times Group Books
Format: Paperback