Top 10 Indian films on IMDB ratings

South Indian films dominate IMDB rankings

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September 26, 2022

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Top 10 Indian films on IMDB ratings

IMDb is the most authoritative source of entertainment information

There are many benchmarks to judge a film’s popularity, including the box office collections. The rating earned on IMDB, an international movie data base, is a good parameter to judge a film’s success. Here is how IMDB has rated the top 10 Indian films.

5/5 - (204 votes)

The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of number of films produced that ranges between 1,500 to 2,000 films every year. The Indian film industry is not just the Hindi language cinema, produced by so-called Bollywood, but also several other production centres that produce films in Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

The popularity of regional films is no longer limited to their states as can be seen from our 10 Highest IMDB-rated Indian Movies list which is dominated by regional movies.

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (2022)

 

Madhavan

The Nambi Effect

It is based on the life of S Nambi Narayanan, a controversial aerospace engineer who worked in ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), who was allegedly framed for being a spy and arrested He fought for justice against the officials who had allegedly falsely implicated him and he was later exonerated by the courts.

IMDB Rating – 9.0/10

 

777 Charlie (2022)

777-Charlie

777-Charlie

Kannada movie 777 Charlie was written and directed by Kiranraj K and was released globally in June 2022. The film received huge critical acclaim for its cast performances, writing, emotional weight and direction, this move shows a beautiful bond between Dharma and his Labra dog named Charlie. Kiranraj K has portrayed the relation between a human and animal. It is such a beautifully crafted film that its fans have said they are left in tears and yet smiling after watching this movie. Despite a limited theatrical release and mainly due to word of mouth promotions, this movie has already crossed INR 1 billion in box office collections.

IMDB Rating – 9.0/10

 

Anbe Sivam (2003)

Anbe Sivam

Anbe Sivam

Anbe Sivam is a Tamil drama movie based on two characters named Nalla Sivam and Ambarasu, one young and arrogant, the other one is broken – physically but not spiritually by life. Nalla Sivam and Anbarasu meet under different circumstances and their lives are changed as they take the journey of their life from Bhubaneswar to Chennai. In 2003, movie was a flop when it released but has since gone on to become a favourite and now it comes in top 10 high rated moves of Indian Cinema.

IMDB Rating – 8.7/10

 

Gol Mal (1979)

Gol Mal

Gol Mal

Gol Mal is one of the iconic blockbuster comedy movies of Hindi cinema released in 1979. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and written by Rahi Masoom Raza and Sachin Bhowmick, it starred Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt and Bindiya Goswami as main characters. Besides  Chhoti Si Baat, Gol Mal turned out to be one of the biggest hit movies of Palekar’s career. It revolves around the tussles between Ramprasad (Amol Palekar) and Bhavani Shankar (Utpal Dutt ). Ramprasad works for Bhavani, who discourages his employees from pursuing any hobbies. Things take a hilarious turn when Bhavani catches Ramprasad at a hockey match and he lies about having a twin.

IMDB Rating – 8.5/10

 

Nayakan (1987)

nayakan

nayakan

Nayakan is a Telugu action movie, directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. The cast of Nayakan includes Dr Rajasekhar and Namitha. This movie is about a common man named Velu Naicker (Sakthivelu) who struggles against a corrupt police force who put him on the wrong side of the law. Later he becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many poor and needy people, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll. The film was such a big success that it was later remade into Tamil, with Kamala Hasan in lead and in Hindi with Vinod Khanna in the lead. All three versions proed to be big hits on the box office.

IMDB rating – 8.5/10

 

Jai Bhim (2021)

Jai Bhim

Jai Bhim

Directed by T J Gnanavel, Jai Bhim is based on true incident of 1993 and shows the extent of caste discrimination in the Indian society. In the film, a pregnant woman Senggeni , played by Lijo Mol Jose , from a primitive tribal community, searches desperately for her husband, who had been arrested by the police. A High Court lawyer Chandru, played by renowned star Surya, takes up the case to find her husband and seek justice for them.

IMDB rating – 8.9/10

 

Manichithrathazhu (1993)

Manichitrathazhu

Manichithrathazhu

Manichitrathazhu is a Malayali horror & comedy movie, directed by Abdul Hameed Muhammed Fazil. The movie deals with a supernatural presence. The film won the National Film Award for “Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment” and Shobhana won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Ganga / Nagavalli. Its unusual storyline led the film to be adapted and remade in many languages. Hindi film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, starring Akshay Kumar, Shiney Ahuja and Vidya Balan was also a remake of Manichitrathazhu.

IMDB Rating – 8.8/10

 

Pariyerum Perumal (2018)

Pariyerum Perumal

Pariyerum Perumal

This film, directed by Mari Selvaraj, also deals with caste discrimination in India. Pariyan, a law student belonging to a lower caste, falls in love with Jothi, a girl from an upper caste. However, their relationship irks Jothi’s family members who harass Pariyan no end. In the first opening weekend move has collected only 15.36L but by the positive word of mouth film collect ₹55.23 lakh in the second week and it’s lifetime box office collection is ₹5.5cr and the movie become super hit.

IMDB rating – 8.7/10

Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959)

Apur Sansar

Apur Sansar

Apur Sansar is the third and final film of the The Apu Trilogy, the Bengali drama film produced, written and directed by doyen of Indian film industry Satyajit Ray, who won an Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1992. Apur Sansar is about the childhood and early adulthood of a young Bengali named Apu in early 20th century India. The World of Apu stars Soumitra Chatterjee (as Apu) and Sharmila Tagore (as Apu’s wife Aparna). The duo would go on to appear in many subsequent Ray films.

IMDB Rating – 8.5/10

 

3 Idiots (2009)

3 Idiots

3 Idiots

Amir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi starrer 3 Idiots was directed by Rajkumar Hirani. This movie was based on the novel Five Point Someone written by Chetan Bhagat and the director says that this movie drew inspiration from the real life story of an engineer-cum-scientist called Sonam Wangchuk. 3 Idiots revolves around three best friends in an engineering college and the Indian education system that emphasises learning by rote, instead of provoking curiosity and desire to know. The film turned out to be a huge success not just in India but overseas well, notably in China. The film is reported to have grossed    over INR 4 billion, the biggest collection by an Indian film at that time.

IMDB Rating – 8.4/10

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