7 Vintage Hindi Movies to Watch during the Lockdown

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In this rundown of suggestions, we take a gander at old Bollywood films that are viewed as works of art by pundits and crowds the same. These can be streamed for free on YouTube.

While the world has put on a pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, individuals are going to movies and shows for comfort. Today we bring you old Bollywood films that have been viewed as works of art by pundits and crowds alike.

Chhoti Si Baat

Late chief Basu Chatterjee’s romantic tale to Bombay, Chhoti Si Baat is the tale of an accountant who experiences passionate feelings for an appealing working lady in a close by firm. Known for its precise delineation of the white collar class life in the city, the film stars Amol Palekar and the evergreen Vidya Sinha, who we lamentably likewise lost as of late.

The film is based on the 1960 British film School for Scoundrels. It propelled Amol Palekar as an entertainer with perfect comic sense. His character Arun Pradeep turned into a benchmark for the abnormal working class legend who follows the champion however can’t summon up the boldness to converse with her. Our hero likewise has intense rivalry from his companion, the magnetic yet annoying Naresh (Asrani) who frequently gives Prabha (Sinha) a ride in his bike. It is a wonderful recognition for pre-clog Mumbai, and the cinematography is a treat. Chhoti Si Baat is an absolute necessity watch for the individuals who need to comprehend Basu Chatterjee’s association.

Guide (1965)

Without a doubt, perhaps the best case of film-making.This film is a totally unique, Indian story, and doesn’t owe anything toward the west.Every part of the film is first class. The songs(each one, a magnum opus) mix so delightfully with the groupings, that one is persuaded that the film would be fragmented without the songs.Adapted from the novel composed by RK Narayan, the film investigates the undertakings and misfortunes of the ecstatic local escort, Raju(played by Dev Anand).The film proceeds onward to the following level with the start of a relationship among Raju and a danseuse named Rosy (Waheeda Rehman) who is as of now wedded, yet is disappointed in light of the fact that her spouse doesn’t generally care at all about her.The husband (Kishore Sahu) is demonstrated to be profoundly fascinated in the caverns of Udaipur(the city where Raju is broadly called “Raju guide”) However, there is not really any private scene among Raju and Rosy (later initiated Nalini, in the film) and their affections for one another are delineated in an exceptionally unobtrusive way. The portrayal is acceptable to the point that we feel for Rosy,  as  opposed  to  denouncing  her  for  having  an  extra  marital affair            What occurs straightaway and what anticipates Raju and Rosy is the thing that the film is about.


Pyaasa is a great 1957 movie coordinated and delivered by Guru Dutt, just as featuring him in the number one spot job. The unbelievable entertainer and producer assumed the job of Vijay, an artist battling for acknowledgement. The film additionally stars Waheeda Rehman as Gulabo, just as Mala Sinha as Meena. Gulabo is a sex-laborer who succumbs to Vijay and causes him get his sonnets distributed. Then again, Meena is Vijay’s school sweetheart who weds a major distributor.

Widely praised, Pyaasa has achieved acknowledgement both in the nation and globally. In 2005, Pyaasa was evaluated as one of the 100 best movies ever by Time magazine. In 2011, Time magazine announced it one of the best 10 sentimental motion pictures ever.


Another pearl of a movie coordinated by Gulzar in 1982 featuring Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma in lead jobs. The film is based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors and from the Bengali tale Bhrantibilas by Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

Two sets of indistinguishable twins get isolated during childbirth and crap hits the fan when they are united by predetermination. The great Shakespeare tale has had numerous true to life translations now and again, in any case, Gulzar’s 1982 example takes the cake. From amusing circumstances to amazing exhibitions by the lead entertainers, alongside Moushumi Chatterjee and Deepti Naval, Angoor is perhaps the most clever film at any point made throughout the entire existence of Bollywood.


Obviously this film isn’t even distantly practically identical to any of the senseless flimflam that Bollywood produces. In any case, this is likewise not normal for some other all around promoted Bollywood motion pictures in that it doesn’t attempt to provide food itself toward the western crowd by depicting circumstances and occasions in any more bright or bleak light than they really are. It just depends on unadulterated warmth of emotions to snatch you, not shrewd camera edges or lighting.

The family depicted in the film is very delightful. The acting is only amazing by everybody, particularly the lead cast of Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi. The music is astonishing and adds to the pace of the film as opposed to obstructing it. One needs to welcome the fine exertion everybody has placed in. It will make you cry at long last without a doubt.


This 1987 film by Gulzar is one of the most significant movies made regarding the matter of a mind boggling love triangle. Featuring Naseeruddin Shah, Rekha and Anuradha Patel, it is a

tale about an isolated couple who run into one another unintentionally and open up about the different mistaken assumptions that have encircled their relationship.

What is astonishing about this film is every one of the lead characters has significantly more unpredictability than their connections. Anuradha Patel’s job as Maya isn’t the quintessential vamp who is a homewrecker who comes in the middle of a caring couple, she is a frank obstinate women’s activist who experiences emotional well-being issues. Like most Bollywood motion pictures, the urgent piece of this film is its soundtrack, and Ijazat additionally has an astonishing arrangement of tunes, including Mera Kuch Samaan, sung by the incredible artist Asha Bhosle.


Another very much cherished film that ought to be viewed by all, Anand is the narrative of a critically ill man, whose vitality causes his pessimist oncologist to have a transformation. More significant and inspiring than its depiction sounds, Anand was one of Rajesh Khanna’s 17 consecutive super hits between 1969 to 1971. It likewise propelled a generally obscure entertainer Amitabh Bachchan into superstardom.

From exchanges like “Babumoshai zindagi badi honi chahiye lambi nahi,” (Babumoshai, life ought to be huge not long) to “Hum sab toh rangmanch ki kathputliyan hain jinki dor upar wale ki ungliyon principle bandhi hai,” (We are for the most part manikins in front of an audience, whose strings are held by god) the film leaves an enduring impact on the watchers mind.

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Written by Ojasvi Taak

His name is Ojasvi Taak, currently pursuing law in his final year of the B.A.LL.B (H) integrated course. He wants to write and is inclined towards journalism and studies law to gain an insight of what makes the world, the way it is.

He is a product of multilingual north indian cultures and believes in not restricting oneself in one colour. An avid reader of indian history and philosophy, always tries to make sense of what was and what is. He thinks he can create art in the form of sketches and painting. He is always open to expand his horizons and is also a lover of travel. He wants to use his voice to make people aware about their rights.

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