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Saturday, November 12, 2005

GOAT - Greatest Of All Time

I am a big fan of "Best Science Fiction Novels", "Best Comedies", "Best Movies based in New York", etc kind of lists. It is very hard to choose works of art and rank them. Same goes with people. Premiere Magazine has come up with a list of The 50 Greatest Movie Stars Of All Time. This list, as usual, has many points that I don't agree with but that is not the point of the post. I haven't seen any such Indian lists but that might be because I do not read "Filmy Magazines". The only time I do read them is at the barber shop and as you can see from the pic it is not that often. However, I do remember couple of years back STOI listed the greatest comedies of Indian cinema but the standard of the list can be judged by the fact that it did not include "Jaane Bhi Do Yaroon". Here are a few lists that I made:

The 10 Greatest Indian Movie Stars Of All Time:

1. Amitabh Bachchan
2. Dilip Kumar
3. Shahrukh Khan
4. Dharmendra
5. Rajesh Khanna
6. Aamir Khan
7. Raj Kapoor
8. Rekha
9. Sridevi
10. Madhubala

The 10 Greatest Indian Actors Of All Time:

1. Naseerudin Shah
2. Amitabh Bachchan
3. Kamal Hasan
4. Balraj Sahni
5. Aamir Khan
6. Dilip Kumar
7. Shabana Azmi
8. Amrish Puri
9. Guru Dutt
10. KayKay

The 10 Greatest Indian Comedies Of All Time

1. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron
2. Golmal
3. Andaz Apna Apna
4. Angoor
5. Chashme Baddoor
6. Chupke Chupke
7. Pushpak
8. Half Ticket
9. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
10. Munnabhai M.B.B.S.

The 10 Greatest Indian Dialogues Of All Time

1. Kitne aadmi the? - Sholay
2. Mere paas maa hai - Deewar
3. Mogambo khush hua - Mr. India
4. Ab tera kya hoga kaalia - Sholay
5. Ka.. ka.. ka.. Kiran - Darr*
6. Saara shehar mujhe LION ke naam se jaanta hai - Kalicharan
7. Are bhai... koi hai... meri biwi beemar hai, aspatal pahuncha do warna woh mar jaayegi - Mashaal
8. Rishte main to hum tumhare baap lagte hain - Shehnshah
9. Bade bade shehron main, aisi choti choti baatein, hoti rehti hain - DDLJ
10. Naam Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, baap ka naam Master Deenanath Chauhan - Agnipath

*Had mentioned Baazigar earlier instead of Darr.
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