Our Indian film industry has many stars to its credit – the most prominent is that it is the second largest film industry in the world in terms of number of films , Cinema viewing in Indian theatres is cheapest in the world that is, the Movie tickets in India are one of the cheapest in the world, Indian cinema industry has to its credit the biggest film studio in the world, Ramoji Film City and last but not the least that Indian movies time duration from very beginning has leapt the usual time boundaries too.
The Film industry here in India is mainly buttressed by the cosmic cinema lovers, who watch spicy Indian movies for fun and during their fun time to chill and pass time.
Generally this time pass is for almost three hours with ad-on like songs and other things, yes, most of the Hindi movies are three hour long many a time germane till end and many a time neither here nor there when it touches end.
Headquartered at Bombay, our Hindi film industry — dotingly tagged as ‘Bollywood’ may be one of the largest in the world, but its products- I mean flicks are hardly spotted outside India and even among the Indian communities who are settled abroad, but who cares?
As most of us are ignorant of the fact that when Hollywood movies stretch over the 90-minute mark, they are tagged as long movies?
I wonder in what category our Indian Films fall if more than 90 minute mark is long.
But this is not the end of the story; as we have broken our own records, we in India are never satisfied – we want more whether it makes sense to others or not – irrespective of 3 hour movies we have movies which have even passed this 3 hour land mark duration.
We have leapt over the every boundary and still our Indian audience is ok with it.
Rediff News has briefed us with a list of the ten longest Hindi-language films, so here are 10 really, really long movies:
Here are 10 really, really long movies:
1. Sangam (1964, 3 hours, 58 minutes):
This flick is one of Raj Kapoor’s best films.
Its a love triangle between Raj Kapoor ,Vyajayantimala and Rajendra Kumar and is most memorable blockbusters of the sixties.
2. Waqt (1965, 3 hours, 26 minutes):
Yash Chopra’s 41-year old classic and blockbuster film.
This film is a story of three brothers — Sunil Dutt, Raj Kumar and Shashi Kapoor who are separated due an earthquake during their childhood days and are groomed in entirely different situations.
3. Mera Naam Joker (1970, 4 hours, four minutes):
That Raj Kapoor most of the movies were long, infact he was in love with lengthy films.
This film too even though at the time of its release due to its length but today it is remembered as one of finest Raj Kapoor flicks; it’s an overemotional and over the top story of a circus joker.
4. Sholay (1975, 3 hours, 24 minutes):
It is the biggest Hindi film of all time.
No one has till now must have forget Veeru and Jai jodi, Thakur, who is very cold and arm-less. Big mouth Basanti and her Dhanno, Samba and a deadly villain –Gabbar.
5. Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994, three hours, 26 minutes):
Flick that invented a new genre of Hindi flicks that smash the silver screen without villains- perfect family flicks.
Perfect flavour of North Indian Wedding with sizzling cast and hit songs
6. Lagaan (2001, three hours, 44 minutes):
This movie is an excellent Ashutosh Gowariker’s perfect blend of India’s two leading manias: Cricket and cinema.
Movie was nominated for oscar too.
7. LOC: Kargil (2003, 4 hours, 15 minutes):
This movie is an excellent documentation of the Kargil battle.
Struggle to provide a back story to each and every character made it one of longest Hindi film.
8. Swades (2004, 3 hours, 30 minutes):
This was Ashu Gowariker’s another directorial venture after Lagaan, but inspite of its mega hype and big stars film sank.
Movie was based on an Indian NASA engineer who after many years comes to his country and realizes that he should work for his own mother land and his country needs him more.
9. Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005, 3 hours, 28 minutes):
Director Shyam Benegal, with this movie tried to raise the deep and evocative topic under discussion — Netaji Subhash Bose.
10. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006, 3 hours, 35 minutes) :
This is Karan’s new twist to his genre of movies.
It’s a storyline that revolves around marriage and unfaithfulness.