Bhojpuri cinema is an important part of the Indian film industry and its popularity has reached such a great height over a period of time, such that many big Bollywood stars have been seen in Bhojpuri movies. Many big hits have created history in this line of cinema, with memorable stories and wonderful performances by actors.
Listed below are top 10 best Bhojpuri films of all time:
10. Paan Khaye Saiyan Hamaar
The 1984 movie “Paan Khaye Saiyan Hamaar” is one of the best Bhojpuri movies of all time. This action film featured popular actors like Sujit Kumar, Bandini and S N Tripathi and was directed by Sujit Kumar. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha in guest appearances.
9. Chhodab Na Sang Tohaar
The next name among the top 10 Bhojpuri movies ever is that of the 2009 release “Chhodab Na Sang Tohaar”, a drama starring Hemant Agarwal, Amit Sethi and Janardan Mishra. It was directed by Balvinder Singh Suri.
8. Naya Pata
One of the latest movies which have made it to this list is “Naya Pata”, a family drama movie released in 2014. The movie is based on the unique topic of migration and has been directed by Pawan K Shrivastava. Shahid Ahmed, Yashwardhan Singh and Abhishek Sharma star in the film.
7. Pratigya 2
“Pratigya 2” is the next movie in this list. This 2014 action movie starred Anil Samrat, Sushil Singh and Pawan Singh and has been directed by Sushil Kumar Upadhyay.
“Gangotri” was a big film for the Bhojpuri film industry, as it had Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, along with Hema Malini, Manoj Tiwari, Nagma, Ravi Kishan and Bhoomika Chawla. Abhishek Chhadha directed this 2007 release, which made record collections on the box office.
“Ganga”, which was released in 2006, is the prequel to “Gangotri” and one of the best acclaimed Bhojpuri movies of all time. This movie was a combination of romance, action and drama, and starred Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and Nagma. It was also directed by Abhishek Chhadha.
4. Balam Pardesia
The next name on the list of top 10 best Bhojpuri movies of all time is “Balam Pardesia”, which was released in 1979. The movie starred Rakesh Pandey and Padma Khanna and was directed by Nasir Hussain.
3. Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo
“Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo”, a 1962 Kundan Kumar directed social drama comes next on this list. Based on the volatile topic of widow remarriage, the movie starred Bihari, Daya Devi and Helen.
Featuring next on the list of top 10 best Bhojpuri movies of all times is “Bidesiya”, a highly acclaimed movie directed by S N Tripathi. The movie starred popular actors of the yesteryears, Sujit Kumar, Jeevan and Kumari Naaz.
1. Ganga Devi
One of the most popular Bhojpuri movies of all times is the 2012 release “Ganga Devi”, which is political drama starring big Bollywood names like Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, who are supported by Vinay Bihari and Pakhi Hegde. The movie has been directed by Abhishek Chhadha.
“Dulha Ganga Paar Ke” (1986), “Dehati Babu” (2006), “Lagi Nahi Chhute Ram” (1963) and “Ab to Banja Sajanwa Hamaar” (2006) are some other highly acclaimed Bhojpuri movies.