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BFI South Asian Film (2002)

by Jinsie
BFI South Asian Film (2002) by Jinsie
A 2002 cultural project on South Asian cinema by the BFI which encompassed the publication of a series of books and research papers, screenings, and polls and features in Sight & Sound magazine. - Poll results will be listed in the order they appear below (omitting repetitions). - ITALICISED titles denote their inclusion in the MUBI database. ☆ Top 10 Bangladeshi Films (Readers) ☆ 1. Titash Ekti Nadir Naam [A River Named Titash] (1973) 2. Shimana Perye (1977) 3. Chitra Nodir Pare (1999) 4. Uttara [The Wrestlers] (1999) 5. Sat Bhai Chompa (1968) 6. Rupali Shaikate (1979) 7. Lalsalu [A Tree Without Roots] (2001) 8. Dhire Bohe Meghna… Read more


A 2002 cultural project on South Asian cinema by the BFI which encompassed the publication of a series of books and research papers, screenings, and polls and features in Sight & Sound magazine.
- Poll results will be listed in the order they appear below (omitting repetitions).
- ITALICISED titles denote their inclusion in the MUBI database.

Top 10 Bangladeshi Films (Readers)

1. Titash Ekti Nadir Naam [A River Named Titash] (1973)
2. Shimana Perye (1977)
3. Chitra Nodir Pare (1999)
4. Uttara [The Wrestlers] (1999)
5. Sat Bhai Chompa (1968)
6. Rupali Shaikate (1979)
7. Lalsalu [A Tree Without Roots] (2001)
8. Dhire Bohe Meghna (1973)
9. Suprovat (1976)
10. Jibon Theke Neya (1970)

Top 10 Bangladeshi Films (Critics)

1. Titash Ekti Nadir Naam [A River Named Titash] (1973)
2. Chitra Nodir Pare (1999)
3. Nodir Naam Madhumati (1994)
4. Shimana Perye (1977)
5. Beder Meye Josna (1989)
6. Surja Dighal Bari (1979)
7. Dhire Bohe Meghna (1973)
8. Rupali Shaikate (1979)
9. Srabon Megher Din (1999)
10. Sat Bhai Chompa (1968)

Top 10 Indian Films (Readers)

1. Pather Panchali (1955)
2. Sholay (1975)
3. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge [The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride] (1995)
4. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
5. Mother India (1957)
6. Pakeezah (1972)
7. Charulata [The Lonely Wife] (1964)
8. Pyaasa [Thirst] (1957)
9. _Dil Se.. [From the Heart] (1998)
10. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

Top 20 Indian Films (Critics)

1. Sholay (1975)
2. Pather Panchali (1955)
3. Mother India (1957)
4. Pyaasa [Thirst] (1957)
5. Meghe Dhaka Tara [The Cloud-Capped Star] (1960)
6. Charulata [The Lonely Wife] (1964)
7. Subarnarekha [The Golden Thread] (1965)
8. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
9. Amma Ariyan [Report to Mother] (1986)
10. Awaara [The Vagabond] (1951)
11. Kaagaz Ke Phool [Paper Flowers] (1959)
12. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge [The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride] (1995)
13. Baiju Bawra (1952)
14. Bumbai [Bombay] (1995)
15. Do Bigha Zamin [Two Acres of Land} (1953)
16. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
17. Guide (1965)
18. Deewaar (1975)
19. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
20. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron [Who Pays the Piper] (1983)

Top 10 Pakistani Films (Readers)

1. Aina (1977)
2. Bandish (1980)
3. Ghoonghat (1962)
4. Churiyan (1998)
5. Heer Ranjha (1970)
6. Dooriyan (1984)
7. Zarqa (1969)
8. Mujhe Chand Chahiye (2000)
9. Yeh Dil Aap ka Huwa (2002)
10. Gharana (1973)

Top 10 Pakistani Films (Critics)

1. Baji (1963)
2. Heer Ranjha (1970)
3. Zarqa (1969)
4. International Gorillay [International Guerillas] (1990)
5. Bandish (1980)
6. Jago Hua Savera [The Day Shall Dawn] (1959)
7. Haseena Atom Bomb (1990)
8. Ghoonghat (1962)
9. Aina (1977)
10. Mujhe Chand Chahiye (2000)

Top 10 Sri Lankan Films (Readers)

1. Anantha Rathriya [Dark Night of the Soul] (1996)
2. Kaliyugaya [The Time of Goddess Kali] (1982)
3. Ahas Gawwa [One League of Sky] (1974)
4. Mathu Yam Dawasa [Some Day In the Future] (2001)
5. Ponmani [Younger Sister] (1977)
6. Nidhanaya [The Treasure] (1972)
7. Pura Handa Kaluwara [Death On A Full Moon Day] (1998)
8. Tani Tatuwen Piyabanna [Flying With One Wing] (2002)
9. Chanda Kinnarie [Moon Lady] (1998)
10. Para Dige (1980)

Top 10 Sri Lankan Films (Critics)

1. Pura Handa Kaluwara [Death On A Full Moon Day] (1998)
2. Ahas Gawwa [One League of Sky] (1974)
3. Mathu Yam Dawasa [Some Day In the Future] (2001)
4. Aswesuma [The Compensation] (2001)
5. Anantha Rathriya [Dark Night of the Soul] (1996)
6. Nidhanaya [The Treasure] (1972)
7. Me Mage Sandai [This Is My Moon] (2000)
8. Chanda Kinnarie [Moon Lady] (1998)
9. Ponmani [Younger Sister] (1977)
10. Hansa Vilak (1980)

Top 10 South Asian Diaspora Films (Readers)

1. Masala (1991)
2. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
3. The Warrior (2001)
4. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
5. East Is East (1999)
6. Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
7. Hyderabad Blues (1998)
8. Fire (1996)
9. Earth (1998)
10. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Top 10 South Asian Diaspora Films (Critics)

1. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
2. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
3. Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
4. Fire (1996)
5. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
6. Hyderabad Blues (1998)
7. Earth (1998)
8. East Is East (1999)
9. Masala (1991)
10. The Warrior (2001)

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