At the present, where big-budget movies are highly grossing and are based on commercial movie formulas, we seem to be lacking the touch of true cinema. Though this feel of cinema can be felt watching old movies which always allow us to learn something and take inspiration from the past. Below is the list of old classical movies Online which will allow you to experience the traditional Indian cinema.
Chanakya Chandragupta: This is a historical Indian movie, which was originally made in Telugu language (one of the regional languages of south India) in 1977. It was directed by NT Ramarao and starred NT Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sivaji Ganesan, Jayapradha, Manjula in lead roles. The story revolves around the great ruler” Chandragupta Maurya” who under the guidance of Chanakya his guru wins some of the toughest battles of history. It tells us, how a man can achieve the seemingly impossible with conviction and good direction.
Driver Ramudu: This is also a Telugu film, which was directed by a K. Raghavendra Rao. The 1979 action -drama film stars N T Rama Rao and Jayasudha in the lead roles. The story revolves around a lorry driver Ramu, who falls in love with a girl named Chukamma. Chukamma is the owner of a small hotel near the highway. Her relative Kamal Babu who is another lorry driver conspires against Ramu and sends him to jail. How Ramu proves his innocence is the main narrative of the story.
Paanch najuk bote: This is a classic Indian melodrama directed by Vasant Painter. The protagonist of the story is a woman named Mira who runs away from her house after being harassed her mother. On reaching the city of Mumbai she falls in love with a constable Ram Babu who betrays and abandons her when she was pregnant. It shows the troubles a woman had to face in the Indian society at that time.
Abhinetri: It is a 1970 Hindi film that was produced and then directed by Subodh Mukherjee. This drama film stars Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Nazima, Asit Sen, Nirupa Roy and Deb Mukherjee. It begins with a chance meeting pitting an Assistant Scientist known as Shekar, and a stage dancer & singer, Anjana, results in love. Anjana discovers that Shekar has an explained interest in the laboratory and is giving a little time to their friendship and relation, and she then decides to take to dancing and singing, which doesn’t necessarily sit well with Shekar. Arguments ensue, ultimately leading to their separation. When Shekar’s mom comes to visit her, both he and Anjana make compromises to live together to fool his mother.
Thalla Pellama: It is a 1970 Telugu drama movie which stars N.T Rama Rao in the lead role. It allows the viewers to connect with classical cinema and is the story of a common man who faces a lot of troubles in his life and is looking for answers.
Nirai Kudam: it is a 1969 Indian Tamil film, directed by Muktha Srinivasan. It is a love story starring Sivaji Ganesh and Vanshree. Prabakar and Chitra are medical students who fall in love with each other. However, their lives turn upside down when Chitra loses her eyesight and her brother due to a prank played by Prabakar.
Mallammana Pavada: Directed by S R Puttanna Kanagal, it is a 1969 Telugu movie. The story mainly revolves around a female protagonist and the religious beliefs Telugu people.
Kadaladu Vadaladu: it is a Telugu language film that was released in 1969. It starred Jayalalitha as the lead role opposite NT Rama Rao. It is a fantasy period drama and one of the classics of Tamil film industry. Prince Vikram was a kid when his mother was imprisoned on a false charge of having an affair with a bodyguard. After reaching adulthood, he tries to prove the innocence of his mother.