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ICF’s Greatest Film (2024)


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On this poll, I have decided to focus on timeless Asian films. 
 

 

1. Teesri Manzil (1966, Hindi)

 

A Nasir Husain (screenplay & dialogues) & Vijay Anand (direction & editing) collaboration that created more or less a perfect “entertaining” Bollywood film. It brilliantly captures the essence of the Bollywood style of filmmaking. It is as Hitchcockian as a Bollywood film can be. I have written about it - HERE.

 

 

 


2. In the Mood for Love (2000, Cantonese) 

 

It is written, produced and directed by Wong Kar-wai. I probably rate it as the best film (or at least the best Asian film). A romance-drama film with superb cinematography (use of frames within frames), score, and acting (at times through eyes and expressions). Ideally, it should be at #1 if not for the emotional connection with Bollywood. 

 


 

3. Late Spring (1949, Japanese)

 

I was conflicted b/w picking a film directed by Kurosawa and Ozu. In the end, decided to go with Ozu for the transcendental style of filmmaking. This is a touching story about father-daughter relationship where the daughter does not want to get married to take care of her father, who wants his daughter to focus on her future and life. The film sports the famous Ozu style B&W cinematography. It portrays Japanese traditions nicely. 
 

 

 



PS An honorable mention esp. since Iran now makes highly acclaimed films: 

 

 

A Separation  (2011, Iranian) 

 

A unique film that has won many awards including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


 

 

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@Tillu too many telugu ones to name…

 

1. bahubali

2. Takarindonga

3. Maharshi

 

i have to think hardcore on more.. i like this kalki too..

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Note that you are allowed to make changes to your choices till I announce “no more changes” to begin the count. 
 

If you edit your post to make changes, make a note on that in your post. 
 

Ensure that correct format as mentioned in the OP is used. 
 

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The poll will close on Sunday Aug 4th (a 1 month window). Get your entries in or make any changes you wish to make by that date. 
 

Note that this is NOT a favorite films thread but greatest, which can be based on a mix of factors such as quality, entertainment value, repeat value, cultural impact, trend setting, inspiration, acclaim/awards, etc. 

 

IF there is no clear winner (no decent margin), I may select a film (or create a poll on selected 2-3 films) at my discretion! 

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2 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

:thumb:This is how it happens in the Academy and Oscars are won based on campaigning and lobbying 


One of the reasons that I have Teesri Manzil (1966) at #1 is because among my 3 films, it is more likely to get more points. I doubt if many would have watched In the Mood for Love (2000) and Late Spring (1949). 
 

Popular top rated films such as Seven Samurai, Godfather, Sholay, etc.,  have a better chance of getting more votes on such polls.

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