The Best Bollywood Movies of 1983  

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List of the best 1983 Bollywood movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. With a global audience, fans of Bollywood movies aren't just people who live in India anymore. If Hindi cinema is your passion, then you'll definitely want to make sure you've seen the films on this list. These are all the bollywood movies that defined the year 1983, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

This list includes Sadma, Agar Tum Na Hote and more. This isn't necessarily a list of all bollywood movies from 1983, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Gulshan Grover
Sadma is a 1983 Indian film directed by Balu Mahendra which stars Kamal Hassan and Sridevi in the lead with music composed by Ilayaraaja. The picture tells the story of Nehalata, a young woman ...more
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Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Sanjeev Kumar
Hero is a 1983 Indian Hindi film directed by Subhash Ghai. Jackie Shroff played the lead role, also called "Jackie", and achieved stardom through this film. Actress Meenakshi ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Kader Khan
Coolie is a 1983 Indian Bollywood action comedy film, directed by Manmohan Desai and written by Kader Khan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan as Iqbal, a railway coolie, with supporting roles ...more
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Tamannaah Bhatia, Ajay Devgan, Sonakshi Sinha
Himmatwala is a 2013 Indian action comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and jointly produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Vashu Bhagnani. The film features Ajay Devgan and Tamannaah in the lead ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Om Puri
Ardh Satya is a 1983 film directed by Govind Nihalani, his second offering after another angst-ridden movie Aakrosh. The screenplay of both movies was by Vijay Tendulkar, the noted Marathi ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Urmila Matondkar
Masoom is a 1983 Indian drama film and directorial debut of critically acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. An adaptation of Man, Woman and Child, 1980 novel by Erich Segal. the film is a ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri, Om Puri
Mandi is a 1983 Urdu movie starring Shabana Azmi. The film is a satirical comedy on politics and prostitution, and stars Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Smita Patil. Based on a classic Urdu ...more
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Sonu Nigam, Prem Chopra, Sunny Deol
Betaab is an Indian Hindi movie released on 5 August 1983, directed by Rahul Rawail and produced by Bikram Sing Dahal. The film stars Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh in their debut roles. The film ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Satish Shah
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a 1983 Hindi film directed by Kundan Shah and produced by NFDC. It is a dark satire on the rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media and business, and ...more
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Saeed Jaffrey, Deven Verma, Deepti Naval
Kissi Se Na Kehna 1983 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It was a sweet comedy with actors like Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval and Utpal Dutt.
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Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Lalita Pawar
Nastik is a 1983 Indian Hindi action drama film produced by Vinod Doshi and directed by Pramod Chakravorty. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Pran, Deven Verma, Sarika, Amjad Khan, ...more
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Sachin Pilgaonkar, Rajesh Khanna, Gulshan Grover
Avtaar is a 1983 movie starring Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi. It was directed by Mohan Kumar, and the music was by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Rajesh Khanna did achieve success from Amardeep and Prem ...more
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Amitabh Bachchan, Ashok Kumar, Shakti Kapoor
Mahaan is a 1983 Hindi film produced by Satyanarayana and Suryanarayana and directed by S. Ramanathan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan in triple roles alongside Waheeda Rehman, Parveen Babi, ...more
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Ashok Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri
Pasand Apni Apni is a 1983 Hindi-language Indian film directed by Basu Chatterjee, starring Ashok Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Utpal Dutt, Rati Agnihotri, Subbiraj, Mithilesh Chaturvedi, Javed ...more
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Rajinikanth, Vijayakumar, Silk Smitha
Thudikkum Karangal is a Tamil film directed by Sridhar.
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Kamal Haasan, Goundamani, Radha
Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey is a 1983 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Kamal Haasan in double role, supported by Radha and Sulakshana. It was a ...more
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Kaviratna Kalidasa Jaya Prada, Rajkumar, Nandamuri Balakrishna
Kaviratna Kalidasa is a 1983 Kannada historical drama film based on the life of Kalidasa, a renowned Classical Sanskrit writer of 4th Century A.D., whose name was extremely popular across Indian ...more
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Mithun Chakraborty, Kader Khan, Satyendra Kapoor
Woh Jo Hasina is a 1983 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Deepak Bahry, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta Kaur, Pran, Kader Khan, Prema Narayan, Rajendranath, Satyen Kappoo, ...more
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Rishta Kagaz Ka Nutan, Raj Babbar, Rati Agnihotri
Rishta Kagaz Ka is a 1983 Indian Bollywood film produced and directed by Ajay Goel. It stars Raj Babbar and Rati Agnihotri in pivotal roles.
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Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Hema Malini
Andha Kanoon is a 1983 Bollywood drama film directed by T. Rama Rao, starring Rajnikant, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Reena Roy and Madhavi has a special extended guest appearance portraying ...more
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Sridevi, nm2147526, Shakti Kapoor
'Mawaali' is a 1983 Bollywood film directed by K. Bapaiah. This film was the remake of Telugu film Chuttalunnaru Jagartha. The movie was also remade into Tamil as Pokkiri Raja. Jeetendra stars ...more
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Nana Patekar, Raj Babbar, Rohini Hattangadi
Andha Yudh is a 1987 Indian film directed by Dayal Nihalani.
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Rajinikanth, Manorama, Silk Smitha
Paayum Puli is a Tamil film directed by SP. Muthuraman. It was a blockbuster and completed a 133-day run at the box office.
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Katha Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval, Tinnu Anand
Katha is a 1983 Hindi film by Sai Paranjpye featuring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval in the main roles. The film is about the daily lives of people living in a Mumbai chawl. It ...more
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Rekha, Rajesh Khanna, nm2147526
Agar Tum Na Hote is a 1983 Indian Bollywood film directed by Lekh Tandon. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Rekha and Raj Babbar in leading roles.