Waqt (1965): With the story of separated brothers reuniting, Yash Chopra tasted success as a director while still working for elder brother B R Chopra’s banner. This movie started the trend of multi-starrers.
Ittefaq (1969): One of the first Hindi movies to make the bold move of not using songs, this thriller was made in a record 14 days. Rajesh Khanna’s first hit.
Daag (1973): This love triangle marked the debut of Yash Raj Films. Its success established the banner and Rajesh Khanna’s superstardom.
Deewar (1975): The story of a coolie from the docks making it big in the underworld, it established Amitabh Bachchan as the angry young man of Bollywood.
Kabhi Kabhie (1976): It is a heady cocktail of poetry and romance, with music by Khayyam and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. It brought Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor together after Deewar’s resounding success.
Silsila (1981): Apart from sterling performances by its lead actors and great music, it is most famous for its casting coup, featuring Bachchan, his wife Jaya, and Rekha.
Chandni (1989): This movie made the chiffon sari a must-have in every Indian woman's wardrobe. Yet another love triangle that boosted Sridevi’s stardom. The film's score by Shiv-Hari is evergreen.
Lamhe (1991): It raised eyebrows when Sridevi’s character fell in love with that of Anil Kapoor, who had been smitten by her deceased mother.
Darr (1993): It marked the arrival of yet another anti-hero with Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal of an obessed lover.
Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997): This musical pitted Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor against each other with Shah Rukh the object of their desire.