Director: K. Asif
Cast: Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Durga Khote and Nigar Sultana
K Asif's magnum opus, Mughal-e-Azam took twelve years to complete and was the first film for which people queued outside theatres the night before the release to buy tickets. An epic tale of a doomed love affair between Mughal Prince Salim and court dancer Anarkali, the film had an uninterrupted run for three years in full shows. Considered a milestone in Indian cinema, it won the National Award for Best Feature Film in 1961 and three Filmfare awards the same year. It was famous also for the spectacular song Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, shot at an unprecedented cost of Rs 1 million in a room full of mirrors. It was one of three sequences shot in colour in the otherwise black and white film. In November 2004, the film was restored and colourised in a year-long process becoming the first full feature-length film to be revived for a theatrical re-release in the history of world cinema.