Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1978

by shrikant-narayanan | created - 16 Feb 2011 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

This list is as per the film's performance money wise at the box office in the particular year. The order is as per revenue collected. There are some years in which films which are regarded as classics post their release or have developed cult following among public over the years, have become box office flop at the time of their release.

The first 29 are hits and rest flops.

All the films except Shalimar and Phool Khile Gulshan Gulshan are regarded as classic films

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1. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)

189 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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As an orphan on the streets in Shimla, young Sikandar (Amitabh Batchchan) has no one to care of him. For a short while he works for Mr. Ramnath, Little Kamna Ramnath (Rakhee Gulzar) gives ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, Rekha

Votes: 2,085

2. Trishul (1978)

167 min | Action, Drama, Musical

7.8
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Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son,... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Votes: 1,619

3. Don (1978)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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Don, a wanted criminal, dies in a police chase. DSP D'Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and to get hold of the gang he trains Don-lookalike Vijay. But Vijay faces danger from the police and from within the gang.

Director: Chandra Barot | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Votes: 8,698

4. Heeralal Pannalal (1978)

Action, Comedy

6.7
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Director: Ashok Roy | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh

Votes: 61

5. Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978)

141 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Adam & Eve live a worry-free life in paradise. They are instructed not to eat an apple. One day they cannot resist the temptation, and both take a bite out of it. Nature takes offense and ... See full summary »

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Ranjeeta Kaur, Asrani

Votes: 261

6. Des Pardes (1978)

Drama, Family

7.1
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Samir Sahni is a farmer living with his mom, dad, wife, Rama, a young daughter, and his younger brother, Veer. Samir gets an offer to work in the U.K., and departs accordingly. He would ... See full summary »

Director: Dev Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Ajit, Pran, Indrani Mukherjee

Votes: 116

7. Devata (1978)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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Tony's daughter Mary gets intimate with a college friend. When he refuses to marry Mary even on Tony's insistence, he is killed by mistake. Shortly after this, the police come looking for ... See full summary »

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Rakesh Roshan, Sarika

Votes: 41

8. Badaltey Rishtey (1978)

Not Rated | 136 min | Musical, Romance

6.9
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Sagar Singh is a businessman who lives in scenic Simla with his widowed mom; brother, Bipin, his wife, Urmila; sister, Prema; and brother, Kishan. When he returns from USA, he meets with ... See full summary »

Director: Raghunath Jhalani | Stars: Jeetendra, Rishi Kapoor, Reena Roy, Asrani

Votes: 36

9. Dil Aur Deewaar (1978)

Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Vijay (Jeetendra) is a Crime Reporter and very often helps the police in apprehending criminals. When his stepmother (Kamini Kaushal) passes away, she asks him to look after his ... See full summary »

Director: K. Bapaiah | Stars: Jeetendra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rakesh Roshan, Sarika

Votes: 20

10. Chor Ke Ghar Chor (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The theft of Devi Maa's statuette jeopardizes the lives of a noble family.

Director: Vijay Sadanah | Stars: Randhir Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Ashok Kumar, Pran

Votes: 29

11. Azaad (1978)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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This is the story of a eccentric young man, Ashok (Dharmendra) who believes in doing good without worrying about the consequences. This does not find any favor with his sister-in-law Sarla ... See full summary »

Director: Pramod Chakravorty | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Prem Chopra, Sulochana Latkar

Votes: 52

12. Phaansi (1978)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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In seeking to avenge his father's murder, a young man puts an entire village at risk of retribution.

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Sulakshana Pandit, Ranjeet, Pran

Votes: 16

13. Kasme Vaade (1978)

Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Suman (Raakhee) and Amit (Amitabh Bachchan) love each other and plan to marry soon. Amit lives with his younger brother, Raju (Randhir Kapoor), and Raju already calls Suman "Bhabhi". Amit ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Behl | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan, Randhir Kapoor, Neetu Singh

Votes: 346

14. Anpadh (1978)

6.3
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Kindly Dr. Gupta (Ashok Kumar) is preparing to retire, and hopes to marry his daughter Jyoti (Zarina Wahab) to his associate Dr. Anand (Parikshit Sahani). Anand does not have time to ... See full summary »

Director: S.M. Sagar | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Parikshat Sahni, Zarina Wahab, Vijayendra Ghatge

Votes: 11

15. Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978)

Crime, Drama, Family

6.6
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Asha lives a poor lifestyle along with her widowed dad, is in love with aspiring doctor Raj Kumar, and hopes to marry him someday. When Raj announces that he is traveling abroad to study, ... See full summary »

Director: Saawan Kumar Tak | Stars: Nutan, Vinod Mehra, Shreeram Lagoo, Radhika Bartake

Votes: 31

16. Khatta Meetha (1978)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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Factory worker with 4 sons marries middle aged woman with 2 sons and a daughter

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Raju Shrestha

Votes: 617

17. Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978)

151 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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Thakur Rajnath Singh Chouhan, an aristocrat loves dearly a former prostitute, Tulsi and wishes to marry her. His mother vehemently opposes the alliance. In a spirit of self denial, Tulsi ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Khosla | Stars: Nutan, Asha Parekh, Vijay Anand, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 88

18. Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978)

135 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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A young man must deal with a broken engagement ceremony, while his to-be fiancée waits to be treated for blood cancer.

Director: Hiren Nag | Stars: Sachin, Ranjeeta Kaur, Madan Puri, Iftekhar

Votes: 294

19. Ghar (1978)

121 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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Vikas, the son of a successful lawyer defies his father's arrangement for him to be married; and marries his sweetheart Aarti. They enjoy the bliss of marriage, breaking away from the ... See full summary »

Directors: Manik Chatterjee, Gulzar | Stars: Vinod Mehra, Rekha, Prema Narayan, Asit Kumar Sen

Votes: 125

20. Vishwanath (1978)

Thriller, Mystery

6.6
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An honest lawyer, Vishwanath is implicated and imprisoned at the behest of powerful underworld don, GNK and his associates. After his release from prison, Vishwanath decides to seek ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Pran, Prem Nath

Votes: 100

21. Swarg Narak (1978)

Not Rated | 164 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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Our story has three married couples: One couple, who are happily married, are Tripathi (Sanjeev Kumar) and his wife Mary; the second couple are Geeta (Shabana Azmi) and Vinod (Vinod Mehra),... See full summary »

Director: Narayana Rao Dasari | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 48

22. Phandebaaz (1978)

Action, Comedy

6.8
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Raajkumar Kakkar, a poor young man who resembles Rana Shantidas, a wealthy man, impersonates him and enjoys his credit to have all facilities. He falls in love with Shanti, a rich girl and ... See full summary »

Director: Samir Ganguly | Stars: Dharmendra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Prem Chopra, Satyendra Kapoor

Votes: 25

23. Chor Ho To Aisa (1978)

5.2
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Pran Nath lives a poor life-style with his wife and young son, Sanju. On 12Dec, Sanju's birthday, the police raid his house, find stolen jewelery that belongs to his employer, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Tandon | Stars: Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Bindu, Vikas Anand

Votes: 6

24. Trishna (1978)

127 min | Drama

6.9
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Dr. Sunil Gupta lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife, Aarti. Although they have been married for several years, they do not have any children. Aarti did get pregnant once, but failed to ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Ganguly | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Bindu

Votes: 30

25. Muqaddar (1978)

189 min | Drama, Family

4.9
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Director: Ravi Tandon | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Parikshat Sahni, Amjad Khan

Votes: 27

26. Karmayogi (1978)

Action

5.3
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Brash, outspoken, and aethiest Shanker lives in a small village with his son, Mohan, and his devout wife, Durga, who is expecting another child soon. Shanker and Durga are incompatible, as ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Maheshwari | Stars: Mala Sinha, Raaj Kumar, Jeetendra, Rekha

Votes: 31

27. Tumhari Kassam (1978)

Romance

6.9
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Orphaned at an early age, Vidya, her brother, Raja, live a poor lifestyle with their maternal uncle. While the uncle is out of town, the responsibility of looking after the household is on ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Chopra | Stars: Jeetendra, Navin Nischol, Moushumi Chatterjee, Padmini Kapila

Votes: 13

28. Safed Jhoot (1978)

Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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After the death of their parents, Kamla Gulati and her elder brother live together and assist each other. Soon her brother gets a job and they move up in life. Then Kamla elopes with a ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Vinod Mehra, Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha, Deven Verma

Votes: 17

29. Khoon Ki Pukaar (1978)

Action, Drama, Musical

5.8
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After the murder of his wife, and his son's kidnapping, Dr. Vidya Bhushan decides to devote the rest of his life as a Poojary, living on the premises of a princely-donated temple, hoping ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Ahuja | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Aruna Irani, Pran

Votes: 13

30. Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime (1978)

172 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew up being cursed as "unlucky" in the village she was born in. Her mother died during childbirth. Then a kitchen accident leaves half her face disfigured. This is an ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 765

31. Dillagi (1978)

Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A new Sanskrit teacher (Dharmendra) comes to teach at a girls' school. The chemistry teacher (Hema Malini) becomes annoyed at his style of teaching. He falls in love with her and tries to win her over.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Mithu Mukherjee, Deven Verma

Votes: 155 | Gross: $0.43M

32. Mera Rakshak (1978)

Action, Crime, Drama

3.7
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Orphaned Bijli works on a farm owned by widowed, wealthy and arrogant Avinash Rai. She has no one to call her own save and except for her pet goat, Ramu, who often comes to protect her from... See full summary »

Director: R. Thyagaraajan | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhi Bhattacharya, Shreeram Lagoo, Gayatri

Votes: 10

33. Rahu Ketu (1978)

133 min | Action

5.0
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Concerned over the rising death of low-caste people in a remote town in India, the Central Bureau of Investigation assigns this task to Inspector Ravi Kapoor and instructs him to go ... See full summary »

Director: B.R. Ishara | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Prem Nath, Bindu

Votes: 13

34. Apna Khoon (1978)

Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Director: Babbar Subhash | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar, Pran

Votes: 12

35. Aahuti (1978)

135 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Director: Ashok V. Bhushan | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Rakesh Roshan, Parveen Babi

Votes: 19

36. Atithee (1978)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Navendhu Kumar lives a poor lifestyle with his handicapped father, Mohan, housewife mom, two unmarried sisters, Leela and Rajni, a younger brother, Kundan, and a sweetheart in Meena. He ... See full summary »

Director: Aravind Sen | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Shatrughan Sinha, Vidya Sinha

Votes: 11

37. Daku Aur Jawan (1978)

6.0
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Director: Sunil Dutt | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Reena Roy, Vinod Khanna, Leena Chandavarkar

Votes: 8

38. Naukri (1978)

Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Zaheera, Raj Kapoor, Nadira

Votes: 53

39. Chakravyuha (1978)

130 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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A young man fights spies to defend his country.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Neetu Singh, Vinod Mehra, Simple Kapadia

Votes: 29

40. Shalimar (1978)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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On the run from the police, S.S. Kumar, a thief, comes across a private invitation to the island of Sir John Locksley addressed to Raja Bahadur Singh. When the Raja is shot, Kumar takes him... See full summary »

Director: Krishna Shah | Stars: Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Rex Harrison, Sylvia Miles

Votes: 434

41. Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978)

Drama, Family

5.4
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Aware that his grandson has acquired all the bad habits of a rich and spoiled brat, including womanizing and alcohol, Lala Ganpat Rai, instructs his lawyers to make it conditional that he, ... See full summary »

Director: Sikandar Khanna | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Moushumi Chatterjee, Ashok Kumar, Amjad Khan

Votes: 33