Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1978

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)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
As an orphan on the streets in Shimla, young Sikandar (Amitabh Batchchan) has no one to care of him... (189 mins.)
Director: Prakash Mehra
 
2.
Trishul (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti... (167 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
3.
Don (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (175 mins.)
Director: Chandra Barot
 
4.
Heeralal Pannalal (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Ashok Roy
 
5.
Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Adam & Eve live a worry-free life in paradise. They are instructed not to eat an apple. One day they cannot resist the temptation... (141 mins.)
Director: B.R. Chopra
 
6.
Des Pardes (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Samir Sahni is a farmer living with his mom, dad, wife, Rama, a young daughter, and his younger brother...
Director: Dev Anand
 
7.
Devata (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tony's daughter Mary gets intimate with a college friend. When he refuses to marry Mary even on Tony's insistence...
Director: S. Ramanathan
 
8.
Badaltey Rishtey (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sagar Singh is a businessman who lives in scenic Simla with his widowed mom; brother, Bipin, his wife...
Director: R. Jhalani
 
9.
Dil Aur Deewaar (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Vijay (Jeetendra) is a Crime Reporter and very often helps the police in apprehending criminals. When his stepmother (Kamini Kaushal) passes away...
Director: K. Bapayya
 
10.
Chor Ke Ghar Chor (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The theft of Devi Maa's statuette jeopardizes the lives of a noble family.
Director: Vijay Sadanah
 
11.
Azaad (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This is the story of a eccentric young man, Ashok (Dharmendra) who believes in doing good without worrying about the consequences...
 
12.
Phaansi (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(141 mins.)
 
13.
Kasme Vaade (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Suman (Raakhee) and Amit (Amitabh Bachchan) love each other and plan to marry soon. Amit lives with his younger brother...
Director: Ramesh Behl
 
14.
Anpadh (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Kindly Dr. Gupta (Ashok Kumar) is preparing to retire, and hopes to marry his daughter Jyoti (Zarina Wahab) to his associate Dr...
Director: S.M. Sagar
 
15.
Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Asha lives a poor lifestyle along with her widowed dad, is in love with aspiring doctor Raj Kumar, and hopes to marry him someday...
Director: Saawan Kumar
 
16.
Muqaddar (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
(189 mins.)
Director: Ravi Tandon
 
17.
Khatta Meetha (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Factory worker with 4 sons marries middle aged woman with 2 sons and a daughter
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
18.
Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Thakur Rajnath Singh Chouhan, an aristocrat loves dearly a former prostitute, Tulsi and wishes to marry her... (151 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
 
19.
Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young man must deal with a broken engagement ceremony, while his to-be fiance waits to be treated for blood cancer. (135 mins.)
Director: Hiren Nag
 
20.
Ghar (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Vikas, the son of a successful lawyer defies his father's arrangement for him to be married; and marries his sweetheart Aarti... (121 mins.)
 
21.
Vishwanath (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An honest lawyer, Vishwanath is implicated and imprisoned at the behest of powerful underworld don, GNK and his associates...
Director: Subhash Ghai
 
22.
Swarg Narak (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Our story has three married couples: One couple, who are happily married, are Tripathi (Sanjeev Kumar)... (164 mins.)
 
23.
Phandebaaz (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Samir Ganguly
 
24.
Chor Ho To Aisa (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Pran Nath lives a poor life-style with his wife and young son, Sanju. On 12Dec, Sanju's birthday, the police raid his house...
Director: Ravi Tandon
 
25.
Trishna (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dr. Sunil Gupta lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife, Aarti. Although they have been married for several years... (127 mins.)
Director: Anil Ganguly
 
26.
Karmayogi (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Brash, outspoken, and aethiest Shanker lives in a small village with his son, Mohan, and his devout wife...
Director: Ram Maheshwary
 
27.
Tumhari Kassam (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Orphaned at an early age, Vidya, her brother, Raja, live a poor lifestyle with their maternal uncle...
Director: Ravi Chopra
 
28.
Safed Jhoot (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
After the death of their parents, Kamla Gulati and her elder brother live together and assist each other...
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
29.
Khoon Ki Pukaar (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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...
Director: Ramesh Ahuja
 
30.
Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew up being cursed as "unlucky" in the village she was born in. Her mother died during childbirth... (172 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
31.
Dillagi (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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 Chatterji
 
32.
Mera Rakshak (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
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...
Director: R. Thyagaraj
 
33.
Rahu Ketu (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Concerned over the rising death of low-caste people in a remote town in India, the Central Bureau of... (133 mins.)
Director: B.R. Ishara
 
34.
Apna Khoon (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: B. Subhash
 
35.
Aahuti (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
(135 mins.)
Director: Ashok Bhushan
 
36.
Atithee (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Navendhu Kumar lives a poor lifestyle with his handicapped father, Mohan, housewife mom, two unmarried sisters... (138 mins.)
Director: Aravind Sen
 
37.
Daku Aur Jawan (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Director: Sunil Dutt
 
38.
Naukri (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
 
39.
Chakravyuha (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young man fights spies to defend his country. (130 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
40.
Shalimar (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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... (137 mins.)
Director: Krishna Shah
 
41.
Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Aware that his grandson has acquired all the bad habits of a rich and spoiled brat, including womanizing and alcohol...
Director: Sikandar Khanna