Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1972

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 36 films were superhits and rest films in the below list were declared box office flops of year 1972 a although all the films in the below list are regarded as good classic films.
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1.
Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Long-suffering heiress Seeta is treated worse than a servant by her abusive money-grubbing aunt. Meanwhile, her long-lost twin sister Geeta grows up to be a gutsy street-performer. One day, the girls unintentionally swap places. (162 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
2.
Pakeezah (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of a prostitute, with a pure heart (PAKEEZAH), and grand dreams... (147 mins.)
Director: Kamal Amrohi
 
3.
Apna Desh (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Akash is a honest and educated young man, employed by the Bombay Municipal Corporation as a clerk. He lives with his equally honest brother...
Director: Jambu
 
4.
Raja Jani (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A queen is fooled into believing that a street-dancer is her grand-daughter.
Director: Mohan Segal
 
5.
Victoria No. 203 (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Numerous plot lines intersect in this comedic romp about a female Victoria-carriage driver who disguises herself as a boy, and the hunt for the stash of diamonds hidden in her Victoria. (100 mins.)
Director: Brij
 
6.
Gora Aur Kala (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The Emperor of a distant Kingdom in India is overjoyed when his wife gives birth to twin sons. Before he could announce his joy openly...
Director: Naresh Kumar
 
7.
Bawarchi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months... (130 mins.)
 
8.
Jawani Diwani (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The exuberance of youth influences two college going lovers to edify their headstrong parents. They...
Director: Narendra Bedi
 
9.
Be-Imaan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Mohan has abandoned his love, on the eve of his engagement. On the run, he turns into a safe-breaker and thief... (133 mins.)
Director: Sohanlal Kanwar
 
10.
Raampur Ka Lakshman (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Kedarnath Bhargav, his wife, Laxmi, and two sons, Ram and Lakshman are homeless. While traveling, their...
Director: Manmohan Desai
 
11.
Apradh (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While in Germany, gorgeous looking Rita, who belongs to a gang of thieves, cons a jeweler into parting with a very expensive necklace... (128 mins.)
Director: Feroz Khan
 
12.
Anuraag (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Bombay-based Rajesh lives a fairly wealthy lifestyle with his parents, mom - a housewife and dad - a rather parsimonious businessman... (125 mins.)
Director: Shakti Samanta
 
13.
Do Chor (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Bombay Police are baffled at a series of robberies being committed in homes of prominent people, with the thief leaving a "swastika"...
Director: Padmanabh
 
14.
Shehzada (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Circa British rule in India, wealthy DIG of Police is approached by Devdutt, a poor freedom fighter...
Director: K. Shankar
 
15.
Bombay to Goa (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
College student Mala has dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie actress; her dreams began materializing into reality when she is approached by Mr... (132 mins.)
Director: S. Ramanathan
 
16.
Samadhi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Lakah Singh gives his life of a Dacoit and lives a happy life with his wife Champa when his son Jaswant becomes three years old, Champa becomes ill with cancer and circumstances force him to be again a Dacoit. (139 mins.)
Director: Prakash Mehra
 
17.
Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Shekhar lives a wealthy lifestyle with in widowed mother, Gauri, in Jamuna Nagar, India and manages an estate... (155 mins.)
Director: Chanakya
 
18.
Joroo Ka Ghulam (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Kalpana and Rajesh have a chance encounter, which eventually leads to love. While Rajesh is poor, and lives all by himself...
Director: A. Bhim Singh
 
19.
Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A talented artist (Rajesh Khanna) falls in love with a London-returned doctor, but his past creates problems for him... (142 mins.)
Director: Ravee Nagaich
 
20.
Koshish (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and... (125 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
21.
Parichay (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and... (145 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
22.
Dil Daulat Duniya (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Udharchand Shikarpuri is a homeless man who lives in Bombay albeit under the roof of multi-millionaire Seth Kalidas...
Director: P.N. Arora
 
23.
Tangewala (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Rai Bahadur Kishandas, due to his weakness for alcohol and women drives his wife and children out of the house...
Director: Naresh Kumar
 
24.
Lalkar (The Challenge) (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
India is in a state of war with Japan and former Colonel Kapoor's sons, Rajan and Ram are both with the Indian Armed Forces...
Director: Ramanand Sagar
 
25.
Rivaaj (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Shekhar has fallen in love with the new priest's daughter, Lakshmi. Lakshmi's father divulges a secret...
Director: T. Prakash Rao
 
26.
Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Chandershekhar Pandey and his wife, Lajwanti, come to visit Brij Bhushan and his widowed mother in their village... (127 mins.)
Director: Naresh Kumar
 
27.
Bhai Ho To Aisa (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Thakur is a rich and wealthy man. He has two sons, the elder is Ram, who is married but frequents a prostitute Munnibai...
Director: Manmohan Desai
 
28.
Aankhon Aankhon Mein (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Kulwant Rai is a prominent and wealthy businessman. He relies solely on his son, Rakesh, to run his business...
 
29.
Jangal Mein Mangal (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Biology Professor Laxmi, in the company of nine of her students, and a convent nun, Sophia, go on a field trip in Kerala... (140 mins.)
Director: Rajendra Bhatia
 
30.
Dharkan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Young Deepak Roy accidentally shoots his childhood friend, Suraj, and believing him to be dead, runs away from home...
Director: Devendra Goel
 
31.
Aankh Micholi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ramanna
 
32.
Piya Ka Ghar (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Malti Shankar lives in a fairly large house in a small town in India with her mom and dad, while her paternal uncle... (134 mins.)
Director: Basu Chatterjee
 
33.
Jeet (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Ratan (Randhir Kapoor) is an illeterate horse carriage driver, who has dedicated his life to provide for his sister...
 
34.
Shararat (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Percocious Meeta is always upto tricks and practical jokes. She devises a prank whereby she asks her close friend...
Director: Manmohan Desai
 
35.
Annadata (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After the passing away of her father, a local physician, Aarti takes it upon herself to dispense medicine...
Director: Asit Sen
 
36.
Ek Hasina Do Diwane (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A wealthy and educated wife gets physically abused by her husband, but must agree to live with him for 15 days in order to get a divorce.
Director: S.M. Abbas
 
37.
Aan Baan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Raja Bahadur rules his region, although fully aware that his days as King are numbered. Nevertheless...
Director: Prakash Mehra
 
38.
Ek Bechara (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: S.M. Abbas
 
39.
Dastaan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Judge Vishnu Sahai was brought up in an orphanage and has no knowledge of his family background nor of his religion...
Director: B.R. Chopra
 
40.
Maalik (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Rajesh and Savitri are in love, and soon they get married. They soon realize that they have a number of differences...
Director: A. Bhim Singh
 
41.
Buniyaad (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Virendra Sinha
 
42.
Shaadi Ke Baad (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Widower Bhagat Ram lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small village in India, along with his son, Shyam... (134 mins.)
Director: L.V. Prasad
 
43.
Rakhi Aur Hathkadi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Noble and compassionate Thakur Virendra Singh lives a wealthy life-style with his wife, Ratna, and two sons... (90 mins.)
Director: S.M. Sagar
 
44.
Yeh Gulistan Hamara (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Vijay has been assigned the task of building a bridge in a small community, that will link China with India... (134 mins.)
Director: Atma Ram
 
45.
Zindagi Zindagi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This movie revolves around a village hospital that was built by a generous hearted man, Choudhury Ramprasad...
Director: Tapan Sinha
 
46.
Shor (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Shankar (Manoj Kumar), his lovely wife Geeta (Nanda) and Deepak (Master Satyajeet) are a poor but happy family... (170 mins.)
Director: Manoj Kumar