Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1972

by shrikant-narayanan | created - 19 Feb 2011 | updated - 01 Sep 2013 | 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 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)

162 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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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.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Manorama

Votes: 1,281

2. Pakeezah (1972)

147 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

7.4
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The story of a prostitute, with a pure heart (PAKEEZAH), and grand dreams...

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar, Veena

Votes: 1,209

3. Apna Desh (1972)

Action, Drama, Family

7.1
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Akash is a honest and educated young man, employed by the Bombay Municipal Corporation as a clerk. He lives with his equally honest brother, his sister-in-law, a niece, Sharda, and a nephew... See full summary »

Director: Jambulingam | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Om Prakash, Jagdeep

Votes: 83

4. Raja Jani (1972)

Action, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A queen is fooled into believing that a street-dancer is her grand-daughter.

Director: Mohan Segal | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Prem Nath, Prem Chopra

Votes: 137

5. Victoria No. 203 (1972)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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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.

Director: Brij | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Pran, Navin Nischol, Saira Banu

Votes: 143

6. Gora Aur Kala (1972)

Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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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, his enemies, Zoravar and Shamsher, take over the ... See full summary »

Director: Naresh Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Hema Malini, Rekha, Prem Nath

Votes: 81

7. Bawarchi (1972)

130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

8.0
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Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran, Harindranath Chattopadhyay

Votes: 2,794

8. Jawani Diwani (1972)

Musical, Family, Romance

7.0
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The exuberance of youth influences two college going lovers to edify their headstrong parents. They sing the following Panchamda songs to achieve this goal: "Jaane Jaan doodta fir ruha" "... See full summary »

Director: Narendra Bedi | Stars: Randhir Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 70

9. Be-Imaan (1972)

133 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Mohan has abandoned his love, on the eve of his engagement. On the run, he turns into a safe-breaker and thief. Beimaan means untrustworthy. Mohan lives up to the moniker through his ... See full summary »

Director: Sohanlal Kanwar | Stars: Manoj Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Nazima, Snehlata

Votes: 64

10. Raampur Ka Lakshman (1972)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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Kedarnath Bhargav, his wife, Laxmi, and two sons, Ram and Lakshman are homeless. While traveling, their train derails and the family is separated into 3 groups. While Laxmi works as a ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Randhir Kapoor, Rekha, Shatrughan Sinha, Padma Khanna

Votes: 44

11. Apradh (1972)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Thriller, Romance

7.1
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While in Germany, gorgeous looking Rita, who belongs to a gang of thieves, cons a jeweler into parting with a very expensive necklace, and is on the run from the police. She hitches a ride ... See full summary »

Director: Feroz Khan | Stars: Feroz Khan, Mumtaz, Prem Chopra, Faryal

Votes: 51

12. Anuraag (1972)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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Bombay-based Rajesh lives a fairly wealthy lifestyle with his parents, mom - a housewife and dad - a rather parsimonious businessman, named Amirchand. One day while walking on the beach, he... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 62

13. Do Chor (1972)

Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.6
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Bombay Police are baffled at a series of robberies being committed in homes of prominent people, with the thief leaving a "swastika", and stealing only one set of jewelery, instead of ... See full summary »

Director: B. Padmanabham | Stars: Dharmendra, Tanuja, K.N. Singh, Trilok Kapoor

Votes: 56

14. Shehzada (1972)

Drama, Family

6.8
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Circa British rule in India, wealthy DIG of Police is approached by Devdutt, a poor freedom fighter, who would like his daughter, Janki, to get married to the DIG's son, Ratan. The DIG and ... See full summary »

Director: K. Shankar | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, Veena, Karan Dewan

Votes: 38

15. Bombay to Goa (1972)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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College student Mala has dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie actress; her dreams began materializing into reality when she is approached by Mr. Sharma and his assistant Mr. Verma who ... See full summary »

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Mehmood, Aruna Irani, Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha

Votes: 846

16. Samadhi (1972)

139 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.6
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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.

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Asha Parekh, Dharmendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Tun Tun

Votes: 72

17. Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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Shekhar lives a wealthy lifestyle with in widowed mother, Gauri, in Jamuna Nagar, India and manages an estate. The region is being terrorized by a tiger which was wounded by him and has ... See full summary »

Director: Tapi Chanakya | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar, Shabnam, Sujit Kumar

Votes: 25

18. Joroo Ka Ghulam (1972)

Comedy, Family

6.9
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Kalpana and Rajesh have a chance encounter, which eventually leads to love. While Rajesh is poor, and lives all by himself, Kalpana comes from a wealthy family, and her dad, Shyamlal wants ... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Nanda, Rajesh Khanna, Sharad Kumar, Manisha

Votes: 56

19. Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Adventure, Action

6.9
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A talented artist (Rajesh Khanna) falls in love with a London-returned doctor, but his past creates problems for him. When that part of his past is resolved and he is to marry the girl he ... See full summary »

Director: Ravikant Nagaich | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Votes: 128

20. Koshish (1972)

125 min | Drama

8.7
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Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Seema Deo

Votes: 1,168

21. Parichay (1972)

145 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and aunt (Leela Mishra) in their village for a few days. His uncle decides that he can be a ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 671

22. Dil Daulat Duniya (1972)

Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Udharchand Shikarpuri is a homeless man who lives in Bombay albeit under the roof of multi-millionaire Seth Kalidas, who six months away in his palatial house in Mussoorie. For the 4th time... See full summary »

Director: Prem Narayan Arora | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sadhana, Ashok Kumar, Helen

Votes: 44

23. Tangewala (1972)

Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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Rai Bahadur Kishandas, due to his weakness for alcohol and women drives his wife and children out of the house. Suddenly, his fortune takes a turn and he is reduced to the state of a beggar... See full summary »

Director: Naresh Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Mumtaz, Sujit Kumar, Kumud Chuggani

Votes: 25

24. Lalkar (The Challenge) (1972)

Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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. While Rajan is a Wing Commander with the Indian Air Force, Ram ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra, Mala Sinha, Dara Singh

Votes: 87

25. Rivaaj (1972)

7.2
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Shekhar has fallen in love with the new priest's daughter, Lakshmi. Lakshmi's father divulges a secret...she was married and widowed as a teenager. Shekhar's mother objects to them getting ... See full summary »

Director: T. Prakash Rao | Stars: Farida Jalal, Sanjeev Kumar, Mehmood Jr., Mukri

Votes: 6

26. Gaon Hamara Shaher Tumhara (1972)

127 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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Chandershekhar Pandey and his wife, Lajwanti, come to visit Brij Bhushan and his widowed mother in their village. They assure Brij's mom that in exchange of their land, they will get Brij a... See full summary »

Director: Naresh Kumar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Rekha, Sujit Kumar, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 24

27. Bhai Ho To Aisa (1972)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Thakur is a rich and wealthy man. He has two sons, the elder is Ram, who is married but frequents a prostitute Munnibai. The second son is Bharat, who is unmarried, and is good, virtuous, ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Bipin Gupta

Votes: 26

28. Aankhon Aankhon Mein (1972)

Drama, Romance

6.9
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Kulwant Rai is a prominent and wealthy businessman. He relies solely on his son, Rakesh, to run his business. His second son, Naresh, is a bit of a slacker, unreliable, and is born out of ... See full summary »

Director: Raghunath Jhalani | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Rakesh Roshan, Achala Sachdev, Pankaj

Votes: 22

29. Jangal Mein Mangal (1972)

140 min | Adventure, Romance

6.9
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Biology Professor Laxmi, in the company of nine of her students, and a convent nun, Sophia, go on a field trip in Kerala, Southern India. Upon arrival, they decide to stay there at a Public... See full summary »

Director: Rajendra Bhatia | Stars: Kiran Kumar, Reena Roy, Sonia Sahni, Pran

Votes: 50

30. Dharkan (1972)

Action, Family, Thriller

7.2
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Young Deepak Roy accidentally shoots his childhood friend, Suraj, and believing him to be dead, runs away from home. Quite unknown to him, Suraj has survived and is living with Deepak's mom... See full summary »

Director: Devendra Goel | Stars: Sanjay Khan, Mumtaz, Rajendra Nath, Helen

Votes: 24

31. Aankh Micholi (1972)

Family

6.2
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Director: Ramanna | Stars: Rakesh Roshan, Bharti, Om Prakash, Purnima

Votes: 5

32. Piya Ka Ghar (1972)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Family, Musical

6.8
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Malti Shankar lives in a fairly large house in a small town in India with her mom and dad, while her paternal uncle, Gauri Shankar, who has literally brought Malti up, lives in the house ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Anil Dhawan, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Agha

Votes: 142

33. Jeet (1972)

Romance, Drama, Action

4.9
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Ratan (Randhir Kapoor) is an illeterate horse carriage driver, who has dedicated his life to provide for his sister, Padma's (Hina Kauser) education. He meets with a gypsy girl Kohili (... See full summary »

Director: Adurthi Subba Rao | Stars: Randhir Kapoor, Babita Kapoor, Heena Kausar, Jeevan

Votes: 11

34. Shararat (1972)

6.9
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Percocious Meeta is always upto tricks and practical jokes. She devises a prank whereby she asks her close friend, Radha, to impersonate her and visit a young man, who her dad has chosen ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Biswajeet, Mumtaz, Sujit Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha

Votes: 17

35. Annadata (1972)

Drama, Family

6.9
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After the passing away of her father, a local physician, Aarti takes it upon herself to dispense medicine, as well as sew clothes, and looks after a child named Kundan who has lost his legs... See full summary »

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Jaya Bhaduri, Anil Dhawan, Om Prakash, Krishnakant

Votes: 22

36. Ek Hasina Do Diwane (1972)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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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 | Stars: Jeetendra, Babita Kapoor, Johnny Walker, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 15

37. Aan Baan (1972)

Drama

6.9
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Raja Bahadur rules his region, although fully aware that his days as King are numbered. Nevertheless, he indulges in women, alcohol, and high-living - most of which is through borrowed ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Kumkum, Pran

Votes: 22

38. Ek Bechara (1972)

Drama, Family

5.1
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Director: S.M. Abbas | Stars: Jeetendra, Rekha, Vinod Khanna, Salome

Votes: 15

39. Dastaan (1972)

Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Judge Vishnu Sahai was brought up in an orphanage and has no knowledge of his family background nor of his religion. He is married to beautiful Mala, who he loves very much, and he has a ... See full summary »

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Prem Chopra, Bindu

Votes: 80

40. Maalik (1972)

Drama, Family

6.5
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Rajesh and Savitri are in love, and soon they get married. They soon realize that they have a number of differences, the main one being that while Rajesh is a devout Hindu and worships Lord... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Ashok Kumar, Deven Verma

Votes: 31

41. Buniyaad (1972)

Drama, Family

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Director: Virendra Sinha | Stars: Rakesh Roshan, Shatrughan Sinha, Yogeeta Bali, Farida Jalal

42. Shaadi Ke Baad (1972)

Not Rated | 134 min | Family

5.3
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Widower Bhagat Ram lives a wealthy lifestyle in a small village in India, along with his son, Shyam, who is an Advocate in Bombay, and makes a living as a Hindu Priest. He receives a ... See full summary »

Director: L.V. Prasad | Stars: Jeetendra, Rakhee Gulzar, Shatrughan Sinha, Shyama

Votes: 20

43. Rakhi Aur Hathkadi (1972)

90 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.8
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Noble and compassionate Thakur Virendra Singh lives a wealthy life-style with his wife, Ratna, and two sons, Suraj and Prakash. Suraj falls in love with their Munshi, Din Dayal's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: S.M. Sagar | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Asha Parekh, Vijay Arora, Sulochana Latkar

Votes: 19

44. Yeh Gulistan Hamara (1972)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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Vijay has been assigned the task of building a bridge in a small community, that will link China with India. Vijay finds out that the task is an uphill one, as people living on both sides ... See full summary »

Director: Atma Ram | Stars: Dev Anand, Sharmila Tagore, Pran, Sujit Kumar

Votes: 21

45. Zindagi Zindagi (1972)

Drama, Romance

6.7
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This movie revolves around a village hospital that was built by a generous hearted man, Choudhury Ramprasad (Ashok Kumar) who is also a patient in the hospital. The other patients include ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Sinha | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Ashok Kumar, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 13

46. Shor (1972)

170 min | Drama

7.2
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Shankar (Manoj Kumar), his lovely wife Geeta (Nanda) and Deepak (Master Satyajeet) are a poor but happy family. Tragedy strikes one day, when Deepak wonders over to the railway tracks. When... See full summary »

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Manoj Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Prem Nath, Kamini Kaushal

Votes: 264