Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1971

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 35 were hits and rest in list were declared box office flops of year 1971, the first 20 were declared as superhits and the rest average grossers although all the films in the below list are regarded as good classic films.
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1.
Haathi Mere Saathi (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Orphaned Raju, in the company of four elephants, has to perform with them at street corners, in order to keep alive... (170 mins.)
Director: M.A. Thirumugam
 
2.
Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ajit saves the village from the dakus (bandits); whilst having romance with Anju. (151 mins.)
Director: Raj Khosla
 
3.
Dushman (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Surjit Singh earns his living driving a truck, most of the time while consuming alcohol. One night he stops at Courtesan Chamelibai's... (177 mins.)
Director: Dulal Guha
 
4.
Anand (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The classic story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend. (122 mins.)
 
5.
Amar Prem (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Nandkishore Sharma alias Nandu is born in the Sharma family. His mother tragically passes away, leaving... (143 mins.)
Director: Shakti Samanta
 
6.
Andaz (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Rajoo (Rajesh Khanna) and Sheetal (Hema Malini) are in love, and expecting some opposition from Rajoo's dad (Ajit)... (166 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
7.
Caravan (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Sunita is a young woman who ends up married to the wrong man, Rajan. Thinking that he has conspired with his girlfriend... (161 mins.)
Director: Nasir Husain
 
8.
Haré Raama Haré Krishna (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals... (149 mins.)
Director: Dev Anand
 
9.
Sharmeelee (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An army captain falls for an outgoing young woman, but unknowingly weds her shy twin sister. (164 mins.)
Director: Samir Ganguli
 
10.
Main Sunder Hoon (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Plain-looking, buck-toothed Sundar works as a waiter in the Rasraj Hotel. One day he meets with Radha... (147 mins.)
 
11.
Nadaan (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Rivalry has existed between Ranimaa and a small and hostile community. The passage of time has only widened the gap between the two...
Director: Deven Varma
 
12.
Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Rohit, Whiskey, and Kumar (Rajendra Kumar, Rajendra Nath, and Prem Chopra respectively) are childhood friends...
Director: Mohan Kumar
 
13.
Mela (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In rural India a small village is ruled by a Panchayat, a group of right-wing Hindu men who run the lives of the villagers dictatorially... (126 mins.)
Director: Prakash Mehra
 
14.
Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Yusuf lives a wealthy lifestyle with his businessman dad, Safdarjang, who is confined to a wheel-chair... (151 mins.)
Director: H.S. Rawail
 
15.
Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Widower Ram Kapoor lives a very wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, but is very lonely, as his only child, a son named Rajesh... (156 mins.)
Director: Randhir Kapoor
 
16.
Maryada (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Lalita lives with her widowed mother in a small village in India. One day while traveling by road, she is stranded...
Director: Aravind Sen
 
17.
Tere Mere Sapne (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dr. Anand Kumar attains his degree in medicine and re-locates to a small village to assist the local doctors there... (175 mins.)
Director: Vijay Anand
 
18.
Guddi (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teenage girl will not accept her family's attempt to arrange a marriage for her, as her heart is currently too full of love for the movies and heartthrob actor "Dharmendra." (121 mins.)
 
19.
Paraya Dhan (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Rajjoo alias Rajni lives in a small village in rural India with her father, Govindram, who is a respected gentleman as well as the village Sarpanch...
Director: Rajendra Bhatia
 
20.
Paras (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Dharam Singh and his sister Bela's destinies gets re-shaped when they make enemy with the powerful and influential Thakur Arjun Singh...
Director: C.P. Dixit
 
21.
Lakhon Me Ek (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An abused homeless male and a mentally-challenged woman become friends.
Director: S.S. Balan
 
22.
Mere Apne (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Anandi has been a widow for several years, living all herself in a small village. One day out of the blue comes Arun Gupta... (164 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
 
23.
Kangan (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Sunil lives a middle-classed lifestyle in a village in India along with his widowed mom, Janki. He is studying Medicine in the city...
Director: K.B. Tilak
 
24.
Buddha Mil Gaya (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two unemployed slackers, Bhola and Ajay come across a newspaper advertisement about a missing elderly gentleman...
 
25.
Chhoti Bahu (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Radha lives with her widowed dad and is of marriageable age. Accordingly her details her provided to a marriage-broker...
Director: K.B. Tilak
 
26.
Adhikar (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Shyam & Radha meet in college, fall in love and get into clandestine marriage when things get very intimate...
Director: S.M. Sagar
 
27.
Gambler (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Raja has been abandoned by his biological mother at a very young age, and grows up with Master, a criminal don and card-sharp... (154 mins.)
Director: Amarjeet
 
28.
Elaan (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Naresh Kumar Saxena lives with his widowed mom and sister, Seema. He works as a freelance photographer and journalist... (144 mins.)
Director: K. Raman Lal
 
29.
Upaasna (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two brothers battle against each other in court when their lady love Shalu is accused of murder.
Director: Mohan
 
30.
Rakhwala (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Subba Rao
 
31.
Lal Patthar (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Raja Kumar Bahadur alias Gyan Shankar Rai has been a total abstainer all his life, never touching a drop of alcohol...
Director: Sushil Majumdar
 
32.
Man Mandir (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Orphaned at a very young age, Deepak and his sister, Laxmi, live a poor lifestyle. Deepak is introduced...
Director: Chanakya
 
33.
Uphaar (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Anoop studies law in Calcutta, while his widowed mom in a small town in West Bengal. He has a sister...
Director: Sudhendu Roy
 
34.
Banphool (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Haria lives with his widowed and elderly grandmother at a tea estate. He has no knowledge of his biological father...
Director: Vijay Bhatt
 
35.
Door Ka Raahi (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Door Ka Rahi is story of a person named "Prashant" who is on the travel for the wellness of society, and the end of Journey is to watch. The angle of the movie focused on expressing the internal feelings. (138 mins.)
Director: Kishore Kumar
 
36.
Hulchul (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A man overhears a murder plot and telephones three different women, all who share the potential victim's name. (149 mins.)
Director: O.P. Ralhan
 
37.
Naya Zamana (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Anoop (Dharmendra) is a struggling writer. One day he meets with wealthy and beautiful Seema (Hema Malini) and both fall in love...
 
38.
Jaane-Anjaane (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
While on a religious pilgrimage, Laxmi Prasad finds an abandoned baby at a temple, when she sees no around...
Director: Shakti Samanta
 
39.
Jawan Muhabat (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dr. Sarin lives with his wife, Sunita, young daughter, Rekha, and his brother, Rajesh. Rajesh is an eligible bachelor...
Director: Bhappi Sonie
 
40.
Kathputli (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Nisha (Mumtaz) loves Vishal (Jeetendra) and they get married. Ignoring basic driving safety rules they end up in an accident... (148 mins.)
Director: Brij
 
41.
Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Raisaheb Surajbhan Chaudhary lives a wealthy lifestyle in a palatial mansion with his wife of 30 years...
Director: K.P. Atma
 
42.
Balidaan (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Ravi Tandon
 
43.
Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Director: S.A. Akbar
 
44.
Sansar (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Dilip Bose
 
45.
Preetam (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Rukmani gets married to Rana and faces endless abuse and beatings which do not end even when she gets pregnant...
Director: Bhappi Sonie