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.
Haathi Mere Saathi
Orphaned Raju, in the company of four elephants, has to perform with them at street corners, in order to keep alive... (170 mins.)
Mera Gaon Mera Desh
Ajit saves the village from the dakus (bandits); whilst having romance with Anju. (151 mins.)
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.)
The 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.)
Nandkishore Sharma alias Nandu is born in the Sharma family. His mother tragically passes away, leaving... (143 mins.)
Rajoo (Rajesh Khanna) and Sheetal (Hema Malini) are in love, and expecting some opposition from Rajoo's dad (Ajit)... (166 mins.)
Sunita is a young woman who ends up married to the wrong man, Rajan. Thinking that he has conspired with his girlfriend... (161 mins.)
Haré Rama Haré Krishna
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.)
An army captain falls for an outgoing young woman, but unknowingly weds her shy twin sister. (164 mins.)
Main Sunder Hoon
Plain-looking, buck-toothed Sundar works as a waiter in the Rasraj Hotel. One day he meets with Radha... (147 mins.)
Rivalry has existed between Ranimaa and a small and hostile community. The passage of time has only widened the gap between the two...
Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee
Rohit, Whiskey, and Kumar (Rajendra Kumar, Rajendra Nath, and Prem Chopra respectively) are childhood friends...
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.)
Mehboob Ki Mehndi
Yusuf lives a wealthy lifestyle with his businessman dad, Safdarjang, who is confined to a wheel-chair... (151 mins.)
Kal Aaj Aur Kal
Widower Ram Kapoor lives a very wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, but is very lonely, as his only child, a son named Rajesh... (156 mins.)
Lalita lives with her widowed mother in a small village in India. One day while traveling by road, she is stranded...
Tere Mere Sapne
Dr. Anand Kumar attains his degree in medicine and re-locates to a small village to assist the local doctors there... (175 mins.)
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.)
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...
Dharam Singh and his sister Bela's destinies gets re-shaped when they make enemy with the powerful and influential Thakur Arjun Singh... (147 mins.)
Lakhon Me Ek
An abused homeless male and a mentally-challenged woman become friends. (155 mins.)
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.)
Sunil lives a middle-classed lifestyle in a village in India along with his widowed mom, Janki. He is studying Medicine in the city...
Buddha Mil Gaya
Two unemployed slackers, Bhola and Ajay come across a newspaper advertisement about a missing elderly gentleman...
Radha lives with her widowed dad and is of marriageable age. Accordingly her details her provided to a marriage-broker...
Shyam & Radha meet in college, fall in love and get into clandestine marriage when things get very intimate...
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.)
Naresh Kumar Saxena lives with his widowed mom and sister, Seema. He works as a freelance photographer and journalist... (144 mins.)
Two brothers battle against each other in court when their lady love Shalu is accused of murder.
Raja Kumar Bahadur alias Gyan Shankar Rai has been a total abstainer all his life, never touching a drop of alcohol... (148 mins.)
Orphaned at a very young age, Deepak and his sister, Laxmi, live a poor lifestyle. Deepak is introduced... (142 mins.)
Anoop studies law in Calcutta, while his widowed mom in a small town in West Bengal. He has a sister... (122 mins.)
Haria lives with his widowed and elderly grandmother at a tea estate. He has no knowledge of his biological father...
Door Ka Raahi
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.)
A man overhears a murder plot and telephones three different women, all who share the potential victim's name. (149 mins.)
Anoop (Dharmendra) is a struggling writer. One day he meets with wealthy and beautiful Seema (Hema Malini) and both fall in love... (151 mins.)
While on a religious pilgrimage, Laxmi Prasad finds an abandoned baby at a temple, when she sees no around... (139 mins.)
Dr. Sarin lives with his wife, Sunita, young daughter, Rekha, and his brother, Rajesh. Rajesh is an eligible bachelor...
Nisha (Mumtaz) loves Vishal (Jeetendra) and they get married. Ignoring basic driving safety rules they end up in an accident... (148 mins.)
Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari
Raisaheb Surajbhan Chaudhary lives a wealthy lifestyle in a palatial mansion with his wife of 30 years...
Rukmani gets married to Rana and faces endless abuse and beatings which do not end even when she gets pregnant...