Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1985

by shrikant-narayanan | created - 13 Feb 2011 | updated - 6 months ago | 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 31 were hits land rest in this list below were declared as box office flops in some places in India and in few as average grossers and the rest of the films from the beginning were Superhits. Mard, Raam Teri Ganga Maili, Geeraftar ,Balidaan , Yudh , Karishma Kudrat Ka, Aameer Aadmi Gareeb Aadmi , Sitamgar, Yadon Ki Kasam and Pyar Jhutka Nahin - all of them are not regarded as classic films and they were just box office hits in 1985.The rest of the films starring Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor,Smita Patil,Sanjeev Kumar, Rajendra Kumar,Rakhee and Hema Malini are regarded as classic films.

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1. Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)

178 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Ganga Singh lives near Gangotri with her brother, Karam. One day she comes to the assistance of a young man, Narendra Sahay, who has come with a group of Calcutta-based college students to ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Rajiv Kapoor, Mandakini, Divya Rana, Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 801

2. Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985)

135 min | Family, Romance

Ajay Khanna works as a Photographer and Jounralist earning Rs.850/- per month. He meets with wealthy Preeti B. Pratap, rescues her from goons, they become friendly and fall in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Sadanah | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Padmini Kolhapure, Danny Denzongpa, Bindu

Votes: 127

3. Mard (1985)

177 min | Action, Drama, Romance

British intelligence comes over to India and loot all its wealth and carry it over to there country. Once they were being challenge by a brave king name Raja Azaad Singh, one day he happen ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Singh, Nirupa Roy, Dara Singh

Votes: 1,225

4. Hum Dono (1985)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Raja (Khanna) discovers that his face is similar to that of Dr. Shekhar, one of the top earning doctors of Bombay. He somehow manages to take his place, but discovers that even Dr. Shekhar has problems of his own.

Director: B.S. Glaad | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Johnny Walker

Votes: 42

5. Bewafai (1985)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance

Ashok Nath has three female admirers: the mentally imbalance Renu, Vinny and the wealthy Asha. While all three loves him wholeheartedly and will go to any length to attain his love; he ... See full summary »

Director: R. Thyagaraajan | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Rajinikanth, Padmini Kolhapure, Meenakshi Sheshadri

Votes: 48

6. Meri Jung (1985)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama

Two top lawyers battle against each other while the whole city witnesses the battle.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Girish Karnad, Nutan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 873

7. Arjun (1985)

154 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Arjun Malvankar after his graduation thrives to get job. The corruption and injustice taking place in his community frustrates him to the extent of revolting with the help of some of his ... See full summary »

Director: Rahul Rawail | Stars: Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Kiran, Anupam Kher

Votes: 688

8. Ghulami (1985)

199 min | Action

Set in Rajasthan, deals with six characters who deal with their struggle with identity in a caste oppressed society regardless of their contribution towards the society.

Director: J.P. Dutta | Stars: Dharmendra, Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Reena Roy

Votes: 361

9. Babu (1985)

148 min | Drama, Family

Babu is a naive young man who likes to go out of his way to help people. He has fallen in love with Kammo, but in the process of helping another, he lands himself in jail for two years. ... See full summary »

Director: A.C. Trilogchander | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Mala Sinha, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 47

10. Hoshiyar (1985)

147 min | Comedy

Sitadevi lives a comfortable life with her husband and two sons, Rakesh and Rajesh. While celebrating the birth of one of her son's, her husband gets killed in an automobile accident, and ... See full summary »

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Asrani, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 25

11. Yudh (1985)

Action, Crime, Drama

Kidnapped at a very young age, two twin brothers are separated from there respective mother. One grows up with a criminal and industrialist Gama Matten alias Chinoy and the other works for ... See full summary »

Director: Rajiv Rai | Stars: Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Tina Ambani, Nutan

Votes: 140

12. Masterji (1985)

178 min | Comedy, Drama

Percocious village belle, Radha, the daughter of Mukhiya Jamnadas, takes a liking to the widowed school-master, Masterji, the father of a toddler; when he spurns her, she publicly accuses ... See full summary »

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sridevi, Anita Raj, Kader Khan

Votes: 62

13. Insaaf Main Karoonga (1985)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Ravi makes a second attempt at killing the culprit who drove his wife to suicide. But, he is under army officer's watch in hospital.

Director: Shibu Mitra | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Padmini Kolhapure, Tina Ambani, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 26

14. Aandhi-Toofan (1985)

144 min | Drama

Inspector Ranjeet Singh was killed by Balbir a notorious bike gangster soon after his marriage.Years have passed by but police still haven't been able to arrest Balbir.Ranjit's Singh's ... See full summary »

Director: Babbar Subhash | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Danny Denzongpa, Shatrughan Sinha

Votes: 31

15. Zamana (1985)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Poona-based Satish is a professional photographer and lives with his pregnant wife, Sudha, and son named Vinod. While developing some photographs with his friend, Shyamlal, they come across... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Talwar | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Ranjeeta Kaur

Votes: 32

16. Geraftaar (1985)

167 min | Action, Drama

Kishan Kumar Khanna is a well-rate film actor who falls head over heels in love with young, beautiful and attractive Anuradha Saxena much to the dislikeness of her gangster brother who ... See full summary »

Director: Prayag Raj | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Poonam Dhillon, Madhavi, Ranjeet

Votes: 370

17. Ramkali (1985)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action

Police Inspector Sultan Singh comes from a poor family and lives with his mom, Rukmani, and dad, Ram Singh. He is asked by his superiors to work in the region of his village under Police ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Ralhan | Stars: Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Nirupa Roy, Parikshat Sahni

Votes: 7

18. Durgaa (1985)

Action, Crime

This action-crime genre film revolves around Durgaa, a soft spoken girl who is exploited by various men in her life.

Director: Shibu Mitra | Stars: Hema Malini, Raj Babbar, Pran, Rajesh Khanna

Votes: 15

19. Ram Tere Kitne Nam (1985)

157 min | Drama

Peturam is an overweight, albeit sensitive young man, who is head over heels in love with beautiful Radha, the sister of Tej Singh, and would like to marry her. When he proposes to marry ... See full summary »

Director: P. Madhavan | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha, Prem Chopra, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 40

20. Aakhir Kyon? (1985)

Drama, Family

Nisha believes she is happily married until she discovers that her successful businessman husband, Kabir, has been having an affair with her cousin, Indu. Distraught, Nisha abandons her ... See full summary »

Director: J. Om Prakash | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Rakesh Roshan, Tina Ambani

Votes: 119

21. Sanjog (1985)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama

Bombay-bred Narain goes to a village, where he meets and falls in love with a village belle, Yashodra. She also is attracted to him, and both get married. After their marriage, both go to ... See full summary »

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Prada, Vinod Mehra, Aruna Irani

Votes: 61

22. Bepanaah (1985)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama, Family

Coming from a small village from Central India, naive Bajrang finds himself exploited when he travels to Bombay. On the bright side, he meets with a beautiful woman named Bhavna Bhardwaj, ... See full summary »

Director: Jagdish Sidana | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Poonam Dhillon, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 30

23. Haqeeqat (1985)

148 min | Crime, Drama

Inspector Arjun Singh, meritorious and honest, is assigned the duty of Inspector-In-Charge of a police station in a community that is rife with crime. Arjun soon brings law and order to ... See full summary »

Director: Rama Rao Tatineni | Stars: Asrani, Raj Babbar, Beena Banerjee, Bindu

Votes: 14

24. Balidaan (1985)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Thriller

Police Inspector Vijay lives a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, India, along with his Bua, while his widower dad lives in the countryside in a farmhouse. Vijay meets and falls in love with Uma,... See full summary »

Director: S.A. Chandrashekhar | Stars: Bindu, Anuradha, Vijay Arora, Asrani

Votes: 34

26. Mohabbat (1985)

Not Rated | 134 min | Romance

Shekhar is in love with Pooja and would like to marry her. Pooja is the only daughter of Choudhury, the apple of his eye, and he agrees to get her married to Shekhar. Shekhar informs his ... See full summary »

Director: Bapu | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Vijayata Pandit, Aruna Irani, Amjad Khan

Votes: 72

27. Adventures of Tarzan (1985)

135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Ruby Shetty lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad, who would to travel to the deep jungles of India to find a fabled tribe in the Shakabhoomi region, where others have gone - but ... See full summary »

Director: Babbar Subhash | Stars: Kimi Katkar, Dalip Tahil, Om Shivpuri, Hemant Birje

Votes: 97

28. Yaadon Ki Kasam (1985)


While patrolling his father's estate, Ravi Kapoor (Mithun Chakraborty) comes across a beautiful girl, Chandni (Zeenat Aman) taking a swim in a nearby lake. He is attracted to her, despite ... See full summary »

Director: Vinod Dewan | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Zeenat Aman, Shakti Kapoor, Asrani

Votes: 27

29. Pyari Behna (1985)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Kaali lives a middle class and common-man life with his sister Seeta in a shanty house. He works at a small train station nearby with an Engineer called Vinay. Kaali is the eldest in his ... See full summary »

Director: Bapu | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Padmini Kolhapure, Tanvi Azmi, Vinod Mehra

Votes: 51

30. Maa Kasam (1985)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action

Balwant is a ex-convict and former jailbird. He returns home after completing his sentence, and finds out that the wealthy Thakur has a treasure stashed away nearby with a map enclosed in a... See full summary »

Director: Shibu Mitra | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Divya Rana, Ranjeet, Amjad Khan

Votes: 23

31. Saaheb (1985)

150 min | Drama

Mr. Sharma (Utpal Dutt) lives with his four sons (Biswajeet, Vijay Arora, Dilip Dhawan) and a daughter, Geeta or Butlie. Only the youngest son, Sunil (Anil Kapoor) and Geeta are unmarried. ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Ganguly | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Utpal Dutt

Votes: 390

32. Bhavani Junction (1985)

128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Ram is in search of his wife's killers, which leads him to Bhavani Junction - ruled by his childhood friend who promises to help him.

Director: H. Dinesh | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 34

33. Alag Alag (1985)

174 min | Family, Musical, Romance

Two people from different strata in society, Chandni and Neeraj will do anything to get there obligations carried out. While Chandni always dreams of a luxurious life, Neeraj wants some of ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Tina Ambani, Sushma Seth

Votes: 68

34. Saagar (1985)

186 min | Drama, Romance

Raja, a fisherman is secretly in love with Mona. When wealthy Ravi comes to live with his grandmother, Kamladevi, he sees Mona and falls in love with her. Mona also reciprocates his love. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Dimple Kapadia, Nadira

Votes: 745

35. Sitamgar (1985)


Barely in his teens, Sonu works as a servant in the palatial house of Mr. Nath, his wife and step-daughter, Nisha. One day while ironing Nisha's birthday dress, Sonu accidentally burns it, ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy | Stars: Dharmendra, Parveen Babi, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon

Votes: 41

36. Pighalta Aasman (1985)

155 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Delhi-based businesswoman Arti Singh Rathod lives a wealthy lifestyle along with Nanny, Suku, and friend and employee, Anuradha. She decides to travel to Kashmir and take possession of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Shammi, Esmayeel Shroff | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar, Rati Agnihotri, Deven Verma

Votes: 22

37. Tawaif (1985)

160 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Rati Agnihotri, Poonam Dhillon

Votes: 72

38. Aitbaar (1985)

133 min | Thriller, Action

Widower Mr. Khanna is a very wealthy businessman in Bombay. He has a daughter named, Neha, of whom he adores. Realizing that he is not young anymore he wanted her to get married before he ... See full summary »

Director: Mukul Anand | Stars: Raj Babbar, Dimple Kapadia, Danny Denzongpa, Sharat Saxena

Votes: 120

39. Khamosh (1985)

101 min | Mystery, Thriller

When a starlet is murdered on a film location, her detective brother arrives there to solve the mystery.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Amol Palekar, Sudhir Mishra, Soni Razdan

Votes: 780

40. Ulta Seedha (1985)


Justice M.K. Roy is a traditional and orthodox gentleman, who is unable to understand nor appreciate the carelessness of today's youth. He has brought up his daughter, Shobha, with these ... See full summary »

Director: Subodh Mukherji | Stars: Raj Babbar, Rati Agnihotri, Aruna Irani, Deven Verma

Votes: 19

41. Karishma Kudrat Kaa (1985)

Action, Drama

Vijay is a simple-minded widower who lives in a small rural town in India with his unmarried sister, Radha; his son; and his widowed mom. Radha is soon to be married to Sub-Inspector Raj. ... See full summary »

Director: Sunil Hingorani | Stars: Rati Agnihotri, Urmila Bhatt, Mithun Chakraborty, Dharmendra

Votes: 44

43. Ameer Aadmi Gharib Aadmi (1985)


Subhash Gaekwad is a worker employed in a mill run by Lal and partners. Lal does not pay his workers well, and they decide to go on an indefinite strike. Lal does not really care, and soon ... See full summary »

Director: Amjad Khan | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Rabia Amin, Parveen Babi

Votes: 16

44. Jawaab (1985)

Romance, Thriller

A journalist, Mehta, on the run from Jagmohan's men, leaves an envelope with singer, Ramprasad Singh, and asks him to deliver it to Inspector J.S. Sharma at Bandra (Bomay) Police Station. ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Tandon | Stars: Vikas Anand, Raj Babbar, Abhi Bhattacharya, Master Bittoo

Votes: 23

45. Zabardast (1985)

159 min | Action, Drama

Ratan Kumar lives a middle-class existence with his wife, Pushpa and son, Sunder. When he is asked to commit a crime for Balram Singh, he does so, but decides to keep a suitcase full of ... See full summary »

Director: Nasir Hussain | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Sunny Deol, Rajiv Kapoor, Jaya Prada

Votes: 67

46. Mirch Masala (1987)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confident woman whose ... See full summary »

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Ram Gopal Bajaj, Benjamin Gilani, Mohan Gokhale, Nina Kulkarni

Votes: 930

47. Ankahee (1985)

135 min | Drama

Renowned Indian astrologer Jyotibhaskar Pandit Satyanarayan Chaturvedi, wishes a doctor, who is about to perform surgery on a woman, good luck, but also tells him that his patient is going ... See full summary »

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Amol Palekar, Deepti Naval, Devika Mukherjee, Shreeram Lagoo

Votes: 86

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