Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1979

by shrikant-narayanan | created - 16 Feb 2011 | updated - 4 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 24 are hits and rest films in this list below were declared as box office flops in India and in few as average grossers . all the films listed are regarded as classics except Jhoota Kahin Ka, Jaani Dushman, Natwarlal, Suraaksha

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1. Gol Maal (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

A man's simple lie to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote

Votes: 14,602

2. Jaani Dushman (1979)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A remote mountainous region is terrorized by a legendary monster that regularly abducts newlywed brides and kills them.

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra

Votes: 352

3. Sargam (1979)

Not Rated | 145 min | Musical, Romance

Born with a disability of not being able to talk nor hear, Hema lives with her schoolmaster dad, Chintamani, a stepmother and stepsister. Hema is ill-treated by her stepmother, who is now ... See full summary »

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Jaya Prada, Shashikala, Dheeraj Kumar

Votes: 114

4. Suhaag (1979)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Vikram has prospered in a life of crime and lives a hedonistic, self-indulgent lifestyle. When Durga, his wife gives birth to twins, he not only repudiates the children but discards his ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Parveen Babi

Votes: 838

5. Amar Deep (1979)

Drama, Romance

Raja was adopted by a criminal don (Ashok Kumar) at a very young age. After the death of the don, Raja inherits the property, and refrains from crime. However, the wealth and the power ... See full summary »

Directors: R. Krishnamurthy, K. Vijayan | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Shabana Azmi, Deven Verma

Votes: 51

6. Mr. Natwarlal (1979)

148 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Natwar is just a young boy when his beloved older brother and caretaker, police officer Gridharilal (Ajit), is framed for bribery by sinister criminal mastermind Vikram (Amjad Khan). When ... See full summary »

Director: Rakesh Kumar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Ajit, Kader Khan

Votes: 1,170

7. Khandaan (1979)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Romance

The Srivastav family consists of Gaurishankar, his wife, Savitri, two sons, Vikas and Ravi, who lead a poor lifestyle in a village in India. When the sons grow up, Vikas gets married to ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Ganguly | Stars: Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami, Rakesh Roshan

Votes: 14

8. Tarana (I) (1979)

Not Rated | 111 min | Musical, Romance

Wealthy Shyam falls in love with poor Rani. They decide to get married but apposed by parents.

Director: Deepak Bahry | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta Kaur, Master Bhagwan, Jagdeep

Votes: 22

9. Kartavya (1979)

168 min | Action, Drama

Vijay Kumar, a forest officer returns to the forest where his dad met an untimely end. Will his secret plan to snare poachers succeed? Sandalwood, ivory,animal hides and raw power is at the nexus of money and corruption.

Director: Mohan Segal | Stars: Dharmendra, Rekha, Nirupa Roy, Aruna Irani

Votes: 42

10. Prem Bandhan (1979)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

Adivasi Mahua lives a poor lifestyle in a fishing village along with her widowed dad. One day the local Poojary comes across a seemingly menacing looking male, feeds him, and asks Mahua's ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Rekha, Moushumi Chatterjee, Vikram

Votes: 28

11. Lok Parlok (1979)

Action, Comedy, Drama

Amar lives a poor lifestyle along with his widowed mom in a village, and has a sweetheart in Savitri. He is a trouble-maker and makes life difficult for the Panchayat Chair, Kalicharan, who... See full summary »

Director: Rama Rao Tatineni | Stars: Agha, Aparna, Vijaya Bhanu, Manju Bhargavi

Votes: 62

12. Black Stone (1979)

Not Rated | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

Inspired by a true mining tragedy the film is about people from all walks of life showing courage and character to fight the forces of nature.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

Votes: 1,771

13. Noorie (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Family, Romance

NOORIE tells a simple and touching story of Noorie and Yusuf's fearless love and dream at all cost.

Director: Manmohan Krishna | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Poonam Dhillon, Madan Puri, Iftekhar

Votes: 118

14. Muqabla (1979)

127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sheru (Shatrughan Sinha) and Vicky (Sunil Dutt) are two gangleaders. After a series of complications and mishaps both realize that they will be better off being friends and helping the poor... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Shatrughan Sinha, Rajesh Khanna, Reena Roy

Votes: 14

15. Dada (1979)

Action, Drama, Family

After wealthy Dharamdas marries Tara, they are blessed with a son, Moti, but his business suffers. His assistant Bihari convinces him that his wife is responsible for his bad luck, and as a... See full summary »

Director: Jugal Kishore | Stars: Vinod Mehra, Bindiya Goswami, Jeevan, Amjad Khan

Votes: 16

16. Surakksha (1979)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In a bid to locate a missing employee, Jackson, the Central Bureau of Investigation assigns Agent Gopi to locate him. Gopi accepts this assignment and must battle women; venomous snakes; ... See full summary »

Director: Ravikant Nagaich | Stars: Ranjeeta Kaur, Mithun Chakraborty, Jeevan, Jagdeep

Votes: 69

17. Nalayak (1979)

Drama, Family

Laxman has always been the black sheep of the family, and is regarded by them as a no-good slacker. His brother, Ram Narayan, who works in jewellery store, asks him to deliver some money to... See full summary »

Director: B. Padmanabham | Stars: Asrani, Manju Asrani, Bindu, Leena Chandavarkar

Votes: 14

18. Nauker (1979)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama

Widower Amar is well-off financially, and lives in a house with his daughter, and servant Dayal. His sister and brother-in-law want him to marry again, so that his daughter can have the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ismail Memon, Jyoti Swaroop | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Yogeeta Bali, Mehmood

Votes: 79

19. Hamare Tumhare (1979)


Widower Jairaj Verma lives with his four sons in a small apartment. Three of his sons are in their teens, while his youngest son is around 12 years. On the other hand there is Maya Sinha, a... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Mehra | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhee Gulzar, Amjad Khan, Prem Krishan

Votes: 34

20. Sawan Ko Aane Do (1979)

Not Rated | 153 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

Birju lives in a small village and likes to sing. The village zamindar's city-educated daughter, Chandrika returns to the village and is thrilled by Birju's voice. She encourages him to ... See full summary »

Director: Kanak Mishra | Stars: Rita Bhaduri, Arun Govil, Jankidas, Pinchoo Kapoor

Votes: 42

21. Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979)

139 min | Action, Thriller

A student in a prestigious college, Vishal Khanna believes he lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his businessman brother, Karan. Vishal meets with and falls in love with Neeta, the only ... See full summary »

Director: Tinnu Anand | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Keshto Mukherjee

Votes: 50

22. Do Ladke Dono Kadke (1979)

Drama, Family, Comedy

Two petty thieves decide to rob a house that kidnappers had decided to kidnap a child from, what results is chaos, as the child ends up with the petty thieves, and both the thieves & the ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Navin Nischol, Amol Palekar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Asrani

Votes: 85

23. Baton Baton Mein (1979)

112 min | Comedy, Romance

Rosie Perreira is an overly anxious widow, living with her guitar-obsessed son, Sabhi, and a lovely daughter, Nancy, who she would like to get married to a wealthy young man. Her helpful ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Tina Ambani, Asrani, David Abraham

Votes: 847

24. Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin (1979)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Family

Manoharlal Agarwal is a wealthy businessman and lives with his family consisting of three sons: Pratap, Dilip & Babu, two daughters Nirmala & Munni; his wife, Sharda; & Pratap's wife; He ... See full summary »

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Arun Govil, Madhu Kapoor, Sunder, Gajanan Jagirdar

Votes: 9

25. Ahimsa (1979)

103 min | Action, Drama

Ahimsa in Sanskrit means non-violence. A chance encounter between two widows who lost their husbands and sons to violence sets the story going. Birju (Sunil Dutt) has received the highest ... See full summary »

Director: Chand | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Ranjeet, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 7

26. Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi (1979)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

Bhagawant Kumar Bhartendu, Professor in a reputed college is financially well placed & happily married to beautiful Priya. He has a deep-rooted fear that he is suffering from some chronic ... See full summary »

Director: Rajat Rakshit | Stars: Amol Palekar, Ranjeeta Kaur, Ashok Saraf, Birbal

Votes: 82

27. Penalty (1979)

139 min | Drama, Family

Inder, a contractor who believes in the power of money, places a bet with his friend Prakash to woo Rama, a simple girl. Rama is charmed by Inder but an event forces her to leave the city.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shreeram Lagoo, Vinod Mehra

Votes: 139

28. Bin Phere Hum Tere (1979)

Drama, Family

Jamuna lives a poor lifestyle in Gangapur with her widowed step-mother. She is of marriageable age, but instead of getting her married, she is sold to her maternal uncle, Mukand Bihari, who... See full summary »

Director: Rajat Rakshit | Stars: Asha Parekh, Vinod Mehra, Sarika, Nazneen

Votes: 20

29. Prem Vivah (1979)

Interfering friends and family take their toll on a happily married Indian couple.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Asha Parekh, Harish Bhimani, Mithun Chakraborty, Utpal Dutt

Votes: 15

30. Raadha Aur Seeta (1979)

109 min | Drama, Family

After having completed his masters with honors, multi-millionaire Shekhar Verma decides to travel to Rambagh, Poona, to work incognito in his dad's friend's, Shankar Saxena's office. He ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Kapoor | Stars: Rajendra Nath, Madan Puri, Leela Mishra, Savita Bajaj

31. Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama

Inspector Raj Singh's father was killed by Shankar and his men for gold. Years later he locates them but also finds that he has a step brother Suraj who works for Shankar now known as Devi Dayal.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Danny Denzongpa, Helen

Votes: 59

32. Hum Tere Ashiq Hain (1979)


Recently widowed Thakur Vikram Singh left India the same time the British did along with his son, Anand, for England. Years later, Anand has grown up to be a doctor and travels to Bombay, ... See full summary »

Director: Prem Sagar | Stars: Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Shreeram Lagoo

Votes: 19

33. Janta Hawaldar (1979)

Crime, Drama, Romance

Janta, a beautiful naive simple minded young man who wants to join the police force in the following of both his grandfather and his father after getting refused then accepted him with the ... See full summary »

Director: Mehmood | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Ashok Kumar, Yogeeta Bali, Mehmood

Votes: 33

34. Dil Kaa Heera (1979)


After the passing away of his wife, Sudha, widower Rajat Sharma looks after their only child, Munna, as well as his younger college-going brother, Kundan. He works as a Customs Officer at ... See full summary »

Director: Dulal Guha | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sachin, Abhi Bhattacharya

Votes: 20

35. Griha Pravesh (1979)

134 min | Drama

Amar and Mansi meet through their respective families and have an arranged marriage. Amar, a book-keeper, is very thrifty, intends to save money so that they can buy their very own flat, ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Bhattacharya | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Sarika, Master Bittoo

Votes: 83

36. Aware (1979)

144 min | Drama, Romance

Sudarshan Sahni would like his son, Raju, to marry his Europe-based friend's daughter, Rita, but Raju is in love with Anu, and both plan to marry each other. Anu's dad, Pradeep Rai Choudhry... See full summary »

Director: Surindara Suri | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Rakesh Bedi, Chand Usmani

Votes: 19

38. The Great Gambler (1979)

Action, Crime, Romance

Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) is an expert gambler, and has been so as long as he can remember, and has never lost a game. These skills bring him to the attention of the underworld don Saxena (... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh, Prem Chopra

Votes: 495

39. Dhongee (1979)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Ashok Roy | Stars: Randhir Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Asrani, Farida Jalal

Votes: 14

40. Junoon (1979)

141 min | Drama

Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Nafisa Ali, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 425

41. Destination (1979)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Family

Ajay Chandra, a hard working and ambitious young man, who dreams of bigger things than a small job. He has dreams of starting his own business. One day he meets Aruna at a friends wedding ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rakesh Pandey, Satyendra Kapoor

Votes: 220

42. Gautam Govinda (1979)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Impressed with the dedication shown by Police Inspector Gautam, the Commissioner of Police assigns him to police a lawless town, which is over-run by criminals, and where no police officer ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Moushumi Chatterjee, Vijay Arora

Votes: 35

44. Meera (1979)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama, History

Circa Mughal rule in India, the Rajputs get together to discuss the ouster of Badshah Akbar, who is now the Emperor of Hindustan (India). Prominent amongst the Rajputs are Virendev Rathod, ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Shreeram Lagoo

Votes: 77

45. Shikshaa (1979)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Family

Vijay Gupta lives a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay along with his businessman dad, Dwarkadas, and housewife mom, Laxmi. He is used to a comfortable, irresponsible and extravagant lifestyle ... See full summary »

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Raj Kiran, Sushma Verma, Beena Banerjee, Benjamin Gilani

Votes: 7

46. Aangan Ki Kali (1979)

Anmol and Sunita are living a happy married life.But Sunita is suffering from a serious heart condition and has to go for a dangerous operation or risk her life.She can't go for children as... See full summary »

Director: Harsh Kohli | Stars: Abhi Bhattacharya, Leela Chitnis, Baby Geeta, Geeta Khanna

47. Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Rai family consists of four: father, mother, Shanti, and two sons, Ajay and Vijay. While traveling on a ship, they run into a severe storm, which leads to the ship capsizing, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Tandon | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Vikas Anand, Indira Bansal

Votes: 31

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