Top Bollywood Hits Down The Years [1940-2017]

by chand-suhas | created - 16 Jul 2012 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

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1. Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

When a group of Indian and Pakistani nurses are held hostage in Iraq by a terrorist organization, a secret agent is drawn out of hiding to rescue them.

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar | Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Neha Hinge, Anupriya Goenka

Votes: 15,347 | Gross: $5.56M

Rs. 338,97,00,000 nett approx (inching into become the second highest outright Hindi grosser ever)

2. Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 95,288 | Gross: $12.39M

374,53,00,000 nett approx (It broke PK's record to become Highest Grosser ever)

3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Om Puri

Votes: 57,011 | Gross: $8.18M

315,49,00,000 nett

4. PK (2014)

153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Votes: 121,766 | Gross: $10.62M

337,72,00,000 nett (Highest grosser ever, breaking Dhoom 3's record.)

Highest Grosser Ever.

5. Dhoom 3 (2013)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

61 Metascore

When Sahir, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics, turns into a thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago that ruined his father, Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya | Stars: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra

Votes: 38,058 | Gross: $8.03M

260,63,00,000 nett (Highest grosser ever, breaking Chennai Express's record.)

6. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Romance

India's top spy Tiger and his love Zoya battle the dark world of intelligence and espionage that forbids its soldiers from loving the enemy.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth

Votes: 24,593 | Gross: $2.35M

Rs.186,14,00,000 nett.

7. Bodyguard (2011)

130 min | Action, Romance

41 Metascore

The daughter of a wealthy nobleman secretly falls in love with her bodyguard.

Director: Siddique | Stars: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Raj Babbar, Asrani

Votes: 19,038

Rs.144,78,00,000 nett

8. Dabangg (2010)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A corrupt police officer faces challenges from his family, gangsters and politicians.

Director: Abhinav Kashyap | Stars: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 23,528 | Gross: $4.63M

Rs.141,24,00,000 nett

9. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 272,159 | Gross: $6.53M

Rs.201,37,25,000 nett (First Indian film to cross 200cr nett & only film as of now to achieve this. Currently this is the highest grossing film of all time leading with a huge margin.)

10. Ghajini (2008)

183 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan, Tinnu Anand

Votes: 47,262 | Gross: $2.43M

Rs.114,10,00,000 nett (First Indian film to cross 100cr nett collections, broke the previous record of Dhoom 2 to become the highest grosser)

11. Om Shanti Om (2007)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher

Votes: 32,929 | Gross: $3.60M

Rs.78,16,50,000 nett

12. Dhoom 2 (2006)

Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Jai and Ali return, this time on the trail of an international thief who steals priceless artifacts and has chosen Mumbai as his next target.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Votes: 19,979 | Gross: $2.64M

Rs.81,00,50,000 nett (Broke the record previously held by Gadar Ek Prem Katha to become the highest grosser)

13. No Entry (2005)

158 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Kishen is a newspaper baron married to Kaajal, a housewife who suspects her husband of having numerous non-existent affairs. Pooja is the believing wife of ever-philandering globe-trotting ... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu

Votes: 8,940 | Gross: $0.68M

Rs.44,72,00,000 nett

14. Veer-Zaara (2004)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical

67 Metascore

Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher

Votes: 41,826 | Gross: $2.92M

Rs.41,86,00,000 nett

15. Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)

TV-14 | 171 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A developmentally disabled young man tries to continue the work his father did in communicating with extra-terrestrials from outer space, which leads to something miraculous and wonderful.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Rekha, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Rakesh Roshan

Votes: 17,478 | Gross: $0.68M

Rs.47,19,50,000 nett

16. Devdas (I) (2002)

185 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 31,648 | Gross: $3.50M

Rs. 41,65,50,000 nett

17. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)

170 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Set during the Partition of India in 1947, a Sikh truck driver falls in love with a Muslim girl belonging to an aristocratic family.

Director: Anil Sharma | Stars: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Amrish Puri, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 8,231

Rs.75,50,00,000 nett (broke the previous record held by Hum Aapke Hain Koun to become the highest grosser)

18. Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)

TV-14 | 172 min | Action, Crime, Romance

A young girl meets the doppelganger of her deceased boyfriend and now has a chance to find the people who have murdered him.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Ameesha Patel, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 11,347 | Gross: $0.36M

Rs.44,27,50,000 nett

19. Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999)

Not Rated | 177 min | Musical, Drama, Family

Ramkishen and Mamta have three sons Vivek , Prem and Vinod and a daughter Sangeeta. This family is part of a joint family whose close knit bond is challenged by a misunderstanding.

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu

Votes: 5,175 | Gross: $2.01M

Rs.39,17,50,000 nett

20. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Not Rated | 177 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Farida Jalal

Votes: 39,859 | Gross: $2.10M

Rs.46,86,50,000 nett

21. Border (I) (1997)

R | 176 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1971, along the border region of Longewala, a small battalion of Indian soldiers goes up against a large Pakistani strike force.

Director: J.P. Dutta | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty

Votes: 10,519

Rs.39,45,50,000 nett

22. Raja Hindustani (1996)

165 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

India's biggest box office hit of 1996, Raja Hindustani is a musical drama about a poor cab driver who marries a rich woman and the struggles they face after marriage.

Director: Dharmesh Darshan | Stars: Aamir Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Johnny Lever

Votes: 5,763

Rs.43,14,50,000 nett

23. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Not Rated | 181 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.

Director: Aditya Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal

Votes: 53,645

Rs.53,31,25,000 nett

24. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)

Not Rated | 206 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Prem, a top student, is learning the ropes of business under his elder brother Rajesh and his uncle Kailashnath, a big industrialist. In another town, Nisha is studying computer science and... See full summary »

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane

Votes: 15,418

Rs.72,46,50,000 nett (became Highest grosser ever by breaking all the previous records held by Sholay & also the biggest hit ever)

25. Aankhen (1993)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two good-for-nothing brothers tries their best to save the country from terrorists.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Govinda, Chunky Pandey, Raj Babbar, Kader Khan

Votes: 1,430

Rs.14,00,00,000 nett

26. Beta (1992)

171 min | Drama, Romance

Beta is the story of Raju, the only child of a widowed multi millionaire. Raju's father can provide him anything he wants but Raju's only desire is to get mother's love, in order to please ... See full summary »

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Aruna Irani, Laxmikant Berde

Votes: 1,496

Rs.13,00,00,000 nett

27. Saajan (1991)

181 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Aman (Sanjay Dutt) is a poor, handicapped orphan who is befriended by wealthy Akash Verma (Salman Khan) during his childhood. Akash's parents adopt him and give him their family name, and ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence D'Souza | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Ekta Sohini

Votes: 4,832

Rs.10,00,00,000 nett

28. Dil (1990)

Not Rated | 172 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Raja lives a poor lifestyle along with his dad, Hazariprasad and mom. He attends college where he has several run-ins with wealthy fellow-collegian, Madhu Mehra. Matters escalate to such an... See full summary »

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Saeed Jaffrey, Deven Verma

Votes: 4,033

Rs.10,00,00,000 nett

29. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Kishen Kumar Chaudhary and Karan are family like friends, when Kishen's wife Mrs. Kaushalya gives birth to a baby boy Prem, Karan helps the couple bring up their child with out- most care. ... See full summary »

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya | Stars: Salman Khan, Bhagyashree, Alok Nath, Rajeev Verma

Votes: 8,785

Rs.14,00,00,000 nett

30. Tezaab (1988)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Musical

A college student, who has decided to serve for his country, turns a criminal.

Director: N. Chandra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, Chunky Pandey

Votes: 1,509

Rs.8,00,00,000 nett

31. Hukumat (1987)

130 min | Action, Drama

The town of Shantinagar is terrorized by D.B.D.N who likes to kill people for his will. A daredevil cop enters the town.

Director: Anil Sharma | Stars: Rati Agnihotri, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Beena Banerjee, Surendra Bhatia

Votes: 94

Rs.5,50,00,000 nett

32. Karma (I) (1986)

Not Rated | 193 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The PSO is a British oriented group who wants to take control of India. When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests there leader Dr. Michael Dang the authorities blast the jail... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 1,463

Rs.7,00,00,000 nett

33. 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, Divya Rana, Saeed Jaffrey, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 779

Rs.9,50,00,000 nett

34. Aaj Ki Awaz (1984)

Action, Drama, Crime

A Professor finds his life turned upside down after he decides to combat crime.

Director: Ravi Chopra | Stars: Raj Babbar, Smita Patil, Rashmi Chauhan, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 52

35. Coolie (I) (1983)

Not Rated | 177 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A wealthy, but evil man named Zafar Khan, has fallen in love a girl named Salma and wants to marry her, but she and her father do not let him. Zafar is arrested for various crimes and is ... See full summary »

Directors: Manmohan Desai, Prayag Raj | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 1,560

Rs.9,00,00,000 nett

36. Prem Rog (1982)

183 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Manorama, the daughter of a rich, orthodox family is married off, leaving her childhood friend Deodhar and his secret love for her, in despair. When tragedy befalls her, and traditions seem unfair, Deodhar must fight for what's right.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Nanda, Tanuja, Vijayendra Ghatge

Votes: 674

Rs.6,50,00,000 nett

37. Kranti (1981)

187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

This is the story of India's Freedom Struggle between the years of 1825&1875.

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Votes: 671

Rs.10,00,00,000 nett

38. Aasha (1980)

Drama, Family, Musical

Deepak (Jeetendra) is a truck driver. One day he meets with haughty, snobbish, and popular singer, Asha. He assists her with her travel and the two become friends. Deepak loves Mala, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Om Prakash | Stars: Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Rameshwari, Girish Karnad

Votes: 157

Rs.5,00,00,000 nett

39. 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: 109

Rs.4,00,00,000 nett

40. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)

189 min | Drama, Romance

As an orphan on the streets in Shimla, young Sikandar (Amitabh Batchchan) has no one to care of him. For a short while he works for Mr. Ramnath, Little Kamna Ramnath (Rakhee Gulzar) gives ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, Rekha

Votes: 2,114

Rs.8,50,00,000 nett

41. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

Not Rated | 184 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Three brothers are separated and united after many years - one is brought up a Hindu, another a Muslim and the last (and most memorable) a Christian. Hilarity and adventure ensues.

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh

Votes: 4,970

Rs.7,25,00,000 nett

42. Dus Numbri (1976)

Action

Inspector Shiv Nath is a honest and diligent police officer in Bombay, and lives with his wife, Radha, and a young son, Arjun. While making several arrests in connection with counterfeit ... See full summary »

Director: Madan Mohla | Stars: Manoj Kumar, Hema Malini, Prem Nath, Pran

Votes: 86

Rs.4,50,00,000 nett

43. Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

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

Votes: 43,340

Rs.15,00,00,000 nett (broke all the previous records held by Mughal-E-Azam to become the highest grosser ever. Took 15 years to achieve this feat)

44. Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974)

159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After the retirement of his dad, the onus is on Bharat to look after the Delhi-based family. He has two younger college-going brothers, Deepak and Vijay, and a sister of marriage age, Radha... See full summary »

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 565

Rs.5,25,00,000 nett

45. Bobby (1973)

168 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Mr. Nath lives a very wealthy lifestyle in India along with his wife, Sushma, and a 6 year old son, Raj. Both he and Sushma lead a very busy life, so much so that they have no quality time ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pran, Prem Nath

Votes: 1,343

Rs.5,50,00,000 nett

46. Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)

162 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 1,314

Rs.3,25,00,000 nett

47. Haathi Mere Saathi (1971)

170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Orphaned Raju, in the company of four elephants, has to perform with them at street corners, in order to keep alive. Slowly he amasses a fortune, and is able to build his own private zoo, ... See full summary »

Director: M.A. Thirumugham | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, David Abraham, Sujit Kumar

Votes: 877

Rs.3,50,00,000 nett

48. Johny Mera Naam (1970)

159 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Monu (Mohan) and Sonu (Sohan) are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their father gets killed by a goon following orders from Ranjit (Premnath). Mohan kills the ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Pran, Jeevan

Votes: 588

Rs.4,00,00,000 nett

49. Aradhana (1969)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Dashing pilot Arun romances Vandana Tripathi, and both in love with each other, become very intimate, and as a result Vandana gets pregnant. Arun and Vandana have a quiet temple wedding ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 1,294

Rs.3,50,00,000 nett

50. Ankhen (1968)

172 min | Action, Adventure, Drama