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.
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.
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.
Votes: 57,011 | Gross: $8.18M
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.
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
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.
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.
Votes: 24,593 | Gross: $2.35M
7. Bodyguard (2011)
130 min | Action, Romance
The daughter of a wealthy nobleman secretly falls in love with her bodyguard.
8. Dabangg (2010)
Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A corrupt police officer faces challenges from his family, gangsters and politicians.
Votes: 23,528 | Gross: $4.63M
9. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
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".
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.
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.
Votes: 32,929 | Gross: $3.60M
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.
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 »
Votes: 8,940 | Gross: $0.68M
14. Veer-Zaara (2004)
Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.
Votes: 41,826 | Gross: $2.92M
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.
Votes: 17,478 | Gross: $0.68M
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.
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.
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.
Votes: 11,347 | Gross: $0.36M
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.
Votes: 5,175 | Gross: $2.01M
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.
Votes: 39,859 | Gross: $2.10M
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
30. Tezaab (1988)
Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Musical
A college student, who has decided to serve for his country, turns a criminal.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
37. Kranti (1981)
187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
This is the story of India's Freedom Struggle between the years of 1825&1875.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
42. Dus Numbri (1976)
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
50. Ankhen (1968)
172 min | Action, Adventure, Drama