Critically Acclaimed films of Rajesh Khanna with 4 stars and above

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1. Aakhri Khat (1966)

153 min | Drama, Family

A wake up call to politicians in the Indian government

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Indrani Mukherjee, Master Bunty, Manvendra Chitnis

Votes: 91

Five

2. Raaz (1967)

Thriller, Mystery

Kumar, though of Indian origin, lives in Africa. He has recurring dreams of a Railway Station in India called "Viran Nagar". He decides to find for himself and travels to India along with ... See full summary »

Director: Ravindra Dave | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Babita Kapoor, I.S. Johar, Khurshid

Votes: 88

Five

3. Baharon Ke Sapne (1967)

171 min | Drama, Romance

In a small industrial town near Bombay lives Bholanath, who works at the local mill, and is the proud husband of Gauri, a daughter, Champa, and above all his son, Ramaiya, who is a graduate... See full summary »

Director: Nasir Hussain | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Anwar Hussain, Nana Palsikar

Votes: 60

Five

4. Aurat (1967)

Not Rated | 149 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman responsible for her mother and 7 siblings faces challenges after marrying a widower with 6 children.

Directors: S.S. Balan, S.S. Vasan | Stars: Padmini, Pran, Rajesh Khanna, Feroz Khan

Votes: 45

Five

5. Bandhan (I) (1969)

159 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Jeevanlal lives in a small village in India with his wife, Sita, a son, Dharmchand and daughter, Meena, and makes a living by stealing. One day he steals from the Tehsildar's home, returns ... See full summary »

Director: Narendra Bedi | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Jeevan, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 63

Five

6. 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: 1,288

Five

7. Ittefaq (1969)

104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking place almost entirely over the course of one stormy night, a woman is terrified when an accused murderer escapes from a mental hospital and seeks refuge in her home.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Nanda, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Votes: 671

Five

8. Do Raaste (1969)

165 min | Drama, Romance, Family

Navendu was a young motherless boy when his father married again. The step-mother saw the fear and doubt in the eyes of the boy and she promised him that he will be like a real son to her. ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Khosla | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Balraj Sahni, Prem Chopra

Votes: 188

Five

9. Safar (1970)

Family, Musical, Romance

Neela and Avinash are medical students, and are attracted to each other. But Avinash is poor and wants Neela to live a comfortable life. When Neela, who tutors Monto Kappor, meets his elder... See full summary »

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Feroz Khan, Ashok Kumar

Votes: 290

Five

10. Khamoshi (1970)

Not Rated | 127 min | Family, Musical, Romance

khamoshi is an intriguing tale of a female nurse trying to maintain a balance between her professional life and her emotions who falls victim to the natural feeling of love and compassion when a person takes care of another person.

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Waheeda Rehman, Nasir Hussain, Snehlata

Votes: 441

Five

11. Kati Patang (1970)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Romance, Musical

A runaway bride promises her dying widowed friend that she will assume her identity and look after her infant child.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Prem Chopra, Bindu

Votes: 713

Five

12. Sachaa Jhutha (1970)

143 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A penniless musician is unwittingly forced to trade places with a look-alike diamond merchant/thief causing a comedy of errors by everyone involved.

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna, Faryal

Votes: 179

Five

13. Aan Milo Sajna (1970)

177 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Widowed and ailing Savitri Choudhury lives a wealthy lifestyle along with her son, Anil, in a palatial mansion in India. She knows that Anil is only waiting for her to die so that he can ... See full summary »

Director: Mukul Dutt | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Vinod Khanna, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 168

Five

14. Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971)

151 min | Musical, Romance

Yusuf lives a wealthy lifestyle with his businessman dad, Safdarjang, who is confined to a wheel-chair. When Yusuf's precocious nephew, Khalid alias Phirangi's tutor, Mrs. Albert complains ... See full summary »

Director: Harnam Singh Rawail | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Leena Chandavarkar, Pradeep Kumar, Baby Sonu

Votes: 98

Five

15. Dushman (1971)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama

Surjit Singh earns his living driving a truck, most of the time while consuming alcohol. One night he stops at Courtesan Chamelibai's, drinks, goes to bed with her, and gets up behind ... See full summary »

Director: Dulal Guha | Stars: Meena Kumari, Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Nana Palsikar

Votes: 135

Five

16. Andaz (1971)

166 min | Drama, Romance

Rajoo (Rajesh Khanna) and Sheetal (Hema Malini) are in love, and expecting some opposition from Rajoo's dad (Ajit), they marry in a simple temple ceremony. But Rajoo's dad vehemently ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Simi Garewal

Votes: 217

Five

17. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

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.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 19,262

Five

18. 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: 875

Five

19. Chhoti Bahu (1971)

Drama, Family

Radha lives with her widowed dad and is of marriageable age. Accordingly her details her provided to a marriage-broker, Avtar, who also doubles as a Ved (Village Doctor). He brings the ... See full summary »

Director: K.B. Tilak | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Nirupa Roy, Mehmood Jr.

Votes: 41

Four

20. Maalik (1972)

Drama, Family

Rajesh and Savitri are in love, and soon they get married. They soon realize that they have a number of differences, the main one being that while Rajesh is a devout Hindu and worships Lord... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Ashok Kumar, Deven Verma

Votes: 32

Four

21. Dil Daulat Duniya (1972)

Comedy, Drama

Udharchand Shikarpuri is a homeless man who lives in Bombay albeit under the roof of multi-millionaire Seth Kalidas, who six months away in his palatial house in Mussoorie. For the 4th time... See full summary »

Director: Prem Narayan Arora | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sadhana, Ashok Kumar, Helen

Votes: 45

Five

22. Bawarchi (1972)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran, Harindranath Chattopadhyay

Votes: 2,839

Five

23. Apna Desh (1972)

Action, Drama, Family

Akash is a honest and educated young man, employed by the Bombay Municipal Corporation as a clerk. He lives with his equally honest brother, his sister-in-law, a niece, Sharda, and a nephew... See full summary »

Director: Jambulingam | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Om Prakash, Jagdeep

Votes: 85

Four

24. Anuraag (1972)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Family

Bombay-based Rajesh lives a fairly wealthy lifestyle with his parents, mom - a housewife and dad - a rather parsimonious businessman, named Amirchand. One day while walking on the beach, he... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee

Votes: 63

Five

25. Amar Prem (1972)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.

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

Votes: 1,200

Five

26. Joroo Ka Ghulam (1972)

Comedy, Family

Kalpana and Rajesh have a chance encounter, which eventually leads to love. While Rajesh is poor, and lives all by himself, Kalpana comes from a wealthy family, and her dad, Shyamlal wants ... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Nanda, Rajesh Khanna, Sharad Kumar, Manisha

Votes: 59

Five

27. Raja Rani (1973)

Family, Romance

Widowed and with a small son, Raja, Janaki works as a maidservant with a wealthy man. When Raja falls ill, she has no money to get medicines, so she agrees to spend a night with her ... See full summary »

Director: Sachin Bhowmick | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, David Abraham, Iftekhar

Votes: 72

Four

28. Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Sunil is convicted of murder and is on the run. But the long arm of the law and his past finally catch up with him. Can he outrun his destiny for long?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Rakhee Gulzar, Prem Chopra

Votes: 329

Five

29. Namak Haraam (1973)

Unrated | 146 min | Drama

Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Simi Garewal, Rekha

Votes: 1,238

Five

30. Aap Ki Kasam (1974)

153 min | Romance, Drama

Rajesh Khanna plays Mumtaz's jealous husband who begins to doubt her fidelity when his best friend Sanjeev Kumar enters their lives. She is unable to convince Rajesh Khanna that she loves ... See full summary »

Director: J. Om Prakash | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Sanjeev Kumar, Rehman

Votes: 324

Five

31. Prem Nagar (1974)

200 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Karan Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle in a palace along with his widowed mother, an elder brother, Shamsher, his wife and daughter, Meena. His mother, Rani Maa, spent most of her time ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Prakash Rao | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Prem Chopra, Asrani

Votes: 80

Five

32. Ajanabee (1974)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Romance

Middle-classed young and dashing Rohit Kumar Saxena falls in love with wealthy and lovely Reshmi, and both decide to get married. Reshmi's dad, the wealthy Diwan Sardarilal is strongly ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Asrani

Votes: 114

Five

33. Aavishkar (1974)

107 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Amar and Mansi are in love, and decide to get married. They do so, and still continue to be in love. They get to their first wedding anniversary, and decide to hire a taxi-cab for a day, ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Bhattacharya | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Dina Pathak, Dennis Clement

Votes: 141

Five

34. Roti (1974)

Drama, Romance, Thriller

Mangal Singh (Rajesh Khanna) has been a career criminal, whose criminal career began to steal food and to keep from starving, and thence got him in deeper and deeper in the criminal world. ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Nirupa Roy, Sujit Kumar

Votes: 291

Five

35. Prem Kahani (1975)

149 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Rajesh Narain lives a poor lifestyle in a small town in British India along with his brother, Brijesh, Bhabi, and a niece, Munni. He attends college and has a sweetheart in wealthy Kamini ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Khosla | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 119

Five

36. Bundal Baaz (1976)

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Daydreamer Rajaram lives a poor lifestyle in a village in India along with his aunt and an unmarried sister, Malti, who has mortgaged their shanty house with Sukhi Lala so that she can ... See full summary »

Director: Shammi Kapoor | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Sulakshana Pandit, Farida Jalal

Votes: 35

Four

37. Mehbooba (1976)

134 min | Action, Drama, Family

A singer by profession, Suraj (Rajesh Khanna) gets stranded in resthouse in the coutnryside during a rainstorm. While there he experiences ununsual feelings, as if he has been there before.... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Prem Chopra, Asrani

Votes: 106

Four

38. Anurodh (1977)

Not Rated | 147 min | Family, Drama

Mr. Choudhary does not approve of his son, Arun, indulging in singing songs and music. He wants him to be a businessman like himself. Out of fear of his father finding out about his ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Ashok Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Asrani

Votes: 125

Five

39. Tyaag (1977)

Drama, Romance

Chetan and Sunita are in love with each other, and would like to get married. With blessings from their respective parents, they do get married and live a fairly harmonious life. They are ... See full summary »

Director: Din Dayal Sharma | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Prem Chopra, Sulochana Latkar

Votes: 22

Four

40. Aaina (1977)

150 min | Drama

Retired Ram Shastri is an upper-caste Hindu Brahmin who lives in a small Indian village and has a huge family which consists of his wife, Savitri, five daughters and three sons. In order to... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Mumtaz, Rajesh Khanna, A.K. Hangal, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 76

Four

41. Chhailla Babu (1977)

146 min | Romance

Rita (Zeenat Aman) is saved from a fatal fall while skiing by a local guide called Chailla Babu (Rajesh Khanna) in Kashmir. Rita finds Chailla in multiple avatars in the course of her tour ... See full summary »

Director: Joy Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Asrani, Om Shivpuri

Votes: 58

Four

42. Tinku (1977)

135 min | Drama

A heartwarming drama revolving around a young boy whose destiny brings him from the comforts of his home and loving parents in Beirut, to a life of destitution and loneliness.

Director: Kalpataru | Stars: Tinku, Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Rehana Sultan

Votes: 12

43. Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein (1977)

127 min | Drama, Family

Ravi (Rajesh Khanna) accidentally lands a job as postman in a remote village after being an unemployed college graduate for some Time. He meets a variety of people as he fits into rural ... See full summary »

Director: Meraj | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Asrani, Farida Jalal

Votes: 52

Four

44. Chakravyuha (1978)

130 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A young man fights spies to defend his country.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Neetu Singh, Vinod Mehra, Simple Kapadia

Votes: 31

Five

46. 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: 45

Five

47. 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

Four

48. 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: 31

Four

49. Thodisi Bewafaii (1980)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

Weekly 4pm visits? According to the film the son never met his father until toward the end of the film.

Director: Esmayeel Shroff | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Siddharth, Padmini Kolhapure

Votes: 73

Four

50. Red Rose (1980)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

Anand lives a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay in a palatial house, and runs a business 'Export India'. While shopping at Roopsagar Clothing Store, he meets one of the Sales Clerks', Sharda, and... See full summary »

Director: Bharathiraja | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Poonam Dhillon, Aruna Irani, Om Shivpuri

Votes: 127

Five

51. Phir Wohi Raat (1980)

Not Rated | 146 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery