10 Highest-Grossing Bollywood Films Of All Time
Bollywood is one of the largest industries in the world when it comes to the number of films produced in a year as well as the number of people employed. So, naturally it caters to a wide range of audience across the globe. Some of its highest-grossers gets included in the highest-grosser films of the world. Today, we take a look at ten of them. Here’s presenting the 10 Highest-Grossing Bollywood Films Of All Time.
10.Bajirao Mastani ($56 Million)
Starting the list at number 10 is the 2015 epic historical romantic film Bajirao Mastani, which earned ₹358 crore ($56 Million) at the box-office. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film starred Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. Based on a true story, the film depicted the relationships between Maratha warrior Baji Rao I, played by Singh and his two wives, Kashibai, played by Chopra and Mastani, played by Padukone.
9. Dilwale ($61 Million)
The 2015 romantic action film Dilwale directed by Rohit Shetty grabs the 9th spot on our list which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. Earning ₹394 crore ($61 Million), the film revolved around two individuals, who fall in love but part ways due to a family rivalry, but meet again 15 years later when their siblings fall in love with each other.
8. 3 Idiots ($62 Million)
Next up on our list of 10 Highest-Grossing Bollywood Films Of All Time at number 8 is the 2010 coming of age comedy-drama film 3 Idiots. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film starred Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Based on the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat, the film narrated the story of three friends in an engineering college and their unorthodox way of getting educated, led by Rancho, played by Aamir Khan. Winner of five Filmfare awards, the film earned ₹395 crore ($62 Million) at the box-office. It has been remade in Tamil, Telugu and Mexican.
7. Chennai Express ($66 Million)
The 7th highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time is the 2013 romantic action comedy film Chennai Express. Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, the film was directed by Rohit Shetty. The story revolves around the journey of a man from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and his adventures when he falls in love with the local don’s daughter. It earned ₹423 crore ($66 Million) at the box-office.
6. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo ($67 Million)
Sooraj Barjatiya directed 2015 romcom film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo grabs the 6th spot on our list. Starring Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher, this film earned ₹432 crore ($67 Million). Reportedly inspired by the 2012 South Korean film Masquerade, which in itself is based on Anthony Hope’s 1984 novel The Prisoner of Zenda, it was released in Tamil and Telugu version as well. The story revolved around a prince who is replaced by his lookalike four days before his crowning and the events that followed.
5. Sultan ($91 Million)
Coming in at number 5 on our list is the 2016 romantic sports-drama film Sultan. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, it starred Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. Revolving around the lives of two wrestlers married to each other whose success/downfall creates a rift in their personal lives, this film earned ₹584 crore ($90 Million) at the box-office.
4. Dhoom 3 ($91 Million)
Next up at number 4 is the 2013 action-thriller film Dhoom 3, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and starring Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif. The third film in the Dhoom franchise, the film earned ₹585 crore ($90 Million), just merely beating out Prem Ratan Dhan Pao by ₹1 crore (roughly $150,000). The film revolved around its trademark cat-and-mouse chase – this time involving a circus entertainer turned thief who plans to rob a corrupt bank in Chicago in order to avenge his father’s death.
3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan ($98 Million)
Breaking into the top 3 of our list of 10 Highest-Grossing Bollywood Films Of All Time comes the 2015 adventure comedy-drama film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Starring Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddique and Kareena Kapoor Khan, it was directed by Kabir Khan. Earning ₹626 crore ($98 Million) at the box-office, the story of the film revolved around Bajrangi, played by Salman Khan, an unemployed Indian, who goes on a journey to take six-year-old mute girl Munni, played by Malhotra, to her home country in Pakistan, after she gets lost and separated from her parents while travelling.
2. PK ($120 Million)
The 2nd spot on our list goes to the 2014 satirical science fiction comedy film PK. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film starred Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani and Sushant Singh Rajput. Earning ₹792 crore ($120 Million), the two Filmfare award winning film revolved around an alien who visits Earth on a research mission but gets stranded due to not finding the remote control to his spaceship. As his stay continues on Earth, he befriends a TV journalist and starts questioning about superstitions and religious dogmas. His adventures and how he changes the lives of people around him is the crust of the story.
1. Dangal ($310 Million)
Earning ₹1,979 crore ($310 Million), the top spot on our list of 10 Highest-Grossing Bollywood Films Of All Time goes to biographical sports drama film Dangal. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film starred Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra and Sakshi Tanwar. The film revolved around the true story of an amateur wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, played by Khan, who trains his wrestler daughters, Geeta Phogat, played by Shaikh and Babita Kumari, played by Malhotra, and their journey towards the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
These ten films have smashed box-office records and remain the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time until some other films break their records. We can only hope some great film follows.