Bollywood is the Hindi film industry based in Mumbai. The below list consists of the best 10 Hindi movies of all time, according to box office collection, technical values and critics. In fact, selecting the top 10 from such a big set of great movies is of course a tough job. Hopefully, this list will bring you the best of Hindi movies.
Sholay is a 1975 Indian action adventure film directed by Ramesh Sippy. It is considered among the greatest classic hits in the history of Bollywood, India’s Hindi film industry.
The first released, Sholay opened lukewarm response, but the word of mouth convinced movie offers viewers the opportunity to film, and soon became a box office phenomenon. He ran 286 weeks straight (more than five years) in a theater in Mumbai.
3 Idiots is a 2009 Indian comedy film directed by Rajkumar Hirani, with a screenplay by Abhijat Joshi, and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. After release, the film broke all box office records with the opening in India. It was the highest grossing film in its opening weekend in India and is the highest opening day collections of Bollywood movies. It was also a record for the highest net inflows in the first week in a Bollywood film. Within 10 days of its release, the film crossed the Indian rupee 1 billion in India and in 2009 became the first film to do so.
Om Shanti Om
Om Shanti Om is a 2007 Bollywood musical directed and choreographed by Farah Khan. It stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, while Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade and Kirron Kher feature in supporting roles. More than forty-two well-known Bollywood stars appear throughout the film, including thirty of them (excluding film stars) in a single song.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big Heart will take the Bride), also known as DDLJ is an Indian film. It was released on October 19, 1995 and was released nationwide October 20, 1995. The film, a romantic comedy marked the debut of Aditya Chopra management, and stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. Earn more than Rs 580 million in India and Rs 175 million overseas, the film became the biggest hit in Bollywood this year, and one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time. The movie remains the longest running film in Indian cinema history.
Lagaan is a 2001 Indian drama film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer for the film, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne play the supporting roles. Made on a budget of Rs. 250 million (US$5.5 million), the film was shot in an ancient village near Bhuj, India.
Mughal-e-Azam (The Greatest of the Mughals) is a 1960 Indian epic film produced under the banner of Sterling Investment Corporation Pvt Ltd. ( a firm owned by Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry) and directed by K. Asif. With its lavish production, K. Asif’s magnum opus took nine years and $2 million to finish. This was when a typical Bollywood film would cost around $20,000 only. The film broke box office records in India when released and held the record for the highest grossing film ever until the 1975 film Sholay broke its unadjusted record.
Mother India is a 1957 Hindi film written and directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raj Kumar. The film is a remake of Mehboob Khan’s earlier film Aurat (1940). The film was fifth Indo-Russian co-production, and was preceded by Pardesi (1957), also starring Nargis Dutt. In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. It was also listed among the only two Hindi films in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list (the other being Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge). The film ranks among the all-time Indian box office hits.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (A Match Made by God) is a 2008 Bollywood romantic comedy directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Raj Films. Shahrukh Khan stars in the film as mild-mannered office worker Surinder “Suri” Sahni whose love for beautiful, vivacious Tania “Taani Partner” Gupta (Anushka Sharma) transforms him into the loud and funloving “Raj.” It was released worldwide on 12 December 2008. Upon release, the film became a blockbuster, netting the sixth-highest opening weekend and fifth-highest opening week. At the end of its theatrical run in India, the film netted over INR 850 million, and is currently the sixth highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time according to net collections.
Bobby is a 1973 Bollywood film directed by Raj Kapoor. The film was widely popular, and widely imitated. It also represented the film début for Dimple Kapadia and the first leading role for Raj Kapoor’s son, Rishi Kapoor.
The movie is known to be a trend-setter in its own right. It introduced in Bollywood, the genre of teenage romance with a rich-vs-poor clash as a backdrop. Numerous movies in the following years were inspired by this plot.
Dabangg (Fearless) is a 2010 Indian action film, directed by Abhinav Kashyap in his directorial debut and produced by Arbaaz Khan under the Arbaaz Khan Productions. The lead actors in the film include Arbaaz’s elder brother, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of Shatrughan Sinha. The film marks the debut of Sonakshi as an actor, Arbaaz as a producer and Abhinav Kashyap, brother of director Anurag Kashyap, as a director. It also features Om Puri, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arbaaz Khan, and Mahie Gill in supporting roles while Sonu Sood plays the main antagonist. Malaika Arora appears in an item number. The theatrical trailer of the film was released on 23 July 2010. Dabangg was released on Eid, 10 September 2010 across nearly 1,800 screens in India and abroad.