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UPDATE - "Chennai Express" has become a box office category-5 Hurricane and smashed several records including highest paid previews, highest first day collections, highest second day collections, highest first and second weekend collections. fastest 100 crore collection, fastest 150 and 200 crore collections, first ever 225 crore collections becoming highest grosser of all time etc. hence we have to enter this film in our top ten biggest alltime blockbusters list.

3 Idiots is biggest hit of previous decade (2001-10) so now included in This List of Indian Film Industry's All-time blockbusters. Many film lovers told us they feel this list looks incomplete because no film from the 15 consecutive blockbusters of First superstar Rajesh Khanna is listed below. so, after due consideration we have added the first ever Indian Film Industry diamond Jubilee Aaradhna(1969) at 3rd spot(tied).We are very selective and all films listed below have dominated their respective decades so films should meet that criteria for inclusion in our list. Full article and list is continued below..

List of Indian Film Industry's Top Ten All-time Blockbuster Hindi Movies

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    Continued.. Below is the List of Indian Film Industry's top ten All-time biggest blockbusters in past 100 years of Hindi Cinema :--

Question:-Why Your Alltime Blockbusters list does not include films like , yeh jawani hai diwani, Ek Tha Tiger , Dabangg, Dabangg2, Ghajini, Don- 2 and Bodyguard which are amoung Biggest grossers of all time? (according to many "reliable" sources of current electronic media)

Answer :-Above mentioned films are not yet included in this list of Indian Film Industry's biggest Alltime Blockbusters because apart from earnings there are various factors which should be considered in naming any film ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER of the great Indian Indian Film Industry. Movies should have Long lasting IMPACT on masses and mindsets of people. Just a simple question may answer this..Can you think of any of your friends, colleagues or relatives who have not seen the movies SHOLAY and DDLJ? Hard to find..right? still many people (Middle aged and elder generation) have not seen 'Dabangg 2' and 'ek tha tiger ' movie yet and these films have not become topic of serious discussions amoung all generations... Sholay and DDLJ released in single screen days and no Multiplex boom was there, rates of tickets were one fifth of today's rates(This is the reason why even after running housefull for several months their total grossed amount is lesser than today's collections), still some of those movies had big Impact and became hugely popular hence qualify for our list of Greatest All time Indian Film Industry Blockbusters in past 100 years of Hindi cinema in India....


1) Sholay(1975)

This movie remains the Biggest Alltime Blockbuster of Indian Film Industry cinema because the amount of impact it had on Indian audience can't be matched by any other movie till date. Inflation Adjusted earnings(probably more than 600 crore rupees) of this movie also seems too high to cross by today's movies. Each and every dialogue of this movie became popular.

2) Mughal-E-Aazam(1960) / Mother India(1957)


Mughal-E-Aazam- A classic romantic tale of Salim and Anarkali played by legendary artists Dilip Kumar and Madhubala in "Mughal-E-Aazam" had packed houses for many months after its release. Melodious songs and great dialogues made "Mughal-E-Aazam" very popular.

Mother India

Mother India
- Coloured movie Released way back in 1957 connected well with the audience of rural India and liked by the most. (These two films were most popular and highest grossers of 1950s and 60s)


3) Hum Aapke hain Koun(1994) / Aradhana(1969)

Hum Aapke hain Koun

HAHK-This Romantic family drama brought back the music and love in indian films and showered the box office with unprecedented money and broke many records all over india. This movie still has the record of completing Golden Jubilee at most cities and cinema halls ever. It was the first movie to gross over 100 crores ever in Indian Film Industry History. This movie released when Madhuri Dixit was at the peak of her career and the topmost actress of Indian Film Industry at that time. Madhuri took away most credit for the success of "Hum Aapke Hain Koun". She is currently regarded as one of the All time greatest Actresses of Indian Film Industry history.


Aradhana was the first blockbuster of Indian Film Industry which completed a diamond jubilee(75 weeks) at Numerous centers all over country. This film's music is still very popular and the success of this film gave The indian industry its FIRST SUPERSTAR IN RAJESH KHANNA.

4) Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ)(1995)

Aditya Chopra's DDLJ was a smash hit and considered one of the best and biggest all time Romantic Movies of Indian Film Industry Cinema. This movie established Shah rukh khan and Kajol as top actors of Indian Film Industry and both became craze and overnight heartthrob of young generation.

5) 3 Idiots (2009)

Story and Life events of 3 college students connected well with young audience and this movie becomes biggest hit of the decade, subsequently entering in the list of our Top ten Biggest All time Indian Film Industry blockbusters.

6) Gadar : Ek Prem Katha(2001)

"Gadar : Ek Prem Katha"(meaning in english- "Revolt: A Love Story")-- This love story of an Indian Punjabi Boy and a Pakistani Muslim Girl, set in the year 1947 with the background of India-Pakistan partition tensions and sub-plot of religious communal clashes and Hindu-Muslim bitter violence, was well received by cheering audience in all parts of the country. This film received a huge opening at box office, its collections started showering money from the outset, This film instantly became a rage in the nation, especialy in Punjab its collections vere enormous. High voltage dialogues, top notch performances by Amrish Puri, Sunny Deol and Amisha Patel, gripping screenplay, Sweet songs, Melodious music and impeccable First-rate Direction helped this movie to become a humongous All Time Blockbuster of Indian Film Industry. Gadar was released in the same year when Aamir khan's 'Lagaan' and Shah Rukh Khan's 'Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham' hit the screens but Sunny Deol's Gadar set the screens on fire instantly after release and quite easily and comprehensively defeated the other two movies in terms of box office collections and popularity. If adjusted for inflation, no film was able to surpass Gadar's earnings for several years and it remained highest grosser of the decade untill "3 Idiots"(2009) crossed it in 2010.


7) Dhoom 2 (2006)

Multiplex boom and fast track adventurous theme made this Yash Raj Production a Huge All Time Blockbuster.

8) Chennai Express(2013)

- This Movie has become the Alltime biggest grosser of Indian film industry. Its success lies behind extensive promotions and Multiplex Boom. Shah rukh khan, Rohit Shetty and team promoted this film very broadly and extensively. It was promoted through video games, social media and networking websites, cell phone apps, mobile applications, costume auctions and heavy print, poster and tv promotions. Heavy promotins called-in the public which found the content of the film entertaining and paisa vasool. This 2 hour joyride has very high entartainment and classy production values including picturesque landscapes, lightweight comedy, limited and well guided action-stunts, superb screenplay, excellent visuals, well placed songs, brilliant direction by Shetty, great narration and great performances by khan and especially Deepika. Deepika is the one who is going to gain most out of this film ( Maybe first filmfare best actress award for her ). In its intial theatrical run Chennai Express crossed the earnings of INR 235 crore at domestic box-office. This film literally proved to be a box office category-5 Hurricane and smashed several records including highest paid previews, highest first day collections, highest second day collections, highest first and second weekend collections. fastest 100 crore collection, fastest 200 crore collections, first ever 225 crore collections etc. hence we have to enter this film in our top ten greatest bollywood blckbuster films' list.

9) Muqaddar Ka Sikandar(1978) / Ram teri Ganga Maili(1985)

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Muqaddar Ka Sikandar is considered to be Amitabh Bachchan's biggest Commercialsuccess in terms of Money Making. MKS was also the biggest Box Office Grosser of 1970s after Sholey


Ram teri Ganga Maili

Ram Teri Ganga Maili was legendary director Raj Kapoor's most succesful movie (commercially). RTGM was the most popular and highest grosser of 1980s defeating "Hero" , "Coolie"( both 1983) and "Mr. India" (1987). Later Only "Maine Pyaar Kiya"(1989) gave a tough competition to it's popularity and collections.

10) Maine Pyaar Kiya(1989) / Karan Arjun (1995)

Maine Pyaar Kiya

Maine Pyaar Kiya was musical smash-hit directed by Sooraj Barjatya. Salman Khan and Bhagyashree became nation's biggest heartthrob Overnight at the end of 90s.

Karan Arjun

Karan Arjun was Re-incarnation story directed by Rakesh Roshan. It completed Golden and silver jubliees at many centers. This success was achieved due to the movie's liking by huge combined fan base of SRK and Salman. Karan -Arjun had some melodramatic dialogues and scenes like Manmohan Desai's films but it still worked even in mid-90s. Karan-Arjun's script / screenply and cinematography is considered to be one of the best work in many years.




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