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Top 25 Bollywood Movies of All Time

25 Bollywood Movies of All Time

Bollywood or the Hindi Cinema is just like a Roller Coaster ride. The ups and downs, the Enjoyment, and the most fun part, the Excitement gives a full package deal to a person. We not only love watching Bollywood movies but also connect it with our lives. Whether it is the King, the Bhai, the Khiladi or the Baba of Bollywood, they never fail to touch our emotions.

Since the first release of Bollywood “Raja Harishchandra” (1913), this industry has given a lot many motion pictures. On an average approx 100 movies are released on Box Office every year. With each Movie, comes an emotion which forces us to watch it before anyone else does. Amongst this collection lies some of the best evergreen movies. These are the ones which either gave us a great message, connected to our lives or had the perfect screenplay. Even though some of them are quite old, but it what they say “Old is Gold”.

So here’s a list of Top 25 Bollywood movies of all time which you can’t afford to miss. If you have that Bollywood Keeda in you go ahead and add these amazing films in your watch list.

Top 25 Bollywood Movies of All Time !!

25. Mughal-E-Azam

Year of Release: 1960

Box Office Collection: ₹55 Milion

Cast: Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Durga Khote, Nigar Sultana.

Mughal-E-Azam is a story set in late 16s during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It follows the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim and Anarkali (a court dancer). Salim’s father, Emperor Akbar, disapproves of the relationship, which leads to a war between father and son.

A full Bollywood Masala film with amazing drama and screenplay!!

24. Veer Zaara

Year of Release: 2004

Box Office Collection: ₹278 crore

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, and Rani Mukherji

Veer Zaara is known as the most romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra. Set against the backdrop of conflict between India and Pakistan, this epic romantic drama follows the unfortunate love story of Veer Pratap Singh and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani woman hailing from a rich political family of Lahore, who are separated for 22 years.

23. Chak De! India

Year of Release: 2007

Box Office Collection: ₹2.7 billion

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan and Chak De Girls

After a great loss to Pakistan, Kabir Khan is boycotted from the Hockey game. Later, he and his mother are driven from the society because of the annoyed neighbors.  After several years, to redeem himself, he becomes the coach of the Indian Women Hockey Team. It is the story of a Man and 16 Women who worked hard and achieved their dream of becoming World Champions.

22. Bombay

Year of Release: 1995

Box Office Collection: ₹580 Million (Lifetime)

Cast: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Tinnu Anand

The Movie is centered on the events occurred in Bombay (now Mumbai) during the period of December 1992 to January (1993). To be precise, it was based on the controversy surrounding the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, its subsequent demolition on 6 December 1992. This conflict increased the religious tension in the whole city and was perfectly portrayed in the movie.

In other words, it showed the perfect situation of the place during the Riots and that makes it a must-watch movie for all.

21. The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Year of Release: 2002

Box Office Collection: ₹25 Crore

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Amrita Rao, Sushant Singh, D. Santosh, Raj Babbar, and Farida Jalal.

The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a story of true Indian who took a stand against the British Raj. At the tender age of 23, he took up arms and with his views formed a group to attack the Britishers. Later, for this act of Independence, he was caught and Hanged till death.

In other words, the Movie depicts a true story of how the revolt Freedom started !!

20. Swades

Year of Release: 2004

Box Office Collection: ₹342 Million (Lifetime)

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Balal

The story is set with an India Mohan Bhargava (SRK) who works with NASA. He returns home with the intention of getting his mother back to the US as she is living in an old age home. Later, he finds out that she has shifted to a nearby village and traveled there with the same intention. Upon arriving at the village, he comes to know about the miserable conditions of the poor villagers and decides to do something for the village.

A true Motivational story !!

19. Guru

Year of Release: 2007

Box Office Collection: ₹2.5 Billion (Lifetime)

Cast:  Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Mithun Chakraborty, Arya Babbar

It all starts with a young man’s ambition and dream to make it big. Gurukant Desai (Abhishek Bachchan) moves to Turkey to learn Spice Trade and while doing so he impressed his manager. Further, he was offered a promotion which he declined and moved back to India to start his own business. After moving to Bombay, he sets a foot in cloth trading which later led to the creation of a big company “Shakti Corporation”. Gradually, the company enjoyed a great success and became the largest in the country. But this gave people to a point to sniff around and all the malpractices of the company came to the light.

P.S.- The movie is partially based on the real-life story of Business Tycoon- Dhirubhai Ambani

18. Paan Singh Tomar

Year of Release: 2012

Box Office Collection: ₹384 Million (Lifetime)

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill, Vipin Sharma

Ever heard of the Chambal Valley and its Goons? Well, this story will make you clear everything. The Plot depicts a flashback story of Paan Singh Tomar who joined Army. After doing so, he was accepted into the Sports field because of his Athletics skills. Singh participates in the Indian National Games and wins the gold medal in the steeplechase event 7 years in a row. Later he finds out about some disputes created by his brother which has taken a big form. He then retires from the army and changes himself into a Baghi to avenge his mother’s Death.

17. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Year of Release: 2013

Box Office Collection: ₹300 Million (Lifetime)

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Meesha Shafi, Pawan Malhotra

Based on the biography of the Flying Sikh “Milkha Singh”, this story reached many hearts. Bhaag Milkha Bhagg is a truly motivational movie depicting the scenarios of Indo-Pak partition. Even though Singh became a world-class athlete, his past haunts him and he starts losing the game. Moving forward, he tries to overcome this situation and once and for all.

This story shows a true spirit and patriotism of a person and that’s why it’s a must watch for all of us!!

16. Udaan

Year of Release: 2010

Box Office Collection: ₹3.4 crore

Cast: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor

Roughly based on the real-life story of Anurag Kashyap (Film Director). It shows the scenario of a 17-year-old boy who is expelled from the school. Later, he started working in his alcoholic father’s factory and took engineering classes in the evening. The frustration of being expelled makes his father frustrated which results in physical humiliation to him and later to his younger brother.

The movie shows how this kid fought to achieve his dreams even after all these bad situations. The Tittle indeed suits the movie !!

15. Lipstick under my Burkha

Year of Release: 2016

Box Office Collection: ₹26.68 crore

Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, Vikrant Massey

As the title says, this story is based on the freedom and desires of a woman. Showing the stories of 3 different women with 3 different men, this movie showed the real situations from which many of us goes through. If you have a little bit of idea of what these problems might be or would like to know about, then this movie is for you.

14. Queen

Year of Release: 2013

Box Office Collection: ₹108 crore

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon

The movie shows a journey of an under-confident Punjabi woman “Rani Mehra”, who was denied to get married by her fiance. Later, she goes on her pre-booked Honeymoon all alone and makes friends with Vijaylakshi. Rani learns a lot from her decides to take a tour of the city with her. She also meets some new guys who encouraged her in many different ways. After returning to Delhi, she is seen as a totally changed woman and later thanked her ex-fiance for leaving her. Because if it wasn’t for him, she wouldn’t have gotten over her social issues.

13. Black

Year of Release: 2005

Box Office Collection: ₹196 crore (Lifetime)

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee

The word “Black” here, doesn’t only mean the color, but the surroundings of a Blind and Deaf person. Michelle McNally (Rani Mukerji) is the girl with that disability who lost her eyesight and hearing skills at the age of 2 while recovering from an illness. Later, she learned these things under the guidance of Mr. Debraj Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan) and that too with a lot of difficulties.

The film shows some immense level of acting skills and a great story plot which not only touches our heart but also teaches us that giving up is not an option !!

12. Devdas

Year of Release: 2002

Box Office Collection: ₹1.2 Billion (Lifetime)

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Kirron Kher, Dina Pathak, Milind Gunaji

Devdas is an Indian Romantic drama Film based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel Devdas.

The film portrays Devdas (SRK) as a wealthy and a law graduate in late 1900’s. He returns India after completing his education and a will to marry his childhood love Paro (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). However, his family rejects his proposal of marrying her love which makes him a complete alcoholic which later became a mental and emotional problem or hm. Later in order to overcome this situation, he refuges with a prostitute Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit Nene).

11. Rang De Basanti

Year of Release: 2006

Box Office Collection: ₹970 Million (Lifetime)

Cast: Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Atul Kulkarni, Kunal Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Alice Patten, Soha Ali Khan, R. Madhavan, Waheeda Rehman

This is a story of 6 young friends who help a British filmmaker in completing her Documentary on Indian Independence Movement. The story starts with Sue (filmmaker) comes to India and with a mutual friend, finds this other group of friends who later on agreed to work in the film. However, while shooting some scenes, they all understood that their life stories are also somehow connected to the Freedom Fighters they were portraying. While this was happening, one of their’s friend’s Fiance gets killed in a plane crash and after an informal investigation conducted by them, t was discovered that it was all due to corruption.

A must watch-film that truly motivates and Luers the energy to do something in life !!

10. Dil Chahta Hai

Year of Release: 2001

Box Office Collection: ₹45 Crores

Cast: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, Dimple Kapadia

The movie is about Three childhood friends Akash, Sameer, and Sid. Their bond of friendship is so strong that even God himself can’t separate them. But it was all until they fall in Love and starts getting frustrated because of each other’s comments. All three of them a very different approach to the word Love and that was the main reason behind their conflicts.

In simple words, the story shows the true meaning of friendship !!

9. Taare Zameen Par

Year of Release: 2007

Box Office Collection: ₹889 Million (Lifetime)

Cast: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

The story revolves around a major problem in many students called Disleksia. Ishaan Nandkishore Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) is also the same kid who finds all the subjects difficult to study and fails in every exam. This 8-year-old kid feels humiliated all the time and is bullied by his friends as well. Later he is sent to a boarding school where he meets Mr.Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) – his new art teacher, who understood his situation and guided him to reach the top and fight the world.

8. Hera Pheri

Year of Release: 2000

Box Office Collection: ₹61 Crore (Lifetime)

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tabu

One of the most comedy movies Hera Pheri shows how these three unemployed people overcome their problem of money. One day they receive a wrong call from a kidnapper demanding money for a kidnapped child. Later they think about the situation a lot and plans to make money out of this deal.

A movie packed with a lot of drama and comedy, it always tickles you up.

7. Lakshya

Year of Release: 2004

Box Office Collection: ₹332.5 Million (Lifetime)

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sharad Kapoor

Karan Shergill (Hrithik Roshan) is just another guy from Delhi without any ambitions and dreams. He attempts the examination of Indian Military Academy and gets admission in the same academy. Still, his ambitions aren’t real as to what to do in future. He runs away in the middle of the session and meets his parents and Romi (Preity Zinta) who were so proud of him for getting in the IMA. But when they come to know his deeds they all get annoyed, which makes him feel that now he has to work hard.

6. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Year of Release: 2011

Box Office Collection: ₹153 Crore

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin

As the Title suggests, the movie is all about working on our dreams and live our days to the fullest. Three friends go on a vacation as one of them is about to get married. They all decide one place and a sport they want to do all their life. While doing so they meet many people and their perspective towards life change.

 5. Anand

Year of Release: 1971

Box Office Collection: ₹500 Million (Lifetime)

Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal

This is a story of a cancer patient Anand (Rajesh Khanna) who in spite of knowing his disease keeps a smile on his face and spread happiness. He went to see his Doctor who later makes him meet Bhaskar (Amitabh Bachchan) who is also a Cancer Specialist. Gradually, the became good friends and started sharing things with each other. With time Anand’s condition starts getting worst but instead of lying on a Hospital bed, he wished to roam around and help people. He also helps Bhaskar with his love life and gradually his life comes to an end.

And that’s where this dialogue came from “Zindagi Badi honi chahiye Babumushaye, Lambi nahi”

4. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Year of Release: 1995

Box Office Collection: ₹1.03 Billion (Lifetime)

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge or DDLJ is one of the most romantic movies of all times. It showed the power of true love and even gave the stars a new Identity.

Raj meets Simran in Europe and falls in love with her. But Simran is still unaware of the fact that he also feels for him and on the other hand her engagement was already fixed with her father’s Best Friend’s Son. When they both came to know of each other’s condition without each other the situation becomes miserable and flies all the way to India to take her Love Back.

With a lot of Drama and emotions, the story ends with a happy conclusion and also with the Dialogue “Ja Simran Ja, Jee Le Apni Zindagi”.

3. Sholay

Year of Release: 1975

Box Office Collection: ₹150 Million (Lifetime)

Cast: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Amjad Khan

Sholay is considered the best evergreen movie of the decayed. The story shows the life of 2 Bandits who helps the Thakoor of a village in getting Rid of another Bandit “Gabbar”. While doing so they both find the love of their lives and wishes to marry them when all this was over.

The movie which is seen by each and person even of this generation still never fails to amaze people with its amazing screenplay and dialogues.

2. 3 Idiots

Year of Release: 2005

Box Office Collection: ₹459.96 crore

Cast: Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Boman Iran

A story of 3 roommates turned friends turned Best friends shows the journey of how despite a lot of many problems they achieve their goals. Friendship at its level Best, they helped each other in each and every scenario. With great memories, they graduate the college and one of them leaves the group forever. The other two looks for him everywhere and one day gets the location. They meet him and the group becomes one again.

1. Bajirao Mastani

Year of Release: 2015

Box Office Collection: ₹3.56 Billion (Lifetime)

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Tanvi Azmi

The plot was set in the 18th century in the court of Marathas. Bajirao was selected as the new Peshwa of the kingdom. Further with this designation, he went on to conquer the land and even did so under the name of Marathas. Later, he meets Mastani Bai who seeks his help in freeing her kingdom from Mughals and falls in love with her. The story further shows the power of their love and the conflicts it brought with it.

One of the Must watch film with Great acting, directing and Screenplay !!

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