Bollywood is the Mumbai based Hindi Film Industry in India. Rajaharischandra released in 1913 is the first feature film made in India while Alam Ara released in 1931 is the first talkie film of India. It has been nearly 100 years since the first film was made in India. During this time, many superhit films have been released. Here is the list of top 10 Hindi movies. The primary consideration for this list is gross collection, but other aspects of the film is also considered like technical values, trend setting, and other aspects.
1. Sholay – Sholay is the biggest hit of the Bollywood films. Sholay is the highest grossing film in India after adjusting to inflation. The film was directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by G.P. Sippy. The film was released on the Indian Independance day that is August 15, 1975. The starcast of the film is Amitabh Bachan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachan, and Amjad Khan. Interestingly, Amitabh is the biggest star of alltime in Bollywood. Sholay has been selected as Film of the Millennium by BBC India. In the 50th annual Filmfare awards Sholay was awarded with a special award called Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years.
2. Mughal-e-Azam - Mughal-e-Azam was relased in 1960. It was produced and directed by K. Asif. Star cast of the movie include Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, and Prithviraj Kapuoor. The film took nearly 15 years to complete and was a very high budget movie of that time. The film was the highest grosser in India until the record broken by Sholay in 1975. In 2004, a color version of the movie was released theatrically.
3. Mother India - Mother India was released in 1957 directed by Mehboob Khan starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raj Kumar. The film was Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film was the highest grosser at that time.
4. Guide - Guide was relased on February 6, 1965 directed by Vijay Anand and produced by Dev Anand starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. The film is based on the critically acclaimed novel, The Guide by R.K. Narayan. Guide was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Guide received seven Filmfare Awards.
5. Awara - Awara was released in 1951 directed and produced by Raj Kapoor starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis. The film was nominated for the Grand Prize of the Cannes Film Festival in 1953.
6. Ankur - Ankur was released in 1974 directed by Shyam Benegal starring Shabana Azmi and Anant Nag. It was the firstfeature film directed by Shyam Benega. Ankur belongs to the genre of Indian art films also known as Indian Parallel Cinema. The story of the film is based on a true story that occurred in Hyderabad in the 1950s. Ankur has won three National Film Awards and 43 other awards both in India and abroad. Ankur was nominated for Golden Bear at Berline Internation Film Festival.
7. Hum Aapke Hai Koun - Hum Aapke Hai Koun was released in 1994 directed by Sooraj Bharjatya starring Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit. It was the highest grosser film at that time. Music was one the reason for its success.
8. Dilwale Dulhani Le Jayenge - Dilwale Dulhani Le Jayenge was released on October 20, 1995 directed by Aditya Chopra starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. It was the highest grosser at that time. As of April 2007, the film had set a record by completing 600 weeks of continuous play in Mumbai theatres. It was listed among the only two Hindi Films in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
9. Lagaan - Lagaan was released on June 15, 2001 directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and produced by Amir Khan starring Amir Khan and Gracy Singh. Music of the film was scored by A.R. Rahman who won the Oscar Award for Slumdog Millionare recently. Lagaan was nominated for Academy Award for Best Foregin Language Film.
10. Deewar - Deewar was released on 24 January,1975 directed by Yash Chopra and produced by Gulshan Rai starring Amitabh Bachan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Neetu Singh, and Parveen Babi. Music of the film was scored by R.D. Burman, one of the all time great music directors of Hindi cinema. The film won seven Filmfare Awards including the Filmfare Best Movie Award.