Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the most iconic films of Bollywood. The film was released in the year 1995. Made in 20 crores, this film did a record breaking business of 200 crores. The success and popularity of the film can also be gauged from the fact that one of its shows is still running at Maratha Mandir Theater in Mumbai. Even after 27 years of the film’s release, there is a show of 11:30 in the morning of Dilwale Dulhania, after which other films are shown. Apart from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, there are many Bollywood films that were in theaters for years. Let’s know about those films-
Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan starrer film Sholay is one of the best films of Indian cinema. This film was released in 1975. The film ran at the Minerva Theater in Mumbai for more than 5 years. Surprisingly, the audience who watched the film kept coming to see it even after years. Apart from Mumbai, this film was also shown for months in many other theaters of the country. The film was re-released in 3D on 3 January 2014. In the re-release also, it got more than 1000 screens.
The film Mughal-e-Azam, released in the year 1960, was in theaters for 150 weeks. In 3 years, the film had collected Rs 11 crore, which was very high according to that time. To buy these movie tickets, people used to line up several kilometers outside cinema halls, of which only a few would get tickets and the rest would return or wait for the next show. This film was the highest grossing film of that era. The film was re-released in 2004.
The film Kismat, which is said to be the first blockbuster film of Hindi cinema, was in theaters for a full 3 years. Ashok Kumar, Mumtaz Shanti, Shah Nawaz were in lead roles in the film. The film ran for 187 weeks at the Roxy Cinema in Calcutta.
Raj Kapoor, Nargis starrer film Barsaat was a blockbuster hit. This was the first hit film directed by Raj Kapoor. It was the highest grossing film of that era. The film was in theaters for two years.
Salman Khan, Bhagyashree starrer film Maine Pyar Kiya is said to be the most iconic film of Indian cinema. Made in just 2 crores, this film did a great collection of 28 crores. It was the highest grossing film of that year, which remained in theaters for a whole year.
The film Hum Aapke Hain Koun, which set a new parameter of earnings at the box office, proved to be a blockbuster hit. The film was the first film to earn 100 crores in India. This film was in theaters for a whole year. The film had a total collection of 127 crores.
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