Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1973

by shrikant-narayanan | created - 19 Feb 2011 | updated - 25 Mar 2018 | Public

This list is as per the film's performance money wise at the box office in the particular year. The order is as per revenue collected. There are some years in which films which are regarded as classics post their release or have developed cult following among public over the years, have become box office flop at the time of their release.

The first 34 films awere hits and rest films in this list below were declared as box office flops and all of the films listed below were declared as classic good films except Joshila, Kashmakash, Shareef Badmaash and Hanste Zakham which were all having several flaws in them.

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1. Bobby (1973)

168 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Mr. Nath lives a very wealthy lifestyle in India along with his wife, Sushma, and a 6 year old son, Raj. Both he and Sushma lead a very busy life, so much so that they have no quality time ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Pran, Prem Nath

Votes: 1,504

2. Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Romance

Sunil is convicted of murder and is on the run. But the long arm of the law and his past finally catch up with him. Can he outrun his destiny for long?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Rakhee Gulzar, Prem Chopra

Votes: 375

3. Jugnu (1973)

Not Rated | 149 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A wealthy businessman moonlights as a philanthropist, robbin' the hood as it were.

Director: Pramod Chakravorty | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Pran, Prem Chopra

Votes: 158

4. Procession of Memories (1973)

164 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Three brothers are separated after their parents' murder. Years later, their only hope of avenging their parents and reuniting as a family lies in the song they learned as children.

Director: Nasir Hussain | Stars: Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Vijay Arora, Imtiaz Khan

Votes: 1,768

5. Namak Haraam (1973)

Unrated | 146 min | Drama

Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Simi Garewal, Rekha

Votes: 1,385

6. Come, Embrace Me (1973)

148 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Preeti lives a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay along with her widower dad, Heerachand, and is a medical student. While on a trip to Simla, she meets and falls in love with a Casanova, Prem, and... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Shatrughan Sinha, Om Prakash

Votes: 276

7. Zanjeer (1973)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tough and honest police officer clashes with a crime boss who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be his parents' murderer.

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Om Prakash

Votes: 3,389

8. Dharma (1973)

Action, Comedy, Crime

Chandan Singh is a dacoit living with in isolation with his followers Bhairav Singh, Mangal Singh and his wife Parvati amongst others. The police, led by Inspector Ajit Singh are fast on ... See full summary »

Director: Chand | Stars: Pran, Navin Nischol, Rekha, Ajit

Votes: 23

9. Kahani Kismat Ki (1973)

131 min | Action, Drama

A thief vows to go straight after one short prison term but severe monetary need forces him to commit a robbery on behalf of his employer, which leads to him being framed for a murder.

Director: Arjun Hingorani | Stars: Dharmendra, Rekha, Ajit, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 78

10. Manchali (1973)

131 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

The story is about a rich spoiled girl who does not want to get married and hires a husband.

Director: Raja Nawathe | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, Nazima, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 114

11. Loafer (1973)

Not Rated | 138 min | Romance, Thriller

Orphan Ranjit studies in a school where-by he is a trouble-maker; his pranks goes beyond the limit when he accidentally throws his classmate, Mohan over the school building killing him. He ... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Dharmendra, Mumtaz, Roopesh Kumar, Mukri

Votes: 119

12. Anamika (1973)

125 min | Mystery, Romance, Musical

A writer rescues a young woman lying injured on the road. She awakens with amnesia, but insists that she is the writer's wife. Is she the victim or the perpetrator of a devious plot?

Director: Raghunath Jhalani | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bachchan, Iftekhar, Asrani

Votes: 255

13. Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara (1973)

Adventure, Drama, Musical

Wealthy Deepak comes to the rescue of a village belle named Tara, marries her in secret, leaves her with a promise to return. When Tara finds out she is pregnant, and Deepak has abandoned ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Pran, Leena Chandavarkar, Rakesh Roshan, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 12

14. Abhimaan (1973)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

A popular singer convinces his new wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani, Bindu

Votes: 2,387

15. Gaddaar (1973)


A group of thieves hunt for the traitor who has disappeared with the loot from their last big heist.

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Yogeeta Bali, Pran, Madan Puri

Votes: 49

16. Black Mail (1973)

145 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Kailash, the manager of a power plant, is in love with Asha, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, while Kailash's uncle, a scientist, develops a new solar-powered energy formula that ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dharmendra, Rakhee Gulzar, Shatrughan Sinha, Madan Puri

Votes: 165

17. Raja Rani (1973)

Family, Romance

Widowed and with a small son, Raja, Janaki works as a maidservant with a wealthy man. When Raja falls ill, she has no money to get medicines, so she agrees to spend a night with her ... See full summary »

Director: Sachin Bhowmick | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, David Abraham, Iftekhar

Votes: 79

18. Heera Panna (1973)


Heera has two passions in his life, namely his love for Reema, an air-hostess, and photography. When Reema passes away during an airplane accident, Heera is left with only passion in life -... See full summary »

Director: Dev Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Zeenat Aman, Rakhee Gulzar, Rehman

Votes: 225

19. Chhupa Rustam (1973)

Action, Thriller

The Government of India had granted Rs.50,000/- to Prof. Harbanslal to conduct a study in the mountains bordering Tibet with India, called the Nangla Project. Harbanslal is sure that within... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Vijay Anand, Ajit, Prem Nath

Votes: 70

20. Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar (1973)


Sunil Mehta gets stuck in a giant ferris wheel with an attractive young woman all night due to power failure. He arrives home the next day, and meets a very suspicious wife, Geeta, who ... See full summary »

Director: Rajendra Bhatia | Stars: Radha Saluja, Kiran Kumar, I.S. Johar, Asrani

Votes: 82

21. Anhonee (1973)

127 min | Drama

After the tragic death of her dad, Dr. Rekha continues to live with her step-mother in Bombay, where she runs a Mental Institute. While traveling by train one night, they are accosted by a ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Tandon | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, Padma Khanna, Kamini Kaushal

Votes: 30

22. Heera (1973)

Action, Drama, Family

Heera lives in a small rural town in India with his father, a Magistrate, and housewife mother. He meets with the town's moneylender Dhaniram's daughter, Asha, both of them fall in love, ... See full summary »

Director: Sultan Ahmed | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Shatrughan Sinha, Farida Jalal

Votes: 22

23. Banarasi Babu (1973)

141 min | Drama, Thriller

Orphaned Sohan Lal is a wealthy businessman based in Bombay. While on vacation in Kashmir, he meets with beautiful Neela, and after a few misunderstandings both fall in love, and get ... See full summary »

Director: Shankar Mukherjee | Stars: Dev Anand, Rakhee Gulzar, Yogeeta Bali, Jeevan

Votes: 64

24. Jheel Ke Us Paar (1973)

142 min | Drama, Romance

Kulwant Rai's horse carriage runs over a child, and as a result, she loses her vision. Years later she grows up to be beautiful girl namely, Neelu (Mumtaz), and Kulwant Rai's son, Sameer (... See full summary »

Director: Bhappi Sonie | Stars: Dharmendra, Mumtaz, Prem Chopra, Mehmood Jr.

Votes: 77

25. Do Phool (1974)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A wealthy man attempts to deal with his unruly sons.

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Aruna Irani, Mehmood

Votes: 50

26. Honeymoon (1973)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Two close friends, Neelu and Madhu, agree that men cannot be trusted, and as such decide to dump their current boyfriends, and marry someone else who meets with the approval of their ... See full summary »

Director: Hiren Nag | Stars: Leena Chandavarkar, Anil Dhawan, Nazima, Suresh Chatwal

Votes: 29

27. Dhund (1973)

130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A traveler decides to assist a woman involved in a murder.

Director: B.R. Chopra | Stars: Navin Nischol, Zeenat Aman, Sanjay Khan, Danny Denzongpa

Votes: 429

28. Keemat (1973)

132 min | Action

Agent 116 Gopal is assigned the case to solve the mystery behind the missing of young women in Bombay.

Director: Ravikant Nagaich | Stars: Dharmendra, Rekha, Prem Chopra, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 42

29. Jaise Ko Taisa (1973)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Family

Look alike twins are separated at birth. One grows up as a farmer in tough surroundings, and hardwork; while the other grows up with a wealthy family. The one with the wealthy family is ... See full summary »

Director: Murugan Kumaran | Stars: Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Srividya, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 34

31. Kuchhe Dhaage (1973)

118 min | Action, Drama

In the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, particularly in the Chambal Ravine there are abundance of bandit gangs, chiefly consisting of Brahmans and Thakurs, both carrying on their age-old ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Khosla | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Moushumi Chatterjee, Kabir Bedi, Ritesh

Votes: 42

32. Naina (1973)

134 min | Drama, Romance

A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Director: Kanak Mishra | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rehman, Padma Khanna

Votes: 20

33. Dhamkee (1973)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The movie story deals with a CBI inspector who foils a diabolical plot of the uncle of a neighboring ruler from usurping the throne with the help of outside agents.

Director: Kalpataru | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Kumkum, Mehmood Jr., Ramesh Deo

Votes: 8

35. Hanste Zakhm (1973)

Drama, Romance

Somesh lives a very wealthy lifestyle with businessman dad, Banwari, and housewife mom. His dad runs a bank, Canara Bank, and wants Somesh to take an active interest in helping him, Somesh ... See full summary »

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Navin Nischol, Priya Rajvansh, Balraj Sahni, Jeevan

Votes: 66

36. Samjhauta (1973)

Drama, Family

Anil Dhawan plays Gopal who has been gifted with a wonderful voice and sings in the village drama company. With the encouragement of his sister he shifts to Mumbai where he is helped by ... See full summary »

Director: Ajoy Biswas | Stars: Anil Dhawan, Yogeeta Bali, Pradeep Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha

Votes: 9

37. Anokhi Ada (1973)

150 min | Drama, Romance

A ruthless gangster worms his way into the affections of a timber merchant. Using lies, deceit and murder he plots to usurp the place of the merchant's son, steal his inheritance and his girl.

Director: Kundan Kumar | Stars: Jeetendra, Rekha, Vinod Khanna, Padma Khanna

Votes: 36

38. Khoon Khoon (1973)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A Bombay cop tries to track down a serial killer who snipes at random victims.

Director: Mohammed Hussain | Stars: Mahendra Sandhu, Danny Denzongpa, Jagdeep, Faryal

Votes: 24

39. Achanak (1973)

96 min | Crime, Drama

A doctor must operate on a convicted murderer who is destined for the gallows. Running parallel to the medical drama are flashbacks to the events that led the highly-respected army officer to commit murder.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Om Shivpuri, Lily Chakravarty, Farida Jalal

Votes: 170

40. Kashmakash (1973)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Family

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Director: Feroz Chinoy | Stars: Feroz Khan, Shatrughan Sinha, Rekha, Padma Khanna

Votes: 11

41. Joshila (1973)

137 min | Drama, Thriller

Jailor Manmohan Krishan is responsible for looking after convicts undergoing sentences of rigorous imprisonment. He has a young, beautiful and captive daughter named Shalini. Shalini is a ... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Pran, Bindu

Votes: 86

42. Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973)

152 min | Action, Drama, War

War movie based on Operation Cactus Lilly in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh, Balraj Sahni, Padma Khanna

Votes: 111

43. Gehri Chaal (1973)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Thriller

Dharamchand is the Chair of Olympic Bank, which is due for a final audit by the 30th of the month. Shortly thereafter, his daughter, Hema, finds his dead body in his bedroom. She phones her... See full summary »

Director: C.V. Sridhar | Stars: Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Bindu

Votes: 105

45. Phagun (1973)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Shanta Dhamle lives a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay along with her dad, Shamrao, and mom, Ansuya. She incurs their displeasure when she falls in love and gets married to a poor and overly ... See full summary »

Director: Rajinder Singh Bedi | Stars: Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman, Jaya Bachchan, Vijay Arora

Votes: 45