7 top grossing Indian movies of all time

Tracing the history, birth and evolution of Indian cinema is always an exhilarating experience. Over the past hundred years, our cinema and its facets have evolved drastically. The development of technology has caused various changes in the different aspects of society.

Nowadays Indian movies are earning worldwide. Some of the top Indian movies grossing worldwide are as follows:-


It is the highest grossing Indian movie worldwide. The total production cost of this film was around 70 crore. It is a biographical sports drama film, directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Aamir Khan, with UTV Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures India. The film revolves around the Phogat family, telling the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers.

The film was a record-breaking commercial success. The film grossed ₹2,125.3 crore (US$330 million) worldwide, including $216.2 million in China.

Bahubali 2:The conclusion(2017)

It is an Indian epic action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli and written by his father K. V. Vijayendra Prasad. It was produced under the banner of Arka Media Works. The total production cost of the film was around 250 crore. The second part in the Baahubali franchise is to follow-up to Baahubali: The Beginning, serving as both a sequel and a prequel. The film is set in medieval India and follows the sibling rivalry between Baahubali and Bhallaladeva; Bhallaldeva conspires against Baahubali and has him killed by Kattappa. Years later, Baahubali’s son returns to avenge his death. The film grossed ₹1807 crore (US$330 million) worldwide.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan(2015)

It is an Indian comedy-drama film written and directed by Kabir Khan, co-written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and Parveez Sheikh, and produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh. Bajrangi, an ardent devotee of Hindu deity Hanuman, who embarks on a journey to take a mute six-year-old Pakistani Muslim girl, separated in India from her parents, back to her hometown in Pakistan. Made on a budget of 90 crores,

It grossed ₹969 crore ($150 million) worldwide.

Secret superstar(2017)

It is an Indian musical drama film, written and directed by Advait Chandan, and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao.

The film revolves around the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl who aspires to be a singer, uploading videos on YouTube while disguising her actual identity under a naqab, and her relationships with her mother, father and mentor. The film deals with social issues including feminism, gender inequality and domestic violence. Secret Superstar became one of the most profitable films of all time, grossing ₹965 crore ($154 million) worldwide on a limited budget of ₹15 crore.


It is an Indian satirical comedy-drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani and written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. It was produced under the banners Rajkumar Hirani Films and Vinod Chopra Films respectively. The movie speaks about the story of an alien who comes to Earth on a research mission but his remote gets stolen and sold to a godman. The alien then befriends a television journalist and in his quest to retrieve the remote, questions religious dogmas and superstitions. Produced on a budget of ₹85 crore (approx. $12 million), The film’s final worldwide gross was ₹854 crore (US$140 million). 


It is an Indian Tamil-language science fiction action film written and directed by S. Shankar and produced under the banner of Lyca Productions. In the Robot franchise, 2.0 is a standalone sequel to Robot (2010). The film is all about the conflict between Chitti, the dismantled humanoid robot, and Pakshi Rajan, a former ornithologist who seeks vengeance upon cell phone users to prevent population decline of Aerial creatures. Produced on an estimated budget of ₹543 crore (US$79 million), 2.0 is the most expensive Indian film to date. The film’s worldwide gross was ₹ 675 crores (US$ 100 million)


is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language sports drama film[3][4][5] directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. The film focuses on Sultan Ali Khan, a fictional pehlwani wrestler and former world wrestling champion from Haryana whose successful career has created a rift in his personal life. The budget of the film around ₹ 80 crores. The film has grossed ₹623.33 crore ($96 million) worldwide.


These were some of the highest-grossing Indian movies, But the list is not limited till here, It continues and will keep on increasing the future. Indian cinema is no longer confined to Bollywood now, It has advanced enough to compete in the international film making industry.

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