Longest running Bollywood movies

Do You remember movies that released the previous few weeks or months? Hard to recall, right?

It is hard for a movie to stay in our minds or in movie theatres beyond a couple of weeks or month because numerous of movies bombarded every week. But there are some timeless classics which are so close to our heart that we have seen so many times and are yet not tired!

Here we bring you a list of films that were screened for the longest time in theatres in the Bollywood history. Here's our list:

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1. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge – 1000 weeks and counting...

Release Date: 20th October 1995

Star:  Shahrukh Khan and Kajol

DDLJ is the longest-running film in the history of Indian Cinema.

2. Sholay – 286 weeks

Release Date: 15th August 1975

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

By some accounts, the film is the most popular and highest grossing Indian film of all time.

3. Kismet (1943) – 187 weeks

Release Date: 1943

Star: Devika Rani and Sashadhar Mukherjee

This was the first film ever to show premarital pregnancy, a villain and a double role, on-screen. 

4. Mughal-e-Azam – 150 weeks

Release Date: 5th August 1950

Star: Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, and Durga Khote

It is one of the most expensive movies of its time and created a benchmark in all possible departments.

5. Barsaat (1949) – 100 weeks

Release Date: 21st April 1949

Star: Raj Kapoor and Nargis.

Barsaat was one of the first major hits directed by Raj Kapoor.

6. Mohabbatein – 50 weeks

Release Date: 27th October 2000

Star: Amitabh & Shahrukh Khan

This film was the highest grossing film of the year 2000, worldwide.

7. Maine Pyar Kiya – 50  weeks

Release Date: 29th December 1989

Star: Salman Khan and Bhagyashree

In this movie, Salman debuted as a lead actor.

8. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai – 50 weeks

Release Date: 14th January 2000

Star: Hrithik Roshan and Amisha Patel

The romantic thriller was added to Limca Book of Records for the highest number of awards won by a Bollywood film.

9. Raja Hindustani – 50 weeks

Release Date: 15th November 1996

Star: Aamir Khan and Karishma Kapoor

Aamir Khan won Filmfare award in the best actor male category after being nominated for it for 8 years consecutively.

10. Hum Aapke Hai Koun…! – 50 weeks

Release Date: 5th August 1994

Star: Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit.

The film has been given the title of "the biggest blockbuster of the modern era" by BoxOfficeIndia


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