Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1986

by shrikant-narayanan | created - 13 Feb 2011 | updated - 10 Aug 2016 | 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 25 were hit and rest in this list below were declared as box office flops in India and in few as average grossers and the rest of the films from the beginning were Superhits.

All the below films in the list are regarded as classics except Jeeva, Zindagani, Avinaash, Nagina, Swarg Se Sundar, Locket, Love 86, Akhree Rasta, Asli Naqli, Dharam Adhikari, Ek Aur Sikander, Sinhasan, Karmdatta, Ilzaam, Mera Dharam, Begaana, Jaal, Dosti Dushmani and Aisa Pyar Kahaa.

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1. Karma (1986)

Not Rated | 193 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The BSO is a British oriented group who wants to take control of India. When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests there leader Dr. Michael Dang the authorities blast the jail... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Nutan, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 2,031

2. Nagina (1986)

Not Rated | 137 min | Fantasy, Romance

The film revolves around Rajni, a shape-shifting cobra who marries a civilian to avenge the death of her spouse at the hands of an evil saint.

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Prem Chopra

Votes: 934

3. Amrit (1986)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Family

Widowed Amrit and Kamala are ill-treated by their respective children and find solace in each other's company. As their bond strengthens, the two decide to separate from their families and spend their lives together.

Director: Mohan Kumar | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Aruna Irani, Daljit Kaur

Votes: 187

4. Janbaaz (1986)

Not Rated | 175 min | Action, Drama

Rana Vikram Singh (Amrish Puri) has two sons, Rajesh (Feroz Khan), a police officer and Amar (Anil Kapoor), a fun-loving playboy. Rajesh has gone through a traumatic experience of losing ... See full summary »

Director: Feroz Khan | Stars: Feroz Khan, Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Amrish Puri

Votes: 688

5. Adhikar (1986)

Drama, Family, Romance

Vishal and Jyoti come from different backgrounds, but fall in love, and in spite of oppositions from both the couples' sides, are married. After marriage, they settle down to some wedded ... See full summary »

Directors: Chitrayug, Vijay Sadanah | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Tina Ambani, Zarina Wahab, Bindu

Votes: 46

6. Naam (1986)

Not Rated | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Follows the story of Vicky, who gets entrapped in a criminal plot after he leaves his country for work.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Nutan, Kumar Gaurav, Sanjay Dutt, Poonam Dhillon

Votes: 1,034

7. Ilzaam (1986)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama, Family

Ajay is a street dancer and while people are watching his dance his fellow members manage to rob their houses.One day he decides to quit it as he was forcefully bought into this.Ajay saves ... See full summary »

Director: Shibu Mitra | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Raj Kiran, Anita Raj

Votes: 105

8. Swarag Se Sunder (1986)


Vijay is the head of the village living with his wife Laxmi he is looked with respect by everyone in village for the changes he has done to his village but Milavat Ram and Paanalal are ... See full summary »

Director: K. Bapaiah | Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Prada, Mithun Chakraborty, Padmini Kolhapure

Votes: 112

10. Shatru (1986)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Inspector Ashok Sharma is assigned to take over as Inspector In-Charge of a remote police station, which he does. Upon his arrival there, he comes to the rescue of a blind man and a widow, ... See full summary »

Director: Pramod Chakravorty | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana, Ashok Kumar, Raj Kiran

Votes: 47

11. Love 86 (1986)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance

Laxmidevi is a strict disciplinarian and stern mother, who rules over her palatial house with an iron hand. She has two daughters of marriageable age, one is Leena, and the other is Isha. ... See full summary »

Director: Esmayeel Shroff | Stars: Tanuja, Rohan Kapoor, Neelam Kothari, Govinda

Votes: 97

12. Aisa Pyar Kahan (1986)

Drama, Romance

This story revolves around three sisters. The first is Suraj's widow sister, has a grown son by the name of Kasturi, and lives with her unmarried brother, Suraj; the second is Sarita Khanna... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Sadanah | Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Prada, Mithun Chakraborty, Padmini Kolhapure

Votes: 39

13. Ghar Sansar (1986)

Comedy, Drama

Girdharilal (Kader Khan) is a very rich and wealthy man. He has made a number of enemies. One of his enemies asks a beggar to masquerade as Girdharilal for a price, to which the beggar ... See full summary »

Director: K. Bapaiah | Stars: Jeetendra, Sridevi, Kader Khan, Ranjeet

Votes: 75

14. Zindagani (1986)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

Anand is looking to arrest the woman who killed his father, unaware that she's his own mother.

Director: Prabhat Roy | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Ranjeet

Votes: 30

15. Dosti Dushmani (1986)

152 min | Action, Drama

The friendship of three best friends develops a rift due to a misunderstanding created by their common enemy.

Director: Rama Rao Tatineni | Stars: Asrani, Bhanupriya, Poonam Dhillon, Sowcar Janaki

Votes: 78

16. Nasihat (1986)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama

Indrani, a daughter of a multimillionaire Seth Ratanlal, falls in love with an ordinary but honest Dinesh and vows to marry him. Dishonest and cunning servant Mohanlal gets hurt to know ... See full summary »

Director: Aravind Sen | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Deepti Naval, Mithun Chakraborty

Votes: 34

17. Ek Aur Sikander (1986)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama

Ek Aur Sikander is a family drama, featuring Mithun Chakraborty and Rati Agnihotri in lead roles and supported by Anita Raj, Amrish Puri and Rakesh Roshan. Watch the full movie, Ek Aur Sikandar online, only on Eros Now.

Director: Bhaskar Shetty | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Anita Raj, Rakesh Roshan, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 21

18. Jaal (1986)

Action, Drama, Thriller

Shankar Verma lives a poor lifestyle with his mom, Shanti, in India after His father, Sathpal, leaves the family for a courtesan by the name of Meenabai. Years later, Shankar has now grown ... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Mehra | Stars: Rekha, Mithun Chakraborty, Mandakini, Moon Moon Sen

Votes: 115

19. Dharm Adhikari (1986)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The compelling story of honest and ethical Dharamraj of Nand Gaon village, whose very name instills fear amongst wrong-doers. Ironically, the very man whose family has been administering ... See full summary »

Directors: K. Raghavendra Rao, M. Madhusudhana Rao | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Jeetendra, Sridevi, Pran

Votes: 104

20. Swati (1986)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama

Sharda, a nurse and single mother, raises her daughter Swati as an independent, articulate young woman. Swati is a strong advocate of women's rights in a society where there is significant ... See full summary »

Director: Kranthi Kumar | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Vinod Mehra

Votes: 110

21. Dilwaala (1986)

160 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

When a MLA's son kills his wife, a man attempts to bring him to justice and hopes that his estranged sister a Judge, will support him in the cause.

Director: K. Muralimohana Rao | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Smita Patil, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 1,148

22. Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986)

Not Rated | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A man lives a poor lifestyle in a small town with his older brothers. He is unemployed and commits himself to be a wrestler, but he has to promise to be celibate until he is 40 years old.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Om Prakash, Amjad Khan

Votes: 1,630

23. Asli Naqli (1986)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

Seth Laxmi Narayan and his wife had a son who was separated at an early age. The only clue they have is that he has a locket around his neck. When Laxmi Narayan passes away, he leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Sudarshan Nag | Stars: Shatrughan Sinha, Rajinikanth, Anita Raj, Radhika Sarathkumar

Votes: 43

24. Singhasan (1986)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Maharaja Sharminder Bhupathi of Avanti and his wife, the Rajmata, would like to see peace in the region, and would like their daughter, Alaknanda, to marry the prince of Gandharva, Aditya ... See full summary »

Director: Krishna Ghattamaneni | Stars: Bharat Bhushan, Leena Das, Gulshan Grover, Jeetendra

Votes: 16

25. Anokha Rishta (1986)


Mary, an inmate of an orphanage run by nuns, is good at studies and is artistically talented, her education so far has been sponsored by a philanthropist. Her sponsor, a rich old man who ... See full summary »

Director: I.V. Sasi | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Sabeeha, Shafi Inamdar

Votes: 53

26. Aakhree Raasta (1986)

164 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-convict is bent on revenge against the people responsible for his wrongful imprisonment but is pit against his estranged son who is now a police officer.

Director: Bhagyaraj | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Jaya Prada, Om Shivpuri

Votes: 1,332

27. Samundar (1986)

144 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Honest police officer Surajbhan would like Rajeshwar Nath to provide all the material documents that can prove Raiszada Narsingh is a hardcore criminal. When Raiszada learns of this through... See full summary »

Director: Rahul Rawail | Stars: Sunny Deol, Poonam Dhillon, Anupam Kher, Roshni

Votes: 152

28. Karamdaata (1986)


Neeta, a daughter of Rai Bahadur, a rich industrialist, went against his wish and got married to a street smart Ajit. Unable to fulfill all of Ajits monetary demands Neeta commits a suicide... See full summary »

Director: Shashilal K. Nair | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Amrita Singh, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 23

29. Haathon Ki Lakeeren (1986)

139 min | Musical, Drama, Family

Geeta lives a poor lifestyle with her widowed mother in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, who works as a Nurse in a hospital run by Dr. Bhanu Pratap, while she herself sings and dances in a hotel. She is... See full summary »

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Jackie Shroff, Priya Rajvansh

Votes: 44

30. Dahleez (1986)

161 min | Action, Drama

Mrignaini and Shekhar love each other, but due to a misunderstanding, Mrignaini decides to leave him. She then marries another man. Her life comes crashing down when Shekhar reappears in her life.

Director: Ravi Chopra | Stars: Jackie Shroff, Raj Babbar, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Aruna Irani

Votes: 63

31. Begaanaa (1986)


Anand Mathur lives a middle-class lifestyle along with his sister, Asha, and retired Magistrate and widower dad in Bombay's suburbs and studies in Mithibai College of Arts. He wins the ... See full summary »

Director: Ambrish Sangal | Stars: Rati Agnihotri, Arun Bakshi, Mohan Choti, Leena Das

Votes: 38

32. Naseeb Apna Apna (1986)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

A domineering man marries his son to a simple village girl. But when she arrives at his house in the city, she discovers that he is already married to an attractive city woman.

Director: Rama Rao Tatineni | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Farha Naaz, Radhika Sarathkumar, Rakesh Bedi

Votes: 180

33. Locket (1986)

Action, Thriller

The emperor thwarts his intention of parting with his belongings to his lecherous nephew, Thakur Veer Pratap Singh and instead pledge everything to his grandson, Prince Anil. Before the ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Ahuja | Stars: Jeetendra, Rekha, Vinod Mehra, Rabia Amin

Votes: 45

34. New Delhi Times (1986)

123 min | Drama, Mystery

When a politician is killed, a journalist discovers that a member of parliament had the man assassinated. As his editor digs deeper, the complicity of higher-placed politicians comes to the... See full summary »

Directors: Ramesh Sharma, Romesh Sharma | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Votes: 184

35. Kirayadar (1986)

146 min | Comedy, Drama

Although scores of people migrate to Bombay, from all over India, most do not even have a roof to live under. Some who are lucky manage to find accommodations but pay very high rents, and ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Raj Babbar, Padmini Kolhapure, Utpal Dutt, Vidya Sinha

Votes: 85

36. Jeeva (1986)

123 min | Action, Drama, Music

Jeevan, who wants to be a police officer, becomes a Dacoit called Jeeva after his parents die.

Director: Raj N. Sippy | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Mandakini, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 62

37. Avinash (1986)

171 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A dealer of stolen goods and a singer, Avinash finds his life turned upside down when goons break into his house, assault his fiancée, Dr. Sapna, and his brother, Sumit; kill his mother; ... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Mehra | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Poonam Dhillon, Bindiya Goswami, Parveen Babi

Votes: 54

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