Highest Grossing Hindi Movies of 1983

by shrikant-narayanan | created - 12 Feb 2011 | updated - 27 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 30 are hits and rest films in this list below were declared as box office flops and the rest of the films from the beginning were Superhits

All the films below are classics except Mahaan , Prem Tapasya, Coolie, Himmatwala, Mawali, Naukar Biwi Ka, Nishan , Nastik, Kalakaar, Jaani Dost, Andha Kanoon , Bandhan Kuchche Dagaon Ka, Taqdeer and Romance.

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1. Himmatwala (1983)

Not Rated | 179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A poor and wronged woman's son returns from the big city to avenge his father, a honest school teacher.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Sridevi, Jeetendra, Amjad Khan, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 285

2. Coolie (I) (1983)

Not Rated | 177 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

When Iqbal gets separated from his mother and brother by a flood, he becomes a coolie at Mumbai railway station. He then fights for the coolies rights and faces challenges from a businessman.

Directors: Manmohan Desai, Prayag Raj | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 2,159

3. Souten (1983)

160 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Shyam, a middle-class man, falls in love with a millionaire's daughter and marries her. However, as their relationship starts deteriorating, Shyam finds solace in the company of Radha.

Director: Saawan Kumar Tak | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Tina Ambani, Padmini Kolhapure, Prem Chopra

Votes: 202

4. Avtaar (1983)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

Avtaar Krishen lives a poor lifestyle with his wife, Radha, and two sons, Ramesh and Chander. He works in a factory and toils hard so that his sons can get the necessary education, and live... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Kumar | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sujit Kumar, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 583

5. Hero (II) (1983)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Romance

After his friend is imprisoned, a hitman kidnaps the daughter of the police commissioner by telling her that he is a police officer.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Meenakshi Sheshadri

Votes: 824

6. Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Family

Radha's husband becomes disabled post a car accident. To make ends meet, she unwillingly accepts a job as a nanny at a wealthy family's house. Complications arise when she learns the family's reason for hiring specifically her.

Director: Lekh Tandon | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Rekha, Raj Babbar, Madan Puri

Votes: 158

7. Justice Chaudhury (1983)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama, Action, Comedy

An honest and upright lawyer becomes a judge; marries his disabled daughter to a crook, and is blackmailed to compromise his judicial judgements.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Sridevi, Arun Govil

Votes: 83

8. Betaab (1983)

162 min | Family, Romance

A young man (Sunny Deol) and woman (Amrita Singh) fall in love, but face obstacles from their families.

Director: Rahul Rawail | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Prem Chopra, Sunny Deol

Votes: 543

9. Mawaali (1983)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Drama

Ramesh gets employ as an engineer in a factory own and maintain by the wealthy, Goyal Verma. Goyal has a daughter, Nisha who is of marriage-able age and who also is in love with Ramesh. But... See full summary »

Director: K. Bapaiah | Stars: Jeetendra, Sridevi, Jaya Prada, Prem Chopra

Votes: 79

10. Naukar Biwi Ka (1983)

Action, Drama, Comedy

Jagirdar Bishamber Nath a wealthy man disowns his son, police inspector Amar Nath for marrying against his wishes. In the course of his duties Amar sends a notorious criminal Pinto to jail.... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Kohli | Stars: Agha, Rajeev Anand, Raj Babbar, Brahmachari

Votes: 147

11. Masoom (1983)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama

A happy family goes through turbulent times because of a big mistake by one of the family members.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Jugal Hansraj, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 3,823

12. Andhaa Kaanoon (1983)

155 min | Action, Drama

Two siblings attempt to avenge the death of their parents. But the sister believes in the law while the brother believes in administering justice himself.

Director: Rama Rao Tatineni | Stars: Rajinikanth, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Amitabh Bachchan

Votes: 678

13. Jaani Dost (1983)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Two childhood friends face obstacles and challenges after they confront gangsters and each other.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Parveen Babi, Sridevi

Votes: 74

14. Nishaan (1983)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Family

When a villain tries to break the friendship of two friends, they realise that they are brothers and set out to take revenge against the people responsible for their separation.

Directors: Surendra Mohan, Sikandar Khanna | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Rekha, Poonam Dhillon

Votes: 47

15. Woh 7 Din (1983)

139 min | Drama, Romance

Maya, coming from poor family, is married to the affluent Dr. Anand; but she tries to commit suicide on the nuptial night. She tells Anand that she was in love with Prem whose ambition was ... See full summary »

Director: Bapu | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapure, Naseeruddin Shah, Raju Shrestha

Votes: 1,155

16. Jaanwar (1982)

Action, Adventure, Drama

A young woman (Zeenat Aman), who grows up in the wild, knows the secret of a lost treasure, and is also the heir to the throne. She meets with a young man (Rajesh Khanna) and both fall in ... See full summary »

Director: S. Ali Raza | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Pradeep Kumar, Pran

Votes: 47

17. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 13,550

18. Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye (1983)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Romance

Malati (Rati Agnihotri), a young girl from a middle-class family meets Suresh Ray (Mithun Chakraborty), who is the son of a well-known lawyer Dayashankar Ray (Danny Denzongpa). After dating... See full summary »

Director: Rama Rao Tatineni | Stars: Rati Agnihotri, Mithun Chakraborty, Rekha, Shreeram Lagoo

Votes: 51

19. Arpan (1983)

144 min | Drama, Romance

The Verma family consists of Mrs. Verma, the mother; Anil, the son; and a daughter named Vinnie. Anil loves Shobha, and hopes to marry her someday. While Vinnie loves Rakesh and also hopes ... See full summary »

Director: J. Om Prakash | Stars: Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Parveen Babi, Raj Babbar

Votes: 78

20. Mazdoor (1983)

170 min | Drama, Romance

A laborer-turned-businessman faces challenges after the marriage of his children.

Director: Ravi Chopra | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Nanda, Raj Babbar, Padmini Kolhapure

Votes: 110

21. Woh Jo Hasina (1983)

Not Rated | 121 min | Romance

Radhe Shyam is a widower and renowned masseur raising his daughter Hasina. When he is framed for the murder of a good friend and client by Seth Damodardas, he becomes separated from his ... See full summary »

Director: Deepak Bahry | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta Kaur, Pran, Kader Khan

Votes: 12

22. Shubh Kaamna (1983)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

Ratan (Rakesh Roshan) is a self-styled, and rather compulsive do-gooder. His manner often alienates him from his superiors and bosses, and he often ends up getting fired. He comes across ... See full summary »

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: Rati Agnihotri, Asrani, Utpal Dutt, Satyendra Kapoor

Votes: 17

23. Romance (1983)


British based Mr. and Mrs. Roy are thrilled when their son announces that he is going to marry a Caucasian woman. Soon they are blessed when a daughter, Sonia, is born. Tragically, their ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Kumar Gaurav, Poonam Dhillon, Anwar

Votes: 38

24. Nastik (1983)

Action, Drama

A devout Hindu priest's son sees his father murdered and his mother and sister burned alive. He becomes an atheist and vows to avenge his family's murders at the hands of an evil landowner and smuggler.

Director: Pramod Chakravorty | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Pran, Deven Verma

Votes: 373

25. Mahaan (1983)

181 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A lawyer goes into hiding after being falsely accused of committing a crime while his wife gives birth to twins. One of the twins is separated at birth, while the other twin grows up to become an inspector who is on his father's trail.

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman

Votes: 430

26. Prem Tapasya (1983)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Romance

Mohan Verma meets with attractive Devi and falls in love with her. His parents would prefer that he marry Anita, but he refuses to do so. He proposes his love for Devi, but Devi rejects, ... See full summary »

Director: Dasari Narayana Rao | Stars: Jeetendra, Rekha, Reena Roy, Prem Chopra

Votes: 27

27. Aasra Pyaar Da (1983)

150 min | Drama

Deep in the Punjab Village live two brothers Madan Lal (Navin Nischol) and Suraj (Raj Babbar). Madan is married to Sheela (Kiron Kher), and Suraj is in love with Kiran (Priti Sapru). Both ... See full summary »

Director: J. Om Prakash | Stars: Raj Babbar, Mohan Baggad, Kirron Kher, Mehar Mittal

Votes: 36

28. Humse Na Jeeta Koi (1983)

120 min | Comedy

Sunder Singh lives with his wife, Lajwanti, and three sons, Bheema, Kishan, and Vijay, in a small town in India. His two elder sons are slackers and up to mischief and wrestling. They find ... See full summary »

Director: Shibu Mitra | Stars: Amjad Khan, Randhir Kapoor, Raj Kiran, Asha Sachdev

Votes: 12

29. Taqdeer (1983)

Action, Drama, Romance

Widower Pratap Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle along with two married sons, Randhir and Ranvir. While Ranvir's wife continues to be childless, Randhir has a daughter, and his wife is ... See full summary »

Director: Brij | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha

Votes: 91

30. Rang Birangi (1983)

180 min | Comedy

Sparkling comedy about a meddling friend whose attempt to rekindle the spark in his friend's relationship with his wife of seven years leads to complications to their lives, and to the ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Parveen Babi, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval

Votes: 530

31. Sweekar Kiya Maine (1983)

170 min | Comedy, Drama

Gopika Sharma lives a middle-classed lifestyle along with her widowed mother in Bangalore. She expresses a desire to sing and is encouraged by her maternal uncle, Dubey, who takes her with ... See full summary »

Director: Zaheer D. Lari | Stars: Vinod Mehra, Shabana Azmi, Prema Narayan, Madan Puri

Votes: 25

32. Mehndi (1983)

Action, Drama, Romance

Gautam is an Officer in the Indian Army, and is very friendly with another Army Officer, Ajit Singh. Both are assigned tasks that take them to the battlefront. Gautam's senior officer asks ... See full summary »

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Vinod Mehra, Raj Babbar, Ranjeeta Kaur, Bindiya Goswami

Votes: 22

33. Achha Bura (1983)


Mohammad Sher Khan is a Pathan who has re-located to India from Afghanistan and befriends Phagwara-born Veer Singh. Both are quite naive, they steal a truck from a businessman who has 20 ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amjad Khan, Ranjeet, Raj Babbar, Anita Raj

Votes: 26

34. Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983)

140 min | Comedy, Romance

Kailashnath is a widower, and father of an only son, Ramesh. He feels that his son has come of age, and must get married. He goes to see a number of young ladies for him, but is ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Utpal Dutt, Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 621

35. Pukar (1983)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Drama, Musical

Although India obtained freedom from the British in 1947, Goa and it's territories are still ruled by the Portuguese. A group of revolutionaries want a free Goa and are thus wanted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Behl | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Randhir Kapoor, Tina Ambani

Votes: 323

36. Pasand Apni Apni (1983)


Sandeep Anand is a wealthy industrialist. He runs an organization, and falls in love with one of his employees named Geeta, who comes from a lower middle class family, and wants to marry a ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Utpal Dutt, Subbiraj

Votes: 89

37. Sadma (1983)

141 min | Drama, Romance

A head injury causes a woman to regresses to childhood. Lost and confused, she is eventually befriended by a school teacher.

Director: Balu Mahendra | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Gulshan Grover, Silk Smitha

Votes: 3,036

38. Ardh Satya (1983)

130 min | Crime, Drama

A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Votes: 1,623

39. Bade Dil Wala (1983)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Action, Crime

Amrit's generosity and kindness initially lands him in the bad books of a dancer; then in prison; and then as false son-in-law of a very wealthy man.

Director: Bhappi Sonie | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Tina Ambani, Sarika, Aruna Irani

Votes: 122

40. Chor Police (1983)

Crime, Action, Drama

Inspector Sunil Rana (Shatrughan Sinha) has been assigned the case of triple-homicide of the Sinha family, namely Mr. Sinha (Ashok Kumar); his son Inspector Rohan (Vinod Mehra), and Rohan's... See full summary »

Director: Amjad Khan | Stars: Shatrughan Sinha, Parveen Babi, Shakti Kapoor, Amjad Khan

Votes: 33

41. Daulat Ke Dushman (1983)


Sunil lives a middle-class life with his brother, Raju, and mom. Raju has fallen into bad company, and Sunil attempts to counsel him against this, but in vain, and as a result there are ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Rawal | Stars: Manu, Manjushree, Mehmood, Ajit

Votes: 18

42. Kalaakaar (1983)

Family, Romance

Poor and orphan Ravi Kumar is gifted with good singing attributes. He meets wealthy Radha Khanna and with her recommendation he lands his first singing assignment and this takes him to the ... See full summary »

Director: P. Sambasiva Rao | Stars: Kunal Goswami, Sridevi, Rakesh Bedi, Mehmood

Votes: 82

43. Razia Sultan (1983)

176 min | Biography, Drama, History

An account of the reign of Indian empress Razia Sultan and her love for her slave Jamaluddin Yakut.

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Parveen Babi, Pradeep Kumar

Votes: 186

44. Mandi (1983)

167 min | Comedy, Drama

Forbidden love, fraying loyalties and flagrant hypocrisy emerge when sanctimonious politicians drive a madam's brothel from the heart of Hyderabad.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 763

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