25 Best movies of Anil Kapoor

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1. Mr. India (1987)

179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri, Satish Kaushik

Votes: 14,851

One of the most iconic films ever. The film was the highest-grossing Indian film of 1987, and remains a cult classic in India.

2. Parinda (1989)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man's friend, a police officer, is assassinated by gangsters in broad daylight. He discovers that his elder brother works in the same gang and decides to avenge his friend's death by infiltrating the gang.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Madhuri Dixit

Votes: 3,269

Parinda received critical acclaim when released. It is considered by many to be the turning point in the introduction of realism in Hindi cinema. Parinda won two National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards, and was India's official selection for the 1990 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but it was not nominated.

3. Virasat (1997)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Pooja Batra, Milind Gunaji

Votes: 2,614

The story was adapted from the Tamil film Thevar Magan. Virasat was nominated for nine categories at the Filmfare awards and won seven of them, including Best Film critics and Best actor critics for Anil.

4. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)

Not Rated | 187 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Amrish Puri, Johny Lever

Votes: 15,577

The film is a remake of S. Shankar's own successful Tamil film Mudhalvan (1999). It was critically acclaimed and has since developed a mass cult following among audience. The film was a box-office failure, primarily because of poor marketing.

5. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 819,447 | Gross: $141.32M

Slumdog Millionaire was widely acclaimed, being praised for its plot, soundtrack and direction. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards in 2009 and won eight—the most for any 2008 film—including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It won seven BAFTA Awards including Best Film, five Critics' Choice Awards and four Golden Globes.

6. Mashaal (1984)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, Family

A chain of events changes Vinod's life - from honest journalist to black marketer to an underworld Don and a Racketeer in order to combat Vardhan.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 700

The film got positive reviews from critics. Anil won his first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actor category.

7. Lamhe (1991)

Not Rated | 187 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

When the young Viren comes to India for the first time, he is captivated by Pallavi. When he learns she is already spoken for, he returns to London a broken man. When he gets the news of ... See full summary »

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Anupam Kher, Waheeda Rehman

Votes: 2,735

Over the years Lamhe has become a cult classic.

8. 1942: A Love Story (1994)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama, History

A young Indian couple, both from wealthy backgrounds, find themselves caught up in the 1940's Indian revolutionary movement against their families whom are under the thumb a sadistic British general.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher

Votes: 3,319

9. Tezaab (1988)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A college student, who wants to join the army and serve his country, becomes a criminal due to unforeseen circumstances.

Director: N. Chandra | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, Chunky Panday

Votes: 2,104

Tezaab was critically acclaimed and garnered four Filmfare Awards from twelve nominations. Anil Kapoor won his first Best Actor award.

10. Call (2000)

176 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A notorious terrorist manipulates an Indian army major's jilted lover into helping him obtain a classified military code.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Namrata Shirodkar, Om Puri

Votes: 2,307 | Gross: $0.36M

The film was critically acclaimed but did average business at the box office. It won two National Film Awards, including the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and the National Film Award for Best Actor for Anil Kapoor's performance as Major Jaidev Rajvansh.

11. 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: 1,176

The film is a remake of the 1981 Tamil film Andha 7 Naatkal.

12. 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: 1,636

13. 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: 2,051

The film was a huge success at box office.

14. Ram Lakhan (1989)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Ram Lakhan is the story of two brothers who part ways due to their ideological differences, but how they come to each other's rescue as the story unfolds.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 2,513

15. Beta (1992)

Not Rated | 171 min | Drama, Romance

Raju, the only heir of a millionaire is brainwashed by his stepmother, for her greed of his entire property.

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Aruna Irani, Laxmikant Berde

Votes: 2,031

Beta was the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1992. It won five Filmfare Awards. Kapoor and Dixit won the Best Actor and Best Actress awards, respectively.

16. Meri Jung (1985)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Drama

Two top lawyers battle against each other while the whole city witnesses the battle.

Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Girish Karnad, Nutan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 1,282

17. Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Not Rated | 170 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Mehra family must contemplate over their way of living and their love lives while on a cruise celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Ranveer Singh

Votes: 16,513

18. Deewana Mastana (1997)

Not Rated | 140 min | Comedy, Romance

Chaos ensues when a small time crook and a mental patient tries to win heart of a beautiful woman with comical outcomes.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Juhi Chawla, Johny Lever

Votes: 2,593

19. No Entry (2005)

158 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Kishan and Sunny's life are troubled after their womanizing friend Prem sets them up with a hooker named Bobby, leading to web of lies and confusions.

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Salman Khan, Bipasha Basu

Votes: 11,475 | Gross: $0.68M

20. Kishen Kanhaiya (1990)

160 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Twin brothers are separated at birth and in adulthood, their identities are swapped.

Director: Rakesh Roshan | Stars: Vikas Anand, Bindu, Madhuri Dixit, Dinesh Hingoo

Votes: 651

21. 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: 691

22. Ghar Ho To Aisa (1990)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

The Kumar family consists of Ramprasad, his wife, Durga; their married son, Vijay, his wife, Sharda, their daughter, Pinky; a married daughter who lives with them, Kanchan, her husband, ... See full summary »

Director: Kalpataru | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Raj Kiran, Deepti Naval

Votes: 383

23. Laadla (1994)

169 min | Drama, Family

The headstrong owner of a factory, Sheetal, marries Raju, the union leader of the factory, to quell his spirit and teach him a lesson. In the process, she ends up learning a few lessons herself.

Director: Raj Kanwar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Raveena Tandon, Farida Jalal

Votes: 1,206

Laadla is the remake of Rajkumar's blockbuster Kannada movie Anuraga Aralithu (1986).

24. Mubarakan (2017)

PG-13 | 156 min | Comedy, Romance

Singleton Kartar Singh is left with the responsibility of raising his 2 orphaned nephews. He asks his brother to raise Charan and his sister in London to raise Karan. When the twins cross continents, they leave behind a trail of confusion.

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Athiya Shetty

Votes: 3,785 | Gross: $0.76M

25. Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999)

168 min | Drama, Romance

Not knowing what consequences she would face, a woman signs a 1-year marriage contract with a business tycoon to end her family's poverty.

Director: Satish Kaushik | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Kajol, Anupam Kher, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 1,619



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