Sanjay Dutt best movies list – top box office hits
1. Rocky – 1981
Rocky was directed by Sunil Dutt and co-starred Tina Munim, Reena Roy, Ranjeet and Aruna Irani. Film tells the story of a son born to a man employed in construction business. He worked as a union leader and demanded several safety measures in the working nature. He was mysteriously murdered by rich people and made it look like an accident. Now his wife and young son were left alone in this world, due to the trauma his son was adopted by new couple. They raised him and renamed him as Rocky. After several years Rocky comes to know about his real parents and decides to avenge the death of his father.
2. Vidhaata – 1982
Vidhaata was directed by Subhash Ghai and co-starred Dilip Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar and Amrish Puri. Film was a big hit and earned INR16 crores at box office. Film tells the story of aged man living with his son and daughter in law. He is working as a engine driver with his best buddy. One day his son becomes inspector for local area but he was murdered by the local goon when inspector didn’t agree to co-operate with their illegal dealings. Now the father is enraged by this and kills few goons. But he was arrested by police and somehow escapes from the custody. His daughter in law dies while giving birth to a baby. Rest of the story is how he takes revenge against goons.
3. Naam – 1986
Naam was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and co-starred Nutan, Kumar Gaurav, Amrita Singh, Poonam Dhillon and Paresh Rawal. Film tells the story of two young brothers growing together in a poor family. Elder brother is a responsible one and sacrifices everything for his family happiness, younger son is a trouble maker and always lands in legal troubles. Younger brother decides to take more responsibility in family and goes to Dubai, rest of the story is about problems he faces in Dubai.
4. Jeete Hain Shaan Se – 1988
Jeete Hain Shaan Se was directed by Kawal Sharma and co-starred Mithun Chakraborty, Govinda and Mandakini. Film tells the story of three best friends living in same locality in Bombay. While helping local people they strained their relationship with local goons. Now one of the friends thinks that his friend’s father is responsible for the misfortune of his mother and family, hence he wants to teach him lesson. Rest of the story is about what happens to their friendship and local goons.
5. Taaqatwar – 1989
6. Hum Bhi Insaan Hain – 1989
7. Hathyar – 1989
Hathyar was directed by J.P.Dutta and co-starred Dharmendra, Sangeeta Bijlani, Rishi Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Asha Parekh. Film tells the story of protagonist coming to Mumbai with parents for finding a job. Local don’s brother helps the family in his business, despite of everything they can’t solve their problems and his father commits suicide. Having no job to feed the family he steals for the first time to feed the family and later he starts to involve in mafia.
8. Thanedaar – 1990
Thanedaar was directed by Raj N. Sippy and co-starred Jeetendra, Madhuri Dixit, Jayapradha and Kiran Kumar. Film was a commercial hit and earned INR8 crore at box office. Film is known for its super hit song “Tamma Tamma Loge”.
9. Sadak – 1991
Sadak was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and co-starred Pooja Bhatt, Deepak Tijori, Sadashiv Amrapurkar and Avtar Gill. The movie was a huge hit and become fifth biggest hit of the year. Film tells the story of a taxi driver, his sister eloped with her lover but the guy sold her to a brothel for money. She is diagnosed with sexually transmitted disease and commits suicide. Her death makes him traumatized and changes his life forever. Hero sees a girl in brothel who is trying to escape from there and decides to help her.
10. Saajan – 1991
Saajan was directed by Lawrence D’Souza and co-starred Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Laxmikant Berde and Kader Khan. Film tells the story of two brothers, elder brother is poet who uses pen name Sagar, younger brother is a womanizer. When his poems get published he becomes famous and there is a girl who loves him for his talent. Girl comes to see the poet but younger brother is smitten by her beauty falls for her. Poet decides to sacrifice his feelings and asks his brother to pretend as a poet. Rest of the story is heroine discovering the true poet and uniting with him.
11. Khalnayak – 1993
Khalnayak was directed by Subhash Ghai and co-starred Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Ramya Krishna, Anupam Kher, Raakhee and Neena Gupta. Film was a super hit and earned INR215 million at box office. Film tells the story of a gangster who was arrested by police Inspector, but the gangster escapes from the prison easily. Police inspector has a girl friend who is also a police officer, when the gangster escapes the police officer is blamed for negligence. Police girl friend decides to find gangster as an undercover street girl. She comes to know that gangster is a kind hearted person who landed in mafia because of poverty.
12. Daag: The Fire – 1999
Daag: The Fire was directed by Raj Kanwar and co-starred Chandrachur Singh, Mahima Chaudhry and Shakti Kapoor. Film tells the story of young man who comes back to his village to take revenge against those who were responsible for the death of his father. One day plans to execute his plan but by mistake he shoots at antagonist’s wife and she dies, the antagonist is traumatized and loses his memory.
13. Vaastav: The Reality – 1999
Vaastav: The Reality was directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and co-starred Namrata Shirodkar, Mohnish Behl, Reema Lagoo, Shivaji Satam and Paresh Rawal. Film was a huge hit and earned INR17 crores at box office. Film tells the story of young man who lives with his retired parents and banker brother. When they couldn’t get a job for long time they decide to open a pav bhaji stall. One day they accidentally kill the brother of local gangster, now they were chased by his gangster brother, hero kills both gangster and his goons. The rival gangster leader is impressed by his talent recruit him as hit man for their gang.
14. Mission Kashmir – 2000
Mission Kashmir was directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and co-starred Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni and Jackie Shroff. Film was a blockbuster hit and earned INR372.5 million at box office. Film tells the story of terrorist activities in Kashmir. One day son of local police superintendent meets with an accident and unfortunately there is fatwa issued by terrorist group in the area which forbid the doctors to treat police officers. The doctors refuse to treat his son despite of request and his son dies. Rest of the story is about how he fights terrorists and rescues a boy who later turns against him.
15. Jodi No.1 – 2001
Jodi No.1 was directed by David Dhawan and co-starred Govinda, Twinkle Khanna, Monica Bedi, Twinkle Khanna and Ashish Vidyarthi. Film was a super hit and earned INR28 crores at box office. Film tells the story of two friends who con others for money. One day they accidentally kill local gangster’s brother and run away from city. On their way they hear a NRI story who is going to Goa for working as a manager for wealthy man, now they decide to plan to impersonate him.
16. Kaante – 2002
Kaante was directed by Sanjay Gupta and co-starred Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Shetty, Mahesh Manjrekar and Malaika Arora. Film was a hit and earned INR320 million at box office. Film starts with a truck stolen and six Indians arrested as suspects of the crime. They were put in same cell and they plan to take revenge against police department by robbing the most secured bank in city. They successfully rob the bank and were chased by police.
17. LOC Kargil – 2003
LOC Kargil was directed by J.P. Dutta and co-starred Ajay Devgan, Armaan Kohli, Puru Raajkumar, Saif Ali Khan, Nagarjuna and Sunil Shetty. Film was made with budget of INR40 crore and earned INR68.93 crore at box office. Film tells the story of Kargil War between India and Pakistan in 1999. Film starts with Indian army radio operator killed by unknown armed men. Indian army sends more troops to find their lost battalion, despite of huge back up sent by Indian army head quarters they suffer major set back. The enemies have positioned themselves in a very strategic position and gain upper hand. Rest of the story is how Indian army defeats the Pakistan army.
18. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. – 2003
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. was directed by Rajkumar Hirani and co-starred Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh, Jimmy Shergill, Sunil Dutt and Boman Irani. Film was made with budget of INR10 crore and earned INR30.75 crore at box office. Film tells the story of a goon who wants to do MBBS. He is a goon who does any job to get money but his father believes that he is doctor. His family visits their old friend for marriage proposal but to their shock it was revealed that he is a local goon and not doctor, they insult protagonist and his family. Infuriated by the insult goon decides to do MBBS and rest of the story is about how he wins the heart of his childhood sweetheart.
19. Parineeta – 2005
Parineeta was directed by Pradeep Sarkar and co-starred Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan, Diya Mirza and Raima Sen. Film was made with budget of INR250 million and earned INR323.5 million at box office. Film tells the story of two best childhood friends who grow together and fall in love with each other. The guy’s father is against their love affair and plans to break up their love. He successfully creates series of misunderstandings between them and finally breaks them. Now the new guy enters girl’s family and helps the couple to realize their misunderstandings.
20. Dus – 2005
Dus was directed by Anubhav Sinha and co-starred Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Zayed Khan and Esha Deol. Film was made with budget of INR23 crores and earned INR40 crores at box office. Film tells the story of people working in Anti-Terrorist Cell and their mission to prevent a terrorist attack planned on the 10th May. Head of the police gets his own team different background and successfully averts the attack.
21. Lage Raho Munna Bhai – 2006
Lage Raho Munna Bhai was directed by Rajkumar Hirani and co-starred Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani, Dia Mirza and Dilip Prabhavalkar. Film was made with budget of INR120 million and earned INR1.19 billion at box office. Film tells the story of local goon who takes inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi. He falls in love with a radio jockey and she is planning a quiz contest based on Mahatma Gandhi. Goon kidnaps a professor and with his help he wins the contest and meets her. He starts to see spirit of Mahatma Gandhi and he advises him to use non violence path. Goon takes it seriously and follows it to solve all his problems.
22. Shootout at Lokhandwala – 2007
Shootout at Lokhandwala was directed by Apoorva Lakhia and co-starred Sunil Shetty, Amitabh Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi and Arbaaz Khan. Film was a super hit and earned INR689.3 million at box officer. Film story revolves around a shooting involving 400 armed policemen at Lokhandwala Complex in Mumbai. The police have surrounded a gangster who was hiding in the complex and he was killed in the shooting. But subsequently the police officers were charged for fake encounters.
23. Dhamaal – 2007
Dhamaal was directed by Indra Kumar and co-starred Ritesh Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Aashish Chaudhary. Film was made with budget of INR300 million and earned INR887.5 million at box office. Film tells the story of four friends who wants to make quick bucks. Their life takes a surprise turn when they bump into a dying underworld don who tells them about the treasure he hidden in Goa. They steal a car and start their journey towards Goa. There is a corrupt police officer who is following these friends just to get the money.
24. All the Best: Fun Begins – 2009
All the Best: Fun Begins was directed by Rohit Shetty and co-starred Ajay Devgn, Fardeen Khan, Mugdha Godse and Bipasha Basu. Film was made with budget of INR250 million and earned INR599.3 million at box office. Film tells the story of four people who want to make quick bucks, one of them is a car mechanic and he tunes the engines for performance. One day they plan to enter a illegal car race and make fortune. They need INR5 lakhs for their entry and they make INR50 lakhs if they win, having no source to finance they meet a rich loan shark for money and he gives them loan. To their shock they lose the race and own huge loan.
25. Double Dhamaal – 2011
Double Dhamaal was directed by Indra Kumar and co-starred Arshad Warsi, Mallika Sherawat, Riteish Deshmukh, Kangna Ranaut and Jaaved Jaaferi. Film was made with budget of INR350 million and earned INR680 million at box office. Film tells the story of four friends who one day see their enemy riding a luxury car and they are curious about his wealth. They follows him and catch him, they come to know that he is living off his wife’s property. They force him to make his business partners. They ended up robbing the money of local gangster and he is running behind these friends for revenge.
26. Agneepath – 2012
Agneepath was directed by Karan Malhotra and co-starred Hrithik Roshan, Rishi Kapoor, Om Puri and Priyanka Chopra. Film was made with budget of INR600 million and earned INR1.93 billion at box office. Film tells the story of young man taking revenge for the injustice done to his family. His father is a school teacher who is against selling villagers land to a local goon who is planning to run drug cartel in village. Infuriated by this goon kills a school girl and frames the teacher for murder, he convinces villagers and hangs the teacher for murder. Rest of the story is about teacher’s son taking revenge for the death of his innocent father.
27. Son of Sardaar – 2012
Son of Sardaar was directed by Ashwni Dhir and co-starred Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Juhi Chawla, Mukul Dev and Vindu Dara Singh. Film was made with budget of INR300 million and earned INR1.50 billion at box office. Film tells the story of two rival families, each family killing other family heads. There are two remaining sons of their families, one is waiting for the return of other family son so that he can avenge the death of his father. While visiting his village he meets a girl on train and falls in love, he also meets girl’s brother is also and he invites him to their house. Now he comes to know that he is in his enemy’s house but he can’t kill him inside the house as it is against their customs and hence enemy waits until he goes out of their house.