Sunil Shetty best movies list – top box office hits
1. Balwaan – 1992
Balwaan was directed by Deepak Anand and co-starred Divya Bharati, Danny Denzongpa, Avtar Gill, Tinnu Anand and Vikram Gokhale. Film tells the story of young man living with his mother and sister. He is an honest man and his acts infuriated the local gangster, he makes the whole village alienate his family. His sister is raped and mother dies. Protagonist is framed for the murder and arrested by police. Rest of the story is about he taking revenge against the gangster.
2. Waqt Hamara Hai – 1993
Waqt Hamara Hai was directed by Bharat Rangachary and co-starred Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka, Mamta Kulkarni, Anupam Kher and Aruna Irani. Film was a commercial hit at box office. Film tells the story of two couples in college. Protagonists become friends after few initial conflicts. But one day a group of terrorists leave a bag with nuclear missile device in first protagonist’s car and subsequently tries to retrieve their device. They kidnap the couple and ask their friends to deliver the device and get their friends back.
3. Dilwale – 1994
Dilwale was directed by Harry Baweja and co-starred Ajay Devgan, Raveena Tandon, Gulshan Grover and Paresh Rawal. Film was a Blockbuster hit and earned INR68 crores at box office. Film tells the story of inmate in mental hospital, story runs flashback. Mental patient once fell in love with a rich girl and kills her. He admits his crime and sentenced to death. Now the police are curious about his case and try to find out the truth behind it.
4. Mohra – 1994
Mohra was directed by Rajiv Rai and co-starred Akshay Kumar, Naseeruddin Shah, Raveena Tandon and Paresh Rawal. Film was a blockbuster hit at box office and became second highest grossing film of the year. Film tells the story of young man who is imprisoned for the murder of four people. Group of four criminals rapes and killed sister in law, protagonist fails to get justice in court because of a lawyer. He decides to take matter into his own hand and kills all of them. Rest of the story is a journalist getting him out and police inspector chasing him.
5. Gopi Kishan – 1994
Gopi Kishan was directed by Mukesh Duggal and co-starred Shilpa Shirodkar and Karishma Kapoor. Film tells the story of looking alike people with different characters. One of them is a gangster and other is a police officer. Gangster is in search of his father who deserted his mother. Police is a very soft person and can’t even shoot criminals. When gangster comes to know about looking alike police he starts to use his identity and gets famous.
6. Krishna – 1996
Krishna was directed by S. Deepak and co-starred Karishma Kapoor, Om Puri, Tinu Anand and Shakti Kapoor. Film tells the story of young goon who joins local gangster for bigger opportunities. There is a club dancer who lost her love in a plane crash, her lover is a look alike of young goon. She is happy to find her love alive but she realizes that he isn’t her lover. He saves her when few guys try to rape her. Rest of the story is about he taking revenge for personal justice.
7. Rakshak – 1996
Rakshak was directed by Ashok Honda and co-starred Karisma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre, Raghuvaran and Aruna Irani. Film tells the story of a gangster chased by police officer. Gangster is always neglected since his childhood days and he plans to take revenge against society. He invents a best method to print fake currency, he kills the present underwood don and becomes undisputed king of mafia. He wants to halt his crimes temporarily when he comes to know that his brother-in-law Asst. Superintendent of Police is visiting the city. When circumstances get out of hand he kills police officer family members and rest of the story if how he takes revenge.
8. Border – 1997
Border was directed by J. P. Dutta and co-starred Sunny Deol, Akshaye Khanna, Pooja Bhatt and Tabbu. Film was a blockbuster hit and earned INR610 million at box office. Film is inspired from Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. It tells the story of 120 soldiers successfully held their post all night against mighty Pakistani Army until they received air force support in the morning.
9. Bhai – 1997
Bhai was directed by Deepak Shivdasani and co-starred Pooja Batra, Kunal Khemu and Sonali Bendre. Film tells the story of two brothers coming from village to start their new life in Mumbai. They meet an honest lawyer and his daughters, with their help elder brother gets a job and sends his younger brother to school. There is a local gangster who wants to gain power in the locality, he kills the lawyer and protagonist’s younger brother witnesses the murder. rest of the story is about how he takes law into his hand to get justice.
10. Aakrosh – 1998
Aakrosh was directed by Lateef Binny and co-starred Shilpa Shetty, Girish Karnad and Suresh Oberoi. Film tells the story of a young police officer who was brought up by his mother. Due to his father’s illegal activities his mother leaves him and marries another man. After several years the son goes in search of his father, now the father wants to get sympathy for his deeds he blames a politician for everything. Now hero goes to find out the truth.
11. Hera Pheri – 2000
Hera Pheri was directed by Priyadarshan and co-starred Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Tabu. Film was a classic hit and earned INR172.5 million at box office. Film tells the story of young man living a rented house, he wants to make quick bucks. There is another guy who is seeking job from bank wherein his father works for years. Both ended up in renting a house together after initial conflicts. Rest of the story is they trying to make money in different ways.
12. Jungle – 2000
Jungle was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and co-starred Fardeen Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Sushant Singh and Rajpal Yadav. Film tells the story of young couple falling in love and before they get their parents approval they go for forest safari. Unfortunately they were kidnapped by a group of bandits and they are seeking ransom from the government. When the government delays the ransom the criminals start to torture the hostages. Finally they were rescued by the special task force.
13. Dhadkan – 2000
Dhadkan was directed by Dharmesh Darshan and co-starred Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, Mahima Chaudhry and Sushma Seth. Film tells the story of young couple falling in love, the guy is from poor family and girl is from a rich family. When her father finds out about their relationship he meets the guy and insults him. Girl can’t go against her father’s wishes and reluctantly agrees to marry the guy of his choice. The poor lover wants to take revenge and becomes big business magnet. He wants to tear down the business of his lover’s husband.
14. Qayamat: City Under Threat – 2003
Qayamat: City Under Threat was directed by Harry Baweja and co-starred Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Riya Sen and Isha Koppikar. Film tells the story of CBI officer trying to avert a terrorist attack. Pakistani general hatches a plan to extract money of INR 1500 crores from Indian government by threatening to send missile. The terrorists group have invented new virus which can be deadly if released in populated areas. They take control of a jail and 213 tourists as hostage for leverage.
15. LOC Kargil – 2003
LOC Kargil was directed by J.P. Dutta and co-starred Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Nagarjuna and Saif Ali Khan. Film was made with budget of INR40 crore and earned INR68.93 crore at box office. Film is inspired from Kargil War of India and Pakistan in 1999. The film starts with Indian army radio operator shot dead by mysterious men. Indian head quarters send several troops to know about their lost patrols. But despite several attempts they can’t find out, the Pakistan army men are strategically positioned themselves and have advantage over the Indian army. Rest of the story is about how Indian army regains their lost territory.
16. Main Hoon Na – 2004
Main Hoon Na was directed by Farah Khan and co-starred Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Amrita Rao and Zayed Khan. Film was made with budget of INR250 million and earned INR678.2 million at box office. Film tells the story of Indian army Major who tries to avert terrorist plans. Army Major’s father confesses to him that he has a son and wife from whom he maintained distance, while dying he expresses his last wishes to reunite with his family. Army Major was assigned a job to protect the daughter of his senior officer from terrorists. He joins a college in Darjeeling as an undercover cop where his younger brother is also studying.
17. Hulchul – 2004
Hulchul was directed by Priyadarshan and co-starred Akshaye Khanna, Amrish Puri, Kareena Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Arshad Warsi. Film tells the story of rich man living with his four children and wife. One day he decides to marry his elder son with a girl but girl’s mother opposes this proposal. Despite of her opposition he decides to go with marriage but girl was kidnapped by her mother and brothers. In the process rich man kills a man goes to prison for 14 years. Now he is completely a changed man who hates women forever. Rest of the story is how he changes over a time.
18. Dus – 2005
Dus was directed by Anubhav Sinha and co-starred Sanjay Dutt, 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 senior officer at Anti-Terrorist Cell who worked under most stressful conditions for 7 days to avert terrorist attack. Antagonist is planning to make an attack on Indian soil with an intention to kill around 25 thousand people. Protagonist gets some clues about it and starts his own unofficial investigation.
19. Chup Chup Ke – 2006
Chup Chup Ke was directed by Priyadarshan and co-starred Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Susma Reddy. Film was made with budget of INR170 million and earned INR429.8 million at box office. Film tells the story of a young man who can’t manage his finance properly. He calls off his engagement and jumps into sea to commit suicide so that his parents can have his insurance money. Luckily he was saved by the fisher men and they also sell him to as loan shark to whom they owe huge money. Protagonist knows these games and plays along, he plays mute and the loan shark wants him to marry his niece who is mute, but not deaf.
20. Phir Hera Pheri – 2006
Phir Hera Pheri was directed by Neeraj Vora and co-starred Akshay Kumar, Bipasha Basu, Paresh Rawal and Rimi Sen. Film was made with budget of INR200 million and earned INR1.04 billion at box office. Film tells the story of three friends who made much money earlier have lost something in their life. They are rich and living in a luxury bungalow but they are still greedy, one day they meet a girl who promises to double their money. They invest their full savings and also barrow from local goon to double their money. Rest of the story is about how they are cheated by the girl and their struggle to get the money back.
21. Shootout at Lokhandwala – 2007
Shootout at Lokhandwala was directed by Apoorva Lakhia and co-starred Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi and Arbaaz Khan. Film was a huge success and earned INR689.3 million at box office. Film tells the story of shootout happened at Lokhandwala Complex in 1991. The Additional commissioner of police of Mumbai covers the Lokhandwala Complex where the gangster was hiding. There were 400 armed police and they fired 3000 rounds of ammunition to kill the gangster. Rest of the story is about police officers blamed for unnecessarily killing gangster.
22. Dus Kahaniyaan – 2007
Dus Kahaniyaan was directed by six different directors and co-starred Diya Mirza, Arbaaz Khan, Jimmy Shergill and Amrita Singh. Film was made with budget of INR200 million and earned INR350 million at box office. Film tells ten short stories, many of them have supernatural elements and twist ends.
23. De Dana Dan – 2009
De Dana Dan was directed by Priyadarshan and co-starred Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy. Film tells the story of two friends who are unlucky in money and lucky in love affairs. One of them is a car driver who works for a rich person as per the conditions of his father. Other guy works as a courier guy. They fall in love with rich girls who have put a strange condition to marry, they will accept the marriage proposal only if they make much money.