Sunny Deol best movies list – top box office hits
1. Betaab – 1983
Betaab was directed by Rahul Rawail and co-starred Amrita Singh, Shammi Kapoor, Prem Chopra and Nirupa Roy. Film tells the story of young couple falling in love, the guy is from poor family and girl is from rich family. Guy’s father was a rich businessman but due to strange circumstances he loses his money and becomes bankrupt, he couldn’t take it and commits suicide. His best friend turns his back when he comes to know about his bankruptcy. He has a beautiful daughter who is in love with the protagonist.
2. Arjun – 1985
Arjun was directed by Rahul Rawail and co-starred Dimple Kapadia, Anupam Kher and Raj Kiran. Film tells the story of unemployed young man living with his father, step mother and step sister. One day he beats up several goons who were harassing the poor man. Infuriated by this local gangster warns his parents to take good care of his son or else he will kill him. Protagonist loses his temper and goes to gangster’s bar to beat him up. Suddenly he gains popularity in locality for his social services and rest of the story is how chief minister involves in the incidents.
3. Tridev – 1987
Tridev was directed by Rajiv Rai and co-starred Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Sonam, Madhuri Dixit and Sangeeta Bijlani. Film tells the story of young police inspector who is chasing an underworld don. He is in love with daughter of police commissioner. Heroine has a son who is a good hearted person but never tolerates criminals and beats them. The local don kills the father of police and makes it look like suicide. Rest of the story is how police discovers his father’s murder and taking revenge with the help of his likeminded friends.
4. ChaalBaaz – 1989
ChaalBaaz was directed by Pankaj Parashar and co-starred Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Anupam Kher, Pankaj Parashar and Shakti Kapoor. Film tells the story of twin sisters having different personalities. One sister is innocent and other is street smart girl. Both of them were separated at the birth and their uncle takes one girl, he kills their parents in a car accident. Due to strange circumstances they switch places and rest of the story is confusion created by them.
5. Ghayal – 1990
Ghayal was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and co-starred Meenakshi Seshadri, Raj Babbar, Amrish Puri and Moushmi Chatterjee. Film was made with budget of INR17.5 million and earned INR170 million at box office. Film tells the story of boxer living with his brother and sister in law in Mumbai. His brother is facing financial losses in his business but he keeps it as a secret from his family. One day he receives a phone call from his brother who was trying to tell something serious but phone gets disconnected. Protagonist’s brother is missing and police can’t find him anywhere. Rest of the story is how he finds out the reason behind his brother’s troubles.
6. Vishwatma – 1992
Vishwatma was directed by Rajiv Rai and co-starred Naseeruddin Shah, Chunky Pandey, Divya Bharti and Amrish Puri. Film tells the story of honest police officer who is chasing a underworld don operating from Kenya. Situation gets worse when police kill don’s brother in an encounter. Enraged by this don kills police officer’s brother and his family blames him for everything. His father disowns his son, rest of the story is about how police officer takes revenge.
7. Lootere – 1993
Lootere was directed by Dharmesh Darshan and co-starred Juhi Chawla, Pooja Bedi, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher. Film tells the story of young police officer falling in love with a girl. The girl is the only witness to see a crime committed by mafia don. He takes the girl to a safe place so that no one follows her. He fights the goons sent by the villain.
8. Darr – 1993
Darr was directed by Yash Chopra and co-starred Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Dilip Tahil and Anupam Kher. Film was made with budget of INR15 million and earned INR193 million at box office. Film tells the story of obsessive lover who is in madly love with a girl. Her mad lover expressed his love in many ways in collage but she couldn’t find out the mysterious lover. She marries a guy in Navy and goes to Switzerland for their honeymoon. Even in their honeymoon the mysterious lover follows the couple and tries to kill her husband. When her husband find out about his true identity they fight to death.
9. Jeet – 1996
Jeet was directed by Raj Kanwar and co-starred Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Tabu and Amrish Puri. Film was made with budget of INR5 crore and earned INR51 crore at box office. Film tells the story of a girl falling in love with a criminal. Though she dislikes him first she starts to love him for his kind heart, he decides to give up all his illegal activities for her. But she is forced to marry a gut who returned from USA, but after her marriage her husband comes to know that his father and uncle are involved in illegal activities. Now they give killing order to girl’s old lover but what happens next when he comes to know that he has to kill his lover’s husband.
10. Ghatak: Lethal – 1996
Ghatak: Lethal was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and co-starred Mamta Kulkarni, Meenakshi Seshadri, Danny Denzongpa and Amrish Puri. Film was made with budget of INR 40 million and earned INR440 million at box office. Film tells the story of a wrestler coming to city for treating his father’s throat and stays with his brother. He falls in love with a girl in the locality, but there is a local gangster who rules the area ruthlessly. One day he accidentally involves in a fight and beats up a goon, this infuriates the gangster and rest of the story is about clashes between them.
11. Ziddi – 1997
Ziddi was directed by Guddu Dhanoa and co-starred Raveena Tandon, Anupam Kher, Farida Jalal and Ashish Vidyarthi. Film was a commercial hit and earned INR292.5 million at box office. Film tells the story of hot tempered young man who lives with his parents, brother and sister. One day he sees a goon forcibly holding his sister’s hand and breaks his hand. After serving 4 years term in jail he comes back to society and forms his own tribunal of justice named “Deva Ki Adaalat”. They give justice to poor people and punish the wrong doers in their own way. Now the police are chasing his group and formed a special force for that.
12. Border – 1997
Border was directed by J. P. Dutta and co-starred Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Raakhee and Tabbu. Film was a blockbuster hit and earned INR610 million at box office. Film tells the story of Indo-Pakistani War fought in 1971. When the war started 120 soldiers of Indian regiment protected their post whole night in Rajasthan. They were attacked by mighty army of Pakistan and Indian army could not send any back up for their protection, they were on their own. However they successfully defended their post until next morning when the Indian air force comes to rescue.
13. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha – 2001
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was directed by Anil Sharma and co-starred Amisha Patel, Amrish Puri, Lilette Dubey and Suresh Oberoi. Film was made with budget of INR185 million and earned INR2.86 billion at box office. Film tells the story of a love story taking place during the partition of India. A Jatt Sikh truck driver falls in love with a Muslim girl. In riot Hindus and Muslims start to slaughter each other while the people try to move between countries. The truck driver sees a Muslim girl who failed to get on train, Hindu mob tries to rape and murder her, but she is saved by the protagonist. He dresses her like a Sikh girl and pretends not to be a Muslim. Rest of the story is about their childhood days told in flashback and their current plan to escape from angry mob.
14. The Hero: Love Story of a Spy – 2003
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy was directed by Anil Sharma and co-starred Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra, Amrish Puri and Kabir Bedi. Film was made with budget of INR500 million and earned INR2.99 billion at box office. Film tells the story of a spy working for Indian government. He organizes a new spy network in order to find out terrorist activities in Indian borders. There is a girl who is from his village and wants to join the spy network. He trains her as a spy and sends her to work as a maid in a suspect’s house. During this process he falls in love with the girl and rest of the story is about the protagonist averting the terrorist’s plan.
15. Apne – 2007
Apne was directed by Anil Sharma and co-starred Dharmendra, Bobby Deol, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty and Kirron Kher. Film was a commercial hit and earned INR450 million at box office. Film tells the story of ex-boxer who wants to realize his dreams through his sons. He has high hopes in his elder son and trains him for world boxing championship but due to financial problems he couldn’t do it. His younger son is a musician and releases his own music album. But when he comes to know about his father’s feelings he decides to quit his dream career and starts to train for boxing. His boxing career is going great and finally reaches the world championship but due to the cheating he is badly injured and hospitalized. Rest of the story is about how his elder brother steps in and wins the title for India.
16. Yamla Pagla Deewana – 2011
Yamla Pagla Deewana was directed by Samir Karnik and co-starred Dharmendra, Bobby Deol, Anupam Kher and Kulraj Randhawa. Film was a super hit and earned INR865.0 million at box office. Film tells the story of NRI married to a Canadian girl and lives with his wife, children and mother. NRI’s father ditched his family after his wife gave birth to younger son. Currently he and his younger son are residing in India and they con people for money. When NRI’s mother comes to know about her husband she asks him to bring her husband back. Rest of the story is NRI coming to India and reuniting with his family.
17. Singh Sahab the Great – 2013
Singh Sahab the Great was directed by Anil Sharma and co-starred Urvashi Rautela, Amrita Rao, Prakash Raj and Johny Lever. Film was a blockbuster hit at box office. Film tells the story of an honest man living with his small family. He is against corruption and injustice since his childhood days. In order to solve the problems he decides to become a collector. But despite of his sincere efforts he couldn’t do much to the society and loses his wife. He kills the goons and takes revenge for losing his wife, ends up I jail. Rest of the story is about how he changes his values from personal justice to social justice.