Hindi film industry popularly known as Bollywood, Tamil film industry which is also known as Kollywood and Bengali film industry known as Tollywood. There are many other regional film industries as well producing good cinemas. But the highest grossing Indian movies mainly belong to the Bollywood and Kollywood. In 1943 Gyan Mukherjee directed Kismet which became the first Hindi film to cross 1cr mark. Subsequently there are more movies released after this which crossed the 1cr mark. But it was Raj Kapoor’s Shree 420 which crossed Rs.2 cr mark. It is said that southern movie Enthiran featuring Rajanikanth is the highest grossing film In India it managed to earn a gross revenue of Rs.375,00,00,000. The second highest grossing Indian film is Amir Khan starrer 3 Idiots which earned total Rs. 339,48,00,000. Dasavathaaram, starring Kamal Hassan comes in the third rank of highest grossing Indian cinema with gross revenue of Rs.250,00,00,000. This is a multi language film so it did well in the South as well as in the North as well. The Southern film industry is rapidly growing and presenting some of the most commercially successful movies in the recent times.
Salman Khan starrer Dabangg is the fourth movie with highest grossing of Rs.212,00,00,000. This film was highly successful among all the generation in India. Ghajini by Amir Khan comes fifth in the list of highest grossing Indian cinema with collection of Rs. 189,45,00,000. The sixth and seventh position is earned by two movies featuring King Khan, My Name is Khan and Rab ne Banadi Jodi with collections of Rs.182,75,00,000 and Rs.157,89,00,000 respectively. Dhoom 2 by Yash Chopra earned the eighth place with total collection of Rs.149,77,00,000. Om Shanti Om starring Shahrukh Khan created a stir with its tremendous popularity and a huge collection of Rs.149,77,00,000. Ranbir Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai and Ajay Devgan starrer Rajneeti not only got positive critical acclaim but it also saw a huge commercial success with a total collection of Rs. 143,11,00,000. Other movies like Akshay Kumar starrer Rowdy Rathore has earned 128.76 cr, Salman Khan starrer Ready earned 121.26 crore and so on. Among the highest grossing Bollywood movies 3 Idiots has crossed 300 cr benchmark while other films like Bodyguard, Dabangg, Don2 and Ra. One, all have crossed 200 cr mark.
There is a new trend of 100 crore club in Bollywood which means movies earning Rs.100 crore in the Indian market will be in this club after cutting of entertainment tax. Amir Khan’s Ghajini was the first film to enter in this club smashing all the records set by others movies before. Amir continued his legacy with his great hit 3 Idiots and this film also got its place in the 100 crore club. Salman Khan was the second actor whose film has got an entry in this exclusive club. His Dabangg is the third film to get an entry in this category. Salman starrer Ready and Bodyguard have earned enough to secure an entry in the Rs.100 cr club. Ajay Devgan starrer Golmal 3 and Singham and Shahrukh’s Ra. one and Don 2 are also in this club.
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