We are in the last leg of 2019. It was another full packed year for Bollywood with a number of movies making their way to the silver screen. There were movies that won the audience’s heart while certain big budget movies fell flat on box office. Here we have compiled a list of top 10 Bollywood movies of 2019 based on their lifetime box office collection.
List of Top 10 Bollywood Movies of 2019
War is the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2019 so far. Starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, and Vaani Kapoor, this action-packed movie was released on 2nd October 2019. Released under Yash Raj Films, War is the story of a soldier and his secret mission. The worldwide box office collection of the movie stands at Rs.474.51 crore. War is not only the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 2019 but it also holds the record of highest opening day box collection for a Bollywood movie in India. It collected Rs.53.35 crore on its opening day surpassing the record of Thugs of Hindostan which collected Rs. 52.25 crore on its first day of release.
- Kabir Singh
Directed by Sandeep Vanga, romantic drama Kabir Singh was released on 21st June 2019. The movie stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in the lead roles. In the movie, Shahid Kapoor plays the role of Kabir Singh who is an alcoholic surgeon. The movie shows to what extent a man can go for his love. It collected Rs.379.02 crore worldwide. It is the highest-grossing movie of Shahid Kapoor and his performance was critically acclaimed. The movie received ‘A’ certificate from Central of Film Certification(CBFC) and it is the only ‘A’ certified movie to gross more than Rs.200 crore in India.
- Uri: The Surgical Strike
Featuring Vicky Kaushal, Mohit Raina, and Yami Gautam in the lead roles, Uri: The Surgical Strike is the dramatized version of the surgical strike carried out by the Indian Army in retaliation to 2016 Uri attack. In the movie, Vicky Kaushal plays the role of Major Vihaan Singh Shergill. Released on 11th January 2019, the movie collected Rs.342.06 crore worldwide. The movie has won four national awards which include best director, best actor, best audiography, best music director. The movie is the directorial debut of Aditya Dhar. The opened to a great public response as well as from critics.
Bharat was released on 5th June 2019 on Eid featuring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the titular role. The movie also features Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff in important roles. The movie shows the life of a common man from the age of 8 to 70. The movie was a box office success earning Rs.325.58 crore worldwide. It is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and is based on Ode to My Father, a 2014 South Korean movie. Priyanka Chopra was originally cast opposite to Salman Khan but she opted out a few days before the shooting of the movie started.
- Mission Mangal
Released on 15th August 2019, Mission Mangal is based on India’s Mars Mission and depicts the life of scientists who played an important role in the mission. Directed by Jagan Shakti, the movie has an extended cast of Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, and Sonakshi Sinha. The movie opened to mostly reviews from critics and collected Rs.290.02 crore worldwide on box office. It faced tough competition from John Abraham’s Batla House on box office but eventually emerged as the winner.
- Housefull 4
Housefull 4 is the fourth installment to the highly successfully Housefull series. It is directed by Farhad Samji and stars Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, and Pooja Hegde in the main roles. This comedy movie was released on 25th October 2019 on the Diwali weekend. Although the movie got mostly negative reviews, it emerged as a winner on box office collecting Rs.270.96 crore worldwide. Sajid Khan was supposed to direct the movie but he stepped after sexual allegations by actresses Saloni Chopra, Rachel White and journalist Kma Upadhyay. Sajid Khan was replaced by Farhad Samji as the director.
- Gully Boy
Gully Boy is a musical drama film based on the lives of Indian street rappers. It is directed and written by Zoya Akhtar and stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. Released on 14th February 2019, the movie was critical and commercial success collecting Rs.238.16 crore worldwide. The movie got selected for the Best International Feature Film from India at the 92nd Academy Awards. The performance of the cast was praised by critics and audience. The music track of the movie was hit with the song ‘Apna Time Aayega’ becoming the anthem of Indian youth.
- Total Dhamaal
Total Dhamaal is another movie in the list of top 10 Bollywood movies of 2019. This movie is the third installment to the Dhamaal series directed by Indra Kumar. The movie has a huge cast including Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Esha Gupta. The movie was released on 22nd February 2019 and got mixed reviews from the critics. It earned Rs.228. 27 crore on box office. The movie is roughly based on It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 1963 Hollywood film. The movie got super hit status on box office India.
Chhichhore is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film having an extended cast of Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Naveen Polishetty, Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj Bhasin, and Saanand Verma. The movie revolves around the lives of seven friends from their college days to the present day. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, the movie got huge critical acclaim. It was released on 6th September 2019 and earned Rs.212.67 crore worldwide.
- Super 30
Starring Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur, Super 30 is based on the life of a mathematician Anand Kumar who is known for coaching underprivileged students for IIT-JEE. The movie was released on 12th July 2019 and collected Rs.208.93 worldwide on box office. The movie is directed by Queen fame Vikas Bahl. The movie got mixed reviews from critics but got commercial success on box office.
These are the top 10 Bollywood movies of 2019 so far. Some big movies are scheduled to be released in the last two months 2019. We have to wait and watch if any of the future release of 2019 will make it to the list of highest grossing Bollywood movies of 2019.