More than a thousand films are made in India every year. Some of them are made by big banners and superstar artists while most of the films are made by small banners, low budget, average and new artists. It is not known whether such films were released or not. There are some big banners in Bollywood that have given superhit films.
One of the big banners is Yashraj Film Production. Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejaenge, produced by the banner in 1995, is the longest running film in the hall. The film ran for 1,09 weeks at the Maratha Mandir Theater in Mumbai for almost 20 years. Indian Online has prepared a report on 10 Bollywood movies that have been in the hall for a long time:
Sole: 286 weeks
Sole, released on August 15, 1975, is also a bumper hit. The film, directed by Ramesh Sippy, stars Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan and Jaya Bhaduri in the lead roles. The action film Sole ran for 286 consecutive weeks, or more than 6 years.
Dilwale will take the bride: 1009 weeks
Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejaenge is a 1995 blockbuster film directed by Aditya Chopra. Released on October 20 of the same year, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amaris Puri, Farida Jalal and others. All the songs of the film produced by Yash Chopra are popular. The film was screened at the Maratha Mandir Theater in Mumbai for 1,099 consecutive weeks, or about 20 years
Destiny: 187 weeks
‘Kismat’ directed by Gyan Mukherjee is also a bumper hit film. The film, made in 1943, was screened in some halls of Mumbai for 187 weeks, or three and a half years. The film starred Ashok Kumar, Mumtaz Shanti, Shah Nawaz and others.
Mughal A. Azam: 150 weeks
Released on August 5, 1960, Mughal A Azam ran for 150 consecutive weeks. Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhuwala, Dilip Kumar, Durga Khotel and others had acted in Janara’s epic historical drama directed by K Asif.