Top 10 Blockbuster Movies of 2016

Many movies were released in 2016, some exceptionally good; some did work, some did not but every actor needs to be praised for the breathtaking acting. Here is a list of 10 Bollywood blockbuster movies of 2016 that did amazingly well at the box office and made a hit out of boom! Because Bollywood is always set as the notion fireworks that does not only lights the Nation but defines the power of limelight.

1) Dangal


Dangal (English: Wrestling competition) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari and is top movie of 2016. It stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. Dangal started its journey at the box office on an exceptional note and registered the phenomenal business of 197.54 crores in its opening week.

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2) Sultan

Salman Khan’s Eid gift to his fans was a sports drama that chronicled the rise and fall of a wrestler. Released on 6 July, this Yash Raj Film (YRF)  banner movie earned Rs 300 crore in the domestic market. Almost everything about the movie was appreciated by critics, from Salman’s effort to get into the skin of the character to his chemistry with Anushka Sharma and from the storytelling to the music. The views of the critics were shared by the viewers too, which is why the movie became the second biggest blockbuster of year.




3) M.S Dhoni : The untold story


2016 was certainly the year sports movies performed tremendously well at the box office. Sushant Singh Rajput in the role of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s most successful skipper for limited overs, swooned everyone. The biopic raked in Rs 129 crore. Though the movie was bashed by many for not being true to the story of Dhoni, it still managed to garner footfalls at the halls and eventually became third highest blockbuster of 2016 with the win of the helicopter shot as the base to the story.


M.S Dhoni


4) Airlift

Akshay Kumar starrer Airlift that was inspired by real life events impressed viewers. It earned Rs 129 crore at the domestic market and became the first movie of 2016 to enter the coveted Rs 100 crore club. Released on January 22, Airlift had its plot woven around the biggest air evacuation carried on by the Indian government from war-struck Kuwait and grasped the fourth position in top 10 movies.




5) Rustom


Featuring Akshay Kumar, Ilena D’ Cruz and Lisa Haydon, Rustom took inspiration from the scandalous case of KM Nanavati vs the State of Maharashtra. Rustom became a box office success by earning Rs 127 crore at the ticket counters. Rustom is a naval officer who discovers the affair of his wife with a businessman Vikram and thus changing the whole story and ends up in murdering him.




6) Neerja

The Sonam-starrer “Neerja” has made box office income of Rs 121.43 crore worldwide in its three-week run. The film, based on the real-life story of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, movie saw a decline in its business in the third week, but overall, the film has put up a good run and motivated youth to some great extend  and became one of the top 10 Blockbuster Bollywood movies of 2016.




7) Ae Dil hai Mushkil

Despite being shrouded in controversy, days before its release Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil managed to enter the coveted Rs 100 crore. The multi starrer grossed Rs 112. 39 crore at the Box Office with the theme of one sided love starring Aishwarya Rai, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.

ae dil hai mushkil

ae dil hai mushkil

8) Housefull 3

The third installment of the Housefull franchise was the only comedy movie to enter the Rs 100 crore club in 2016 by earning Rs 107.70 crore. Interestingly, 2016 was the year when three of Akshay’s movies touched the century mark pointing that his stardom knows no bounds.

housefull 3

housefull 3


9)  Shivaay

The Diwali weekend of 2016 witnessed the clash of two biggies, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay. The film essentially rode on Ajay Devgn’s shoulders, with him as the principal character, the director, and the co-producer. The film collected Rs 100.25 crore at the Box Office and became one of the top 10 Blockbuster Bollywood movies of 2016.





10) Fan
Fan, directed by Maneesh Sharma, serves as a powerful example of cinema’s influence on society and individuals. It doesn’t back down from taking swipes at the established notions of fandom and stardom. Fan‘s cutting edge VFX is a first for Hindi cinema and perhaps a parallel can be drawn to what the Lord of the Rings proved to be for Hollywood. Fan‘s rather grim ending may have marred its prospects at the box-office but about ten years from now it will be remembered not for its ending but for its courage and cinematic vision and hence positioned itself on the 10th rank in Top 10 blockbuster movies.





These are the most demanding movies of this era that one just cannot afford to miss it. Every actor in his role personifies his character and gave a different way of seeing the world whether it be Sultan Ali Khan in Sultan, Neerja Bhanot in Neerja, Gaurav in Fan, Ayan in Ae dil hai mushkil and much more. These movies have won the hearts of many people.


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