Every year, a new set of films are launched but only a few manage to become the highest-grossing movies ever. Recently, the South Indian film industry produced blockbuster films like RRR, KGF 2, Vikram, and many others. There are a couple of Bollywood films that made the cut as well. In this article, we’ll look at some of the highest-grossing Indian films that made it to the top of box office collections.
With a total take of 1,155 crores, Rajamouli’s RRR from 2022 defeated masterpieces like Secret Superstar, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and 2.0, making its place in the list of highest-grossing Indian movies. It earned over 903.68 crores in India, making it the third-highest-grossing movie in India. The movie starred N. T. Rama Rao Jr and Ram Charan as parallel leads. Also, the song Naatu Naatu became a big hit across the globe. M. M. Keeravani composed the song for RRR, which won an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, premiered on January 25, 2023, to a roaring box office response, that turned out to be a historic release for King Khan. In just two weeks, the movie made close to Rs 865 crore at international box offices. John Abraham and Deepika Padukone played the major parts in Siddharth Anand’s “Pathaan,” which also included them as co-stars. The movie surpassed Bahubali 2 to become the highest-grossing Hindi movie of all time. Baahubali 2 made Rs 510.99 crores, while Pathaan made Rs 528.29 crores. As of March 20, the film has grossed Rs 656 crores in India and Rs 1048 crores globally.
- K.G.F: Chapter 2
The movie KGF 2 from Sandalwood Cinema caused mayhem at the box office. After passing the Rs 1000 crore mark, it became the fourth Indian film to join the exclusive club. Yash’s movie gained cult status in India. K.G.F: Chapter 2 is focused on Rocky’s ascent after seizing control of the Kolar Gold Fields. The film surpassed the total collections of Rajamouli’s RRR to become the second highest-grossing Indian movie of all time.
- Ponniyin Selvan: 1
In 2022, Mani Ratnam, another well-known director, was capable of bringing audiences back to movie theaters. For his grandiose production Ponniyin Selvan, the talented director enlisted the support of actors such as Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, and others. The first of two parts, Ponniyin Selvan 1, released on September 30, 2022, went on to earn an astounding Rs 500 crore worldwide.
- The Kashmir Files
The Kashmir Files is directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The movie, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, and Pallavi Joshi, was the subject of numerous controversies both before and after it came out. It was based on the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from Kashmir in 1990. Yet, the movie still made an incredible amount of money—roughly Rs 345 crore globally.
With the suspenseful thriller Vikram, seasoned actor Kamal Haasan revitalized his career in the film industry. The Lokesh Kanagaraj-directed movie focuses on an undercover black ops leader who must reappear with his team in order to take down a drug cartel. In the action thriller, which also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil in key parts, Haasan raised the bar by executing some high-octane action sequences in addition to a compelling story. Vikram made a commendable Rs 425 crore worldwide.
Kantara, the action thriller directed by Rishab Shetty, was the biggest surprise of 2022. Kantara skyrocketed at the box office and ended up making Rs 400.90 crore globally thanks to its favorable audience and critic reviews. The unexpected success of the Kannada film inspired the filmmakers to dub and release it in other languages as well.