1966 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies: Veteran actor Dharmendra dominated the box office in the 60s with his Bollywood entry in 1960, but today we will only talk about the 5 highest grossing films of the year 1966, in which Dharmendra The film took the box office.
New Delhi. 57 years ago ie in 1966, many great films were released in theaters and proved to be successful at the box office, but today we bring for you a list of 5 films of 1966, which are among the top 5 films of the year. These were the highest grossing films, in which Dharmendra alone overshadowed the veteran actors of the time, Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar.
Phool Aur Patthar: Dharmendra’s ‘Phool Aur Patthar’ became the highest grossing film of 1966, directed and produced by OP Ralhan and written by Ralhan along with Akhtar ul Iman and Ahsan Rizvi. In this, Meena Kumari was seen with Dharmendra. Dharmendra plays the role of a criminal. This film made Dharmendra a star in Hindi cinema. Sasikala, Lalita Pawar, Madan Puri and Iftikhar are also in important roles in the film.
Sooraj: The film ‘Sooraj’ was the second highest grossing film of 1966, produced by S. It was produced by Krishnamurthy and T. Govindarajan and directed by T. Prakash Rao. The film features Ajit, Mumtaz, Johnny Walker, Lalita Pawar, Neetu Singh, Gajanan Jagirdar, David Abraham Cheulkar, Agha, Mukri, Mallika and Niranjan Sharma in supporting roles along with Rajendra Kumar and Vyjayantimala. The music of the film is composed by Shankar Jaikishan, the lyrics are penned by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri.
Mera Saaya: ‘Mera Saaya’ was the third highest grossing film of 1966 directed by Raj Khosla. Music by Madan Mohan and lyrics by Raja Mehndi Ali Khan. The pairing of Sunil Dutt and Sadhana was very liked in the film. This is director Raj Khosla’s third film with Sadhna after ‘Ek Musafir Ek Haseena (1962)’ and ‘Woh Kaun Thi (1964)’. It is a remake of the Marathi film ‘Pathlag’ (The Chase).
Teesri Manzil: Teesri Manzil was the fourth highest grossing film of 1966, directed by Vijay Anand and produced by Nasir Hussain. It stars Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh along with Laxmi Chhaya, Premnath, Prem Chopra, Iftikhar, Helen, KN Singh and Salim Khan. The film became a hit at the box office. Along with making a record of music and lyrics, it was one of the first successes of RD Burman’s career.
Love in Tokyo: Joy Mukherjee and Asha Parekh’s ‘Love in Tokyo’ was the fifth highest grossing film of 1966. It was a romantic comedy film, directed and produced by Pramod Chakraborty and upon its release, the The film proved to be a hit at the box office.