longest hindi movies

Listing out the ten longest duration films of Hindi cinema wasn’t a difficult task. Making a film stretching over three hours and keeping the audience glued to their seats is no mean feat. It was only Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker that had two intervals as it was the showman’s most ambitious project which unfortunately bombed. However, this movie was re-released after his death and it was a big hit. When it comes to the box-office collections, it has been a mixed bag for these films mentioned below –

Movie Release Year Running Time Director Budget Box office
LOC: Kargil 2003 4hrs 15mins JP Dutta 40 Crores 68.93 Crores
Sangam 1964 3hrs 52mins Raj Kapoor N/A 4 Crores(1964)
Mera Naam Joker 1970 3hrs 44mins Raj Kapoor N/A N/A
Lagaan 2001 3hrs 44mins Ashutosh Gowarikar 25 Crores 57.8 Crores
Salaam-E-Ishq 2007 3hrs 36mins Nikhil Advani 35 Crores 30 Crores
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham 2001 3hrs 30mins Karan Johar 40 Crores 117 Crores
Swades 2004 3hrs 30mins Ashutosh Gowarikar N/A 22 Crores
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero 2005 3hrs 28mins Shyam Benegal 30 Crores 24 Crores
Waqt 1965 3hrs 26mins Yash Chopra N/A N/A
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun 1994 3hrs 26mins Sooraj Barjatya 4.2 Crores 135 Crores

Biggest hit in the above list of movies was Hum Aapke Hain Kaun which was made with a modest budget but was a big hit at box office with a huge 135 crores collection. The biggest flops were Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero and Salaam-E-Ishq. My personal favorite amongst them are Waqt and Mera Naam Joker. Lagaan however is a bit behind the top 2. What are your personal favorites amongst them?