Rajendra Kumar came on his own in the early 60s. As he gave several big hits every year, his contribution to the industry was amazing. 1961 was a year when the star had not just 2 or 3 but 4 films in the Top 10 chart. Yes, his films Gharana, Aas Ka Panchi, Sasural & Zindagi Aur Khwab all managed to do very well and made a place in the Top grossers of the year.
Dev Anand also did very well with two films Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai & Hum Dono making in the Top 10.
Dilip Kumar’s Ganga Jamuna was top grosser of the year and Shammi Kapoor’s Junglee emerged 2nd highest grosser of 1961.
Have a look at Top 10 grossers of 1961:
|Rank||India Nett (Cr)|
|1. Ganga Jamuna||4|
|4. Aas Ka Panchi||1|
|5. Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai||0.90|
|7. Hum Dono||0.80|
|9. Zindagi Aur Khwab||0.60|
|10. Shola Aur Shabnam||0.55|