For Bollywood, the year 1957 was a huge one. First of all, the cult classic Mother India released in the year and did record business of 4.5 crores. The film starring Sunil Dutt, Raaj Kumar, Nargis & Rajendra Kumar in main roles was the biggest hit till that time and broke all previous records.
Dilip Kumar’s Naya Daur and Guru Dutt’s much-loved Pyaasa also released in that year and took next spots in the highest grossers chart.
The year was also blessed with some other major successes like V Shantaram’s Do Aankhen Barah Haath, Shammi Kapoor’s Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Dev Anand’s Paying Guest and Kishore Kumar’s Asha.
In fact, Kishore Kumar enjoyed two major grossers- Asha & Musafir. Raj Kapoor’s Sharada also managed a place in Top 10 but sadly it wasn’t a major success.
Have a look at the Top 10 Grossers of 1957:
|Rank||India Nett (Cr)|
|1. Mother India||4.50|
|2. Naya Daur||2.50|
|4. Do Aankhen Barah Haath||1.50|
|5. Tumsa Nahin Dekha||1.25|
|6. Paying Guest||1|