The time duration of any movie plays a significant role in its success at the box office. People prefer short interval movies to enjoy because, in today’s hectic life, nobody has much time to take out for the entertainment. But still, there are some Hindi films which test the patience of a person. Here we have prepared the list of longest movies from the Hindi film industry ever made.
Mahatma: Life Of Gandhi, 1869 – 1948
This movie was made on the life of the noble soul, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a documentary which describes the various major life incidents of his life. And it shares the top rank in the list of longest film of Hindi cinema. It was released in multiple versions, but its English version was the longest one and spanned 330 mins. Despite being a black and white film, it was liked by huge population.
The film depicts the time of partition and presents the religious violence of that time. It faced a lot of problems before its release because of the fear that it might cause some religious disturbance in the society. Based on the novel of Bhisham Sahni, the director made it film with an intent to give a clear message of secularism to the in the nation.
LOC Kargil was based on the lives of brave soldiers who sacrifice themselves to serve their nation. The film was based on the war fought between India and Pakistan in the year 1999. The star cast of the film was too huge, and many famous Bollywood actors became part of it. Although the film performed average, its music was a super hit. The film’s soundtrack album was the 8th best selling of the year.
Gangs of Wasseypur
It was one of the longest movies of the Bollywood industry, which is why theaters refused to release it. It was a crime film based on the life of a gangster. The director of the film, Anurag Kashyap then decides to release it in two parts within two months. All the dialogues of the film were a super hit and the actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui received appreciation for his remarkable acting. It received a strong response from the audience and hence managed to do good box office business.
Mera Naam Joker
Mera Naam Joker failed to do good business in the beginning time but did well later on. The director Raj Kapoor spent all his savings on this project, and it was the second film with only two intervals. Also, it was the second longest film of the Hindi cinema. The songs of the film were super hit.
Sangam was the first film with two intervals and first love triangle movie to be shot outside India. It was the first colour film of Raj Kapoor and was a blockbuster. The music of the film was a super hit.
Hum Saath Saath Hain
Hum Saath Saath Hain was the blockbuster film of that year. The film was 180 min long, but still, it attracted a huge number of audience. The family drama film was directed by Suraj Barjataya, and its songs were loved by the listeners.
Lagaan was based on the cricket match between villagers and British people in colonial India. It was a long movie, but still, it garnered an excellent response from the audience. Also, it made itself count at the International level. It lasted for three hours and forty-four minutes in the theaters and every moment of the film was enjoyable.
Mohabbatein was the first film of Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan together. It was based on a love story and was critically acclaimed for its content. The songs of the film were huge hits. The film received negative reviews because of its extended time duration.
Salaam – E – Ishq
This film was multi starrer project but unable to get the kind of response it desired for. Also, the length of the movie proved to be the biggest hurdle its success at the box office.
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna received positive reviews for its storyline but didn’t perform in an expected manner. Due to its length, the story seemed to take a little extension, which spoiled the excitement of the movie.