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10 Biggest Grossing Bollywood Movies of 2016

Dangal grossing at ₹673.74 crore (US$100 million)

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari. With Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra. Biographical sports drama on former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters' struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Sultan grossing at ₹584.15 crore (US$87 million)

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. With Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Marko Zaror, Randeep Hooda. Sultan is a classic underdog tale about a wrestler's journey, looking for a comeback by defeating all odds. Will he emerge victorious?

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story grossing at 129.15 crore (US$ 19.3 million)

Directed by Neeraj Pandey. With Disha Patani, Anupam Kher, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kiara Advani. The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's journey from ticket collector to trophy collector - the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Airlift grossing at $ 7 million i.e 47.60 crores

Directed by Raja Menon. With Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra, Prakash Belawadi. When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

Rustom grossing at Rs 110.77 crore

Directed by Dharmendra Suresh Desai. With Akshay Kumar, Ileana D'Cruz, Esha Gupta, Manoj Bajpayee. In 1959, a decorated naval officer is accused of murdering his wife's lover.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil grossing at Rs 233.81 crore

Directed by Karan Johar. With Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan. This story explores love - the shapes it takes, the ways it changes us and the exhilarating and often terrifying ride it takes us on. It is the journey of two characters, Alizeh and Ayan, as they navigate life, love and heartbreak.

Housefull 3 grossing at Rs 15.21 crore

Directed by Sajid, Farhad Samji. With Akshay Kumar, Nargis Fakhri, Jacqueline Fernandez, Abhishek Bachchan. A father doesn't want his three daughters to get married. Now, it's up to three men to try to and convince the father that they're a good fit for his daughters.

Baaghi grossing at Rs 11.94 crore

Directed by Sabir Khan. With Shraddha Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Sudheer Babu Posani, Paras Arora. Shortly after arriving at a martial arts academy, a troubled young man falls for the girl being wooed by his rival.

Neerja grossing at Rs. 71.10 cr

Directed by Ram Madhvani. With Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tikku, Abrar Zahoor. Neerja is the story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Jai Gangaajal grossing at Rs.20.6 cr.

Directed by Prakash Jha. With Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Jha, Manav Kaul, Ninad Kamat. A newly appointed Senior Inspector finds herself against very powerful goons and having people from her own department against her.