longest bollywood movies

Time and again, Bollywood has delivered some of the most mind-blowing movies. Memorable movies like Lagaan, Mohabbatein, Salaam E Ishq and many more have left everyone impressed. Now, the audience is waiting with bated breaths for Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal to hit the release date of 1st December, 2023. Recently, the movie received an A certification and the duration of it is also revealed. The duration of Animal adds it to the list of Bollywood movies having the longest running time.

Bollywood movies having the longest running time


The Ranbir Kapoor starrer is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and is nearing its release date. Yesterday, on 22nd November, the director took to his official X handle (formerly Twitter) and shared that Animal has received an A certificate from the Censor board. Animal director wrote, “Censor Rating for ANIMAL is A. 3 hour 21 minutes 23 seconds and 16 frames is the Runtime. Releasing on Dec 1st.” The upcoming movie of Ranbir Kapoor also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Rashmika Mandanna in pivotal roles.

LOC Kargil

LOC Kargil is one of the longest movies and has a runtime of 4 hours and 15 minutes! The movie is based on the story of Indian soldiers at Kargil and their war against Pakistan.


Released in 1964 Sangam starred the iconic Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, and Vyjanthimala in the lead roles and it narrates the story of three childhood friends who find themselves in difficult life situations. This unmissable tale has a runtime of 3 hours and 58 minutes.

Mera Naam Joker

Released in 1970, Mera Naam Joker is another memorable movie of Raj Kapoor which earned a position in the list of movies with longest runtime. While Raj Kapoor also helmed the movie, it has a runtime of 3 hours and 44 minutes. It carried an ensemble star cast of Raj Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal, Rishi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Dara Singh, and Rajendra Kumar, among others.


The Aamir Khan starrer Lagaan released in 2001 and is a period drama that carried a stunning star cast of  Raghuvir Yadav, Gracy Singh, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Rajendra Gupta in essential roles. This iconic movie is directed by Ashutosh Movie and it has a runtime of 3 hours and 44 minutes.


Released in 2000, Mohabbatein is an iconic romance movie starring Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. It also includes Uday Chopra, Jugal Hansraj, Shamita Shetty, Jimmy Shergill, Preeti Jhangiani, and Kim Sharma in essential roles. Mohabbatein is one of the Bollywood movies having the longest runtime of 3 hours and 36 minutes.


Released in 2007, the Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra starrer Salaam-E-Ishq released in 2007 and has a runtime of 3 hours and 36 minutes.

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

The movie released in 2006 and carries a cast of Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, Abhishek Bachchan, and Preity Zinta. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is 3 hours and 13 minutes long.


Released in 1975, Sholay carries a stunning star cast and is headlined by Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, and Hema Malini in the lead. The iconic movie had the longest runtime of 3 hours and 24 minutes.


Swades is a 2004 movie headlined by Shah Rukh Khan. The SRK starrer is one of the most memorable and renowned movies of all time. Swades has a runtime of 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Jodhaa Akbar

Jodhaa Akbar released in 2008 and is headlined by Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. The movie has a runtime of 3 hours and 33 minutes.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham carries a star cast of Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan among others. The movie has a runtime of 3 hours 30 minutes.

Also read: Ranbir Kapoor REVEALS what attracted him the most to do Animal, reveals the ‘complexity’ of his character

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