Songs are important or integral part of any Bollywood movie. We obviously can’t imagine Bollywood films without songs. But, there are films that were made without songs and moreover went on to become a major commercial success.
Kanoon was directed by veteran filmmaker, B.R. Chopra. The gripping and thrilling film revolves around a murder case and therefore the movie didn’t need any song. Moreover, it was very difficult for many exhibitors and distributors to digest the fact that the movie did not feature any song because at that point of time music and romance dominated the Hindi film industry.
The film was directed by Yash Chopra. The story revolves around Dilip Roy, a painter who is accused of murdering his rich wife, Sushma. The interesting thing about Ittefaq is that it is counted among the 17 consecutive hit films Rajesh Khanna delivered between 1969 and 1971.
Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
Directed by Basu Chatterjee, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla had no songs in it and yet it performed extremely well at the box office. The film was a remake of the award-winning American film ‘12 Angry Men’ which was released in 1957.
Bhoot was a major success upon its release and won a number of awards. The movie has no songs, a separate soundtrack album was released as part of the promotions of the movie.
Khosla Ka Ghosla
The film was directed by debutant Dibakar Banerjee and went on to become a hit after running successfully in cinemas for many weeks. It won the National Award for Best Film in the year 2007.