List of Bollywood films of 1951
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- Awara a social issue-based film directed by Raj Kapoor for his R. K. Films, had Raj Kapoor and Nargis in the lead roles. The music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan. It was the top-grossing film of the year. It was stated to be "the first Indian film" to become a success in the Middle-east, Russia and China. The film was nominated for the Grand Prize at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.
- Baazi, a Navketan production was directed by Guru Dutt. Based on the 1940s Hollywood "film noirs", it turned out to be a landmark role for Dev Anand, who co-starred with Geeta Bali and Kalpana Kartik. The film went on to become a "major commercial success".
- Albela was directed by Bhagwan for his Bhagwan Art Productions and co-starred him with Geeta Bali. The film, with music by C. Ramchandra went on to become a "hit musical".
- Deedar directed by Nitin Bose was another hit from actor Dilip Kumar, who was by then known as the "Tragedy King" following films like Jugnu (1947), Mela (1948), Andaz (1949) and Babul (1950). The film had popular music composed by Naushad, and co-starred Ashok Kumar and Nargis.
- Jadoo was a psycho-social melodrama film produced and directed by A. R. Kardar. The film was inspired from The Loves of Carmen (1948). It starred Nalini Jaywant and Suresh, with its popular music composed by Naushad.
- Bahar, Vyjayantimala's debut film in Hindi directed by M. V. Raman, was a remake of her bilingual film, Vazhkai (1949) in Tamil, and Jeevitham (1950) in Telugu.
|Damad||Brij Rani||Bhagwan, Krishna Kumari, Yashodhara Katju, Pratima Devi, Cuckoo, Gajanan Jagirdar||Family||Music: Indravadan Bhatt, Ram Panjwani (3), Shyamu (1) Lyrics: Bahaar Ajmeri|
|Daman||Nanabhai Bhatt||Ajit, Nigar Sultana, Pran, Yashodhara Katju, Agha, Hiralal||Family Drama||Music: K. Dutta Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Ehsan Rizvi (1), Rajendra Krishan (1), Anjum Jaipuri (1)|
|Dasavtaar||Jayant Desai||Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Murad, Jeevan, Niranjan Sharma, Tabassum||Mythological||Music: Avinash Vyas Lyrics: Saraswati Kumar Deepak (5), B. P. Bhargav (5), Munshi Sagar Hussain (2)|
|Deedar||Nitin Bose||Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Nargis, Nimmi, Sapru||Romantic drama||Music: Naushad Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni|
|Deepak||Chandrashekhar||Prithviraj Kapoor, Vijaylaxmi, Umesh Sharma, Sajjan, Kamal Mehra, Shanti Madhok||Social Drama||Music: Ram Ganguly Lyrics: Madhukar Rajasthani, Narendra Sharma (2)|
|Dholak||Roop K. Shorey||Ajit, Meena Shorey, Manmohan Krishna, Yashodhara Katju, Majnu, Shakuntala||Social Drama||Music: Shyam Sundar Lyrics: Aziz Kashmiri|
|Dilbar||Raja Ram||Agha, Raja, Bibi, Tiwari, Leela Kumari, Siddiqui, Mumtaz||Music: Avinash Sufi Samaj Lyrics: S. A. Ghaffar|
|Do Sitare||D. D. Kashyap||Dev Anand, Suraiya, Premnath, Kuldip Kaur, Mumtaz, Shakuntala Paranjpye||Social Drama||Music: Anil Biswas Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan|
|Ek Nazar||O. P. Dutta||Nalini Jaywant, Karan Dewan, Kuldip Kaur, Rehman, Gope, Raj Mehra, Randhir||Romantic Drama||Music: S. D. Burman Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan|
|Ek Tha Ladka||Room Sanware||Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Bali, Geeta Nizami, Tiwari, Jankidas||Social||Music: Murari, Rajhans Kataria Lyrics: Ehsan Elahi (3), Rajesh Kumar (5), Kamal R.C. (2)|
|Ek Tha Raja||K. Ramnath||M G Ramachandran, Anjali Devi, Pandaribai Madhavi Devi, S V Sahasraman||Costume Drama||Music: C. R. Subramaniam Lyrics: Sudarshan|
|For Ladies Only a.k.a. Titli||Bedi||Sadhana Bose, Kuldip Kaur, Rupa Verman, Kamal Mehra, Satish||Social||Music: Vinod Lyrics: Sohanlal Sahir, B. R. Sharma, Sahrai|
|Ghayal||Ramchandra Thakur||Geeta Bali, Sheikh Mukhtar, Sulochana Chatterjee, Jawahar Kaul, Yashwant Dave, Pesi Patel, Mirza Musharaf||Action Social||Music: Gyan Dutt Lyrics: Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Manohar Khanna|
|Hamari Shaan||Balwant Bhatt||Bharat Bhushan, Veera, Durga Khote, Yakub, Agha, S. N. Tripathi, David, Yashodhara Katju||Family Drama||Music: Chitragupta Lyrics: Anjum Jaipuri, Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)|
|Hanuman Patal Vijay||Homi Wadia||Meena Kumari, Mahipal, Amarnath, Niranjan Sharma, Dalpat, Bimla, Shanta Kanwar||Religious||Music: S. N. Tripathi Lyrics:|
|Hulchul||Shubh Karan Ojha||Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Sitara Devi, Yakub, Jeevan, Balraj Sahni||Family Social Drama||Music: Sajjad Hussain, Mohammed Shafi Niyazi Lyrics: Khumar Barabankvi|
|Humlog||Zia Sarhadi||Nutan, Balraj Sahni, Shyama, Sajjan, Kanhaiyalal, Durga Khote, Cuckoo, Ratan||Social||Music: Roshan Lyrics: Udhav Kumar, Vishwamitra Adil|
|Ishwar Bhakti||Gunjal||Trilok Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Shalini, Urvashi, Nand Kishore||Devotional||Music: Sonik, Giridhar Lyrics: Narendra Sharma|
|Jadoo||A. R. Kardar||Nalini Jaywant, Suresh, Krishna Kumar, E. Billimoria||Crime Romance||Music: Naushad Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni|
|Jai Mahakali||Dhirubhai Desai||Nirupa Roy, Shahu Modak, Shanta Kunwar, Lalita Pawar, Ulhas, S. N. Tripathi||Religious||Music: Kumar Lyrics: Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Firoz Jalandhari|
|Jai Mahalaxmi||Nanubhai Vakil||Shobhana Samarth, Mahipal, Usha Kiran, Arun, Nirmala, Tiwari, Ramsingh||Religious||Music: Avinash Vyas Lyrics: Mulkraj Bhakri, Saraswati Kumar Deepak, B. P. Bhargav|
|Jai Shankar||Ishwarlal||Ishwarlal, Ranjana, Shakuntala, Niranjan Sharma, Babu Raje, Kesari, Heera Sawant||Religious||Music: Khemchand Prakash Lyrics: Neelkanth Tiwari, Ambikesh Kuntal|
|Jawani Ki Aag||H. S. Rawail||Ramola, Iftekhar, Robin Majumdar, Hiralal, Manorama, Sunder||Social||Music: G. A. Chisti Lyrics: Jameel Mazhari, G. A. Chishti|
|Johari||Niranjan||Amarnath, Geeta Bali, Manorama, Sunder, Cuckoo, Rajan Haksar||Social||Music: Harbans Lal Lyrics: Tejnath Zar|
|Kali Ghata||Kishore Sahu||Bina Rai, Kishore Sahu, Gope, Asha Mathur, Ulhas, Jeevan, Cuckoo||Romantce Drama||Music: Shanker-Jaikishen Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra|
|Kashmir||Rajendra Jolly||Nirupa Roy, Veena, Kamal Kapoor, Aroon, Achala Sachdev, Sajjan, Al Nasir, Tiwari||Social Drama||Music: Hansraj Behl Lyrics: Sarshar Sailani|
|Khazana||M. Sadiq||Nasir Khan, Madhubala, Gope, Om Prakash, Cuckoo, Raj Mehra, Ramesh Thakur||Social||Music: C. Ramchandra Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan|
|Lachak||M. R. Dharamsey||Geeta Bali, Amarnath, Kuldip Kaur, Agha, Ram Singh, Paro Devi||Social||Music: Motiram Lyrics: Sheikh Adam, Shreeram Vohra, Hasrat Jaipuri, Shakeel Badayuni|
|Lakshmi Narayan||Nanabhai Bhatt||Meena Kumari, Mahipal, Amarnath, Dalpat, B. M. Vyas, Vasantrao Pahelwan, S. N. Tripathi||Religious||Music: S. N. Tripathi Lyrics: B. D. Mishra, Ramesh Pandey|
|Lav Kush||Nanabhai Bhatt||Prem Adib, Nirupa Roy, Umakant, Amirbai Karnataki, Badri Prasad||Mythology||Music: Shanti Kumar Lyrics: Ramesh Gupta|
|Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak||Vishram Bedekar||Documentary||Music:|
|Madhosh||J.B.H. Wadia||Manhar Desai, Meena Kumari, Usha Kiran, S. Nasir, Mubarak, Rajan, Goldstein, Jillobai||Social||Music: Madan Mohan Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan|
|Maldar||Amit Mitra||Balraj Sahni, Smriti Biswas, Nilima, Chhabi Biswas||Social||Music: Satish Bhatia Lyrics: Pran|
|Malhar||Tara Harish||Shammi, Arjun, Sankatha Prasad, Prem, Arjun, Shammi, Moti Sagar, Kanhaiyalal, Sonalini Devi||Family Drama||Produced by Mukesh. Music: Roshan Lyrics: Indeevar, Kaif Irfani|
|Malati Madhav||M. Neelkanth||Durga Khote, Anant Marathe, Shakuntala, Balakram Kelkar||Social||Music: Sudhir Phadke Lyrics: Narendra Sharma|
|Mangla||S. S. Vasan||Ranjan, P. Bhanumati, J Doraiswamy, Agha, David, B. S. Kale, Badri Prasad, Suryaprabha||Costume Drama||Music: M. D. Parthasarathy Lyrics:|
|Maya Machhindra||Aspi Irani||Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Usha Kiran, Shanta Kunwar, Amirbai Karnataki||Biopic Devotional||Music: Premnath Lyrics: Manohar Khanna, Neelkanth Tiwari|
|Nadaan||Hira Singh||Dev Anand, Madhubala, Sunalini Devi, Madan Puri, Manmohan Krishna, Mubarak, Chaman Puri||Romantic Drama||Music: Chic Chocolate Lyrics: Pyarelal Santoshi|
|Nagina||Ravindra Dave||Nasir Khan, Nutan, Gope, Mohana, Hiralal, Bipin Gupta, Goldstein, Shamlal||Suspense Romance||Music: Shanker Jaikishen Lyrics: Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri|
|Nai Zindagi||Mohan Sinha||Nirupa Roy, Amarnath, Kuldip Kaur, Durga Khote, Ulhas, Shanta Kanwar, Narmada Shankar||Social||Music: Murari Sharma Lyrics:|
|Nakhare||Surya Kumar||Nasir Khan, Geeta Bali, Jeevan, David, Paro Devi, Heera Sawant||Romance Drama||Music: Hansraj Behl Lyrics: Bharat Vyas, Tahir Lakhnavi|
|Nandkishore||Vasant Joglekar||Nalini Jaywant, Mahipal, Durga Khote, Lalita Pawar, Baburao Pendharker, Rajan||Devotional||Music: Snehal Bhatkar Lyrics: Narendra Sharma|
|Naujawan||Mahesh Kaul||Nalini Jaywant, Premnath, Yashodhara Katju, Kamal Mehra, Zeb Qureshi, Cuckoo, S. N. Banerjee||Social||Music: S. D. Burman Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi|
|Nazneen||N. K. Ziri||Madhubala, Nasir Khan, Jayant, Agha, Om Prakash, Cuckoo, Chanchal, Ram Avtar, Pratima Devi||Romantic Drama||Music: Ghulam Mohammed Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni|
|Phoolon Ke Haar||G. P. Pawar||Nasir Khan, Geeta Bali, Nigar Sultana, Yashodhara Katju, Hiralal, Sunder, Madhav Kale||Drama||Music: Hansraj Behl Lyrics: Bharat Vyas, Indeevar, D. N. Madhok|
|Pyar Ki Baaten||Akhtar Hussain||Trilok Kapoor, Nargis, Nazir, Maruti, Nissar, Khurshid, Cuckoo||Social||Music: Bulo C. Rani, Khayyam Lyrics: Khawar Zaman, M. L. Khanna|
|Rajput||Lekhraj Bhakri||Suraiya, P. Jairaj, Kuldip Kaur, Sapru, Maruti, Randhir||Action Drama||Music: Hansraj Behl Lyrics: Bharat Vyas, Indeevar, Asad Bhopali, Kaif Irfani|
|Ram Janma||Nanabhai Bhatt||Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Veera, Shobhana Samarth, Ramsingh||Religious||Music: Avinash Vyas Lyrics: Ramesh Gupta|
|Riding Hero||Chandrakant Gaur||Maruti, P. Kailash, Basant Malini, Bhim, Babu Raje||Action||Music: Indravardhan Bhatt Lyrics:|
|Saagar||P. Jairaj||Nargis, P. Jairaj, Bharat Bhushan, Durga Khote, Veera, K. N. Singh, David||Family Romance triangle||Music: S. K. Pal Lyrics: Narendra Sharma|
|Sabz Bagh||Aziz Kashmiri||Nimmi, Shekhar, Pran, Chand Burque, Om Prakash, Suraiya Choudhary, Kamal Kapoor, Rashid Khan, Majnu, Cuckoo||Social Drama||Music: Vinod, Gulshan Sufi Lyrics: Aziz Kashmiri|
|Sagai||H. S. Rawail||Premnath, Madhubala, Gope, Yakub, Sunder, Cuckoo, Rehana, Vijayalaxmi, Purnima, Mohana, Iftekhar||Family Drama||Music: C. Ramchandra Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan|
|Saiyan||M. Sadiq||Madhubala, Sajjan, Raj Mehra, Jayant, Ramesh Thakur, Cuckoo, Amar, Leela Chitnis||Romantic melodrama||Music: Sajjad Hussain Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan, D.N. Madhok, Hasrat Jaipuri (1)|
|Sanam||Nandlal Jaswantlal||Dev Anand, Suraiya, Meena Kumari, Gope, K. N. Singh, Pratima Devi, Jillobai||Music: Husanlal Bhagatram Lyrics: Qamar Jalalabadi|
|Sansar||S. S. Vasan||M. K. Radha, Vanaja, Pushpavalli, Mohana, Agha, Ishwarlal, Ratnappa, Swaraj, David||Social||Music: Parthasarthi, B. S. Kalla, Lyrics: Pandit Indra|
|Sarkar||K. Amarnath||Ajit, Veena, Usha Kiran, Shashikala, Hiralal, Ulhas, S. Nazir, Cuckoo, Murad||Costume Action Drama||Music: Gobind Ram Lyrics:|
|Saudagar||M. I. Dharamsey||Nasir Khan, Rehana, K. N. Singh, Shakuntala Paranjpye, Bhudo Advani, Suraiya Choudhary||Social Drama||Music: C. Ramchandra Lyrics: Pyarelal Santoshi, Hasrat Jaipuri, Hanuman Prasad|
|Sazaa||Fali Mistry||Dev Anand, Nimmi, Shyama, K. N. Singh, Lalita Pawar, Mukri, Durga Khote, Gope||Romantic melodrama||Music: S. D. Burman Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan, Sahir Ludhianvi (1)|
|Shabistan||B. Mitra||Naseem Banu, Shyam, Sapru, Murad, Cuckoo, Bipin Gupta||Costume Drama||Shyam died during the making of this film from a fall off a horseback. Music: Madan Mohan, C. Ramchandra Lyrics: Qamar Jalalabadi|
|Shagun||S. Arora||Sulochana Chatterji, Kamal Kapoor, Bhudo Advani, Wasti Ranjit Kumari||Music: Husnlal Bhagatram, Sardul Kwatra Lyrics: Mulkraj Bhakri|
|Shokian||Kidar Sharma||Premnath, Suraiya, Jeevan, Helen O'Brian, Nazira, Achala Sachdev||Costume Action Drama||Music: Jamal Sen Lyrics: Kidar Sharma|
|Shri Ganesh Janma||Jayant Desai||Trilok Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Jeevan, Ulhas, Vasantrao Pahelwan, Tiwari||Religious||Music: Khemchand Prakash Lyrics: Bharat Vyas|
|Shri Vishnu Bhagwan||Raja Nene||Trilok Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Usha Kiran, Jankidas||Religious||Music: Avinash Vyas Lyrics: Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Mukhram Sharma|
|Shrikrishna Satyabhama||Raja Paranjpe||Shahu Modak, Purnima, Anant Marathe, Vasantrao Pahelwan, Nimbalkar||Religious||Music: K. Bhole Lyrics: Mukhram Sharma|
|Simba||Mohammed Hussain||Bimla, Raja Salim, Krishna Kumari, Baburao, Sheikh, Habib||Action Adventure||Music: D. C. Dutta Lyrics: Farooq Qaisar, Indeevar (2)|
|Stage||Vijay Mhatre||Dev Anand, Ramola, Kuldip Kaur, Mubarak, Cuckoo, Sunder, Ram Singh, Raj Mehra||Social Drama||Music: Sardar Malik Lyrics: Sarshar Sailani|
|Tarana||Ram Daryani||Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Shyama, Kumar, Jeevan, Gope, Gulab||Romantic Drama||Music: Anil Biswas Lyrics: D. N. Madhok, Kaif Irfani Prem Dhawan|
|Ustad Pedro||Tara Harish||Sheikh Mukhtar, Begum Para, Mukri, Shammi, Sapru, Agha||Action||Music: C. Ramchandra Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan|
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