2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Bollywood has gone through the toughest of phases in terms of trade and content. From battling some of the calamities like Multiplexes slowdown, theater conflicts and more, the trade has had to reinvent itself on a number of occasions. But did you know there came a time when Bollywood forgot how to deliver box office hits? Yes without exaggerating any existing facts, 15 years ago our Hindi Film Industry was battling the biggest problem in hand and that was content.

Audiences were rejecting films after films and by the time the forgetful year of 2002 ended, we had only three official hits in the list. Let’s take a throwback to 2002 and see how Bollywood fared in what can possibly be the most disastrous year ever:

Here are the top 15 highest grossers of the year with their box office verdicts:

Devdas – 41.6 Crores – Hit

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Raaz – 21 Crores – Blockbuster

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Kaante – 20.5 Crores – Below Average

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Aankhen – 17.4 Crores – Average

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Humraaz – 16.6 Crores – Average

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Awara Paagal Deewana – 16 Crores – Average

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Saathiya – 15.5 Crores – Hit

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Company – 13.8 Crores – Average

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam – 13.4 Crores – Average

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Maa Tujhe Salaam – 13.3 Crores – Below Average

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Mujhse Dosti Karoge – 12.9 Crores – Flop

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Hum Kisise Kum Nahi – 12 Crores – Flop

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Deewangee – 11.4 Crores – Below Average

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Jaani Dushman – Ek Anokhi Kahani – 10.7 Crores – Flop

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge – 10.5 Crores – Flop

2002: The Worst Year When Bollywood Delivered Just Three Hits, Yes You Read That Right!

Some More Flops, Below Average and Disasters of the year:

Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage

Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya


Karz – The Burden of Truth

Dil Hai Tumhara

Shakti The Power

Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai

Na Tum Jaano Na Hum

Chor Machaaye Shor

23rd March 1931 Shaheed

Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai

Road

The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Jeena Sirf Mere Liye

Maine Dil Tujhko Diya

16 December

All box office figures are courtesy of Box Office India

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