There are at least 20 notable films that are destined to set the Box Office on fire in 2018. However, there are five larger than life films that would definitely stand out amongst the crowd. These are the films which are either period affairs or boast of a futuristic set up. What is also common in these films is the fact that there would be VFX galore and most importantly they would all make for big screen entertainment that can be enjoyed only in theaters.Let's take a look.PadmavatiIt is now a given that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film would hit the screens in 2018. Expected to be the first major release of the New Year, this one is indeed designed as a dream come true on celluloid as Bhansali brings his vision of the period affair come into play. Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor feature in this opulent drama that is easily one of the biggest that Bollywood has to offer.2.0Even 2.0 was planned for 2017 release. Well, 2017's loss is 2018's gain as the biggie is simply made for the big screen. In fact just like Padmavati, even 2.0 is releasing in 3D which means audiences are in for a mega treat. A futuristic sci-fi affair, 2.0 belongs to a rare genre that the film industry has hardly tried. Shankar has designed a face-off between Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar which should be the talk of the town.Manikarnika – The Queen Of JhansiSource: pinkvillaThough not much has been revealed about the film so far, one can trust director Krrish to be making something truly spectacular for the big screen with Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi. The very choice of subject warrants a larger than life presentation since audiences would be in for a treat once Kangana Ranaut enacts the part of Jhansi Ki Rani. With drama galore and battles unfolding, this one is a biggie indeed.GoldOf late, Akshay Kumar has been doing quite a few small films that don't boast of a larger than life canvas but have a germ of an idea that makes for a family audience viewing. With Gold though, he is dreaming much bigger as the story goes into the pre-independence era. A sports drama where Akshay Kumar is presumably playing a rich Indian who comes in support of the Indian hockey time, Gold should bring in 'gold'!Thugs of HindostanWill Thugs of Hindostan turn out to be Bollywood's answer to Pirates of the Caribbean series? Well, nothing is really known about this Yash Raj offering except for the fact that the Dhoom: 3 team of Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and director Vijay Krishna Acharya are coming together to create something spectacular with this mega film. Inarguably the costliest film ever by YRF, this one should be a rage on its Diwali release.
December 11, 2017 11:16 IST
Fukrey Returns has done what majority of films haven't been able to do in 2017, which is to pleasantly surprise audience and trade. Though there have been rude shocks galore with films not taking opening as per credentials [Tubelight, Jab Harry Met Sejal to name a few], pleasant surprises have been hard to come. Yes, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was huge at 41 crore and so was Golmaal Again which surpassed all expectations to open at 30.14 crore. However, these were big name films with sequel/franchise factor working in their favor. Otherwise, it has been a season of one disappointment after another.This is the reason why the opening number of 8.10 crore is just tremendous for Fukrey Returns since no other film in 2017 has managed such good collections despite no big star in there. The film has taken 15th highest opening of 2017 and right from Baahubali 2 to Jagga Jasoos (the films from number 1 to 14) boasts of a major star/director leading from the front.These films are:Baahubali 2 [SS Rajamouli]Golmaal Again [Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty]Tubelight [Salman Khan]Raees [Shah Rukh Khan]Judwaa 2 [Varun Dhawan]Jab Harry Met Sejal [Shah Rukh Khan]Jolly LLB 2 [Akshay Kumar]Toilet - Ek Prem Katha [Akshay Kumar]Badrinath Ki Dulhania [Varun Dhawan]Baadshaho [Ajay Devgn]Kaabil [ Hrithik Roshan]Half Girlfriend [Arjun Kapoor]Sachin - A Billion Dreams [Sachin Tendulkar]Jagga Jasoos [Ranbir Kapoor]Hence, when Fukrey Returns with Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Richa Chaddha, Ali Fazal and Manjot Singh emerges such a good success on its very first day, it is indeed heartening. As a matter of fact, let's take a look at the opening day numbers of 10 films that have either performed similar to Fukrey Returns or have been lower than that:Sachin - A Billion Dreams - 8.60 croreJagga Jasoos - 8.57 croreFukrey Returns - 8.10 croreMunna Michael - 6.65 croreRangoon - 6.07 croreRaabta - 5.61 croreMubarakan - 5.16 croreCommando 2 - 5.15 croreNaam Shabana - 5.12 croreOK Jaanu - 4.08 croreAs is apparent, couple of films above Fukrey Returns are bigger ones. On the other hand even the ones below it have major credentials involved. Tiger Shroff [Munna Michael], Saif Ali Khan-Shahid Kapoor-Kangana Ranaut [Rangoon], Sushant Singh Rajput [Raabta], Anil Kapoor-Arjun Kapoor [Mubarakan], Taapsee Pannu [Naam Shabana], Aditya Roy Kapur-Shraddha Kapoor [OK Jaanu] have all given bigger successes and these releases of theirs were much more hyped as well. Still, there is no comparison whatsoever for any of these films when seen in light with Fukrey Returns.The start has been wonderful for Fukrey Returns and now it has to be seen how much of leverage is gained on the basis of this fantastic platform that the film has managed for itself.
December 10, 2017 05:47 IST
In Bollywood, some Fridays are more equal than others; these are the dates most wanted by producers. The Fridays in November and December are in that category, usually snatched up by big-ticket films starring A-listers. However, 2017 has bucked the trend, as star power has given way to the content power of smaller and mid-sized ventures — films such as Ribbon, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, Kadvi Hawa, Tumhari Sulu, Firangi, Qarib Qarib Singlle, Ajji, Fukrey Returns, Monsoon Shootout, and Brij Mohan Amar Rahe are either out or will be soon, and some have already been to festivals.Director Amit Kumar, whose film Monsoon Shootout was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, feels that indie filmmakers have brought about this change in a big way. “Now that our audiences have tasted blood and realised what they’ve been missing out on, the hunger for such movies has increased exponentially. It’s a great environment for filmmakers, as it allows them to explore original subjects without worrying about what or who has worked in the past,” he says.Many years in the past decade have witnessed at least one Aamir Khan film releasing during the November-December season, but this year, Aamir is absent from the calendar. Instead, it is Salman Khan’s action thriller, Tiger Zinda Hai, that’s the big Christmas weekend release. Also, with Sanjay Leenal Bhansali’s Padmavati getting delayed because of a controversy over historical facts, smaller films have got their share of the limelight.Film critic Omar Qureshi points out, “The way some of the big ones laid eggs at the box office, Bollywood probably missed a beat. Dates and blocks are all very well when the movies have matter to trumpet. That’s why some of our intelligent makers have taken [a] pause. Hence, there are no real big guns firing at the turnstiles this November. December still has the Salman blockbuster Tiger Zinda Hai. But what happened to Padmavati is a bummer. Hopefully, next year [will be] chock-a-block with big movies.”Year-end big releases in the past decade2007: Om Shanti Om; Saawariya; Taare Zameen Par2008: Dostana; Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi; Ghajini2009: Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani; Kurbaan; Paa; 3 Idiots2010: Golmaal 3; Guzaarish; Band Baaja Baaraat2011: Rockstar; Desi Boyz; The Dirty Picture; Don 22012: Jab Tak Hai Jaan; Son of Sardar; Khiladi 786; Dabangg 22013: Krrish 3; Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram-Leela; R…Rajkumar; Dhoom 32014: The Shaukeens; Kill Dil; PK; Action Jackson2015: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo; Tamasha; Bajirao Mastani; Dilwale2016: Rock On 2; Dear Zindagi; Befikre; DangalEven actors welcome this shift in audience sensibilities, calling it a “refreshing change”. Ali Fazal, who stars in Fukrey Returns, says that it’s the viewers who now want good cinema and, hence, good films with smaller budgets are getting the vote of confidence. “It’s inevitable. Eventually, there won’t be seasons. I feel we still have a long way to [go], but it’s nice to see Fukrey Returns out there with Tiger Zinda Hai just a little ahead in the same month,” he says.‘The movie business is unpredictable. This year has been a testimony to that. Interesting films have managed to hold their own at the box office, which is why so many smaller films are now releasing in the second half’ — Richa Chadha, actorHis Fukrey Returns co-star, Richa Chadha, adds, “The movie business is unpredictable. This year has been a testimony to that. Interesting films have managed to hold their own at the box office, which is why so many smaller films are now releasing in the second half!”When it comes to getting a release date at the box office, producer Guneet Monga asserts that content, and not the budget of a film, should be the deciding factor. “Films, regardless of their budget, should be able to release [on dates] they deem best fit [for] the content. We are breaking away from norms in more ways than one — be it bigger actors backing content-driven cinema or independent films finding a substantial audience in India,” she states.
December 06, 2017 10:09 IST
Yes we are aware of the fact that Salman Khan hasn’t had a single box office release in the year yet. We are also aware the year hasn’t yet ended. However, we’ve mostly seen what Bollywood had in store this year and it’s time that time of the year where we sit and start assessing what worked, what failed, who won and who lost.So while we’ve been greeted with a number of 100 crore hits this year, it’s interesting to find out which actor is leading the race with maximum box office collections in the year. So we thought about ranking the leading Bollywood actors in terms of collections.PS: We are going to make a separate for actresses.Before you ahead to read the rankings, just remember two very important things:Baahubali 2 hasn’t been included in the list since it’s not originally a Bollywood movie. However, if we had included it, Prabhas and Rana Dagubatti would have won hands down.Only prominent performances have been considered to make the list.So here we go:Rank 9 - Irrfan KhanTotal Movies – 2 (Hindi Medium, Qarib Qarib Single)Total Collections – 82 CroresRank 8 - Ayushmann KhurrannaTotal Movies – 3 (Meri Pyaari Bindu, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan)Total Collections – 84.5 CroresRank 7 - Vidyut JamwalTotal Movies – 2 (Commando 2, Baadshaho)Total Collections – 103 CroresRank 6 - Salman KhanTotal Movies - 1 (Tubelight)Total Collections - 121 CroresRank 5 - Hrithik RoshanTotal Movies - 1 (Kaabil)Total Collections - 126.85 CroresRank 4 - Shah Rukh KhanTotal Movies -2 (Raees, Jab Harry Met Sejal)Total Collections – 200.1 CroresRank 3 - Akshay KumarTotal Movies – 2Total Collections – 250.6 Crores (Jolly LLB 2, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha)Rank 2 - Varun DhawanTotal Movies – 2Total Collections – 254.6 Crores (Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Judwaa 2)Rank 1 - Ajay DevgnTotal Movies – 2 (Baadshaho, Golmaal Again)Total Collections – 283.08 Crores
December 05, 2017 11:11 IST
Akshay Kumar had released the poster of Padman and announced that the movie will release on January 26. That where the buzz about 2.0 being postponed stemmed from. HT had listed the multiple reasons why it was possible. Now, the makers on December 2, announced that the Rajinikanth and Akshay starrer will release on 27th April, 2018.The press release stated, “Lyca Productions-superstar Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar-Shankar magnum opus SciFi action thriller 2.0 to be screened worldwide on April 2018. Nation’s costliest 3D film starring superstar Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, directed by Shankar, music by AR Rahman. The high tech post production works are fully geared and the team is all set for the release schedule.”This is the second time that the film has been postponed. It was initially slated for Diwali 2017 release. The makers had then postponed it to release for Republic Day. Raju Mahalingam, the COO of Lyca Productions had announced on Facebook, “Our most ambitious project, Shankar’s 2.0,shifts to 25 January 2018. It moves from (its) earlier Diwali release to achieve world class standards in VFX.”The new release date has angered filmmakers in Tollywood. Allu Arjun’s Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India and Mahesh Babu’s Bharath Ane Nenu were slotted to release in April. Especially, producer of the former, Bunny Vasu. He took to Facebook to share his frustration and wrote, “@LYKA PRODUCTIONS (ROBO 2.0)..... WE RESEPECT U R MOVIE BUT U R CHANGING OF RELEASE DATES EFFECTING REGIONAL MOVIES RELEASE DATES A LOT ....ME (NAA PERU SURYA NAA ELLU INDIA) AND DHANAYA GARU (BHARATH ANU NENU) IN TALKS FOR A UNDERSTANDING ....I WILL TAKE THIS ISSUE TO PRODUCER COUNCIL AND EXHIBITER ASSOCIATIONS AP & TELANGANA ...WE STAND FOR OUR DATE COMMITMENT ...MAY THIS HELP FULL TO REGIONAL MOVIE RELEASES IN FUTURE ALSO …(sic)”
December 03, 2017 04:03 IST
The last time anAnurag Kashyapfilm did some kind of business, it was back in 2012 when hisGangs of Wasseypurreleased. The film may not have been a major commercial success but today enjoys a cult following for itself. However, in the interim period he has faced commercial disappointments in the form of Ugly,Bombay Velvetand Raman Raghav 2.0.Also Read:Mukkabaaz Movie ReviewSource: firstpostNow that he is returning to the big screen with Mukkabaaz, there are good hopes that Anurag Kashyap would be 'striking back' (pun intended) with his latest endeavor.The film's promo is out and what makes it special is that instead of being a regular dialogue affair with the hint of a song or two thrown in, there is a theme track that plays in the form of 'Paintra' with a few interim dialogues as interspersions. Moreover, there is a definite Anurag Kashyap feel to the entire three minute long affair as you get seeped into the world of the lead protagonist (played by Vineet Kumar Singh, a regular with Anurag Kashyap in largely supporting roles so far) for whom boxing is passion.Of course there are hurdles in the form of Jimmy Sheirgill who represents the elite class, somewhere up North of India (is that Uttar Pradesh?). On the other hand support comes in the form of Ravi Kishan (just the perfect case of casting) who is happy to share his life experiences with the lead protagonist. Add to that the strong undercurrent of love that Vineet has for newcomer Zoya Hussain and there is a perfect small town action-drama 'masala' entertainer in the offering.While the film is indeed in Anurag Kashyap territory, by all means it comes across as one of his most commercially viable affairs. Could this also be due to the fact that the nameAanand L. Raiis associated withMukkabaaz? Well, seems like because the director of Tanu Weds Manu Returns knows a thing or two about projecting small towns perfectly well on the big screen and while creatively this is still an Anurag Kashyap film in the offering, somewhere in the background there does seem to be Aanand L. Rai influence that is seemingly coming in handy.It is a known fact that Aanand L. Rai and Eros have come together to create or present a series of films, considering the likeminded appeal that the two carry. In case of Mukkabaaz too, Eros seems to be taking forward the mantle of backing solid subjects that they have already demonstrated in the recent times, case in point being Shubh Mangal Savdhaan and Newton. Now that they are associated with Mukkabaaz as well, it is a heartening sight to see a major corporate house backing the kind of content that deserves to find a pan-India audience.Also Read:RANKED: All Movies Anurag Kashyap Has Ever DirectedWhile Aanand L. Rai and Eros are doing their bit, one waits to see what has Anurag Kashyap offered as a whole. In Toronto International Film Festival 2017 the film was premiered and was by and large appreciated by media as well as audiences alike. One just hopes that 'aam junta' of India appreciates the film as well once it releases all over on 12th January 2018.
December 03, 2017 11:54 IST
Ever since Aamir Khan made Christmas his very own territory and delivered a number of blockbusters in the last ten years, December has created an impression of spreading happiness at the box office. When films release in the last month of the year, they don’t just go on to become hits, they become super hits, right? Wrong!The same month in the last three decades has also swallowed some of the biggest movies that came out back then. Yes, the month offers plenty with a number of conducive factors wrapped around it such as:- Cool winters in most part of the county- Families get time though winter breaks- Christmas and New Year festivities are on offerHowever, we are going to present you a different side. Here are all the December flops that starred the biggest of superstars ruling the industry today:TrimurtiDec 22 - 19959 Crores – FlopAkele Hum Akele TumDec 1 – 19957.06 Crores – FlopAflatoonDec 19 – 19975.47 Crores – FlopZakhmDec 25 – 19984.21 Crores – FlopThakshakDec 3 – 19993.61 Crores – FlopRaju ChachaDec 29 – 200011 Crores – DisasterKhiladi 420Dec 29 – 19996 Crores – DisasterLOC KargilDec 26 – 200318 Crores – FlopSwadesDec 17 – 200416.5 Crores – FlopAb Tumhare Hawale Watan SaathiyoDec 24 – 200411.5 Crores – DisasterDostiDec 23 – 20059 Crores – FlopBaabulDec 8 – 200617.3 Crores – FlopRocket Singh: Salesman Of The YearDec 11 – 200920.1 Crores – FlopAction JacksonDec 5 – 201458 Crores – Flop
December 01, 2017 07:58 IST
2017 has been a pretty dramatic year at the box office for Bollywood. While in the rather dry first half we had Bahubali 2 steal the thunder from every other film in the country, the second half has been seeing major controversies like the one around Padmavati but also some big grosser like Judwaa 2 and Golmaal Again.So while we hope to end the year with a bang with the promising Tiger Zinda Hai, the delay of Padmavati has certainly been a major loss to the 2017 box office.In such a year there have been very few actors who have been a part of more than one hit in 2017. While even biggies like Shah Rukh Khan just scored one hit and Saif scored none, here are the Bollywood actors who managed two hits.13 Photos2017 moviesAdvertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-14613"></div>Ayushmann KhurranaUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017The actor had three releases this year out of which Meri Pyaari Bindu flopped while Shubh Mangal Savdhan and Bareilly Ki Barfi were great successes.1/13Tappsee PannuUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017Of her three releases this year Tappsee scored two hits where she surprised with her action in Naam Shabana and was fun to watch in Judwaa 2.2/13Varun DhawanUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017He has been the most consistent hit actor ever since his debut and he continued the streak this year too with Judwaa 2 and Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya.3/13Nawauddin SiddiquiUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017He is finally made his place as a Bollywood star and you can sure expect a great performance when he is in the picture. Both Raees and Babumoshai Bandookbaaz were hit this year.4/13Ratna Pathak ShahUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017The actress never fails to win hearts with her performances. This year too she was a part of a commercially driven Mubarakan and content-driven Lipstick Under My Burkha and she won both ways.5/13Manav KaulUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017A great actor by all means, he too starred in two successful films this year including Jolly LLB 2 and Tumhari Sulu.6/13Ajay DevgnUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017Golmaal Again is the biggest hit of the year while Baadshaho did moderately well, overall the year has been good for Ajay.7/13Arjun KapoorUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017He did two popular films this year, Mubarakan and Half Girlfriend and both worked.8/13Rajkummar RaoUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017After 4 releases this year, two of his films emerged winners at the box office. Newton is also India's official entry to the Oscars.9/13Vikrant MasseyUploaded by Pihu on 28 Nov, 2017The actor may have been playing the supporting hero but he has always been able to stand out with his performances and even scored 2 hits this year with Half Girlfriend and Lipstick Under My Burkha.10/13Bhumi PednekarUploaded by Pihu on 28 Nov, 2017After Dum Laga Ke Haisha she has sure transformed a lot but yet maintaining her consistent hit streak with Shubh Mangal Savdhan and Toilet Ek Prem Katha.11/13Ileana D'cruzUploaded by Pihu on 27 Nov, 2017The actress had two releases Baadshaho and Mubarakan and both were moderate successes at the box office.12/13Akshay KumarUploaded by Pihu on 28 Nov, 2017The actor can certainly guarantee 100 crores to any producer based on his consistency at the box office. This year too Jolly LLB 2 and Toilet Ek Prem Katha were massive hits.13/132017 movies
November 28, 2017 10:45 IST
What could well have turned out to be a remarkable year for Bollywood will now result in a rather underwhelming one, what with Padmavati release getting delayed indefinitely. Though till about a week back it had seemed that the film could well release in December, utter silence around any progress whatsoever means it is pretty much a given that it would be 2018 arrival for it after all!A sad situation indeed because with this move, 2017 has been deprived of at least 200 crore worth of moolah that could have been added to its overall tally.The spiral effect of this delay is much bigger than what it seems actually. Reason being that now the applecart is getting disturbed and as a result of that at least 50-100 crore more are at stake.How? Well, this is how!Last release of 2017 is Tiger Zinda Hai and had Padmavati released as per schedule on 1st December, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film would have more or less exhausted its run by the time the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif film would have arrived on 22nd December. That would have meant a five week clear play for Tiger Zinda Hai since PadMan and Aiyaary the only major releases in the first month of the New Year and that too on 26th January.That won't be the case anymore since Padmavati could well be arriving somewhere in between Tiger Zinda Hai and PadMan. Now that would be counter-productive for the Ali Abbas Zafar directed action drama since the clear run is bound to be interrupted, what with audience attention shifting to Padmavati. Clearly, a case of loss of revenue for the film.Source: indiaMoreover, if Padmavati decides to actually release on 26th January then it would be impact the party for PadMan as well as Aiyaary because at least one of them would then decide to move ahead. Former is a bigger film but then the impact would also be bigger. Hence, the sense of uncertainty stays.As for the many smaller films that would be arriving in the interim period, there is uncertainty of a different level since now they can't even plan a release date for themselves. Rest assured, the day when Padmavati decides to arrive, a smaller film can't even think of squeezing in since there just won't be any screens available. Hence, makers of these films could well be twiddling their thumbs and waiting for the final release announcement of the Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor film since it holds the key for rest of Bollywood.No wonder, a few filmmakers could well be wondering that had there been an intimation around Padmavati not quite releasing in December, at least they could well have chosen December as the month of arrival and made best use of the time period which is considered to be lucrative for the film business.While there are ifs and buts galore, the fact remains that Bollywood has lost a golden opportunity and the industry would well fall short of at least 200 crore when the yearend report card comes out.
November 26, 2017 01:34 IST
It’s tricky for a film to get a box office verdict as ‘Super Hit’. The status of a Super Hit reflects a number of aspects such as:i) the film is a solid hit to begin withii) the film has yet not been able to multiply its profit manifoldiii) the film has done very good business yet not good enough to become a blockbusteriv) the film has been able to impress most sections but not all.In simple words, when a film more than doubles the investment of distributors, it is given the verdict of a super hit. It’s not easy for anyone to shed out super hits just like that. Digest this for a fact: stars like Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor have not been able to make into this list since the minimum criteria for these rankings was at least 3 super hits.So before you scroll through to find out where your favorite actor stands in the list, we suggest you read these pointers first:Minimum threshold considered for this list is 3 SUPER HITS to credit.Only SUPER HITS have been considered in this list, not HITS, BLOCKBUSTERS or ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTERS!The list only includes male actors, we’ll make a separate list for female actors.Only actors with debuts in the 90s or late 80s have been considered.In case of a tie, the actor with higher adjusted gross has been placed above.We earlier made rankings of stars with most Blockbusters, you can take a look at it here: Ranked:Stars With Most Box Office BlockbustersSo let’s start with the rankings:Rank 10 - Aamir Khan – 3 Super HitsDespite being the biggest box office ruler in Bollywood right now, Mr. Perfectionist finds place at the bottom of this list. While he has a number of Blockbusters and All Time Blockbusters to his name, maybe it’s a sign of his extreme perfection that he doesn’t just settle with Super Hits.Ishq – 18 CroresFanaa – 52 CroresTaare Zameen Par – 63 CroresRank 9 - Ajay Devgn – 3 Super HitsOne number 7 is Ajay Devgn with as many super hits to his name as Aamir. However with total collections of his two other movies surpassing Aamir’s adjusted gross, he finds a place above.Ishq – 18 CroresSingham – 101 CroresSingham Returns – 139 CroresRank 8 - Sunny Deol – 4 Super HitsThe Bollywood Hulk besides possessing some of the biggest Blockbusters to his credit has four super hits to his name too. While he made a fabulous debut with Betaab, his initial years also included movies like Tridev, Ghayal and Darr that were all Box Office super hits.Betaab – 5 CroresTridev – 9.50 CroresGhayal – 6.50 CroresDarr – 10.75 CroresRank 7 – Govinda – 4 Super HitsComedy in the 90s was synonymous to Govinda and that’s evident with the number of super hit comedies the actor has delivered in the era. All four of these movies have been made in collaboration with David Dhawan as director.Raja Babu – 8.2 CroresCoolie No. 1 – 12 CroresSaajan Chale Sasural – 13 CroresHero No. 1 – 17 CroresRank 6 - Varun Dhawan – 4 Super HitsThe only actor of the current generation to have made here is Varun Dhawan. The actor with a golden tough to his filmography is yet to find a flop. With two out of his four super hits coming in 2017 itself Varun has been living a dream run.Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania – 76 CroresABCD 2 – 106 CroresBadrinath Ki Dulhania – 126 CroresJudwaa 2 – 137.8 CroresRank 5 – Jackie Shroff – 5 Super HitsJackie Dada holds the honor of being in the top 5 of this list since he has five super hits to his credit, most of which released in the 80s.Hero (Official figures unknown)Khalnayak (Official figures unknown)Karma (Official figures unknown)Ram Lakhan (Official figures unknown)Tridev – 9.50 CroresRank 4 - Anil Kapoor – 5 Super HitsAnil Kapoor has been fairly consistent in terms of delivering grand successes at the box office right from the 80s. While he had a super hit collaboration with Subhash Ghai, his grip at the box office didn’t loosen up even until the recent times.Karma (Official Figures Unknown)Ram Lakhan (Official Figures Unknown)Biwi No 1 – 24 CroresNo Entry – 43 CroresRace – 61 CroresRank 3 - Shah Rukh Khan – 5 Super HitsWith as many super hits to his name, Badshaah must be given credit for having quite a few Blockbusters and All Time Blockbusters to his name. However when it comes to delivering Super Hits, he is just behind two actors of the same league as his. Although, Kal Ho Na Ho’s inclusion in the list was very debatable since most reports claimed the film was only a hit. However, given its box office collections back in 2003, we’ve put it in the Super Hit category.Darr – 10.75 CroresMohabbatein – 33.25 CroresKal Ho Naa Ho – 38 CroresVeer Zaara – 41 CroresHappy New Year – 203 CroresRank 2 - Salman Khan – 6 Super HitsThe man who found the top spot in the Blockbusters list has to make peace with rank 2 this time around. With half a dozen super hits to his name, Salman Khan asserts his dominance right from the very start. While most of his movies in the last seven years have been blockbusters, his record still places him high in this one.Saajan – 10 CroresSanam Bewafa – 5.75 CroresBiwi No. 1 – 24 CroresNo Entry – 43 CroresWanted – 61 CroresPrem Ratan Dhan Payo – 211 CroresRank 1 - Akshay Kumar – 7 Super HitsTopping the list with an unmatched seven Super Hits in his filmography is the National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar. Interestingly, all of Akshay’s super hits have come in the last ten years or so. While he also has a number of blockbusters to his credit, Akshay as it turns out is leading the race of Super Hits.Phir Hera Pheri – 42 CroresSingh Is King – 69.50 CroresHousefull 2 – 118 CroresOMG – Oh My God – 83 CroresAirlift – 128 CroresRustom – 127 CroresToilet Ek Prem Katha – 134 CroresSuper Hits signify Superstardom!
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