These Unexpected Hits Of 2018 Restored Our Faith In Bollywood
Every year there are some hits in Bollywood which make you question the whole system of how films are made consumed in our country. The mindless, loud and flawed films that mint money at the box-office is often enough to make you want to stop Bollywood films altogether, but then sense prevails. For every trashy film that earns crores at the box-office there are also unexpected hits that restores your faith in Bollywood.
Here are the ones we are talking about.
When was the last time a film made by a woman about a woman without added glitz or sexual titilation, managed to gross over 100 crores at the box-office? Well, none of us can remember. But Meghna Gulzar with Raazi managed to do exactly that and made us realize that we only need a good story and good performance to make a film and not anything else really.
When Varun Dhawan signed Shoojit Sircar’s film, it was a shocker for all of us. Varun, who is mostly known for massy masala films and Shoojit Sircar with his distinguished approach to stories and filmmaking was unusual to say the least. Even the film October is a far cry from the kind of films Varun owes her success to. Although October did not do as well as Varun’s other film due to its niche genre, it surely did not break Varun’s hit streak at the box-office or our faith in good and experimental cinema.
Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety
Not to say that it was a brilliant film or a masterpiece in any way, but Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety is remarkable because it reaching the milestone of earning 100 crores at the box-office establishes the fact that films with no known stars will be accepted by the audience.
Apart from Rani Mukerji, the film had nothing going in its favor. A woman who struggles to be a teacher but is plagued with a rare disease was a heartwarming which had no masala or melodrama. But Rani Mukerji’s star power and beautiful story won the film a good box-office earning.