The Biggest Content Oriented Films Of Last 15 Years That Would Certainly Be Big Hits Today
Every year, a lot of films jostle for the audiences attention to get maximum business for itself. Bollywood is one of the largest film producing industries in the world and very few people in the industry have mastered the formula of making every venture of theirs a success. But still, every once in a while even the biggest of the stars get a rude wake-up call at the box office when their films flop.
A number of times, we have seen, whenever a major star has headlined a content-oriented film or a film that is loaded with content sans stars, the audiences tend to ignore these films. The reasons can be many but it is only these days when the audiences are giving a chance to content-driven films and we see these films earning a lot of money at the box office. Here are the biggest content films of past 15 years that would do great business if they were to release today:
Swades: Undoubtedly, Swades is the best film of Shah Rukh Khan that featured him as a man coming back home and finding a purpose in bettering the society and his country. Every critic or Shah Rukh Khan fan swears by the film and it was quite unbelievable when the film flopped in 2004. It would definitely be a major hit today.
Haasil: The 2003 film featured Jimmy Shergill, Hrishita Bhatt and Irrfan Khan in the lead roles and was directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia of Paan Singh Tomar fame. The film featured a realistic portrayal of the student politics in universities as well as gritty performances from the lead actors and Irrfan Khan won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a negative role for essaying the role of villainous Rannviajy.
Balck Friday: Anurag Kashyap's film in 2004 drew the ire of Censor Board for a number of issues and was released a few years later. The film was based on 1993 Mumbai Serial blasts and featured acclaimed performances from the likes of Pawan Malhotra, Kay Kay Menon, and Aditya Shrivastava.
My Brother...Nikhil (2005): The film was based on the life of Dominic D'souza from Goa, a state champion in Swimming. Sanjay Suri portrayed his character as Nikhil and the film was praised for its realistic portrayal of people suffering from AIDS and the kind of behavior they face in India.
Manorama: 6 Feet Under- Navdeep Singh's directorial featuring Abhay Deol as a down and out public works engineer and a failed novelist who gets caught in a web of lies, deceit, and murder was one of the best films of 2007 and one of the best thrillers in Bollywood.
Firaaq (2008): The Nandita Das directorial was a political thriller based on the after effects of Gujarat riots in 2002. It focused on people from different walks of life and how the riots affected them and their struggles to move on.
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009): The Shimit Amin directorial is probably Ranbir Kapoor's one of the finest performances. it focuses on a salesman taking the entrepreneurship route.
Shor In The City (2011): One of the most underrated films of recent times, the film is a black comedy that features 3 different stories running parallelly and how with a twist of fate they intertwine and people's lives changes.