Story Bollywood box office report: Sanju, Padmaavat turn the tide in first half of While the first half was encouraging, it is the second half with upcoming movies like Thugs of Hindostan, Zero and Kedarnath that must be watched out for.
Most of the bigwigs performed below expectations or sank without a trace. Ek Prem Katha underperformed. Although there were a couple of small-budget movies like Secret Superstar, Anaarkali of Aarah, Hindi Medium and Newton that stood out, it was still a dismal year all in all.
This year, however, Bollywood is on a roll. From the big league to small-budget movies, most of them have performed very well in India as well as overseas.
To begin with, there was Padmaavat starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh that was already in news before its release due to the Karni Sena's disapproval. While it appeared for a while that violent protests might mar the film's collections, it only boosted the same.
Padmaavat became the year's first blockbuster with a worldwide collection of an estimated Rs crore. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's spectacular movie received mixed response from critics but was appreciated by the audience. Based on a short story by Twinkle Khanna, inspired by social activist, Arunachalam Muruganantham's life, Pad Man was mostly well received.
Although the movie made an estimated Rs crore - an impressive number by itself - for an Akshay Kumar movie this was only average. Pari, on the other hand stood out as one of the best-performing Hindi horror flicks.
Anushka Sharma may have just paved the way for A-listers to show some love to the much-neglected genre. Considering the subject matter and that it's Mukherji's first movie in four years, Hichki was well received. It received mostly positive reviews, with some calling it fresh and inspirational.
Baaghi 2, on the other hand was widely bashed for everything it had to offer. Nevertheless, it went on to make around Rs crore in the box office.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor recreated their magic at the box office with the comedy Not Out. Made on a budget of Rs 10 crore, Not Out made an estimated Rs 80 crore.
It was soon followed by one of the year's most critically acclaimed movies, Raazi, that not only impressed the critics, but also set the cash registers ringing.
The Story of Pokhran made more than Rs 90 crore in the box office. It is, however, still running in theatres and is likely to continue its business for a while. The most eventful month for Bollywood this year so far was June.
It saw three big releases, all of which performed rather well. As all female-centric movies go, most people found something to critique in the movie. Nevertheless, it became one of the biggest hits of the year with collections around Rs crore.
Salman Khan's big release, Race 3 that was released shortly after Veere Di Wedding, opened in the most explosive manner in box office, and set the cash registers on fire.
However, the steam soon ran out as negative word-of-mouth dented the movie's collections. From direction and acting to music and plot, everything was bashed by the critics and audiences.NDTV Business Hindi Movies Cricket Health Food Tech HOP Auto Lakh ATMs May Shut Down By Report.
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