March 30, 2018

Bollywood Back on Track in First Quarter of 2018. Guest Post.

There’s a saying which goes “WINNING IS IMPORTANT BUT THE WAY YOU WIN IS MORE IMPORTANT”. Bollywood has justified this quote in the most emphatic way possible. 2017 was one of the most easily forgettable year, although we had got some decent movies in the form of HINDI MEDIUM, BAREILY KI BARFI, TUMHARI SULU and SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN but these were all those niche movies which had their own pros and cons even though being very good movies these were never meant to set box office on fire. But when you look back, only these so called “SMALL, ARTISTIC” films were amongst the few success’s which we had in 2017. But there was something missing last year. Call it CONTENT or PEOPLE’S disinterest to go to a theatre. 

Over 200+ hindi films released but we had only 10 clean hits namely :- 

Jolly llb 2 (SUPERHIT)
Badrinath ki dulhaniya (SUPERHIT)
Hindi Medium (SUPERHIT)
Judwaa 2 (SUPERHIT)
Bareily KI Barfi (HIT)
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (HIT)
Golmaal Again (BLOCKBUSTER)
Fukrey Returns (HIT)
Tiger Zinda Hai (ATBB)

Raees, Sachin, Newton, Tumhari Sulu were all Semi-Hit

Everything Said and done, Past is meant to be forgotten and to learn from it. It’s a new year, new beginning infact a incredible beginning for our beloved Hindi film industry. 2018 began with the continuing success of Tiger Zinda hai then came the first major release of 2018 “PADMAAVAT”. After all the controversies amidst all the negativity, the film released and went on to become a humongous hit with entering the prestigious 300 cr club.The first ATBB of the year In the first month itself. 

There couldn’t have been a better beginning for the year. Who would have thought A film without a KHAN will enter 300 cr club. But Thanks to the master craftsman SLB for making it possible by giving a masterpiece which will be remembered for a very long time. Even after so much negativity and hatredness around it, the audiences lapped it with both the hands and flocked to the theatres and even now when it is in its 9th week audiences are wanting to watch it once again. Probably the only movie after BAAHUBALI 2 which is still running in theatres successfully.

Then came PADMAN- A WONDERFUL MOVIE WITH A WONDERFUL MESSAGE this film unlike any other AKKI movie wasn’t meant to become a big commercial success instead it was released to break the taboo.The film garnered critical acclaim as well as love from the audiences as well, although this didn’t go on to collect 100cr which almost every akshay kumar movie does but still went to become a success since it was made on a very controlled budget.

And then came a movie which shook the whole trade and that is SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY - A long tongue twister sort of title, people unable to pronounce it, even now some call it “SONU” who would have even believed that this film will do wonders at the box office. "SONU” ka kya hoga? HIT HOGI? The film answered this question in the most unimaginable way. HIT? SUPERHIT? BLOCKBUSTER? Nah. This film went on to become more than a blockbuster, collecting over 100 cr NBOC is probably no one would have thought even in the wildest of dreams. Thanks to the director LUV RANJAN who kept the movie over the belt so that a whole family could watch it even after being more of a YOUTH-CENTRIC film. 

Bollywood was on a high after back to back successes and to add to its happiness Ajay Devgn’s RAID released.This movie was not a typical thriller like special 26 or baby instead this was a realistic entertainer and with the way its holding on during the weekdays. It’ll definitely cross 100cr and that will be HAT-TRICK of 100crs. JAN, FEB, MARCH all 3 months have three 100 cr movies. 

Icing on the cake is a movie which was meant to be a pure Multiplex/Urban film and it is wooing its target audience i.e HICHKI and is on the verge of becoming a clean hit. With Tiger shroff’s BAAGHI 2 waiting in the line to release this Friday it will be very interesting to see how will the audience react to a pure mass/commercial film after Tiger zinda hai. One thing is for sure that it’ll take double digit opening and being a holiday weekend it will open to close or more than BAAGHI which was almost 12 cr. And from there on WOM will take it to where it is destined to. Hopefully we will witness another smash hit from Tiger who really needs a hit under his belt. 

Fingers crossed, we hope that Bollywood ends its F.Q of 2018 on a high as it started. And start its 2nd quarter successfully with some amazing looking films like OCTOBER and 102 NOT OUT in the pipeline..

Guest Post Written by Shubham Sawant.

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    Correct it

  2. Sawant jara acche verdict check kar BZH ka

    ATBB sirf ek hi deta hai aur wo hai
    Aamir The global megastar..

    Note:BB was exception

  3. Sallu Khali Blockbuster de sakta hai..

    Sallu ko 10 jaman lena padega amir ko beat karne ke liye


  4. Sabse zyada ATBB movie dene wala sabka bap khano ka khan Salman Khan sir h, har sal 1 movie ATBB dene wala super duper se bhi upar wala star h Salman Khan Sir, 4 sal m ek movie banane wala hero ko m to star list m bhi nhi rkhta.
    1 par Salman Khan sir 2 par akhsay Kumar Sir 3 par ranveer sing 4 par RajKumar rao 5 par Varun dhawan 6 par sharukh khan sir 7 par Ajay devgan 8 par ritik roshan 9 par Irfan khan 10 par arjun kapoor. In sab ke ilawa koi bhi hero list ke layaq bhi nhi h. Jisko hahaha Karna h karte Ra. idon't mind.


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