Bollywood delivered a lacklustre performance in the first few months of 2015 until ‘Piku’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ and ‘ABCD 2’ happened! The Bollywood Box Office made windfall profits with blockbusters- Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Baahubali and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale are scheduled to release next week and are certainly expected to do good business.
Tanu Weds Manu Returns: This film starring Kangana Ranaut in a double role and R Madhavan, recreated Tanu and Manu’s magic on the silverscreen with Aanand L Rai’s sequel to ‘Tanu Weds Manu’.
ABCD 2: Remo D’Souza hit a jackpot with the sequel to ABCD- Any Body Can Dance. The film starred Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor besides professional dancers who were part of the first franchise.
Baahubali: This SS Rajamouli film that changed the way the world perceived Indian Cinema, went on to mint a whopping Rs 500 crores worldwide. The film brought ancient India back to life on celluloid.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan: Salman Khan and Kabir Khan teamed up for the first time for Bajrangi Bhaijaan after delivering a blockbuster in the form of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ in 2012. As Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman wowed audiences worldwide.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: This Diwali release was loved by the family audiences. As Prem, Salman returned to the silverscreen in the Sooraj Barjatya directorial that has garnered of Rs 400 crores so far.
Regional films too did substantially well at the Box Office.
Kannada films - ‘Uppi 2’, ‘Rangi Taranga’, Malayalam films – ‘Premam’, ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ and ‘Oru Vadakkan Selfie’, Marathi film- ‘Timepass 2’, Punjabi films – ‘Sardaar Ji’ and ‘Angrej’, Tamil films- ‘I’ and ‘Vedalam’ and Telugu film- ‘Srimanthudu’ put up an impressive show at the Box Office.