With the first half of the year gone by, we fondly remember the movies that made us laugh till we dropped to the floor and the ones that made us cry till our heart ached. We bring to you, the biggest successes of Bollywood from this year!
Ayushman Khurana is a hot commodity right, carefully plucking only the most interesting projects. After the success of Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho, it was only a matter of time he would make another nail biter; following up with Anubhav Sinha directed 'Article 15' where he plays Ayan, an IPS officer who gets embroiled in the investigation of a rape case that will prove fatal for the parties involved but could also be the end of him. Article 15 has already made over 90 Crore on Box-Office.
Yet another example of movies making money solely on the popularity of its stars. Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's 'Luka Chuppi' might have not fared well with the critics, but that didn't stop it from making a humongous collection of 94 Crore.
Sujoy Ghosh brings back the pair of Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachan after his last film 'Pink' in a meticulously crafted thriller. It is rightful entry to the list, making 88 Crore against its 22 Crore budget.
De De Pyaar De
De De Pyaar De starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Rakul Preet is one of the funniest comedies to come out in recent times. The film is a refreshing take on the cliche of a middle-aged man falling in love with a younger woman and made 100 Crore on the Box-Office.
Ranveer Singh stars in Zoya Akhtar's larger than life rags-to-riches story of Naezy and Divine, Dharavi based underground rappers. The underdog story resonated with the masses and it made a whopping 139 Crore.
The only Non-Khan making huge bucks, Akshay Kumar starrer Historial drama 'Kesari' made 153 Crore against its 75 Crore budget.
What seemed to be the start of an incredible comedy franchise seems to have fizzled out. Despite being contagiously unfunny and running out of ideas, the movie broke the bank with an astounding collection of 154 Crore; telling you how filmmakers have taken shelter under the umbrella of franchises.
Salman Khan has that rare distinction of being a consistently bankable star, as his streak of luck continues with 'Bharat'. Salman brings to the film a cast comprising of Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Tabu, Jackie Shroff, and Satish Kaushik and made a gross of 209 Crore.
Uri: The Surgical Strike
The 2016 Uri Attack received its cinematic adaptation in the able hands of writer-director Aditya Dhar. Vicky Kaushal plays Major Vihaan Singh, who leads the unit of most efficient soldiers in a retaliatory strike against militants who killed their soldiers-in-arms. With a collection of 244 Crore, it sits behind Kabir Singh as the second-highest Bollywood earner this year.
Leading the charge this year is Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Adwani starrer 'Kabir Singh'. Kabir Singh is a Bollywood adaptation of South's 'Arjun Reddy', and based on the star power alone created waves of anticipation among moviegoers. The film was marred by the misogynist complaints against Shahid Kapoor's character, but with an estimated collection of 277 Crore, it seems to be virtually untouched by any competitor.