Bollywood's mid-year report card: The biggest hits and misses of 2013
July 6, 2013, 2:39 pm
With many films making it to the silver screen in the first six months, we bring to you a list of the biggest hits and misses of the year.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone's crackling chemistry did wonders at the box office. The film not just turned out to be the biggest opener of 2013 but also got good reviews from the critics. The film has earned around Rs 188 crore by the end of June.
While 'Aashiqui' was a blockbuster back in 90s, there were apprehensions on reviving the film yet again with a new story. But Mohit Suri struck gold with h'Aashiqui 2'. Apart from the songs and the performances, the story also got a thumbs up and went onto enter the elite Rs 100 crore club.
Despite no stars, Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kai Po Che' fared well at the box office. Based on Chetan Bhagat's novel '3 Mistakes of My Life', the film was much liked for its treatment and its screenplay. It also was a considered a semi-hit at the box office.
Dhanush's Bollywood debut not just proved to be a hit at the box office but the performances of the actors were also appreciated. Within two weeks of its release, 'Raanjhanaa' has been able to collect Rs 52 crore at the box office.
Abbas-Mustan's thriller 'Race 2' turned to the first film of 2013 to enter the Rs 100 crore club. Within two weeks of its release, the film managed to earn Rs 100.45 crore at the box office.
On the other hand, Sajid Khan's remake of 1981 film 'Himmatwala' turned out to be the biggest debacle of 2013. After giving hits like 'Housefull', Sajid Khan was quite sure that 'Himmatwala' would do wonders at the box office but it failed miserably.
Preity Zinta's comeback film 'Ishkq In Paris' finally saw the light of the day. Despite exotic locations and Salman Khan's item song, the film could not survive much in thetare and added to the list of flops.
Sudhir Mishra decided to deal with a bold subject of sexual harassment at workplace in his film 'Inkaar' but it fizzled out at the box office due to a bad screenplay. The film was unable to lure audiences to the theatre and collected only Rs 9.5 crore in the opening weekend.
Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan did wonders at the box office with their chemistry in 'The Dirty Picture' and similar was expected from their film 'Ghanchakkar'. But the two actors were unable to cast the same spell and the film did not do much good at the box office as well.
The Deols came back with the sequel of their hit film 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'. But 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' did not strike the right chord with the audiences and the film did not earn much at the box office as well.