Krrish 3: Superhero sci-fi film starring Hrithik Roshan has been this year's biggest hit. The superhero flick produced on a budget of Rs 1.15 billion was the third film in the Krrish series after 'Koi... Mil Gaya' (2003) and 'Krrish' (2006). Apart from Hrithik Roshan, the film also had Vivek Oberoi, Priyanka Chopra, and Kangna Ranaut in the lead roles. Rakesh Roshan's 'Krrish 3' received mixed reviews from critics but praises for Kangana Ranaut's performances, the VFX and cinematography. The film did a stupenduous business both in India and oversees and was declared a blockbuster. Despite being released during the Diwali weekend, the movie did great business and had more than 80 per cent occupancy in multiplexes and almost 90-100 per cent in single screens. 'Krrish 3' earned Rs 166.52 crore at end of its first week and has made Rs 244.92 crore till now.
Chennai Express: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's blockbuster of the year 'Chennai Express' broke several records in India and abroad in 2013. This typical Bollywood 'masala' film, which was directed by Rohit Shetty, received mixed reviews. Despite this, it became the fastest film to enter the 100 crore club in just 4 days. It surpassed 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and is currently the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2013. The film broke the record held by '3 Idiots' (2009) in the domestic market and was declared a Blockbuster in India. It is also the third highest-grossing Bollywood film in overseas market.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: Romantic comedy and the new age film, 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' starring ex lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles was the second highest grosser of the year. Directed by Ayan Mukherjee and produced by Karan Johar, the film also had Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin in supporting roles. Dancing queen Madhuri Dixit appeared in an item number titled 'Ghagra' in this film. The film received positive reviews and was a huge box office success. It went on to become the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film of all time in India and worldwide. The film is also the seventh highest grossing Bollywood films in overseas markets.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: Farhan Akhtar impressed all as Milkha Singh in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', a biopic on the life of Olympic medalist Milkha Singh. The film got mixed reviews from critics and performed very well at the box office. 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is currently the third highest grossing Bollywood film of 2013 in India. Milkha Singh sold the movie rights for one rupee but inserted a clause stating that a share of the profits would be given to the Milkha Singh Charitable Trust. The film opened exceptionally well at multiplexes across India, especially in Punjab and Delhi and earned approximately Rs 8.50 crores on its first day.
Ram-Leela: Sanjay Leela Bhansali was back in business with ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela-RamLeela’ this year. This romantic drama, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, featured Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film, which received good reviews, had a strong first day collection of over Rs 16 crore despite limited release due to controversy. It went on to earn Rs 53 crore in its opening weekend. It was declared a hit by Box Office India. Overseas, ‘Ram-Leela’ opened up better than ‘Krrish 3’ and ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. 'RamLeela' collected about Rs 107 crore in its lifetime.
Grand Masti: Sequel to ‘Masti’, ‘Grand Masti’, featuring Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh received negative reviews from critics. But to everyone’s surprise it opened well at the box office. And the movie went on to become the highest grossing Bollywood film with an A (Adults Only) certificate in India, and then entering Bollywood's elite 100 crore club. It had a very good first day, grossing around Rs 12 crore and was the highest opening day of 2013 after 'Chennai Express', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and 'Race 2'.
Aashiqui 2: Romantic musical drama ‘Aashiqui 2’ starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor came as a surprise hit on the box office. Sequel to the 1990 hit 'Aashiqui' was directed by Mohit Suri. The film received a positive to mixed critical response and became a major commercial success at the box-office despite featuring newcomers. It earned Rs100 crore worldwide within the first four weeks. The soundtrack to the film became very popular after its release.
Special 26, featuring Akshay Kumar, a thriller directed by Neeraj Pandey, was critically acclaimed by all reviewers. The film opened to 30 per cent occupancy but steadily kept increasing with each day. The film earned a total of Rs 103 crore worldwide.
Raanjhanaa, which marked the Bollywood debut of Tamil superstar Dhanush, was appreciated mostly for its script and the performances. The film also starring Sonam Kapoor was widely liked for its music and Dhanush's performance as a fierce lover. Within a week of its release, the film collected about Rs 35 crore domestic nett. ‘Raanjhanaa’ was declared a hit.
Dhoom 3 is just a day away from its release but has already created a buzz with its breath taking action sequences, stunts and the gorgeous Katrina Kaif. For the first time, Aamir Khan will be seen in a negative role in this film. Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will reprise their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali Akbar.
‘Dhoom 3’ is also believed to be one of the most expensive films of all time with most expensive song in it called ‘Malang’. Releasing on December 20, this will be the first Bollywood film to be releasing in the IMAX format.