It was a good month for Bollywood as they were two 100 crores film in one month namely Ranveer Singh’s rap-drama, Gully Boy, and Ajay Devgn’s madcap comedy, Total Dhamaal. Let us see how the other films fared .
2019 had a great start with films like URI-The Surgical Strike, Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika-The Queen Of Jhansi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray making noise at the box office in the month of January. The month of February opened with the The Sonam Kapoor starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga which had a huge expectations from the audience. The ensemble cast comprising of talents like Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao along with good music and welcoming trailer. However, the same-sex love story won hearts of the critics but not the audience and close its chapter at the ticket window with around Rs 22 crores.
Following week, we saw the clash of the Nargis Fakhir and Sachin Joshi starrer Amavas and Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor starrer The Fakir Of Venice. Amavas had no star value and the trailer itself was poor. On top of it, bad reviews made a dent into the producer’s pocket. The other film, The Fakir Of Venice, was a long delayed project and was supposed to release in 2009. The comedy drama, starring Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor, finally the release date but opened to lackluster reviews all around. The film was a washout from the first show itself and could make any impact at the box office
On 14th February, audience celebrated the Valenine’s Day with Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy which opened to a thunderous response at the box office. Made on a budget of Rs 75 crores, Zoya Akhtar directed rap-drama won rave reviews for its unique storyline and electrifying performances. Gully Boy is still running in theaters and is expected to wrap up around Rs 135 crores.
The following week we saw the mad-cap comedy, Total Dhamaal, directed by Indra Kumar. Following the huge success of Dhamaal (2007) and Double Dhamaal (2011), Indra Kumar is back with the multi-starrer, Total Dhamaal. The director of super-hit films like Dil, Beta, Raja, Ishq and Masti has done well once again as Total Dhamaal broke all the records. If the trend continues, Total Dhamaal might touch Rs 150 crores by end of its run.