There were three significant Bollywood films which were released today in the past years. Shah Rukh Khan and Manish Koirala starrer Dil Se in 1999, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte starrer Manjhi – The Mountain Man and Abhishek Bachchan starrer All Is Well in 2015. Let us check how these films fared at the box office
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Dil Se (1999)
Dil Se had everything going in its favor – talented director like Mani Ratnam (Roja, Bombay, Yuva, Guru), hot jodi of Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala, beautiful songs by A.R.Rahman which was penned by Gulzar. However, the word-of-mouth from the first show itself was against the film and the collections started tumbling down, earning Rs 10.76 crore against a budget of Rs 11 crore and turned out to be “Flop” at the box office. Personally, I felt that movie was ahead of its time and should have been appreciated for its bold story and electrifying performances.
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Manjhi-The Mountain Man (2015)
Manjhi – The Mountain Man was one of the finest performances of Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The actor lived and breathed Dashrath Manjhi who carved a path through a mountain (30 ft long) using only a hammer and chisel.was The Ketan Mehta directed film did fairly well at the box office collecting Rs 13.53 cores at the box office against a budget of Rs 8.5 crores.
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All Is Well (2015)
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All Is Well, was pitted against Manjhi – The Mountain Man on the same day in 2015. The comedy drama, also starring Rishi Kapoor and Asin, opened to average reviews and earned Rs 12.53 crores against a budget of Rs 34 crores. Directed by Umesh Shukla, who earlier made the blockbuster Oh My God, All Is Well earned a status of “Flop” at the box office.