After the grand launch of Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel in Kaho Na ..Pyaar Hai, Abhishek Bachchan along with Kareena Kapoor forayed into Bollywood with J.P Dutta’s Refugee.
Son to legendary actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan may not have delivered box office hits but has certainly paved his way into our heart with these memorable performances
Guru – 2007
Abhishek Bachchan and Mani Ratnam came back with Guru after giving a mind blowing film Yuva. Also starring Aishwarya Rai, Guru told the inspiring journey of Dhirubhai Ambani from a small time trader to a business tycoon which was perfectly played by Abhishek Bachchan. The movie was well-received by the audience and critics and turned out to be “Hit” at the box office, minting Rs 46 crore against a budget of Rs 22 crore. Adding charm to the film was the tuneful songs by A.R.Rahman.
Yuva had everything going in its favor – talented director like Mani Ratnam (Roja, Bombay, Dil Se, Guru), amazing performances by the star cast, beautiful songs by A.R.Rahman which was penned by Mehboob. However, the word-of-mouth from the first show itself was against the film and the collections started tumbling down, earning Rs 14.24 crore against a budget of Rs 12 crore and turned out to be “Average” at the box office.
Sarkar – 2005
Inspired by the Hollywood film, The Godfather, Sarkar was a genuine attempt and a perfect remake by Ram Gopal Varma. The song–less film was brilliantly with electrifying performances by Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Kay Kay Menon coupled with a tight script, punching dialogues and admiring camera work. The movie was “Super-Hit” at the box office, earning Rs 24.83 crore against a budget of Rs 14 crore.
Based on a short story “Love Across the Salt Desert” written by Keki N. Daruwalla, Refugee was praised for strong direction, admiring performances and beautiful song composed by Anu Malik and lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar for which they won the National Awards.
Refugee collected a decent Rs 17.08 crore against a budget of Rs 15 crore, making it an “Average” earner at the box office.
Phir Milenge – 2004
Directed by Revathi, Phir Milenge clashed with Dhoom on 27th August, 2004. Phir Milenge, a remake of Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington starrer Philadelphia, was high on content and low on the commercial value. Result – it was a disaster at the box office even though critics praised the direction and performances by Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty and Salman Khan. The social-drama collected Rs 2.49 crore against a budget of Rs 5.50 crore.