There were three significant Bollywood films which were released today in the past years at box office – Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh starrer Total Dhamaal, Salman Khan, Diya Mirza and Sushmita Sen starrer Tumko Na Bhool Payenge and Rajkummar Rao, Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Amrita Puri starrer Kai Po Che. Let us check how the films fared at the box office.
Tumko Na Bhul Payenge (1999)
Directed by Pankaj Parashar, Tumko Na Bhool Payenge was a remake of a Hollywood film – A Long Kiss Good Night (1996). Starring Salman Khan, Dia Mirza, Inder Kumar and Sushmita Sen, the songs of Tumka Na Bhool Payenge, was a already a big hit. Icing on the cake was the fabulous trailer which helped the movie to open well at the box office. Unfortunately, the direction and screenplay played the spoiled sports and feedback from the audience turned out to be negative which impacted its box office performance and the movie turned out to be a “flop” at the box office, collecting Rs 10.52 crore against a budget of Rs 11 crore.
Kai Po Che (2013)
Based on novel “3 mistakes of my life” by Chetan Bhagat , Kai Po Che is the second attempt by Abhishek Kapoor after the brilliant Rock On. With Kai Po Che , Abhishek Kapoor has gone first step ahead in terms of direction and story-telling. Right from the beginning with beautiful background score, Kai Po Che was spellbinding in every scene. Screenplay keeps you busy with crispy editing. Art direction was good while cinematography is eye-grabbing capturing the gorgeous locales of Gujarat. Background and original score by Amit Trivedi was the highlight of the film with all the songs gelling well with the mood of the film.
Total Dhamaal (2019)
Following the huge success of Dhamaal (2007) and Double Dhamaal (2011), Indra Kumar was back with the multi-starrer, Total Dhamaal. From the director of blockbusters like Dil, Beta, Raja, Ishq and Masti, Indra Kumar used the same formula – entertainment with dose of fun. Total Dhamaal arrived at the right after political dramas, patriotic films and musical drama and was able to entertain the audience with ensemble cast of Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffri, Riteish Deshmukh and Sanjay Mishra. Released in 2500 screens, Total Dhamaal collected a solid Rs 155 crore against a budget of Rs 120 crore.