There were two significant Bollywood films which were released today in the past years – Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India and Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna starrer Dil Chahta Hai. Let us check how the films fared at the box office.
Chak De India (1997)
Directed by Shimit Amin, who earlier made Ab Tak Chappan, Chak De India was the first sports drama attempted by Shah Rukh Khan who coached the Indian Women Hockey team to win the World Cup. SRK was brilliant as Kabir Khan and he is still remembered for his memorable performance.
Chak De India successfully infused patriotism among us with inspiring messages, motivational dialogues taking pride to be an Indian. especially proud of our Indian Hockey Team and show the world the the true meaning of women empowerment.
As per BoxofficeIndia.com, Chak De India opened to a slow response at the box office but thanks to the glowing reviews, the sports drama picked up the steam and delivered an outstanding result at the box office, collecting a solid Rs 66 crore against a budget of Rs 22 crore. Chak De India turned out to be “Super-Hit” at the box office.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Farhan Akhtar debuted in Bollywood with probably the best friendship film, Dil Chahta Hai, released in 2001. Aamir Khan, who already stunned everyone playing the role of a villager, Bhuvan, who fought against Britishers in the cricket-match drama, Lagaan, transformed himself into the urban-cool, Akash. He was adequately supported by the confused Sameer (brilliantly played by Saif Ali Khan) and more matured, Siddharth (one of his best performance by Akshaye Khanna). The movie brilliantly depicts the coming-of-age drama of three friends as they move from a care-free college to a more responsible professionals.
Music by Shankar-Eshaan-Loy was memorable while performances by Preity Zinta and Sonali Kulkarni was nice.
As per BoxOfficeIndia.com, Dil Chahta Hai opened to a good response across the city multiplexes in India. Owing to its urban-centric theme, Dil Chahta Hai remained strong at the class centers while the earnings were limited at the mass area. The friendship drama collected Rs 20 crore against a budget of Rs 14 crore.