There were three significant Bollywood films which were released today in the past years – Shah Rukh Khan starrer Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Kangana Ranaut and R.Madhavan starrer Tanu Weds Manu and Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Sushmita Sen starrer Bewafa. Let us check how the films fared at the box office.
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
Directed by Kundan Shah, the legend behind classics like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Nukkad (TV series) and Wagle Ki Duniya (TV Series), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa was a light-heart romantic comedy story of Sunil (Shah Rukh Khan) who dreams of marrying Anna (Suchitra Krishnamurthy). The film boasted of some great performances by the lead cast as well the supporting actors coupled with tuneful music by Jatin-Lalit. The songs were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Made on a budget of just Rs 2 crores, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa turned out to be a big “Hit” at the box office.
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Bewafaa had ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Sushmita Sen, Shamita Shetty and Kabir Bedi with strong production values and promotions. Directed by Dharmesh Darshan, who earlier made Raja Hindustani (1996) and Dhadkan (2000), Bewafaa had some good songs but poor screenplay and wafer-thin plot which turned the tide against the film. Made at a budget of Rs 18 crores, Bewafaa turned out to be an “Average” grosser at the box office.
Tanu Weds Manu (2011)
Third film of Anand L Rai, the plot of Tanu Weds Manu was simple and predictable love story but it was defining of beloved characters that made it worth-watching. The sensational performance by Kangana Ranaut, R.Madhavan, Jummy Shergill and Deepak Dobriyal with well-written screenplay will keep glued on to the screen till the end.
Tanu Weds Manu started slow at the ticket window but the strong word-of-mouth feedback made it a surprise “Hit” of the year. Tanu Weds Manu collected a solid Rs 38.52 crores against a budget of Rs 21 crores.