What it takes to deliver a 100 crore grosser at Box office. With Rowdy Rathode roaring at Box office even after 5 weeks, lets look at what it takes to deliver a 100+ crore grosser at Box Office.
Wants to Play in millions, Why not make a south remake: Almost 90% of the Bollywood’s 100 crore grosser are either a blind copy of the South Indian movies or have adopted the South Indian treatment. Be it Bodyguard, Singham, Ghajini, Ready, Rowdy Rathode, all these are blindly copied frame by frame. Majority of Indian movie viewers wants full of masala, full of action, senseless movies and south remakes provides enough serving for them.
Lets have a look at some of the blind South Indian remakes:
Ghajini: Remake of 2005 Tamil super hit of same name starring Tamil superstar Suriya and Asin, the later was
the part of remake as well. Made with the budget of 40 crore, Ghajini has box office collection of 190+ crore.
Ready: Remake of 2008 Telugu hit of same name starring Ram and Genelia D souza. Made with the budget of 40 crore, Ready has box office collection of 184+ crore.
Singham: Remake of 2010 Tamil hit of same name starring Suriya and Anushka Shetty. Made with the budget of 20 crore , Singham has box office collection of 140+ crore.
Bodyguard : Remake of 2010 Malayalam hit of the same name starring Dileep and Nayanthara. Made with the budget of around 45 crore, Bodyguard has box office collection of 184+ crore.
Rowdy Rathod: Remake of Telugu hit Vikramakudu starring Ravi Teja and Anushka Shetty . Made with the budget of 40 crore Ready has box office collection of 150+ crore and still counting.
Your laughs and smiles are very costly, atleast for the Indian filmakers: Indian filmmakers realize that to pull large audiences to theatres, they need to make movie for masses, and comedies are the one they can rely upon. Most of the 100+ crore grosser are either full-time comedies like Ready, Golmaal 3, Housefull 2 or they have a sufficient amount of laughter bombs in them.
Latkas, jhatkas and fatkas: Latkas, jhatkas and fatkas have always been an integral part of the bollywood films and even today Indian movie viewers are highly attracted to hard-hitting action scenes, item songs.
Items songs and Madras style action scenes is the new success mantra in Bollywood. Almost every 100+ crore grosser have one, other or both of these ingredients in it.
Movie Action Item song
Ghajini yes no
3 idiots no no
Dabangg yes yes
Golmaal 3 yes no
Ready yes yes
Bodyguard yes yes
Ra one yes yes
Singham yes no
Don-2 yes no
Agneepath yes yes
Housefull 2 yes yes
Rowdy Rathode yes yes
Superstars do matter: All your efforts of touching this magic figure goes in vain if you don’t have big stars in them. Superstars do matter in present scenario of Bollywood, and its a must to have one to cross this magic figure. Salman has highest 100+ crore grossers with 3 followed by Sharukh, Aamir, Akshay and Ajay all having 2. Hrithik is also in this league now with Agneepath.
There are some which truly deserve this magic figure: Most of the 100+ crore grossers are senseless and lacks quality, content, orignality but still there are some which truly deserve this magic figure. 3 idiots, Agneepath, Don2, Dabangg are really the ones.
With Ek tha tiger, Barfee and Yeh kahan aa gye hum coming up lets hope Indian filmmakers have some other ingredients in 100+ crore grossers.
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