Bollywood films release every Friday and we witness all kind of genres in them. Some are commercial and some are off-beat. Some are mega budget projects and some are small content driven.
And some are the most unexpected movies that turn out to give the biggest box office collection. Yes these are the movies that people think might come and go in a jiffy but they stay, entertain and earn big molaah.
Here’s taking a look at 9 such Bollywood films that turned out to unexpected hits in cinema.
Raid is a period crime thriller film featuring Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz and Saurabh Shukla. The film is inspired by the real life I-T raids that were conducted by the officers of the Indian Revenue Service in the 1980s.
While the movie is slow in parts and show only one raid in 2 hours, the movie has caught the attention of movie goers and has given it a big thumbs up. Ajay Devgn, who is typecasted in a Golmaal or Singham genre, broke the monotony with this film and the results sure are great.
2 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
The movie surpassed all expectations and gave shocking numbers at the box office. The Pyaar Ka Panchnama cast and crew came together to show a different story-line, the bromance one, and the audience loved it.
While many were thinking it's a small budget movie and might be repetitive like the old series, SKSKT broke the notions and went onto become the second highest grosser of 2018 after Padmaavat.
3 Golmaal 4
The Golmaal series came out with their fourth installment. This one was a mix of horror, drama and comedy. There were also two new fresh faces in the franchise, Parineeti Chopra and Tabu. And boy, they didn't fail to disappoint. Considering how movie series usually flop after their 2nd and third installment, this one went onto become a big blockbuster.
Tusshar Kapoor who now only features in the Golmaal series and Kunal Kemmu who wasn't seen in a long time, surprised us with their on point comic timing and box office collection. While the movie received mixed reviews, audience made it a hit.
4 Hindi Medium
Irrfan Khan and Pakistani actor Saba Qamar starrer film crossed Rs 100 crore and became the fifth film to enter the coveted club in 2017. The movie also became the third film to release in China after Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Secret Superstar.
The film was a satirical take on India’s education system and how running a school is growing into a money minting business, making lower class parents and child suffer.
5 Secret Superstar
In China, the film has already made upto Rs 500 crore and became a record breaking hit.
It is the highest-grossing 2017 Hindi film, and the second-highest-grossing Hindi film of all time, behind only Dangal (2016). It is also the third-highest-grossing Indian film of all time, behind only Dangal and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
6 English Vinglish
This was Sridevi's comeback in cinema after a long time and people had their figures crossed. The phenomenal actress that she was in the 80s, people had their expectations high. And the lady did not disappoint. Taking a real life problem on how people treat someone who don't know English won our hearts and the fabulous collection said it all. She proved she can still be the hero in her films.
According to Box Office India, English Vinglish's overseas gross figures was over US$4 million, making it one of the Top 10 highest overseas grossing Bollywood films of 2012.
7 ABCD 2
Based on the true journey of Fictitious dance group, this movie revolves around the ups and downs faced by an Indian dance troupe from Mumbai suburbs.
While dance movies like Aaja Nachle never got a big audience but this movie proved otherwise. There are reports, looking at the success, ABCD 3 is also in the makes and under the wraps at the moment.
8 Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Dum Laga Ke Haisha became one of the few Hindi films, which earned more in second weekend than the first weekend. Dum Laga Ke Haisha also recorded highest 5th weekend in 2015. In Bollywood films, people flock around in movie halls to see an actress who is good looking, has a fabulous body, a couple of item songs and dancing around trees. But this movie proved that body and face of an actress doesn't have to be at par with the other leading ones if the content is good. And thus began, the onset of good cinema.
Shraddha Kapoor's Baaghi's box office collections, which also starred Tiger Shroff, had a lifetime earnings of Rs 74.37 crore by day 17. The actress proved herself to be the black horse in the race of Gen-Y stars. The movie went onto become a hit despite a slow start. So much so, that Baaghi 2 is already releasing on 30th March.