Year Ender 2022: Bollywood films that joined the 'Rs 100 crore club' this year | PHOTOS
Year Ender 2022: This #BoycottBollywood didn't even spare films of Bollywood superstars like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar. Despite this, there were still some films that pulled the audiences to the theatres and raked over Rs 100 crore moolah in the process.
Year Ender 2022: Bollywood witnessed many ups and downs in the year 2022. From the after-effects of Covid-19 to the 'Boycott Bollywood' trend, the Indian cinema industry rode over its worst phase this year. Even when theatres opened after Covid hiatus, several films flopped at the box office as cinemagoers refused to step into the theatres to watch Bollywood movies. However, movies from Southern film industries and international films did brisk business at the domestic box office.
This #BoycottBollywood didn't even spare films of Bollywood superstars like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar. Despite this, there were still some films that pulled the audiences to the theatres and raked over Rs 100 crore moolah in the process.
Here's a list of Bollywood movies that performed exceptionally well at the box office in 2022 and became a part of the 'Rs 100+ crore club':
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Ajay Devgn and Tabu-starrer Drishyam 2' is a mystery thriller film which entered the 'Rs 100+ crore club' in its first week. The movie was released on November 18 and is currently running successfully in the theatres. According to film critic Taran Adarsh, the film has so far earned over Rs 200 crore at the domestic box office.
Brahmastra: Part 1- Shiva
Sci-fi film "Brahmastra Part One: Shiva" was another blockbuster of this year. Released on September 9, the first installment of the big-budget fantasy adventure series starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Amitabh Bachchan had collected Rs 75 crore on its opening day and only grew from strength to strength.
The film, directed by Ayan Mukerji, crossed the Rs 150 crore-mark in gross box office collections worldwide soon after its release.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
Directed by Anees Bazmee, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was a horror comedy that released on May 20. The film starred Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu in lead roles and was one of the biggest hits of the year 2022. The film collected more than Rs 250+ crores at the box office.
The Kashmir Files
Written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri, the film "The Kashmir Files" was based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in 1990. It starred Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Joshi, among others. According to film critic Taran Adarsh, the film entered the '100+ crore club' in its first week and collected over Rs 200 crore at the domestic box office. The movie was produced by Zee Studios and hit the theaters on March 11.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Gangubai Kathiawadi" was another big hit at the box office this year. After a week of its release on February 25, the film collected Rs 68.93 crore. The film is based on a chapter from author S Hussain Zaidi's book Mafia Queens of Mumbai. It featured Alia Bhatt as 'Gangubai' — a character from Kamathipura of the 1960s. The film's cast included Ajay Devgn, Vijay Raaz, Seema Pahwa, and Shantanu Maheshwari. The film earned around Rs 125 crores at the box office.