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Raj Kapoor’s Awara crossing Rs 1 crore, Aamir Khan’s PK crossing Rs 300 crore, Prabhas’ Baahubali 2 crossing Rs 1000 crore and extra field workplace MILESTONES of Indian cinema


Hits come and go, flops come and go, superhits, blockbuster, disasters, above common grossers – all of them come and go. However, very, only a few motion pictures come as soon as in a lifetime that change the face of a nation’s cinematic panorama ceaselessly. And no quantity of glowing crucial critiques can obtain this. One and one simple, unquestionable issue, set in stone for all ages creates a never-before-seen cinematic milestone – the box-office. And over the course of a number of many years of Indian cinema, chronicling each movie business of the nation in each language, there have been a handful of such motion pictures (it is not day by day {that a} milestone film comes alongside) which have rewritten historical past on the home field workplace.

In all, there have been simply eleven milestone motion pictures over seven many years on the Indian field workplace (we have taken seven many years because it’s just about unimaginable to collate figures earlier than the 50s, and it additionally is sensible to contemplate the 1-crore mark as the primary milestone, which solely started from 1951 onward).

The 80s was the worst decade for milestones, with not a single movie setting a brand new landmark, whereas the 2010s has been the most effective decade to date with as many as 4 motion pictures creating new milestones. Hum Aapke Hain Koun, launched in 1994, and 2017’s Baahubali 2 proved to be the most important landmark jumps so far as collections go. Additionally, 9 of the ten motion pictures belong to Bollywood, reinforcing the dominance of the Hindi movie business within the nation whereas Aamir Khan is just not solely the one actor with a number of movies on the checklist, however with as many as 4 of them, underlining his goodwill with the viewers throughout demographics.

With out additional ado, listed here are the milestone motion pictures which set totally different landmarks for Indian cinema, together with the 12 months they launched in and their collections on the field workplace (Be aware: It goes with out saying that every one these movies are all-time blockbuster):

Awara (1951) – Rs. 1.25 crore nett [1-crore landmark]
Mughal-E-Azam (1960) – Rs. 5.50 crore nett [5-crore landmark]
Sholay (1975) – Rs. 15 crore nett [15-crore landmark; no Indian movies touched the 10-crore landmark before it]
Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) – Rs. 72.47 crore nett [50-crore landmark; no Indian movie touched the 25-crore landmark before it]
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) – Rs. 76.88 crore nett [75-crore landmark]
Ghajini (2008) – Rs. 114.10 crore nett [100-crore landmark]
3 Idiots (2009) – Rs. 201.37 crore nett [200-crore landmark; no Indian movie touched the 150-crore landmark before it]
Dhoom 3 (2013) – Rs. 284.27 crore nett [250-crore landmark]
PK (2014) – Rs. 340.80 crore nett [300-crore landmark]
Baahubali (2015) – Rs. 420.05 crore nett [400-crore landmark]
Baahubali 2 (2017) – Rs. 1115.60 crore nett [1000-crore landmark; no Indian movie touched any landmark between 500 to 900 crore before it]

So, which would be the subsequent Indian film to set a brand new milestone on the field workplace ergo the 1200-crore milestone, and, extra importantly, can any movie break Baahubali 2’s file within the foreseeable future? Fingers crossed…

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