Hits & Misses of 2016!!!

Out of more than two hundred Hindi films released in 2016 only a dozen could deliver the goods, majority of them being biopics based on the life of some person of immense repute. The stupendous success of film like Airlift, Neerja, M S Dhoni: The Untold Story and Dangal drives home the point that stories inspired by real people or real life incidents are here to stay. Out of aforementioned four biopics M S Dhoni: The Untold Story and Dangal were sports biopics, which took the box-office by fire and raked in a huge amount of money for all the parties involved.
If we talk about the most successful films of the year 2016, the Aamir Khan starrer sports biopic Dangal tops the charts. The film, which released on 23rd December 2016, turned out to be an all Time Blockbuster with Rs. 313.50 in its kitty. The film is still performing extremely well, and it is expected to touch Rs. 400 Cr mark by the time it ends its run at the ticket window. The Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dear Zindagi was also loved by the majority of people, especially in urban centers. It earned a Hit tag after garnering an income of Rs. 68 Cr. Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil made Rs. 112 Cr as its lifetime collection and entered the Hit zone. Ajay Devgn's most ambitious film Shivaay also touched the right chord of the audience and with an income of Rs. 100.35 Cr became a hit film. Courtroom drama, 'Pink' starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu is named one of the biggest superhits of 2016 with a collection of Rs. 68 Cr. The film did not only earn well at the box-office, but it also started a conversation about women rights and consent in our society. M S Dhoni: The Untold Story also turned out to be a superhit film which earned Rs. 132.85 Cr. Made on a shoe-string budget, the Anand L Rai production Happy Bhag Jayegi was a Plus as it raked in Rs. 28.82. Akshay Kumar had three Rs. 100 Cr grossers in 2016. His film Rustom was declared superhit by the trade as it pulled in Rs. 127.49 Cr as its lifetime collection. With an income of Rs. 70 Cr, the John Abraham and Varun Dhawan starrer Dishoom was declared a hit. Salman Khan's Sultan made Rs. 345 Cr and became an All time blockbusters. Udta Punjab was a Plus film as it earned Rs. 59.60 Cr. Housefull 3 was also a Plus film with a collection of Rs. 107.70 Cr. Tiger Shroff's Baaghi became a hit with Rs. 76 Cr in its pocket. With Ki And Ka, which earned Rs. 51.62 Cr, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor found a much needed hit film. With an income of Rs. 73.3 Cr Kapoor And Sons became a Plus film for the makers. Teraa Surroor too became a Plus film with Rs. 14.30 Cr and so did Jai Gangaajal with Rs. 38 Cr income. Neerja turned out to be a superhit film as it went on to earn Rs. 75.61 Cr at the box-office. With a collection of Rs. 30.32 Cr. 'Sanam Re' was an average film. 'Airlift' made Rs. 129 Cr and was declared superhit. Wazir collected Rs. 42 Cr and became an average film.
So, we can clearly see that on an average around 10-15 films released every month, out of them only one film could earn a decent amount at the ticket window. In January, nine films hit screens. Out of these films, one became superhit, one was average and seven films were either below average or flops. In February, twelve films made their entry into cinemas. Out of them, one was average and one superhit. Three films, out of seven, were plus in the month of March. In April two films were declared hit out of ten films. In May, ten films released, but none could get the taste of success. In June, out of ten films, two were plus. July had an All Time Blockbuster Sultan. Other eleven films released in the same month tanked at the box office. One was superhit, one was a plus among eight films released in August. September saw the release of thirteen films. Two were declared superhits. Others were massive flops. In October, two films were hit among thirteen releases. In November, one film was hit among nine films. December had an All Time Blockbuster in the form of Dangal. Biopics, especially sports biopics were in demand this year. They did pretty good business at the ticket-window and impressed one and all.

The year 2016 saw the releases of films like Wazir, Chauranga, Vishwavijay, Chalk N Duster, Airlift, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3, Jugni, Mastizaade, Saala Khadoos, Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Teri Kasam, BHK Bhalla@Halla.Kom, Fitoor, Sanam Re, Neerja, Love Shhuda, Ishq Forever, Tere Bin Laden Dead Or Alive, Aligarh, Love Shagun, Bollywood Diaries, Jai Gangaajal, Zubaan, Teraa Suroor 2, Global Baba, Kapoor & Sons, Ok Mein Dhokhe, Rocky Handsome, Ki And Ka, Love Games, Blueberry Hunt, Fan, Nil Battey Sannata, Laal Rang, Santa Banta Pvt Ltd, Baaghi, Shortcut Safari, One Night Stand, 1920 London, Traffic, Azhar, Buddha in a Traffic Jam, Khel Ab Shuru Hoga, Sarabjit, Kaptaan, Veerappan, Fredrick, Waiting, Housefull 3, TE3N, Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, Udta Punjab, Luv U Alia, Raman Raghav 2.0, Junooniyat, 7 Hours To Go, A Scandall, Rough Book, Dil Toh Deewana Hai, Shorgul, Sultan, Brahman Naman, Great Grand Masti, Kabali, Madaari, Ishq Click, Dishoom, Love Ke Funday, The Legend of Michael Mishra, Fever, Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara, Mohenjo Daro, Rustom, Happy Bhag Jayegi, Waarrior Savitri, A Flying Jatt, Akira, Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa, Island City, Baar Baar Dekho, Freaky Ali, Ek Kahani Julie Ki, Pink, Parched, Raaz Reboot, Banjo, Days of Tafree, Wah Taj, M S Dhoni: The Untold Story, Mirziya, MSG: The Warrior Lion Heart, Tutak Tutak Tutiya, Anna, Motu Patlu: King Of Kings, Beiimaan Love, Saat Uchakkey, Fuddu, Aakhir Kab Tak, 31st October, Umrika, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Shivaay, Rock On!! 2, Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur, Dongri Ka Raja, Ishq Junoon, Tum Bin 2, Force 2, Dear Zindagi, Saansein, Moh Maya Money, Kahaani 2, Befikre, Wajah Tum Ho and Dangal.


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