2017: Top ten highest grossing Bollywood movies of the year

Published: 25th December 2017 09:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th December 2017 01:34 PM  

Bollywood this year remained shrouded with controversies, high drama related to unreleased movies (Padmavati) and also saw many critically acclaimed movies like Death in a Gunj, Lipstick under my Burkha, sinking in the box office.
The year's magnum opus Bahubali: The conclusion, grossed over Rs 540 crore at the global box office. A cartoon series by the name 'Baahubali - The Lost Legends' also came up along with comic books.
Raees had Shah Rukh Khan playing a muslim bootlegger Raees Alam who does business in illegal ways. The movie was a paisa-wasool entertainer for the superstar's fans. Despite the film's clash with Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil, it managed to pull in a decent 137.51 crores.
Kaabil: Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam's revenge drama managed to strike a chord with people's sentiments. Both the actors played blind lovers. Life becomes hell after Supriya (Yami) gets raped by people with political influence and Rohan (Hrithik) vows to take revenge. Although having less screens compared to Raees during opening, the movie raked in 126.8 crore at the box office.
Made under Dharma Productions, Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a sequel of 2014 film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The movie got great reviews from audience and critics alike, hence grossing over 100 crore in the box office in India. The portrayal of characters by both Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan as small town individuals struggling to create a mark of their own was widely appreciated.
Based on the backdrop of China-India war, Kabir Khan-directorial Tubelight underperformed at box office. The fans and critics couldn't agree with too-good-too-be-true image of Bhai (Salman). The movie still managed to mint over 100 crores domestically solely banking on Salman Khan's super-stardom and loyal fan support.
Baadshaho got fizzled reviews from the critics but audience seemed to like the heist drama. The movie made over 100 crores domestically. Yesteryear songs such as 'Mere rashqe kamar' and hit melody 'Keh du tumhe' were revived in the movie along with one Sunny Leone item number.
Akshay Kumar's offbeat choice of roles paid rich dividend again with 'Toilet-Ek Prem Katha' along with Jolly LLB 2 this year. Both the films catapulted him into the list of finest Bollywood actors. Toilet carried a very important message of open defecation in India. For some, the movie seemed 'Jan hit mei jaari' (Issued in public interest) a government advertisement but others related to it well.
Golmaal Again: The fourth installment of the comedy series starring Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Kemmu, Parineeti Chopra, Tabu and Neil Nitin Mukesh with paranormal activity as theme managed to impress the audience. The film got decent reviews and great box office collection. The movie was made on a budget of Rs 95 crore and has minted Rs 302 crore worldwide.
Judwa 2: Remake of Salman Khan starer Judwa, this Varun Dhawan-starer managed to tickle the funny bones of the audience and made over 100 crores domestically. Varun in double role with leading ladies Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu created a pair that worked well with the audience and grooved to the 90's hit of 'oonchi hai building' and 'chaliti hai kya 9 se 12'.
Salman Khan sure knows how to end the year with a bang. With 'Tiger Zinda Hai' creating wonders at the box office, Salman Khan is making up for the disappointment by Tubelight. The spy thriller, sequel of the 2012 film 'Ek Tha Tiger' is well received by the critics and audience alike and has managed to make over 150 crores in four days. The high action movie has both Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif doing convincing stunts while rescuing the Indian nurses abducted by the militants.
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