This week BollyCurry brings to you the top 10 hit movies of 2013
as per box office earnings. These movies were a definite bang for your
buck this year and raked in quite a lot at the BO. In ascending order of
BO collections, the movies that we all enjoyed watching are as follows:
The movie that begins this list is Prakash Jha's Satyagraha
. Boasting a powerful cast of
Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Rao, and
Arjun Rampal, Satyagraha
political drama film about an idealistic ex-principal (Amitabh Bachchan)
fights against the system and especially a minister (Manoj Bajpai) to
daughter-in-law's (Amrita Rao) compensation. His son (Ajay Devgn) helps
him in his quest, along with a journalist (Kareena Kapoor) and a young
Rampal). The movie garnered around 62 crores in India.
Next up is the periodic thriller heist film, Special 26
or Special Chabbis
Its star cast included Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, and Manoj Bajpai along with
Jimmy Shergill, Kajal Agarwal, Rajesh Sharma, Kishor Kadam, etc.
Based on the real-life heist of the Opera House branch of Tribhovandas Bhimji
Zaveri in Mumbai on 19th
March 1987, Special 26
made it to the 9th
place of the top 10 movies of
2013. This movie made around 67 crores in India.
When we're talking about hits, how can we forget this romantic
movie? Undoubtedly one of the most romantic movies of this year, Aashiqui 2
, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur,
on our list. A movie about the turbulent relationship
between the two main characters, this movie's songs stayed on the top of the
charts for many weeks, especially "Sun Raha Hai (Male)" and "Tum Hi Ho". It also
brought Shraddha and Aditya instant fame. It made around 78 crores in India
at the box office.
Grand Masti, the first Indian adult
comedy to enter the 100 crore club, stars the original Masti
Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek
Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani. The 3 heroes of the movie go back to
college for a
reunion and end up in a laughter riot of sorts when they realize that
college life has changed drastically due to an overbearing principal.
movie was not much appreciated, it still did well at the box office and
about 102 crores at the box office overall, though some say that it
actually made less than
100 crores and in fact only made 92 crores in India.
The year started with a bang with Abbas Mastan's Race 2
starring Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham,
Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandes, Ameesha Patel, and Anil Kapoor. The
movie was similar to the first with deceit, treachery, back-stabbing, planning,
and plotting. It made around 105 crores in India; however, it was not
appreciated by critics though its songs got very high ratings by all.
place is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela
Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Supriya Pathak, Richa Chadda, and
Kelkar among others. The intense chemistry, the larger than life sets,
the foot-tapping music and the crisp storyline resulted in the movie
entering the 100
crores club in just a few days after its release. Latest figures say
movie earned 104 crores so far.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a biographical
movie based on the life of the Olympian runner Milkha Singh. It was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash
Mehra and stars Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles. The movie got
exceptional reviews and a few states even declared the movie tax free. It made
it to the 100 crores club when figures showed that it made around 109 crores in India.
place movie features none other than the desi
superhero Krrish, in Krrish 3
Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, and Vivek Oberoi in pivotal
roles and directed by Rakesh Roshan, Krrish 3
received positive to mixed
responses by the critics. While some claim it should be on top of the list,
Taran Adarsh and other box office reviewers place the total collections of Krrish 3
to be about 180 crores in
A romantic comedy starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya
Roy Kapur, and Kalki Koechlin, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
age movie. It was romantic, it was comic, and it had an "item" number by
Madhuri Dixit. The songs were well appreciated and the movie was liked
by all, catapulting it into the 100 crores club. It earned about 189
crores in India.
Finally, we reach the top grossing movie of the year. No surprises here! The
topper of the list is Chennai Express
It was directed by Rohit Shetty and starred Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika
Padukone. It was declared a blockbuster and managed to break many records
during its strong run at the box office. While some viewers and critics didn't
like the movie, it still did really well and made approximately 208 crores
Recently released Dhoom 3
starring Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan,
Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif has opened up to a decent amount of
collections. The movie is said to have
broken a number of records, including the highest first week collections. Til date, the movie has collected nearly 188 crores in India within its first week of release and is expected to surpass Chennai Express
2013 has been a good year for Bollywood with a lot of exceptional
movies, powerful performances, records broken, and stars discovered and
rediscovered. If the year started with a bang, then it's definitely going to
end with a Dhoom. As we wrap up the year do tell us what your favorite movie
was and whether any of these movies make your top 10 list.
Editor: Shreya S & Gunia M.
Graphics: Virina R.