The Diwali festivities function essentially the most profitable money cow for Bollywood and the previous decade reveals the frantic try by filmmakers to e-book these explicit dates. Over the previous few years, there have been relatively high-profile clashes, some turning notably ugly, as within the case of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which went up in opposition to Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay.
As Akshay Kumar’s Ram Setu clashes with Ajay Devgn’s Thank God on Diwali, right here’s wanting on the most high-profile Diwali clashes in Bollywood.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan vs Son of Sardaar in 2012
Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yash Chopra’s final movie as a director, starred Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in a relatively twisted love triangle. The movie, which raked in over Rs 100 crore on the field workplace regardless of blended critiques, clashed with Sanjay Dutt’s motion comedy Son of Sardaar, which earned round Rs 88 crore.
Secret Superstar vs Golmaal 4 in 2017
It was the conflict of the Ishq stars—Ajay Devgn and Aamir Khan. Ajay returned with the comedy Golmaal Again, whereas Aamir performed the supporting function in Zaira Wasim’s Secret Superstar, which documented a woman’s quest to satisfy her singing aspirations. Golmaal Again emerged as one of many highest-grossers of the yr, incomes round Rs 205 crore domestically and Rs 311 crore internationally. Secret Superstar, alternatively, grossed Rs 965 crore worldwide and was additionally the highest-grossing movie of 2017. Made on a finances of Rs 15 crore, the movie turned a rage in China as nicely and have become the second highest-grossing film within the nation after Dangal.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay in 2016
The build-up to the discharge of each movies was much more dramatic than the movies themselves, partly owing to Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar’s public spat. Moreover, Karan Johar’s ADHM confronted additional controversy because the movie featured Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and the sentiment within the nation in the direction of him or any Pakistani actor was not beneficial, owing to the Uri assaults. Nevertheless, ADHM, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and Anushka Sharma, crossed over Rs 237 crore on the field workplace, whereas Shivaay completed with Rs 124 crore.
Om Shanti Om and Saawariya in 2007
2007 noticed one of the high-profile Diwali clashes in years. Farah Khan’s loveable tribute to Bollywood with themes of reincarnation starred Shah Rukh Khan and newcomer Deepika Padukone. The movie clashed with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya, which starred debutants Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. Om Shanti Om raged by way of the field workplace and earned Rs 78 crore, whereas Saawariya was panned and will solely rake in Rs 20 crore on the field workplace.
Golmaal 3 and Action Replayy in 2010
Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal franchise works like magic on the field workplace, whatever the critiques. The third movie within the fashionable franchise earned Rs 108 crore, beating Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s time journey drama, which might solely earn Rs 28 crore.
Golmaal Returns and Fashion in 2008
Rohit Shetty proved his Midas contact but once more, as Golmaal Returns earned Rs 51 crore in field workplace collections. Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion, which starred Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut, earned Rs 26 crore, and each actors earned a lot acclaim for his or her performances.
Don and Jaan-E-Mann (2006)
The 2006 Diwali was one other high-profile conflict. Farhan Akhtar remade Amitabh Bachchan’s basic right into a slick thriller, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra. The movie earned Rs 50 crore on the field workplace, whereas Jaan-E-Mann, starring Salman Khan, Preity Zinta and Akshay Kumar, completed off with Rs 25 crore.
Veer Zaara, Aitraaz and Naach (2004)
Yash Chopra’s romantic drama Veer Zaara, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji, stomped out all competitors that yr and earned Rs 41 crore on the field workplace. It additionally had one of the best opening that yr, and the romantic-thriller-drama Aitraaz, starring Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor, paled in entrance of it with solely Rs 15 crore. Ram Gopal Varma’s Naach, starring Abhishek Bachchan, might solely earn Rs 3 crore.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaaenge and Yaarana (1995)
Aditya Chopra wouldn’t have imagined that his romantic drama DDLJ, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, would proceed taking part in for years, not to mention turn into a Bollywood cult basic. The movie crushed out any likelihood of opposition from Madhuri Dixit and Rishi Kapoor’s Yaarana, which might solely earn round Rs 5 crore on the time of launch.