Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Reasons behind so many films joining 100 crore club






I would feel great to express some key points that have led many films joining Bollywood's hundred-crore-club. The movies which are listed in the Hundred-Crore-Club are the movies whose gross nett income is at least 100 crore INR (20 million USD) in the Indian Box Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rising Interest of Youth population


With India becoming one of the biggest economies of the world, It is also emerging as the key for several companies to target specific population. Many film company usually make such films so as to attract more youth population. The interest of watching all-new-released films is one of the factor that led to the emergence of bollywood Hundred Crore Club.


Continuous Sequels of a Movie


If the first part of a movie series received quite good reviews and joined 100-crore-club then there is 90 % chances of its sequel earning over 100 crore. This could be easily explained by the case of 'Housefull'. The movie received quite positive reviews but didn't join the 100-crore-club but its sequel 'Housefull 2' though received quite mixed reviews but grossed 112 crore. Personally I feel generally sequels are worse than the originals.

Following a Specific Actor/Actress


Many people only follow a specific actor like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan or Akshay Kumar or actress like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra. They prefer to watch their movies even though they are not upto a mark. Thus mainly the movies of such actors and actresses join the 100-crore-club. The better films of other actors are thus oppressed.

 

Indian audience like comedy, romance and action only


The worst problem with Indian viewers is that they only like specific genre movies like comedy, drama or action or romance. A more better term to define these genre is 'Masala'. They don't like suspense, thrill, science-fiction and others. Thus most of the finest movie are not considered by the Audience whereas the movies with worth comedy and romance easily win the battle. Romance is one genre that easily targets youths.

Inflation in the price of the Tickets


After the mid 90s the price of the tickets are rising continuously. Increased price of tickets and new Theatre techniques like releasing movies in Digital Technology is also a factor for movies joining 100-crore-club.

 

Decreasing Entertainment tax


The government imposes entertainment taxes on every film released in theaters. This was about 30 - 40 % in the last two decades. This rate has been drastically decreasing to below 20 % . 
 

Item Numbers


Though I don't consider it to be a part of a movie but in many rural area this is a major part that a movie should have. I would not like to have any comments on this.

What makes a Movie good and Worthy for 100-crore-club ??


  1. Powerful Plot : One of the most important factor. A movie without a good plot is a well without water.
  2. Well directed and Performed : Very Important. It depends on how much effort does every person in the film put to make the film a masterpiece.
  3. Excellent Music Score : A film should have good background score that makes people beat their feet.
  4. Nice Script: A film should have nice and memorable dialogues.
  5. Critics Review : The movie should receive positive mouth of review from major critics.
  6. Audience Review : Finally, it all depends on you how you judge the movie.

A common thing I have noticed in Bollywood 100 crore club is that Best movies are not the highest grossers and the highest grossers are generally not the best movies.

Touching 100 crore hearts is worth more than grossing 100 crore.

Bollywood Movies in 100-Crore-Club as on 31st Dec 2012 are :
  • 1. Ghajini (Aamir Khan, Asin)
  • 2. 3 Idiots (Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor)
  • 3. Dabangg (Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha)
  • 4. Golmaal 3 (Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor)
  • 5. Ready (Salman Khan, Asin)
  • 6. Singham (Ajay Devgn, Kajal Agarwal)
  • 7. Bodyguard (Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor)
  • 8. Ra One (Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor)
  • 9. Don 2 (Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra)
  • 10. Agneepath (Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt)
  • 11. Housefull 2 (Akshay Kumar, Asin, John Abraham)
  • 12. Rowdy Rathore (Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha)
  • 13. Bol Bachchan (Ajay Devgn, Asin, Abhishek Bachchan)
  • 14. Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz)
  • 15. Ek Tha Tiger (Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif)
  • 16. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma)
  • 17. Son Of Sardar (Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt)
  • 18. Talaash (Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherji) 
  • 19. Dabangg 2 (Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha)
 When some of the movies are adjusted for Inflation then the highest grossing movies ( Infact this is the true list of all time bollywood blockbusters ) are :

Rank Film Year India Adjusted Gross Overseas Adjusted  Gross Worldwide Adjusted Gross
1 Three Idiots 2009 269,50,00,000 69,98,00,000 339,48,00,000
2 Hum Aapke Hain Kaun 1994 309,26,00,000 19,77,00,000 329,03,00,000
3 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 1995 267,77,00,000 25,67,00,000 293,44,00,000
4 Gadar Ek Prem Katha 2001 286,55,00,000 6,07,00,000 292,62,00,000
5 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 2001 172,70,00,000 51,83,00,000 224,53,00,000
6 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 1998 182,54,00,000 39,83,00,000 222,37,00,000
7 Raja Hindustani 1996 207,78,00,000 3,37,00,000 211,15,00,000
8 Ghajini 2008 170,50,00,000 36,20,00,000 206,70,00,000
9 Dhoom 2 2006 146,78,00,000 43,17,00,000 189,95,00,000
10 Om Shanti Om 2007 133,21,00,000 42,87,00,000 176,08,00,000
11 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 2008 128,70,00,000 42,98,00,000 171,68,00,000
12 Border 1997 149,11,00,000 2,71,00,000 151,82,00,000
13 Devdas 2002 112,10,00,000 39,41,00,000 151,51,00,000
14 Lage Raho Munnabhai 2006 124,78,00,000 26,71,00,000 151,49,00,000
15 Krrish 2006 127,40,00,000 22,88,00,000 150,28,00,000
16 Mohabbatein 2000 122,41,00,000 27,22,00,000 149,63,00,000
17 Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai 2000 138,76,00,000 7,87,00,000 146,63,00,000
18 Veer Zaara 2004 100,08,00,000 43,78,00,000 143,86,00,000
19 Koi Mil Gaya 2003 130,09,00,000 13,60,00,000 143,69,00,000
20 Welcome 2007 118,14,00,000 23,09,00,000 141,23,00,000
21 Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna 2006 82,09,00,000 56,20,00,000 138,29,00,000
22 Dil To Pagal Hai 1997 117,33,00,000 19,93,00,000 137,26,00,000
23 Singh Is Kinng 2008 100,92,00,000 34,72,00,000 135,64,00,000
24 Fanaa 2006 95,22,00,000 35,88,00,000 131,10,00,000
25 Kal Ho Naa Ho 2003 97,09,00,000 33,56,00,000 130,65,00,000
26 Don 2006 93,58,00,000 37,82,00,000 131,40,00,000
27 Hum Saath Saath Hain 1999 107,68,00,000 22,46,00,000 130,14,00,000
28 Karan Arjun 1995 120,69,00,000 2,14,00,000 122,83,00,000
29 Partner 2007 103,37,00,000 18,64,00,000 122,01,00,000
30 Chak De India 2007 105,48,00,000 17,70,00,000 123,18,00,000
31 Jodhaa Akbar 2008 90,75,00,000 30,75,00,000 121,50,00,000
32 Love Aaj Kal 2009 89,00,00,000 30,61,00,000 119,61,00,000
33 Lagaan 2001 103,40,00,000 14,56,00,000 117,96,00,000
34 Rang De Basanti 2006 93,25,00,000 24,45,00,000 117,70,00,000
35 Race 2008 94,14,00,000 21,06,00,000 115,20,00,000
36 Main Hoon Na 2004 82,82,00,000 23,97,00,000 106,79,00,000
37 Taare Zameen Par 2007 91,01,00,000 14,74,00,000 105,75,00,000
38 No Entry 2005 93,69,00,000 10,71,00,000 104,40,00,000
39 Biwi No1 1999 92,63,00,000 9,24,00,000 101,87,00,000
40 Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2007 82,88,00,000 16,63,00,000 99,51,00,000
41 Heyy Babyy 2007 79,86,00,000 19,00,00,000 98,86,00,000
42 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani 2009 83,75,00,000 12,88,00,000 96,63,00,000
43 Guru 2007 74,14,00,000 21,96,00,000 96,10,00,000
44 Dostana 2008 66,00,00,000 27,52,00,000 93,52,00,000
45 Mission Kashmir 2000 84,05,00,000 9,22,00,000 93,27,00,000
46 Bunty Aur Babli 2005 76,62,00,000 14,86,00,000 91,48,00,000
47 Wanted 2009 81,25,00,000 10,06,00,000 91,31,00,000
48 Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na 2009 84,70,00,000 6,45,00,000 91,15,00,000
49 Phir Hera Pheri 2006 76,84,00,000 14,15,00,000 90,99,00,000
50 Hum Dile De Chuke Sanam 1999 75,26,00,000 15,32,00,000 90,58,00,000
51 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi 2004 74,20,00,000 16,33,00,000 90,53,00,000
52 Taal 1999 65,42,00,000 21,99,00,000 87,41,00,000
53 Bhagam Bhag 2006 72,90,00,000 14,47,00,000 87,37,00,000
54 Bade Miyan Chote Miyan 1998 83,25,00,000 3,15,00,000 86,40,00,000
55 Golmaal Returns 2008 76,25,00,000 9,88,00,000 86,13,00,000
56 Kambakkht Ishq 2009 63,75,00,000 20,46,00,000 84,21,00,000
57 Josh 2001 74,46,00,000 9,47,00,000 83,93,00,000
58 Indian 2001 79,75,00,000 2,35,00,000 82,10,00,000
59 De Dana Dan 2009 64,25,00,000 16,12,00,000 80,37,00,000
60 The Hero 2003 74,61,00,000 4,96,00,000 79,57,00,000
61 Refugee 2000 69,95,00,000 8,97,00,000 78,92,00,000
62 Baghban 2003 62,17,00,000 16,57,00,000 78,74,00,000
63 Mangal Pandey 2005 61,44,00,000 17,10,00,000 78,54,00,000
64 New York 2009 61,75,00,000 16,32,00,000 78,07,00,000
65 Dhoom 2004 72,47,00,000 4,03,00,000 76,50,00,000
66 Ishq 1997 73,33,00,000 2,95,00,000 76,28,00,000
67 Pardes 1997 73,33,00,000 2,90,00,000 76,23,00,000
68 Jeet 1996 74,56,00,000 1,48,00,000 76,04,00,000

Source : boxofficeindia.com

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