It’s a trend in Bollywood that the movies which have been touching the 100 crore club, must be fantabulous. I am not saying this sister! People are and have been saying the same! For generations, I have heard people saying that “jaao movie dekh lo, sau crore kama liye usne“. We have seen it in the past, how movies which aren’t commercially successful have done well. There are movies which are not hit at the box office but have a special position in the hearts of the audiences. So my question is, who has set these benchmarks.
Want me to name such good movies? Well, first we have Masaan, Rakhta Charitra, Iqbal and many more. These movies may not be commercially very successful but are great in terms of content and execution.
Now recently, Rajkumar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Stree has hit the box office. The movie has been very well received by the audiences. In fact, it has received so much love from the audiences that the movie has reached the 100 crore club.
Film critic Taran Adarsh took to his official twitter handle and shared the movies which have been released in 2018 and are in the 100 crore club. Take a look at his tweet in which he lists out the name of the movies in the 100 crore club:
HINDI FILMS that made it to the ₹ 100 cr Club in 2018…
1. #Padmaavat [Jan]
2. #SKTKS [Feb]
3. #Raid [March]
4. #Baaghi2 [March]
5. #Raazi [May]
6. #Race3 [June]
7. #Sanju [June]
8. #Gold [Aug]
9. #Stree [Aug]
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 15, 2018
Now see these tweets which aptly capture the feeling:
Very few deserving in that club unfortunately.
— Prakash Sawant (@Prakash_Sawant) September 15, 2018
No. 6 is a disaster
— Lovepreet jaggi (@lovepreet_jaggi) September 15, 2018
This is how people bat for their fav:
— #StreeDay (@Armaanmylove) September 15, 2018
— Amritpal (@Amritpa15089328) September 15, 2018
Sir 1. padmavaat
Bohot ee acche movie.
— Salman Srkian (@iamsalmansrk) September 15, 2018
Shraddha’s 3rd 100cr wow
It’s time to celebrate
— BGMC This friday (@Love_U_Shraddha) September 15, 2018
To be honest, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Baaghi 2 and Race 3, didn’t have the wow factor for me. But anyways they are successful. The reason behind the same is obvious the aforementioned have big names, so they were able to touch the 100 crore club. But I cannot deny, movies like Padmaavat, Raid, Raazi, Sanju, and Stree were spot on! It seems that content really matters!
Summing it up, I think that the 100 crore benchmark is just a fancy term and nothing else! And I am sure those who have watched the movies will agree with me!