Hits, flops, superhits, disasters, average grossers, blockbusters, and even all-time blockbusters are part-and-parcel of the movie business. But through these regulars ups and downs in every film industry, a few extremely rare ones come along that change the face of the game, set new landmarks, and leave a indelible mark both at the box-office and on audience’s minds.
So, it’s only natural that these few films have also dominated the decade they released in, with every other film that hit screens either side of them in the same decade having to measure up to their legacy. Likewise, it’s been no different for Indian cinema with one champion coming along each decade to rewrite history. Let’s check them out:
|Decade||Year||Film||Nett Collection (INR)|
|1950s||1957||Mother India||4 crore|
|1980s||1989||Maine Pyar Kya||14 crore|
|1990s||1994||Hum Aapke Hain Koun||72.47 crore|
|2000s||2009||3 Idiots||201.37 crore|
|2010s||2017||Baahubali 2||1066 crore|
It’s telling that barring Baahubali: The Conclusion, every other film on the list a over is from Bollywood, showcasing how the Hindi film industry has towered anove its counterparts over the years. So, which blockbuster films will dominate future decades, and will they be from Bollywood or regional cinema? Time alone will tell.
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Disclaimer: Our box-office figures have been compiled from reliable sources and our own extensive research, and are indicative of the film’s performance in the trade. However, Movified doesn’t claim any legitimacy over the accuracy of the data, and cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy in the same.