Irrfan Khan S Biggest Box Office Hits


He started out as a critical darling, known for being part of intelligent, artistic films, but has now evolved into a full-blown moviestar, capable of drawing a wide audience to watch those same intelligent films in the theaters. We’re talking about none other than Irrfan Khan, who has become the champion for parallel cinema in modern times, commanding a substantial fan-following in among both the classes and masses. So, what has changed for someone like Irrfan to have found stardom post the age of 40?

Well, for starters, Irrfan has managed to be part of high-quality films packaged in a smart, commercial manner, which has enhanced his appeal to a broader audience. Having debuted in 1988 with Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated Salaam Bombay, Irrfan spent the next decade and a half appearing in offbeat films that hardly gained any traction. It wasn’t until 2003 that he really came in to the limelight with Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Haasil, and not until two years later that he was being considered for leading-man roles courtesy Pooja Bhatt’s Rog.

More leading and strong villainous roles followed, but it took another Tigmanshu film, 2012’s Paan Singh Tomar to really make Irrfan a draw at the box-office, capable of carrying a film on his own. It’s rare for an actor to find stardom after a string of appearances in offbeat, extremely artsy films, and rarer still for one to become a star late in his/her career. But, Irrfan has broken all such stereotypes, and can now be called a box-office force to reckon with in his own right.

His exceptional acting dexterity was never in doubt, but becoming bona-fide leading man material is just the icing on the cake. Like Rishi Kapoor mentioned in his biography, Khullam Khulla, Irrfan, today, shares the same space and gets the same footage as other big stars, some who are years younger to him, at award functions and other events, and that’s genuine stardom. So, let’s take a look at Irrfan Khan’s biggest box-office hits over a storied career:

Film Year Nett Collection (INR) Verdict
Jurassic World

(India Collection Only)

2015 110 crore All-Time Blockbuster
Piku 2015 79 crore Superhit
Gunday 2014 78 crore Hit
Hindi Medium 2014 63 crore Hit
Haider 2017 59 crore Semi-Hit
New York 2009 46 crore Hit
Talvar 2015 31 crore Hit
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns 2013 22 crore Hit
The Lunchbox

(India Collection Only)

2013 20 crore Semi-Hit
Paan Singh Tomar 2012 15 crore Hit


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With Qarib Qarib Singlle releasing in a few days and other interesting films lined up in his kitty, we expect Irrfan Khan’s box-office numbers to grow exponentially.With Qarib Qarib Singlle releasing in a few days and other interesting films lined up in his kitty, we expect Irrfan Khan’s box-office numbers to grow exponentially.

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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.

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