Loading

downarow22
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Six movies that succeeded without superstars

gmail

We idolise our superstars, be it Salman, Shahrukh, Aamir or Rajnikanth down south. Their films almost always open to packed theatres. These big budget movies also make a ton of money at the box office. And then there are the small budget movies that manage to rake in the moolah quietly. Starring newcomers or lesser known actors, they manage to woo the audiences with their content. Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety which premieres on TV is one such sleeper super hit. Made on a modest budget of 24 crore, it crossed 100 crore in box office collections. We look back at other gems which came as a breath of fresh air and stole the show.

1. Vicky Donor (2012)
A movie about a sperm donor! Trust the mercurial Shoojit Sircar to make a winner with a theme like that. Made on a paltry budget of Rs. 5 crore, it had debutants Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam in the lead roles. The movie managed to win over audiences with its contemporary subject and sensitive portrayal. Vicky Donor not only launched the lead actors but also resurrected Annu Kapoor’s career.

downArow

Image Courtesy : JBM Studio

2. Kahaani (2012)
Kahaani broke many stereotypes. A thriller movie with a pregnant female protagonist was unheard of in Bollywood. Made on a tight budget of Rs. 8 crore, it grossed over Rs. 78 crore at the box office. Kahaani was not only a commercial success, but loved by the critics as well. The movie went on to win many awards including the IIFA award for best film. After ‘The Dirty Picture’, Vidya Balan yet again proved that she could carry a film on her shoulders.

downArow

Image Courtesy : TorrentCounter

3. Love, Sex aur Dhokha (2010)
Dibakar Banerjee pulled off a coup when he shot an entire movie on hand-held and hidden cameras. Love Sex aur Dhokha introduced a new concept in moviemaking. It featured three different stories revolving around emotions of love, sex and betrayal. This path-breaking movie proved that content was indeed king.

downArow

Image Courtesy : Hungama

4. Pyaar ka Punchnama (2011)
Luv Ranjan’s depiction of man as the weaker sex struck a chord with audiences, especially the male ones. The bittersweet romantic comedy about buddies, bonding and girl trouble was a sleeper hit. It was made on a budget of Rs. 10 crore and starred unknown entities. Pyaar ka Punchnama broke the myth that films need ‘macho men’ to succeed.

‘Dum Maaro Dum’

Image Courtesy : YouTube

5. Khosla ka Ghosla! (2006)
A seemingly powerless middle-class family turns the tables on a land grabber by pulling a con on him. The light-hearted comedy boasted of a cast that didn’t have much star value (apart from Anupam Kher), but loads of talent. It brought back the brand of film-making that was made famous by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Sai Paranjpye — simple stories about ordinary people.

For the film

Image Courtesy : Dailymotion

6. Tere Bin Laden (2010)
The satirical spoof on dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden was a roaring success. Pakistani pop artiste Ali Zafar pulled out all stops in Tere Bin Laden and it was a runaway hit. The quirky film was rich in sarcasm and filled with rib-tickling moments and hilarious situations.

For the film

Image Courtesy : YouTube

Comments

Your email address will not be published.

related articles

  • entertainment
    Katrina Kaif’s most amazing fashion choices

    Each day, celebrities inspire us with their trendy looks. Katrina Kaif is among those, always at the cutting edge of fashion. Be it a red carpet event.. Read more
    0
  • entertainment
    Romantic songs to celebrate the rains

    The rains will soon be here. And with it will come the smell of petrichor or the smell of freshly dampened earth, a smell that cannot be described —.. Read more
    1
  • entertainment
    How the internet reacted to Zingaat 2.0

    Remakes, retakes and recreations are not new in Bollywood. From iconic songs to movies of the golden era, remakes are made with entirely a different c.. Read more
    0
  • entertainment
    A sneak peek into Asha Parekh’s multi-dimensional life

    Yesteryear’s Bollywood personalities have been trend-setters in their own right. Asha Parekh is one such veteran actress who has pulled off many imp.. Read more
    1
  • entertainment
    Hi Frands, Memes Dekhlo

    Probably the next big explosion after Big Bang, is the explosion of Chai Peelo memes. It all started when Somvati Mahawar, a stay-at-home vlogger shar.. Read more
    0
  • entertainment
    June’s Fantastic 5 on #Talentainment

    With the introduction of our recent property #Talentainment, we have received some amazing entries in the field of Acting, Singing, Dancing, Comedy an.. Read more
    0
  • entertainment
    The heart of The Beatles – Paul McCartney

    From ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Yellow Submarine’ to ‘Standing There’ and ‘O-Bla-Di’, The Beatles defined a genre of music and gained legend stat.. Read more
    0
  • entertainment
    Bollywood’s father-kid jodis that we can’t get enough of

    The year 2018 seems to be a special one for Sonam Kapoor. She has been in the limelight for her much- talked about wedding and a high-spirited film ab.. Read more
    0
  • entertainment
    10 hilarious tweets by none other than the Kanye ‘Pablo’ West

    He is a singer, songwriter, music producer, fashion designer and the provider of hilariously thought-provoking tweets and memes. Kanye West has no fil.. Read more
    6
logoblog

Subscribe to our newsletter

Show us your love by hitting the 'subscribe button'
and we'll send the latest in entertainment, straight to your inbox.