In Bollywood, the Khans have always dominated the top slot. And one of them is our daring and dashing, Salman Khan, who has emerged as the unpredictable superstar, by delivering a whopping, unrivaled box office success at regular intervals.
Talking about his super hit flicks, listed below are Salman’s Top 10 blockbusters…
Maine Pyar Kiya (1989):
Released in 1989, Salman Khan had his first commercial success with this flick. He went on to win a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance. The movie not just made him the worlds heartthrob overnight, but also heavily influenced impressionable future directors like Karan Johar.
Released in 1991, the film stars Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan in leading roles. This movie was another superhit for Salman Khan. Suddenly there was a barrage of ‘Saajan’ led titles and ‘love triangles’ in the Bollywood market.
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994):
This movie, forced the audience to visit theaters. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is considered to be one of the most successful Hindi films ever. Despite minimal promotion and limited screen release, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun- celebrating Indian culture using modern production values and its lavish depictions of North Indian wedding ceremonies, went on to make box office history.
Karan Arjun, (1995)
This flick is a mix of an upbeat Bollywood musical, religious overtones and an action movie. It is one of the highest earning films of five separate years during his career, making a gross of 357,000,000 Rs at the box office ranking it as a blockbuster. For Karan Arjun, Salman gave up his usual lover-boy ways to play a strong, silent type flexing his newly beefed-up physique.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, (1999)
This film went on to become a major critical success, and earned Sallu another Best Actor nomination at the Filmfare. The film was a hit at the box office, becoming the third highest grossing of the Bollywood films of 1999. It also did well in the foreign box office. Salman Khan’s performance is considered as one of the best in his career.
Biwi No 1 (1999):
He cries. He lies. He cheats. And still somehow manages to be the hero of the film. A David Dhawan’s flick having Salman play the lovable bad boy with such tickling energy, it’s hard to stay unimpressed.
Tere Naam (2003):
The new millennium wasn’t all that memorable for the actor as he was drowned in controversies. Yet this difficult and dry spell finally came to an end with his dramatic portrayal of Radhe Mohan in Satish Kaushik’s Tere Naam. The film was a major earner and his performance was praised by critics, with film critic Taran Adarsh noting, “Salman Khan is exceptional in a role that fits him to the T. He breathes fire in sequences that demand uneasiness. But beneath the tough exterior lies a vulnerable person and this facet in particular comes to the fore in the latter reels. His emotional outbursts are splendid..”.
David Dhawan’s favourite boys came together in Partner which opened to a positive response. The film did extremely well in Rajasthan where it broke several records. According to box office India, it was the first blockbuster of Bollywood in the year 2007. It grossed Rs. 118.1 crores in India, $1.1 million in the U.S, and £1.837 million in the U.K.
The flick was declared a smash hit in its first weekend of release itself. It was one of 2009’s biggest hits with approximately Rs. 33.5 crore collection. The movie got more recognition for its slick action sequences performed by the actor himself.
The current favorite and the record breaking, Dabangg, tops the list. Upon release, the film went on to become the highest opening day grosser as well as the highest weekend grosser of all time at the box office, breaking both the previous records held by 3 Idiots. The Dabangg fever refused to seize.
Khan has thus established himself as one of the most prominent leading actors of Hindi cinema.
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