2016 had a perfect closing with Dangal which went on to become one of the biggest hits of all time commercially and critically. This year, Bollywood has seen many content driven films appreciated by critics as well as the audience at the box office that were low to medium budget. The audience has started appreciating content and themes, over big production houses and names. The Filmmakers have also understood the importance of promoting content driven films. As the year is coming to an end, it’s the low-budget yet strong content films that left a mark on the audience.
Let’s have a look at 7 content driven films which have done great in numbers as well.
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha:
The story of a small village man who gets married and his wife demands for a toilet, was appreciated by the audience and critics as well. Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, made it huge to the box office with a gross total of 134.22 crores lifetime. The cost of the film was 24 crores.
Not only commercially success, but also critically acclaimed this Irrfan Khan starrer made it big this year in the Hindi cinema. It proved to everyone that not only commercial cinema works but also content driven films make it huge to the box office. The movie was applauded by the whole country, making it gross in a total of 69.59 crores lifetime. The cost of the film was 22 crore.
Crictically acclaimed movie ‘Newton’ has done some great box office numbers. The movie made a gross total of 22.08 crores lifetime and is said to be in run for the Oscars. The cost of producing the film was 9 crores
Shubh Mangal Savdhan:
Ayushmann Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Shubh Mangal Savdhan has made it big at the box office. The movie made a gross total of 43.11 crores lifetime. The cost of the film was 17 crores
7 Films Of 2017 Which Proved That Content Is King!
Vidya Balan starrer Tumhari Sullu that released recently was successful in finding a place in the hearts of the audience. The movie has crossed the 27 crore mark and is still running in the theatre. The cost of the film was 20 crores.
Bareily Ki Barfi:
A unique concept of a small town girl, who is comparatively modern compared to others in her town have connected pretty well with the audience. The trade was also happy with the concept. The movie made 34.55 crores at the box office. The cost of the film was 20 crores.
Liptstick Under My Burkha:
Four ordinary women, inflicted by silly societal norms, have to steal, lie, cheat and hide in order to lead the lives that they rightfully deserve. The movie made a huge impact on society and on the numbers at the ticket windows as well. by collecting 19.21 crores. The cost of the movie was 5 crores.
We hope we get to see more movies in 2018 with strong content.