'RRR', 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' among other flicks smash box office records in 2022
Mumbai, December 20: With Covid-19 pandemic outbreak adversely affected the Indian cinema industry, it returned with a bang in 2022 and gave blockbuster films such as 'RRR,' 'K.G.F: Chapter 2', 'Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva' and 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'. The hit-and-flop cycle continued, although films produced in 2022 smashed several long-standing box office records.
Check out the list of Indian films that were a part of the 100 crore club this year.
'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2'
Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, and Tabu-starrer film was a horror comedy that was helmed by Anees Bazmee. It came out to be one of the biggest hits of 2022.
'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2'collected Rs 260 crores in one month.
'Brahmastra: Part 1- Shiva'
One of the most anticipated films of 2022, sci-fi action flick starred Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, and Mouni Roy in the lead roles. It was helmed by Ayan Mukerji. The film collected Rs 225 crore gross worldwide in its opening week.
Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Drishyam 2' mystery thriller remained another blockbuster hit of 2022. As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has minted Rs 298 crore so far and is successfully running in the theatres.
It was Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama that had Alia Bhatt in the lead role. The movie witnessed massive responses from the audience, and collected approx Rs 125 crore at the box office.
'The Kashmir Files'
Despite remaining in controversy throughout, 'The Kashmir Files' collected over Rs 200 crore at the box office. Helmed by Vivek Agnihotri, 'The Kashmir Files' was among the most successful films of 2022. It starred Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakroborty and Darshan Kumaar in the lead role.
The period Pan India film, directed by SS Rajamouli, remained one of the biggest hits of 2022. It starred Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn in prominent roles. The film grossed Rs 11,00 crore worldwide, says Taran Adarsh.
The Kannada blockbuster was a massive hit. It starred south actor Yash, and Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles. The movie minted Rs 1,200 crore worldwide (gross).
South actors Kamal Hassan and Vijay Sethupathi's action thriller Pan India film and grossed approximately Rs 300 crore at the box office worldwide.
'Kantara' remained another blockbuster hit Pan India film of 2022. Written and directed by Rishab Shetty, it minted Rs 400 crore at the box office worldwide, as per Taran Adarsh.
'Ponniyin Selvan 1'
South actors Vikram, Trisha Krishnan Karthik Sivakumar, Jayam Ravi, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were in the lead roles in 'Ponniyin Selvan 1'. The film was released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. It is currently streaming on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. The film was directed by Mani Ratnam.
(Story syndicated through ANI feed, edited at desk)