The year 2019 has turned out to be one of the best years in Hindi cinema’s history, and add to that, most A-listers have got the highest-grossing films of their entire careers this year too! Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Shahid Kapoor and Akshay Kumar, each of these actors have delivered the best film of their careers in terms of numbers.
Hrithik Roshan’s War struck gold and has entered the ₹300-crore club. When asked what clicked with the audience, Hrithik says, “It is always a combination of things. It could be the story, the stylized action, the scale of the film, the treatment given to it or something else. It’s very subjective. After every film, it’s good to understand what has worked, and if it hasn’t, then what hasn’t.” Hrithik has had a fruitful year with WAR and before that with Super 30, both movies have performed exceptionally well at the box office with WAR becoming Hrithik’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
Shahid’s Kabir Singh sprung a surprise on everyone. The numbers it made put Shahid back into the game.
Trade expert Taran Adarsh feels content ruled this year. “I think it’s triumph of content, coupled with star power. All these films had content as key, and star power was like icing on cake. Star power attracts audiences on day one and two, but after that, it’s all content.”
Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor, too, got a hit in the form of Chhichhore, which was lapped up by the audiences. The biggest surprise was sprung by Vicky Kaushal’s Uri: The Surgical Strike. The performance was above anyone’s expectations and made him hot property. Akshay Kumar, who has an envious track record at the box-office, also got the highest grossing film of his long career with Mission Mangal, which revolved around India’s Mars Orbiter Mission. However, Housefull 4 seems set to overtake Mission Mangal as Akshay’s highest grosser.
On one hand, while masala films worked wonders, there was also a high-concept film like Dream Girl, which proved to be Ayushmann Khurrana’s biggest hit to date. The actor’s latest film, Bala, too, has opened to a great start. On Dream Girl’s success,