Leading Ladies: Movie Raazi’s 3rd Female-Centric Film To Enter Rs. 100 Crore Club. A Look At The Other Such Successful Ventures: The leading ladies of Bollywood have been on the forefront at the box office this year with two female-centric films emerging as big money spinners.
Leading Ladies: Movie Raazi’s 3rd Female-Centric Film To Enter Rs. 100 Crore Club. A Look At The Other Such Successful Ventures
Releasing in January this year was actress Deepika Padukone-starring film Padmaavat that saw the light of the day in the year 2018 after many delays.
The film did not fail to attract a large number of movie-goers and get cash registers ringing despite being marred by controversy. The period drama is going on to become the highest-grossing film of the year 2018.
Then came along an unexpectedly big success of the movie Raazi starring actress Alia Bhatt that makes it is into the Rs.100 crore club within the three weeks of the releasing.
The movie hit the theatres on May 11, and since then, the realistic drama has to plays in the cinemas interrupting, not letting any new version affect its business.
Raazi did face competition from two films 102 Not Out, and Hollywood releases Deadpool 2, but both the movie did not have any impact on Razi’s business.
Not only has Raazi minted Rs 104 crore with a budget of Rs 30 crore, but the film is also third women-centric film to entering the coveted Rs 100 crore club.
Female-driven stories tasting the box office success is not an ordinary one.
This genre is slowly making its way into the audience’s heart, and studios are also tapping the potential market.
In the year 2017, there were around 12 women-oriented films, and many of them gave strong returns on investments.
The list includes films such as Naam Shabana that had raked in Rs. 50 crore with a budget of Rs. 33 crore, Vidya Balan’s Tumhari Sulu that minted Rs. 42.36 crore.
Secret Superstar starring actress Zaira Wasim of Dangal fame that clocked Rs. 81 crore in India.
Another film that did strong business was Lipstick Under My Burkha despite strong opposition from Censor Board for its content.
The Central Board of Film Certification has refused to clear the movie, saying the story is ‘lady-oriented’ and their fantasy ‘above life.’
Plays in the limited theatres with the screen are the count of 400, the film collecting Rs. 1.22 crore.
Due to the film’s small budget of Rs. 4.5 crore. The movie did decent business as compared to its peers, despite low earnings in one.
It took Lipstick Under My Burkha only 24 hours to double its earnings, and the film grossed Rs. 2.17 crore on day two.
Although the years 2016 and 2017 is an indication of changing for women in film.
Many movies from this genre over the years have scored high concerning business.
A look at seven highest-grossing Bollywood women-centric films of all time.
Topping the charts in Kangana Ranaut-starring movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns that made close to Rs 150 crore with a budget of Rs 39 crore. The film also stands second in the list of women-centric cinema entering Rs 100 crore club, with Padmavati taking the lead.
Coming a distant second is Vidya Balan’s movie The Dirty Picture with earnings of Rs. 80 crore.
It was Balan who had changed the scenario for women-centric films with regards to box office success. This 2011 release is making at a budget of Rs. 31 crores.
Actress Sonam Kapoor’s film Neerja takes the third place on the list with collections standing at approximately Rs. 71.76 crores.
Around Rs. 28 crore was investing in the making of the movie.
Movie Dear Zindagi starring actress Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut’s movie Queen, and Priyanka Chopra’s movie Mary Kom standing in the fourth, fifth and sixth position with earnings of Rs. 68.16 crore, Rs. 61 crore, and Rs. 56.5 crore respectively.
And the list ends with the year 2011 suspense film Kahaani starring actress Vidya Balan that made around Rs. 57.81 crores.
These successful ventures show that Bollywood’s female stars are delivering biggest hits in India’s prolific movie industry and even the filmmakers are making way to bring more such films to the big screen.
So, these are the points to describe the Leading ladies: movie Razi’s 3rd female-centric film to enter Rs. 100 crore club. A look at the other such successful ventures.
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