With 2019 coming to an end, Bollywood had its fair share of hits and misses. However there is no denying at the end of the day it has been a good year for Bollywood with several films going on to become massive blockbusters earning the actors and the teams behind the films a good payout.
Let us have a look at the top 10 highest grossing Bollywood movies in 2019
This film stars Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff playing the lead roles. War is about an intelligence agent who sets about to find his mentor, who has gone rogue, and brings him to justice. This film saw a huge response from the audience, earning itself the top spot for grossing INR 474.79 crores worldwide.
This film is a remake of the cult Tollywood movie Arjun Reddy. This film saw Shahid Kapoor in the lead role. Kabir Singh is about how a self obsessed doctor spirals out of control after his girlfriend deserts him. Shahid’s portrayal of Kabir Singh was intense and raw. This film sits second on the list and has grossed INR 379.02 crores worldwide.
Uri: The Surgical Strike
This film is based on the terrorist attacks on the Indian Army Officers in Uri. Vicky Kaushal plays the lead role of Major Vihaan Singh Shergill. Uri: The Surgical Strike is about how India subsequently retaliates on the terrorist hideouts by carrying a surgical strike. This movie was riding high on the resurgent nationalism in India. This film sits at third on the list and has grossed INR 342.06 crores worldwide.
The film is based on the perspective of a common man named Bharat towards the post independent India. Salman Khan played the role of the protagonist and carried the film with his star power. Bharat stands at fourth on the list and has grossed INR 325.58 crores worldwide.
This film is based on the Indian Mars program and the Mars Orbiter Mission by the Indian Space Research Organization. Akshay Kumar plays the lead role as the Program Director for the Mars Orbiter mission and the film shows how the mission was carried out, earning India recognition for setting a standard in the space programs. Mission Mangal stands at fifth on the list and has grossed INR 290.02 crores worldwide.
This movie is the fourth instalment of the Housefull series and is a comedy film. Housefull 4 has a multiple star studded cast like Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbanda. This film stands at sixth on the list and has grossed INR 279.13 crores worldwide.
This film is based on the lives of Indian rappers Divine and Naezy and how they made it out of the famous Mumbai slum Dharavi using rap. Ranveer Singh and Sidhant Chaturvedi star as the two rappers in the film. Gully Boy achieved critical success and was also India’s official entry to the Academy Awards. This film stands at seventh on the list and has grossed INR 238.16 crores worldwide.
This film is the third movie in the Dhamaal franchise however, has a different storyline compared to the first two instalments. Total Dhamaal has an ensemble cast comprising of Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh and Johnny Lever. This film stands at eighth on the list and went on to gross INR 228.27 INR worldwide.
This film is a coming of age comedy drama featuring an ensemble cast comprising of Sushanth Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Naveen Polishetty and Prateik Babbar who are friends in college. Chhichhore went on to gross INR 212.67 crores worldwide, and stands at the ninth position.
Super 30 is based on the real life story of Anand Kumar from Bihar who coaches underprivileged students aspiring to crack the entrance exams for the Indian Institute of Technology. This film shows the journey of Anand Kumar and how he comes to establish his now iconic Super 30 class. Hrithik Roshan portrayed the role of Anand Kumar . This movie stands at the tenth position and has grossed INR 208.93 crores worldwide.
Kangana Ranaut’s Take On Indira Jaising Seeking Pardon For Nirbhaya Rapists
Kangana Ranaut is an excellent actress as well as a very vocal critic on issues concerning nationalism and politics. The actress is all set to star in the movie Panga, which is scheduled to be released on January 24th. During a promotional event for the movie, Kangana Ranaut once again gave a piece of her mind and this time, about senior advocate Indira Jaising.
Indira Jaising was recently in the news when she urged Asha Devi, the mother of Nirbhaya, to pardon the rapists who were convicted in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case. The convicts were handed out capital punishment and are scheduled to be hanged at Tihar Jail on February 1st. Indira Jaising, who is a noted human rights activist, took to Twitter to share her thoughts about the issue by citing the example of Nalini, who was a convicted assasin in Rajiv Gandhi’s murder and was forgiven by Sonia Gandhi, the wife of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Indira Jaising’s tweet did not sit well with the public, given the nature and brutality of the horrific rape which shocked the collective consciousness of the entire Nation.
While I fully identify with the pain of Asha Devi I urge her to follow the example of Sonia Gandhi who forgave Nalini and said she didn’t not want the death penalty for her . We are with you but against death penalty. https://t.co/VkWNIbiaJp
— Indira Jaising (@IJaising) January 17, 2020
Kangana Ranaut lashed out at Indira Jaising and said she (Indira Jaising) should be locked up with the rapists for four days in jail because she is sympathetic towards them. Kangana also went on to say women like Indira Jaising give birth to monsters like them (the rapists.)
#WATCH Kangana Ranaut on senior lawyer Indira Jaising’s statement,’Nirbhaya’s mother should forgive the convicts’: That lady (Jaising) should be kept in jail with those convicts for four days…Women like them give birth to these kind of monsters and murderers. (22.1) pic.twitter.com/MtNcAca1QG
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2020
These comments, however, did not sit well with co star Richa Chadha, to whom Indira Jaising is a role model. Richa Chadha last appeared as a lawyer in the movie Section 375, which was about an alleged rape of a costume designer by a movie’s director.
Indira Jaising is yet to respond to Kangana Ranaut’s latest comments about the Nirbhaya issue and her tweet.
Amitabh Bachchan Shares Release Dates Of His Upcoming Films
Amitabh Bachchan is a Bollywood veteran and is probably one of the biggest stars in the industry right now as his career inspired two generations of actors till now. The actor shows no signs of stopping in spite of his old age.
In a tweet the actor put out early in the morning, Amitabh Bachchan disclosed the release dates of his upcoming films. The actor will be seen in the movies Gulabo Sitabo, Jhund and Chehre.
T 3418 – My Next Film Line-up,
17 April Gulabo Sitaboo
8 May Jhund
17 July Chehre
जीवन चलने का नाम , चलते रहो सुबह शाम pic.twitter.com/eIwOS2In40
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 21, 2020
Amitabh Bachchan will star alongside Ayushmann Khurrana in the movie Gulabo Sitabo. In Jhund, Amitabh Bachchan stars as Vijay Barse, who began an organisation called Slum Soccer for the upliftment of the lives of underprivileged children. Chehre is a mystery thriller which will feature the actor alongside Emraan Hashmi.
The teaser of Jhund was released yesterday on social media by Amitabh Bachchan.
Jhund Teaser Released
Amitabh Bachchan, who is set to star in the movie Jhund, released the movie’s first look poster on his official Twitter handle yesterday and mentioned the release date would be confirmed today.
The actor once again put out a new tweet, which contains the teaser of the film and the release date. The movie is set to be released on May 8th, 2020. The teaser shows a group of kids marching towards Amitabh Bachchan, holding bricks, lathis and chains and ends with the date of release of the movie.
T 3417 – JHUND .. !! झुंड .. आ गया, आ गया .. !!https://t.co/EVMSSTFCi4@SrBachchan @Nagrajmanjule @itsBhushanKumar #KrishanKumar @vinodbhanu #RaajHiremath #SavitaRajHiremath #GargeeKulkarni #MeenuAroraa @AjayAtulOnline @tandavfilms @aatpaat @TSeries
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 21, 2020
Jhund is directed by Nagaraj Manjule and is based on the life of Vijay Barse and his organisation Slum Soccer. This organisation aims to uplift the lives of underprivileged kids from slums by organizing football matches.
Ajay Devgn Begins Shooting For Rajamouli’s RRR
Ajay Devgn, who acted in the recently released film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, is all set to join the cast of S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR and begin his shooting schedule. This movie also stars Jr. NTR and Ram Charan in the leading roles.
RRR is a fictional tale about Indian revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, whose roles will be played by Ram Charan and Jr. NTR respectively. The movie also stars Alia Bhatt.
The official Twitter handle of the movie announced the arrival of Ajay Devgn to begin his shooting schedule by saying, “All of us are super charged and ecstatic to kickstart our schedule with @AjayDevgn ji today.. Welcome sir! (sic.)”
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 21, 2020
Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is still running in theaters and became a runaway success. It crossed the Rs. 150 crore mark and is in its second week of screening.
Amitabh Bachchan Releases First Poster Of Jhund
Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is all set to star in his next movie, Jhund, which is directed by Nagraj Manjule. Jhund is based on the life of Vijay Barse, who was the founder of the organization Slum Soccer. The organization, based out of Nagpur, aims to uplift the lives of underprivileged children in slums by organizing soccer matches.
Amitabh Bachchan will portray the role of Vijay Barse. The actor took to his official Twitter handle to announce the release of the first poster of the film Jhund.
T 3415 – JHUND … झुंड !! … JHUND … झुंड !!#Jhund@Nagrajmanjule
#KrishanKumar #RaajHiremath #SavitaRajHiremath #GargeeKulkarni #MeenuAroraa @AjayAtulOnline
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 20 January 2020
Amitabh Bachchan also mentioned on his Twitter account the release date of Jhund will be revealed tomorrow. The actor was recently in the news for winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in cinema.
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