‘Kaabil, ‘Raees’, ‘Rangoon’, ‘Tubelight’, ‘MOM’, ‘Jagga Jasoos’, ‘Mubarakan’ and ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, these are the biggies we have seen in 2017 till date (Note: ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’ was a not a Bollywood film). They all were one of the most awaited films of the year, but apart from ‘Kaabil’ and ‘Raees’, none of them made a mark at the box office.
‘Tubelight’ and ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ were said to be one of the best films in the making, but when they released, they received mixed reviews, and the box office collection just disappointed everyone. ‘Tubelight’ was Salman’s first flop after ‘Jai Ho’, and the collection of ‘JHMS’ clearly shows that the film has been rejected by the audiences. (Also Read: ‘JHMS’ collection goes from bad to worse on its first Tuesday)
While these big films are not getting a good response at the box office, there were small films like ‘Hindi Medium’ and ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ that turned out to be a sleeper hits.
But, then what about a big hit that Bollywood requires now. A film like ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’ breaks records with its Hindi dubbed version despite having the lesser known faces (Prabhas and Anushka Shetty were big names down South then), and a Bollywood film starring Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan doesn’t even collect 50 percent of what the South film did.
Well, for now, Bollywood’s only hope is Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ which is all set to hit the screens on August 11, 2017. The trailer of the film has generated a good curiosity in the moviegoers. The songs are being liked by everyone and the promotions are just perfect, the makers have not gone overboard nor they have under-promoted the flick. So, we just hope that Akshay’s film gets some relief in Bollywood, and gives the industry the much required big hit.