After a perfect closing of 2016 with Dangal which one of the biggest hits of all time commercially and critically. This year has seen many content-driven films appreciated by critics as well as the audience on the box office that were low to medium budget. The audience has started appreciating content and themes over big production and names.
The filmmakers have also understood the importance of promoting content-driven films. As the year comes towards the end, the low-budget yet strong content films left a mark on the audience.
Let’s have a look at 7 content-driven films from which have done great in numbers as well.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
The story of a small village man who gets married and his wife demands a toilet, was appreciated by the audience and critics as well. Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, made it huge to the box office with a gross total of 134.22 crores lifetime. The cost of the film was 24 crores.
Not only commercially success, but also critically acclaimed this Irrfan Khan starrer made it big this year in the Hindi cinema and has proved everyone that not only commercial cinema works but also content-driven films make it huge to the box office. The movie was applauded by the whole country and thus making it big to a gross total of 69.59 crores lifetime. The cost of the film was 22 crore.
Critically acclaimed movie Newton has done some great box office numbers. The movie made a gross total of 22.08 crores lifetime and is said to go for Oscars. The cost of the film was 9 crores.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Ayushmann Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Shubh Mangal Saavdhan have made it big to the box office. Not only the commercial films but also the content driven films have taken a step ahead and are competing with the commercial cinema. The movie made a gross total of 43.11 crores lifetime. The cost of the film was 17 crores.
Vidya Balan starrer Tumhari Sulu that released recently was successful in finding a place in audience’s heart. The movie has crossed the 27 crore mark and is still running in the theatre. The cost of the film was 20 crores.
Bareily Ki Barfi
A unique concept of a small town girl, who is comparatively modern compared to others in the town has connected pretty much well to the audience. The trade was also happy with the concept. The movie made 34.55 crores at the box office. The cost of the film was 20 crores.
Lipstick Under My Burkha
Four ordinary women, inflicted by silly societal norms, have to steal, lie, cheat and hide in order to lead the lives that they rightfully deserve. The movie made a huge impact on the society and on the numbers of box office as well by collecting 19.21 crores. The cost of the movie was 5 crores.