The Agneepath fever is still on, and why not; this film was the first of 2012 to enter the Rs. 100-crore club. The previous entry to this privileged club was Shah Rukh Khan‘s Don 2 which released in late 2011. There was just a gap of one month between the release of Don 2 and Agneepath. So, was the audience missing the action?
Action seems to be Bollywood’s current mantra to success.
From Salman Khan’s Bodyguard to Shah Rukh Khan’s Don 2, most of the films that made it to the 100 crore club are action films. In fact, of the 10 films that have crossed this mark so far, 7 belong to action genre.
The action genre dominated Bollywood in the ‘70s and ‘80s, when megastar Amitabh Bachchan ruled the box-office with his ‘angry young man’ image. Interestingly, the latest two films (Don 2 and Agneepath) that made it to the 100-crore club connect to Bachchan.
Don 2 was sequel of Don (2006) which was actually a remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s Don (1978), and Agneepath was a remake of Bachchan’s 1990 film of the same title.
Koimoi.com brings you the list of the type of films that have crossed the Rs. 100-crore mark at the box-office: