Bollywood has a 100 crore fascination. Every film targets to surpass that coveted benchmark and it doesn’t matter what the obsession is created with. More often than not, the films that make it to the list are gags driven more than content driven. However, the films never shy from being open about how desperate they are to join the 100 crore club!

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With Chennai Express crossing 200 crores and Shah Rukh Khan’s statement that 100 crores isn’t a big deal anymore, Bollywood now has a new 200 crore club that already has two films listed in it namely Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots and Chennai Express!

With almost 22 entrants on the list of 100 crores, it is somehow not as glorious as it used to be. Becoming a more easy feat to attain, 200 crores is the new significant thing.

Shah Rukh Khan in Chennai Express Movie Stills
Shah Rukh Khan in Chennai Express Movie Stills

The Bollywood market growing at a fast pace, it is easy to cross 100 crores in a matter of weeks for films these days. With a strong budget, smart marketing strategies and heavy star value films these days are marking their incomes way higher than mere 100 crores.

Given the year has in store high budget films like Dhoom 3 and Krrish 3 which are adequately hyped, marketed and have a great chance of selling, there is a good chance of these films making their way into a 200 crore club soon it seems.

R.Madhavan, Aamir Khan And Sharman Joshi in 3 Idiots Movie Stills
R.Madhavan, Aamir Khan And Sharman Joshi in 3 Idiots Movie Stills

Moreover, January 2014 has bigger releases in store. Salman Khan will make a comeback on screen after a dry spell of more than a year, with Jai Ho and Akshay Kumar’s Thuppakki – the films might be the potential entrants into the 200 crore club too! Luckily Bollywood is not just a vernacular film industry anymore, it is business with high stakes and higher gains!

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26 COMMENTS

  1. Jab ( KING KHAN ) baharnikalta he tab sabhi khan ko bathna padta he / me yahe khvais he ki chennai express world record tode by SRK all FANNNNN.

  2. All SRK haters were trashing the film saying it was crap and insulting their intelligence. One does not become an intellectual by simply ridiculing Chennai Express. No one forced them to go and watch the film. The film would not have sustained so well at the box office had it been really bad and rejected. Chennai Express was never promoted as anything but a full family entertainer. All those who are saying that CE is no 3 Idiots are right. I agree CE is no 3 Idiots. But SRK never said he was making an award-winning film or anything. The film guarantees nothing but clean entertainment for the whole family for two-and-a-half hours. Why were free tickets given out on Raksha Bandhan if SRK only wanted to make money? He wanted everyone to enjoy the film with their family. SRK himself said that if he wanted to make money he could easily start a new business venture and make more money than he makes in Bollywood. Cinema is just entertainment, nothing more and nothing less. No one looks for logic in real life. But everyone wants logic in cinema. What irony!

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