When it comes Bollywood, most popular genres even today remain romance and action. Thrillers have a niche audience and hence when it comes to collections, there is no certainty. It is completely dependent on content to work its magic with this genre.
2015: Last year, we saw merely two films in the suspense/thriller genre. Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam which was a remake of a South drama managed to make a decent business in spite of its genre. The film’s strong script clubbed with Ajay’s stellar act pulled this film up on the box office charts. It made a lifetime collection of 76.16 crores.
The other release in the same year was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s comeback film Jazbaa. The Sanjay Gupta film received praises from the critics but couldn’t make the most of it at the box office. It made a lifetime collection 25.04 crores.
2016: The year kicked off with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar starrer Wazir‘s release. The thriller with its strong star cast and average storyline managed to pull off a lifetime collection of 42 crores.
Big B’s latest release TE3N too is from the same genre as Wazir. The film took a low start in so far has made a collection of 12.53 crores. Considering there are upcoming releases such as Udta Punjab, it seems unlikely that the film will show a significant growth.
Here’s a look at the performance of thrillers of 2015-2016 :
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|Film||Our Rating||Box Office Collection||Verdict|
|Drishyam||2.5 stars||76.16 Cr||Plus|
|Jazbaa||2.5 stars||25.04 Cr||Plus|
|Wazir||2.5 stars||42.00 Cr||Average|
|Te3n||2.5 stars||12.53* Cr||--|