If 2016 was somewhat lukewarm for Bollywood, both in terms of the quality of cinema being produced and the box-office revenues, 2017 was no better. The Khans, on whom the industry relies for much of its ticket sales, failed to make an impact. Each had a release, except Shah Rukh Khan. He had two. The unexpected poor performance of Tubelight interrupted Salman Khan’s dream run at the box-office while Secret Superstar was a minnow compared to Aamir Khan’s staggering record-breakers. Shah Rukh Khan, on the other hand, was worst affected with the twin failure of Raees and Jab Harry Met Sejal. Akshay Kumar, however, provided a much-needed relief with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, continuing his winning spell. By far, Rajkummar Rao was the dark horse, proving with Trapped and Newton that 2017 could well be his year.
Set in UP Akshay Kumar plays Keshav, a middle-aged man desperate to get married. When he finally finds a match, well it’s more of a mismatch. She’s a local feminist Bhumi Pednekar. Once she enters in Keshav’s Brahmin family, out she walks. There’s no toilet in the house! Husband Keshav has to look after her back by promising to build her a toilet, just the way Shah Jahan constructed Taj Mahal in honour of wife Mumtaz. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha proved that Akshay Kumar can produce great films with great messages.
Newton may have dropped out of the Oscars race, but it remains a high point of this year. It provides a way forward for Hindi cinema, representing the best we have to offer. Made by a young team, no wonder Newton is brimming with hope. Set in the Maoist-affected regions of Chhattisgarh. Newton was a great film with a great message about corruption people loved the film.
Well we found about that these two movies were a great hit in the Bollywood industry please tell us your opinions too.