Earlier, a popular director used to be a must for a Bollywood movie to be successful at the box office. Big names like Karan Johar Karan Johar is one among the top ten celebrities i >> Read More... and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Born on 24th February 1963, Sanjay Leela Bhansali >> Read More... are guaranteed to make the movie a blockbuster. But in recent times, many new and underrated directors have produced movies that achieved huge numbers at the box office. Many unpopular directors have proved with the success of their films that ultimately, content is king. Today, we look at some of the biggest hits of Bollywood from not-so-popular directors.
Director Saket Chaudhary wasn’t a well-known name at the time of Hindi Medium’s release. Before it, he had only directed movies Pyaar Ke Side Effects and Shaadi Ke Side Effects. But the director’s status didn’t matter to the audience as the movie became a huge hit, earning over Rs 100 crores at the box office. It received praise for its performances, writing, and direction.
Raaj Shaandilyaa’s debut film, Dream Girl, was one of the highest-grossing films of 2019. It collected Rs 139 crores at the box office and was declared a super hit. It proves the fact that ultimately, a good script and talented crew ensure a great film that the audience will enjoy. Dream Girl remains the highest-grossing film of Ayushmann’s career to date.
Vikas Bahl was an unknown name before he directed Queen. He had only co-directed Chillar Party Click to look into! >> Read More... in 2011, along with Nitesh Tiwary, before Queen. Queen introduced the talented director’s filmmaking style to the viewers. Queen was a huge hit at the time of its release. It made a substantially popular actress. The movie grossed over Rs 92 crores worldwide and won many accolades.
Stree was Amar Kaushik’s directorial debut. Before it, he had worked as an assistant director on films like No One Killed Jessica, Go Goa Gone Click to look into! >> Read More... , Fukrey, and Beyond the Clouds. Stree turned out to be one of the best horror comedies in Bollywood. The performances were great, and the script and direction were excellent. Stree collected Rs 167 crores domestically and became a blockbuster at the box office.
Vicky Donor was only the second film by Shoojit Sircar as a director. It was also Ayushmann Khurrana This Vicky donor worked as radio jockey, Video joc >> Read More... and Yami Gautam’s Bollywood debut. Shoojit made his directorial debut with the 2005 film …Yahaan before it. Based on the topic of sperm donation, Vicky Donor surprised everyone when it earned over Rs 66 crores worldwide. It also won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
Aanand L. Rai had directed only two films, Strangers and Thodi Life Thoda Magic before Tanu Weds Manu. Both his earlier films hadn’t performed well at the box office. Tanu Weds Manu is one of the best romantic comedies in Bollywood. It established Aanand L. Rai as a director, and he went on to direct acclaimed films like Raanjhanaa and Tanu Weds Manu Returns. The movie grossed around Rs 50 crores domestically.
Badhaai Ho was Amit Sharma’s second film as a director. He made his directorial debut with 2015’s Tevar, which was received negatively by critics. Badhaai Ho had a quirky plot, revolving around the subject of old-age pregnancy. The movie became of the highest-grossing films of 2018. Made on a budget of Rs 29 crores, it grossed over Rs 220 crores globally and became an all-time blockbuster. It became one of the best family entertainers of 2018.
Subhash Kapoor was relatively unknown before directing Jolly LLB. He directed two films, Say Salaam India Click to look into! >> Read More... and Phas Gaye Re Obama before it. Jolly LLB proved his skills as a brilliant director to everyone. The movie received praise for its writing, direction, and acting performances. It collected Rs 32 crores at the domestic box office. It won two awards at the 61st National Film Awards The National Film Awards gets presented every year >> Read More... .
Mrigdeep Singh Lamba had directed one movie, Teen Thay Bhai Click to look into! >> Read More... , before Fukrey. Apart from that, he worked as an assistant director on films like Don and Yuvvraaj. Fukrey is one of the best comedy movies of the 2010s. Fukrey opened poorly but became a sleeper hit. It grossed over Rs 48 crores domestically. It launched the careers of Pulkit Samrat Pulkit Samrat is a popular Indian model and actor, >> Read More... , , Ali Fazal Ali Fazal is an Indian actor who was born on 15th >> Read More... , and Manjot Singh Manjot Singh was born to a Sikh family, in Delhi o >> Read More... . A sequel, titled Fukrey Returns Click to look into! >> Read More... , was released in 2017.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha was Sharat Katariya’s second film as a director. He directed 10ml LOVE earlier and served as a writer for films like Bheja Fry Bheja Fry is a Hindi situational comedy TV serial >> Read More... , Bheja Fry 2, Hum Tum Shabana Click to look into! >> Read More... , and Butterfly, among others. Dum Laga Ke Haisha grossed over Rs 42 crores globally. It served as the Bollywood debut of Bhumi Pednekar Bhumi Pednekar is Maharashtrian unconventional act >> Read More... , who won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Sharat Katariya has since directed Sui Dhaaga Click to look into! >> Read More... .
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