War has emerged as one of Yash Raj Films’ biggest hits.
Of course, it was a sure winner from the start, when Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff decided to be a part of the action drama.
This is Hrithik’s second hit this year, after Super 30.
Joginder Tuteja looks at Hrithik’s biggest hits over the years.
*Numbers have not been adjusted for inflation.
Box office collection: Rs 350 crore (expected)
War was always meant to be special, and Hrithik ensured he looked super gorgeous in it. It was a role written for him, with good amounts of action and dance thrown in.
It might just become a franchise now.
Box office collection: Rs 244.92 crore
Box office collection: Rs 70 crore
Koi… Mil Gaya
Box office collection: Rs 50 crore
Krrish, of course, is Rakesh Roshan’s blockbuster franchise with his son.
Koi… Mil Gaya got a lot of love from audiences and made Jadoo at the box office!
The second film became a hit too, and the third became a bigger blockbuster.
We’re waiting for the fourth installment now.
Box office collection: Rs 181 crore
Before he joined hands with Director Siddharth Anand on War, the duo worked together on Bang Bang.
The action thriller took a smash start at the box office.
Though it could not enter the Rs 200 crore club, it did well enough to cover a good distance.
Hrithik’s pairing with Katrina Kaif worked fine too.
Box office collection: Rs 147.30 crore
Super 30‘s release was postponed a few times after it saw controversy.
The film ended up with a solid run, thanks to good reviews and positive word-of-mouth.
Box office collection: Rs 115 crore
Agneepath took a record opening at the box office.
Hrithik stepped into a part immortalised by Amitabh Bachchan, and audiences wanted to see how he did it.
Well, he brought his own nuances into play and ensured that audiences went back entertained.
Box office collection: Rs 103.84 crore
Playing a blind man plotting revenge, Kaabil saw Hrithik in an unusual role.
The action thriller would have been an even bigger success had it not released on the same day as Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Box office collection: Rs 90.27 crore
Hrithik, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina and Kalki Koechlin featured in Zoya Akhtar’s film which had fine performances and chartbuster songs.
The multiplex film enticed audiences in big cities, and missed entering the Rs 100 crore club by a whisker.
Box office collection: Rs 82 crore
Hrithik tried his hand at playing the anti-hero in Dhoom 2, who gets to bag the loot and the girl.
Also starring Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Aishwarya Rai, the sequel was a bigger hit than the first in the series, Dhoom.
Box office collection: Rs 62 crore
Hrithik starred in this romantic historical with Aishwarya.
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Jodhaa Akbar boasted of chartbuster music.
The lead couple made a handsome pair, looking like perfect royalty, and audiences gave them a thumbs up.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Box office collection: Rs 47 crore
Hrithik’s first multi-starrer Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham saw Bollywood’s biggest stars come together.
Directed by Karan Johar, K3G starred Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor.
Just a few films old, Hrithik shone bright in the starry venture.
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
Box office collection: Rs 44.28 crore
The film that started it all.
Rakesh Roshan launched his son with Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, but even he didn’t expect the film to go as far as it did.
Hrithik became an overnight star, and KNPK reached blockbuster status.
No actor has enjoyed such a smash debut since.