Om Shanti Om
The trade has declared this noholds-barred entertainer, directed by Farah Khan, as one of the biggest grossers of all time. It has already crossed the Rs 100 crore-mark and is still doing good business all over the world. Despite opposition from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya, it opened with almost 100 per cent collections.
Chak De! India
Compared to other SRK movies, the budget of this film, directed by Shimit Amin, was low but crossed the Rs 50 crore-mark swiftly. Despite the fact that SRK didn't sing-dance-or-romance, it was a much-needed winner for the Yash Raj banner.
A rip-off from Will Smith's Hitch, it had the ingredients required for a crowd-pleaser. Director David Dhawan brought two of his favourites - Salman Khan and Govinda together, their antics crossing the Rs 50 crore- mark..
Christmas holidays, a packed star cast and its high-pitched promotion made Anees Bazmee's riff on Mickey Blue Eyes a hit with the masses.
Jab We Met
This film scored hugely because of the on-screen chemistry between Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapur and for the refreshing direction by Imtiaz Ali. So far, the film has grossed over Rs 35 crore.
Heisted from Three Men and a Baby, Sajid Khan's first bid at direction had the guys at the ticket windows smiling. Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Fardeen Khan raised the laughs.
Taare Zameen Par
Aamir Khan's sensitive account of a dyslexic child and a crusading art teacher had the audiences weeping into their hankies.
Mani Ratnam was back in form with this saga about a rags-to-zillions man. It was denied that the plot wasn’t inspired by the achievements of DhirubhaiAmbani.But oh well..never mind..it starred Abhiash. And for the first time in the annals of world cinema, a dad published his quotes in newspapers about the marvellous performance by his son. Ahem.
Akshay Kumar scored with this self-proclaimed, “We’re not a copy of Purab aur Paschim.” Hmmm. Katrina Kaif was Saira Banu..and both Akshay and Vipul Shah were born-again Manoj Kumars.
Akshay Kumar, hello again. Priyadarshan’s remake of a ghost story, earlier made in south Indian languages, toted a good average to semi-hit status.
Aap ka Surroor
Himesh Reshammiya’s made-in-Germany near-surreal musical was a hit, with the scenes being stolen by the music and the tirchhi topi.
Mira Nair’s most emotional film to date,with sterling performances by Tabu and Irrfan Khan. Appreciated globally.
Life in a Metro
Anurag Basu’s stylishly directed film about various people with various hassles in various mood. Too much ‘various’ may be. But its music score and cool cinematography fetched it praise and okay box-office returns.