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2013: Bollywood fascination for making sequels grows

Parmita Uniyal, Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, December 24, 2013
First Published: 14:15 IST(24/12/2013) | Last Updated: 18:47 IST(28/12/2013)

Bollywood sequels are getting bigger with each passing year - to an extent that the subsequent installments of the franchise are faring better than the original ones.

While 2010 saw just one sequel performing well at the BO (Golmaal 3), 2011 had three clear hits (Murder 2, Don 2 and Double Dhamaal). By 2012, viewers started expecting sequels of big brands and they didn't disappoint. Be it Dabangg 2, Housefull 2, Jannat 2, Jism 2 or 1920 - Evil Returns, sequels started becoming major money-spinners and entrants to Bollywood's Rs. 100 crore club.

This year is no exception with Krrish 3 entering the bigger and more premium Rs. 200 cr club. Dhoom:3 which has already entered Rs. 100 cr club within three days of its release might enter Rs. 200 cr club as well. In total, five out of 10 sequels hit the bull's eye at the BO this year.

Race 2: The film provided impetus to the otherwise slow January, with all the other movies of the month biting dust at the ticket windows. Directed by Abbas-Mustan, the film starred Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor from the previous installment, and introduced Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ameesha Patel.

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Aashiqui 2: Like the original Aashiqui (starring Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal), its sequel too caught the imagination of the viewers. The Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer entered the Rs. 100 cr club. The chemistry of the lead pair contributed to the success of this low-budget musical love story, directed by Mohit Suri.

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Grand Masti: While adult comedy Masti (2004) starring Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh was a semi-hit, its sequel Grand Masti proved to be a super-hit. In fact, it is the first adult entertainer to touch Rs. 100 cr mark. The sequel starred Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aftab Shivdasani in main leads.

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Krrish 3: The third part of the superhero franchise was expected to do well, but it surpassed all expectations by becoming the third member of Rs. 200 cr club (3 Idiots and Chennai Express sitting there already). Hrithik Roshan's double-role and the gang of mutants were loved not only by the grown-ups, but also the bachcha party.

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Dhoom:3: The film opened to mix reviews, but has taken box office by storm. It stars Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif.

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The Forgettables

While sequels mostly got their formula right in 2013, there were a few who failed to make it. Here are those who didn't rake in the moolah at BO.

Yamla Pagla Deewana 2: The second part of the franchise starring Deol family showed no promise.

Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara! The much hyped Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha-starrer could not impress the viewer.

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Satya 2: RGV killed his Satya brand with this one. A major disappointment!

Murder 3: Not all 'Murder' movies can make a killing at the BO.

Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns: Tigmanshu Dhulia couldn't repeat the magic of Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster in this one.

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