There were some unexpected successes and flops at the Indian box office this year.
This year, Bollywood saw some truly outstanding films, some of which broke all previous box office records and others which flopped terribly. While several South Indian films, such as RRR and KGF 2, have been making waves at the box office, other films, such as Brahmastra, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Drishyam 2, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, and others, have proven their value and rejuvenated the industry by bringing in more profit. We've now compiled a list of the top Bollywood movies by box office success.
This year, south Indian films shone and made a name for themselves as national hits. With RRR, S S Rajamouli, who has mastered the art of turning magnum opus films into box office hits, once again worked his magic. A staggering 1131.1 crore were made worldwide from this 425 crore budget movie. This fictional account of two revolutionaries set in the British era gained praise from readers all around the world and was nominated for a number of distinguished awards. N T Rama Rao, Ram Charan Teja, Ajay Devgn, and Alia Bhatt are among the well-known actors who play the lead roles.
After the release of KGF-1, Rocky's character has gained widespread recognition. The intriguing movie performed its objective of piqueing audiences' interest in Rocky's fate in the Kolar Gold Fields. The total revenue was Rs. 1228.3 crore worldwide. KGF 2 stars Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon.
The movie that generated the most buzz at the box office was the fantasy drama starring Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. The outstanding VFX in Brahmastra was its biggest selling point, followed by the storyline. Fans are extremely enthusiastic about the remaining parts of Brahmastra because the movie is the first in a trilogy. With that as its driving force, the movie did incredibly well at the box office, earning Rs 257 Crore.
Kantara, which means "mystical forest," was intended to be a low-budget film that would capture the captivating tale of "Bhoota Kola" from the hinterlands of Karnataka. However, it ended up winning praise for its accurate depiction of culture and outstanding performance by lead actor Rishab Shetty. It was launched with a Hindi dubbing for audiences in the north, and it hasn't looked back since. The film earned over Rs 393.3 crore globally.
The Kashmir Files, one of the most talked-about films, surprised everyone with its box office performance. The movie had a respectable beginning, but as time went on, it became more powerful. The movie had exceptionally high ticket sales and competed fiercely with Akshay Kumar's Samrat Prithviraj, Bachchhan Paandey, and Radhe Shyam.
High-action drama Vikram, starring Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Fasil, Vijay Sethupathi, and Narain, has a fascinating story and background score. The film worked in favour of critics as well as the audience. In total, it brought in Rs 424 crore at the box office.
Drishyam 2, starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Akshaye Khanna, also enjoyed a spectacular run at the box office. Even though other movies like An Action Hero, Salaam Venky, and Bhediya were released at the same time as the November release, the movie nevertheless managed to make money at the box office.
A mega-hit in 2022, the Kartik Aaryan-starring film is listed among the highest-grossing Bollywood films. The movie is a follow-up to the Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan movie from 2007. Fans adored Kartik in the full commercial role and the film was a surprise smash.
In addition to Alia Bhatt's outstanding performance and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's compelling narrative, Gangubai Kathiawadi is regarded as a classic of modern cinema.