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Akshay Kumar's TOP 10 Comedies

Last updated on: August 05, 2014 18:09 IST

Akshay Kumar's TOP 10 Comedies

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Akshay Kumar is a real hit when it comes to comedy.

Akshay Kumar's Entertainment has well, entertainment written all over it.

Will it be another hit, like some of his previous comedies have been? We will find out on August 8.

Until then, here's looking at the notable comedies that Akshay has spearheaded since Hera Pheri.

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Image: Akshay Kumar and Tamannaah in Entertainment


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Housefull 2 (2012)

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Housefull 2 has been Akshay's most successful comedy yet.

Also starring John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Asin and Jacqueline Fernandez, the film was directed by Sajid Khan.

The film marked Akshay's entry into the 100 crore club.

Box office collections: Rs 106 crores

Read the review here


Image: Akshay Kumar and Asin in Housefull 2


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Housefull (2010)

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Housefull got mixed responses from critics but was lapped up by the audiences.

The film took a good opening and turned out to be one of the highest grossing films of the year.

Audiences particularly liked Akshay’s chemistry with Riteish Deshmukh.

Box office collections: Rs 78 crores

Read the review here


Image: Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone in Housefull


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Singh Is Kinng (2008)

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Akshay Kumar paired up with Anees Bazmee for Singh Is Kinng.

It was a potpourri of humour, action and drama -- the ideal mainstream entertainer.

The film took a huge opening. It was the biggest success for producer Vipul Shah till Holiday.

Box office collections: Rs 74 crores

Read the review here


Image: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif in Singh Is Kinng


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Welcome (2007)

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Akshay Kumar underplayed his part well, as the foil to the loud Anil Kapoor. Nana Patekar did what he is best at.

With Katrina Kaif on his side, Akshay won hearts with this out and out comedy.

Incidentally, this film had a much bigger opening and lifetime collections than Aamir Khan's Taare Zameen Par, which released on the same date.

Box office collections: Rs 75 crores

Read the review here


Image: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif in Welcome


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Khiladi 786 (2012)

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In recent times, the only khiladi film of Akshay Kumar to have been conceptualized is Khiladi 786

The franchise usually focuses on high octane action, but this Khiladi flick had comedy running right through the narrative.

The reviews were mixed but controlled costs ensured that the film sailed through.

The film's songs were quite popular and are still played.

Box office collections: Rs 63 crores

Read the review here


Image: Akshay Kumar, Asin in Khiladi 786

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Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

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Rajinikanth's Chandramukhi was a horror-drama. Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan turned it into a comedy.

There were a few intense moments, courtesy Vidya Balan, but by and large it is the fun elements that are remembered.

Riding on the power of Pritam's chartbuster song Hare Krishna Hare Raam, the film was a success.

Box office collections: Rs 53 crores

Read the review here


Image: Akshay Kumar in Bhool Bhulaiyaa


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Phir Hera Pheri (2006)

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Such was the cult following of Hera Pheri that the moment its sequel was announced, there was a ready audience waiting to lap it up.

Despite Priyadarshan missing from action and Neeraj Vora taking over as director, the film opened well.

That ensured it would be a success, though the content was inferior to the first film.

Box office collections: Rs 41 crores

Read the review here


Image: Akshay Kumar, Suneil Shetty in Phir Hera Pheri


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Garam Masala (2005)

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Akshay clearly enjoyed his part in Garam Masala. John Abraham and three heroines upped the ante for this quick-fire comedy by Priyadarshan.

The film clearly beat Salman Khan's Kyon Ki -- also directed by Priyadarshan -- which released on the same day and was a major flop.

Box office collections: Rs 30 crores

Read the review here


Image: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham in Garam Masala


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Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)

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Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan came together for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, a sure recipe for success.  

Priyanka Chopra added to the attraction.

Sajid Nadiadwala spared no expense and David Dhawan directed with panache.

The music was of the chartbuster variety, and the film had ‘hit’ written all over it. 

Box office collections: Rs 30 crores

Read the review here


Image: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi


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Hera Pheri (2000)

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Akshay Kumar, basically known as the 'action guy', got an image makeover at the hands of Priyadarshan.

Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal kept the laughs coming, and how!

The film was written off on its release, but picked up well and enjoys cult status today.

Box office collections: Rs 12 crores

Read the review here


Image: Akshay Kumar, Paresha Rawal, Suneil Shetty in Hera Pheri


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