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The Most Successful Marriages in Bollywood

Last updated on: February 25, 2014 18:25 IST

The Most Successful Marriages in Bollywood

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Much like in real life, Bollywood has always been big on onscreen weddings. Take a look at the most successful Hindi films on marriage we've seen over the years.

Think marriages on the silver screen and, more often than not, a Sooraj Barjatya film pops into mind.

But this Friday, things may change.

Shaadi Ke Side Effects, starring Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan, provides 'fantastic insights into a modern-day marriage,' Karan Johar tweeted recently.

Before Shaadi... opens in theatres this Friday, here's looking at past films that dealt with marriage as their central theme and met with a lot of success at the box office.

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Image: Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan in Shaadi Ke Side Effects


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Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster

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Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster twists the conventional Bollywood on-screen marriage.

For Mahie Gill, it isn't enough to be 'biwi' to a 'saheb' (Jimmy Sheirgill), courtesy his bankruptcy. She devises means to grab more power and in the process takes the path of infidelity.

The Gangster (Randeep Hooda) comes on the scene, and causes mayhem.

Box Office collections: Rs 12 crores.


Image: Mahie Gill and Randeep Hooda in Saheb Biwi aur Gangster


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Tanu Weds Manu

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Saddi Gali pretty much held together Tanu Weds Manu, which could well have been a love story for a perfectly mismatched but made-for-each-other couple.

Tanu is extrovert, Manu is reserved. They compliment each other well.

Director Aanand L Rai lets them explore the world before they realise that they work best for each other.

Box Office collections: Rs 40 crores


Image: R Madhavan and Kangna Ranaut in Tanu Weds Manu


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Namastey London

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In how many films has one seen a couple get married early in the film, only to discover love much later? This is what happened in Namastey London, one of Akshay Kumar's best films with Katrina Kaif.

Though forced into a marriage, Akshay carries a silent torch for Katrina while she has her heart beating for another.

A few Himesh Reshammiya chartbuster tunes later, they get together.

Box Office collections: Rs 30 crores


Image: Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in Namastey London


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Guru

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Mani Ratnam's Guru -- starring Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan -- is one of their best films together.

On screen, they pretty much epitomized the highs and lows that a married couple faces.

The director superbly handled this relationship in a film that told the tale of a a simpleton rising to being a business tycoon.

Box Office collections: Rs 42 crores


Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Guru

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Chalte Chalte

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Who said marriage is perfect?

Director Aziz Mirza, the man of many sensitive tales, brought together Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji in Chalte Chalte which had quite a few touching moments.

Chalte Chalte shows the ups and down a married couple goes through, and how they find love once again in the end.

Aided by good music, the film was a good success.

Box Office collections: Rs 16 crores


Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji in Chalte Chalte

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Saathiya

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Debutant director Shaad Ali did a wonderful job with Saathiya, that went back and forth in time with superb ease.

Boy meets girl, they fall in love, elope and get married and then realise that that doesn't always have a happy ending.

With AR Rahman's enchanting score, Saathiya is worthy of many viewings.

The film also presented Vivek Oberoi in a different light after his first release Company.

Box Office collections: Rs 16 crores


Image: Rani Mukerji and Vivek Oberoi in Saathiya

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Vivah

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As sugar-n-saccharine as it gets, Vivah was all about 'sanskaar.'

The film had all the ingredients that one expects from a Sooraj Barjatya film.

While Shahid Kapoor and Amita Rao played quintessential cute and docile characters to perfection, its unconventional climax resulted in tears.

Box Office collections: Rs 40 crores


Image: Shahid Kapoor and Amita Rao in Vivah


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Humraaz

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In the world created by Abbas-Mustan, it is impossible to expect a couple respecting the sanctity of marriage.

Well, at least for a good part of a film's narrative. So when Ameesha Patel marries Bobby Deol, you know that something explosive is about to happen.

Loosely inspired by Dial M For Murder, the film was a musical thriller with Akshaye Khanna bringing on an interesting shade of villainy.

Box Office collections: Rs 15 crores


Image: Ameesha Patel and Akshaye Khanna in Humraaz


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Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam

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Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam was stuck in the cans for almost half a decade but went on to be a surprise success at the box office on its release.

It had to, after all, it featured superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit.

A film about love, betrayal and jealousy, Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam found some decent audience for itself.

Box Office collections: Rs 13 crores


Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit in Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam

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Biwi No 1

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Seldom has there been a film centered on infidelity that still managed to be a laugh riot.

Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor played a married couple, while Anil Kapoor and Tabu brought in the laughs.

Sushmita Sen played the 'woh' in Salman's life, and brought some sizzle into the film.

And the whole thing was held together by David Dhawan's skillful direction.

Box Office collections: Rs 23 crores


Image: Karisma Kapoor and Salman Khan in Biwi No 1


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