News APP

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay

This article was first published 4 years ago  » Movies » 9 times John wore a uniform and MADE MONEY!

9 times John wore a uniform and MADE MONEY!

August 21, 2019 10:00 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

The uniform sure suits John Abraham.

The actor has played an officer on duty quite a few times in the movies, and he's been rewarded almost each time.

The audience loves John Abraham in Uniform, and box office collections confirm it.

His latest outing, Batla House, has also become a hit.

Joginder Tuteja lists them for us:


Batla House
Box office collection: Rs 57 crore and counting

Based on the 2008 Batla House encounter in Delhi, the film has John Abraham play a senior cop.

As DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, the Nikkhil Advani film shows what really led to the encounter and what happened at the site.

John admitted playing the role was especially tough because Yadav still works with the Delhi Police.

Even though Batla House released alongside the Akshay Kumar blockbuster Mission Mangal, it did well and has been declared a hit.

The Rediff Review


Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran
Box office collection: Rs 65 crore

As IAS officer Ashwat Raina, who fights bureaucracy in order to give shape to India's nuclear mission, John excels as an actor and film producer.

Despite troubles during the film's release, John kept his chin up and ensured that Parmanu was made well enough to garner critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

The Rediff Review


Madras Cafe
Box office collection: Rs 42.67 crore

One of John's most memorable films, Madras Cafe shows the actor in a totally different light.

As a special officer with the Indian Army, Vikram Singh has to conduct covert operations in the Sri Lankan city, Jaffna.

Shoojit Sircar's Madras Cafe steers clear of the typical Bollywood brand of action, and makes John deliver a strong performance.

The Rediff Review


Box office collection: Rs 28 crore

As ACP Yashvardhan Singh, John gets into Bollywood zone with this action drama, a remake of the Tamil movie, Kaakha Kaakha.

While he impressed in uniform, he also went bare-bodied for this high-on-testosterone film.

Force was a decent success, and spun off a sequel.

The Rediff Review


Force 2
Box office collection: Rs 36 crore

John reprised his character of ACP Yashvardhan Singh in the Force sequel. 

Directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the film released at a time when demonetisation had just hit the country, and it could not cover the distance in theatres.

Buzz is that John has started work on Force 3.

The Rediff Review


Box office collection: Rs 70 crore

An action comedy, Dishoom sees John play a tough cop with his junior Varun Dhawan, the one with a soft heart.

A popcorn entertainer, Dishoom was a good success and it deserves a sequel.

The Rediff Reviews: Sukanya Verma / Raja Sen


Romeo Akbar Walter
Box office collection: Rs 42 crore

RAW featured John as a regular banker, who gets enrolled as a spy by RAW.

A well-made espionage thriller with a lot of action, Romeo Akbar Walter sees the actor as a master of disguises, and one of them involves a uniform.

The actor steals the show in the climax.

The Rediff Review


Box office collection: Rs 41 crore

John puts in a special appearance in this Vidhu Vinod Chopra production, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar.

But he does leave an impression as SP Mallick.

The Rediff Review


Satyameva Jayate
Box office collection: Rs 80.50 crore

Okay, so he wasn't a cop in Satyameva Jayate. He was, in fact, a serial corrupt cop killer.

But there's an all-important sequence in the film which has him impersonate a cop, and that's really the best part of this Milap Zaveri-directed Bollywood masala movie.

The Rediff Review

Get Rediff News in your Inbox: