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Bollywood's Top 15 Summer Hits

By Joginder Tuteja
Last updated on: March 19, 2015 18:41 IST
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Summer is usually a good time to release movies, in India and abroad.

Bollywood has a good spread of films lined up this year, like Gabbar Is Back, Bombay Velvet, Dil Dhadakne Do and Baijaan Bhaijaan.

Movies have always fared well at the box office during this time.

Here's looking at the summer hits through the years.


Holiday (2014)

Movie poster of Holiday

Before Baby, Akshay Kumar had featured in the serious Holiday

A plot-driven film in which Akshay unearths terrorists, Holiday was directed by Ghajini director A R Murugadoss.

Holiday was a success at the box office across the country.

Box office collection: Rs 112 crores

Read the review here

Ek Villain (2014)

Siddharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor in Ek Villain

No one expected the thundering opening of Ek Villain.

The soundtrack was a big hit too, thanks to songs like Galliyan. Aggressive marketing by producer Ekta Kapoor helped.

Audiences loved this Riteish Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor starrer.

Box office collection: Rs 106 crore

Read the review here

Kick (2014)

Jacqueline Fernandez and Salman Khan in Kick

Some films have blockbuster written all over them. Like Kick.

With Salman Khan in the film, producer-director Sajid Nadiadwala did not spare any expense in making sure that Kick was a huge success.

Box office collection: Rs 232 crore

Read the review here

Raanjhanaa (2013)

Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush in Raanjhanna

Director Aanand L Rai spun a bitter-sweet love triangle with Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol.

Despite its tragic ending, audiences loved the film. Music by A R Rahman was a huge success as well.

Box office collection: Rs 60 crore

Read the review here

Bhaag Mikha Bhaag (2013)

Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Farhan Akhtar played the legendary sportsperson Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

The film may have been long, but it was classy and made a lot of bucks!

Box office collection: Rs 109 crore

Read the review here 

Rowdy Rathore

Movie poster of Rowdy Rathore

Prabhu Dheva is one of the most successful directors in India today.

His film with Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, Rowdy Rathod, is one of Akki's biggest hits in recent times.

Box office collection: Rs 133 crore

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Bol Bachchan (2012)

Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan in Bol Bachchan

Rohit Shetty has rarely gone wrong with his films.

His film Bol Bachchan, an official remake of Amol Palekar's Golmaal, starred Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan and Asin, and was a laugh-riot. It was also a big hit.

Box office collections: Rs 103 crore

Read the review here 

Cocktail (2012)

Diana Penty, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in Cocktail

One of Saif's best and biggest hits, Cocktail has some good music by Pritam as well.

The film also stars Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty.

Box office collection: Rs 76 crore

Read the review here

Ready (2011)

Asin and Salman Khan in Ready

When Ready was released, it was panned by critics.

Audiences, though, were less critical, thanks to Salman Khan's presence.

The film was directed by Anees Bazmee. The film, and its soundtrack, was a big hit.

Box office collection: Rs 120 crore

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Movie poster of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zoya Akhtar’s classy multi-starrer film boasted of an impressive cast of Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin.

It had a unique story that was complimented by unconventional narrative and music.

The film was a huge success at the multiplexes.

Box office collection: Rs 90 crore

Read the review here

Singham (2011)

Movie poster of Singham

Though the successful duo Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty came together for Singham, its opening wasn't quite the best.

It took some time to settle down. But once it did, the cop drama had its own group of staunch loyalists, and entered the Rs 100 crore club.

Box office collection: Rs 100 crore

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Raajneeti (2010)

Movie poster of Rajneeti

One of Prakash Jha’s most successful films, Raajneeti’s star cast did it proud.

The drama centres round a political family and the intrigues that are part of politics. Raajneeti continues to impress.

Box office collection: Rs 93 crore

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Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010)

Movie poster of Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai

The background score of Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai is still as popular as when the film released.

In Milan Luthria’s gangster film, Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi won over the audience with their performances.

The film has achieved cult status over the years.

Box office collection: Rs 58 crore

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Love Aaj Kal (2009)

Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal

Before Cocktail, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, composer Pritam and director Imtiaz Ali, had success in the form of Love Aaj Kal.

Saif played a double role in this romantic drama. Audiences didn't mind the far from seamless performances, and the film did well.

Box office collection: Rs 67 crore

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Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008)

A still from Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

A surprise success at the box office, Imran Khan's debut film went through several changes before it released.

It was wonderful to see the fresh pairing of Imran and Genelia D'Souza in this Abbas Tyrewala directed film.

A R Rahman's music clinched the film’s success.

Box office collection: Rs 55 crore

Read the review here

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