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Shah Rukh Khan's BIGGEST HITS

Last updated on: August 12, 2013 20:10 IST

Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Chennai Express
Joginder Tuteja in Mumbai

Over last two decades, Shah Rukh Khan has entertained us through many films.

Several have been blockbusters, many have won hearts and fans, while a couple missed the mark. 

His latest film Chennai Express has joined the league of some of the biggest successes in SRK's brilliant career.

While the film is still going strong in theatres, we take a look at Shah Rukh's 10 biggest blockbusters in his career.

Chennai Express

Shah Rukh seems to be in a happy space with his latest release, Chennai Express, a film that's doing fabulously at the box office.

A carefully designed marketing and promotional plan ensured that not an ounce of negativity surrounded the film's arrival. With no competition from other films, peace making with rivals and a perfectly packaged unit helping the cause, Shah Rukh is now assured of a massive hit.

For the trivia lovers, the highest that a Hindi film has ever scored is 3 Idiots (Rs 202 crores). Let's wait and see if Chennai Express races ahead.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma / Aseem Chhabra

Don 2 (Rs 105 crores)

Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Don 2

Shah Rukh Khan couldn't quite hit the jackpot with his most ambitious project Ra.One, which released two months before Farhan Akhtar's Don 2.

The debacle of Ra.One rubbed off on Don 2, as Shah Rukh had to battle the negativity that had started with the marketting of Ra.One.

This didn't matter much to those who wanted to catch the film and audience feedback was much better. Farhan Akhtar's slick treatment along with vintage SRK did the trick.

Read the review here

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (Rs 87 crores)

Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Not many would have dared to wear a nerdy look for half a film's duration.

And not many would have dared to adopt a dialogue delivery style that risked turning into overtly annoying/funny.

But Shah Rukh did all this and more, and in the process, went on to enjoy a very good run for a film that started slow but settled down soon after.

Read the review here

Om Shanti Om (Rs 80 crores)

Image: Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om

His second outing with Farah Khan broke a year-long standing record of Dhoom 2 -- Dhoom 2 had got the biggest opening until that time -- and stayed there for almost a year.

Shah Rukh Khan was now garnering unimaginable box office collections film after film, as Om Shanti Om was the first to break the Rs 80 crore barrier.

Read the review here

My Name Is Khan (Rs70 crores)

Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in My Name Is Khan

Shah Rukh decided to something path-breaking by picking up My Name Is Khan. 

A man, who is labelled as a terrorist and suffering from the Asperger syndrome, doesn't quite sing and dance -- that's hardly the recipe for a blockbuster outing.

Still, the film turned into a good hit in India while doing exceedingly well in overseas. It was meant for a discerning audience and did well for them.

Read the review here

Chak De! India (Rs 70 crores)

Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De! India

Chak De! India was a film about hockey, starred 15 odd new girls, was a song less affair, and had director Shimit Amin who had earlier made a dark thriller called Ab Tak Chappan 

Expectedly, Chak De! India opened to a disheartening response. The film's content did the talking, a miracle happened and a major success ensued, hence ensuring emergence of a new avatar of Shah Rukh Khan.

Read the review here

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (Rs 60 crores)

Image: Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

In the history of Indian cinema, whenever a phase would be defined, it would be as a pre-DDLJ and post DDLJ phase.

Nine hundred weeks and still running strong at a theatre in Mumbai is no mean feat.

Though there are all kind of conspiracy theories being attributed to it's playing in this theatre, one can't deny the fact that there's a generation of movie-goers who still swear by this film.

Read the review here

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Rs 47 crores)

Image: Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham reunited SRK with Karan Johar and Kajol after Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.  With Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor sharing the screen space as well, the film shattered all records for Hindi films worldwide.

Opening to an unimaginable response all over, the film had a marathon run globally.

Read the review here

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Rs 45 crores)

Image: Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Shah Rukh formed a new jodi with Karan Johar in the latter's directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

The film was a milestone for their careers, as it turned out to be a blockbuster across the globe.

Shah Rukh didn't mind playing Rahul all over again, first in designer fancy college outfits and then in formal wear, when he became a dad.

From here on began a journey that turned Shah Rukh Khan from being just another superstar to an iconic figure.

Veer Zaara (Rs 40 crores)

Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta in Veer Zaara

Veer-Zaara went on to break all existing opening records and held on to the numero uno spot for close to a year and a half.

The film had Shah Rukh playing an old man for a big part of its screen time. But a feat like this where he decided to experiment wasn't given as much mileage as it deserved.

 Read the review here

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