2007 Bollywood Power List

Here in my opinion is what it should be…

1) Aditya Chopra \ YRF — Despite couple of setbacks from TRRP an JBJ, Aditya Chopra is still considered the most powerful man in bollywood. Let’s see if CDI does the trick. Everyone is waiting for him to announce his own movie.

2) Sooraj Barjatya —- Back with a big bang with Vivah when no one gave him a chance. Rajshri has the best dist. network in India. Let’s see what they do next.

3) Hrithik Roshan \ Rakesh Roshan —— the most potent actor \ director combo in bollywood right now. No one is even close. You can write Krrish 2 as a blockbuster today.

4) SRK \ Dharma —— The second most potent combo. Even after the ‘disappointment’ of KANK, SRK and Karan Johar are still a force to be reckon with. Throw in Kajol for their next project and a super duper hit is almost a guarantee.

5) Aamir Khan ——- RDB and Fanaa have taken him to new heights and Ghajini’s reamke due next year has blockbuster written all over it.

6) UTV —— Though DON worked at the box office, they need a Krrish \ D2 like movie to seriously threaten YRF.

7) Akshay Kumar —— Constant string of hits was disturbed by HKDKG but he has become extremely reliable. BB should be huge.

8. Salman Khan —— left for dead until Partner put him back in the mix. Any project with David Dhawan looks to be safe right now.

9) Abishekh Bachchan ——- GURU worked in a big way but JBJ was a big setback. Drona will be a big test

10) Saif Ali Khan ———– gave the performance of a lifetime in Omkara. TRRP made money but it should have been much bigger.

22 Comments

  1. akshay shah
    akshay shah
    July 31, 2007 at 2:53 PM

    Nice list! Glad to see AKshay get his due too….I agree that both HEYY BABYY and BHOOL BHULAIYA will be big:-)!

  2. rks
    rks
    July 31, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    Good list. IMO 3,4,2.

  3. jeegs253
    jeegs253
    July 31, 2007 at 3:38 PM

    nice list .would have included amitabh bachchan instead of saif or abhishek

  4. Sid
    Sid
    July 31, 2007 at 3:52 PM

    I think ABjr and ABsr should be togather like Roshans. Infact with Ash in too. they really become more powerfull.

  5. akshay shah
    akshay shah
    July 31, 2007 at 3:52 PM

    I agree, Strange not having AB on a list like this..

  6. jeegs253
    jeegs253
    July 31, 2007 at 4:22 PM

    yes AB sr,ABjr and Ash is a very strong combo and would come at 5 after srk/dharma imo

  7. jeegs253
    jeegs253
    July 31, 2007 at 4:23 PM

    akshay dont think bhool bhulaiya will be big it clashes with jodha akbar and laga chunri mein daag . it may suffer like jem unless it chages its release date

  8. akshay shah
    akshay shah
    July 31, 2007 at 4:35 PM

    Jeegs: I didn’t know BHOOL BHULAIYA Is clashing with J-A??!!!LCMD is a female oriented film, WOM may ensure it makes money, but I don’t think this is a “BIG” film by any means and if it clashes with J-A it will get trampled. Last I heard Aditya Chopra is making chanegs to this one fast to make it more “audience friendly” as the current version by Pradeep Sarkar is very dark and “UNyashraj” like which is a huge pity IMO.

    BHOOL BHULAIYA I think will hold it’s own, though if it releases with J-A it won’t get to Akshays usual 40 crores. Remember Akshay Kumar had a solid HIT with AITRAAZ even when VEER ZAARA and NAACH released on the same day. Plus the two films are POLES apart, ones a masala entertainer with dollops of comedy and a horror/thriller angle. The other is a serious period film.

  9. akshay shah
    akshay shah
    July 31, 2007 at 4:35 PM

    Also if CASH and GANDHI MY FATHER fail to set the counters jingling, HEYY BABYY will be the next big hit after CDI(assuming this one is gonna click big). PARTNER is an easy 50 crore+ grosser.

  10. akshay shah
    akshay shah
    July 31, 2007 at 4:37 PM

    Justafan: this is a “power” list and IMO Bachchan can be part of such a list. I agree that Amitabh is beyond all lists etc, but he is still a force to reckon with given he’s associated with the most prestigious projects and is still churning out SOLO hits;)!BTW I still feel if Bachchan had taken more care with the roles he’d signed, he’d be a “superstar” in the absolute sense. Films like KHAKEE, BLACK, and CHEENI KUM should be the rule NOT the exception.

  11. akshay shah
    akshay shah
    July 31, 2007 at 4:39 PM

    Justafan: Akshay at the tail end of last year delivered a 43 crore “disapointment” so the expectations are high for him now onwards. NAMASTEY LONDON released dead in the middle of the WC(though India losing helped the film) and given that the Akshay/Katrina jodi in a romantic genre had delivered a flop before, there was a lot of skepticism about the film, but it’s still one of the years biggest hits. Agree on HEYY BABYY, this one is look really good. Wasn’t hyped at first, but the music rocks and that baby is too cute:)

    If not there is WELCOME, BHOOL BHULAIYA, Nikhil Advani’s NEXT, Shaad Ali’s NEXT and ofcourse TASHAN!

  12. jeegs253
    jeegs253
    July 31, 2007 at 4:46 PM

    Akshay if gives big hits with welcome,hey baby , Bhool Bhulaiya he would def. be on top this year unless srk has biggies with CDI and OSO .

  13. akshay shah
    akshay shah
    July 31, 2007 at 4:53 PM

    Agree, Akshay might figure in the top 3 if ALL or atleast 2 of these movies work. As for SRK, I think CDI and OSO are a given:-). I expect CDI to be in the 40-45 range minimum, and OSO to be 50+!!

  14. bollywhiz
    bollywhiz
    July 31, 2007 at 5:11 PM

    Somehow I get the feeling Hey Baby is not going to click, Partner looks to be headed north of 60 crores if BOI’s estimate is correct

  15. akshay shah
    akshay shah
    July 31, 2007 at 5:23 PM

    Bollywhiz: Shubd shubd bola karo:(!

  16. bollywhiz
    bollywhiz
    July 31, 2007 at 5:53 PM

    AS: I am an Akshay Kumar fan too but I am wary of Sajid Khan’s direction…if it is as bad as his acting :(

  17. akshay shah
    akshay shah
    July 31, 2007 at 6:11 PM

    YEa totally agree on that bollywhiz! Sajid Khan is one of the reaosns I was NOT looking forward to the movie. But the promos and songs have got me excited:)!

  18. Street Pharmacist
    Street Pharmacist
    August 1, 2007 at 12:25 AM

    lol.. so the only way SrK and Hrithik are more powerful than aamir is if they’re comboed with a certain director.
    anyways .. very much as expected from a certain jayshah.

  19. jayshah
    jayshah
    August 1, 2007 at 12:55 AM

    ‘anyways .. very much as expected from a certain jayshah’

    The opitomy of dellusionality is when you start to see things that are not there.

    1. A guy called JustaFan wrote this piece NOT ME.
    2. Either you are dreaming about me endlessly or you are blind
    3. I did not comment on this thread so I think #2 is the only possibility
    4. LEAVE ME ALONE !

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