BOI : 2009 has seen only three major success in the form of Wanted (Blockbuster/Super Hit), Love Aaj Kal (Super Hit) and New York (Hit).
Thursday 1st October 2009 09.00 IST
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The industry has had a very poor 2009 till date with two months being taken out as there were no releases due to the strike. The box office has not been too kind as the year has seen an overflow of small releases which have proved disasters at the box office. Some weeks have had four to five releases and all of them failing to even recover their print and publicity costs.
The year has seen only three major success in the form of Wanted (Blockbuster/Super Hit), Love Aaj Kal (Super Hit) and New York (Hit). There have been a few other success like Kaminey, Raaz – The Mystery Continues, Dev D and Kambakkht Ishq amongst others.
But the year really starts now as it goes into overdrive with a huge flow of big releases in the last quarter starting this week with Do Knot Disturb and Wake Up Sid followed by Acid Factory, All The Best, Blue, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, Aladin, London Dreams, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Jail, Dulha Mil Giya, Tum Mile, Pyaar Impossible, Right Yaa Wrong, De Dana Dhan, Kurbaan, Radio, Paa, Hook Ya Crook, Rocket Singh – Salesman Of The Year, Toonpur Ka Superhero and Three Idiots. The combined budget of these films is around the 650-700 crore mark making it the biggest quarter ever in the history of hindi cinema. A few big hits and 2009 could turn into a good year rather than a poor one. It was a similar scenario last year until Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Ghajini in the last month of the year turned it around.