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10 hits in a row for Shahrukh Khan: Consistency Redefined

With Chennai Express turning out to be one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Indian Cinema, Shahrukh Khan has further consolidated his strong hold on the Box Office. Shahrukh now has 10 consecutive hit movies to his credit and is second only to the legendary Rajesh Khanna who gave 15 consecutive hits in just 3 years. (Also read: Full list of Rajesh Khanna’s 15 back to back hits)

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna to Chennai Express

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna to Chennai Express

Due to SRK’s super success as a romantic hero, he had been criticised for over-using his immensely popular lover boy image. But if we take a closer look at the list of his last 10 movies, SRK has played a variety of character in almost every possible genre in Indian cinema; an arrogant bitter husband who cheats on his wife in ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, Mafia King in ‘Don’ and ‘Don2’, Hockey coach in ‘Chak De India’, 70s struggling actor in ‘Om Shanti Om’, Introvert government servant in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’, Autistic muslim in ‘My Name Is Khan’, a Superhero in ‘Ra.one’ and finally back to Rahul in ‘Chennai Express’. All characters are as different from each other as they can be.

After having complete monopoly over the Diwali release date, Shahrukh Khan has successfully managed to capitalise on the Eid Festival release date which was being dominated by his arch rival Salman Khan for the last 4 years. (Also read: Shahrukh Khan and the history of Diwali clashes)

Now, coming to the number of consecutive hit / successful movies, SRK is way ahead of his contemporaries – Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. While Aamir has 6 consecutive hits under his belt, Salman is placed third with 5 (all blockbusters). Not taking any credit away from any ‘Khan’ here, all three have been extremely successful over a long period of time. Just that, SRK has been a little more consistent than the other two. Check out the details in the table below (last failure is marked in RED):

Hit Record
Note: Only movies that were Hit, Superhit, Blockbuser or All Time Blockbusters have been taken into consideration. Non-commercial or special appearances haven’t been included.

Some Interesting Facts:

  • Aamir Khan has not given a flop since ‘Mela’ in 2000. That means ‘Lagaan’, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Mangal Pandey’ added to his list of 6 consecutive hits and makes it 9 movies in a row without a flop.
  • All of Salman’s 5 movies in the list have been huge blockbusters with ‘Dabangg’ becoming All Time Blockbuster.
  • Salman also has maximum number of ‘Biggest Hits Of The Year’ to his credit. (Also read: Biggest hits from 1989 – 2012)
  • From December 2006 to December 2007, i.e. within one year only, Akshay Kumar delivered five consecutive hits in ‘Bhagam Bhaag’, ‘Namaste London’, ‘Heyy Babyy’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ and ‘Welcome’. The next release ‘Tashan’ broke the streak as it turned out to be a Below Average grosser. But that was followed by a huge blockbuster ‘Singh Is Kinng’.
  • Last but in no way the least, Amitabh Bachchan is the only actor till now who gave at least one hit every year for 14 consecutive years from 1972 (Bombay To Goa) to 1985 (Mard). Staggering feat!

Article by Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma



  • If u are talking about consecutive hit with quality then you are talking about Shahrukh Khan -- the only king of Bollywood ;)

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  • And if you exclude Paheli and Swdes (one of the best film in B’wood ) then SRK has 17 Superhit/Blockbuster/ATBB to his credit from 2000-2013 .

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  • Wow! respect to All the “Khan”‘s!
    But Big B! Wow! you truly are brilliant!

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  • Ladies and Gentlemen …..its King Khan for you…….now haters will say Billu was SRk movie and Ra-one was criticized how can that be a hit and all……..so just ignore coz deep down the heart even they know SRK has been THE most consistent and KING KHAN of Bollywood……….

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  • IF I am not wrong Talaash is a semi-hit or above-avg…….a movie has to be either accepted if it collects low or should collect huge if it is rejected to be termed a HIT…Talaash did neither…….Ra-one was not accepted by EVERYBODY but collected huge…..hence it is SAFE………..

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  • people who compare SRK and Salman should understand the fact that when it comes to consistency or making meaningful cinema or Filmfare Best Actor award or playing strong characters, Salman does not stand a chance but SRK on any given day can destroy BO records (which is Salman’s area)……..

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  • Farah Khan took Akshay instead of SRK-Flop.Sajid Khan took Ajay instead of Akshay-Disaster.Rohit Shetty took SRK instead of Ajay-Blockbuster

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  • Akshay Kumar spend his whole life doing comedy movies but SRK’s Chennai Express will be FIRST ATBB in comedy genre . Irony

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  • Wen Salman works in a masala movie, it bcomes Blockbuster.Wen SRK works in masala movie it bcomes ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER

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  • Salman gave BB remaking south movies. SRK made a movie based on southern ethics and gave an ATBB

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  • Aamir and Salman cannot ignite passion, emotion, cannot impact you, are not emphatic, cannot polarize opimions. A star must be mercurial, sparkling, champion like SRK!

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  • Chennai Express is not a film,is not a feature..it is an answer..a slap..a claculated mathematical answer to silence the detractors!
    Salman fans, who’s your daddy now?

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  • Shahrukh has been easily the most conistent actor over the years.. No doubt what so ever! And he has proved his versatility too by giving hits in every possible genre!

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  • Why should u watch Chennai Express Again. NOT COZ OF BOX OFFICE..but coz SRK loves u..time to give some back.

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  • Watch SRK in Baazigar’s climax..the day Aamir or Salman will be able to act like that for even a second..wake me up for a debate!

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  • ra one budget 150+ cr , had rebate of 28cr, revised budget of 125cr
    domestic net index 114/125 = 0.91 overseas gross index 47/125 = 0.38
    box office india calls it a domestic hit and an overseas superhit (i will say below average in
    india and flop overseas ra one may have been the highest grosser in key markets except the
    US-Canada but we where told it was India’s first attempt at going global so the worst possible
    overseas gross should have been $23M or 115cr)

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  • @indicine

    there is a problem….DCH was average & Mangal Pandey was below average @ BO…check BOI…u cant count them as hits…..pls do edit Aamir’s list of 9 hits….thank uuuu….

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