Hrithik Roshan made his debut in Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai more than 14 years ago in the year 2000. He took the industry and the nation by storm in what will be remembered as the biggest debut for an actor in the history of Indian Cinema. He followed it up with Fiza and Mission Kashmir, the latter released alongside a big film like Mohabbatein and managed to beat it on its opening day.
It was all downhill since then, but the superstar made a strong comeback with Koi Mil Gaya in 2003. Since then, he hasn’t looked back.
The fact that Rakesh Roshan has given Hrithik three of the biggest hits of his career, has resulted in a section of the media (including fans on social media) labelling him as an actor who clicks only in films directed by his father. But with just 18 films in his 14 year old career, Hrithik has a fantastic record even in films that have not been directed by his father.
Out of the 14 films that were not directed or produced by Rakesh Roshan, 5 were hit or better and 2 were average grossers. Since 2003 after the release of Koi Mil Gaya, out of 7 non-Filmkraft films, 4 films have achieved hit (or better) status.
As his fans and the general public await the release of his 20th film Bang Bang, we analyse the career of the actor:
|Movie||Release Date||Collections (in crore)||Verdict|
|Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai||14 Jan 2000||44.79||Blockbuster|
|Fiza||8 Sep 2000||14.58||Average|
|Mission Kashmir||27 Oct 2000||23.14||Average|
|Yaadein||27 Jul 2001||14.45||Flop|
|Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham||14 Dec 2001||47||Blockbuster|
|Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage||19 Apr 2002||9.45||Flop|
|Na Tum Jaano Na Hum||10 May 2002||8.05||Flop|
|Mujhse Dosti Karoge!||9 Aug 2002||12.9||Flop|
|Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon||27 Jun 2003||17.3||Flop|
|Koi Mil Gaya||8 Aug 2003||48.1||Super Hit|
|Lakshya||18 Jun 2004||23.5||Below Average|
|Krrish||23 Jun 2006||72.5||Blockbuster|
|Dhoom 2||24 Nov 2006||82.3||Blockbuster|
|Jodhaa Akbar||15 Feb 2008||62.8||Hit|
|Kites||20 May 2010||48.30||Flop|
|Guzaarish||19 Nov 2010||32||Flop|
|Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||15 Jul 2011||93||Super Hit|
|Agneepath||26 Jan 2012||122||Super Hit|
|Krrish 3||1 Nov 2013||244||All Time Blockbuster|
|Bang Bang||2 Oct 2014||181||Hit|
|Mohenjo Daro||12 Aug 2016||60||Disaster|
|21 movies||17 years||1261.16 crore||Average: 60 cr per film|
- Disasters – 0
- Flop – 7
- Below Average – 1
- Average – 2
- Above Average – 0
- Semi Hit – 0
- Hits – 1
- Super Hit – 3
- Blockbusters – 4
- All Time Blockbusters – 1
- Success Ratio (Above average or better) – 47% (will be 50% if Bang Bang does above average or better business)
A few interesting points
- Since 2003, Hrithik’s success ratio is the third best after Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan.
- Most of his films that are mass-friendly go on to be huge blockbusters. Out of his 9 films that have worked, 3 were super hits, 4 blockbusters and one all time blockbuster. A historical film like Jodhaa Akbar is his only ‘hit’.
- Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya and Dhoom 2 were the highest grossers in 2000, 2003 and 2006 respectively. Since 2000, he shares the second-best record for the year’s highest grosser with Aamir Khan (Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3) and Shahrukh Khan (Devdas, Veer Zaara, Om Shanti Om). Only Salman Khan has a better record – No Entry (extended special appearance), Dabangg, Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger were all highest grossers of the year.
- The combined force of Hrithik, Salman, SRK and Aamir have the year’s highest grosser for every year since 2000, with 2001 being the only exception when Gadar – Ek Prem Katha released in theatres. Only Hrithik has been able to compete with the Khans and match them at the domestic box office.
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