Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: The next Salman Khan blockbuster?

The last time a festive Salman Khan release was NOT a blockbuster was when ‘Wanted’ released during Eid 2009! Since then, the superstar has released 6 films during one of the three major festivals (Eid, Diwali, Christmas) and all 6 films have gone on to be blockbusters or better.

5 of those films (Dabangg, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan) released during Eid and one film (Dabangg 2, arguably his ‘smallest’ blockbuster) released during the Christmas weekend.

Interestingly, no Salman Khan film in the last 6 years has released during Diwali. The last film that released for Diwali was ‘London Dreams’ in 2009.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Why are we talking about this now? Well, the kind of response that ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has received both in India and Overseas, has taken the pre-release expectations from ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ to an altogether different level. The film is by far the hottest in trade circles and there are realistic expectations that the Sooraj Barjatya directed film will take a much bigger opening than the Kabir Khan classic.

Also, the Rajshri directed film reunites Khan with Barjatya, the director-actor duo of all-time grossers like ‘Hum Aapke Hai Kaun’ and ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’. What sort of response will ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ get?

Meanwhile, Anupam Kher has completed shooting for the film. He tweeted a few pictures.



  • The release date is so favourable and it has a box office powerhouse Salman Khan as the main lead that anything below blockbuster would be a disappointment..Opening day will be either the biggest or second biggest for sure.. Then lets see what sooraj Ji has in store for us

  • It needs to have high Word Of Mouth to be a 350 cr grosser.
    But the clash will Ghayal Returns might prove to be roadblock.

  • It will beat bajrangi bhaijaan (350 cr nett ) n become India’s biggest grosser. Hahk magic is going to b recreated

  • Mark my words… Another All Time Blockbuster is comming…Urway…
    Salman the first ever to have 2 ATBB movies in a year..

  • Of course it will be. Not just blockbuster but all time blockbuster.
    This year will once again repeat like 1999, 2011 and 2012 . Both Salman khan films will be on top. I am sure and I its as good as HAHK than it should surely cross 350 crores club nett in india.
    1. Bajrangi bhaijaan/ prem ratan Chan paayo
    2. Prem ratan Dhan paayo/ bajrangi bhaijaan
    3. Tanu weds Manu returns
    4. Brother Sid
    5. Varunwaale

  • prdp will cross 400 crores.mark my words.I know this may appear as a comment of sss and javed kind of lunatics :D but i am seriously predicting this

  • Do not worry it will flop at box office…!!
    we will see if it performs well without content….
    as bb has performed well becoz of its content and little kid ….!!
    27 crore on Friday and again same 27 crore on Monday which means content has saved bhai’s career …….!!!!
    Poor bhai couldn’t beat hny opening day not even in its 2nd and 3rd day the fact
    that bb was carrying position wom
    shame on bhai …..!!!
    now get ready for incoming missiles lol !!

  • Because of the huge business done by BB PRDP is now the most awaited movie of 2015 . Sooraj Barjatya is a very good director . HAHK and HSSH both are good movies . I have not seen MPK completely . But the problem is that Family Drama is not such a popular Genre as it was in 90’s . Family audiences will come in huge numbers to watch PRDP . It will be Sooraj’s first movie after 9 years . Vivah was released in 2006 . But if the movie has something that touches people’s hearts then this movie can create history . HAHK was the Highest Grossing movie of Bollywood for 7 years and it broke the record of Sholay after 19 years . Some Salman fans have a misconception that MPK was an All Time Grosser but it was the highest grossing movie of 1989 . So i can’t say anything right now but i am happy to see Salman doing a movie which will bring back the Prem people love so much . It will be great to see Salman on Diwali . It is sometimes monotonous when Salman releases his movie on Eid every year . This will be a change which is good .

  • @hrithik, had mentioned my name in some previous comment that I had predicted 180 crore bb …..!!!
    yes that’s true ….. I still say so ….!!!
    why kick did not cross 300 crore the answer is simple that it did not have good
    Content it was an average movie …!!
    But bb is carrying extraordinary wom that’s why it has performed well at box office….!!!
    Otherwise we have seen our bhai’s power in jai ho also lolllllllll…..!!!!

  • We will see bhai’s real power with prdp..!!
    I hope it carry mixed wom … then I will see
    if can cross 200 crore …..!!!
    thanks to Kabir Khan for giving bhai a good movie which has saved bhai’s career.

    Oh god if my wish becomes reality…!!
    I hope dilwale gets solo release and I also hope it carry extraordinary wom then we will see who is the real father of bollywood
    aamir’s pk and bhai’s bb has carried excellent wom that’s why both has done well at box office…. otherwise both would have flopped at box office…..!!!
    srk can give 205 crore with a negative wom
    then think what will happen if dilwale gets solo release date and carries extraordinary wom then every records will be shattered !

  • I underestimated bhaijaan….but i was mistaken n BB became Atbb…..

    So due to PRDP storm…. Tamasha will be All time disaster…..

    And due to Dilwale storn…. Bajirao Mastani will be All Time Disaster….

  • I underestimated bhaijaan….but i was mistaken n BB became Atbb…..

    So due to PRDP storm…. Tamasha will be All time disaster…..

    And due to Dilwale storn…. Bajirao Mastani will be All Time Disaster..!!

  • PRDP will be blockbuster for sure. It has also bright chance to become highest grosser of the year.

  • @javed perfectly said as ur kings power in billo & my name is khan….the content of my name is khan was best but still lost d 100 cr race..DDLJ ur best movie content was perfect still lost to HAHK…what abt KKHH,veerjaara,devdas all r content rich still could nt beat HAHK….LOL…even some r only hit not even super hit…hahahahaha

  • My prediction is 260cr minimum for PRDP. If content will be accepted then only sky will be limit for it & India will get its 1st 400cr grosser for sure.

  • PRDP wil bring back family audience who stayed away from theatres
    prdp postives
    salman’s double role fast n furious action director
    sooraj after a long break

  • Family dramas work big time in overseas. I am sure PRDP gonna collect huge in overseas market & challenge PK’s record.

  • Top 5 grossers of bollywood (so far)
    3.Bajrangi Bhaijaan*
    4.Krrish 3

    2 Aamir movies
    2 Salman movies
    1 Hrithik movie
    These 3 are the biggest superstars of bollywood.

  • prdp could have 2nd highest box office opening day because of salman honesty as he shown in case of bb collectiins and we salman fans r proud of it.

  • Salman’s eid blockbuster-BB
    Salman’s christmas blockbuster-dabangg2
    Salman’s non festival blockbuster-ready
    Salman’s diwali blockbuster-waiting for Prdp
    king salman conquering bollywood

  • javed saab we have seen shahrukh khan movies without content with collections… don2[105cr],raone[112]and JTHJ[120]
    on the other hand salman khan movies without content
    dabangg 2[155cr],ETT[199cr],and kick[233cr]

  • @javed:
    In last article you said BB is the biggest crapp now saying it’s content is very good. Are you drunk??? Why are you changing your opinion minute to minute??? Ya fir Iblish ka sayaa pada hai tujh par???

    One suggestion for you ” sura Ekhlas yaad kar aur shaitaan ko bhaga”.

  • Javed we have seen our kings power before rohit shetty saved his career lol!!! Ra one, JTHJ, Don 2 etc. In 7 years SRK has delivered 1 blockbuster and 0 highest grossing movie of the year.

  • well,this looks like the usual wedding album film,i am not interested and i don’t think it will be a good movie. I think i will do 181cr like bang bang which was a bad movie.
    generous 2 star for it

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