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.




  • Someone asked me that where I watch srk’s movies on TV or celephone ????
    Actually, there is not theatres in our city
    otherwise I would be the 1st person who
    will watch bollywood movies in its 1st days
    When there is no Theater in our city is not
    My fault….
    and besides by my 1000 rupees a movie cannot become blockbusters …..!!!
    I don’t hate anyone unless it would for a reason not like nipon,two faced babaji etc

    Don’t care at all ….!!!
    I had promised that dilwale and Raees will
    be highest grossing movies of 2015 and 2016 but slb complete frustrated me !
    ahhhhhh can’t write any more ….!!!

  • Suraj Bhardawaj isn’t modernday director like Rohit shetty raju hirani imtiaj ali vikas vhal or kabir khan n its genere looks outdate n tv sereal type #fact Prdp will be a decent grosser lets see it can cross 200cr or not till now no film releasing on Diwali cross 200cr without manipulation

  • And it was wanted which deserve d blockbuster verdict .. !Otherwise all his movies only deserves Golden kela award apart from latest bzrangi oldyjaan ..!

  • The more you read comments on the various films out of Bollywood I have come to the realization that at least 75% of indian people live on the negative side of life, always on grumble street, see nothing good in others or their country, yet they talk about not wanting to have any negative things around them. Bear something in mind Life ends when you stop dreaming, hope ends when you stop believing and love ends when you stop caring. So dream, hope and love and make life beautiful for those around you and your country and to do this one must always keep good positive thoughts in mind. See the good and not the bad, and maybe our world will become a better place. Even as you hate someone bear in mind that there is always someone out there who hates you.

  • I feel like laughing on ppl when they call dilwale as varunwale.. So .. Kuch bhi bolneka…varunwale.. Khud ki kyo le rahe ho yaar… Bolne nai aaya kuch toh varunwale..

  • This was babaji ka thullu’s comment after seeing pk’s collections:
    “”””PK has really brought an Havoc at the box office and I am so unfortunate that I have’nt got time to watch it yet.So disappointed!

    I think it will be really difficult for any film releasing in 3-4yrs to break this record until inflation’s role come into play.””””

  • PRDP will be huge. And after BB historic success it become hotter.
    Though we can’t predict anything right now but it has huge chance to be an All time grosser.
    I think now Salman should work on fresh scripts and better directors not remakes or masala. Because even from 2010-2015 we seen, his bigger success Dabangg,ETT,BB are origional scripts while Ready,bodyguard,kick were also blockbuster but not the level of originals mentioned above. Dabangg 2 was a crap, a remake of dabangg.
    There are rumours of dabangg 3, I want that Salman do a new film than this Dab3.

  • Hahahaha 46 dislikes lolllllllll
    I will make sure every haters comments get my dislike…. this is my promise…!!!
    I am really disappointed with srk fans
    where are u guys ??????????

  • SRK fans saved BB to become Jai Ho 2.
    Now if sallu fans want prdp to be blockbuster,wish bhai to make content based movie

    I read somewhere on twitter-
    “salman ki movie salman fans aur srk fans dono dekhte hain aur srk ki movie sirf srk fans dekhte hain”

    varna salman ka kya hota…..

    JAI HO

  • no offense to salmon fans but i feel arjun kapoor wold hav suited this role bettr than salmon khan.Also arjun’s acting ability r bettr than salmon
    i think many wil agree wid me here

  • Before PK and before BB whole of media n paglapur plus Youtube were chanting 24/7 about Queens sequel to Irrfan Khans Billu Fan ie Duplicate Billu Fan being Content Rich but it seems truth be told Content too has deserted Queen like Kjo n YRF have n went into league with Aamir n Salman in their last 2 movies respectively.

  • @indicine
    nt fair
    jus blockbluster…
    it will b all time blockbluster breaking pk worldwide record…

  • Either that, or the closeness in release date between BB and PRDP may affect the movie negatively as it may a Salman overkill. Also the story has to be made in a way to click with modern audience and explore the modern day family nucleus. If it’s anything like HSSH it will not work. Let’s see!

  • guys have u seen london dreams?in this movie salman beat ajay in acting taking a sweet revenge of hddcs.i have high respect for being a salman fan i loved & watched the film more than wanted.only music is bad.if anyone feel the dialogue,london dreams is salman’s best:ajay’s dialogue is better but salman’s physical acting is better.i asked some hrithik fans about the film,they said a truly great film.salman fans watch it.dont watch salman’s supporting role films like main mrs khanna,hello,heroes,salaam-e-ishq.

  • PRDP will do max business of 250 crores though i am a huge huge salman fan , i think so becoz of Armaan kohli

  • Amir is Sunil Gavaskar.
    Salman Is Sachin Tendulkar.
    Srk Is Dhoni.
    Akshay is Sourav Ganguly.
    Ajay Is Dravid.
    Varun is Virat Kohli.

  • I hate salman
    Shala terrorists ki tarafdari karta hai.
    Indian judges are chutiya only salman knows everything

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