Shahrukh Khan and the History of Diwali Clashes!

It would not be wrong to state that SRK’s superstardom has been scripted mostly due to the festival of lights. Long before other superstars could claim their stake on the Diwali festivity, the ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’ has lent the auspicious festival his box office vigour. Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be his 10th (Yes, you read it right) Diwali release in his illustrious career spanning more than two decades.

His earlier Diwali releases were Baazigar (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Veer Zaara (2004), Don (2006), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Ra.One (2011). All of these movies have created history in one way or the other. SRK’s foolproof 100% Diwali record raises the stakes for his upcoming release Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan vs Son Of Sardar

Jab Tak Hai Jaan vs Son Of Sardar – This Year

What makes the record all the more special, is the fact that he has won all the major clashes, with several other biggies that competed against his film. Below mentioned is the list of SRK’s historic Diwali clashes.

  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998): A dream David Dhawan project starring Amitabh Bachchan – Govinda with superhit music clashed with an SRK rom-com Kuch Kuch Hota Hai directed by debutant Karan Johar. Both films did well eventually but Kuch Kuch Hota Hai overshadowed the comic caper and went on to become an ‘All Time Blockbuster’ breaking many records.
  • Mohabbatein – Mission Kashmir (2000): Hrithik Roshan was a national-craze after the mega success of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. On the other hand SRK’s releases in 2000, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Josh, failed to live upto expectations. But his never-say-die spirit resurfaced again as Aditya Chopra’s Mohabbatein became a blockbuster. Mission Kashmir got a bigger initial but failed to sustain at the box office.
  • Veer Zaara / Aitraaz / Mughal-E-Azam / Naach (2004): Yash Chopra’s Veer Zaara emerged the first choice for cinegoers for Diwali 2004 ahead of Abbas Mustan’s Aitraaz, the colored version of Mughal-E-Azam and Ram Gopal Varma’s Naach. Though Aitraaz and Mughal-E-Azam turned out to be an average grossers, Naach was a disaster. Veer Zaara went on to be the biggest hit of the year.
  • Don – Jaan-E-Mann (2006): This was a biggie – Shahrukh Khan’s Don squared up against Salman and Akshay Kumar’s Jaan-e-mann. The result? SRK won yet again. Although Jaan-e-Mann was a well made film with melodious music, it failed to match the might of the Don.
  • Om Shanti Om – Saawariya (2007): Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om clashed with master director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. The later’s film was much-hyped, as it was the launch vehicle of two star kids Ranbir and Sonam Kapoor. Pre-release, SRK promised to ‘destroy’ Saawariya.. which he eventually did as OSO went on to be the biggest grosser of year, while Saawariya tanked after a good initial.

Last year too witnessed a clash, but one that was much smaller in scale. Ra One released with two smaller films Damadamm  and Tell Me O Khudda.

Now, the big question – Shahrukh Khan is all set to take on Ajay Devgan this year, as Jab Tak Hai Jaan clashes with Son of Sardaar. The scenario is slightly different this year – action comedies are raking in the moolah at the box-office, while several romantic films have failed to make a mark. Also, SOS is a remake of a very successful south Indian film. The odds are once again stacked against SRK..

Can Shahrukh make it 10 in a row for Diwali? What will be the outcome of the 2012 Diwali Clash? Vote now!

Abhishek Sharma

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  • @indicine what will be the first weekend box office figure of jthj if it release with sos ….and what will be the first weekend if it release alone this diwale …………………………hiwad khan

  • @indicine we know u r another mindless pagal srk fan like us. Srk have 100% full proof diwali realease. So what about ASHOKA IN 2001?WAH INDICINE KEEP ON

  • Are u people MAD????
    Clear cut answer is “JTHJ” will definately win. Have’nt u seen its craze all over the world???
    and what the hell Ajay is fighting with KING, Yash ji, AR RAHMAN, GULZAR, KAT, ANUSHKA . . Ajay is over-confident. It looks like he is commiting “KHUD KUSHI”

  • What happened 2 ra.one with all the hype last year everybody knows.. It was a disaster.. Jab tak hai jaan does not even have the hype.. The movie luks dull n cliche.. Gone r the days of yash chopra romance.. And the days of shahrukh has already gone.. JTHJ has disaster written all over it.. SOS will emerge winner..

  • Yrf n diwali has made shahrukh.. Without them he is nothing.. Had salman done baazigar, aamir done darr and saif done DDLJ shahrukh would have been lying in gutter today.. The moment shahrukh has stepped outside yrf he has given disasters.. But this time not even yrf be able to save him.. R.I.P. shahrukh

  • After looking to poster of Jthj it remind me the nishabd movie in which big b romancing with half age jiya khan. .

  • JTHJ is not a depressing movie..

    It will have its share of shining moments; comedy, romance, emotion, action – To say, a complete soulful movie that will bring about every feeling within you..

    Wait & Watch :p

  • @nagesh, ashoka is not a diwali release, ashoka 2001 mein 26th oct release hui thi, aur us saal ke diwali 14th nov thi…jab k3g release hui thi…

    Aur 1baat, ra1 is a boxoffice hit movie…..diwali mein sirf 1e naam chalta hain, aur woh hain srk.

  • look at the title if salman or akki done tht srk fans wil be sayin such awful title but now thy wil blindly support hope this crap goin 2 diaster bring it on SOS

  • blah blah blah…srk fans,we dont have to prove anything!!!..20 years,from ordinary to xtra ordinary…he rises!!!…let there be no srk,there wont be ny bollywood….as they say in cricket batsman’s real class shows when he performs at overseas..u knw wht i’m talking about..arrey desh mein to sb tiger bante hain,thoda udhar jaakar collar uchake to dikhao!!!…

  • @Thouheed053; Greetings Mindless Creation Of The Creator ;P

    In Nishabd, Jiya Khan was shown 18, Amitabh Bachan was shown 60 . .

    From what you said, “ Amitabh romancing half aged Jiya ”

    One can only deduce that Jiya was half his age, that makes her 30, and/or Amitabh was twice her age, that makes him 36 . .

    So,Sir, kindly use ‘A Mind’ to comment accurately next time
    Yours Truly

  • @hamza khan . . If i say half age romancing it doesnt mean it should accurate half age like 60 , 30 or something other. .it may be more or less . . But 4 common reference we say it has half age romancing. . Wts a big deal . . Its a point of view opinion. . Okay . .

  • @Thouheed053: I don’t believe you’ve used it for common reference, which in fact is degrading, & if you’re muslim, as I’m guessing from your good name, than you well know degrading an enemy is even a sin . . Keep that in mind, sir.

  • @hamza khan . . Dude from where to where ur linking it man . . Ur talking abt sin ah . . Watching movie is not a sin ah from ur point of view . .

  • Most of the above mentioned srk movies were all bakwas and were only marginally successful in india commercially. Srk cant even cross 130 crores in india. Jab tak hai jaan will be a bakwas disaster.

  • Hahaha lol…
    Bodyguard was only 229crs
    .
    While ra.one 231crs(2nd phase still running in japan and on 17sep premiere in france)
    .
    Don2 236crs till now second phase
    .
    Srk broked bodyguards record hehheh grow up

  • Which idiot told that JTHJ is not having any buzz???? It’s already a worldwide hit even before the release of trailer.

    And JTHJ teaser got the most likes for any Hindi movie in YouTube!!!!

    And anyway SOS will be a big DISASTER just like TEZZ HAHAHAHAHA

  • Look at the poll!!! It’s in favor of king khan HAHAHAHAHA!!!
    So JTHJ will be the clear winner and SOS will be the clear disaster!!!
    Discussion closed!!

  • Movie :- nett collection india * 40% tax overseas collection =gross collection
    Dabangg -140cr 56cr 19cr=215cr matched to website collection . .
    bodyguard -145 58 41=244 cr . . Can any one pls tell me hw it is 229 cr according to website . .Ra one – 125(all version) 50 51 cr =226 cr . . According to website 240cr hw . .

  • Jab tak hai jaan this decade ka worst movie hoga and SOS will be good blockbuster. SOS is a diwali’s gift and jab tak will be a diwali’s waste.

  • @Thouheed053: Link you say, than answer this very simple question, was your statement not in favor of degrading ? Do you see the link now ? & on top of it you’re trying to degrade a man who you don’t even know . . Anyway, cannot blame you if you were brought up amongst such mindsets . . & btw, I can list uncountable things that may be considered sins in basic routine life, its just than better to dig up your own grave & lie in it waiting for death . .

  • @ hamza khan . i think ur crossing ur limit. . Diging myself ma grave is rest thing. . If u keep goin like this i ‘l surely dig up ur grave to u . . . Be in related topic . . .good 4 u . . Enjoy d moment

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