Success of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil important for Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar

It’s been 11 months since his last release and 40 months since his last box office success, but inspite of all his recent failures, the biggest directors in the industry are queueing up to sign Ranbir Kapoor for their films. There can only be two reasons, his acting talent and the love that he gets from his fans.

Not too long ago, Ranbir was one of the most promising actors in the industry and the closest that any young star had got to attaining ‘superstar’ status.

He was one of those few actors who could pull a film to the 20 crore mark – a opening day figure that separates the elite superstars from the rest.

Unfortunately, the graph of Ranbir’s career has taken a downward turn as Besharam, Roy, Bombay Velvet and Tamasha have all failed. His poor run has also affected the eagerness of the audience to watch his films on the first day and this shows in the box office opening of his films.

Quick look at the opening day collections of Ranbir’s last few films

  • Rockstar (2011) – 10.5 crore
  • Barfi (2012) - 8.5 crore
  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) - 19.5 crore
  • Besharam (2013) – 21 crore (holiday)
  • Roy (2015) - 10.41 crore
  • Bombay Velvet (2015) - 5.2 crore
  • Tamasha (2015) - 10.87 crore

Like most stars who are going through a lean phase, Ranbir too needs that ’one big film’ to get his career back on track. And who better than Karan Johar to helm his all-important film?

Karan has a terrific track record as director. While none of his films have failed at the box office, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will be an important film for the ‘My Name Is Khan’ director too, as he returns with his 6th directorial.

His career so far:

  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – 45 crore (All Time Blockbuster)
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – 47 crore (Blockbuster)
  • Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna – 46 crore (Hit)
  • My Name Is Khan – 73 crore (Hit)
  • Student Of The Year – 70 crore (Hit)

The stats make it obvious that after ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghan’, Karan Johar films haven’t really performed upto expectations at the domestic box office. ‘Student Of The Year’ surprised, but a big hit in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ will help reaffirm Karan’s status as one of the top directors in the industry.



  • Adhm getting negative response from the public…

    According to reviewers, adhm is superficial and lacks connect…

    Anushka’s character is badly written…

    Ash disappoints .. Her character lacks depth and too flimsy…

    The movie is very boring with lack of entertainment value…

    Songs don’t look good on big screen.. Speed breakers…

    Ranbir is stereotyped… And he is not gaining anything in this film..
    As promotional campaign was run on Kjo-fawad-mns name..

    Strictly for those who like to watch slow boring melodrama films ..

    Rating – 1.5/5 …

  • I request u to include ROY as Ranbir’s film…

    So Ranbir’s last 5 films become..

    Jagga jasus

    total of these films come 160cr… And Ranbir will sink to bottom of rankings…!…

    Ranbir’s himself said in media that he is nervous abt last 4 failures which include ROY …!…….

  • I’m waiting for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. I feel it’ll be an entertaining movie with good content. Don’t care about box office collections. I expect it to be a memorable film like K2H2, K3G which can be enjoyed even after 15 years of its release.

  • In a big clash, the better film has the advantage. If Adhm is received better than Shivay, it may even reach 180 cr. In case Shivay is a better film, it could go well over 200 cr.
    My money is on Adhm. Going tomorrow to watch adhm. Don’t think Shivay would be outstanding.

  • I think it will put both of them back on track. Last time, Ranbir wasted the fame from YJHD on Besharam, if that movie was good, it could have been humungous. This time, he’ll cash in on the ADHM fame with Rajkumar Hirani’s Dutt. 2 big hits coming back to back.

  • uae audience r going mad aftr watching srk’s guest appearance in adhm..dats called stardom

    adhm mrng shows wr full whreas shivaay remained average

    many trade ppl n exhibitors r saying dat adhm will open at 16-17 cr nd shivaay at 13-14 cr

  • My Prediction for (Fri+Sat+Sun+Mon) ->>>

    ADHM – 14 + 16 + 17 + 17 = 64 cr
    SHIVAAY – 12 + 14 + 15 + 16 = 57 cr

  • Beingan SRK fan, ALL THE BEST Ranbir
    1. Rishi Kapoor was SRK’s first costar(in his debut superhit Deewana)
    2. Ranbir SRK are best of buddies

  • I’m not gonna surprised if this movie get better $$ than Shivaay at BO.. Because Indian viewers always like this.. love romance & romance, no matter how crappy the story would be ? They say same old romance story thousand times, but they’ll keep watching it ?
    Poor Shivaay..come to my country and you’ll be a blockbuster hit, Shivaay!

  • ADHM is a really important film for Ranbir . Ranbir has not achieved success since the last 41 months and if ADHM fails he will face tough time in 2017 . If ADHM emerges as a box office success it can be a turning point in his career . As far as the trailer is concerned it is not looking impressive but i think I will watch the film because our entire family watch movies on Diwali . I am planning to watch ADHM tomorrow and Shivaay on Sunday . The songs of ADHM are really good . Karan Johar has 100 % success ratio and whether ADHM will continue this streak or not we will get to know in the next week . First 3 days for both the movies will be really tough because of the pre Diwali period . Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • A well known cinephile and critic Sidhu’s tweet reviews.

    #ADHM Interval: Entertaining coming-of-age story with superb situations and perfect music. Ranbir is utmost comfortable, Anushka – gorgeous!
    #ADHM: Touching romantic ride. A complicated relationship explained wonderfully. KJo gets it right this time!
    #ADHM: No wandering, the film unflinchingly gets across with just 4 characters. Fun at first, and leaves a lump in your throat at the end.
    #ADHM: And how good is Ranbir! His eyes do the talking, and convey much more than the already well-written ‘shayaari’ dialogues.
    #ADHM: Pritam’s music largely upholds the film and elevates the moody sequences. So yeah, don’t miss this if you’re in for romantic films.

  • Two biggies, Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkilare all set to hit the theaters tomorrow and the advance bookings have already begun in full swing. According to early trends, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is showing a better booking for morning shows at the multiplexes and in big cities.

    Shivaay on the other hand has started off a little slower than ADHM. The film has managed to show better bookings in smaller cities.
    Shivaay And Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Advance Bookings

    Karan Johar’s romantic drama on the other hand is finding more buzz in the North circuits such as Delhi and could contribute hugely for its first day business.

    According to the advance booking report, it looks like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil may take a lead on the opening day. Of course, the weekend figures will be dependent hugely on the critics response and also the word of mouth.

  • Wake up sid made ranbir an actor out of a star son and yjhd made him a superstar.
    Adhm will again be a game changer for him.

  • guys go for shivaay and raise the standard of bolly film @kjo is just a joker and dont raise boring types movie standard ..bloody hell rom com

  • @PATHAN : Why are you behaving like a Pheku ? There is nothing called craze or mad but they are surprised to see him in movie. If any big superstar would have been there the reaction would have been same. Stop hyping a guest appearance, SRK in dual role could not pull much audience and you are cooking up stories about his special appearance role.

  • It may do well due to Diwali but it wont be as same as YJHD or Barfi for Ranbir. Maximum it will be a Hit.

  • Not a fan of Ranbir but i love his act in Rockstar (one of my all time fav ) Barfi Tamasha… baki to bakwas e
    #Shivaay fdfs

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