Over the years there have been many Bollywood Eid releases but it is only Salman Khan who now dominates the date. Every year Bhai has a date on Eid with his fans and his fans too don’t disappoint him. We list out eight Eid releases and eight hits Salman Khan has delivered.
Until 2008, Salman Khan’s career was under the weather and Bhai hadn’t tasted success the way he does now. Come 2008 everything changed. Salman Khan mania, Salmanisms and the love for Bhai grew by leaps and bounds. Prabhu Deva’s offering at the box office named Wanted worked wonders for Salman. The film had released in 1400 screens in India and went on to collect Rs 93 crores worldwide.
Dabangg introduced us to Salman’s typical dancing moves and his now famous punchlines. The film released in 1850 screens and went on to collect Rs 219 Crores plus. Dabangg was also the first film to enter the 100 crore club and thus started a new trend in Bollywood. The film also marked Sonakshi Sinha’s debut in Bollywood
This 2011 blockbuster released in 2750 screens in India. The film starred Kareena Kapoor with Salman as her bodyguard. Bodyguard crossed the mark set by Dabangg and went on to collect Rs 234 Crores worldwide at the box office thus making it Salman’s 2nd film to cross 100 crores and the first film to cross Rs 50 Crores in its first weekend.
4. Ek Tha Tiger
This was Salman and Katrina’s first film post their alleged breakup. This 2012 release got 3200 screens in India and went on to collect Rs 308 Crores worldwide at the box office. This was the first film to cross 300 crores worldwide and Rs 250 Crores in India.
Kick released in 3800 screens and earned a whopping Rs 283 Crores in India. This was the first film where Salman dabbled with shades of grey and also starred opposite Jacqueline Fernandes. The film earned a total of Rs 351 Crores worldwide.
6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Bajrangi Bhaijaan saw a complete change in the image of Salman Khan. Bhai took up a complete god fearing good boy role that saw him as a messiah for Pakistan. The film had an India-Pakistan backdrop and Salman won hearts across the border too. With 4100 screens Bajrangi Bhaijaan earned a mindblowing Rs 603 Crores worldwide. From all Salman Khan Eid movie list, Bajrangi Bhaijaan remains the highest grosser ever for Salman.
His last outing at the box office was with Sultan. Salman dared to bare and chose to be so real that he didn’t mind showing off his ugly side too. The wrestler Salman got everyone notice the actor within a star. Amongst the list of Salman Khan movies released on Eid, this tops the charts. With 4350 screens, Sultan earned a terrific Rs 581 Crores worldwide. Sultan was the first movie where the actress (Anushka Sharma) too had an equal role as compared to Salman.
Yes, Tubelight hasn’t released yet but we surely know it will be a blockbuster hence we end the list with Salmans not yet released film. Tubelight marks the 4 consecutive Eid when Salman brings his latest offering at the box office. If we refer to the previous Salman Khan Eid movie list, then this one is surely set to shatter all the records set earlier. Tubelight is touted to release in 3500 plus screens in India and 1200 screens abroad, that’s 100 more than Bahubali 2. If the advance booking is anything to go by the film is all set to cross Rs 100 Crores in the first weekend itself which is going to be an extended weekend because of Eid.
Let us know which Eid film of Bhai is your all time favorite!