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A critical view of Hindi movies of 2011

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Hindi film industry had produced more than 130 films in 2010, but many biggies' movies had suffered loss at the Box Office. The year 2011 seems to be a lucky year for most of biggies of the Bollywood. This year witnessed the release of 125 Bollywood movies and few others are set to release in the next coming weeks. Several big budget films hit the screens and they registered good earning at the Box Office. This year, hardly any film suffered loss at the collection centres.

Like 2010, the year 2011 also witnessed many romantic, comedy and action movies. Apart from these, the Bollywood filmmakers tried to experiment with other genres like 3D films (Ra.One and Haunted 3D), crime and suspense thrillers (No One Killed Jessica, Murder 2,7 Khoon Maaf and Not A Love Story) and few other genres. Most of them proved successful in their attempts.


In recent years, comedy has become the most favourite genre of movie goers. The Hindi films of year 2011 are not exception to this trend. Besides romantic-comedies and action-comedies, there were several pure comedy movies like Beja Fry 2, Thank You, Rascals, Jo Dooba So Paar, Double Dhamaal, Chalo Dilli, Tere Mere Phere and few others. Although all of them were not announced as big hits, they managed to set a certain records at the Box Office. Vinay Pathak was one actor, who kept on experimenting with comedy throughout the year and he acted more than five comedy films in 2011, which were successful at the Box Office.

Another noticeable thing this year is new promotional strategies. Many filmmakers in Hindi films understood the importance of promotion of the films. Many producer innovated new tricks of publicity and spent huge amount of money for the promotion, which was sometime equal to the production cost of their films.

Like every year, 2011 also welcomed several new faces in the field of acting, music compositions, direction, but not many could impress the audiences. Debutants like Sachiin Joshi, Nargis Fakhri, Shubh and Chirag Paswan created a big buzz in the media. Senior actors like Pankaj Kapoor and Sudhir Mishra also debuted as directors in this year and proved successful in impressing the mass.

The year 2011 proved to be favourable for superstars likes Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Imran Khan, Emran Hashmi and Shahid Kapoor and heroines like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan.

However, it was an unfavourable year for Abhishek Bachchan as his two releases like Game and Dum Maaro Dum could not make it big at the collection centres. It was also a great disappointment for the fans of stars like Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai as they did not have a single release in the year 2011.

The following are some of the successful movies of the year 2011: No One Killed Jessica, Dhobi Ghat, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Patiala House, 7 Khoon Maaf, Game, Dum Maaro dum, Thank you, Ready, Bheja Fry 2, Double Dhamaal, Delhi Belly, Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap, Murder 2, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Singham, Aarakshan, Not A Love Story, Bodyguard, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Mausam, Force, Rascals, Ra.One, Rockstar, Desi Boyz, The Dirty Picture, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl and few others.

Topics: box office reports

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