There were times when A-list actors didn't mind working together; which resulted in hits like Sholay, Chupke Chupke and Amar Akbar Anthony. But over a period of time when actors' popularity got bigger and their egos too, the ‘multi-star cast' formula took a backseat. But with releases like Dhoom 3, Housefull 2 the trend is coming back.
The third instalment of the Dhoom series, festured Aamir Khan as the antagonist paired opposite Katrina Kaif. Actors Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra reprise their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali Akbar, respectively, as seen is previous franchise. Housefull 2 too is an Indian comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. It was the sequel to the 2010 film, Housefull 2 starred Akshay Kumar, Asin Thottumkal, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles, while, Ritesh Deshmuk, Shreyas Talpade, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty and Boman Irani play supporting roles.
Many upcoming movies with multi star cast like a sequel to No Entry Mein Entry are being made. The sequel is in the works, with the original male cast of Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan all rumoured to be playing double roles. This gives way for the filmmakers to be back with multistarrer projects. Here's a look at recent multi-star cast movies that were big hits.
The third instalment of the Dhoom series, festured Aamir Khan as the antagonist paired opposite Katrina Kaif. Actors Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra reprise their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali Akbar, respectively, as seen is previous franchise.
A Movie like Dhoom 2 is a typical example of why a multi-starrer can work wonders. If each character is etched out as variedly as possible, actors can live in harmony without having to worry about who will overshadow whom. That's one of the main reasons why Dhoom franchise is a hit.
Since Golmaal was already a brand before the third sequel was released, the opening business of approx. Rs 8 crores wasn't a surprise. The movie was an out-and-out entertainer.
As much as people hate no-brainer comedies, it doesn't stop them from going for one. And Sajid Khan's Housefull proved just that. Housefull's success was so huge that Sajid planed for a sequel.
The sequel to Housefull movie was a bigger hit than the first installment. It is reported that the third installment of the movies is on the way.
Vishal Bharadwaj's adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy Omkara (Othello) didn't go down well with the viewers initially, thanks to the use of explicit language. But, the sheer brilliance of the movie had the crowd thronging to the theaters. Besides, item songs like Beedi Jalaile and Namak Ishq ka just added to the popularity of the movie
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It's a casting coup that even Karan Johar might not be able to replicate again.
The movie that highlights dirty politics played within the family, was a big hit with the audience. Apparently, it was inspired by the epic Mahabharata. Although Ranbir Kapoor grabbed most of the headlines, the rest of the star cast wasn't deprived of screen space.
Mani Ratnam's story about three young couples and how their lives get entangled by one freak accident, was an instant hit with the young audience.