Shahrukh Khan, is one such actor, who could be really called as a global star. Such is his popularity and fan base, which has soared to new heights over the years.
In fact, he is one such Bollywood actor, who has a loyal fan base in Kerala, as well. Well, the grand reception that his movies receive in Kerala, is a testimony to that. Remember the great round of applause that he received during his appearances in the Asianet Film awards? That alone would speak volumes about his popularity in the state.
On his birthday(November 2, 2016), we are listing the names of 6 Shahrukh Khan movies, which went on to create wonders at the Kerala Box Office.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
Well, this movie started off Kerala audiences' never-ending love for this magnificent actor. The film was a big success in the theatres of Kerala. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge went on to complete 100 days of run in centres like Trivandrum and Kochi and thus posing a stiff competition to Malayalam films, that released during that time. In fact, Mammootty's all time blockbuster film, The King was also released in the same time but still, DDLJ managed to complete a successful run at the Kerala box office.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which marked the debut of Karan Johar as a director, was a big hit in Kerala as well. The film, which released in the year 1998, went on to become a trendsetter in Kerala. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai posed a stiff competition for Mohanlal starrer Rakthasakshikal Zindabad, which was released during the same season.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)
Kabh Khushi Kabhi Gham, was a multi-starrer but it was definitely the SRK factor that helped the film to make it big at the Kerala Box Office. Mohanlal's Praja was also released during the same time, but the film couldn't make it big at the box office. At the same time, the successful run of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham in Kerala, once again underlined the fact that he is the most popular Bollywood star in Kerala.
Chak De India (2007)
Chak De India, had a rather slow start at the box office. But, the film went on make it big at the box office, with positive reviews pouring in. Chak De India completed 50 days of run in regular shows in centres like Ernakulam. Interestingly, Mohanlal's Alibhai, which got released in the same season couldn't stop the successful run of Chak De India in Kerala.
Om Shanthi Om (2007)
Well, this was one big movie. There was a huge wait for this film and the film made a huge opening at the Kerala box office. In centres like Ernakulam, the film was screened in multiple centres. The movie clearly emerged as the big winner of the season. In fact, the movie even affected the run of Mohanlal movie Rock N Roll, which was also released in the same month.
Dil Toh Paagal hai (1997)
By the time of the release of this film, Shahrukh Khan established himself as a popular star in Kerala. Dil Toh Pagal Hai, directed by Yash Chopra, once again had Shahrukh Khan in a lover boy role and people of Kerala whole-heartedly accepted the film.
Apart from the above listed films, other SRK movies like Don:The Chase Begins, Kal Ho Na Ho etc., also had a fantastic run at the Kerala box office.
No other star from Bollywood has been able to replicate the same kind of starry status that Shahrukh Khan has achieved in Kerala, over the years.
It is a fact that his recent films like Dilwale, Fan etc., didn't receive great response at the Kerala box office. But, we are quite sure that he is going to make it big with his upcoming movies, Dear Zindagi and Raees.