A look at master storyteller Rajkumar Hirani's journey so far
Rajkumar Hirani is akin to a genius. He is not just an incredible director, but also a compelling writer and an effective editor. Over the years, his name has become synonymous with blockbuster hits. He entered Bollywood in 2003 and redefined mainstream Indian cinema. On the day of the release of his fifth directorial venture 'Sanju', let's take a look at his previous works.
Hirani announced his arrival and how
Who would have thought that a gangster film starring Bollywood's bad boy Sanjay Dutt will be embraced by the audience in such a manner that it will actually turn into the most-loved movie franchise. 'Munna Bhai MBBS' was Hirani's maiden directorial venture and went on to do a business of Rs. 50.05 crore at the box office.
Hirani outshone himself
Hirani is largely responsible for starting the trend of sequels, but, unfortunately, what other filmmakers did not take away from 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' was that they also need to better their previous works. Bringing back Dutt in his most beloved avatar, the 2006 film surpassed its prequel and raked in Rs. 72 crore.
Hirani brought the best out of Aamir Khan
When '3 Idiots' was up for release in 2009, many people wondered how will Hirani manage to go beyond the brilliance of his previous outings. All their questions were answered when they saw the film. Starring Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor Khan, '3 Idiots' was a force to reckon with. It inaugurated the Rs. 200 crore club.
Hirani pioneered Rs. 300 crore club as well
Hirani reunited with Aamir in 2014 and the result was an all-time blockbuster. 'PK' did not only enthrall the Indian audience but made waves globally as well. Co-starring Anushka Sharma, it amassed a staggering Rs. 340.8 crore. Now, all eyes are on 'Sanju'. Will it surpass 'PK' to become Hirani's biggest hit? Our bets are on.