Bollywood Movies That Became A Sleeper Hit
For years, the success formula of Bollywood has remained involving A-listers so that even if the storyline doesn’t flatter the audience, the face value will. However, this secret mantra has worked for many films, but the audience have become smarter than ever; they know what kind of films they prefer. Gone are the days when Khans were enough to make a film a blockbuster. Today, content is the king and Bollywood movies have to be content-driven to strike the box office number.
Here are the Bollywood movies that went on to become a sleeper hit:
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrratt Bharuccha and Sunny Singh film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety was like a much-needed break from all the typical Ekta Kapoor emotional family drama we have been used to witness. The film showcased a big fat Indian family but not like the over-enthusiastic family in Hum Saath Saath Hain with showcasing Alok Nath as the coolest grandfather ever! We have mostly seen the journey of two girl best friends, but this film explored the Jai-Veeru angle in a unique way, and honestly, it was hella amazing!
When the trailer released, no one had anticipated that this small-budget film would become the audience’s favourite; from the impeccable acting of the cast to the genuine and relatable storyline, everything was right with this movie. The film beautifully shows the journey of a couple who are hell-bent on changing their daughter’s fate. In fact, Hindi Medium went on to become the third film to be released in China.
Directed by ace filmmaker Gauri Shinde and starring Sridevi, English Vinglish talks about women empowerment and gives a new perspective. After seeing the film, you might wonder how many people you have judged because of the fact they can’t speak English. This film was a comeback for Sridevi in Bollywood, and many had anticipated that she doesn’t have the aura that she had in the 90s, but she proved that she still had the capability of being the hero of her films.
Hailed as Kangana Ranaut’s best work till date, Queen broke all records and went on to become a sleeper hit. The best thing about this film was not the storyline but the beautiful execution of the story; we mean, we have heard of marriage and divorce, but who has heard of a bride-to-be going on a honeymoon alone? This film is for people who have a thing for travelling alone!
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani featured Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddique and Parambrata Chatterjee and showcased the story of a pregnant woman looking for her missing husband. It’s a simple storyline, right? Well, the story is not as simple as it seems! The execution is brilliantly put together that it gives you that edge-of-seat feels!
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
The second part is usually not better than the first part, at least, this is what the Bollywood timeline says, but the Tanu Weds Manu franchise was the only one that changed this notion completely. We aren’t saying that the first part was not good, but the magic that Tanu Weds Manu Returns created is unbeatable, you guys! The film showcased the impeccable acting talent that Kangana has, and not to forget, Deepak Dobriyal as Pappi was hilarious AF.
Directed by Amar Kaushik and featuring Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao and Aparshakti Khurana, Stree broke all records! A horror-comedy genre is tough to play with, but right from the stellar cast to the unique storyline, Stree had everything under control and delivered exactly what it promised in the trailer!
Badhai Ho was the biggest surprise hit of the year and touched the lengths and breadths of the victory chart with a quirky storyline of a 25-year old discovering that his mother is pregnant and his struggle to come to terms with the reality. The film pushed Ayushmann Khurana to reach a new height of success and, not to forget, the brilliant acting of Neena Gupta and veteran actor Surekha Sikri.