From Baahubali 2 to Dilwale, Indian films that rocked Pakistan box-office
The love for Indian films in Pakistan is not hidden. The neighbouring nation simply adores B-town celebrities and, this is one of the reasons why several Indian movies have created waves in Pakistan. Recently, the SS Rajamouli and Prabhas’s epic combo Baahubali 2: The Conclusion opened great at the Pakistani box-office
According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, veteran Pakistani distributor Amjad Rasheed was quoted as saying, "The film has especially got a huge response in single screens, even though it purports mythology and Hindu tradition to a certain extent.” The Indian mythological film reportedly collected 6 crore Pakistani rupees at the box office.
Besides Baahubali 2, a number of other Indian movies have done extremely well in the nation and, has done great business in the long run. Check out the five highest grossing Indian movies that have done exceedingly well in the neighbouring country. These figures have been compiled from entertainment website BoxOffice Detail and have been converted to the Indian currency.
The Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer Sultan is the highest grossing Indian film in Pakistan. The film earned 37 crore Pakistani rupees. The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, which released on July 7, crossed the Rs 300 crore-mark worldwide in its opening week.
The number position goes to Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Abhishek Bachchan starrer Dhoom 3. The movie collected 25 crore Pakistani rupees. Casting Aamir, the low-key promotions, the sizzling Katrina effect and the coming together of Jai (Abhishek) and Ali (Uday Chopra) made Dhoom 3 one of the most talked about films, thus leading to immense anticipation that finally saw huge box office collections filter into the coffers.
Earning 20 cr Pakistani rupees, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan steals the number three spot. The film revolves around Pavan Kumar Chaturvedi, played by Salman, who takes the responsibility of reuniting a lost Pakistani girl with her parents. It also stars Nawazudin Siddiqui and Harshaali Malhotra in pivotal roles.
Aamir Khan’s epic blockbuster PK is at number four with an earning of 22 crore Pakistani rupees. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film is a comedy drama in which Aamir plays the role of an alien and Anushka appears as a television reporter. The film also has Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, and Saurab Shukla in pivotal roles.
With a collection of 20 crore Pakistani rupees, the Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer film Dilwale stands at number five in the list. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the film features SRK, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in pivotal roles.