You might have noticed this unnecessary hate for Bollywood for the last two years on social media and people rejoicing when a Bollywood movie flops at the ticket window. With South Indian movies like RRR and KGF2 becoming big success and failure of Bollywood movies like Bachchan Pandey, Heropanti 2, and Runway 34 has only escalated this hate towards Bollywood. Bollywood movies are also to be blamed for this as there is no innovation in terms of the script in Bollywood movies depending only on the star power of the big stars of Bollywood.
The last Bollywood hit movie was The Kashmir Files but there are other reasons for it being a success and such movies come only once in many years. So when Bhool Bhulaiya 2 starring Karthik Aryan, Kiara Advani, and Tabu released last week, both trade and the general public were skeptical about the movie because of an underwhelming trailer and most thought that it only wants to milk on the first Bhool Bhulaiya movie starring Akshay Kumar which was a big hit when released in 2007. But when BhoolBhulaiya 2 was released, it actually surprised the people as it is a genuinely good movie with the right amount of comedy and horror, and horror comedies if made well always do good at the box office like Stree and Golmaal Returns.
Bhool Bhuliya 2 got an opening of 14.11 crores second only to Sooryavanshi this year and it has got thumbs up from critics and audience alike. With a good opening like this, it installed hope on the people that finally a Bollywood movie can break the jinx of flop movies and may become a big hit. The opening was not just a fluke as it earned an impressive 14.34 crores on Saturday and on Sunday it collected Rs 23.51 crores which took its opening weekend collection to Rs 55.96 crores. The movie is already a hit and now the trade is waiting whether it can touch a total lifetime collection of 150 crores or not as it will cross the 100 crores mark easily this week. Bhool Bhulaiya 2 was produced by Bhushan Kumar of T.Series and directed by Anees Bazmi who earlier gave big hits like No Entry, Welcome and Sing is King but his last couple of movies like Welcome Back and Paagalpanti didn’t click with the audience and lots of his career was on stake with Bhool Bhulaiya 2.
One good thing about Bhool Bhulaiya 2 is that it actually entertained people and word of mouth is spreading, unlike other movies that fall flat after a good opening. It has ended the dry spell at the box office as the last hit in Bollywood was Gangubai Kathiawadi released a couple of months ago. It reinstalled the faith that the hate we see is mostly limited to social media and a bunch of people spreading propaganda and if made well, people are still interested in watching Bollywood movies. With big movies like Ayushman Khurana starer Anek releasing next and the YRF magnum opus Prithviraj starring Akshay Kumar releasing a week after Anek, people are hoping that Bollywood will be back on track if these movies do well at the box office.