The goodies offered by 2007
2007 was a great year for Bollywood at box office with big banners taking most of the cream. If we look at the hits of 2007, OSO definitely is quite a few leaps ahead of all others. Let us brief it out along with the others:
Om Shanti Om
This was a mega hit of 2007 both within India and abroad. Itâ€™s perfect marketing strategy, the hype of reviving the golden past, the magic of SRK, the perfection of Farah Khan and the surprise package of Deepika Padukone oozing freshness and diva like appeal- all added up to make the film a huge hit.
Chak De India
This was another hit from SRK. The film is unique in itself owing to the fact that it has no female lead to add glamour and also dealt with a sport (hockey) which is not a big craze among an average Indian. Nevertheless, the perfect handling of the subject made it a surprise hit of 2007.
The magical combination of Govinda and Salman Khan worked wonders and this unofficial comeback of Govinda set the cash registers ringing for the producers. The film had foot tapping musical scores and gorgeous Katrina Kaif to add up to the factors contributing to itâ€™s success.
2007 was definitely an year of Akshay Kumar who emerged as the king of comedies in the year. Though Vidya Balanâ€™s makeover look aroused negative critisicms, the film managed to come across as a majot hit of the year.
Talking about Akshay Kumar, this again was an average hit which dealt with the subject of romantic comedy. Along with Partner and Welcome, this added to make a hattrick of hits for Katrina Kaif in 2007.
The magic of Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan worked yet again in â€˜Bhool Bhulaiyanâ€™ which was an experiment in the sense that it successfully managed to balance thriller with comedy.
This was undoubtedly the best movie of 2007 which gave a lifetime performance from Abhishek Bachchan blending well with a mature delivery from Aishwarya Rai (Bachchan). The year also saw this on-screen couple tying knots in real life too amidst much hype making them the most talked about couple of the year.
Jab We Met
Last but not the least, making itâ€™s way to the top 10 was this love story from Imtiaz Ali. How much and in what way, the breakup of Shahid- Kareena affected the movie, is still to be worked out, but the movie managed to carved itâ€™s niche at the box-office owing to the freshness and a superb performance from Kareena and Shahid.