Raazi, Stree, Sanju: Rs 100 Cr Club in 2018 Had Many Surprises

‘Stree’ enters the elite 100 crore club along with Race 3, Sanju, Raazi and others in 2018.

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A still from <i>Raazi, Stree</i> and <i>Sanju</i>.
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2018 has had a myriad bunch of movies hitting the coveted Rs 100 crore mark at the box office. From films with strong content like Raazi and Stree to the mainstream masala entertainers like Race 3, Baaghi 2 and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, the audiences have been accepting different kinds of cinema.

Here is a list of all the films that hit the mark this year:

Padmaavat

Poster of <i>Padmaavat</i>.
Poster of Padmaavat.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

The film had been embroiled in controversy for months and the time before release was extremely tense, as the makers feared outrage from the Karni Sena. But all this seems to have piqued the curiosity towards the film as it took a bumper opening of Rs 32 crores. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhasali and loosely based on the epic poem Padmavati, Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati - a Rajput queen known for her beauty - who is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, played by Shahid Kapoor. Sultan Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh, plays the tyrant ruler who attacks their kingdom to claim her. The film ended up reaching the Rs 100 crore mark in the first weekend itself.

Sonu Ke Titu ke Sweety

A poster of <i>Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety</i>
A poster of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Luv Ranjan’s rom-com starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh set the cash registers ringing with its humor and chart-busting music. The film was a smash hit and crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in the fourth week of its release.

Baaghi 2

Tiger Shroff in a poster of <i>Baaghi 2</i>.
Tiger Shroff in a poster of Baaghi 2.
Tiger Shroff in a still from the film.

A remake of the Telugu movie Kshanam, Baaghi 2 starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor also crossed the Rs 100 crore mark, courtesy Tiger’s crazy fan following and great music. It was a masala entertainer and provided enough to satisfy the ‘masses’.

Raid

The poster of <i>Raid</i>.
The poster of Raid.
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

The film is inspired by the real life income-tax raid conducted by the officers of the Income Tax Department under the leadership of a courageous and upright Indian Revenue Service officer in the 1980s. Starring Ajay Devgan and Ileana D’cruz, it was the fourth film of 2018 to cross the Rs 100 crore mark.

Raazi

A still from <i>Raazi</i>.&nbsp;
A still from Raazi
(Photo Courtesy: PR Still)

The spy thriller directed by Meghna Gulazar, won over audiences with its gripping screeplay and terrific performances by Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal. It also became the second Bollywood film after Tanu Weds Manu Returns with a female central protagonist to cross Rs 100 crore, and did so by the end of the third week post release.

Race 3

The poster of <i>Race 3</i>.
The poster of Race 3.
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

In spite of enormous trolling over its trailer, Race 3 took a flying start at the box office. The film was heavily panned by critics but touched the Rs 100 crore mark in the first three days. Salman fans always seem to be at his rescue at all times.

Sanju

An enticing watch even for a first-timer, Sanju’s story is full of twists and turns
An enticing watch even for a first-timer, Sanju’s story is full of twists and turns
(Photo: Sanju Poster)

The Rajkumar Hirani film may have come under the scanner for whitewashing Sanjay Dutt’s life but it didn’t prevent audiences from flocking to the theaters. The Ranbir Kapoor starrer grossed a Rs 120 crores at the end of the third day.

Gold

Akshay Kumar in a still from<i>Gold.</i>
Akshay Kumar in a still fromGold.
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The Akshay Kumar starrer based on the national hockey team's title at the 1948 Summer Olympics has audiences thronging to the theaters. The film reached the Rs 100 crore figure on its thirteenth day. The film was directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.

Stree

A still from<i> Stree.</i>
A still from Stree.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor’s horror comedy won over audiences with its smart lines and out of the box concept. It turned out to be one of the surprise hits of the year by grossing over Rs 100 crores at the end of two weeks. Written by the duo Raj Nidimorou and Krishna D.K and directed by Amar Kaushik, the film was lauded for the performances of Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi and Aparshakti Khurrana.

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