|Movies Released In January|
The success of a Bollywood movie surely depends on a lot of factors. These include quality acting by the actors, good directions, good storyline and budget of a movie and also along with it the effect of the stardom of an actor to a greater extent. However, there is also one factor which these days enormously affect the success rate of a film. The factor is the effect of festive season. Big budget movies with enormous star cast tend to release a film on festive weekends where they are guaranteed to make a lot of money. Such is the effect of festive release that the Khan trio of Bollywood has booked the 3 biggest festivals for their movies to release, i.e. Eid for Salman Khan, Diwali for Shah Rukh Khan and Christmas for Aamir Khan. Other big actors like Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh and many more tend to release their movies during these festive seasons as well.
Due to the effect of this festive season, generally, the month of January is considered as the driest month of Bollywood. The main reason is because the audiences are still in the hangover of the big Christmas and New Year release. This was the sole reason, that for many years producers, actors and directors were hesitant to release a good movie in January as they were pretty sure of their fate in Box office. However, in the recent few years the trend is gradually changing. With many big stars like Akshay, Srk, Hrithik and Salman releasing their movie on the republic day weekend, audiences are now finding the interest to watch good movie in the month of January as well. After all, the content is the king in any movie, irrespective of its release date, which the filmmakers along the actors have now released.
Therefore, let us glance through some movies released in January did exceptionally well in Box Office-
Jai Ho, (2014)-
Jai Ho was first of a big budget movie which was released in the month of January. The movie had Salman Khan in lead and was a highly anticipated movie. Jai Ho was initially planned to release on the Christmas Eve of 2013, but due to some delay it finally released on republic weekend of 2014. Directed by Sohail Khan Jai Ho, though being an average Salman Khan grosser was the first movie to gross 100 Crores in India in the month of January. The movie had a collection of 108 Crores in India.
Baby was a cult action spy thriller movie which was also released on the Republic weekend in the year 2015. The movie had Akshay Kumar as lead and Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati, Danny and Anupam Kher in supporting role. The movie with a sense of patriotism in it was liked by both audiences as well as the critics. At box it collected 95.56 Crores and was declared a hit.
After the success of Baby, Akshay Kumar also decided to release his next movie Airlift in the republic weekend of 2016. Airlift was a movie based on true inspiration. The story was about a Indian origin Kuwait businessman, who earlier had no love for India but after Saddam Hussan invaded and captured Kuwait, the Kuwait businessman (Ranjit Katyal) portrayed by Akshay Kumar with all his efforts rescued 1,70,000 Indians along with him and his family from Kuwait to India. Again based on a patriotic feeling, this movie was both critically and commercially successful and earned 128.1 Crores.
Raees, (2017) –
After much of delay Shah Rukh finally decided to release his highly anticipated flick Raees on 24th of January 2017, just a day before Republic day. It was also clashing with another big movie Kaabil starring Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautami. Raees despite of the clash did incredibly well and collected 139 Crores in Box office making it the first and one of the only few hits of 2017.
Kaabil (2017) –
Released alongside Raees were Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautami Kaabil which was highly appreciated by the critics as well as the audience, especially the blind role played by Hrithik. The movie was also a good hit at Box office collecting 93 Crores.
Padmaavat, (2018) –
After lot of speculations, controversies, chaos and uncertainty, Padmaavat by changing itself from Padmaavati released on the republic weekend of this year. This movie, by far has been regarded as the best January movie ever released. It has received huge appreciations from the critics and has been loved by the audience. So far in just 5 days of its release, Padmaavat had collected 137 Crores and ids expected to earn plenty more.
These are List of best january movies 2017.