Rewind: Why Salman Khan is the One Man Army

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Salman Khan is enjoying the best phase of his career at the box office which is arguably the best anyone ever had. He is often called a one-man army and has proved himself bigger than films.

For example, put anyone else in Ready in place of Salman and film will not be able to cross 100 crore. While most of the actors will need an excellent word of mouth to give big grossers, he has done it even with his average films.

Back in 2015 during the release of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, we wrote an article that Salman Khan is the only lucky factor in the film. With respect to everyone involved in PRDP, the list was full of disastrous and flop artists. Most of them were going through their career low.

Check out the stats below.

Sonam Kapoor (Heroine)

Film

Release

Verdict

Dolly Ki Doli
2015
Flop
Khoobsurat
2014
Below Average
Bewakoofiyaan
2014
Flop
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
2013
Super Hit
Raanjhanaa
2013
Hit
Players
2012
Disaster
Mausam
2011
Flop
Thank You
2011
Flop
Aisha
2010
Flop

 

Neil Nitin Mukesh (Actor)

Film

Release

Verdict

Shortcut Romeo
2013
Disaster
3G
2013
Flop
David
2013
Disaster
Players
2012
Disaster
7 Khoon Maaf
2011
Flop

 

Himesh Rishmiyya (Music Director)

Film

Release

Verdict

All Is Well
2015
Flop
Action Jackson
2014
Flop
Kick
2014
Blockbuster
Humshakals
2014
Flop
The Xpose
2014
Flop

 

Rajshri Productions (Producer)

Film

Release

Verdict

Samrat & Co.
2014
Disaster
Jaana Pehchana
2011
Disaster
Love U…Mr. Kalakaar!
2011
Disaster
Isi Life Mein…!
2010
Disaster
Ek Vivaah… Aisa Bhi
2008
Flop

 

Fox Star Studios (Distributor)

Film

Release

Verdict

Shaandaar
2015
Flop
Brothers
2015
Flop
Guddu Rangeela
2015
Disaster
Hamari Adhuri Kahani
2015
Flop
Bombay Velvet
2015
Disaster
Mr. X
2015
Disaster
Khamoshiyan
2015
Flop

 

Salman Khan (One Man Army)

Film

Release

Verdict

Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2015
ATBB
Kick
2014
Blockbuster
Jai Ho
2014
Hit
Dabangg 2
2012
Blockbuster
Ek Tha Tiger
2012
Blockbuster

 

With PRDP most of them got the biggest hit of their career. The film also turned to be lucky for them as their fortunes changed after its release.

Sonam Kapoor featured in Neerja after PRDP which not only got critical acclaim but also commercial success. Neil Nitin Mukesh featured in an average grosser Wazir. But it was Fox Star for which PRDP was a complete game changer.

Their last seven films were big failures and they were also involved in Bombay Velvet which is the biggest disaster of all time. Back then Fox was considered to be the perfect recipe for a disaster.

Now check out their track record after PRDP.

Movie

Verdict

Neerja
Hit
Kapoor and Sons
Hit
Traffic
Flop
Akira
Flop
MSD The Untold Story
Hit
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Hit
OK Jaanu
Flop
Jolly LLB 2
Hit

 

These stats clearly prove that Salman Khan is such a big star that he can overshadow content, cast, director and genre. Many had doubt on Ali Abbas Zafar’s direction skills but his film with Salman crossed 300 cr.

Now he will be working with Remo D’Souza in a dance-drama film. On paper it does not look like an exciting project and is also out of his comfort zone. But as we said earlier, Salman Khan – The name is enough.




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53 COMMENTS

  1. Salman Khan is king of box office .
    Salman khan heart touch man.
    Salman khan lovely person.
    Salman khan is king of good heart.

  2. Stardom h mann liya..par clash me koi bhii badiya movie ko overshadow nhi kar skta h..dekh lena dutt biopic k tym..content king hota h hamesa yaad rakhiyo..

  3. lol what a joke if salman is such a big star why he is struggling to give a athg from last 23 years his films work in festival release only.

    • Being professional in films line,, every actor or director’s will take festival time trend,,,,, just assumed urself,,u buy sweater only in winter,not summer… Releasing Films is also business mind,,,coz lots of investors r back supporters for any films outcome,,,,,,money and mind goes together in this line ,,,,,,n it’s profession,,,,,,and well with dt…..

    • Jio ho ready other not festivity release phir bhi grosser h amir to sirf achi story par film ko hit karwa skta h salman ki film ki story good n hoti aur salman ki acting bhi kam phir bi box office kin h

  4. Eid pe aate h movie… collection bumper hona bhii h..phir bhii koi record nhi..srk ko eek eid mila sab record tod diye..sab festivals ka maherbani h bhai..👍👍nhi to non holiday pe dekh skta h jai ho ka collection..

  5. Salman is one man army in Indian film industry. He is the biggest crowd puller. He is the biggest super star ever had in Indian film industry.

  6. Bollyarena I totally agree salman Khan made 3 awful movies blockbusters (bodyguard,ek tha tiger and dabbang2 and a washout disaster like jai ho a hit lets not also forget heros and hello the only reason people watched them films was for salman bhai

  7. LOL!!!
    @Bollyarena-No need to Post this Article.
    Salman delivered just 4 solo clean hits from 1995-to EID 2010
    The rest Hits R all Multistarers!
    Agree He is enjoying his Best Phase
    But Even in his Best Phase He failed to beat AAMIR.
    Agree PRDP
    was Entirely on SALMANs Stardom & collected 190Cr but
    What About Aamir
    An Offbeat Film Dangal without Any Masala,Full Holiday,Popular Actress Became ATG.
    Same With GHAJINI.
    NITISH TIWARIs Previous
    Highest Grosser -38Cr(BR)
    DANGAL 1st Sunday Collection-42Cr
    Anushka,Katrina have Worked with All 3 Khans but They delivered their Highest Grossers with ACE KHAN.
    Ashutosh Gowarikar,
    Rakesh Mehra,Victor,Kunaal Kohli got their Biggest Hits With AAMIR only.
    AAMIR is the Only Actor who Can break Box Office Records with an Offbeat & Commercial Movies as Well.

  8. Kaun kehta hai ki salman festivals star hai .Jo kehata hai usse puch dangal,PK,CE,hny,etc ye sab festiveles release nahi hai sarukh bina festiveles ke fan le kar aay aur usme hi udd gaya.aamir bina festiveles ke talash le kar aaya aur the lash bangaya salman bina festiveles ke ready le kar aaya aur super hit ho gaya .isko kehte hai one man aaarmy.no one beat him .wo agar film me chupchap baith bhi jsye to bhi hit ho jayegi

  9. Hahaha
    One man army… Isko abhi tak PK
    Nahi sambhala ja raha Dangal kya sambhalega.pk ka record tondne ko 3 sal laga raha hein aur one man army bol rahein hein.
    One man army Aamir dangal-387cr
    One man army salman prdp-197cr
    Hahaha

    • Sorry there was sallu + suraj barjatya
      Biggest hit of this planet n director
      Of shadi ki dvd..hum apke hein bhaigod.

      • Moron like you will not understand value of family that’s way you say negative about biggest hit family movie

        Continue to prove how you are big moron

  10. Aamir to dhoom 3 me tap dance me hi 3 month laga diya aur dhoom ka budget 175 crore ho gaya.retake star ek movie me 2 saal lagata hai .aur athg ka nara lagata hai .salman 7crore + occupancy do baar kar chuka hai hahk,mpk.

  11. It took almost a Decade to get the Super Sky Rocket stardom n there are guys who r saying SRK would have done a lot can anybody tell me y did he backed off against Salman this Eid

  12. NO actor in this world is one man army many will abuse me but thats the reality… doesn’t matter who it is give him a bad script with full of blunders & stupid things it will Alwyz go wrong .. if on the base of collections you call him one man army thn this award goes to SRK , people say he’s not doing gud films & i agree that happy new year & dilwale had no script at all full of blunders still he manages to collect over 150+ .. specially dilwale which clashed against bajirao mastani & people say thats his bad phase if thats his bad phase thn imagine what he will do when he will start doing gud films … i’m not hater of salman he’s an brilliant actor & i respect him the only thing which went good for PRDP was family content just to remind you PrDP leads big way in terms of premiere show & thats bcoz people watched it families ..Gud script alwyz matter

  13. BB-321cr Munni,nawaj,karina,sallu,kabir,content
    Sultan-301cr
    Anushka,sallu,songs,masala,content

    Dangal-Aamir+content
    Aab bolo kaun hein asli one man army

  14. Content 1st than aamir ye reality hai .nahi to the lash hai .without content ready ,jai ho , 110+ crore .because salman Khan bigger than content

    • @Raj
      Bwahahaha
      Now,NON actor Fans Talking About Retakes?
      Aamir took Retakes bcoz He is a Perfectionist
      We Can See his Efforts nd Hard work in his movies.
      20+ Classics out of 40 Movies.
      While Kabir Khan wanted to Reshoot some Scenes of Tubelight to Make A Movie BEST
      BUT Non Actor said NO
      Denied For RESHOOT
      And As We all Know
      Now There is a Tiff Between
      Kabir & Salman.
      And What Did You say
      Content comes 1st & Then Aamirs Stardom?
      Aamir did Masala Movie GHAJINI in 2008
      Salman is Yet to Cross Adjusted Net Grosser of Ghajini without Content.
      Even @Bollyarena said
      DHOOM3 had Mixed WOM,
      If Dhoom3 had SultanType WOM AAMIR would have Opened 350Cr Club in 2013 itself.
      Not taking Anything Away From Salman but Learn to Remain in Your Limits.

  15. Sharukh ke fan salman ki movie nahi dekhte .aur salman ke fan sharuk ki movie nahi dekhte .iska fayda aamir ko milta ha jisko dono ke fan ja kar dekhte hai.mai sarukh ,salman ke fan ko kehta hu ki dono ki movie ja kar dekhe .kyunki iska faayda ye 3rd number ka aamir uthata hai .agar aisa hota hai to tubelight aur rehnuma dono ko faayda milega .nahi to thug of Hindustan bana kar aamir such me salman ,sharuk ke fan ko thug lega salman,sharukh real super star

  16. what an article bolly arena. gud work sallu bhai is real one man army. and no one can touch his stardom right now. only srk did b4 and still continue in future………note – not included amit ji and dilip sahab……

  17. Comment:agar one man army h too jai ho bhi atleast hit too honi chaiye tha bt ye bhi nhi hua usme music director dsp ka debute film tha bollywood ka ,daisy sha v flop star h av v ,aur sb cast v fir bhi kyu salman k stardum work nhi hua ,jst think festival + high hope iska labh hua bs

  18. Dhaakad anup ,main bhi salman ko non actor kehta hu.non actor ho kar bhi salman film ko blockbuster Kara leta hai wo bhi bina year gap ke .isse kehte hai one man army

  19. Kuch log festiveles star festiveles star kehte hai .unka star bhi to festiveles aur content star hai .jinke khud ke ghar sesey ke bane ho wo dusro ke ghar me patthar nahi phekte.

  20. Jai Jo flop hai ye kisne kaha jai ho collection 115 crore hai, occupancy 1.44 crore ,the laash collection 95 crore occupancy 1.09 crore, dilwale collection 143 crore occupancy 1.35 crore .ab tum log hi andaza laga lo .aur non festiveles salman release ready collection 123 crore occupancy 1.89 crore super hit, sharukh fan collection 85 crore occupancy 0.95 crore below average,the laash collection 95 crore occupancy 1.09 crore .data dekh lo.phir behuda comment karte rehna ,dhaakad anup, parshay ,pkak .barsati kede.

  21. SABKA BAAP AMITABH. SALMAN IS BABY IN FRONT OF AMITABH. AMITABH IS THE REAL SUPER STAR KING STAR LEGEND OF BOLLYWOOD.

  22. Christmas + new year +school, college close for 2 week+ 3 open week + 2 year gap means 20% extras boost+ ticket price hike 10% from other movie + retake in one scene yeh aamir ka stardumb really thug of Bollywood

    • @RAJ
      Brother You r a psycho
      Talking About Retakes
      Even His Biggest Haters Consider him
      THE BEST ACTOR in this Era.
      Now Coming Back Christmas + New Year Holiday+Open Weeks Etc.
      But Even after having all Advantages
      Bhai failed to Cross 3Idiots even after 3 Years.
      We saw Bhais Stardom on XMAS in 2012
      And On Next XMAS
      Aamirs 1 Pk>>>>Bhais 2 Movies(KICK+JAI HO),Thats What Called Stardom
      Again Bhai took Christmas 2017 & I guarantee TZH wont Cross DANGAL
      If You think He is The Biggest STAR
      Bet laga le
      Agar DANGAL Cross nhi hui
      To Aamir ko BO Ka Baap Bolega Bollyarena k Har Article Par??

  23. so many superstars and mega stars came and went… aamir is one of them.. but he totally banks on the content…
    SRK was a bankable man during late 90s and good half of 2000.
    Sunny deol was in his early 90s..
    Amitabh ruled most of late 70s and 80s..
    But there is one man who causes hysteria like amitabh did… fan following like how rajesh khanna had.. charisma like nobody ever did.. had the best look and physic an actor ever had.. irrespective of the director, co actors, he just ensures the audiences are fully entertained and step out of the cinema hall all smiling!!!!

  24. Tu pagal hai kya bet lagane chala hai.wo bhi filmo PE aamir to 2 saal me filme karta hai jiska usko 30 % benefit mil jata hai .soch agar tere ghar me koi relative 2 saal me aaye to tum bhi uska dil khol kar welcome karega aur yadi wahi relative saal me ek baar ya do baar aaye to welcome karne ka response bhi thora kam ho jata hai .aur ha tzh hai solo release nahi hai sanjay dutt biopic bhi hai .mai kahan keh raha hoon ki dangal ka record todegi main aaj tak record ke bare me baat nahi karta hoon mai 2016 me 7 filme dekha airlift, rustam ,sultan, dhoni untold story,dangal ,nirza,pink sabhi movie acchi hai .mai akki ka bada fan hoon lekin wo saal me 3-4 filme karta hai sabhi ko dekh nahi sakta .mere Jaise kitne fan honge Jo saal me akki ki sabhi filme nahi dekh paste agar akki 1 saal me ek filme kare aur wo bhi festiveles me to wo bhi aasni ke saath 200+ crore kar lega .aur SC amitabh agar baap hai to dilip Kumar Bollywood ka bhism pitamah hai .koi yahan aur tum log bina filme dekhe kisi PE comment karte rahte ho main aamir fan SE puchta hoon tum log bb,sultan theatre me dekhe ho ki aise hi bolte rehte hoo main is saal jolly llb,tepk,tubelight ,secret superstar,rehnuma,bahubali,robot2.0 ,tzh ,sanjay dutt biopic ,sarkar raaz dekhuga wo bhi 1st weekend .tum log bhi movie enjoy .main sabhi star ki movie Dekhi hai main bhi aamir ki movie ka wait karta hoon .kyunki uska content accha hota hai.aur kafi samay PE aata hai.main is base per baat karta hoon.

    • Why r u keep Making Excuses Bhai ?
      Answer Why Salman failed when He Returned after 1.5 Years(JAI HO)?
      Why Hrithik Failed When he Returned After 2 Years (MJD)?
      Why Ranbir Failed at Box Office
      When He Returned with BV after 2 Years?
      lts much more riskier to do 1 Films in 2 Years than 2-3 Commercial films in a Year.

  25. Why aamir fail after 3 year break jungle pandey .kunki releasing time galat tha .Xmas nahi tha.mangal pandey yaad hai Na 3 saal ke break ke baad .jai ho ka baat mat karna .llb ka student hu.tark vitark mera kaam hai excuse nahi tark hai

  26. Q. Which Khan dominated the box office in the Nineties?

    A. If you talking in between the Khans then it was Shahrukh Khan followed by Salman Khan followed by Aamir Khan but none of the Khans dominated overall. In the early nineties it was Amitabh Bachchan, in the mid nineties it was Sunny Deol and in the late nineties it was Shahrukh Khan. Overall the decade belonged to Sunny Deol.

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