'Raees' vs 'Kaabil': The biggest box office clashes in Bollywood

Updated: 27 January, 2017 13:30 IST
  • 'Raees' vs 'Kaabil' - January 25, 2017
    Earlier both the films -- 'Raees' and 'Kaabil' -- were slated to release in the cinema houses on January 26. But then both the makers decided it to release the movies a day before. Hrithik Roshan reached out to Shah Rukh Khan, saying he hopes that the superstar 'mentor' will be proud of his work in 'Kaabil'. Shah Rukh Khan also tweeted that he hopes that the Hrithik Roshan-starrer receives a great response at the box office, adding he wished they could have avoided the clash of their films on the same day. 'Kaabil' has Hrithik and Yami Gautam in lead, while 'Raees' helmed by Rahul Dholakia features SRK and Mahira Khan. Pics/Red Chillies Entertainment and FilmKraftMovies' Twitter accounts
  • 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' vs 'Shivaay' - October 28, 2016
    'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' vs 'Shivaay' box office clash created quite a buzz ahead of release. From Ajay Devgn and Kajol's soured relationship with Karan Johar to the ban on Pakistani artistes jeopardising the release of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', the two films have been dragged into many controversies. 'ADHM' is a romance-drama starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Fawad Khan, while 'Shivaay' is an action-drama featuring Ajay Devgn, Erika Kaar and Abigail Eames
  • 'Dilwale' vs 'Bajirao Mastani' - December 18, 2015
    The clash of Rohit Shetty's action comedy 'Dilwale' and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama 'Bajirao Mastani' was pegged as the biggest box office clash in years. Actors of the two films labelled the clash as 'unfortunate'. There is no denying that the audience and business got divided with some wanting to witness the magic created by the iconic pair SRK-Kajol and some opting for a slice of history presented on a lavish scale.
  • 'Om Shanti Om' vs 'Saawariya': November 9, 2007
    The biggest Diwali clash of the last decade, the outcome of this battle was quite an anti-climax. Farah Khan's reincarnation saga turned out to be a blockbuster while Sanjay Leela Bhansali was left to rue making a movie that was a 'festival' film in an altogether different sense
  • 'Don' vs 'Jaan-E-Mann': October 20, 2006
    Shah Rukh won this battle of the Khans hands down. Although 'Don' was nothing but a stylised remake of the original, Shirish Kunder did not have the talent to pull off a winner in spite of having Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta in his camp
  • 'Aitraaz' vs 'Veer Zaara': November 12, 2004
    Yash Chopra returned to direction with a bang courtesy Veer Zaara. The film proved that there were still takers for his kind of cinema. Abbas-Mustan's 'Aitraaz' did average business, thanks in main to the seductive Priyanka Chopra
  • 'Fashion' vs 'Golmaal Returns': October 29, 2008
    Four movies released together with the most anticipated battle being between Madhur Bhandarkar and Rohit Shetty. Both films found their share of audience and the producers got their money's worth
  • 'Taare Zameen Par' vs 'Welcome': December 21, 2007
    Aamir Khan's directorial debut 'Taare Zameen Par' touched our hearts and made us shed a tear or two, while Anees Bazmee's multi-starrer 'Welcome' was a laugh riot! With the two films belonging to different genres, they did well at the box office and were among the top grossers of the year. Pic/Santa Banta
  • 'Saathiya' vs 'Kaante': December 20, 2002
    Given the choice to watch a love story or a heist, which one would you prefer? Though Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukerji's performance in Shaad Ali's 'Saathiya' won many a hearts, it was Sanjay Gupta's 'Kaante' that set the cash registers ringing and went on to become one of the top grossing films of the year. Pic/Santa Banta
  • 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' vs 'Love Story 2050': July 4, 2008
    Aamir Khan launched his nephew Imran Khan in the romantic comedy 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na', while Harman Baweja had his father's backing in the sci-fi 'Love Story 2050'. Verdict? 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' struck a chord with viewers, especially youngsters, and raked in lot of moolah. 'Love Story 2050' turned out to be a box office dud. Pic/Santa Banta
  • 'Lagaan' vs 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha': June 15, 2001
    Aamir Khan's rural sports drama 'Lagaan' won critical acclaim and accolades, including an Oscar nomination, while Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel's Indo-Pak partition saga 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha' had an upper hand in the box office race. Pic/Santa Banta
  • 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' vs 'Son Of Sardaar': November 13, 2012
    2012 saw box office face-off between Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' and Ajay Devgn's 'Son of Sardaar'. Devgn, at that time, had dragged Yash Raj Films to court for allegedly misusing its dominance to deny enough single screen theatres to 'Son of Sardaar'- the film had released on nearly 500 screens less than 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'. 'Son of Sardaar' lost out to 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' in terms of box office collections too
  • 'Action Replayy' vs 'Golmaal 3': November 5, 2010
    Although the former had big stars like Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai, it was Rohit Shetty's comic caper that won this battle hands down
  • 'All The Best' vs 'Blue' vs 'Main Aur Mrs Khanna': October 16, 2009
    Rohit Shetty again won the three-way battle, with his brainless comedy. Blue, then the costliest Bollywood film to be made, sank without a trace while Main Aur Mrs Khanna had no chance since it had more of Sohail Khan and less of Salman
  • 'Mission Kashmir' vs 'Mohabbatein': October 27, 2000
    In comparison to DDLJ, this Aditya Chopra-flick was a dampener. Even so, the high-octane SRK-Amitabh clash helped the film do exceedingly well. In contrast, Vidhu Vinod Chopra's terror tale had nothing new to offer, and even Hrithik Roshan could not salvage the film
  • 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' vs 'Bade Miya Chote Miya': October 16, 1998
    Karan Johar announced himself during this Diwali with a mish-mash of love, friendship, sacrifice, which won over the audiences with ease. The other release, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda, did average business, but there were no two ways as to who won this encounter
  • 'Lamhe' vs 'Phool Aur Kaante': November 4, 1991
    Prior to the D-day, opinions were almost unanimous, that Yash Chopra's film would sweep away Ajay Devgn's debut flick. As history has it, what transpired was quite the contrary. Devgn's action flick mesmerised the viewers while Chopra's mature love story did not find favour with cinegoers
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With Shah Rukh Khan's 'Raees' and Hrithik Roshan's 'Kaabil' clashing at the box office, we list down some of the most talked about box office battles in Bollywood...

First Published: 27 January, 2017 10:10 IST