When we hear the word Bollywood or Hindi films, the first thing that comes to our mind is star, superstar or megastar. These stars, superstars are called so as they are the crowd puller, they bring the audience to the theatre. We generally hear the big opening collection for any film associated with big stars like Salman, Shahrukh or Aamir. These stars became a brand over the years which helps their movies to the great business. But there is one director who became the biggest brand in Hindi film Industry during his long journey of more than 15 years in Bollywood. He is the man who created such a memorable cinema. Every film he did content stands out beyond any star. Well, we are talking about the best director of the Hindi Film Industry Mr Raju Hirani.
Sanjay Dutt was going through his low phase when he signed Raju Hirani’ first film Munna Bhai MBBS. He had twelve flops in a row. Munna Bhai was the biggest hit of 2003. The movie worked because of its content not because of any star. Raju Hirani won every award available in the country including the National award.
After three years Raju Hirani came back with Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The movie was a historical success. It is still counted as one of the best films to date. The movie was the biggest hit of 2006. Everyone was in the owe of the movie. For Lage Raho Munna Bhai, again he won almost every award including the National award. Sanjay Dutt is still known as Munna Bhai. The movie overshadows all the successful character he played in the past.
Again after three years, he came back with 3 Idiots starring Aamir Khan. 3 Idiots definitely had the big star. But the kind of appreciation the movie got was unbelievable. The movie theme ” chase excellence success will follow” force every parent and every teacher to request their children and students to watch 3 Idiots at least once. This movie was probably the first movie which was promoted by teachers and parents who wants their students and children only to study. Well, the movie had big star Aamir Khan but the content was so strong that movie did double business as compare to Aamir Khan last year biggest hit Ghajini. The movie was the biggest hit of all time and the first movie to cross 200 crores in India. Again he won every award including the film fare award.
For his next movie PK, he took a long gap of five years as the topic of the movie was very sensitive. Before PK one movie ” Oh My God” with the same concept released. PK shooting started before Oh My God but movie released after six months. It somewhere lost its novelty and audience compared the movie with Oh My God. But still, the movie was the biggest hit of all time and the first movie to cross 300 crores at the domestic market.
After four years gap, he came back with Sanjay Dutt Biopic. The movie got the tremendous response from the audience. It broke all the previous opening records created by big star movies. Sanju collected 116 crores in just three days. The movie sustaining really well and could be the first Hindi movie to cross 400 crores marks at Indian Box office. The movie will easily cross Race 3 total collection in its first week which has the biggest star of the country.
Whenever this man comes his movie became the biggest hit of that year irrespective of any star. His last two releases 3 Idiots and PK were the biggest hit of all time. He is undoubtedly the biggest brand in Hindi cinema as his content beats the collection of all the big stars movie easily. The audience believes that if it is a Raju Hirani Film it must be good. That kind of brand he created with his name which can not be defeated by any superstar.