Birthday Special: Karan Johar's top 10 movies
Karan Johar makes films larger than life. His films are highly anticipated one than any others as he has got his own signature style. Huge set, exotic locales, designer costumes, high-profile stars and above all interesting scripts are those points which makes Karan stands out from the other. Karan’s movies speak friendship, love which leaves an impression in one’s mind. He is a love guru but still at the age of 40, he carries the tag of most eligible bachelor.
Karan Johar, son of Hiroo Johar and Yash Johar has brought pride to the production house Dharma Productions started by his father. Karan has set a benchmark through hard work and dedication. Touchy dialogues, ear-soothing songs, glitz and glamour are the trademarks of his movies. On his 40th birthday, we bring to you 10 top movies of the ace filmmaker of India. Karan’s movies not only caters Indian audience but it also attracts overseas audiences.
1 Kuch Kuch Hota Hain
Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee starrer ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ is one of the highest grosser of Bollywood. The film has earned huge accolades from audiences and critics. The songs became chartbusters. KKHH bagged uncountable awards. The film won seventeen Filmfare awards for different categories.
2 Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan starrer ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ is a star packed movie. Along with the script, the songs of the movie also spelled magic. The film was a massive success at the box office and and it won huge accolades. The movie speaks larger than life. It won 15 filmfare awards, 1 screen awards, 5 international award, 8 IIFA awards and 2 Zee cine awards.
‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ starring Preity Zinta, Shahrukh Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan has been shot aboard and it was a huge craze among the NRIs. Directed by Nikhil Advani, the film won eight filmfare awards and two national awards. Shahrukh, Preity and Saif’s chemistry was highly appreciated. The film made a profit of 77.95 crore at the box-office.
4 Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna
Shahrukh, Preity, Rani, Amitabh and Abhishek starrer ‘Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna’ was a huge success overseas. Karan lifts the relationship people share abroad and his effort was highly praised. The film was a huge international success specially in the United States. KANK became the highest grosser Indian film of all time in the overseas, beating Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gham’s five-year-old record making worldwide total of 113 crores.
5 Wake Up Sid
‘Wake Up Sid’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkana Sen is a simple film, lack of style and statement. The plot was simple but engrossing. The film won critical acclamation and was commercially successful. Ranbir Kapoor won filmfare awards for his performance in this film. The music of the film was a chartbuster. The film won three filmfare awards.
6 I Hate Luv Storys
Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘ I Hate Luv Storys’ was another touching love story from Dharma Productions. The two charming young stars’ chemistry was highly appreciated. The music of the movie created a chartbuster. The film made a profit of 43.68 crore.
Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and John Abraham starrer ‘Dostana’ has a unique plot having gay angle. Dostana is a romantic comedy film directed by Tarun Mansukhani. The film became the eighth highest grosser at the Indian box-office in 2008. The music of the film equally left an imprint. It made a box office record of 86.19 cr. The film won 3 filmfare awards.
8 My Name Is Khan
‘My Name Is Khan’ starring Kajol and Shahrukh Khan attracts the overseas audience more than the Indian audience. The film broke many box-office records. My Name is Khan rules the overseas market. The film was the highest-grossing Bollywood film overseas at the time. Made on a budget of 38 crore, the film made a profit of 200 crore. The film won three filmfare awards.
Karan Johar paid tribute to his father Yash Johar by remaking his father’s yesteryears blockbuster ‘Agneepath’. The film was critically acclaimed. The movie starring Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra emerged as one of the highest grosser of all time in Bollywood. The performances of all the stars are highly appreciated.
10 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
EMAET is a rom-com movie starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Made on a budget of 36 crore, the film earned a domestic total of Rs 40.41 crore. The film was a moderate success but both Imran and Kareena’s chemistry and performance was appreciated.
Today is Karan’s 40th birthday and we wish him all the success and hope Karan continues to entertain us with his larger than life movies in the days to come.