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Rishi Kapoor's first film Bobby was a 500-crore grosser at the average ticket rate of 2018

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Rishi Kapoor is among the ten actors in the Hindi film industry to have given 25 HITS as male lead in the 100 year history of Hindi cinema. The other nine being Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. This is not counting the HITS given as character artistes which will add to the numbers. These actors are the biggest that the Hindi film industry has ever seen.

The biggest BLOCKBUSTER of Rishi Kapoor is BOBBY (1973) which was also his first film as main lead. The film will have business of 500 crore nett plus based on its footfalls at the average ticket rate of 2018. The film was a huge craze celebrating around 30 silver jubilees across the country. In Mumbai it went silver at Metro and Broadway while in Delhi it hit 25 weeks at Regal and Moti. The film actually had a late release in Delhi as the initial release came in Mumbai and East Punjab circuits and both circuits saw record breaking initial. The East Punjab centres of Haryana like Gurgaon and Rohtak saw groups of youths coming from Delhi (where the film was yet to be released) to watch the film only to struggle for tickets. But the East Punjab exhibitors were famous for allowing the theatres to go over capacity by putting seats up on the sides and aisles which meant some of the Delhi crowd was able to watch.

Many of the Rishi Kapoor blockbusters are musicals and this is where the actor scored heavily. A sign of a popular actor in India is the comfortabilty in songs and Rishi Kapoor excelled here. The songs are the toughest part in Hindi cinema because it is very easy to look out of place and very few have managed to succeed here and this is proven by the fact that every generation has so few genuinely popular actors. Actually in India its the ability to perform in songs that separates the greats with the others. Its one of the reasons that in the 100 year history of Hindi cinema that many actors have been called great by the media but the audience never put them on the same pedestal and this will continue in the future also as the audience demands the near perfect hero. All the actors in the 25 plus HIT group above were supremely comfortable in songs whether they could dance or not;

The list of Rishi Kapoor films which will have a value of 200 crore nett or today is below. All the films listed below will have a classification of SUPER HIT or higher. The numbers are apprx and grouped as the films have not been entered into the database to get the exact number.

500 crore plus
1. Bobby (1973)

400 crore plus
2. Coolie (1983)
3. Naseeb (1981)

300 crore plus
4. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
5. Laila Majnu (1976)

250 crore plus
7. Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977)
8. Prem Rog (1982)
9. Kabhi Kabhie (1976)
10. Sargam (1979)
11. Nagina (1986)

200 crore plus
12. Kaatilon Ke Kaatil (1981)
13. Henna (1991)
14. Chandni (1989)

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