From Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 to Ponniyin Selvan 1: Indian films that were part of 1 billion+ club in 2022

Many films produced in 2022 smashed several long-standing box office records


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Published: Tue 20 Dec 2022, 6:16 PM

Last updated: Tue 20 Dec 2022, 10:38 PM

After the Covid-19 pandemic adversely affected the Indian cinema industry to its knees, it returned with a fury in 2022, with blockbuster films such as RRR, K.G.F: Chapter 2, and Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva. The hit-and-flop cycle continued, though films produced in 2022 smashed several long-standing box office records.

Check out the list of Indian films which were a part of the 1 billion plus club this year.

1. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Helmed by Anees Bazmee, the film was a horror comedy and starred Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, and Tabu in the lead roles and was one of the biggest hits of the year 2022. The film collected over Rs2.6 billion in one month.

2. Brahmastra: Part 1- Shiva

The sci-fi action film was one of the most anticipated films of 2022 which starred Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, and Mouni Roy in the lead roles. Helmed by Ayan Mukerji, the film collected Rs2.25 billion gross worldwide in its opening week.

3. Drishyam 2

Actor Ajay Devgn's mystery thriller film Drishyam 2 is another blockbuster hit of the year 2022. As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has minted Rs2.98 billion so far after its release earlier this year and is successfully running in the theatres.

4. Gangubai Kathiawadi

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama film which starred Alia Bhatt in the lead role gathered massive responses from the audience and collected approx. Rs1.25 billion at the box office.

5. The Kashmir Files

Helmed by Vivek Agnihotri The Kashmir Files was among the most successful films of 2022 and starred Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakroborty, and Darshan Kumaar in the lead role. The Kashmir Files collected over Rs2 billion at the box office.

6. RRR

Directed by SS Rajamouli the period Pan India film was one of the biggest hits of 2022 which starred actors Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn in prominent roles and according to Taran Adarsh, the film grossed Rs11 billion worldwide.

7. KGF 2

The Kannada blockbuster hit film was a massive hit, which starred south actor Yash, and Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles and minted Rs12 billion worldwide (gross).

8. Vikram

South actors Kamal Hassan and Vijay Sethupathi's action thriller grossed approximately Rs3 billion at the box office worldwide.

9. Kantara

Written and directed by Rishab Shetty, Kantara was another blockbuster hit film of 2022 which minted Rs4 billion at the box office worldwide, as per Taran Adarsh.

10. Ponniyin Selvan 1

Director Mani Ratnam's magnum opus film starred south actors Vikram, Trisha Krishnan Karthik Sivakumar, Jayam Ravi, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles. The film was released in Hindi,Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam and is currently streaming on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.

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