Boycott Bollywood: Laal Singh Chaddha, Vikram Vedha Hit By Anti-Bollywood

A storm hits the
Bollywood citadel

The #BoycottBollywood trend hit the Hindi film industry like a bolt out of the blue leading to big-budget movies like Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Vikram Vedha and more getting affected

Laal Singh Chaddha 

Footage: Instagram

Aamir Khan’s much-awaited Forrest Gump remake upset netizens because of alleged inappropriate depictions including that of the Indian Armed Forces 

Laal Singh Chaddha
Budget, Box Office
Earnings

Footage: Instagram

The Aamir Khan film could not weather the Boycott Bollywood storm at the box office and ended up becoming a big dud
- Budget: Rs 180 crore approx.
- Domestic box office: Rs 72.5 cr
- Worldwide box office: Rs 133.5 cr
Source: Sacnilk

Vikram Vedha 

The Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan-starrer crime thriller faced cinephiles’ wrath due to the nepotism debate. Netizens also called it out for being a Hindi remake of the Tamil film by the same name

Vikram Vedha Budget,
Box Office Earnings

Vikram Vedha was badgered at the box office due to the Boycott Bollywood storm
- Budget: Rs 150 crore approx.
- Domestic box office: Rs 78.9 cr
- Worldwide box office: Rs 135.44 cr
Source: Sacnilk

Brahmastra:
Part One- Shiva

The Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer film faced boycott calls due to the female lead Alia’s comments on people’s anger against Bollywood

What exactly did Alia Bhatt say? 

Alia Bhatt said, “I can’t keep defending myself verbally. And if you don’t like me, don’t watch me. That’s it. I can’t do anything about it.”

Brahmastra Budget, Box
Office Earnings

Brahmastra: Part One- Shiva managed to survive the boycott clarion call against Bollywood and made decent numbers at the box office
- Budget: Rs 350 crore approx
- Domestic box office: Rs 269.4 cr
- Worldwide box office: Rs 431 cr
Source: Sacnilk

Raksha Bandhan

The Akshay Kumar film faced a boycott after netizens dug out its writer Kanika Dhillon’s old tweets. Another issue people had with this movie was that it focused on the issue of dowry

Raksha Bandhan Budget,
Box Office Earnings

This film could not tide over the boycott storm and failed miserably in making an impact at the box office
- Budget: Rs 70 crore approx.
- Domestic box office: Rs 48.63 cr
- Worldwide box office: Rs 68.38 cr
Source: Sacnilk

Bollywood movies that
did well at the box office 

Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, Kartik Aaryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra and Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam 2 crossed the Rs 100 crore-mark this year

2022: The year of
South Indian movies

Due to the disastrous run that Bollywood had at the box office, South Indian movies went on to become mass hits and blockbusters in 2022

South Indian movies loved
by audiences in 2022

Rishab Shetty’s Kantara, Dulquer Salmaan and Mrunal Thakur-starrer Sita Ramam, SS Rajamouli’s RRR, and Yash-starrer KGF Chapter: 2 were immensely loved by the audiences

Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant's Roka At Temple In Rajasthan

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