So, um, a belated Happy Diwali! A pretty good year to see two solid releases in 2017 with Secret Superstar and Golmaal Again during Diwali.
Both films hit a pretty solid run of critical reviews and audiences lapping them up in the theaters. But that begs the question — how did the Diwali release do this year versus previous years?
To find out, we ran some numbers… and some history at SahiNahi
The first chart below shows — that the quality of films released during Diwali is actually improving over the past 10 years. Surprisingly, Secret Superstar is the best reviewed (based on Sahi Score) on the chart. Lowest? Unsurprisingly, the long forgotten Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna. And this includes the poorest film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s career, Saawariya which is now, yeah 10 years old!
Let’s dig a little deeper — which were the highest grossing films? (Not adjusted for inflation) — the char below reveals that it is Krrish 3! Now, bare in mind, Golmaal Again is only in week 2 and if it continues its incredible run, this might change, but we’ve seen a steady decline in these grosses since 2013.
Tell us your Diwali favorites in the comments below!