[tps_footer]A clash between films at the Box Office is the most common occurrence in the Bollywood. With less of Fridays and more of films, everyone is scrambling for space and positioning that will promise maximum gains. But often they just eat into each other’s profits. With Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardar bringing out the ugly spat in the open, there have been many instances when big films released on the same day. Here are some of the biggest box-office clashes in the history of Indian cinema
Om Shanti Om VS Saawariya
This clash ruined Sanjay Leela Bhansali and scarred his track record. Many would say it was foolish on his part to release Saawariya along with Shahrukh Khan and Farah Khan entertainer Om Shanti Om. But Bhansali went ahead and burnt his hands. It was Ranbir Kapoor’s debut which we are sure he doesn’t want to talk much about.
Lagaan VS Gadar
This was one clash which everyone wanted to avert. Two of the biggest films in the history of Indian Cinema were all set to fight it out at the box-office and interestingly, both succeeded. Aamir took on Sunny again with his cricket story Lagaan while Sunny zoomed into everyone’s heart with a hand pump in his hands.
Raja Hindustani VS Ghatak
You have a Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapur pitted against Sunny Deol on the same day. Resultant? Both Raja Hindustani and Ghatak started well with romance afficianados banking for Aamir and Karisma and action lovers siding with Sunny Deol. However, as the week proceeded, Aamir-Karisma’s sizzling kiss stole the show from Deol.
Sholay VS Jai Santoshi Mata
Sholay is one of those films that people can watch again and again without feeling bored. It is Indian Cinema’s biggest asset. From every move to every dialogue, Indians remember every bit of that film. When such a huge film battles it out with Devi Mata at the box-office, it is obvious for both to co-exist. Sholay released with Jai Santoshi Mata, which meant varied platter for the audience and the rest as they say is history.
Silsila VS Arth
Silsila was a revealation. In those days, gossip columns were abuzz about Amitabh Bachchan’s alleged liaisons with Rekha while married to Jaya Bachchan. Yash Chopra managed to get them together in a film and made history. On the same day, Mahesh Bhatt too released his extra marital saga Arth with some of the beautiful songs ever heard in it. While Silsila just managed, Arth impressed everyone.
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