2022 hasn’t been a great year for Bollywood till now as many films have failed to make a mark at the box office. Yash Raj Films is one of the biggest production houses in Bollywood and unfortunately, post the pandemic, they have given back-to-back four flops. It started with Bunty Aur Babli 2 which had released in November last year. The Rani Mukerji-Saif Ali Khan starrer collected Rs. 12.50 crore at the box office. In May this year, Ranveer Singh starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar was released, and even that film didn’t do well at the ticket window and collected Rs. 15.59 crore.
While Bunty Aur Babli 2 and Jayeshbhai Jordaar were mid-budget films, all eyes were on YRF’s biggies Samrat Prithviraj and Shamshera. The Akshay Kumar starrer collected Rs. 68.05 crore and it was a disaster.
Ranbir Kapoor starrer Shamshera was released last week and till now it has collected Rs. 37.05 crore. So, even this film is a disaster.
Now, YRF has Shah Rukh Khan‘s Pathaan, Salman Khan‘s Tiger 3, and Vicky Kaushal- Manushi Chhillar starrer The Great Indian Family. Vicky and Manushi starrer is not yet officially announced, and now, according to a report in Box Office Worldwide, YRF has decided to postpone the film, and only concentrate on biggies like Pathaan and Tiger 3.
Pathaan will mark Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback after a gap of four years, and the Tiger franchise has been doing very well at the box office, so expectations from Tiger 3 are also quite high. Pathaan, which also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, is slated to release on 25th January 2023, and Tiger 3 will hit the big screens on Eid 2023.
It will surely be interesting to see whether Pathaan and Tiger 3 will give YRF the much-needed hit at the box office.