Bollywood films that released on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti 

Gandhi Jayanti is without a doubt a special day for every Indian. It is when we celebrate the life of the father of our nation – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. While Gandhi is one of the biggest reasons that we call ourselves an independent country today, his teaching and takes on life is something that everyone follows not only in India but the world. Over the years, several Bollywood films have released on this auspicious day and have gone on to do pretty well at the box-office. So, we decided to take a trip down the memory lane and look back to some of the recent releases.

1. War (2019)
Director: Sidharth Anand 
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor
Box-office collection: Rs. 292 crore 

This was your typical all-out action entertainer that Bollywood fans would ideally call paisa vasool. Hrithik and Tiger are at their best as they flaunt their moves and perform incredible stunts with ease. Vaani too manages to make an impact despite lesser screen time. 

2. Bang Bang (2014) 
Director: Sidharth Anand 
Cast: Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif 
Box-office collection: Rs. 141 crore

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Bang Bang was a film based on the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day, which was a big hit worldwide. The film featured two complete strangers who happen to cross each other’s path and set off on an epic journey. 

3. Singh is Bliing 
Director: Ashvini Yardi 
Cast: Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson 
Box-office collection: Rs. 71 crore

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Singh Is Bliing was a remake of the Korean movie, My Wife is a Gangster 3. The film had a great opening but overall the film’s box – office collections were termed as average by trade analysts at the time. 

4. Besharam
Director: Abhinav Singh Kashyap 
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor 
Box-office collection: Rs. 56 crore

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Besharam was probably Ranbir Kapoor’s riskiest project and even though it might not have worked as well as expected, it showed the actor certainly isn’t one to limit himself to conventional methods. The film also featured Ranbir sharing the screen with his parents – late Rishi Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor for the very first time. 

5. Haider 
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj 
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu and KK Menon
Box-office collection: Rs. 49 crore

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Haider was Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Basharat Peer’s memoir Curfewed Night. Acting, story, screenplay, music… Haider was a film that got everything spot on. 

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