There is a very strong connection between Eid and Bollywood, as all movies release on Fridays only and Eid takes place on Fridays as well. As a result, a number of stars like to release their movies on the Muslim auspicious occasion, Eid.
Salman Khan is known as the Eid day holder in the Bollywood. “Wanted” was his first movie to release on Eid and since then, it has become a tradition for him to release his movies only on Eid. Here we have a list of movies released on Eid and became successful on the box office.
From this movie, Salman captured Eid and booked this day for releasing his movies. Wanted was released on September 18, 2009, on Eid festival and became a great hit. Directed by Prabhu Deva, “Wanted” was a crime action thriller. Starring Salman Khan and Ayisha Takiya, the movie made the second highest grossing movie of the year.
Starring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika, Chennai Express was one of the best movies of the year 2013. The immaculate acting of Deepika under the direction of Rohit Shetty took this movie to a new level. Released on August 8, 2013 on Eid, Chennai Express became the highest grossing Bollywood movie not just in India but also other parts of the world.
Ek Tha Tiger
Here again Salman Khan banged the box office with this amazing movie which was one of the biggest hits of 2012. Directed by Kabir Khan, this was the most grossing movie of the year. Released on August 15, 2012 on Eid festival, “Ek Tha Tiger” featuring the Barbie of the Bollywood Kaitrina Kaif was a complete entertainer for the audience.
Dabang is also one of those Salman’s movies that hit the big screen on Eid festival. Produced by Salman’s elder brother Arbaz Khan, it was a blockbuster movie of the year 2010. Sonakshi Sinha made her debut with this movie and praised for her brilliant acting. Dabang was the highest grossing movie of that year and the fourth highest grossing Bollywood movie of all times.
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Released in 2014 during the Eid festival, Kick was another blockbuster by Salman Khan. Salman played the role of devil in this movie but for the good cause. Produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, the movie along with Salman Khan featured Jacqueline Fernandez who simply sparkled the big screen.
Eid is not only a festival of joy but also a day when most blockbusters hit theatres. In the past few years, we have seen a number of most grossing Bollywood movies being released on the sacred occasion.