From a lover boy in Maine Pyaar Kiya to being the Dabangg Khan, Salman Khan movies are ruling the hearts of Indians since last 3 decades. Well, the name Salman Khan is enough to shatter all the box-office records in Bollywood. Popularly known as bhaijaan, Salman Khan movies which are full of action, drama, songs, and love have become everyone’s favorite. While films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and Hum Saath Saath Hain are among those popular family drama movies that will definitely fill your soul.
Talk about his epic dialogue delivery or his shirtless acts; Salman is ruling the heart of millions of fans for over 30 years for his Dabangg attitude. Further, his classic movies such as Andaz Apna Apna, Hello Brother, Tere Naam is inspiring all the 90’s kids. While Salman Khan movies songs are always among the hit song list of the year.
While he is criticized for making senseless movies, no can deny that he is one of the Bollywood’s biggest entertainers. Further, he is also an inspiration for everyone as he knows how to come out as a winner after facing failures.
Meanwhile, let’s check out those Salman Khan movies which are highly-rated by the audience as well has done good business at the box-office:
1. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi( 2004)
IMDb rating: 6.9/10
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi movie has everything which a successful movie must have which is perfect star cast such as Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Priyanka Chopra. Directed by David Dhawan, the most interesting thing about the movie is Salman Khan himself, who has a superb comic timing. Further, the chemistry between Salman and Priyanka was too liked by the audience. While the movie so far has earned around ₹565 million at the box-office. Meanwhile, check out the evergreen song here:
2. Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
IMDb rating: 6.1/10
Tiger Zinda Hai, the popular Indian action movie and the sequel to the 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger is one of the most expensive movies of Salman as well as of Bollywood. The movie which is based on the 2014 abduction of Indian nurses by ISIL, has collected a whopping ₹600 crore at the box-office. Further, critics too appreciated Salman for his roaring confidence in the movie.
3. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (2005)
IMDb rating: 7.5/10
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam starring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and Ajay Devgn is easily one of the biggest Bollywood hits of 1999. Well, the romantic drama directed by veteran Sanjay Leela Bhansali has earned around ₹513.85 million at the box-office. Also, it was the 3rd highest grossing movies of the year. How can we forget the lovely song Chand Chupa Badal Mein from the movie.
4. Sultan (2016)
IMDB rating: 7.1/10
Sultan was the first movie of Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in which Salman was playing the role of a wrestler. Moreover, Salman’s Haryanvi accent and chiselled body was so much liked by the audience that the movie went on to earn ₹623.3 crore at the box-office. Further, Salman also earned the nomination for Best Actor in various award functions.
5. Tere Naam (2003)
IMDb rating: 7.1/10
To those who think that Salman can’t really act, must watch Tere Naam. Indeed, Salman performance in the movie was appreciated the critics. Well, Salman and debutant Bhumika Chawla pair got comparisons with actress Bhagyashree in Maine Pyaar Kiya. Directed by Satish Kaushik, the movie collected around ₹24.54 crore at the box-office.
6. Maine Pyar Kiya
IMDb rating: 7.4/10
Maine Pyar Kiya marked the beginning of Salman Khan, who is one of the biggest superstars of the country. Well, the movie directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya went on to earn ₹28 crore at the box-office equivalent to ₹481 crore in 2018. Also, this is the highest-grossing movie of a debut actor in Bollywood. Songs like Aaya Mausam Dosti Ka became the most popular song of the decade.
7. Wanted (2009)
IMDb rating: 6.6/10
How can we forget the epic dialogue “Ek baar jo maine commitment kardi, uske baad toh main khud ki bhi nahi sunta”? Well, the dialogue had become so popular among the fans that the movie was a blockbuster hit. Directed by Prabhu Deva, Wanted to shatter all the box-office records to earn 127 crores at the box-office. Meanwhile, critics too considered Wanted among the best action flick of Bollywood.
8. Dabangg (2010)
IMDb rating: 6.3/10
Dabangg marked the beginning of Salman’s rule at the box-office. Playing the role of a corrupt cop, Salman’s dance steps, his sunglasses, along with the dialogues of the movie became too popular among the fans. Directed by Abhinav Kashyap, the movie had earned around ₹2.15 billion at the box-office. Check out the popular song Munni Badnam Hui:
9. Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)
IMDb rating: 7.6/10
Salman Khan movies have always broken a box-office record since the early 90s. Well, Hum Aaapke Hain Koun featuring Salman and Madhuri Dixit is one of the classic movies which has changed film business forever in India. Further, it is said that Hum Aapke Hain Koun is the first Bollywood film to gross over ₹1 billion at the box-office. Moreover, songs such as Didi Tera Devar Deewana is still popular among the fans.
10. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
IMDb rating: 8/10
Salman’s performance in the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan had shut down the mouth of all the critics. Playing the role of a Hindu deity Hanuman, Salman Khan won the heart of his fans. Meanwhile, the movie directed by Kabir Khan has so far earned around ₹905 crores at the box-office. Interestingly, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the 3rd highest grossing Indian film.
In today’s era, when the whole world is waiting to watch Salman Khan movies. Very few know that there was a time in his life when his movies couldn’t even see the light of the day. Here, we would like to share a list of Salman Khan movies that could never release:
1. Ran Kshetra
We bet that you had never heard this movie name ever. After Salman and Bhagyashree had ruled our hearts with Maine Pyaar Kiya, they were coming back with another project ‘Ran Kshetra’. However, the movie could never go on the floors when Bhagyashree decided to get married
2. Aye Mere Dost
The movie had started with a song recording, but unfortunately, nothing happened after that. Further, the movie featured, Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Divya Bharti, and Karishma Kapoor. Interestingly, the movie was used for another Salman Khan movie named ‘Majhdhar’ in 1996.
Salman had gone through a phase when his movies were not performing as per the expectations and even the film ‘Buland’ couldn’t release after half of the movie was complete. According to reports, the movie featured Somy Ali, whom Salman was dating at that time.
4. Raju Raja Ram
Everyone knows the friendship between Salman, Govinda, and David Dhawan. Well, there was a time when David Dhawan had decided to collaborate with Salman, Govinda, and Jackie Shroff. However, David could never start the project due to financial crunch.
You might have danced to this popular song Hindustani from the movie Dus in 1999. Further, the movie with a powerful cast of Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, and Salman would have been the biggest blockbusters. Unfortunately, the film could never release after director Mukul S. Anand’s sudden death.
However, Salman was recently heavily criticized after his movie Race 3 turned out to be a flop at the box-office. Further, the movie directed by Remo D’Souza was such a big failure that fans had even started to trend #WEDONTWANTDABANGG3 on Twitter. With the hashtag, everyone warned Khan to stop taking his fans for granted and even requested him to not sign movies like Race 3.
Meanwhile, the good news over here is that Salman is now considering to re-think his strategies of signing films and is coming up with top-class movies such as Bharat, Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior, and Kick 2.
Now, we are waiting to see if Salman Khan upcoming movies can do the same magic as his previous movies. Further, whatever the reason is, we must not forget that he is the Sultan of Bollywood.