In the year 2014 B-Town already had lots of releases but, few of them got a good box office collection and audience appreciation.
Yaariyan ( Released on January 10)
The film directed by débutante director Divya Kumar Khosla saw a bunch of fresh faces onscreen after a long time. `Yaariyan` starred newcomer Himansh Kohli and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles. The romantic young drama was made in a tight budget of Rs 11 crore and managed to mint a whopping Rs 40 crore at the box office.
Jai Ho (Released on January 24)
The much-awaited release of the year `Jai Ho` starring the biggest star of Hindi cinema Salman Khan managed to create enough stir before its release but fell short of the expectations it had generated. Starring newcomer Daisy Shah opposite Salman, the film was helmed by younger brother Sohail Khan and co-produced by Sunil Lulla. However, despite being a semi-hit, the film did manage to recover its cost of production.
Hasee Toh Phasee ( Released on February 7)
The romantic comedy-drama directed by Vinil Mathew and produced by Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap starred Parineeti Chopra and `SOTY` actor Sidharth Malhotra in the lead. The film stood out for Parineeti`s perfect comic timing and quirky representation of her `scientist` character.
Gunday (Released on February 14)
This action-crime thriller having the city of Kolkata as its backdrop was received well across India. Ali Abbas Zafar had written and directed this action packed script starring the macho Ranveer Singh and oh-so hot Arjun Kapoor opposite Priyanka Chopra in an interesting pairing.
Highway (Released on February 21)
Imtiaz Ali`s one more cinematic treat for the audience—`Highway` saw newbie Alia Bhatt in a never-seen before avatar—this time actually proving to her critics that she `can` act. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, `Highway` was appreciated by the masses as well as the classed alike.
Shaadi Ke Side Effects (Released On 28 Feb)
Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a 2014 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed by Saket Chaudhary and starring Farhan Akhtar alongside Vidya Balan in lead roles. It was released on 28 February 2014. The film is produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Pritish Nandy Communications. The film is about a young couple who experience many comic events after their marriage. The film opened to Mixed reviews for its stretched script. The Budget of the movie was 38 crores and it made over 70 crores.
Queen (Released on March 7)
Director Vikas Bahl`s `Queen` indeed proved to be Kangana Ranaut`s best works so far. This new coming-of-age drama not only clicked with the younger generation instantly, it even made the parents sit and take note of this new `honeymoon-before-marriage` concept followed by the bride (Kangana) in the film.
Ragini MMS 2 (Released on March 21)
This new horrex (Horror plus sex) thriller directed by Bhushan Patel starring adult star-turned- Bollywood actress Sunny Leone saw many jaw dropping moments leaving the audiences asking for more. The `Baby Doll` song became sensational the day it hit YouTube with record breaking clicks for Sunny. Produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under Balaji Motion Pictures and ALT Entertainment.
Main Tera Hero (Released on 4 April)
Main Tera Hero is an action comedy film, directed by David Dhawan and produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor for Balaji Motion Pictures. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz, and Nargis Fakhri in the lead roles. Principal photography for the movie began on 30 May 2013, filming started on 5 July 2013 and was completed by 15 October. The film released on 4 April 2014 to mixed reviews from critics. It is a remake of the 2011 Telugu film Kandireega. The film made with a budget of 38 crores and collects over 77 crores in theatre collection.
2 States (Released on 18 April)
2 States is a 2014 romantic comedy film directed by Abhishek Verman based on the 2009 novel of the same name written byChetan Bhagat. It is produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala . The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. The film released on April 18, 2014 and earned mixed reviews from critics and has been received exceptionally well by audiences. It made with 36 crores and collects over 137 crores in box office.