Blast from the Past: Boxoffice Report of Hum, Sanam Bewafa and Baaghi

  1. Baba 11 years ago

    I was a kid then but i know the craze that hum generated. it was a huge hit and i just loved amitabh in it.right from his intro scene with that BGM. i had heard that jooma chooma song used to be played twice in theatres becuase of public request!

    Thanedaar is also among my fav films from that era. one of sanjay dutt best performances

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      Hum was my first movie in theater by myself. There was a huge roar and lots of whistles for Amitabh’s entry scene as well as the scene you posted. There were a lot of college students even though it was a Sunday matinee show and they were tearing papers and throwing in air during Jumma Chumma song and making so much noise.

      Watched Thanedaar on Video back then. Did not like it and don’t remember liking Sanjay Dutt either. Only remember that he was so bad at dancing in that Tamma Tamma song.

  2. Baba 11 years ago

    another fav scene (when crowd gathers).. the song is cheesy for the situation ofc 😉

  3. rajesh 11 years ago

    Thanedar was mainly in news for striking resemblesof its song ‘tamma tamma loge tamma’ with Hum’s ‘chumma chumma’.

  4. yakuza 11 years ago

    I have very fond memories of HUM. Its audio was out in 1990 first half itself and movie was suppose to release in same year, but due to Babri Masjid and reservation episodes, it got extremely delayed .. to extent that Jumma-Chumma song almost lost its charm when movie was released in Feb, 1991 .. but still audience was breathlessly awaiting it.

    HUM was very costly movie. I remember the trade war after its release. It did unparalleled business in initial weeks, but slowed down after that. Trade was divided means everything was not perfect.

    This is the magazine where very interesting trade war was published about its business. ..

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      sputnik 11 years ago

      Yes Hum opened very well initially but later on it did not do that well. In my place I think it ran for 50 days in regular shows where hit movies usually ran for 100 days or more and it ran in morning shows after that. This was very surprising as the response was so good in the theater and I had liked the movie too back then.

  5. yakuza 11 years ago

    In our cinema in Haryana HUM was screened after 2 months of release and ran for 4 weeks and did excellent business. I am giving you some rough stats of few important movies released in our cinema around that time ..

    Akayla – 2 weeks
    Hum – 4 weeks
    Baazigar – 3 weeks
    Khuda Gawah – 3 weeks
    Saajan – 4 weeks
    Saudagar – 3 weeks
    Phool Aur Kaante – 3 weeks
    Narsimha – 3 weeks
    Love – 1 week
    Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar – 2 weeks
    Dilwale – 3 weeks
    Darr – 2 weeks
    Khalnayak – 3 weeks

    However success of movie was not directly proportionate to number of weeks run. It was depends on many factors including print cost, minimum guarantee, flow of new releases and of course on top of that occupancy. Post HAHK, there was big difference. Suddenly even ordinary movies started running for many weeks, for example

    HAHK – 28 weeks
    DDLJ – 16 weeks
    Rangeela (Not in our cinema) : 12 weeks
    Barsaat : 16 weeks
    Dillagi : 5 weeks
    Karan Arjun (Not in our cinema) : 12 weeks
    Main Khiladi Tu Anari – 5 weeks

    But this trend started settling down again around late 90’s .. and prime reason was Single screen owners were not investing money to upgrade cinema .. and infrastructure and crowd was not suitable for families and class audience. It was almost draught period between 1997-2009 for small city single screens. Its only post Ghajini and Wanted, arrival of masala cinema once again bring back audiences to SS .. though we shut down our cinema in 2005, last release was Deewane Hue Paagal.

  6. ank_16n 11 years ago

    i don’t know about 1990 as i m not 50 year old….who might have seen all that

    but HUM was very good movie IMO and i liked it very much…

    i saw HUM maybe in 2000-2002(while i was still very-very young)…..
    and can can u their was still huge craze for Amitabh bachchan Entry scene and Chuma chuma song…!!

    In fact so much was the power of man that GOVINDA and RAJNIKANT were playing sidekicks to him..!

  7. ank_16n 11 years ago

    while i have still not seen Pathar ke phool…..

    I have seen Pathar ke insaan ,Thanedaar and Yodha…!!

    and as for Sanam bewafa i have seen it but not full movie as far as i remember i have not seen the last 20-25 min of Sanam bewafa…!!! 🙂

  8. yakuza 11 years ago

    This is scan of 1988 Mumbai box-office report of Tezaab, QSQT, Shahenshah and few more movies .. While was Tezaab cost around 50 Lakhs for Mumbai distributors, QSQT was 25 Lakhs and Shahenshah was 85 Lakhs .. In return Shahenshah crossed 1 Crore mark there .. Tezaab was expected to comfortably cross the investment as it was just 4 weeks old movie, QSQT fetched 53 Lakhs share.

  9. yakuza 11 years ago

    Correct the image please …

  10. rajiv bhatia 11 years ago

    Superstar of the millennium , my foot, he has no grace whatsoever, has worked in movies like rgv ki aag, boom and countless other deplorable movies, has never stepped up in issues of major concern to society, dilip kumar or raj kapoor can be considered as superstar of millennium, if at all, I think akshay kumar and tushar kapoor are better than amitabh bachchan.

  11. rajiv bhatia 11 years ago

    amitab bachchan is the super selfish person of the millenium, also a hypocrite to boot

  12. yakuza 10 years ago

    Amitabh Bachchan makes spectacular come-back with Shahenshah (15 March 1988)

  13. Bored 10 years ago

    Q – Whats the difference between Amitabh’s Shahenshah/Agneepath, SRK’s Ra.One and Salman’s Jai Ho?
    A – Not much, over-hype, good openings n eventual losses for sub-distributors.

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